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Daily Quiz #449

General Knowledge Quiz for 11 April 2010

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1

Which of these is a 2000 film directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks, who portrays a FedEx employee who is stranded on an uninhabited island after his plane crashes on a flight over the South Pacific?

A
Robinson Crusoe
B
Cast Away
C
Mutiny on the Bounty
D
All Washed Up
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2

What is the symbol for a 60th wedding anniversary?

A
Pearl
B
Diamond
C
Paper
D
Silver
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3

At the 2004 Summer Olympics, why did the Russian Federation file an unsuccessful protest over the women's 100m hurdles, delaying the medal ceremony by a day?

A
The hurdles were not to the correct height
B
American Joanna Hayes had made rude comments to Russian Irina Shevchenko at the start
C
Canadian Perdita Felicien fell on the first hurdle and took Russian Irina Shevchenko with her
D
During the race, some of the hurdles fell over in the strong wind
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4

"In God We Trust" is not the official motto of which of these?

A
Canada
B
United States of America
C
The US state of Florida
D
Nicaragua
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5

Who was the Iranian-US citizen who was jailed early in 2009 in Evin Prison, Teheran with an 8 year sentence for alleged spying?

A
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
B
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
C
Roxana Saberi
D
Ali Larijani
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6

The border crossing known as "Checkpoint Charlie" was between which two places?

A
France and Switzerland, near Geneva
B
Detroit, Michigan, USA and Windsor, Ontario, Canada
C
San Diego, USA and Tijuana, Mexico
D
East and West Berlin
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7

With the exception of the last two segments, how many legs does a centipede have on each segment?

A
8
B
4
C
6
D
2
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