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Daily Quiz #1930

General Knowledge Quiz for 1 May 2014

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1

What is the longest running live show of any type, still in its initial run?

A
"The Mousetrap" by Agatha Christie
B
"The Phantom of the Opera" by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Hart & Richard Stilgoe
C
"Cats" by Andrew Lloyd Webber, T. S. Eliot & Trevor Nunn
D
"Les Misérables" by Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil & Herbert Kretzmer
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2

The Kalahari Desert in Africa stretches across South Africa, Botswana and which other country?

A
Tanzania
B
Namibia
C
Egypt
D
Algeria
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3

Which of these events occurred during the Crimean War?

A
The Seige of Sevastopol
B
The Battle of the Somme
C
The Seige of Troy
D
The Battle of Midway
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4

In 1945, Percy LeBaron Spencer invented which of these?

A
Microwave oven
B
Top-loading automatic washing machine
C
Ballpoint pen
D
Hovercraft
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5

To refer to a venture or investment as copper-bottomed means what?

A
It is sound, can be completely trusted
B
There may be hidden snags
C
Some of it may degrade long-term
D
It will withstand attack evenly
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6

At the 1925 Wimbledon Championships, the finals of the Men's Singles were contested by René Lacoste who defeated Jean Borotra and the finals of the Women's Singles by Suzanne Lenglen who defeated Joan Fry Lakeman. Three of these players were French: what nationality was the other?

A
Dutch
B
English
C
Danish
D
Belgian
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7

An astrolabe was used for astrology, navigation and what else?

A
Calculating speed of a star's travel
B
Examination of star chemistry
C
Astronomy
D
Religious festivals
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