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Daily Quiz #145

General Knowledge Quiz for 11 June 2009

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1

What machine devised to move people was first demonstrated in Paris in 1900?

A
Elevator
B
Escalator
C
Convertible car
D
Travelator
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2

Who founded "Answers" in 1888, and later founded Amalgamated Press in the UK which, at various times, owned "The Evening News", "The Daily Mail", "The Daily Mirror", "The Observer" and "The Times"?

A
Lord Northcliffe
B
Lord Beaverbrook
C
William Randolph Hearst
D
Rupert Murdoch
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3

What is the smallest state in the USA by land area?

A
Rhode Island
B
New Jersey
C
Delaware
D
Connecticut
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4

The food of the Gods is ambrosia: what is the drink of the Gods?

A
Amphora
B
Wine
C
Nectar
D
Euphoria
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5

The first what was sent from "L'Illustration", Paris, to the London "Daily Mirror" on 8 November 1907?

A
International news story, by teleprinter
B
Newspaper photograph, by cable
C
Live interview, by radio
D
International news story, by telephone
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6

After Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson won the 100 metre dash at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, why was his gold medal taken away and awarded to runner-up Carl Lewis?

A
He abused the officials at the finish line
B
He performed the Black Power salute on the victory stand
C
He failed a drug test
D
He tried to make a speech from the victory stand
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7

"Ode To Joy" is from the 9th Symphony by which composer?

A
Debussy
B
Wakeman
C
Ravel
D
Beethoven
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