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Daily Quiz #3133

General Knowledge Quiz for 16 August 2017

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1

The film actor Norma Jean Mortenson is better known by what name?

A
Gene Kelly
B
Marilyn Monroe
C
Norma Shearer
D
Jean Harlow
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2

Where is the solitary Minaret of Jam?

A
Azerbaijan
B
Pakistan
C
Afghanistan
D
India
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3

In the acronym NTSC, used in the television industry, what does the "S" stand for?

A
System
B
Standard
C
Symposium
D
Sandford
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4

The 19th century painting, Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe, by Edouard Manet (two men and two women) possibly drew inspiration from the 16th century The Pastoral Concert by Giorgione or Titian (three men and two women); what is a feature of the two paintings?

A
The men are fully clothed and the women are nude or effectively so
B
The painting is in the Pointillist style
C
The picnic features only cheeses
D
All the characters are stroking an orangutan
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5

Which country is the 2016 Pan-American Men's Champion in Tchoukball?

A
USA
B
Brazil
C
Mexico
D
Columbia
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6

When English King Henry I died apparently from eating a surfeit of lampreys in 1135, what is he thought to have done?

A
Eaten a toxic salt water type of lamprey by mistake
B
Eaten stale fish
C
Eaten too much of the fish
D
Choked on the fish
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7

What was the English court case about in 1670, when the judge withheld food, water, and toilet facilities from jurors for 3 days as he was unsatisfied with their first decision and, when they returned a "not guilty" verdict, fined them?

A
Claude Duval was accused of being a highwayman
B
The Tolpuddle Martyrs, a form of union, were accused of "administering unlawful oaths"
C
William Penn was accused of 'preaching Quakerism to an unlawful assembly'
D
Niccolò Zucchi, Italian astronomer and physicist, was accused of treason
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