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Daily Quiz #1445

General Knowledge Quiz for 1 January 2013

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1

The symptoms for which poisoning include seizures, a "sawhorse" stance, rigid extension of all four limbs and respiratory paralysis?

A
Strychnine
B
Cyanide
C
Atropine
D
Carbon monoxide
Select from the options above.
2

In the film "Batman Forever", released in 1995, who played the villain called "The Riddler"?

A
Jim Carrey
B
Jack Nicholson
C
Tommy Lee Jones
D
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Select from the options above.
3

At the 1963 Oscars, Best Picture winner Tom Jones became the only film in history to do which of these?

A
Have 3 nominations for Best Supporting Actress
B
Won all of Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress
C
Won Best Actor and Best Actress
D
Be nominated for over 20 awards and win none
Select from the options above.
4

Early raids by British Commando units between March 1941 and April 1943, Operations "Claymore", "Anklet", "Archery", "Musketoon" and "Checkmate", destroyed fish-oil factories, petrol dumps, sank ships, damaged factories and warehouses, resulted in permanent closure of a hydroelectric power plant and an aluminium plant, and captured German troops, encryption equipment and codebooks; where were they carried out?

A
France
B
Norway
C
Switzerland
D
Czechoslovakia
Select from the options above.
5

Where was the first permanent European settlement established in North America?

A
Masschusetts
B
Virginia
C
Florida
D
Maine
Select from the options above.
6

Where were the 2012 Paralympics held?

A
Paraguay
B
Copacabana
C
At Chequers, UK
D
London, UK
Select from the options above.
7

Leaders in a cub scout pack are named after the characters in which book?

A
"Master and Commander" by Patrick O'Brian
B
"The Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame
C
"The Jungle Book" by Rudyard Kipling
D
The "Hornblower" series of books by C. S. Forester
Select from the options above.
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