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Daily Quiz #2021

General Knowledge Quiz for 31 July 2014

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1

What was named "Desire" in the 1947 play by Tennessee Williams?

A
A rollercoaster
B
A streetcar
C
A speakeasy
D
One of the neighbours
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2

The last time that anyone spoke to Adolf Hitler, he was in what city?

A
Rome
B
London
C
Washington
D
Berlin
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3

Three racing trophies were established in the 20th century by James Gordon Bennett, Jr, for automobiles, aeroplanes and which other?

A
Yachts
B
Bicycles
C
Balloons
D
Dog sleds
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4

A social experiment conducted with a hoax film star in a shopping mall in Virginia, USA, in April 2012 and posted online, concerned what?

A
Speed and reach of social media contacts
B
People apply different standards of behaviour to film stars
C
Mass suggestibility, particularly as it relates to celebrities
D
Techniques of crowd control
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5

In April 2010 Britain announced that it would create the world's largest marine reserve (650,000 square kilometres) around the Chagos Islands. Where are they?

A
North Sea
B
Irish Sea
C
Indian Ocean
D
Pacific Ocean
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6

What performer, a spokeswoman for Autism Speaks and the American Heart Association, named her children Denham and Diesel?

A
Toni Braxton
B
Beyoncé
C
Madonna
D
Angelina Jolie
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7

The first uses of what on a large scale in civil engineering were the construction of the Canal du Midi in France (1681), the Erie canal in New York (1825), the Box Tunnel on the railway line between London and Bristol, England (1841), and the Mont Cenis Tunnel between France and Italy (1870)?

A
Pneumatic drill
B
Gunpowder
C
Scaffolding
D
Wheelbarrows
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