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Daily Quiz #220

General Knowledge Quiz for 25 August 2009

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1

In 1946, what did the USA offer to buy for $100,000,000?

A
Part of Ontario between Detroit and Toronto
B
Iceland
C
The Channel Islands
D
Greenland
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2

Which composer of musicals was knighted in 1992 and made a life peer in 1997?

A
Andrew Lloyd Webber
B
Arthur Sullivan
C
Elton John
D
Paul McCartney
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3

After he had directed "Australia", Baz Luhrmann's next project was a film based on which book by F Scott Fitzgerald?

A
Catch-22
B
Moby Dick
C
Great Expectations
D
The Great Gatsby
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4

What is the name for the unit of work done by a force of 1 dyne moving through a distance of 1 centimetre?

A
Watt
B
Erg
C
Therblig
D
Horsepower
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5

What game involving reptiles is based on the Indian game called Vaikuntapaoli or Paramapada Sopanam?

A
Checkers
B
Parchisi
C
Snakes and Ladders
D
Darts
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6

In a film script, what do the letters ECU mean?

A
End Camera, Unfocussed
B
Every Camera Unnecessary
C
Extreme Close Up
D
Edge Camera Upward
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7

Which British organisation, started in 1939 under Basil Dean and disbanded in 1946, represented the mobilisation of the entertainment industry?

A
ENSA
B
Old Vic
C
Maori Concert Party
D
The Troupers
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