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Daily Quiz #446

General Knowledge Quiz for 8 April 2010

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1

Who was the first president of the Turkish Republic after the overthrow of the Sultan in 1922?

A
Mustapha Kemal Ataturk
B
Cemal Gürsel
C
Fahri Korutürk
D
Cevdet Sunay
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2

Except for a short break from 1492 to 1512, which merchant family effectively ruled Florence from the 13th century to 1737?

A
Medici
B
Florentine
C
Carpathian
D
Montague
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3

Which different characters with the same name were played in films with the same title by Richard Roundtree in 1971 and Samuel L Jackson in 2000?

A
John Shaft
B
Martin King
C
Jedi Master Mace Windu
D
Elijah Price
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4

In printing, what are slugs?

A
Lazy printing staff
B
Solid lines of type
C
Barrows for wheeling lead around the printing works
D
The frames that metal type was put into to represent "pages"
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5

Which of these countries is landlocked?

A
Switzerland
B
Denmark
C
Brazil
D
Australia
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6

Which of these sports is thought to be second only to archery as the oldest British outdoor game?

A
Soccer
B
Tennis
C
Cricket
D
Bowls
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7

Which of these is an infectious disease caused by a virus that affects the brain and spinal cord?

A
Poliomyelitis
B
Tetanus
C
Pellagra
D
Rabies
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