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Daily Quiz #1108

General Knowledge Quiz for 30 January 2012

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1

Why did the International Telecommunication Union abbreviate "Coordinated Universal Time" to "UTC"?

A
It is the initials when translated into French
B
"CUT" was already in use
C
"UTC" made for a better logo design
D
None of those reasons
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2

During World War II, what were "Anderson shelters", which were usually put in back gardens, made of?

A
Corrugated iron
B
Concrete
C
Polystyrene
D
Plywood
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3

Whose address is 9 Downing Street, London, next to that of the Prime Minister of the UK?

A
The Chancellor of the Exchequer
B
The Deputy Prime Minister
C
The Chief Whip
D
The Speaker of the House of Commons
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4

The ball used in rugby, American football and Australian Rules football resembles what shape?

A
Pyramid
B
Sphere
C
Egg
D
Cube
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5

Sheep are aged by their teeth and are referred to by the number of permanent incisors that have erupted. About how old is an "eight-tooth" or full-mouth sheep, which is also referred to as 'aged'?

A
2 to 4 years
B
2 to 3 years
C
1.5 to 2 years
D
1 to 1.5 years
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6

Who was the first female prime minister of the Republic of India, who served for three consecutive terms from 1966 to 1977 and then from 1980 until her assassination in 1984?

A
LaRue Parker
B
Golda Meir
C
Ada Deer
D
Indira Gandhi
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7

What profession had been followed by Yorick, a character in Shakespeare's "Hamlet"?

A
Priest
B
Gravedigger
C
Apothecary
D
Jester
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