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Daily Quiz #2608

General Knowledge Quiz for 9 March 2016

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1

A commercial power plant which opened in late 2015 in Albertville, Savoie, France uses what as a fuel?

A
Steam from nuclear power plants
B
Animal dung
C
Old grape vines
D
A by product of cheesemaking
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2

In the late 19th century, Jean Desbouvrie, an amateur bird trainer, persuaded the government of France to conduct a feasibility study to use what birds as messengers after early demonstrations showed that they could "home" and flew faster than pigeons?

A
Swallows
B
Eagles
C
Hawks
D
Starlings
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3

What name is given to the silvery aureole enveloping the sun's chromosphere?

A
Cresta
B
Corolla
C
Camry
D
Corona
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4

Which country has as its national coat of arms a shield bearing a vicuna, a cinchona tree and a cornucopia spilling mineral wealth in the shape of coins?

A
Peru
B
Bolivia
C
Argentina
D
Chile
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5

Which of these is an expression identified with Sherlock Holmes?

A
"Not on my watch"
B
"The game is afoot"
C
"Too much information"
D
"How YOU doin'?"
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6

Who was the British Prime Minister during the Falklands War of 1982?

A
Tony Blair
B
Margaret Thatcher
C
Harold MacMillan
D
Harold Wilson
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7

Twenty years after the NFL began formally to review effects of injuries from repetitive play-related head blows e.g. CTE in NFL players, researchers in 2015 announced they had found CTE in what percentage of deceased NFL players examined?

A
50
B
96
C
72
D
34
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