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Daily Quiz #483

General Knowledge Quiz for 15 May 2010

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1

The sun is hot because of the nuclear transformation of hydrogen to which other gas?

A
Nitrogen
B
Oxygen
C
Helium
D
Xenon
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2

What changed its name to Iran in 1935?

A
Persia
B
Istanbul
C
Montenegro
D
Medina
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3

What was the surname of the 19th century English siblings Christina, a poet ("Goblin Market", "Prince's Progress" and "The Face of the Deep"), Dante, a pre-Raphaelite painter and poet ("The Blessed Diamond"), and William, also a pre-Raphaelite painter, who translated Dante's "Inferno"?

A
Rossetti
B
Shelley
C
Keats
D
Byron
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4

In croquet, what is used to hit the ball?

A
Raquet
B
Club
C
Mallet
D
Bat
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5

It is believed that which building stands on the site of temples built successively by Micah, Zerubbabel and Herod in Jerusalem?

A
The Good Shepherd Hotel
B
The Mosque of Omar
C
Basilica of the Knights Templar
D
Ibn Marwan Mosque
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6

Buster Keaton's film "The Three Ages" included the invention of Stone Age baseball and modern traffic problems in classical Rome. What is this an example of?

A
Defeatism
B
Anachronism
C
Separatism
D
Analogy
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7

In which British TV series did the lead character refer to his wife as "she who must be obeyed"?

A
To The Manor Born
B
Minder
C
The Good Life
D
Rumpole of the Bailey
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