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Daily Quiz #1200

General Knowledge Quiz for 1 May 2012

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1

What distance from earth does one have get to qualify for NASA's definition of an astronaut?

A
5,000 miles
B
50,000 miles
C
500 miles
D
50 miles
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2

The longest-running speech radio show in the world (58 years) that was discontinued in March 2004, was Alistair Cooke's "Letter from ..." where?

A
America
B
France
C
Down below
D
Behind the lines
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3

The Yangtze River is on which continent?

A
South America
B
Australia
C
Asia
D
Africa
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4

Who composed the "Theme From The Pink Panther"?

A
Burt Bacharach
B
John Williams
C
Marvin Hamlisch
D
Henry Mancini
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5

In 2006, who became the second basketball player to score over 80 points in an NBA game?

A
Kobe Bryant
B
Shaquille O'Neill
C
Charles Barkley
D
Julius Erving
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6

What fishing method involves pulling a large fishing net through the water behind one or more boats?

A
Casting
B
Trolling
C
Trawling
D
Dragging
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7

Which of these was one of the most well known rapid-fire weapons to be used in the 1860s by the Union forces of the American Civil War?

A
Gatling gun
B
Winchester rifle
C
Tommy gun
D
Anniegetcha gun
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