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Daily Quiz #1294

General Knowledge Quiz for 3 August 2012

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1

What is a steam packet?

A
A ship sailing a regular service between two ports
B
A sack of coal
C
An extra engine attached to a train
D
The amount of vapour moved by three 1 inch fan blades at 500 r.p.m.
Select from the options above.
2

Which supertanker carrying 120,000 tons of crude oil was shipwrecked off the western coast of Cornwall, England in March 1967, resulting in Blackburn Buccaneer planes dropping forty-two 1,000lb bombs on it?

A
The Marie Celeste
B
The Exxon Valdez
C
The Torrey Canyon
D
The Andrea Doria
Select from the options above.
3

Which of these is NOT a type of pony?

A
Connemara
B
Shetland
C
Welsh
D
Cornish
Select from the options above.
4

What is the occupation of the serial killer hero of the TV series "Dexter"?

A
A blood spatter analyst for the Miami Metro Police Department
B
A medical orderly in Sacred Heart Hospital
C
A reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle
D
A free-lance photographer working out of Chicago
Select from the options above.
5

What is the official spoken language of China?

A
Pashto
B
Mandarin
C
Tamil
D
Messapian
Select from the options above.
6

What team does controversial quarterback Michael Vick play for in the National Football League in the USA?

A
Philadelphia Eagles
B
Atlanta Falcons
C
Oakland Raiders
D
New England Patriots
Select from the options above.
7

What was US president John Kennedy's middle name?

A
Franklin
B
Fitzgerald
C
Finn
D
Fortescue
Select from the options above.
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