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Daily Quiz #2040

General Knowledge Quiz for 19 August 2014

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What was significant about a recording released by Capitol Records In 1948 by Les Paul, entitled "Lover (When You're Near Me)", with "Brazil", on the B-side, that had begun as an experiment in Paul's garage?

A
It was the first recording credited to "Les Paul and Mary Ford"
B
It was the first time that multitracking had been used in a recording
C
It was his first recording using a Gibson solid-bodied guitar
D
The sound of a Chevrolet Camaro being revved up went throughout the song
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2

Where does the African continent lie most immediately?

A
West of South America
B
East of India
C
North of Asia
D
South of Europe
Select from the options above.
3

What is a form of asexual reproduction found in females, where growth and development of embryos occurs without fertilisation by a male?

A
Carcinoma
B
Parthenogenesis
C
Pheronism
D
Trans-genderisation
Select from the options above.
4

Who married pop star Beyoncé Knowles in 2008 at a secret ceremony in New York?

A
Snoop Dogg
B
50 Cent
C
Jay-Z
D
Flo Rida
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5

In 1990, mountain climbers Rob Hall and Gary Ball were the first to do what in 7 months?

A
Climb Mt Everest 7 times
B
Climb the "Seven Summits"
C
Climb the 7 highest peaks in the Himalayas
D
Traverse New Zealand's Southern Alps from North to South
Select from the options above.
6

If a device is described as bluetooth capable what would it be expected to have?

A
Wireless technology for exchanging data over short distances
B
A Norwegian connection
C
An app for detecting dental caries
D
A built-in toothed blade
Select from the options above.
7

Lieutenant General Aman Andom, Crown Prince Asfaw Wossen, Brigadier General Tafari Benti, Major Mengistu Haile Mariam and Major Atnafu Abate were involved in the politics of which country between 1974 and 1987?

A
Syria
B
Egypt
C
Ethiopia
D
Somalia
Select from the options above.
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