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Daily Quiz #1343

General Knowledge Quiz for 21 September 2012

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1

With what activity was Isadora Duncan associated?

A
Sculpture
B
Fashion
C
Poetry
D
Dance
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2

Which of these is an executive toy consisting of 5 suspended spheres, so that when one is lifted and released, it swings down to push the last one upward?

A
Fleming's Cradle
B
Hawking's Cradle
C
Pasteur's Cradle
D
Newton's Cradle
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3

What type of story begins "once upon a time" and ends "they lived happily ever after"?

A
Romance
B
Ghost story
C
Fairy tale
D
Murder mystery
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4

The Jurassic period is known for the appearance on earth of what?

A
Man
B
Dinosaurs
C
Fire
D
Bronze
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5

There are 259 steps from where to where?

A
Ground level to the top of the Empire State Building, New York, USA
B
The floor of St Paul's Cathedral, London, UK, to the Whispering Gallery inside the dome
C
The pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, New York, USA, to the crown
D
To the top of the Leaning Tower, Pisa, Italy from ground level
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6

What was the first land passage between Manhattan Island and Brooklyn that, on its opening in 1883, became the longest suspension bridge in the world and its towers the tallest structures in the Western Hemisphere?

A
Brooklyn Bridge
B
Golden Gate Bridge
C
Washington Bridge
D
George Washington Bridge
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7

Which medieval work of literature, sometimes called the world's first novel, is still available today?

A
The Tale of Genji
B
Wild Swans
C
Morte d'Arthur
D
Canterbury Tales
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