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Daily Quiz #927

General Knowledge Quiz for 2 August 2011

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1

"Rock 'n' Roll", a play by Tom Stoppard that premiered in 2006, takes place in Cambridge, England and what other city?

A
Tel Aviv
B
Memphis
C
Istanbul
D
Prague
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2

Which British laws introduced by the Importation Act of 1815 and repealed in 1846 are examples of British mercantilism, the abolition of which marked a significant step towards free trade?

A
The Act of Succession
B
The Cat and Mouse Act
C
The Acts of Union
D
The Corn Laws
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3

What is the chemical symbol for Manganese?

A
Mo
B
Mg
C
M
D
Mn
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4

Who, in 2010, became the first person from outside the British Isles to win the World Snooker Championship title since Cliff Thorburn in 1980, and the first non British player to win the title since Ken Doherty in 1997?

A
John Higgins
B
Mark Selby
C
Neil Robertson
D
Graeme Dott
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5

Which of these is the furthest north?

A
Bangor, Maine, USA
B
Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland
C
Bognor Regis, West Sussex, England
D
Bangalore, India
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6

Who was president of the USA when the first shots were fired in the American Civil War at First Sumter?

A
Woodrow Wilson
B
George Washington
C
Abraham Lincoln
D
James Buchanan
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7

The Owl and the Pussycat sailed away to the land where what grows?

A
The hash hound
B
The bogart bush
C
The royal reefer
D
The bong tree
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