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Daily Quiz #452

General Knowledge Quiz for 14 April 2010

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1

Which of these cities is closest to the ruins of Pompeii?

A
Bari
B
Naples
C
Salerno
D
Venice
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2

The phrase "spick and span" means ...?

A
Old and gray
B
Clean and tidy
C
Fat and ugly
D
Down and out
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3

What is the name given to a bone fracture when the bone bends and splinters rather than breaks in two?

A
Comminuted
B
Compound
C
Simple
D
Greenstick
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4

In the 18th century, Capability Brown popularised the naturalistic style of what?

A
Painting
B
Landscape gardening
C
Sculpture
D
Architecture
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5

Which Russian revolutionary became Foreign Commissar, lost the battle for leadership to Stalin, was expelled from the Communist Party and lived in exile thereafter?

A
Joseph Stalin
B
Leon Trotsky
C
Vladimir Lenin
D
Karl Marx
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6

In 1977, Hamida Djandoubi was involved in what act that was special in French history?

A
He tried to assassinate the President
B
He set off a bomb that destroyed a large shopping mall in Paris
C
He was the last person to be guillotined
D
He was the first Frenchman to swim the English Channel
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7

Before the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, teams from which country caused a scandal by posing for a pre-Olympic newspaper advertisement pulling back the skin on either side of their eyes, to mimic the typical Asian?

A
Australia
B
Spain
C
Belarus
D
Argentina
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