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Daily Quiz #902

General Knowledge Quiz for 8 July 2011

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Which American medical doctor, professor, and molecular biologist was awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery of aquaporins (water-channel proteins that move water molecules through the cell membrane)?

A
Peter Agre
B
Peter Andre
C
Peter Allen
D
Peter Asher
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2

What geographical feature is Bull Run, the site of the battle that was famously lost by troops commanded by General George Custer?

A
Harbour
B
Mountain
C
Valley
D
River
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3

Which of these is another word for the thumb?

A
Thorax
B
Caster
C
Pollex
D
Hallux
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4

Which of these wedding anniversaries is the latest?

A
Sapphire
B
Tin
C
Cotton
D
Pearl
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5

What event, devised by Jennifer McCreight, took place on 26 April 2010 in response to reports that Hojatoleslam Kazem Seddiqi, Friday Prayer Leader for Tehran in Iran, had blamed earthquakes on women who dress immodestly?

A
Ho R U
B
Slag Day
C
Iran dress down day
D
Boobquake
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6

What is the name of a musical form and genre created within the African-American communities in the deep south of the USA at the end of the 19th century?

A
Oranges
B
Reds
C
Blues
D
Greens
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7

Who is the next in this series: Jersey Joe Walcott, Rocky Marciano, Floyd Patterson, Ingemar Johansson, Floyd Patterson, ...?

A
Ezzard Charles
B
Sonny Liston
C
Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali)
D
Joe Louis
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