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Daily Quiz #511

General Knowledge Quiz for 12 June 2010

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1

Which of these countries is closest to Japan?

A
China
B
Denmark
C
Zimbabwe
D
Pakistan
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2

Which 18th century German composer wrote over 40 operas including "Orfeo" and "Alceste", comic operas and instrumental music?

A
Christoph Willibald Gluck
B
Ludwig van Beethoven
C
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
D
Franz Liszt
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3

What is the symbol for a 35th wedding anniversary?

A
Pearl
B
Coral
C
Ruby
D
Emerald
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4

The men travelling as whose crew were the first known humans to reach and cross the Antarctic Circle in 1773?

A
Cabot
B
Magellan
C
Captain James Cook
D
Columbus
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5

What form of art is characterised by depicting objects by a rectangular or geometric treatment of their forms?

A
Poster art
B
Impressionism
C
Surrealism
D
Cubism
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6

What policy was adopted by Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to decide the host country for the tournaments for 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cup?

A
Bids would only be accepted from countries that had won the cup before
B
Countries whose names started with A would bid one year, B the next and so on
C
Only countries from the chosen confederation could bid to be host
D
A representative from each continent would draw lots
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7

What is another word for "Endomorphic"?

A
Plump
B
Skinny
C
Tall
D
Short
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