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Daily Quiz #491

General Knowledge Quiz for 23 May 2010

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What was the capital of the Inca Empire from 1438 to 1532 which, at its peak, dominated a territory that included (from north to south) Ecuador, part of Colombia, the northern half of Chile, and the north-west part of Argentina, and (from west to east) from Bolivia to the Amazonian forests and Peru?

A
Canberra
B
Brasilia
C
Cuzco
D
Lesotho
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2

Which author and playwright wrote "An Inspector Calls", "When We Are Married" and "Dangerous Corner"?

A
J M Barrie
B
J B Priestley
C
Noel Coward
D
Oscar Wilde
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3

In "The Hobbit", what type of creature was Smaug?

A
Cat
B
Duck
C
Dragon
D
Dog
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4

What was developed at the Bell Telephone Company under the direction of Dr William Shockley?

A
Transformer
B
Transistor
C
Compact disc
D
Mobile telephone
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5

What card game, played usually between 2 players or teams who try to build up collections of cards of the same value, uses 2 packs with 2 additional jokers?

A
Canasta
B
Euchre
C
Bridge
D
Whist
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6

What is a "carillon"?

A
A church built as a memorial
B
A set of bells played by a keyboard
C
A method of preparing lobster
D
Large migratory bird
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7

The names of how many US states begin with the letter "I"?

A
2
B
1
C
4
D
3
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