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Daily Quiz #36

General Knowledge Quiz for 22 February 2009

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1

What is the Diet of Worms?

A
A method of torture used at Guantanamo Bay
B
A method used by Oprah Winfrey to reduce weight
C
The religious court that judged Martin Luther in 1521
D
The name for the parliament of Iceland, created in 1944
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2

The main publicity image for which Alfred Hitchcock film featured Cary Grant being chased by a bi-plane?

A
Rear Window
B
To Catch A Thief
C
North By Northwest
D
Vertigo
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3

The Kalahari Desert is on which continent?

A
Africa
B
Asia
C
Europe
D
Australia
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4

Who, in 1831, first demonstrated that the motion of a conductor in a magnetic field generates an electric current?

A
Isaac Newton
B
Humphrey Davy
C
Ernest Rutherford
D
Michael Faraday
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5

Who was the king of England who succeeded James I?

A
Charles I
B
Charles II
C
James II
D
Henry V
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6

What instrument was designed to measure variations in temperature by the expansion or contraction of a liquid or gas?

A
Gasometer
B
Barometer
C
Anemometer
D
Thermometer
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7

At the 1968 Olympic Games held at Mexico City, what was the now-universal style introduced to the high jump?

A
RezovĂ  round turn
B
Carruthers crash
C
Gavrilov gavotte
D
Fosbury flop
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