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Daily Quiz #4526

General Knowledge Quiz for 9 June 2021

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A "throw in" or "bowl" is the way that the ball is put into play in which of these?

A
Tennis
B
Croquet
C
Rounders
D
Polo
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2

Which book, the title of which references a device to demonstrate Earth's rotation, is a satirical and literarily playful novel by an Italian medievalist, philosopher, semiotician, cultural critic, political and social commentator?

A
Foucault's Pendulum
B
The Beacon of Philolaus Denied
C
The al-zūraqī
D
Brahe's Clock
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3

What nationality was Confucius?

A
Persian
B
Polish
C
Chinese
D
Italian
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4

The Angel Falls in Venezuela are on which river?

A
Orinoco River
B
Río Kerepacupai Merú
C
Carrao River
D
Rio Negro
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5

A statute passed by the General Court of Connecticut in the USA in 1783, under the title "An Act for the Encouragement of Literature and Genius" was the first in the USA to legislate for what?

A
Required public display of the Constitution in the centre of every city in the state
B
The establishment of private colleges
C
Found a faculty of Classic Science and Literature research
D
Copyright protection
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6

What is a form, sett, drey or nide?

A
A kind of artist's brush
B
A building tool
C
A nest
D
An animal track
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7

The main aims of which society in Great Britain between 1838 and 1850 were, basically: a vote for every man 21 years of age, a secret ballot, no property qualification for Members of Parliament, payment of MPs, equal Constituencies, and annual parliaments?

A
Chartists
B
Reform League
C
Fabian Society
D
Suffragettes
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