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Daily Quiz #21

General Knowledge Quiz for 7 February 2009

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1

Which of these characters has the most words to say in a single play?

A
Hugh, in "Weed" by Anthony McCarten
B
Abigail, in "Abigail’s Party" by Mike Leigh
C
Godot, in "Waiting For Godot" by Samuel Beckett
D
Iago, in "Othello" by William Shakespeare
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2

According to Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky", what were "all mimsy"?

A
Outgrabes
B
Stargroves
C
Bodmins
D
Borogoves
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3

What is THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)?

A
A group of people that eat human flesh
B
A type of milk carton
C
An animal with four tentacles
D
The chemical that makes marijuana a drug
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4

Which US state borders another country, and no other US state?

A
New Mexico
B
Hawaii
C
Texas
D
Alaska
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5

Which of these is a fielding position in cricket?

A
Back slide
B
Leg slip
C
Gully point
D
Chief Scout
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6

Who was largely responsible for the development of the jet engine, seeing the first application of his engine installed in a Gloster aircraft in 1941?

A
Lawrence Bragg
B
Robert Watson-Watt
C
Christopher Hinton
D
Frank Whittle
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7

What was the confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union that was at its peak in October 1962?

A
The Berlin Airlift
B
The building of the Berlin Wall
C
The Cuban Missile Crisis
D
Results of the Olympic 10,000 metre race
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