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Daily Quiz #2001

General Knowledge Quiz for 11 July 2014

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1

In the US, what are SEALs?

A
CIA special operations reconnaissance groups
B
An elite special US Navy force
C
Amphibians trained to lay mines
D
Naval underwater demolitions teams
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2

On 30 August 2012 NASA launched Radiation Belt Storm probes to look at the two doughnut-shaped Van Allen radiation belts of high energy particles encircling the Earth. Three days after the launch they discovered what?

A
The main probe sensors failed
B
The magnetic field holding the belts in place showed a weak point, which strengthened a week later
C
The proportion of alpha particles in the belts was increasing
D
A third belt
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3

On a state visit to Britain in 2003, US President Bush was welcomed by a salute of how many guns?

A
50
B
21
C
62
D
41
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4

If you were to sail directly south from Los Angeles, USA, where would you find yourself?

A
Chile
B
Antarctica
C
Ecuador
D
Australia
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5

Who retained his title as the World Chess Champion after a challenge from Veselin Topalov in 2010?

A
Vladimir Kramnik
B
Garry Kasparov
C
Viswanathan Anand
D
Boris Gelfand
Select from the options above.
6

What is the first line of "Walk on the Wild Side" by Lou Reed, released as a single in 1972?

A
Jojo was a man who thought he was a loner
B
Just Walk on By
C
Holly came from Miami F L A
D
I was born in cross-fire hurricane
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7

Who wrote "The Old Man of Lochnagar"?

A
Sarah Fergusson
B
Prince Edward
C
Princess Anne
D
Prince Charles
Select from the options above.
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