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Daily Quiz #396

General Knowledge Quiz for 17 February 2010

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1

Where was Ronald Reagan when he said, as part of a speech on 12 June 1987, "Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall"?

A
In front of the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin
B
In front of the Great Wall of China, at Shanhaiguan, China
C
On top of an Inca wall at Machu Picchu, Peru
D
At a Pink Floyd concert in Washington DC.
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2

Who was the Cornish inventor who is famous for building a high pressure non-condensing steam engine for general industrial use in 1797, and in 1801 for building a steam car that carried passengers?

A
George Churchward
B
George Stephenson
C
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
D
Richard Trevithick
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3

Which of these songs is from the musical "Pal Joey"?

A
Purple Rain
B
Green Door
C
Yellow Submarine
D
Blue Moon
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4

Where is Tipperary?

A
Scotland
B
England
C
Belgium
D
Ireland
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5

Who is credited with the invention of boxing gloves?

A
Jack Broughton (1705 - 1789)
B
Jack Johnson (1769 - 1789)
C
Billy Edwards (1844 - 1907)
D
Jake Kilrain (1859 - 1937)
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6

In June 2009, General Motors announced that it would sell which of its brands to Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery, based in China?

A
Packard
B
Chevrolet
C
Holden
D
Hummer
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7

Tetanus is known by what other name?

A
Tennis elbow
B
Athlete's foot
C
Lockjaw
D
Achilles heel
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