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Daily Quiz #855

General Knowledge Quiz for 22 May 2011

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1

Chief Superintendent Strange, the Divisional Commander for Oxford city, of the Thames Valley Police force, is whose boss?

A
Detective Inspector Wexford
B
Inspector Morse
C
Chief Inspector Dreyfus
D
Superintendent Jack Meadows
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2

What is the name for the study of light and the principles underlying light and vision?

A
Strabismus
B
Braille
C
Optics
D
Myopia
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3

The killing of 58-year-old Robert Krentz and his dog, shot on 27 March 2010 on his ranch roughly 19 miles (31 km) from the Mexican border, led to increased public support for a bill to combat illegal immigration in which US State?

A
Texas
B
New Mexico
C
Arizona
D
California
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4

What bridge across the River Thames in London is 800 feet (244 m) long with two towers each 213 feet (65 m) high built on piers, with a central span of 200 feet (61 m) between the towers split into two equal bascules or leaves, which can be raised to an angle of 83 degrees to allow river traffic to pass?

A
Westminster Bridge
B
Tower Bridge
C
London Bridge
D
Millennium Bridge
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5

In which decade was George Washington born?

A
1650s
B
1670s
C
1750s
D
1730s
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6

Who played eventual winners Atl├ętico Madrid in the final of the 2010 UEFA Europa League soccer competition?

A
Tottenham Hotspur
B
Manchester United
C
Arsenal
D
Fulham
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7

What term is used to describe the layers of smells and aromas perceived in an aged wine?

A
Posy
B
Bouquet
C
Nosegay
D
Buttonhole
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