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Daily Quiz #4968

General Knowledge Quiz for Thursday, 25 August 2022

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1

The same person links the 1960 film "Pollyanna" and which other 1959 film?

A
Gidget
B
The Mouse That Roared
C
The Diary of Anne Frank
D
Tiger Bay
Select from the options above.
2

A constellation whose three main bright stars are called, sometimes, the Three Maries, the Three Kings, or Hap (mule deer), Haamoja (pronghorn), and Mojet (bighorn sheep), was known in Scandinavia as Freyja's distaff and now more generally as what?

A
The Big Dipper
B
Northern Cross
C
Orion's Belt
D
Cygnus
Select from the options above.
3

What was broadcast in 2012 on Fox News Channel's Studio B which caused it to issue an on-air apology almost immediately afterwards?

A
A "wardrobe malfunction"
B
Live broadcast of the suicide of the object of a police pursuit in Arizona
C
Swearing in the studio caught on a microphone inadvertently left live
D
A 3-second section of a snuff movie being used in a court case
Select from the options above.
4

Where is the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Cliffs of Bandiagara including burial caves of the ancient Tellem?

A
Madagascar
B
Namibia
C
Mali
D
Ethiopia
Select from the options above.
5

In the terms BCE and CE used in dating systems, what does the "C" stand for?

A
Current
B
Common
C
Chronological
D
Clock
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6

In 1963, US President Kennedy sanctioned a coup d'état in which country to overthrow Ngo Dinh Diem, the Roman Catholic President, by his own army generals?

A
Pakistan
B
Singapore
C
Iran
D
South Vietnam
Select from the options above.
7

Steven Adams a basketballer from New Zealand joined the US team Thunder in 2013 just before they became the first-ever champions of the Orlando Summer League. One of his siblings is known on the world stage as who?

A
Nicola Adams, boxer
B
Valerie Adams, shotput
C
Blair Adams, footballer
D
Danielle Adams, basketballer
Select from the options above.
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