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Daily Quiz #1080

General Knowledge Quiz for 2 January 2012

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1

Which branch of mathematics was named after the Latin for "small pebble"?

A
Geometry
B
Trigonometry
C
Calculus
D
Algebra
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2

The first nationally formalised rules for which sport were drawn up by the Gaelic Athletic Association in Ireland in 1884, and now has two sets of rules, the other being . administered by the NRA in Great Britain, which was formed in 1943?

A
Rounders
B
Petanque
C
Cricket
D
Tennis
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3

Where is the US National Archives, which holds the original documents of the US Constitution and the US Declaration of Independence?

A
Washington, DC
B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
C
Jamestown, Virginia
D
New York, New York
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4

Which expression is associated with the sinking of the HMS Birkenhead at Gansbaai near Cape Town, South Africa, in Febuary 1852?

A
Gotcha!!!
B
Women and children first
C
Tell the orchestra to play on
D
Look out below!
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5

According to the nursery rhyme, where does the Muffin Man live?

A
In Drury Lane
B
Near Fleet Street
C
Cheapside
D
Clapham Common
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6

America was named after the first name of which of these people?

A
Columbus
B
Vespucci
C
Magellan
D
Raleigh
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7

Which of these was an American photographer and environmentalist, best known for his black-and-white photographs of the American west, who was most active from the 1920s to 1950s?

A
John Quincy Adams
B
Scott Adams
C
Bryan Adams
D
Ansel Adams
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