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Daily Quiz #1792

General Knowledge Quiz for 14 December 2013

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1

Anthony Bourdain is famous in what profession?

A
Chef
B
Sculptor
C
Poet
D
Painter
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2

What was badly damaged when the ship "Shen Neng I" got into difficulties on 3 April 2010?

A
Canary Wharf, London
B
The beaches on the Côte d'Azur
C
The gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers, New Zealand
D
The Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Select from the options above.
3

Ski orienteering was last considered in 2002 for inclusion in the Olympic Games and has so far been turned down. Which of these was not published as one of the reasons?

A
None of the IOC members has a connection with the sport
B
It is too difficult for spectators and broadcasting media to follow the competition
C
It is mostly practised only in Nordic countries
D
The new technology and results system were too costly
Select from the options above.
4

Which of these is not a "portmanteau" word?

A
Napalm
B
Gerrymander
C
Tanzania
D
Smarm
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5

In a 1956 interview with the American journalist Anna Louise Strong, Mao Zedong described the USA as a paper what?

A
Serviette
B
Aeroplane
C
Tiger
D
Chase
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6

The iron pillar of Delhi, India, a 7 meter (22 feet) high pillar that is 98% pure wrought iron, has withstood corrosion in the open air for how long?

A
100 years
B
About 4,000 years
C
Over 1,600 years
D
500 years
Select from the options above.
7

Who recorded the theme songs for three James Bond films?

A
Shirley Bassey
B
Nina Simone
C
Tom Jones
D
Paul McCartney
Select from the options above.
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