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Daily Quiz #2083

General Knowledge Quiz for 1 October 2014

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If, in expressing the past tense of sinking, the word "have" is not used as part of the verb, what is the correct form?

A
Sink
B
Sunk
C
Sank
D
Sunken
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2

The main ingredients of gunpowder are saltpetre, charcoal and what else?

A
Carbon
B
Sulphur
C
Lead
D
Hydrochloric acid
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3

In tennis, the annual Grand Slam season consists of the French Open, the U.S. Open, the Wimbledon Championship and which other?

A
America's Cup
B
Queen's Club Championships
C
Davis Cup
D
Australian Open
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4

Which of these islands are the furthest south?

A
The Prince Edward Islands
B
The Kerguelen Islands
C
The Falkland Islands
D
The Chatham Islands
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5

What was the political background on the day when Ike and Tina Turner and John Lee Hooker were inducted into the USA's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

A
The UN Security Council voted unanimously to condemn Israel's treatment of the Palestinians
B
USA announced it was starting Operation Desert Storm, the Gulf War
C
Nelson Mandela and Mangosuthu Buthelezi agree to end violence between their political parties
D
Soviet forces attacked Vilnius in an attempt to stop Lithuanian independence
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6

In 2004 the result of a UK/French architectural and engineering collaboration was opened, consistently ranked as one of the greatest engineering achievements of all time; what is it?

A
The Shard
B
London Eye
C
Millau Viaduct
D
Petronas Towers
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7

Which name is associated with the IT developments which grew into Microsoft?

A
Gates
B
Doors
C
Pergolas
D
Fences
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