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Daily Quiz #2061

General Knowledge Quiz for 9 September 2014

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1

What do ethnologists call people occupying most of North Africa, after one of Noah's sons who is, according to legend, their ancestor?

A
Semites
B
Hamites
C
Sethamines
D
Hamburgers
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2

In 1946, what did the USA offer to buy for $100,000,000?

A
Part of Ontario between Detroit and Toronto
B
Iceland
C
The Channel Islands
D
Greenland
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3

The December 21, 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 en route from London to New York and at the time over Lockerbie, Scotland, is recorded as having been blown up by whom?

A
A discontented Scottish Nationalist
B
A Libyan national
C
A USA technician who had lost a pay dispute
D
A French agent
Select from the options above.
4

Two immense carved images destroyed in Bamiyan, Afghanistan, by the Taleban in 2001 related to what faith?

A
Islam
B
Buddhism
C
Sikh
D
Hinduism
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5

Which of these was a German rocket scientist who worked in America after World War II?

A
Heinrich Himmler
B
Vincent van Gogh
C
Werner von Braun
D
Paul von Hindenburg
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6

The satirical TV series called "The Games", about the preparations for the Sydney 2000 Games, featured original theme music by whom?

A
Greg Sneddon
B
Joe Dolce
C
Peter Garrett
D
Jeremy Smith
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7

The first modern Olympic games as we currently know them were held in which century?

A
12th
B
16th
C
21st
D
19th
Select from the options above.
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