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Daily Quiz #377

General Knowledge Quiz for 29 January 2010

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1

Who discovered, in 1895, that X Rays could be applied to medicine?

A
Rontgen
B
Planck
C
Issigonis
D
Ballard
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2

What is the name of the golf trophy for competition between teams of professional golfers from Europe and the USA that was first contested between Great Britain and the USA in 1927?

A
Borg Warner Trophy
B
America's Cup
C
Ranfurly Shield
D
Ryder Cup
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3

Where is Baffin Island?

A
In the Gulf of St Lawrence
B
In Hudson Bay
C
Between the Canadian mainland and Greenland
D
Off the coast of Alaska
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4

What film, sub-titled "The Story of Christy Brown", is a 1989 drama directed by Jim Sheridan and starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Ray McAnally, Brenda Fricker, Fiona Shaw, Julie Hale, Alison Whelan, Kirsten Sheridan, Declan Croghan, Eanna MacLiam, Marie Conmee and Cyril Cusack, that tells the true story of an Irishman born with cerebral palsy?

A
Your Right Hand
B
My Left Foot
C
His Left Nostril
D
Her Right Ear
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5

A phrase meaning "there must be some truth in the rumour" is "where there is [what] there is fire"?

A
A fireplace
B
Fire engines
C
Cigarettes
D
Smoke
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6

Where was the British ship Royal Oak sunk by German submarine U47 in October 1939?

A
Coral Sea, off the coast of Australia
B
Southampton, England
C
River Plate, South America
D
Scapa Flow, Orkney, Scotland
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7

What organisation, set up to encourage scientific research, was founded in 1648 and obtained a charter from King Charles II in 1660?

A
Newton Committee
B
National Geographic
C
Royal Society
D
Naked Science
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