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Daily Quiz #38

General Knowledge Quiz for 24 February 2009

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1

Making a U-turn results in a change of direction of how many degrees?

A
180
B
360
C
90
D
270
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2

In which country did Juan Domingo Peron seize power in 1943, become president, and resign in 1955?

A
Brazil
B
Chile
C
Argentina
D
Paraguay
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3

What was the title of Stephen King’s first novel, in which a telekinetic woman exacts deadly revenge on her high school classmates?

A
Amelia-Anne
B
Carrie
C
Matilda
D
The Woman In Black
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4

The group of 48 of the United States that are between Canada and Mexico is referred to as the continental or … what … United States?

A
Core
B
Contiguous
C
Constitutional
D
Corporeal
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5

Who became World Snooker Champion for the third time in 2008?

A
Stephen Hendry
B
Ali Carter
C
Peter Ebdon
D
Ronnie O'Sullivan
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6

Which scientist allegedly used mirrors to focus the sun's rays to burn Roman ships during the Siege of Syracuse around 214–212 BC?

A
Archimedes
B
Ptolemy
C
Leonardo da Vinci
D
Sophocles
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7

What British institution has the nickname "The Old Lady Of Threadneedle Street"?

A
Houses of Parliament
B
The Bank Of England
C
St Paul's Cathedral
D
Madam Tussaud's Wax Museum
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