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Daily Quiz #2441

General Knowledge Quiz for 24 September 2015

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1

Development of the iron lung with which Drinker and Shaw's names are associated, and which was used to aid polio victims, was first funded by which body?

A
Medical Research Council, UK
B
Boston Children's Hospital
C
South Australia Health Department
D
Consolidated Gas Company of New York
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2

Who was killed when a helicopter crashed in dense fog on 27 August 1990 in East Troy, Wisconsin?

A
Robert Cray
B
Eric Clapton
C
Buddy Guy
D
Stevie Ray Vaughan
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3

In music, which of these is the name for the fourth note of the ascending major or minor scale?

A
Tonic
B
Subdominant
C
Dominant
D
Minor
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4

The Sundance Film Festival, that began in 1978 as the Utah/US Film Festival, is for what type of films?

A
Documentaries
B
Films made by people living outside the USA
C
New work from independent filmmakers
D
Short films
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5

The original terms of reference of the International Whaling Commission were to "provide for the proper conservation of whale stocks and thus make possible the orderly development of the whaling industry"; what did the Commission do in 1982?

A
Established Japan and Norway as joint permanent Chairmen
B
Declared its purpose was achieved, and disbanded
C
Extended its terms to include squid and crustaceans
D
Adopted a moratorium on commercial whaling
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6

A fogou is what?

A
A county in Henan Province in China
B
A poisonous fish
C
A graphical frontend for the text-based Secure File Transfer Protocol
D
An underground constructed dry-stone cave
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7

What is the baseball term coined by Henry Chadwick to collectively call the pitcher and the catcher?

A
The battery
B
Primary field
C
Home platers
D
Henry fielders
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