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Daily Quiz #4961

General Knowledge Quiz for Thursday, 18 August 2022

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Which unstable, combustible material is used in the production of explosives, matches and electric batteries, as well as in etching copper, in manufacturing coloured glass, in the leather industry, in dyeing, and as an antiseptic?

A
Picric acid
B
TNT
C
Nitroglycerin
D
Nitrogen triiodide
Select from the options above.
2

Which TV series made in different countries includes characters with names such as Lace, Siren, Titan, Amazon, Panther, Warrior, Ice, Scorpio, Lightning, Blade, Cyclone, Flash, Force, Shadow, Thunder, Viper, Nitro and Cobra?

A
Gladiators
B
Wife Swap
C
Big Brother
D
Who Wants to be a Millionaire
Select from the options above.
3

The French Academy of Sciences was founded, Shah Jahan (the builder of the Taj Mahal) died, and the Great Fire of London burnt in what year?

A
1660
B
1766
C
1560
D
1666
Select from the options above.
4

What is Mexico's largest commercial port?

A
Acapulco
B
Mexico City
C
Manzanillo
D
Toledo
Select from the options above.
5

For the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, 10 countries did what?

A
Sent only teams of indigenous athletes
B
Boycotted the Games by not sending teams
C
Boycotted the Games by not sending diplomats or official representatives
D
Refused to take part in the opening and closing ceremonies
Select from the options above.
6

In the 12th century, who was the lover and then husband of Héloïse, celebrated as a writer and scholar and, later, a nun and abbess?

A
Johnny Appleseed
B
Pierre Abelard
C
Jason Argonaut
D
Peter Piper
Select from the options above.
7

A "howdah" is used to ride what animal?

A
Whale
B
Camel
C
Dolphin
D
Elephant
Select from the options above.
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