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Daily Quiz #179

General Knowledge Quiz for 15 July 2009

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1

What is the name of the type of curve traced by a point on a rolling wheel?

A
Hyperbola
B
Parabola
C
Cycloid
D
Distribution curve
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2

Which painter, designer of stained glass and engraver born in Augsburg, Germany, became painter to the court of Henry VIII and died of the plague in 1543?

A
Paul Klee
B
Hermann Hesse
C
Hans Holbein
D
Christian Ruben
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3

In which US state are the Catskill Mountains?

A
New York
B
Delaware
C
North Dakota
D
New Hampshire
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4

Which "Great Fire" is believed to have started at the bakery of Thomas Farriner (or Farynor) on Pudding Lane?

A
Glasgow
B
Chicago
C
San Francisco
D
London
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5

Who wrote the play "Mrs Warren's Profession" which was twice refused a licence to be performed in London and was closed down in New York when the actors were charged with offences against public decency?

A
George Bernard Shaw
B
Oscar Wilde
C
Noel Coward
D
Arthur Miller
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6

What was notable about the embrace on the podium after the medal ceremony for the 10 metre air pistol competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing between Nino Salukvadze (bronze) and Natalia Paderina (silver)?

A
They were both coached by the same person
B
They were half sisters
C
During the competition, Paderina had accidentally shot Salukvadze
D
There was disagreement between the countries they represented
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7

Under English law, what was the earliest date that a woman could obtain a divorce with the sole ground of adultery?

A
1745
B
1923
C
1831
D
1899
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