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Daily Quiz #365

General Knowledge Quiz for 17 January 2010

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1

Which of these is a word for poetry which has trite, clichéd, or overly sentimental content, forced or imprecise rhymes, faulty metre or misordering of words to force correct metre?

A
Pigerell
B
Caterell
C
Cowerall
D
Doggerel
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2

Who was the previous King of Spain before King Juan Carlos I succeeded on 22 November 1975?

A
Ferdinand VII
B
Alfonso XIII
C
Alfonso XII
D
Amadeo
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3

In which century was the Panama Canal opened?

A
20th
B
12th
C
21st
D
17th
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4

At the 1896 Olympics, winners received a silver medal and second place received a bronze medal. In 1900, most winners received cups or trophies instead of medals. What present tradition was introduced at the 1904 Games?

A
Awarding gold, silver & bronze medals for the first three places
B
Awarding no tangible reward at all
C
Awarding certificates to every finisher
D
Awarding the winner only with a bronze medal
Select from the options above.
5

Roswell, the "UFO crash site", is in which US state?

A
New Mexico
B
California
C
Arizona
D
Texas
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6

How many fence posts are required to surround a field that is 12 metres square, if a post must be provided every metre?

A
48
B
47
C
24
D
25
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7

Which British sculptor and artist of the 20th century, whose work was said to “exemplify Modernism”, was made a Dame in 1965 and died aged 72 in a fire in her studio at St Ives, Cornwall, in 1975?

A
Gillian Lowndes
B
Wilhelmina Baldwin
C
Barbara Hepworth
D
Alison Wilding
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