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Daily Quiz #354

General Knowledge Quiz for 6 January 2010

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In the 1964 film "Dr. Strangelove ... ", the doctor, working as national security consultant to the president, was a sinister character with a heavy Germanic accent and darkly Teutonic attitudes. Who had the nickname "Dr Strangelove" when in public office in the 1970s?

A
Henry Kissinger
B
Willy Brandt
C
Kurt Georg Kiesinger
D
Helmut Schmidt
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2

What is the cube root of 64?

A
4
B
3
C
5
D
8
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3

What is the name for a poem of 14 lines that first appeared when written by Giacomo da Lentini in 1220, for which various rhyme schemes were developed?

A
Quatrain
B
Limerick
C
Sonnet
D
Ditty
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4

Which of these countries is closest to Austria?

A
Korea
B
Denmark
C
Zimbabwe
D
Japan
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5

What was the name given to the group of people in the English Midlands who destroyed machinery in 1811 - 1812, believing it to be the cause of their unemployment?

A
Luddites
B
Hittites
C
Mechanists
D
Tolpuddle Martyrs
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6

Usain Bolt is what type of athlete?

A
Sprinter
B
Synchronised swimmer
C
Boxer
D
High Jumper
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7

What song was played at the end of the 1964 film "Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Bomb"?

A
It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow
B
There'll Be Bluebirds Over The White Cliffs Of Dover
C
We'll Meet Again
D
When You Wish upon a Star
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