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Daily Quiz #221

General Knowledge Quiz for 26 August 2009

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1

Which of these facts about The Beatles' album cover Help! (1965) is not true?

A
All of the pictures are reversed, and the images on the original US album are out of order
B
It was originally going to show them signaling "HELP" but the letters did not look good graphically
C
The first cover shot for the album was four dogs, with the Beatles' heads graphically attached
D
The message is supposed to be "LPUS" ("help us")
Select from the options above.
2

What is the acronym developed by the European Union as the geocode standard for referencing the administrative divisions of countries for statistical purposes?

A
NUTS
B
ISO 3166-2
C
FIPS
D
IATA
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3

The Göta Canal connects Göteborg, Sweden, with which body of water?

A
Baltic Sea
B
Red Sea
C
Caspian Sea
D
Mediterranean Sea
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4

Who started "Poor Richard's Almanack" in 1732, helped draw up the US Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution and invented the lightning conductor?

A
Thomas Jefferson
B
John Hancock
C
Benjamin Franklin
D
John Adams
Select from the options above.
5

What fictional Cincinnati radio station was the setting for a US TV sitcom starring Gary Sandy, Howard Hesseman, Gordon Jump, Loni Anderson, Tim Reid, Jan Smithers, Richard Sanders and Frank Bonner in 1978–1982?

A
WORK
B
WCBS
C
WKRP
D
WCFM
Select from the options above.
6

Who emerged as the top Chinese Communist leader during the "Long March" in 1934?

A
Mao Zedong
B
Hua Guofeng
C
Chiang Kai-shek
D
Zhou Enlai
Select from the options above.
7

The first international test cricket score to exceed 700 runs in an innings was in which year?

A
1920
B
1888
C
1930
D
1980
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