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Daily Quiz #2004

General Knowledge Quiz for 14 July 2014

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1

Where would "scram" be used?

A
To deter a streaker on a sports field
B
In monitoring of alcohol offenders
C
In an 18th century slave market
D
To deploy fighter aircraft rapidly to meet an incoming threat
Select from the options above.
2

IOC President Jaques Rogge led a spontaneous one minute silence on 23 July before the opening of the 2012 Olympics to mark what?

A
The 11 Israeli athletes killed in the Munich massacre at the 1972 Olympics
B
The Olympic truce
C
The death of Don Juan Antonio Samaranch, the previous IOC President
D
A gun massacre the previous Friday at a cinema in Colorado, killing at least 12 and injuring 59 more
Select from the options above.
3

The eruption of Mt Tarawera in New Zealand almost destroyed the natural wonder, the Pink and White Terraces. When did this happen?

A
Three years after the globe-changing 1883 eruptions at Krakatoa
B
1912, the same time as the Mt Pinatubo, Philippines, eruption
C
Four years before the 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora, Indonesia
D
The year following the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens, USA
Select from the options above.
4

What series of comic strips first appeared in French in a children's supplement to the Belgian newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle on 10 January 1929?

A
The Adventures of Asterix
B
The Adventures of Tintin
C
Le Fledermaus
D
The Adventures of Milo
Select from the options above.
5

The Great Rift Valley runs through Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique and which of these countries?

A
Japan
B
Ukraine
C
Mongolia
D
Tanzania
Select from the options above.
6

Who is a cartoonist, best known for his appearances in "The New Yorker" since 3 January 1977, which published 819 of his cartoons, many of which involved animals?

A
Gary Larson
B
James Thurber
C
Leo Cullum
D
Charles M Schulz
Select from the options above.
7

Gynophobia is an abnormal fear of what?

A
Banks
B
Women
C
Exercise
D
Alcohol
Select from the options above.
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