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Daily Quiz #149

General Knowledge Quiz for 15 June 2009

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1

What was unusual about Stamata Revithi running the marathon course at the 1896 Olympics, in Athens?

A
She was a paraplegic
B
Female athletes could not compete in "strenuous events"
C
Female athletes were not allowed to compete at all
D
She came alone and did not represent a country
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2

Which painting of five figures by Pablo Picasso in 1907 was criticised for breaking the rules of composition, perspective and truth to nature, showing dislocated shapes seen simultaneously from different angles?

A
Three Musicians
B
Le Bonheur de Vivre
C
Guernica
D
Les Demoiselles d'Avignon
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3

According to The Bible, who was the older brother of Moses, who set up a golden calf on Mt Sinai for people to worship?

A
Aaron
B
Seth
C
Noah
D
Jacob
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4

What is the English borough and market town on the River Otter in Devonshire, famous for lace making?

A
Wedgewood
B
Honiton
C
Chippendale
D
Waterford
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5

Which of these is the smallest number?

A
80%
B
Three quarters
C
0.9
D
One
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6

Where was the basis of Skype, the software that enables video and voice calls to be made via the internet, originally developed?

A
Sweden
B
Estonia
C
Finland
D
Norway
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7

The name of which person born in Dublin is connected in English history with the locations of Vimiero, Talavera, Salamanca, Vittoria, Orthes and Waterloo?

A
Duke of Edinburgh
B
Duke of Marlborough
C
Duke of Wellington
D
Duke of York
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