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Daily Quiz #231

General Knowledge Quiz for 5 September 2009

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1

The military action popularly known as "The Charge of the Light Brigade" took place in which war?

A
Crimean War
B
World War I
C
Boer War
D
War of the Roses
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2

What is the electrical capacitance which 1 coulomb of electricity will charge to a capacity of 1 volt?

A
Farad
B
Ohm
C
Erg
D
Watt
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3

Where are sculptures of Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis carved into the side of a mountain?

A
Stone Mountain, Georgia
B
Mount Rushmore, South Dakota
C
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
D
Mount Jefferson State Park, North Carolina
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4

Which of these is the lowest suit when bidding in the card game Five Hundred?

A
Hearts
B
Spades
C
Diamonds
D
Clubs
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5

Although now a term for an ordinary infantryman, in 1640 a "fusilier" was so called because his weapon was a fusil. What was a fusil?

A
A light flintlock musket
B
A crossbow
C
A halberd
D
A malteser
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6

Who became famous through three films made in 1955 and 1956, and died at the wheel of a Porsche in 1956?

A
James Dean
B
Marilyn Munro
C
Anthony Perkins
D
Jim Morrison
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7

The song "Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin'" from the film "High Noon" was a big hit for Frankie Laine in the early 1950s. Who sang it on the film soundtrack?

A
Gene Autry
B
Tex Ritter
C
Roy Rogers
D
Frankie Laine
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