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Daily Quiz #1925

General Knowledge Quiz for 26 April 2014

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1

African nations boycotted the Montreal Olympic Games in 1976, as a protest against a recent tour of South Africa by a rugby team from which country?

A
Australia
B
New Zealand
C
Tonga
D
Samoa
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2

What defence treaty was signed by Great Britain, the USA, France, Siam, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan and the Philippines in 1954?

A
SEATO
B
NATO
C
SHAPE
D
UNESCO
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3

What does the International Avogadro Project aim to achieve?

A
Redefine the kilogram in terms of a fixed number of atoms in a sphere of silicon
B
Re-express the Avogadro constant
C
Explore new uses for the Avogadro constant
D
Apply the Avogadro constant to sports science
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4

What city was once known as Lut├Ęce?

A
Brussels
B
Lucerne
C
Paris
D
Limoges
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5

Who was the first Englishman to lead an expedition to circumnavigate the earth by sea, and died of dysentery in the West Indies 16 years later?

A
Charles Darwin
B
James Cook
C
Walter Raleigh
D
Francis Drake
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6

Daniel Craig played poet Ted Hughes in what 2003 film?

A
Beauty and the Beast
B
Sylvia
C
Peggy Sue Got Married
D
Dangerous Liaisons
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7

What is an ornamental string of feathers?

A
Boa
B
Python
C
Rattler
D
Mamba
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