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Daily Quiz #317

General Knowledge Quiz for 30 November 2009

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1

Saint Augustine, the oldest city in the USA, is in which state?

A
New Hampshire
B
Philadelphia
C
Virginia
D
Florida
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2

Who made the first solo non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in 1927?

A
Charles Lindbergh
B
Charles Kingsford-Smith
C
Amy Johnson
D
Captain John Alcock
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3

What was unusual about the speech by IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch at the closing ceremony of the 1996 Olympic Games, when he said "Well done Atlanta" and called the games "most exceptional"?

A
The Games were not held at Atlanta
B
He gave the speech by satellite link
C
He had previously always said that each had been "The best Olympics ever"
D
He delivered the speech in French
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4

What nationality was the winner of the first Miss World contest?

A
Canadian
B
Swedish
C
Swiss
D
Australian
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5

What is the ratio of hydrogen atoms to oxygen atoms respectively in a molecule of water?

A
8 to 1
B
1 to 2
C
3 to 5
D
2 to 1
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6

Which US TV show, where the star appeared as a fictionalised version of himself with his friends George Costanza, Elaine Benes and Cosmo Kramer, ran for 9 seasons?

A
Letterman
B
Frasier
C
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air
D
Seinfeld
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7

Who was the host of a TV variety show based in New York which was broadcast on Sunday nights from 20 June 1948 to 6 June 1971?

A
Jack Paar
B
Andy Williams
C
David Letterman
D
Ed Sullivan
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