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Daily Quiz #3849

General Knowledge Quiz for 2 August 2019

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1

What machine devised to move people was first demonstrated in Paris in 1900?

A
Elevator
B
Escalator
C
Convertible car
D
Travelator
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2

In June 2009, who was found dead in his room at the Swissotel Nai Lert Park Hotel in Bangkok, where he had gone to begin work on his role in the film "Stretch"?

A
John Carradine
B
David Carradine
C
Clint Eastwood
D
John Travolta
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3

The viola is tuned one fifth below the violin and therefore they have three strings tuned in common: G, D, and which other?

A
C
B
E
C
B
D
A
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4

Which (prolific) author shaped books around characters called, among other things, Fauntleroy, Sara, Mary, Dickon and Colin?

A
Roald Dahl
B
Frances Hodgson Burnett
C
Laura Ingalls Wilder
D
Lucy Maud Montgomery
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5

Mexico is on what continent?

A
North America
B
Asia
C
Australia
D
Antarctica
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6

What is the name of a game played with rope rings that are caught and thrown by the players on a court similar to a tennis court?

A
Deck badminton
B
Rope badminton
C
Deck tennis
D
Deck quoits
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7

Which US state was the first to secede from the Union, in 1860, leading to the American Civil War?

A
Maine
B
California
C
South Carolina
D
New York
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