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Daily Quiz #440

General Knowledge Quiz for 2 April 2010

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1

What is a pistachio?

A
An ablution block
B
A sculptured moustache
C
A nut
D
A snow field
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2

Which of these terms is applied to a humorous exaggerated imitation of an author, literary work, style, etc.?

A
Paradox
B
Parody
C
Palindrome
D
Pun
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3

Which of these men has walked on the moon?

A
James Cook
B
Michael Jackson
C
Neil Armstrong
D
Richard Burton
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4

What term is applied to the fusion of Roman, Greek and Persian cultures that reached its peak after the 4th century AD during the reign of Justinian, and is seen in mosaics, frescoes, metal work, ivory carving and silk weaving?

A
Graeco-Roman
B
Romanesque
C
Byzantine
D
Constantine
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5

Which city was hit by a magnitude 6.2 earthquake about 5 kilometers below its centre at 12:29 a.m. 23 December 1972, killing around 5,000 of the 400,000 population, injuring 20,000 and leaving over 250,000 homeless?

A
Guatemala City, Guatemala.
B
Managua, Nicaragua
C
Haiyuan, Ningxia-Gansu, China
D
Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
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6

In March 2009, which teams were confirmed to contest the World Netball Series in October 2009?

A
Australia, New Zealand, England, Jamaica, Samoa, South Africa
B
Australia, New Zealand, England, Jamaica, Samoa, Malawi
C
Australia, New Zealand, England, Jamaica, South Africa, Malawi
D
Australia, New Zealand, England, South Africa, Malawi, Samoa
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7

Which city is built on both sides of the Tigris, 200 miles from the Persian Gulf?

A
Nazareth
B
Babylon
C
Beirut
D
Baghdad
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