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Daily Quiz #887

General Knowledge Quiz for 23 June 2011

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1

Where are the Kasubi Tombs, also known as the Ssekabaka's Tombs, the burial grounds for four kings, which were badly damaged by fire on 16 March 2010?

A
El Alamein, Egypt
B
Khartoum, Sudan
C
Kampala, Uganda
D
Baghdad, Iraq
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2

The ratio of the input voltage to the output voltage of a transformer is directly proportional to what?

A
The size of the container that it is in
B
The number of turns in the windings of the input and output coils
C
The humidity at the time
D
Altitude
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3

Which of these men never commanded a ship called "Discovery"?

A
George Vancouver
B
William Baffin
C
James Cook
D
Captain William Bligh
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4

Beth Heiden, Christa Rothenburger and Sheila Young have all been world champions at speed skating and which other sport?

A
Cycling
B
Shooting
C
Gymnastics
D
Netball
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5

Which of these, a landlocked principality, is the smallest German-speaking country in the world?

A
Luxembourg
B
San Marino
C
Andorra
D
Liechtenstein
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6

According to the nursery rhyme, what happened just before the clock struck one?

A
The mouse ran up it
B
It fell off the wall
C
The cow jumped over the moon
D
Jack fell down and broke his crown
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7

In literature, what is the word for the events that follow the climax of a drama, literally "the untying of the complexities of a plot"?

A
Dentrifice
B
Denier
C
Denominator
D
Dénouement
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