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Daily Quiz #3041

General Knowledge Quiz for 16 May 2017

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1

Which of these is the fear of fire?

A
Xenophobia
B
Claustrophobia
C
Agoraphobia
D
Pyrophobia
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2

What was the immediate cause for the May 1980 Kwangju (or Gwangju) Uprising in South Korea?

A
A young street trader was killed by police for stealing an apple
B
Steep rises in the price of rice
C
Use of methamphetamine was criminalised
D
Martial law imposed following student union demonstrations for civil reform
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3

Who did Johnny Depp play in the film "Public Enemies"?

A
Machine Gun Kelly
B
Baby Face Nelson
C
Pretty Boy Floyd
D
John Dillinger
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4

What is represented by the peace symbol, which looks like a 3 legged inverted "Y" inside a circle?

A
A pitchfork stuck in the ground
B
An inverted "Victory" sign on a stick
C
A combination of the semaphore letters N and D, standing for "nuclear disarmament"
D
The alternative paths that humankind can decide to take
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5

Where is Daintree National Park, a rainforest which is described as possibly the oldest existing tropical forest?

A
North east coast of Queensland, Australia
B
Eastern Madagascar
C
Sumatra
D
Borneo
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6

Who was the last English monarch of the Plantaganet dynasty?

A
James I
B
Henry VI
C
Richard III
D
Elizabeth I
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7

As at 2017 the men's high jump record, set in 1993, is 2.45 m (8 ft 0 1⁄4 in). What is the current women's high jump record?

A
2.09 m (6 ft 10 1⁄4 in)
B
2.03 m (6 ft 7 3⁄4 in)
C
1.59 m (5.2 ft)
D
1.81 m (5 ft 11 1/4 in)
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