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Daily Quiz #2005

General Knowledge Quiz for 15 July 2014

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1

In the 1980s one of the matches between Australia and New Zealand in One Day International cricket was infamous for what?

A
The Australian captain, bowler and commentator were all brothers
B
The last New Zealand batsman in the final over threw his bat at the bowler
C
The Australian bowler sent the last ball of the final over underarm
D
The Australian team was booed off the field by the spectators
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2

Which of these is a book by Dan Brown?

A
The Michelangelo Cipher
B
The Da Vinci Code
C
The Titian Enigma
D
The Rodin Riddle
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3

Which of these cities has nicknames including the Granite City, the Grey City, the Silver City with the Golden Sands?

A
Aberdeen
B
Edinburgh
C
Stockholm
D
Odessa
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4

A study of bacterial DNA through the 1960s and 1970s isolated and identified a new branch of the tree of life many of whose members live in places extremely hostile to other forms of life. What is it called?

A
Monera
B
Archaebacteria
C
Archaea
D
Eukaryota
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5

It is traditionally distilled from malted barley, grain, potatoes or whey and is one of the strongest alcoholic beverages in the world. What is it?

A
Moonshine
B
Hooch
C
Vodka
D
Poitin
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6

What is the name of the result of the census of England and Wales carried out under the instructions of William I in 1085-6?

A
Register of Births Deaths and Marriages
B
Domesday Book
C
Whole Earth Catalogue
D
British Legion
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7

Who coined the expresssion "portmanteau words" for words made from combinations of other words, such as "brunch"?

A
James Boswell
B
Marcel Proust
C
A A Milne
D
Lewis Carroll
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