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Daily Quiz #988

General Knowledge Quiz for 2 October 2011

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Which of these is the name of a diamond that is set in the sceptre of the British Crown Jewels?

A
Koh-i-Noor
B
The Star of India
C
The Great Star of Africa
D
The Taylor-Burton
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2

The fictional town of Denton in the Midlands was the setting for which British TV series?

A
Inspector Morse
B
Midsomer Murders
C
Juliet Bravo
D
A Touch of Frost
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3

Where are the Straits of Mackinac?

A
Between Alaska and Russia
B
Between Lakes Huron & Michigan
C
Northwest Turkey, between the Aegean Sea and the Sea of Marmara
D
Between Tierra del Fuego and the South American mainland
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4

A state of Australia, one of the world's biggest waterfalls, a London railway station, Africa's largest lake and a large public park in Hong Kong are all named after whom?

A
Queen Victoria
B
King Henry VIII
C
King George III
D
Ivan the Terrible
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5

Ernest Lawrence of the University of California, Berkeley, is credited with the development in 1929 of what type of particle accelerator that accelerates charged particles using a high-frequency, alternating voltage in a perpendicular magnetic field, causing them to spiral and encounter the accelerating voltage many times?

A
Centrifuge
B
Cyclotron
C
Gravimeter
D
Accelerometer
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6

What ship, formerly called USS "Phoenix" which saw action in World War II, became the first to be sunk by a nuclear-powered submarine, in 1982?

A
The Argentine cruiser "General Belgrano"
B
The Indian frigate Khukri
C
The German battleship "Bismarck"
D
The British Aircraft carrier "Royal Oak"
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7

Which of these was a world heavyweight boxing champion?

A
Dick Chairman
B
Henry Manager
C
Tom Supervisor
D
George Foreman
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