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Daily Quiz #775

General Knowledge Quiz for 3 March 2011

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1

Which of these was a pioneer in the Western world in the use of moveable type?

A
Pebbles Flintstone
B
Johannes Gutenberg
C
Garfield Gestetner
D
Heinrich Heidelberg
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2

In England, at which venue are the Oaks and the Derby run?

A
Sandringham
B
Mt Eden
C
Epsom
D
Balmoral
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3

Which of these Italian towns and cities is on the coast?

A
Milan
B
Taranto
C
Turin
D
Verona
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4

What fashion in French architecture had much to do with the regency of Marie de' Medici? (The greatest architects of the style were Salomon de Brosse and Jacques Lemercier.)

A
Renaissance
B
Louis XIII
C
Rococo
D
Gothic
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5

What is the derivation of the word napalm, meaning a type of incendiary bomb?

A
Nathan and Palmer, the inventors
B
The words naphthenic and palmitic (acids)
C
It was developed in Napa County, California
D
It is a Cherokee indian word, meaning "sky fire"
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6

Before becoming president of the USA in 1977, and after being discharged from the Navy in 1953, Jimmy Carter took over and expanded his family business in Plains, Georgia. What was the business?

A
Accounting firm
B
Used car dealership
C
Peanut farm
D
Oil well firefighters
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7

If you have played 50 games and won 30, giving a 60% success rate, how many more games would you have to play to achieve a 75% success rate, assuming that you win them all?

A
15
B
8
C
20
D
30
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