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Daily Quiz #1398

General Knowledge Quiz for 15 November 2012

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1

The autonomous region of Catalunya is in which country?

A
Portugal
B
Italy
C
Spain
D
Greece
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2

Which of these might be used in association with a guitar?

A
Rosin
B
Reed
C
Plectrum
D
Embouchure
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3

Who was Tycho Brahe?

A
A 16th century Danish astronomer
B
The founder of the modern Olympic movement
C
The founder of the Order of Saint Benedict, ca 529
D
An American tenor and movie star in the 1940s and 1950s.
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4

The Abominable Snowman, a mythological ape-like cryptid said to inhabit the Himalayan region of Nepal and Tibet, is also known as what?

A
Hibagon
B
Yeti
C
Nuk-luk
D
Yowie
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5

Which of these is a comic book character who, born James Howlett in the 1880s and known as Logan, is a mutant, possessing keen senses, enhanced physical capabilities, retracting bone claws, and an ability to quickly recover from virtually any injury or sickness?

A
Wolverine
B
Green Arrow
C
Superman
D
Aquaman
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6

In 1963, US President Johnson imposed a 25 % tax (almost 10 times the average) on potato starch, dextrin, brandy, and light trucks, resulting in VW vans and pickups disappearing from the U.S. market. Why?

A
Bribery of his officials by the auto industry ("Motorgate")
B
France and West Germany had placed tariffs on imports of US chicken
C
To strengthen his position regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement
D
Lack of a public expression of sympathy by West Germany after the Kennedy assassination
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7

Magnus Carlsen, at the age of 18, became the world's youngest what?

A
Chess champion
B
British Member of Parliament
C
Olympic High Jump record holder
D
Astronaut
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