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Daily Quiz #363

General Knowledge Quiz for 15 January 2010

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1

The Grand Canyon is in which US state?

A
Idaho
B
Colorado
C
Arizona
D
Iowa
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2

Which country was the setting for the novels of Neville Shute?

A
USA
B
England
C
Australia
D
Mexico
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3

What is the term for the change in direction of a wavefront at an interface between two different media so that the wavefront returns into the medium from which it originated, common examples of which include the behaviour of light, sound and water waves?

A
Defenestration
B
Gestation
C
Quotation
D
Reflection
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4

The publication of Harriet Beecher Stowe's book "Uncle Tom's Cabin" in 1852 aroused much public feeling about what issue in the USA?

A
Slavery
B
Housing
C
Public education
D
Women's suffrage
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5

In Roman numerals, what is signified by the letter V?

A
50
B
5
C
10
D
100
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6

Who won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter in "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991)?

A
Lightnin' Hopkins
B
Gerard Manley Hopkins
C
Anthony Hopkins
D
Anthony Quinn
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7

William Gilbert Grace was a famous player of which sport?

A
Association Football (Soccer)
B
Baseball
C
Rugby Union
D
Cricket
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