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Daily Quiz #1670

General Knowledge Quiz for 14 August 2013

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1

Stainless steel is a steel alloy with a minimum of 10.5 to 11% content by mass of what element?

A
Carbon
B
Chromium
C
Chlorine
D
Calcium
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2

The USA established marginal income tax rates of 77% in 1916 to fund the war effort in World War I. What were they reduced to by 1929, shortly before the Wall Street crash?

A
24%
B
Nil
C
50%
D
2%
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3

Olympic weightlifters are permitted, in addition to a close-fitting one-piece leotard, to wear what?

A
A bandana
B
A leather belt
C
Fingerless gloves
D
A watch
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4

What name is given to a brightly coloured and very wide tie?

A
Sardine tie
B
Salmon tie
C
Shark tie
D
Kipper tie
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5

Iran and the United Arab Emirates together with Musandam, an exclave of Oman, are on either side of which stretch of water?

A
Persian Gulf
B
Strait of Hormuz
C
Suez Canal
D
The Dardanelles
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6

The plot of the 1959 film "Some Like It Hot", starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, is triggered by what event?

A
The end of World War II
B
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
C
The Saint Valentine's Day massacre
D
Elvis Presley appears on the Ed Sullivan Show
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7

Who was president of the USA at the outbreak of the Korean War?

A
Franklin D. Roosevelt
B
George Washington
C
Richard Nixon
D
Harry S Truman
Select from the options above.
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