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Daily Quiz #266

General Knowledge Quiz for 10 October 2009

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1

What was the name of the group formed in London in February 1944 to plan the invasion of Europe under General Dwight D Eisenhower?

A
SHAPE
B
SHAEF
C
SPECTRE
D
SMERSH
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2

Which region of South America lying to the south of latitude 40 degrees S was discovered by Magellan in 1520 and divided between Chile and Argentina in 1881?

A
Mardi Gras
B
Pampas
C
Patagonia
D
El Dorado
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3

The standard rosary, a string of beads used by Roman Catholics as an aid to memory during devotional exercises, has 59 beads. How many beads are there in the greater rosary used in religious orders?

A
100
B
169
C
75
D
140
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4

Which of these letters is not in the name of an Australian rock band which, for 20 years, was fronted by Michael Hutchence on lead vocals?

A
N
B
E
C
X
D
S
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5

What is the popular name for Sirius, which is 9 light years from Earth?

A
The Dog Star
B
Rigel
C
Betelgeuse
D
Eight Mile
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6

Which boxer relinquished his world welterweight title after defeating Jake La Motta in 1951?

A
George Costner
B
Laurent Dauthuille
C
Sugar Ray Robinson
D
Marcel Cerdan
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7

Who is the New Zealand-born physicist whose discoveries include most of the great advances in physics between 1899 and 1930?

A
Edmund Hillary
B
Ernest Rutherford
C
Wilson Whineray
D
Frank Whittle
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