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Daily Quiz #2010

General Knowledge Quiz for 20 July 2014

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1

What was the name of the regular feature of the European motorsport calendar from 1927 to1957 that was held 24 times in Italy?

A
The Mille Miglia
B
Targa Florio
C
Giro de Sicilia
D
Mediterranean Grand Prix
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2

What is the small plain plastic or metal sheath on each end of a shoelace, cord or drawstring to stop the fibres from unraveling, and to make it easier to hold and feed through the guides?

A
Aglet
B
Pig
C
Deubré
D
Aiguillette
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3

John Turner, Brian Mulroney, Kim Campbell, Jean Chrétien, Paul Martin and Stephen Harper figure in the political history of which country?

A
India
B
Australia
C
South Africa
D
Canada
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4

What is the subject of the study of "limnology"?

A
The history of illuminated manuscripts
B
Blood circulation in human arms and legs
C
Branch growth
D
Inland waters
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5

Which of these is a book by Laurie Lee?

A
Cider With Rosie
B
Gin with Gertie
C
Tea with Tessa
D
Milk with Marjorie
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6

Which of these links the hauntingly catastrophic events at Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 with work on decoding genomes?

A
Linus Pauling
B
Maurice Wilkins
C
Francis Crick
D
Rosalind Franklin
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7

The hottest, and one of the lowest (at about 125 m (410 ft) below sea level), place on the Earth's surface is called what and found where?

A
Danakil Depression, Danakil Desert, Ethiopia
B
Lake Eyre, Australia
C
The Caspian Sea, Russia/Kazakhstan
D
Badwater, Death Valley, USA
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