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Daily Quiz #888

General Knowledge Quiz for 24 June 2011

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1

Who invaded England in 1066?

A
Lawmen
B
Mormons
C
Normans
D
Storemen
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2

Who was president of the USA when South Carolina became the first state to secede from the Union on 20 December 1860, the first step towards Civil War?

A
Abraham Lincoln
B
James Buchanan
C
George Washington
D
Woodrow Wilson
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3

The screenplay for which 2000 film, set against the UK miners' strike in County Durham in 1984 & 1985, was inspired in part by A. J. Cronin's novel "The Stars Look Down"?

A
Once Upon a Time in the Midlands
B
Billy Elliot
C
Starlight Hotel
D
Jerry Maguire
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4

What is the common name of the endangered Techmarscincus jigurru, usually found above 1400 m on the slopes of Queensland's highest mountains, which was discovered in 1981?

A
The McKee Sœur butterfly
B
The Atalie Colman salamander
C
The Bartle Frere skink
D
The Sheana Marjoram
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5

The International Pageant of Pulchritude, held from 1926 to 1932, was the forerunner of what modern event?

A
Glyndebourne Festival of Opera
B
The Paralympic Games
C
The New York Marathon
D
Miss Universe
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6

On 21 May 2004, Pemba Dorjie set a new record for climbing to the top of Mt Everest from Basecamp in the fastest time. What was the new record?

A
8 hours and 10 minutes
B
2 days and 3 hours
C
24 hours
D
1 hour 30 minutes
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7

Which of these mountain ranges in North America is the furthest west?

A
The Ozarks
B
Allegheny Mountains
C
Appalachian Mountains
D
Rocky Mountains
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