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Daily Quiz #1126

General Knowledge Quiz for 17 February 2012

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1

Traditionally, what are the black keys of a piano made of?

A
Coal
B
Ivory
C
Ebony
D
Jet
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2

The Galapagos Islands are in which ocean?

A
Pacific
B
Atlantic
C
Arctic
D
Indian
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3

Johann Friedrich GutsMuths and Friedrich Ludwig Jahn created exercises for boys and young men on apparatus they had designed, that led to what is considered modern gymnastics. When was this?

A
16th century
B
18th century
C
17th century
D
Late 18th / early 19th century
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4

In the books by the Rev. W. V. Awdry and the UK TV series first broadcast in 1984 with Ringo Starr as storyteller, how many wheels does Thomas the Tank Engine have?

A
10
B
4
C
8
D
6
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5

What English custom practised from the late 17th until the early 20th century, was the backdrop for Thomas Hardy's novel "The Mayor of Casterbridge"?

A
Public hangings
B
Wife selling
C
The burning of Guy Fawkes in effigy
D
Morris dancing
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6

What was the surname of the actor who won only 1 Academy Award, for Best Actor for the 1934 "It Happened One Night"?

A
Verandah
B
Attic
C
Dormer
D
Gable
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7

Which of these is a crustacean?

A
Lobster
B
Wallaby
C
Albatross
D
Salamander
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