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Daily Quiz #577

General Knowledge Quiz for 17 August 2010

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1

Andalusia, Catalunya, Galicia, Aragon, Castilla y León, Castile-La Mancha, and Extremadura are "autonomous communities" in which nation?

A
Mexico
B
Chile
C
Argentina
D
Spain
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2

What title was taken by Napoleon Bonaparte on 2 December 1804?

A
Bonaparte the Great
B
King of France
C
The Liberator
D
Emperor of the French
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3

In music, what does "pp" mean?

A
Plucked pizzicato
B
Play on piano
C
Pretty part
D
Very soft
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4

What is the name of the New Zealand national rugby team?

A
All Whites
B
Black Caps
C
All Blacks
D
Tall Blacks
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5

In 2009, when it was suggested that doctors in the state of Queensland, Australia, were losing patients due to their shifts of 80 hours per week, what did Queensland health officials suggest that doctors do about it?

A
Drink 6 cups of coffee per day
B
Make sure that they took a ten minute break every hour
C
Stop watching television at home and sleep instead
D
Refrain from sexual activity
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6

What form of singing involves an extended note which rapidly repeatedly changes in pitch from the chest register to falsetto, making a high-low-high-low sound?

A
Sirening
B
Yodeling
C
Be bop
D
Scat
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7

Which early 20th century American novelist wrote "The Crisis", "Crossing", "Coniston", "Mr Crewe's Career" and "Far Country"?

A
Spenser Churchill
B
Randolph Churchill
C
Winston Churchill
D
Charles Churchill
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