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Daily Quiz #1046

General Knowledge Quiz for 29 November 2011

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What is a statement or group of statements that leads to a contradiction or a situation which defies intuition?

A
Paradigm
B
Paragon
C
Paradox
D
Paradiddle
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2

What TV character worked as a salesman at Gary's Shoes in Chicago, Illinois?

A
Homer Simpson
B
Peter Griffin
C
Charlie Harper
D
Al Bundy
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3

For which site have there have been several proposals to create a channel to the Mediterranean Sea or the Nile so that water can flow into a series of hydro-electric penstocks, which would release the water 90m below sea level where it would evaporate?

A
The Qattara Depression
B
Aswan High Dam
C
Wadi Halfa
D
Lake Victoria
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4

Mickey Hargitay, the second husband of leading blonde sex symbol of the 1950s Jayne Mansfield, was famous for winning what in 1955?

A
Mr. Universe
B
Boston Marathon
C
World Chess Championship
D
Oscar for Best Supporting Actor
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5

Mercury and Venus are known as the two what?

A
Useless planets
B
Harmless planets
C
Inferior planets
D
Dissed planets
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6

Who led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott, co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957, led the 1963 March on Washington and, in 1964, became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end segregation and racial discrimination through civil disobedience and other non-violent means?

A
Robert Kennedy
B
Mahatma Ghandi
C
Martin Luther King, Jr.
D
James Brown
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7

Which of these historical figures is most associated with the year 1793?

A
Robert the Bruce
B
Elizabeth I
C
Marie Antoinette
D
Charles I
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