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Daily Quiz #1915

General Knowledge Quiz for 16 April 2014

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1

Which of these is a Hollywood film company that has the logo of a mountain?

A
Paramount
B
New Line Cinema
C
20th Century Fox
D
Columbia
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2

The US version of the Indian game pachisi, Parcheesi, was trademarked by US firm E. G. Selchow & Co in what year?

A
1874
B
1802
C
1924
D
1953
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3

It was established at the beginning of the 19th century, and inspired many other criminal investigation forces. What was it?

A
La Police Provinciale du Québec, Canada
B
Metropolitan Police Service, UK
C
Bureau of Investigation, USA
D
La Sûreté Nationale, France
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4

Which of these is a byproduct of tar used to protect timber?

A
White spirit
B
Turpentine
C
Creosote
D
Methylated spirits
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5

Who wrote "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" between 1772 and 1787 (published from 1776 to 1789) in 6 volumes?

A
Charles Dickens
B
Richard Burton
C
Edward Gibbon
D
Thomas Malory
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6

In 1898, an agreement was made between Britain and China for a 99 year lease for part of which colony?

A
Hong Kong
B
Macau
C
Goa
D
Formosa
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7

Africa is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean and which other major body of water?

A
The Red Sea
B
The Pacific Ocean
C
The Black Sea
D
The White Sea
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