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Daily Quiz #2028

General Knowledge Quiz for 7 August 2014

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1

Which British prime minister resigned as a result of the Suez Crisis?

A
Anthony Eden
B
Harold Macmillan
C
Clement Atlee
D
Harold Wilson
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2

What product was commercially introduced to Britain in 1930?

A
Sliced bread
B
Hair pins
C
Toothpaste
D
Shampoo
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3

In 1840 Queen Victoria in the United Kingdom married her cousin. What was his name?

A
Prince Hans-Adam of Liechtenstein
B
Prince Albert of Belgium
C
Prince Harald of Gl├╝cksburg
D
Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
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4

What is the full name of the organism found in abundance in the mammalian gut, and used as the host organism for the majority of work with recombinant DNA, in early commercial work the bacterium of choice for cloning and mass-producing new materials?

A
Staphylococcus aureus
B
Enterococcus faecalis
C
Clostridium perfringens
D
Escherichia coli
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5

What island off the coast of Iceland was formed in a volcanic eruption which began 130 m (426 ft) below sea level, reached the surface on 14 November 1963 and continued to 5 June 1967, when it measured 2.7 sq km (1 sq mile)?

A
Samoa
B
Curtsey
C
Surtsey
D
Baffin Island
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6

What are the mathematical odds of the perfect deal in a bridge hand (i.e. 13 cards all of one suit)

A
1 million to 1
B
158,753,389,899 to 1
C
208 to 1
D
2,704 to 1
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7

When the UK version of the biographical documentary "This Is Your Life" TV series aired who was the first presenter?

A
Eamonn Andrews
B
Michael Parkinson
C
Kenny Everett
D
Stephen Fry
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