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Daily Quiz #613

General Knowledge Quiz for 22 September 2010

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What 19th century English draughtsman became known for illustrations of "exquisite decoration, morbidity and decadence", especially his illustrations for "The Rape of the Lock"?

A
Oscar Wilde
B
Arthur Rackham
C
M. C. Escher
D
Aubrey Beardsley
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2

What is meant by "persona non grata"?

A
An unwelcome person
B
Professionals who need not be tipped for their services
C
A secret identity
D
List of people in a play
Select from the options above.
3

A test developed in 1924 by R.L. Smith & G.E. Sandland at Vickers Ltd as an alternative to the Brinell method, is used to measure what?

A
The hardness of materials
B
The viscosity of oil
C
Radiation
D
Rolling resistance
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4

With which sport is Michael Schumacher associated?

A
Basketball
B
Motor racing
C
Gymnastics
D
Square dancing
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5

Where is Howard Hughes's wooden aeroplane the Hughes H-4 Hercules (the "Spruce Goose") stored?

A
Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville, Oregon, USA
B
In a large dome adjacent to the "Queen Mary" exhibit in Long Beach, California
C
The hangars that were used by the Hughes Aircraft Company, Culver City, California
D
The Smithsonian Museum, New York City
Select from the options above.
6

Between 1955 and 1970, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King and Angela Davis were significant people in which movement in the USA?

A
Industrial Revolution
B
Civil Rights Movement
C
Rock 'n Roll
D
Feminism
Select from the options above.
7

Which TV series follows Simon Baker as Patrick Jane, an independent consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation in Sacramento, California, who solves serious crimes by using his skills of observation?

A
The Avengers
B
The Enforcer
C
The Terminator
D
The Mentalist
Select from the options above.
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