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Daily Quiz #270

General Knowledge Quiz for 14 October 2009

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Who was the proprietor of "New York World" who made a bequest to award 12 prizes annually to American authors and composers?

A
Joseph Pulitzer
B
Alfred Nobel
C
Oscar de Laurentis
D
Arnold Bloomberg
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2

In which of these games would you hear talk of a gambit?

A
Poker
B
Squash
C
Chess
D
Surfing
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3

What 1966 Broadway musical was based on Fellini's film "Nights of Cabiria"?

A
Sweet Charity
B
Hair
C
Cabaret
D
Annie Get Your Gun
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4

What number, when multiplied by itself, has the same answer when it is added to itself?

A
1
B
10
C
2
D
100
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5

What Indian word was used by the Portuguese for army servants and became applied by British to Asiatic seamen?

A
Dagoes
B
Lollards
C
Maroons
D
Lascars
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6

The largest islands of which group, 1500 miles north east of the Philippines, are Saipan, Timan, Rota and Guam?

A
New Caledonia
B
Marshall Islands
C
Marianas
D
Tonga
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7

The revolver, with a single barrel and a number of chambers for cartridges fired by a one-lock mechanism, was patented in 1835 by whom?

A
Harvey Lee Enfield
B
James Smith
C
Harold Wesson
D
Samuel Colt
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