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Daily Quiz #29

General Knowledge Quiz for 15 February 2009

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1

Which Scotsman took out a patent in 1876 that was the nucleus of the telephone?

A
Alexander Fleming
B
Thomas Edison
C
George Stephenson
D
Alexander Bell
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2

Which of these teams do not compete in America's National League Baseball?

A
Cincinnati Reds
B
Florida Panthers
C
New York Mets
D
Florida Marlins
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3

What is a philatelist?

A
Benefactor
B
Stamp collector
C
Deep thinker
D
Sexual deviant
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4

In which war were the sieges of Mafeking, Kimberley and Ladysmith lifted following the arrival of reinforcement British troops under the command of Lord Kitchener and Lord Roberts?

A
Thirty Years War
B
Crimean War
C
War of the Roses
D
Boer War
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5

Charlie Chaplin wore his tramp costume for the first time in 1914 in which film?

A
The Tramp
B
Tillies Punctured Romance
C
Making A Living
D
Kid Auto Races in Venice
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6

Which of these is not a bear (i.e. classified in the Family “Ursidae”)?

A
American Black Bear
B
Spectacled Bear
C
Koala bear
D
Polar Bear
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7

The Gulf Stream, a warm ocean current, flows from the North American continent to where?

A
Japan
B
India
C
British Isles
D
Africa
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