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Daily Quiz #148

General Knowledge Quiz for 14 June 2009

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1

Under a hire purchase agreement, whereby an item is purchased in installments, when do the goods in question become the property of the purchaser?

A
When more than 25% has been paid for
B
When the agreement is signed
C
When more than 50% has been paid for
D
When it is fully paid for
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2

The names of how many US states begin with "W"?

A
6
B
8
C
2
D
4
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3

How did General George S Patton, responsible for a number of US victories in World War II, die?

A
Old age in a rest home in Philadelphia in 1958
B
As the result of a car accident near Heidelberg, Germany, in 1945
C
In a plane crash off the coast of Japan in 1946
D
Assassination in Manila, The Philippines, in 1945
Select from the options above.
4

Producer Alex Korda engaged Anton Karas to score which entire film, after it had been edited together, using only one instrument?

A
The Third Man
B
Anna Karenina
C
The Jungle Book
D
Richard III
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5

What did Chuck Yeager accomplish in a Bell XI in October 1947?

A
Flew faster than sound
B
Made the first commercial helicopter flight
C
Set the first land speed record for a jet propelled car
D
Flew across the continental United States in under 6 hours
Select from the options above.
6

In baseball, what is the name of the position where the pitcher stands to throw the ball to a batter of the opposing team?

A
Home base
B
Footplate
C
Mound
D
Jack
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7

Which Irish-born philanthropist founded over 112 institutions for deprived children in the last half of the 19th century?

A
St Vincent de Paul
B
Dr Thomas Barnardo
C
Sir Truby King
D
General William Booth
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