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Daily Quiz #261

General Knowledge Quiz for 5 October 2009

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1

Which of these is the closest translation from Hebrew of the word "Rabbi"?

A
Wise man
B
Old man
C
My master
D
Bearded one
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2

Which painters aim to convey a state of mind rather than create a realistic representation, such as El Greco, Bosch, Goya, Grunewald and Munch?

A
Expressionist
B
Impressionist
C
Cubist
D
Pre-Raphaelite
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3

Who has played the role of Indiana Jones most often in films?

A
Focus Ford
B
Prefect Ford
C
Fairlane Ford
D
Harrison Ford
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4

Which country has the longest straight stretch of railway line?

A
Australia
B
Russia
C
Canada
D
USA
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5

The Soviet Union did not participate in the Olympics until 1952, and from 1928 organised an alternative international sports event. What were these games called?

A
Spartakiads
B
Friendly Games
C
Soviet Sport Games
D
Russian Roulette
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6

In England, the monarch has the power of veto over any proposed legislation from Parliament by withholding the Royal Assent. Who last used this power?

A
Charles I in 1649
B
Queen Victoria in 1899
C
Queen Elizabeth I in 1599
D
Queen Anne in 1708
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7

What is "Too much money chasing too few goods"?

A
Inflation
B
Deflation
C
Stagnation
D
Depression
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