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Daily Quiz #1224

General Knowledge Quiz for 25 May 2012

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1

What phrase means "on the brink of failure"?

A
Down the road
B
Over the hill
C
Up the creek
D
In the dog box
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2

What is the more common name for polytetrafluoroethylene?

A
Nylon
B
Teflon
C
Flouron
D
Ethyl alcohol
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3

A "land run" into which current state of the USA began at noon on 22 April 1889, when an estimated 50,000 people lined up to race to claim 160 acre (0.65 km2) pieces of the available 2 million acres (8,000 kmĀ²)?

A
Alaska
B
Montana
C
California
D
Oklahoma
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4

After 97 years since being installed on a rock in Copenhagen harbour, the statue of "The Little Mermaid" left its place in April 2010 to go where?

A
New York, USA
B
Shanghai, China
C
Sydney, Australia
D
London, England
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5

Who was the merchant sea-captain who made the first American circumnavigation of the world in 1790, and is known for trading voyages to the northern Pacific coast of North America between 1790 and 1793, which pioneered the fur trade in that region?

A
Alan Harvey
B
Sidney Franklin
C
Gordon Diggle
D
Robert Gray
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6

The Jefferson Memorial, completed in 1943, is in which city?

A
Edge Hill, Woodford, Virginia
B
Washington DC
C
New York, New York
D
San Francisco, California
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7

What is an expression used to describe across a number of different sports the apparent loss of certain fine motor skills seemingly without explanation?

A
The jerks
B
Dartitis
C
The staggers
D
The yips
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