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Daily Quiz #3528

General Knowledge Quiz for 15 September 2018

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On 13th March 1781 a heavenly body was observed, announced and named Georgium Sidus, a star; it was not the first time the star had been observed. Eventually it became known as what?

A
Andromeda Galaxy
B
Alpha Centauri
C
Halley's Comet
D
The planet Uranus
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2

The shape of South America's eastern coastline closely echoes ...?

A
The islands of Japan
B
Juan Fernandez Ridge
C
The Himalayas
D
The southern half of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge
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3

Which of these musical entertainments was written by a writer more usually known in another partnership, with composer Frederic Clay?

A
The Prodigal Son
B
The Bohemian Girl
C
Ages Ago
D
The Emerald Isle
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4

In a film script, what do the letters ECU mean?

A
End Camera, Unfocussed
B
Every Camera Unnecessary
C
Extreme Close Up
D
Edge Camera Upward
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5

In 1933 Richard Hollingshead in the USA patented what idea?

A
Drive-in theatre, including ramped viewing sites, exclusively for people in vehicles
B
Wheelchair
C
Jukebox
D
Machine operated domestic meat grinder
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6

British-born American film actor Archibald Alec Leach was better known by which stage name?

A
Richard Attenborough
B
Michael Caine
C
Laurence Olivier
D
Cary Grant
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7

For what were medals competed for at Olympic Games from 1912 until discontinued after the competition in 1948?

A
Tug of war
B
Polo
C
Rugby union
D
Art competitions
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