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Daily Quiz #3125

General Knowledge Quiz for 8 August 2017

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1

How many masts does a ketch have?

A
3
B
1
C
2
D
4
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2

Olympic gold medallists Kristina Šmigun and Kristjan Palusalu represented which country?

A
New Zealand
B
Canada
C
Australia
D
Estonia
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3

Apart from its shape what is seen as the reason for the name of an island known for its part in an expedition by Sir Ernest Shackleton 1914-17?

A
Shackleton's dog at his home in London
B
Hens which the explorers carried with them
C
Dolphins which accompanied the ship round the island
D
Its colony of elephant seals
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4

What do the films "The Danish Girl" and "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" have in common?

A
Director Tom Hooper
B
Actor Eddie Redmayne
C
Screenplay writer Lucinda Coxon
D
All of these
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5

What is the term for the reddish-brown hydrated oxide formed on iron?

A
Derivation
B
Verdigris
C
Scrumpy
D
Rust
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6

Who is a unit of length (one hundred millionth of a centimetre), used to measure wavelenghts of light, named after?

A
Anders Angström
B
Isaac Newton
C
Henri Pascal
D
William Kelvin
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7

What was the name of the river, 200 Roman miles (256 km) north of Rome, where returning generals disbanded their armies when returning from campaigns to keep order in or expand the Roman Empire?

A
Tiber
B
Po
C
Rubicon
D
Potomac
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