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Daily Quiz #5450

General Knowledge Quiz for Wednesday, 20 December 2023

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1

Where are skeuomorphs often used?

A
In product cataloguing
B
Designs inspired by seabird wing structure
C
In abstract sculpture
D
For graphics or sounds in user interface
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2

In snail racing, what do world championship rules exclude?

A
Cheering your snail on
B
Fancy dress
C
Giant snails
D
Greasing the snail's shell
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3

When British navigator James Cook arrived at what are now called Cook Islands what did he name them?

A
San Bernardo
B
Cook Islands
C
Hervey Islands
D
Gente Hermosa
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4

What was the subject of the influential 1957 scientific paper known as B2FH?

A
Industrial Time-Study methods
B
Classification, transmission and detection of odours
C
The origin of the chemical elements
D
Game theory
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5

Which name is associated with the IT developments which grew into Microsoft?

A
Gates
B
Doors
C
Pergolas
D
Fences
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6

What was the background for the UK TV series "Whitechapel"?

A
Archaeological investigation
B
Jack the Ripper
C
A history of churches in East London
D
London's art scene in the 1970s
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7

In Central and South America it is possible to find several rivers named Colorado, in Costa Rica, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina; where is the source of the Colorado River in Argentina?

A
The Andes
B
The Cordillera Occidental
C
The Sierra Madre
D
The Rockies
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