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Daily Quiz #475

General Knowledge Quiz for 7 May 2010

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1

What name is given to an alcoholic drink that is taken in an effort to cure a hangover?

A
Shell of the turtle
B
Hair of the dog
C
Wings of the dove
D
Head of the Baptist
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2

In probability theory and statistics, what is a measure of the variability or dispersion of a population, a data set, or a probability distribution?

A
Standard deviation
B
A posteriori probability
C
Index of dispersion
D
Regression discontinuity
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3

With what sport do you associate sponsor's trade names "Ping" and "Titleist"?

A
Rugby Union
B
Tennis
C
Golf
D
Cricket
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4

What style of architecture is distinguished by extravagant ornamentation, and applies particularly to the decadent style that flourished in Italy in the 16th to 18th centuries?

A
Realistic
B
Baroque
C
Romanesque
D
Doric
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5

Which of these US states has a boundary closest to Salt Lake City, Utah?

A
Arizona
B
Colorado
C
Wyoming
D
New Mexico
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6

In England, what name was given to 11 May 1866, when the banking firm of Overend, Gurney and Co failed, with liabilities of over £11 million?

A
Black Friday
B
Overend Monday
C
Bloody Sunday
D
Pancake Tuesday
Select from the options above.
7

Which US president was known as "Tricky Dicky"?

A
Johnson
B
Cheney
C
Kennedy
D
Nixon
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