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Daily Quiz #273

General Knowledge Quiz for 17 October 2009

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Which building, built in 1884, was the first to use structural steel in its frame and the first to be supported inside and outside by a fireproof metal frame, and is therefore considered to be the first skyscraper?

A
Home Insurance Building, Chicago, Illinois, USA
B
Ritz Hotel, London, UK
C
The Old Bailey, London, UK
D
The Chrysler Building, New York, NY, USA
Select from the options above.
2

Who was the star of the films "Saturday Night And Sunday Morning", "Tom Jones" and "Two For The Road"?

A
Dirk Bogarde
B
Michael Caine
C
Peter O'Toole
D
Albert Finney
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3

The first modern Olympic games as we currently know them were held in which century?

A
12th
B
16th
C
21st
D
19th
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4

What religious sect that uses dancing as a form of worship was founded by Ann Lee, who migrated with her followers from England to New York in 1772?

A
Shakers
B
Bumpers
C
Trickers
D
Botherers
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5

Which of these is a cape in Greece?

A
Crete
B
Marzipan
C
Matapan
D
Verdi
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6

If you went to Bizet's "Carmen", what would you expect to see?

A
Rock concert
B
Drag racing
C
Photography exhibition
D
Opera
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7

Which US state was the first to secede from the Union, in 1860, leading to the American Civil War?

A
Maine
B
California
C
South Carolina
D
New York
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