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Daily Quiz #1998

General Knowledge Quiz for 8 July 2014

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1

On February 13 2008 the Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, delivered a formal apology to the Stolen Generations. What was he referring to?

A
Descendants of people sent to Australia as convicts
B
Children who were expatriated from the UK during WW II and not returned
C
Children of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who were taken from their families 1909-1970
D
Children taken from single mothers in the 1950s and 1960s
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2

Besides being a composer, philosopher, poet, artist and printmaker, John Cage was a leading authority on what?

A
Automatic weapons
B
Alligators
C
Wine
D
Mushrooms
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3

What is the name of the leather ring that a scout uses to hold his scarf together?

A
Boggle
B
Woggle
C
Toggle
D
Goggle
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4

Which of these is a precious stone made of pure carbon?

A
Garnet
B
Diamond
C
Opal
D
Pearl
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5

In Egypt, what are "Dog Days"?

A
The periods when the Nile flooded regularly before the Aswan Dam was built
B
The public holidays between Christmas Day and New Year's Day
C
A hot season from around 3 July to 11 August
D
In spring, when the male dogs howl at each other
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6

In 1921 Sir Arnold Lunn organised the first British national ski championship which included, as well as jumping and cross-country, a speed version of what other style?

A
Nordic skiing
B
Slalom
C
Mogul skiing
D
Biathlon
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7

Attila the Hun died on which auspicious day in 453AD?

A
Christmas Day
B
His wife's birthday
C
His wedding night
D
The day his son was born
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