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Daily Quiz #997

General Knowledge Quiz for 11 October 2011

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What scale is used for rating tornado intensity, based on the damage tornadoes inflict on human-built structures and vegetation?

A
The Torino Scale
B
The Fujita scale
C
The Beaufort Scale
D
The Richter Scale
Select from the options above.
2

What did Sweyn Forkbeard do for revenge on the English after the St. Brice's Day massacre, when Danes in the Kingdom of England were killed on St Brice's day (13 November) in 1002 AD, as ordered by King Æthelred the Unready?

A
He killed all the English in Denmark
B
He invaded and eventually became king
C
He burnt down the city of (what now is) York
D
He sailed up the Thames and destroyed the English navy
Select from the options above.
3

Which of these was the title of a TV series starring Robert Stack as Eliot Ness, who was in charge of a police unit that tackled criminals during the American Prohibition?

A
The Untouchables
B
The Unmentionables
C
The Invincibles
D
The Unnoticables
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4

How many defensive players are on a baseball field at any one time?

A
11
B
9
C
18
D
22
Select from the options above.
5

The Indonesian Army special forces group, founded in 1952, that conducts special operations missions for the Indonesian government is called what?

A
The State Intelligence Service (SHISH)
B
The Mossad
C
Kopassus
D
Agencja Wywiadu (AW)
Select from the options above.
6

Which of these names is associated with the cello?

A
Keith Moon
B
Antonio Stradivari
C
Louis Armstrong
D
Mstislav Rostropovich
Select from the options above.
7

On which island is the port of Messina?

A
Crete
B
Malta
C
Sicily
D
Cyprus
Select from the options above.
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