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Daily Quiz #1976

General Knowledge Quiz for 16 June 2014

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In 1898, 14 years before the Titanic sank, novelist Morgan Robertson published "Futility", a short novel about an enormous British passenger liner, which, thought to be unsinkable, carries insufficient lifeboats and on a voyage in April, hits an iceberg and sinks in the North Atlantic with the loss of almost everyone on board. What was the name of the ship in this story?

A
The Molly Brown
B
The Titan
C
Queen Elizabeth
D
Brittania
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2

The Ruy Lopez is a recognised opening in what game?

A
Senet
B
Chess
C
Blackjack
D
Lacrosse
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3

What is the common name for trypanosomiasis?

A
Cooking disease
B
Sleepy sickness
C
Sleeping sickness
D
Parkinson's disease
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4

Which chemist and physicist established the basis for the magnetic field concept, discovered electromagnetic induction, diamagnetism, laws of electrolysis, and benzene, invented devices that are the basis of electric motor technology, and popularised words such as anode, cathode, electrode, and ion?

A
William Whewell
B
Humphry Davy
C
John Tatum
D
Michael Faraday
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5

What is the meaning of the word from which "meconium", the fecal discharge of a nearly born or newborn child, is derived?

A
Poppy juice
B
Micturition
C
Chemical waste
D
A semi-precious gem similar to zirconium
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6

The Caspian Sea is bordered by how many countries?

A
3
B
5
C
8
D
2
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7

What name for an army unit composed of New Zealand and Australian troops was applied to them in World War I?

A
Tommies
B
Antipodean Army
C
ANZACs
D
Ockers
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