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Daily Quiz #161

General Knowledge Quiz for 27 June 2009

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1

What is the name given to a distinguishing device stamped into the substance of a sheet of paper when it is wet?

A
Watermark
B
Embossing
C
Etching
D
Threading
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2

Which town in Lincolnshire, UK, is the birthplace of Margaret Thatcher, and has connections with Isaac Newton, Nicholas Parsons and Richard Todd?

A
Grantham
B
Grimsby
C
Mablethorpe
D
Scunthorpe
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3

What is the natural habitat of the electric eel?

A
The rivers of Brazil and Guiana
B
The larger rivers in Africa
C
The warmest parts of the Pacific Ocean
D
The Great Lakes of North America
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4

The America's Cup trophy was held by America from 1852 until 1983 when the Cup was won by which challenger?

A
Southern Cross of Australia
B
Australia II of Australia
C
Black Magic of New Zealand
D
Dame Pattie of the UK
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5

Which political organisation was founded by José Antonio Primo de Rivera in 1933, during the Second Spanish Republic?

A
Riviera
B
Nazism
C
Fascism
D
Falange
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6

In the 1956 film "The Ten Commandments", who played Moses?

A
Burt Lancaster
B
Charlton Heston
C
John Mills
D
Robert Mitchum
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7

Which of these musicians became famous for playing the saxophone?

A
Coleman Hawkins
B
Buddy Miles
C
Louis Armstrong
D
Fats Domino
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