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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 DĂ©jeuner 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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