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Daily Quiz #224

General Knowledge Quiz for 29 August 2009

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1

Which Formula One team, founded in 1963 by a New Zealander, were the first to design a car using a carbon fibre monocoque?

A
McLaren
B
Brabham
C
Williams
D
Lotus
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2

Which of these is one of the 7 letters used by the Romans to signify numbers?

A
Z
B
P
C
C
D
K
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3

What is the common term for "pre-patellar bursitis"?

A
Athlete's foot
B
Tennis elbow
C
Achilles heel
D
Housemaids knee
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4

Whose play about the Salem witch trials in the 17th century drew parallels to McCarthyism in the 1950s?

A
Edward Albee
B
Tennessee Williams
C
Arthur Miller
D
Sam Shepard
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5

Who had a morning show from June to October 1980 and a late night show from 1982 to 1993 weeknights at 12:30 a.m. at NBC in New York, then moved to CBS where the show screened at 11:30 p.m.?

A
Regis Philbin
B
Jay Leno
C
Larry King
D
David Letterman
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6

Which previously independent country, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, 25–50 km (15–30 miles) off the coast of Africa, united with Tanganyika to form Tanzania in 1964?

A
Zambia
B
Zanzibar
C
Zimbabwe
D
Zaire
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7

What is a slight fluctuation in pitch caused by the player of a stringed instrument shaking a finger while stopping a string?

A
Vibrato
B
Reverb
C
Whammy
D
Echo
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