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Daily Quiz #1393

General Knowledge Quiz for 10 November 2012

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1

Damask is a variety of which of these?

A
Gladioli
B
Daisy
C
Rose
D
Primrose
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2

The Oscar statuettes are made of gold-plated britannium. During World War II, they were made of what material?

A
Uranium
B
Plasticene
C
Plaster
D
Polystyrene
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3

What programme run by the US Government since 1961 involves volunteers who work abroad for 24 months in the areas of education, business, information technology, agriculture & the environment?

A
Central Intelligence Agency
B
Greenpeace
C
Amnesty International
D
The Peace Corps
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4

In Irish folklore, what do leprechauns make?

A
Bagpipes
B
Shillelaghs
C
Shells
D
Shoes
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5

What was Ellis Island, in New York harbour, used for from 1892 to 1954?

A
Processing immigrants to the USA
B
Animal quarantine station
C
Prison
D
Casino
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6

The term "Grand Slam" was first applied to whose achievement of winning the 4 major golf events of 1930?

A
Bobby Cruickshank
B
J. Douglas Edgar
C
Harry Vardon
D
Bobby Jones
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7

What German engineer led the design teams for the V2 rocket that blitzed London and the Saturn V rocket for the US space programme?

A
Werner von Braun
B
Dr Ferdinand Porsche
C
Max von Sydow
D
Hermann Göring
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