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Daily Quiz #909

General Knowledge Quiz for 15 July 2011

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1

A binnacle is the name for the surround of what item found on a ship?

A
Marlinspike
B
Capstan
C
Windlass
D
Compass
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2

Who is the next in this series: Muhammad Naguib, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Muhammad Naguib, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Anwar El Sadat, Sufi Abu Taleb, Hosni Mubarak, Atef Ebeid ... ?

A
Mohammed VI
B
Abdelaziz Bouteflika
C
Mohamed Abdul Quasim al-Zwai
D
Hosni Mubarak
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3

What part of the body removes old red blood cells, holds a reserve of blood in case of haemorrhagic shock and recycles iron?

A
Kidney
B
Pancreas
C
Lung
D
Spleen
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4

What is the setting for the Lord of the Rings trilogy?

A
Utopia
B
Centre Stage
C
Ring World
D
Middle Earth
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5

Motorcycle speedway riders compete over how many anti-clockwise laps of an oval circuit?

A
10
B
6
C
4
D
12
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6

What was the Mississippi State Penitentiary formerly called?

A
San Quentin
B
Alcatraz
C
Sing Sing
D
Parchman Farm
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7

What was the name given to an insurrection (the most significant uprising in Ireland since the rebellion of 1798) led by schoolteacher and barrister Patrick Pearse from 24 April to 30 April 1916, with the aim of establishing the Irish Republic?

A
The Easter Rising
B
A Week of It
C
Bloody Week
D
The Pearse Riots
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