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Daily Quiz #416

General Knowledge Quiz for 9 March 2010

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Why was Los Angeles selected as the host of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games by the IOC session at Athens, Greece, without a vote?

A
The IOC decided to invite one city to provide the venues
B
It was the only city that submitted a bid to host them
C
The IOC delegates had decided over dinner, beforehand and forgot to formally vote
D
There were riots outside and they wanted to finish the meeting quickly
Select from the options above.
2

Who divorced her husband in 1978 after sixteen years of marriage, accusing him of years of severe spousal abuse and rampant drug addiction in her autobiography "I, Tina" (which was later adapted for the film "What's Love Got to Do with It"), and left semi-retirement in 2008 to embark on her "Tina!: 50th Anniversary Tour"?

A
Tina Fey
B
Tina Turner
C
Tina Weymouth
D
Tina Pisnik
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3

Which of these pairs has not starred in a film called "A Star Is Born"?

A
Janet Gaynor and Fredric March
B
Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson
C
Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey
D
Judy Garland and James Mason
Select from the options above.
4

What is the capital of the state of California?

A
San Andreas
B
Los Angeles
C
Sacramento
D
San Francisco
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5

In Japanese cuisine, which of these are two types of noodle?

A
Yukon and soda
B
Udon and soba
C
Shogun and mikado
D
Batik and bali
Select from the options above.
6

In 1953, what was announced about the discovery in 1911 to 1915 of the bones of Piltdown Man, who was believed to represent the oldest human race in Europe?

A
Even older bones were found nearby
B
It was exposed as an elaborate hoax
C
Radiation tests proved that they were older than first thought
D
The skeleton was constructed in a new way, proving that he was shorter than first thought
Select from the options above.
7

Why did Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles delay their wedding by a day?

A
To change the venue from Windsor Castle to the Guildhall outside its walls
B
A technicality with the law covering civil marriages in England (i.e. the Marriage Act of 1836)
C
The death of Pope John Paul II
D
The Queen, as Supreme Governor of the Church of England, could not be present at a civil wedding
Select from the options above.
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