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Daily Quiz #126

General Knowledge Quiz for 23 May 2009

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1

What was unusual at the time about the newspaper published on board the liner Etruria in the mid Atlantic Ocean in February 1903?

A
It was based on news reports transmitted from Britain by radio
B
It was the first to be printed with Indian Ink
C
It was printed on linen
D
It was entirely written daily by Joseph Pulitzer: his first job
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2

Which 2007 Italian drama film directed by Daniele Luchetti is based on Antonio Pennacchi's novel?

A
My Brother Is An Only Child
B
Juke box
C
Ginger and Cinnamon
D
Hide the Salami
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3

Which American author wrote "The Call Of The Wild", "White Fang", "The Sea Wolf" and "The Game"?

A
Ernest Hemingway
B
Jack London
C
Herman Melville
D
Ambrose Pierce
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4

Which canal operated along the banks of the Potomac in Maryland from 1850 to 1924 and connected Cumberland, Maryland, to Washington, D.C., allowing freight to be transported around the Great Falls of the Potomac River?

A
Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal
B
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal
C
The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal
D
Pennsylvania Canal
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5

What legal name is given to a document that is written by the person who signs it?

A
Hologram
B
Monogram
C
Holograph
D
Testament
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6

The heel of the forward foot must contact the ground before the toe of the rear foot leaves it is a rule of which sport?

A
Walking
B
Triple jump
C
Discus
D
Shot
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7

Humidity measures the quantity of water vapour in the air as a percentage by … what?

A
Height
B
Weight
C
Volume
D
Width
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