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Daily Quiz #1005

General Knowledge Quiz for 19 October 2011

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Olympic gold medallists Vilhelm Carlberg, Gunde Svan, Agneta Andersson, Sixten Jernberg, Tomas Gustafson, Thomas Wassberg, Ingemar Stenmark, Gert Fredriksson, Henri Saint Cyr, Alfred Swahn, Eric Lemming and Oscar Swahn represented which country?

A
Netherlands
B
Finland
C
Sweden
D
Great Britain
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2

On 14 November 1910, Eugene Burton Ely was the first to do what in an aeroplane?

A
Take off from a ship
B
Fly upside down
C
Land on a wet concrete runway
D
Fly over 1,000 miles
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3

What river runs through Phoenix, Arizona, USA?

A
Ohio River
B
Salt River
C
Mississippi
D
Platte River
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4

The song "Invisible Sun" was banned by the BBC in 1981. Who was the artist?

A
Sam Cooke
B
Police
C
Three Dog Night
D
Wings
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5

Which of these comes closest to the meaning of the French phrase "bon app├ętit"?

A
After dinner mint
B
Good zoo
C
Large brassiere
D
Enjoy your meal
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6

In 2001, American Dennis Tito was the first person to do what?

A
Be a space tourist
B
Run 1500 metres in under 3 minutes 30 seconds
C
Fly a microlight around the world
D
Satisfactorily explain the creation of "black holes"
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7

Who said "All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl"?

A
Noel Coward
B
Harold Lloyd
C
Charlie Chaplin
D
Rowan Atkinson
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