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Daily Quiz #1388

General Knowledge Quiz for 5 November 2012

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1

Which of these words means "an incontrovertible truth"?

A
Clue
B
Hint
C
Red herring
D
Fact
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2

What does the SI unit "Newton" measure?

A
Force
B
Pressure
C
Mass
D
Heat
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3

Which of these establishments is based in Langley, Virginia,?

A
CIA
B
The Pentagon
C
Harvard University
D
FBI
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4

Before becoming president of the USA, why did Hiram Ulysses Grant change his name to Ulysses S. Grant?

A
The Military Academy at West Point had his name wrong
B
He fell out with his father, Hiram Senior
C
Hiram was also the name of a popular cartoon character at the time
D
He didn't want the initials "HUG"
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5

Who directed the 2005 film "Munich"?

A
Terrence Malick
B
James Cameron
C
Steven Spielberg
D
Spike Lee
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6

Which British boxer lost the heavyweight title in 1972?

A
Jim Watt
B
Charlie Magri
C
Ken Buchanan
D
Mike Tyson
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7

What was the setting for the 1960s children's TV adventure series "Daktari"?

A
East Africa
B
Alberta, Canada
C
Japan
D
Siberia
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