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Daily Quiz #518

General Knowledge Quiz for 19 June 2010

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1

In Spain, what does "cortes" refer to?

A
Doctor
B
Motorway
C
Cabbage
D
Parliament
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2

What is the name for the position in the orbit of a heavenly body when it is nearest the sun?

A
Perimason
B
Perigee
C
Perihelion
D
Permeation
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3

Which British racing car manufacturer and Formula One racing team won four drivers' and two constructors' world championships in its 30-year Formula One history?

A
McLaren
B
Brabham (Motor Racing Developments Ltd)
C
Williams
D
Jordan
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4

In which country, which was neutral in World War II, was there a revolution which deposed the monarchy in 1910, then a military coup d'état in 1926, followed by a right-wing dictatorship?

A
Portugal
B
Spain
C
Great Britain
D
China
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5

The Babylonians invented the clepsydra. What was it?

A
A pump for a well
B
Fine-bladed surgical knife
C
Water clock
D
Swivelling hook for hanging baskets
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6

Which of these was a British Prime Minister?

A
Robert Chambermaid
B
Neville Chamberlain
C
Edward Chamberpot
D
Rupert Chamberlayne
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7

Who, we are led to believe, is Dr. Gregory House’s only true friend?

A
Dr. Eric Foreman
B
Dr. Lisa Cuddy
C
Dr. James Wilson
D
Dr. Robert Chase
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