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Daily Quiz #185

General Knowledge Quiz for 21 July 2009

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Which 1940 film, a story of corruption in politics written and directed by Preston Sturges, is told in flashback by a bartender about his rise to, and fall from, being a state Governor?

A
Remember The Night
B
Mr Smith Goes To Washington
C
If I Were King
D
The Great McGinty
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2

The fur ermine comes from which animal?

A
Weasel
B
Stoat
C
Shrew
D
Rabbit
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3

Which French scientist invented the first satisfactory revolving light for use in lighthouses, and has a type of theatre light named after him?

A
René Descartes
B
Jean Foucalt
C
Augustin-Jean Fresnel
D
Girard Desargues
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4

Which war, engineered by Bismarck, included the siege and surrender of Paris and ended in the union of German states with William I as emperor?

A
Seven Years War
B
Peninsular War
C
Franco-Prussian War
D
First Napoleonic War
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5

How many keys are there usually on a standard modern piano?

A
76
B
88
C
52
D
36
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6

Which of these is most likely to be heard at a cricket match?

A
Hows that!?
B
Bully off!
C
Ruck ruck ruck ruck
D
Hole in one!
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7

Of the 16 states of Germany, 13 are termed area states (Flächenländer). What are the other 3?

A
Nation states
B
Island states
C
City states
D
Overseas territories
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