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Daily Quiz #195

General Knowledge Quiz for 31 July 2009

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1

Who became the King of Spain on 22 November 1975, two days after the death of Francisco Franco?

A
King Harald V
B
King Juan Carlos I
C
King Albert II
D
King Carl XVI Gustaf
Select from the options above.
2

Which film, starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen and Donald O'Connor, told the story of a silent film ("The Dashing Cavalier") being transformed during production into a musical ("The Dancing Cavalier")?

A
Hollywood Revue
B
Singin' In The Rain
C
A Star Is Born
D
A Chorus Line
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3

Which of these was an aircraft designer?

A
Alec Issigonis
B
Antoine Herman Gerard Fokker
C
Dr Ferdinand Porsche
D
Sir Robert Watson-Watt
Select from the options above.
4

In 1434, Portuguese mariner Gil Eanes made a major breakthrough to obtain a reliable trade route to Western and Eastern Africa and India by finding a route around which cape?

A
Cape of Good Hope
B
Cape Bojador
C
Cape Verde
D
Cape Lopez
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5

What is the name for an artificial feature creating extra turns in a roadway, used in motor racing and on city streets, to slow cars?

A
Speed bump
B
Cattle stop
C
Chicane
D
Calming lines
Select from the options above.
6

Where is Montevideo?

A
Portugal
B
Peru
C
Uruguay
D
New Guinea
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7

The Republic of China (ROC) did not compete at the Montreal Olympics in 1976 because the People's Republic of China (PRC) pressured the organisers to stop them competing under that name. What name did the ROC use when it next competed in 1984?

A
Island China
B
Taiwan
C
Chinese Taipei
D
Free China
Select from the options above.
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