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Daily Quiz #137

General Knowledge Quiz for 3 June 2009

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Which German mathematician and scientist, sometimes called the "Prince of Mathematicians", completed "Disquisitiones Arithmeticae", in 1798 at the age of 21?

A
Carl Friedrich Gauss
B
Gottfried Leibniz
C
Georg Simon Klügel
D
Alfred Kempe
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2

Which month appears last in the rhyme "30 days have September …"?

A
June
B
April
C
February
D
September
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3

A popular understanding is that The White House in Washington DC was painted white to cover what damage?

A
Earthquake of 1805
B
Burning by the British in 1812
C
Paint-throwing during the Slave-owners' Uprising of 1860
D
Confederate Army attack during the American Civil War, 1862
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4

Vanilla is obtained from what part of the plant?

A
Root
B
Leaf
C
Bark
D
Pod
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5

In which film was Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries" used to underscore a helicopter attack?

A
M*A*S*H
B
Blackhawk Down
C
The Matrix Revolutions
D
Apocalypse Now
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6

In what sport would one "bully off"?

A
Badminton
B
Squash
C
Hockey
D
Sumo wrestling
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7

The US state of Kentucky is known "the … (what) … Grass State"?

A
Blue
B
Rye
C
Green
D
Hour
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