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Daily Quiz #4219

General Knowledge Quiz for 6 August 2020

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1

Geoffrey Esper and Joey Chestnut are well-known names in the US in what sport?

A
Competitive eating
B
Lawn Bowls
C
Rodeo
D
Free climbing
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2

The small island (57.4 sq. km) of São Vicente, the most densely populated island in Brazil, houses part of the city of São Vicente as well as part of what other city and a container port of the same name, the busiest in Latin America?

A
Paranaguá
B
Rio de Janeiro
C
Salvador
D
Santos
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3

What word's original meaning was to do with the laying of granite chips on the ground and then making it into a hard and smooth surface using a roller?

A
Highway
B
Tarmac
C
Blacktop
D
Macadam
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4

In 1896 French engineer and scientist Henri Becquerel identified radioactivity while observing what?

A
Phosphorescence in uranium salts
B
Electrical conductivity in the air round uranium
C
Fluorescence on a screen during discharge of electricity through a vacuum tube
D
The effects of thorium
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5

Eau Rouge, Raidillon, La Source, Blanchimont and Bus Stop are features of a venue for what sport?

A
Formula One Motor racing
B
Horse racing
C
Indycar Auto racing
D
Golf
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6

Which of these buildings used to be a Paris prison?

A
Arc de Triomphe
B
La Sorbonne
C
The Louvre
D
Bastille
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7

The book "A Kestrel for a Knave" by Barry Hines was the basis for which 1969 film?

A
Kes
B
Fiefdom
C
Merlin
D
Falcon Crest
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