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Daily Quiz #497

General Knowledge Quiz for 29 May 2010

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Which 19th century French physicist erected a pendulum 200 feet high in the Pantheon in Paris to demonstrate the earth's rotation?

A
Jean Foucault
B
Augustin-Jean Fresnel
C
René Descartes
D
Nicholas Mercator
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2

What is the next in this series: Sarajevo, Calgary, Albertville ...

A
Salt Lake City
B
Nagano
C
Lillehammer
D
Turin
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3

What type of animal is the world's largest reptile?

A
Salamander
B
Lizard
C
Crocodile
D
Tortoise
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4

What was special about "The Daily Courant" that appeared in the early 18th century?

A
First regular train service
B
First daily newspaper
C
First regular bus service
D
First postal service
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5

What is the name for a mechanical saw with a (usually vertical) blade, formed by an endless toothed band?

A
Jigsaw
B
Skillsaw
C
Bandsaw
D
Circular saw
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6

According to Burt Bacharach's theme for "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid", what "keep fallin' on my head"?

A
Pigeon droppings
B
Raindrops
C
Shell casings
D
Hailstones
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7

What is the name for the British manufacturing district that includes Birmingham, Wolverhampton, West Bromich, Dudley, Smethwick and Walsall?

A
Leeds
B
Factory city
C
Industrial county
D
Black country
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