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Daily Quiz #1798

General Knowledge Quiz for 20 December 2013

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The German bandwurm word "rindfleischetikettierungsuberwachungsaufgabenubertragungsgesetz" became famous in early June 2013 for what reason?

A
It was officially removed from the German language
B
It was officially recognised as the longest German word in current use
C
It was banned for internet use because it was too long
D
It was hailed as the German word of the year
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2

In 1690 Jacob Bernoulli became the first European to do what?

A
Solve separable differential equations
B
Work in infinitesimal calculus
C
Observe Jupiter's moons in orbit
D
Work with logarithms
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3

What is sumo?

A
Full-contact wrestling
B
A Japanese musical instrument
C
An ancient board game
D
A rival to Lego
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4

Susan, Lucy, Edmund and Peter Pevensie are children who appear in what 2005 film, based on the novel by C. S. Lewis?

A
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
B
Peter Pan
C
Treasure Island
D
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
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5

Derek Jacobi played Claudius in which BBC TV series?

A
I, Claudius
B
You, Claudius?
C
Me Claudius, You Are Agrippa
D
Rome
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6

Sometimes thought of as the Stone of the Hebrew Old Testament Jacob, also known as Jacob's Pillow, the Stone of Destiny, and, most usually, as the Stone of Scone what has it been used for?

A
Religious sacrifice
B
Assisting prophecy
C
The coronation variously of the monarchs of Scotland, England, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom
D
The lintel of the Arc de Triomphe
Select from the options above.
7

The island of Angelsey is in which country?

A
Scotland
B
Wales
C
√Čire
D
Australia
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