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Daily Quiz #2562

General Knowledge Quiz for 23 January 2016

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1

How is a door that is slightly open described?

A
Aplate
B
Aglass
C
Ajar
D
About
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2

What is the name given to a cataclysmic nuclear explosion caused by the accretion of hydrogen onto the surface of a white dwarf star?

A
Red Dwarf
B
Nebula
C
Pulsar
D
Nova
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3

Who wrote the 1998 novel "About A Boy"?

A
Nick Hornby
B
Harry Harrison
C
Jim Keeble
D
Terry Pratchett
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4

Its capital city is Chișinău, and it is surrounded by the Ukraine and Romania; which country is it?

A
Moldova
B
Hungary
C
Belarus
D
Poland
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5

Who were the winning team at the first World Aerobatic Championships in 1960?

A
USA
B
Hungary
C
Czechoslovakia
D
USSR
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6

In January 1949, "micro-groove" records, on vinyl, were put on the market in the USA by RCA and Columbia. What was the main difference between them?

A
RCA's grooves were deeper and needed a slightly longer stylus than Columbia's
B
RCA's were music only and Columbia's were spoken word only
C
RCA's were 7" records and Columbia's were 12"
D
RCA's played at 45 rpm and Columbia's at 33.3 rpm
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7

The prolific Dennis Spooner worked in UK TV with Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, and with Terry Nation, Brian Clemens, and Tony Williamson on series ranging from Thunderbirds to the early Dr Who to The Avengers and Bergerac, in what capacity?

A
Scriptwriter or script editor
B
Director
C
Producer
D
Composer
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