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Daily Quiz #898

General Knowledge Quiz for 4 July 2011

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1

What country that adopted its federal constitution in 1848 finally joined the United Nations in 2002?

A
Andorra
B
Austria
C
Hungary
D
Switzerland
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2

The German word "schloss" refers to what?

A
Castle
B
Shoes
C
Mud
D
Over-done advertising
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3

Which of these was an 18th-century German philosopher from Königsberg (now Kaliningrad, Russia) who was the last influential philosopher of modern Europe in the classic sequence of the theory of knowledge during the Enlightenment which began with John Locke, George Berkeley, and David Hume?

A
Isaac Asimov
B
L. Ron Hubbard
C
Immanuel Kant
D
Jacques-Yves Cousteau
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4

What rating system for talk shows, defined as the ratio of interrupted sentences versus all sentences within a typical program, expressed as a percentage, was invented by author Stephen Euin Cobb?

A
Yelling criteria
B
Ignorance index
C
Debate ratio
D
Intelligence quotient
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5

In the Olympic shot put competition, what is the weight of the men's shot?

A
4 kilograms (8.82 pounds)
B
7.26 kilograms (16 pounds)
C
14.52 kilograms (32 pounds)
D
24 kilograms (52.92 pounds)
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6

Which of these is meat that comes from a pig?

A
Coretta
B
Francetta
C
Vendetta
D
Pancetta
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7

What is the name of the thick dark green fluid manufactured by the liver?

A
Ouzo
B
Tripe
C
Bile
D
Saliva
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