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Daily Quiz #2029

General Knowledge Quiz for 8 August 2014

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It is considered to have been conceived in the West as an idea in 1508 and in its current highly-oxygen-permeable form 490 years later, and is..?

A
Contact lens
B
Artificial heart valve
C
Oesophagal stent
D
Transdermal patch
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2

Which of these is a one act comic opera by Mozart?

A
The Coffee Cantata
B
Scipio's Dream
C
The Impresario
D
Zaide
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3

Who led the expedition that successfully made the first ascent of Mt Everest in 1953?

A
Colonel H C J (John) Hunt
B
Sir Edmund Hillary
C
Tenzing Norgay
D
Eric Shipton
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4

In the USA, the Tav HaYosher is a certification mark offered to establishments that do what?

A
Take leadership roles in social justice campaigns
B
Provide medical care
C
Serve kosher food and treat their workers fairly
D
Make loans to support entrepreneurs worldwide and combat poverty
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5

At 8.5 million square km, and covering 5.5% of the earth's surface, what is the world's largest desert?

A
Kalahari, Southern Africa
B
Gobi, China and Mongolia
C
Sahara, North Africa
D
Kakadu, Australia
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6

Which newspaper, established in 1917, expressed the official views of the Soviet government and continued after the collapse of the Soviet Union?

A
The Guardian
B
Associated Press
C
Izvestia
D
TASS
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7

In December 2005, Amelle Berrabah became a member of which group?

A
Pussycat Dolls
B
Sugababes
C
Atomic Kitten
D
Fleetwood Mac
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