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Daily Quiz #211

General Knowledge Quiz for 16 August 2009

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1

Who first mentioned an "Iron Curtain" when discussing Soviet activities immediately after World War II?

A
Harry S Truman
B
Joseph Stalin
C
Franklin D Roosevelt
D
Winston Churchill
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2

Which of these is a portmanteau word?

A
Brunch
B
Discotheque
C
Starve
D
Detritus
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3

In November 1903, Panama declared its independence from which country to enable a treaty to be signed with the USA?

A
Spain
B
Colombia
C
Mexico
D
Uruguay
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4

Who, in 1977, was the last British woman to win the singles event at Wimbledon?

A
Virginia Wade
B
Helen Jacobs
C
Helen Moody
D
Billie Jean King
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5

The Australian city of Melbourne is on which river?

A
Derwent
B
Swan
C
Torrens
D
Yarra
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6

The Khedive of Egypt commissioned Giuseppe Verdi to write which opera to commemorate the opening of the Suez Canal?

A
Il Trovatore
B
La Traviata
C
Rigoletto
D
Aida
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7

What are rotating stars that emit a beam of electromagnetic radiation that can only be observed when the beam of emission is pointing towards the Earth, which is called "the lighthouse effect"?

A
Red dwarfs
B
Pulsars
C
Black holes
D
Nebulae
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