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Daily Quiz #4988

General Knowledge Quiz for Wednesday, 14 September 2022

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1

Where are Yell, Unst and Fetlar?

A
Between the mainlands of Norway and Denmark
B
Shetland, Scotland
C
North of Greenland
D
Nova Scotia, Canada
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2

Which of these distinguishes a fungus from a plant?

A
It digests its food externally before absorption
B
Spores
C
Cells with membrane-bound organelles
D
No symbiotic relationships with other organisms
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3

The USA established marginal income tax rates of 77% in 1916 to fund the war effort in World War I. What were they reduced to by 1929, shortly before the Wall Street crash?

A
24%
B
Nil
C
50%
D
2%
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4

Who had the title role in the 1996 film "The Nutty Professor"?

A
Eddie Murphy
B
Will Smith
C
Robin Williams
D
Billy Crystal
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5

What was one aspect characterising the races for the Louis Vuitton Cup in 2013?

A
For much of some of the races there was only one boat competing
B
The Team NZ boat kept breaking a mast
C
A fourth team was included in the Round Robin at the last minute
D
The contest was a draw
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6

What was the name of the collection of Aubrey Beardsley's work published by Leonard Smithers in 1897?

A
A Book of Filthy Drawings
B
A Book of Fifty Drawings
C
A Book of Figleaf Drawings
D
A Book of Famous Drawings
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7

In 2002 Wincanton in the UK twinned with what town in addition to its twins of Gennes / Les Rosiers in France and Lahnau in Germany?

A
Maastricht in the Netherlands
B
Scott Base in Antarctica
C
Copenhagen in Denmark
D
The fictional Ankh Morpork from the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett
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