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Daily Quiz #2146

General Knowledge Quiz for 3 December 2014

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1

Why was Los Angeles selected as the host of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games by the IOC session at Athens, Greece, without a vote?

A
The IOC decided to invite one city to provide the venues
B
It was the only city that submitted a bid to host them
C
The IOC delegates had decided over dinner, beforehand and forgot to formally vote
D
There were riots outside and they wanted to finish the meeting quickly
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2

Which country was under the influence of the USSR immediately following World War II until 1990, when Wojciech Jaruzelski resigned as president and was succeeded by Lech Wałęsa?

A
China
B
Poland
C
Japan
D
The Philippines
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3

A red snapper is a type of what?

A
Turtle
B
Beetle
C
Spider
D
Fish
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4

The Republic of Chad is predominantly what type of land?

A
Jungle
B
Coastal dune
C
Swamp
D
Desert
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5

Which Irish born British admiral and hydrographer created a standard scale in 1805 by which naval officers could report wind speed?

A
Sir Francis Beaufort
B
Lord Nelson
C
Sir Walter Raleigh
D
Sir Francis Drake
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6

What was founded in 1560 and, except for intervals in the 17th century, became and continues to be the established church in Scotland ?

A
Church of Scotland
B
Lutheran Church
C
Baptist Church
D
Methodist Church
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7

"Wuthering Heights" by Emily Brontë tells the story of which two lovers?

A
Catherine and Heathcliff
B
George and Mildred
C
Romeo and Juliet
D
Ferdinand and Isabella
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