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Daily Quiz #122

General Knowledge Quiz for 19 May 2009

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In July 1966 the Musicians' Union banned miming on the UK TV programme "Top of the Pops", but as some bands' attempts to play were inadequate, a specially recorded backing track was permitted as long as … what?

A
All musicians on the track were simultaneously playing in a back room
B
It was not the same backing track as used on the record itself
C
The backing track was recorded on a different day from the recording on sale
D
All musicians on the track were present in the TV studio
Select from the options above.
2

Who was re-elected President of the Republic of Germany in 1932 defeating Adolf Hitler, became a figurehead when Hitler became Chancellor in 1932, and died in 1934, enabling Hitler to disestablish the position of President and proclaim himself Fuhrer?

A
von Hindenburg
B
Ludendorff
C
Pallenberg
D
Schmidt
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3

What is the capital of Mongolia, on the Tuul River?

A
Uwill Baton
B
Ulan Bator
C
Ulaangom
D
Ulaankhus
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4

Which credit card is famous for the slogan "Don't leave home without it"?

A
Diners' Club
B
Visa
C
MasterCard
D
American Express
Select from the options above.
5

What is the next number in the series 1, 4, 9, 16, 25?

A
64
B
49
C
36
D
32
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6

In the USA, tournament play for Monopoly calls for a 90-minute time limit. What time limit is used for international play?

A
No limit
B
3 hours
C
2 hours
D
90 minutes
Select from the options above.
7

Who abdicated on 30 April 1980, the day of her 71st birthday, and was succeeded by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands?

A
Queen Märtha
B
Queen Margrethe II
C
Queen Juliana
D
Queen Victoria
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