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Daily Quiz #1112

General Knowledge Quiz for 3 February 2012

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1

For which activity was Dame Elizabeth Frink honoured?

A
Marathon running
B
Sculpture
C
Swimming
D
Writing
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2

Martha Jane Canary-Burke, frontierswoman, prostitute, and professional scout, best known for her claim of being an acquaintance of Wild Bill Hickok, was better known as which of these?

A
Jane Austen
B
Jane Seymour
C
Calamity Jane
D
Lady Jane Grey
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3

What was the name given to a controversy about vivisection in England from 1903 to 1910 that involved the infiltration of University of London medical lectures by Swedish women activists, street battles between medical students and suffragettes, trade unionists and the police, police protection for the statue of a dog in Battersea Park, its removal by the authorities in 1910 (and its replacement in 1985), a libel trial and the establishment of a Royal Commission?

A
Three Men and a Dog
B
The Dog Protection Scene
C
The Decade of Discontent
D
The Brown Dog affair
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4

What city was founded in 1868 near the Salt River, near its confluence with the Gila River?

A
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
B
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
C
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
D
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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5

Which of these people were associated with chess?

A
Evgeny Chigishev & Dmitry Lapikov
B
Eric Morecambe & Ernie Wise
C
Jurgen Melzer & Philipp Petzschner
D
Gary Kasparov & Bobby Fischer
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6

What word is used to describe the lowest temperature at which vapour above a liquid can be ignited?

A
Point of balance
B
Breaking point
C
Flashpoint
D
Compass point
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7

What does the word "glebe" refer to?

A
Church land
B
Type of bird
C
Texture of drying paint
D
An orchestral concert
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