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Daily Quiz #1086

General Knowledge Quiz for 8 January 2012

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1

British engineers Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Robert Stephenson built their most impressive structures and locomotives in which century?

A
19th
B
18th
C
20th
D
17th
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2

In the late 19th century, Jean Desbouvrie, an amateur bird trainer, persuaded the government of France to conduct a feasibility study to use what birds as messengers after early demonstrations showed that they could "home" and flew faster than pigeons?

A
Swallows
B
Eagles
C
Hawks
D
Starlings
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3

What is Valerie Adams's profession?

A
Handbag designer
B
Singer
C
Athlete
D
Politician
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4

How many is a baker's dozen plus a gross plus a score?

A
157
B
176
C
177
D
143
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5

Which of these is 10% larger than France and almost twice the sizeof Germany or Japan?

A
Saudi Arabia
B
Texas
C
Sweden
D
Morocco
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6

Who wore size 9 shoes in a song, the chorus of which begins "Oh My Darling, Oh My Darling, Oh My Darling ..."?

A
Kitty O'Shea
B
Molly Malone
C
Clementine
D
Daisy
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7

Which of these is a plucked instrument?

A
Pan pipes
B
Kazoo
C
Didgeridoo
D
Jew's harp
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