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Daily Quiz #1131

General Knowledge Quiz for 22 February 2012

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1

Which of these words is used to refer to a female swan?

A
Cow
B
Cob
C
Cygnet
D
Pen
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2

Which of these was a leading British civil engineer, who built bridges, tunnels, dockyards, a major railway line and a series of famous steamships in the first half of the 19th century?

A
Damien Hirst
B
Michael Parkinson
C
Colin Chapman
D
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
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3

The air we breathe is made up of 78.09% of what gas?

A
Nitrogen
B
Oxygen
C
Argon
D
Carbon dioxide
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4

Players form scrums in which sport?

A
Tennis
B
Rugby
C
Golf
D
Discus throwing
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5

Where are the Balearic Islands?

A
Caspian Sea
B
Caribbean Sea
C
Tasman Sea
D
Mediterranean Sea
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6

In 1920 the League of Nations set up its headquarters in which city?

A
San Francisco
B
Stockholm
C
Geneva
D
Brussels
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7

What piece of music was played by German radio in 1945 after the announcement of the death of Adolf Hitler?

A
Elgar's "Pomp and Circumstance"
B
Beethoven's Fifth Symphony
C
The Adagio from Anton Bruckner's 7th Symphony
D
Vera Lynn with "(There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The Whte Cliffs of Dover"
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