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Daily Quiz #901

General Knowledge Quiz for 7 July 2011

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1

Someone who deprives themselves of sleep is said to be "burning the ... what ... at both ends"?

A
Taper
B
Match
C
Candle
D
Torch
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2

The Dakar Rally, formerly known as "The Paris-Dakar", an annual off-road automobile race that began in 1978, has usually been held from Paris, France to Dakar, Senegal. Due to political instability in Africa, the 2009 rally was run where?

A
Madagascar
B
Kenya and Tanzania
C
Argentina and Chile
D
Czechoslovakia and Hungary
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3

What does the chemical symbol Fe stand for?

A
Iron
B
Gold
C
Silver
D
Cheese
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4

What French political scandal involved the sentencing of an artillery officer to life imprisonment for treason in 1894, who was exonerated and reinstated to the French Army in 1906 after the discovery that the French government had fabricated evidence?

A
The East End Murders
B
The Esterhazy Papers
C
The Dreyfus Affair
D
The Entente Cordiale
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5

What did the Walt Disney Company buy most of the rights and assets to in February 2004?

A
The Muppets
B
The Beatles songs written from 1963 to 1968
C
Knott's Berry Farm theme park in Buena Park, California, USA
D
Marvel comics characters
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6

Who is quoted as saying "If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants"?

A
Stephen Hawking
B
Tom Thumb
C
Michael Bloomberg
D
Isaac Newton
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7

Which of these countries is north of the equator?

A
Fiji
B
Zambia
C
Vanuatu
D
Venezuela
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