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Daily Quiz #238

General Knowledge Quiz for 12 September 2009

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1

What word best describes a triangle where one angle is greater than 90 degrees?

A
Oblique
B
Obtuse
C
Equilateral
D
Acute
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2

Which Venezuelan river has the same name as a Womble?

A
Bungo
B
Tobermory
C
Orinoco
D
Wellington
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3

Who invented a system of cartography whereby lines of latitude and longitude are drawn at right angles?

A
Gerardus Mercator
B
Isaac Newton
C
Galileo
D
Arthur Robinson
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4

What best selling novel begins "The great fish moved silently through the night water, propelled by short sweeps of its crescent tail"?

A
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
B
Jaws
C
Kidnapped
D
Moby Dick
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5

The United Nations Charter was signed by 50 nations in San Francisco on which day?

A
15 September 1945
B
1 January 1946
C
26 June 1945
D
1 January 1942
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6

Brogues are a type of what?

A
Shirts
B
Hats
C
Shoes
D
Coats
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7

In what board game do players compete to acquire wealth through buying, renting, and trading properties, with the object of bankrupting the other players?

A
Trivial Pursuit
B
Monopoly
C
Scrabble
D
Cluedo
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