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Daily Quiz #4743

General Knowledge Quiz for Wednesday, 12 January 2022

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1

Which of these is a very large dulcimer with a double sounding board, approximately 6 ft (2 m) long, with about 200 strings of both gut and metal, some double- or triple-strung?

A
Crumhorn
B
Sackbut
C
Rebec
D
Pantalon
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2

Which of these starred in the television series "Perry Mason"?

A
Raymond Burr
B
Peter Falk
C
James Garner
D
Telly Savalas
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3

Which country surrounds most of the Sea of Okhotsk?

A
Scotland
B
Poland
C
Sweden
D
Russia
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4

What name is given to a dam constructed from concrete and/or stone masonry and designed to hold back the water by using only the weight of the material and its resistance against the foundation?

A
Arch
B
Resistance
C
Cutaway
D
Gravity
Select from the options above.
5

Ernesto "Che" Guevara was working as a journalist and photographer when he befriended and joined forces with whom?

A
Karl Marx
B
Fidel Castro
C
Augusto Pinochet
D
Hugo Chavez
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6

The first iron suspension bridge of its kind in the world, which established the potential of suspension bridge technology to achieve both long and high spans, was built over the fast-flowing, dangerous waters of which?

A
Menai Strait, Wales
B
The East River, New York, USA
C
The Firth of Forth, Scotland
D
Ohio River, Kentucky, USA
Select from the options above.
7

A baseball pitch called a "knuckleballer" is characterised by what?

A
It is thrown not pitched
B
It is pitched from ground level
C
Minimised spin and unpredictable flight
D
It is pitched high instead of straight
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