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Daily Quiz #490

General Knowledge Quiz for 22 May 2010

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French intelligence service (DGSE) agents Captain Dominique Prieur and Commander Alain Mafart were convicted of the manslaughter of photographer Fernando Pereira and sinking a ship, Greenpeace's the "Rainbow Warrior", in 1985, in which harbour?

A
Auckland, New Zealand
B
Noumea, New Caledonia
C
Sydney, Australia
D
Nadi, Fiji
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2

In Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan and among Persian-speaking populations of Central Asia, what is the sport called that involves two teams of horse riders, a dead goat and few rules?

A
Ramadan
B
Buzkashi
C
Polo
D
Goat ball
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3

What word describes a vertical window in a projection from a steeply sloping roof of a building?

A
Oriel
B
Sash
C
Dormer
D
Bay
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4

What is a dhow?

A
A boat used mostly in the Arabian Sea and the coast of East Africa
B
A loin cloth worn by Indian mystics
C
A muslim prayer
D
A cow sacred to Hindus
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5

What is the capital of Australia?

A
Mosquito
B
Lancaster
C
Canberra
D
Vulcan
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6

Who was the author of the plays "The Professor's Love Story", "Quality Street", "The Admirable Crichton" and "Peter Pan"?

A
J M Barrie
B
J B Priestley
C
George Bernard Shaw
D
Oscar Wilde
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7

What is the "First Law of Robotics" devised by Isaac Asimov in his science fiction stories?

A
A robot must protect its own existence at all costs
B
A robot must keep itself very clean at all times
C
A robot must open doors for people, even if it has its arms full
D
A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
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