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Daily Quiz #969

General Knowledge Quiz for 13 September 2011

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1

Which of these is a sugar substitute?

A
Saccharin
B
Sakhalin
C
Zambora
D
Zambesi
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2

The Battle of Midway, fought between 4 and 7 June 1942, was an important naval battle of the Pacific Campaign of World War II. Why was it called that?

A
It was fought near Midway Atoll
B
It was fought mid way through the war
C
It was fought mid way between Japan & Australia
D
It was the first time that fighter planes had been amid enemy ships
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3

Who invented infinitesimal calculus independently of Newton (and his notation has been in general use since then), invented the binary system, and promoted his philosophy of "optimism", that the universe is the best possible that God could have made?

A
Gottfried Leibniz
B
Hermann Grassmann
C
Johannes Kepler
D
Heinrich Weber
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4

What makes England's "White Cliffs of Dover" appear white?

A
They are painted as a warning to shipping
B
They are made of chalk
C
They are covered with salt spray
D
Large colonies of birds live there
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5

The viola is tuned one fifth below the violin and therefore they have three strings tuned in common: G, D, and which other?

A
C
B
E
C
B
D
A
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6

Which city's bid to hold the 2012 Olympics came second to London's?

A
Paris
B
Rio de Janeiro
C
Hamburg
D
Johannesburg
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7

Which of these English monarchs does not appear in the title of a play by William Shakespeare?

A
Richard III
B
Henry V
C
Henry VI
D
Edward IV
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