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Daily Quiz #854

General Knowledge Quiz for 21 May 2011

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1

Which of these was not "(Run a dub dub), Three men in a tub"?

A
Bank Manager
B
Butcher
C
Baker
D
Candelstick Maker
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2

In 1858, why did Paul Broca name 5 skeletons "Cromagnon Man"?

A
They were very large
B
They were large and colourful
C
He named them after his father
D
They were found in the Cromagnon grotto
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3

What name is given to art that depicts inanimate (typically commonplace) objects, either natural (e.g. food, flowers, plants, rocks & shells) or man-made (e.g. drinking glasses, books, vases, jewelry, coins & pipes) in an artificial setting?

A
Landscape
B
Still life
C
Abstract
D
Portrait
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4

What is the name of the skyscraper in Saudi Arabia, one of the world's 5 tallest buildings, that is in Riyadh?

A
Ozymandias
B
The Rubaiyat
C
El Alamein
D
The Kingdom Centre
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5

The Cyclops computer system, conceived by British inventor Bill Carlton, was first used in international competition in 1980 for which sport?

A
Badminton
B
Soccer
C
Tennis
D
Ice Hockey
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6

What was a Roman road from York to Scotland near the Firth of Forth?

A
Stane Street
B
Dere Street
C
The Portway
D
Fosse Way
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7

What is the name of a New Zealand comedy duo composed of Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement who created a radio series for BBC Radio 2 in 2004 and began a television series for HBO in the USA in 2007?

A
Flight of the Conchords
B
Migration of the Godwits
C
Sparrows on the Wing
D
Flock of Seagulls
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