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Daily Quiz #5494

General Knowledge Quiz for Friday, 2 February 2024

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1

Cable News Network (CNN), the first channel to provide 24-hour television news coverage, was founded by Ted Turner in what year?

A
1970
B
1980
C
1990
D
1960
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2

Which of these is in North America?

A
Caucasus Mountains
B
Bambouk Mountains
C
Himalayas
D
Rocky Mountains
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3

British author George Orwell, as well as being renowned for his novels, is widely respected for what?

A
Essays, reviews and reportage
B
Agriculture
C
Poetry
D
Athletics governance
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4

When was the formal request made to adopt the name "Iran" internationally in place of the name "Persia"?

A
21 March 1935
B
21 March 1949
C
21 March 1909
D
21 March 1965
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5

The South American butterfly Greta oto is known for having what?

A
Bright orange legs
B
A sting
C
Transparent wings
D
An abnormally long life span (2 years)
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6

Which cricketer scored 158 runs in 2005 to secure the Ashes for England?

A
Ricky Ponting
B
Kevin Pietersen
C
Stephen Fleming
D
Glenn McGrath
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7

Outstanding work of lasting literary merit giving evidence of consistent idealism on some significant level is recognised by the annual Nobel Prize in Literature, one of only six Nobel prizes. What was the first novel published by the most recent American recipient (as at 2015)?

A
The Bluest Eye by Dr Toni Morrison
B
Hike and the Aeroplane by Sinclair Lewis
C
Elegy for John Donne and Other Poems by Joseph Brodsky
D
The Family Moskat by Isaac Bashevis Singer
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