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Daily Quiz #153

General Knowledge Quiz for 19 June 2009

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1

In which film starring Edward G Robinson are the main character's dying words "Mother of Mercy, is this the end of Rico"?

A
St Valentine's Day Massacre
B
The Public Enemy
C
Scarface
D
Little Caesar
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2

What is the name for an elaborate seat, frequently with a canopy, strapped to the back of an elephant?

A
Hoopla
B
Hookah
C
Howzat
D
Howdah
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3

Symptoms of what disease include fever, shivering, joint pain, vomiting, anaemia, hemoglobinuria, retinal damage, and convulsions, with cyclical occurrence of sudden coldness followed by rigour, fever and sweating?

A
Polio
B
Jaundice
C
Malaria
D
Measles
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4

Who built the original Palace of Versailles that was enlarged by Louis XIV?

A
Louis XIII
B
Philippe II
C
Napoleon II
D
Philippe III
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5

Which of these runners is from England?

A
Roger Bannister
B
Peter Snell
C
John Walker
D
Dick Quax
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6

In January 1949, "micro-groove" records, on vinyl, were put on the market in the USA by RCA and Columbia. What was the main difference between them?

A
RCA's grooves were deeper and needed a slightly longer stylus than Columbia's
B
RCA's were music only and Columbia's were spoken word only
C
RCA's were 7" records and Columbia's were 12"
D
RCA's played at 45 rpm and Columbia's at 33.3 rpm
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7

Which of these mountains is in Australia?

A
Taranaki
B
Kosciusko
C
Kilimanjaro
D
Fujiyama
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