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Daily Quiz #192

General Knowledge Quiz for 28 July 2009

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Which of these was the cause of 8.5 million refugees and half a million deaths between August and December 1947?

A
The eruption of Mt Pinatubo in the Philippines
B
The long march in China
C
The partition of India
D
Hurricane Alfred in the Caribbean
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2

What is the Scottish word that applies to New Year's Eve?

A
Abercrombie
B
Hallowe'en
C
Kirk
D
Hogmanay
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3

What is the capital of the state of North Dakota, USA?

A
Pierre
B
Fargo
C
Bismarck
D
Sioux Falls
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4

At the 2004 Summer Olympics, Arash Miresmaeili, an Iranian judoka, did not compete in a match against an Israeli. Which of these did not result?

A
He was awarded the US$125,000 paid to all Iranian gold medal winners by the Iranian government
B
He was officially cleared of intentionally avoiding the bout
C
He was disqualified from all future Olympics
D
He was officially disqualified for excessive weight.
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5

Which Norwegian playwright wrote "Hedda Gabler", "The Master Builder" and "Peer Gynt"?

A
Knut Hamsun
B
Henrik Ibsen
C
Emile Zola
D
August Strindberg
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6

Which 1955 film was withdrawn from the Venice Film Festival when the US Ambassador to Italy, Clare Booth Luce, refused to attend because the film gave too alarming an impression of conditions in US schools?

A
Rebel Without A Cause
B
The Blackboard Jungle
C
Goodbye Mr Chips
D
To Sir With Love
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7

What name is given to an obstruction of an artery by a substance carried by the blood?

A
Pericardium
B
Embolism
C
Endocardium
D
Aneurism
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