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Daily Quiz #1115

General Knowledge Quiz for 6 February 2012

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For what would one use a phenakistoscope, that was invented in 1832 simultaneously by Belgian Joseph Plateau and Austrian Simon von Stampfer?

A
Measuring angles to stars
B
Listening to heartbeats
C
Watching animated pictures
D
Viewing very small objects
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2

Avalon was the name of the island where, according to legend, which King was buried?

A
King Alfred
B
King Arthur
C
King Canute
D
King Harold I
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3

J.P.R. Williams played rugby union for which country between 1969 and 1981?

A
Japan
B
South Africa
C
Wales
D
Australia
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4

In the musical "Oliver!", who is the conniving career criminal who takes in homeless boys and teaches them to pick pockets for him?

A
Nancy
B
Fagin
C
The Artful Dodger
D
Mr. Bumble
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5

In the Middle Ages, what were "hauskarls"?

A
Doctors
B
Bodyguards
C
Minstrels
D
Actors
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6

How many members are there in the US lower house, the House of Representatives?

A
435
B
192
C
69
D
622
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7

Who was president of the USA at the end of the Vietnam War when the last U.S. diplomatic, military, and civilian personnel were evacuated from Saigon by helicopter on 29 April 1975?

A
George Washington
B
Gerald Ford
C
Richard Nixon
D
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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