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Daily Quiz #3501

General Knowledge Quiz for 19 August 2018

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1

What is a dirk?

A
Scottish church
B
Highland dagger
C
Arabian boat
D
Indian loincloth
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2

About 90% of the world's extractable material, used for the manufacture of ornamental objects and jewellery, is in the Kaliningrad Oblast of Russia on the Baltic Sea. What type of material is this?

A
Obsidian
B
Topaz
C
Opals
D
Amber
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3

When the Ashmolean opened in Oxford in 1683, it was one of Great Britain's first what?

A
Animal sanctuaries
B
Zoological gardens for public use
C
Public museums
D
Plant research institutes
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4

What electricity voltage is provided as mains power in the USA?

A
50 Volts
B
230 Volts
C
460 Volts
D
120 Volts
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5

Which of these terms refers to part of a cricket pitch?

A
Fold
B
Crease
C
Pleat
D
Tuck
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6

In classical architecture, what is the plain-faced portion, usually rectangular, of a pedestal between the base and the cornice?

A
Font
B
Dado
C
Gable
D
Skirting
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7

The two older brothers of Alfred Nobel, Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist, built up an empire called Branobel based on what?

A
Manufacture of dynamite
B
War supplies
C
Plywood units for residential construction
D
Oil deposits in Baku on the Caspian Sea
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