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Daily Quiz #1814

General Knowledge Quiz for 5 January 2014

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He established inductive methodologies for scientific inquiry, and is thought to have died from pneumonia contracted while studying the effects of freezing on preserving meat. Who was he?

A
Charles Lamb
B
Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St. Alban (1561 – 1626)
C
John Deere
D
Bob Veal
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2

What does "Amen" mean?

A
The end
B
Over and out
C
See you same time tomorrow
D
So be it
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3

Playwright Athol Fugard, multi-award-winning honorary fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, is best-known for what theme in his works?

A
Tension between Muslim and non-Muslim belief systems
B
Destruction caused by class distinction
C
Slavery, and the struggle against ethnic discrimination in the USA
D
Opposing the South African system of apartheid
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4

Playing squash involves...?

A
Getting to the shopping counter first
B
A pumpkin
C
Sumo wrestlers
D
A racquet and ball
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5

What was the first standardised system of measurement established in Mesopotamia?

A
Bi-Sexagesimal System B
B
Cubit of Nippur
C
Royal gur-cube
D
GAN2 System G
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6

A coup in February 2010 led by Colonel Djibril Adamou Harouna displaced president Mamadou Tandja in which country?

A
Somalia
B
Bangladesh
C
Niger
D
Fiji
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7

Which of these countries does not administer part of the area known as Kashmir?

A
Afghanistan
B
India
C
Pakistan
D
China
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