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Daily Quiz #466

General Knowledge Quiz for 28 April 2010

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1

The most famous statement of which 17th century French philosopher is "Cogito ergo sum"?

A
David Hume
B
René Descartes
C
Gottfried Leibniz
D
Baruch Spinoza
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2

Which film trilogy consists of three live action fantasy epic films: "The Fellowship of the Ring" (2001), "The Two Towers" (2002) and "The Return of the King" (2003) which is based on a three-volume book by J. R. R. Tolkien?

A
The King of the Things
B
The Lord of the Rings
C
The Queen of Swing
D
The Prince of Ping
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3

What is a textile fabric, usually of linen or cotton with simple geometric or conventional pattern uniformly repeated?

A
Satin
B
Tapestry
C
Silk
D
Diaper
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4

Where would you go in all of U.S. territory to see the first sunrise of a new day at the equinox?

A
Point Udall, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
B
Pochnoi Point, Semisopochnoi Island, Alaska
C
Peacock Point, Wake Island, in the west Pacific Ocean
D
Sail Rock , Maine
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5

Whose career, from 1922 to 1946, included World Billiards Champion 4 times and World Snooker Champion 20 times?

A
Alfred E Neuman
B
Whispering Jack Smith
C
Joe Davis
D
Clark McConachy
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6

What term was popularized in the books "The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man" (1962) and "Understanding Media" (1964) by Marshall McLuhan to describe how the instantaneous movement of information from every quarter to every point at the same time has heightened human awareness of responsibility?

A
Earth town
B
Global village
C
World city
D
Moon unit
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7

Where on the moon did the first man land?

A
Bay of Rainbows
B
Sea of Showers
C
Sea of Serenity
D
Sea of Tranquillity
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