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Daily Quiz #3662

General Knowledge Quiz for 27 January 2019

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1

When did the USA officially enter World War II?

A
1943
B
1939
C
1944
D
1941
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2

Minamata disease, a neurological syndrome with symptoms including ataxia, numbness, general weakness, narrowing of vision and damage to hearing and speech, and even insanity, paralysis, coma and death within weeks, is caused by severe poisoning by what?

A
Mercury
B
Lead
C
Uranium
D
Aluminium
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3

What is a form of word play that deliberately exploits ambiguity between similar-sounding words for humorous or rhetorical effect?

A
Pun
B
Neologism
C
Alliteration
D
Simile
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4

Where is the Cotahausi Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world and over twice as deep, at its deepest point, as the Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA?

A
Peru
B
Spain
C
New Zealand
D
Canada
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5

Which 20th century French writer and philosopher wrote the plays "Huis Clos", "Les Mouches" and "Les Mains Sales" and the novels "La Nausée" and "Chemins de la Liberté"?

A
Molière
B
Jean Paul Sartre
C
Guy de Maupassant
D
Victor Hugo
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6

What happened to the image of a naked man hanging out of a bedroom window on a wall in central Bristol created by "Banksy" in June 2006, after the City Council asked the public to vote on its fate via the internet?

A
A shelter was built around it, to be entered only by people over 18 years of age
B
It was painted over
C
The wall was removed brick by brick and reconstructed in a Bristol gallery
D
It was left on the building
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7

Which of these was a world heavyweight boxing champion?

A
Dick Chairman
B
Henry Manager
C
Tom Supervisor
D
George Foreman
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