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Daily Quiz #1603

General Knowledge Quiz for 8 June 2013

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1

"Speed of Sound" by British rock band Coldplay marked a milestone in February 2006, which was what?

A
It became the billionth song downloaded on iTunes
B
Played at the celebration when the Human Genome Project published the last chromosome sequence
C
The CD was given as a present to Paul McCartney when he turned 64
D
USA observatories adopted it as a theme song during Mercury's transit of the sun
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2

The phrase "Stokes drift" might be used in a discussion about what subject?

A
Fluid mechanics
B
South African geography
C
Population movements
D
Driving styles
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3

Which of these terms comes from baseball?

A
Wipeout
B
Strike out
C
Bowl out
D
Flame out
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4

When Montenegro was admitted in June 2006, how many member nations were there in the United Nations?

A
630
B
69
C
577
D
192
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5

What is the name for the indication that a group of 3 notes are to be performed in the time of 2 of equal value, which is shown by a "3" and a slur placed above or below the group?

A
Trifecta
B
Doublet
C
Triune
D
Triplet
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6

Irish-born Colonel Thomas Blood is best known for what activity in 1671?

A
Piracy off the Irish coast
B
Leading settlers through the Appalachian Mountains
C
Trying to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London
D
Sailing around the world
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7

In 1871, Otto von Bismarck became the first what?

A
Secretary General of the League of Nations
B
Chancellor of the German Empire
C
Chairman of the newly-nationalised German ship building industry
D
European to run a mile in under 4.5 minutes
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