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Daily Quiz #510

General Knowledge Quiz for 11 June 2010

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1

Which heavenly body was discovered by astronomer Clyde W Tombaugh on 18 February 1930?

A
Saturn
B
Pluto
C
Venus
D
Mars
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2

Racing on ordinary roads from town to town was banned in France from 1903 when a number of people, spectators and drivers (including Marcel Renault) were killed during a race between which two cities?

A
Paris and Madrid
B
Peking and Paris
C
Liege and Rome
D
Rome and Paris
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3

What is the base of the cocktail Margarita?

A
Whisky
B
Gin
C
Tequila
D
Rum
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4

What type of battle was the Battle of Trafalgar?

A
Airborne landing
B
Land battle
C
Air battle
D
Sea battle
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5

"The Blockheads" released a new album in 2009 after nine years' silence. Who used to be their frontman?

A
Eric Clapton
B
David Bowie
C
J J Cale
D
Ian Drury
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6

Which of these is native to the southern hemisphere?

A
Magyars
B
Lapps
C
Cherokees
D
Maori
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7

Which film that won an Oscar for Best Picture, explores prejudice against Jews and Afro-Americans over the period 1948 to 1973?

A
Born on the Fourth of July
B
Rain Man
C
Driving Miss Daisy
D
The Bourne Supremacy
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