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Daily Quiz #953

General Knowledge Quiz for 28 August 2011

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1

What are raced in the Melbourne Cup?

A
Go karts
B
Horses
C
Jet boats
D
Swans
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2

The Rocky Mountains stretch over 3,000 miles from New Mexico to where?

A
California
B
New York
C
British Columbia
D
Paraguay
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3

What are the Doukhobors, which originated in Russia in the 18th century?

A
Religious sect
B
Light cavalry
C
Travelling actors and singers
D
A company of stone masons
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4

Which of these is a Mexican painter, many of whose works are self-portraits, who used vibrant colors in a style influenced by indigenous cultures of Mexico with European influences including Realism, Symbolism and Surrealism?

A
Diego Rivera
B
Frida Kahlo
C
Sancho Panza
D
Che Guevara
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5

Which of these is a British entrepreneur and inventor of the slim-line electronic pocket calculator in 1972 and the ZX Spectrum series of computers in the late 1970s and early 1980s?

A
Clive Sinclair
B
Harry Lime
C
Dick Smith
D
Harvey Norman
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6

The existence of what was conjectured by Russian mathematician Vladimir Arnold in 1995 and proven in 2006 by Hungarian scientists Gábor Domokos and Péter Várkonyi?

A
An element with atomic number 117
B
Liquid water on Mars
C
Gömböc, a type of convex 3 dimensional body
D
An underwater trench off the East coast of Africa
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7

What was the name given to actions by Timothy McVeigh on 19 April 1995 at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building?

A
Black Friday
B
The Oklahoma City bombing
C
The Philadelphia Sniper
D
The Bungee Spectacular
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