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Daily Quiz #272

General Knowledge Quiz for 16 October 2009

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1

Which mountain chain runs along the border between France and Spain?

A
Passionfleas
B
Passthemplease
C
Pyrenees
D
Manganese
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2

Which optical instrument shows symmetrical forms, produced by a combination of reflecting surfaces?

A
Cinematograph
B
Telescope
C
Lantern slide
D
Kaleidoscope
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3

Which of these lines is from Coldplay's song "Viva La Vida"?

A
A single string for a lonely puppet, me
B
It was the windy wild wickedness
C
I sleep alone, sweep the streets I used to roam
D
I know St Michael will call again
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4

Hernán Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro, known as Cortes, conquered which empire in the Americas?

A
Ottoman
B
Roman
C
Mongol
D
Aztec
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5

By what name is Saul Hudson, solo artist and guitarist in bands including Velvet Revolver and Guns N' Roses, better known?

A
Edge
B
Bruce Springsteen
C
Prince
D
Slash
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6

The World Cup for which sport is an annual international competition initiated in 1978 by Swiss journalist Max E. Amman, and originally sponsored by Volvo?

A
Orienteering
B
Show jumping
C
Rugby 7s
D
Motor cycling
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7

What is the name for an inflammation of the larynx characterised by coughing, harshness (or loss) of voice, choking sensation and difficulty in breathing?

A
Influenza
B
Asphyxia
C
Suffocation
D
Laryngitis
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