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Daily Quiz #4028

General Knowledge Quiz for 28 January 2020

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1

As at 2006 elections which Sunni Islamist paramilitary organisation and political party holds a majority of seats in the legislative council of the State of Palestine, the name since 2012 of the Palestinian National Authority?

A
Fatah
B
Hamas
C
Hezbollah
D
Tory
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2

Who created the statue of "David", which is held in Florence's Academia Gallery?

A
Rodin
B
Michelangelo
C
Henry Moore
D
Leonardo da Vinci
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3

When the US Domestic Parcel Post, set up to handle large parcels, was initiated by the controversial new Postmaster General A.S. Burleson in 1913, what unexpected items were sometimes posted during the first decade of its existence?

A
Giraffes
B
Babies and children
C
Railway carriage bogies
D
Decorated Christmas pine trees
Select from the options above.
4

Who founded the London Symphony Orchestra Summer Pops in 1985 and served as Pops Musical Director of the San Francisco Symphony and Rochester (NY) Philharmonic in the USA?

A
Acker Bilk
B
Ronnie Scott
C
John Dankworth
D
Benjamin Britten
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5

In May 1987, perhaps 4,000 sq. miles (10,000 sq. km) of timber was destroyed in the Greater Khingan, or Da Hinggan, Range in eastern Mongolia. What caused the devastation?

A
Meteorite strike
B
Fire
C
Landslides after monsoon rain
D
Bulldozing following a health scare
Select from the options above.
6

Mastitis is a complaint affecting what?

A
Dairy cows
B
Hydroelectric dams
C
Automated production lines
D
Broadcasting aerials
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7

What compete at the Burghley Trials, Badminton, the Rolex Kentucky Three Day, the Adelaide Trials, the Luhmühlen Trials and the Étoiles de Pau?

A
Cyclists
B
Sheepdogs
C
Horse riders
D
Snowboarders
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