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Daily Quiz #1231

General Knowledge Quiz for 1 June 2012

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1

If someone is narcoleptic, what do they tend to do?

A
Count things
B
Start fires
C
Fall asleep
D
Scratch themselves
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2

Sean Parnell made international news in July 2009. Who is he?

A
The lieutenant governor of Alaska who became governor after Sarah Palin's resignation
B
The first of Barack Obama's appointments to the Supreme Court
C
Eating 102 hotdogs in 30 minutes
D
The first British soldier to die in Afghanistan
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3

What was the occupation of John Spilsbury of London, England, who is credited with inventing the jigsaw puzzle around 1760?

A
Joiner
B
Mapmaker and engraver
C
Mathematician
D
Painter
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4

The state of Tabasco, where the sauce gets its name, is in which country?

A
Spain
B
Mexico
C
Brazil
D
Argentina
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5

What 2007 film is an over-the-top send-up of action movies, featuring a large amount of violence (including killing by carrots), starring Clive Owen, Monica Bellucci & Paul Giamatti?

A
Shoot 'Em Up
B
Go Hard
C
Ka-Blam!!
D
Fire Now!
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6

How many verbs are in the following sentence: "Roger told his dog not to jump on the furniture with muddy feet"?

A
None
B
3
C
1
D
2
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7

BenoƮt B. Mandelbrot worked on a wide range of mathematical problems, including mathematical physics and quantitative finance, but is best known as the father of what?

A
Fractal geometry
B
Calculus
C
Geometry
D
Trigonometry
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