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Daily Quiz: Thursday 29th July 2021 : General Knowledge Quiz

#1. If I am going to see an "Obstetrics" doctor, what might be the reason?

Obstetrics deals with care of women and their babies during pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal.

#2. On which ship did the scientist Charles Darwin sail to the Galapagos Islands?

The Voyage of the Beagle is the title most commonly given to the book written by Charles Darwin and published in 1839 as his Journal and Remarks, bringing him considerable fame and respect. This was the third volume of The Narrative of the Voyages of H.M. Ships Adventure and Beagle, the other volumes of which were written or edited by the commanders of the ships. Journal and Remarks covers Darwin’s part in the second survey expedition of the ship HMS Beagle. Due to the popularity of Darwin’s account, the publisher reissued it later in 1839 as Darwin’s Journal of Researches, and the revised second edition published in 1845 used this title. A republication of the book in 1905 introduced the title The Voyage of the “Beagle”, by which it is now best known

#3. Which Greek philosopher theorised on the immortality and reincarnation of the soul? He is best remembered for a very famous geometric theory involving a triangle.

There is not an awful lot known about the mathematician and philosopher as none of his writings have survived. It is believed that he was born around the year 580BC on the island of Samos, which is now part of Greece. These beliefs have been passed down through time via his influence over Plato’s and Aristotle’s teachings and writings.

#4. In 1967 Albert DeSalvo confessed to killing 13 women and being which of the following serial killers?

Albert DeSalvo confessed to killing a total of 13 women in the Boston, Massachusetts area between 1962 and 1964. His guilt or innocence came into question not long after he had been incarcerated for a different crime. Accusations that not all the crimes were related and that there was no physical evidence were brought forth by those who supported him. He was never tried for the killings and was murdered in prison by another inmate, but not before his name was forever linked with the name “The Boston Strangler”.

#5. Who was known as the 'Desert Fox'?

Johannes Erwin Eugen Rommel (15 November 1891 – 14 October 1944) was a German general and military theorist. Popularly known as the Desert Fox, he served as field marshal in the Wehrmacht (armed forces) of Nazi Germany during World War II, as well as serving in the Reichswehr of the Weimar Republic, and the army of Imperial Germany.

#6. What world famous scientist who died in 2018, said, "I have noticed that even people who claim everything is predetermined and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road"?

Physicist and astronomer Stephen Hawking died on March 14, 2018. He wrote, “I have noticed that even people who claim everything is predetermined and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road” in his 1993 book “Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays”, a compendium of essays and lectures written by Hawking.
Francis Crick died in 2004. Jacques Cousteau died in 1997. Linus Pauling died in 1994.

#7. Where did the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II take place?

Although George VI died on the February 6th in 1952, Elizabeth II’s coronation didn’t take place until June the 2nd in 1953. Other than Edward V and Edward VIII who were never crowned, all coronations since 1066 have taken place in Westminster Abbey. This was the first televised coronation and the event took 14 months to organise

#8. A British man by the name of Thomas Hiram Holding is considered the founder of modern recreational camping. What was his trade, which certainly helped him in the making of tents?

Thomas Hiram Holding (1844-1930) was a journeyman tailor who published a number of works on tailoring for both men and women. When he was a child, he traveled through the United States with his parents in a wagon train, and so developed a love of camping and other outdoor activities. In 1897, he designed a small, portable tent that he took with him on a three-day bicycle tour of Connemara, in western Ireland. In 1908 he wrote the first edition of “The Camper’s Handbook”, and founded the Association of Cycle Campers, now called Camping and Caravanning Club. The tent designed by Holding can be seen in various original photos, one of which is held by the National Portrait Gallery in London.

#9. Three of these men have had part of their ashes taken into space. Which is the odd one out, having some of his scattered in the sea bordering New Zealand's North Island?

Sir Edmund Hillary was best known for his ascent of Mount Everest in 1953, the first time any mountaineer had been known to reach the summit. He was born in Auckland and specifically asked for his ashes to be scattered in the sea near his place of birth. Part of them were retained and taken to Nepal, where they can be found in a monastery near Mt Everest. The other three men have all had some of their ashes taken into space.

#10. The Dionne quintuplets drew worldwide attention when they were born in 1934. Where were they born?

The Dionne quintuplets were the first quintuplets known to have survived infancy. They were born on May 28, 1934 in Ontario. They were taken into care by the government, which built a special home for them called Quintland. As many as 6,000 people a day came to watch them at play

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