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Daily Quiz #2419

General Knowledge Quiz for 2 September 2015

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1

Why did Captain James Cook give the name "The Sandwich Islands" to the Hawaiian Islands on his discovery of them on 18 January 1778?

A
They were first sighted by Jim Sandwich, the crewman on watch
B
He was eating lunch on the forecastle
C
On the horizon, they looked like a sandwich
D
He named them for John Montagu
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2

What does the S stand for in the acronym "NASCAR"?

A
Sport
B
Stock
C
Street
D
Scratch
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3

Which city, the second largest in Chile, was moved 3 metres to the west by an earthquake in February 2010?

A
Rio de Janeiro
B
Santiago
C
ConcepciĆ³n
D
Lima
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4

T S Eliot's "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" (1939) formed the basis for which long-running musical show?

A
Rats
B
Cats
C
Possums
D
Practical Guide to Cat Shows
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5

Ambergris, once commonly used as a fixative in perfumery, is produced in the digestive system of what?

A
Hippopotamus
B
Bee
C
Sperm whale
D
Elephant
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6

What purpose would groats NOT serve or have served?

A
Making wholemeal bread
B
Laying between kitchen or bathroom tiles
C
To buy something
D
Part of the name of a northern tip of Scotland
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7

Telly Savalas played Theo Kojak in a TV series that first aired from 1973 to 1978. What confectionery is associated with the character?

A
Ice cream
B
Chocolate bar
C
Lollipop
D
Turkish delight
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