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Daily Quiz #654

General Knowledge Quiz for 2 November 2010

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1

Hattie McDaniel, an American actress, was the first black performer to win an Academy Award, in 1939 for Best Supporting Actress for her role of "Mammy" in which film?

A
Tom Sawyer
B
Gone with the Wind
C
Shaft
D
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
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2

The CN Tower which in 1975 became the world's tallest free-standing structure on land is part of the skyline of which city?

A
Auckland
B
London
C
Toronto
D
San Francisco
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3

Who was Ron Hextall playing for when, on 8 December 1987, in a game against the Boston Bruins, he became the first goaltender in NHL history to score a goal by actually shooting the puck into an open net?

A
Philadelphia Flyers
B
Hershey Bears
C
New York Islanders
D
Washington Capitals
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4

Who was the youngest First Lady of the USA?

A
Pat Nixon
B
Jacqueline Kennedy
C
Michelle Obama
D
Frances Cleveland
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5

In 1972, when Ceylon became a republic within the Commonwealth, the name was changed to Sri Lanka. What does "Sri Lanka" mean in Sanskrit?

A
Water all around
B
Little country
C
Sacred island
D
South of India
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6

What is the relationship between the words "left" (the opposite of right) and "left" (the past tense of "leave")?

A
Homonyms
B
Synonyms
C
Pseudonyms
D
Antonyms
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7

In the current Western calendar (the Gregorian) how many days are there in 4 consecutive years, provided that none of the years ends in two noughts and is not at the same time divisible by 400?

A
1460
B
1461
C
1640
D
1641
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