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Daily Quiz #2027

General Knowledge Quiz for 6 August 2014

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1

When was the Royal Variety Show first televised in the UK?

A
1965
B
1959
C
1972
D
1960
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2

Ramón Emeterio Betances, Segundo Ruiz Belvis and Francisco Ramírez Medina were revolutionaries who attempted to free Puerto Rico from rule by which country?

A
England
B
USA
C
Portugal
D
Spain
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3

How far is our Earth from its sun?

A
approximately 8 light minutes
B
4 light years
C
8 light years
D
9.3 light seconds
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4

Which of these cities is the furthest from Wellington, New Zealand?

A
Chicago
B
Bangkok
C
Sydney
D
London
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5

A petard, a small bomb which was first used in the 16th century to attach to and create a breach in fortifications and similar, gets its name from a word meaning what?

A
To grumble at
B
A small stone
C
A strong metal box or safe
D
To break wind, or fart
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6

By 1929 actions of the Austrian Schober government, together with the simultaneous Wall Street Crash brought down the then largest and allegedly best-financed Austrian credit institution two years later and resulted in a global financial crisis and ultimately the bank failures of the Great Depression. What were the actions?

A
Nationalising the bank, drastically revaluing the currency
B
Hyperinflation, requiring the bank to take on weaker failing banks together with its own bad loans
C
Over-abrupt anti inflation measures, offending Austria's main creditor the League of Nations
D
Raiding its gold reserve and capping interest rates at half the then current rate
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7

Where would one most usually find a wishbone boom?

A
Specialist fireworks
B
Jet boats
C
Windsurfing equipment
D
Sound equipment used for windy outdoor events
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