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Daily Quiz #478

General Knowledge Quiz for 10 May 2010

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Which city was founded in 763, ravaged by the Mongols in 1258, taken by the Turks in 1636, and occupied by the British from 1917 to 1932?

A
Nazareth
B
Cape Town
C
Beirut
D
Baghdad
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2

What is taxonomy?

A
The avoidance of paying a contribution to a nation's revenue
B
The art of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of animals
C
The science of the classification of living and extinct organisms
D
The art of cooking a Mexican dish of meat etc. in a folded or rolled tortilla
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3

Which of these describes a sudden change of government, forcibly effected by a ruler, the army or the general populace?

A
Coup d'√Čtat
B
Rebellion
C
Vendetta
D
Mal de mer
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4

With what activity is Russian Marc Chagall associated?

A
Painting
B
Architecture
C
Musical composition
D
Ballet
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5

What are the names of the late Michael Jackson's parents?

A
Ozzie and Harriet
B
Joseph and Katherine
C
Vernon and Gladys
D
Calvin and Lula Mae
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6

The winner of the second Formula One World Championship in 1951 also won the title in 1954, 1955, 1956 & 1957, a record of five World Championship titles which stood until 2003. Who was he?

A
Bobby Charlton
B
David Beckham
C
Juan Manuel Fangio
D
Jimmy Connors
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7

What is the name of the Spanish island group in the Mediterranean Sea that includes Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza, Formentera and Cabrera?

A
Bermuda
B
Balearic Islands
C
The Channel Islands
D
Samoa
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