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Daily Quiz #798

General Knowledge Quiz for 26 March 2011

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1

The Tagus River runs through which capital city?

A
Florence
B
Lisbon
C
Moscow
D
Belgrade
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2

Pingping, who died aged 21 in March 2010, was reputed to be what?

A
The longest living budgerigar
B
The last wild panda
C
The next Dalai Lama
D
The world's shortest man
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3

How many months are there in a decade?

A
120
B
60
C
1200
D
12
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4

What sport is featured in "The Defense", a novel by Vladimir Nabokov published in 1930?

A
Chess
B
Soccer
C
American football
D
Ice hockey
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5

Henry VIII married Anne of Cleves after seeing a (presumably, too) flattering portrait of her by whom?

A
Vincent van Gogh
B
Rembrandt
C
Thomas Gainsborough
D
Hans Holbein
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6

In which year did the South African government lift the ban on the African National Congress, the Pan Africanist Congress, the South African Communist Party and the United Democratic Front, and release Nelson Mandela from prison?

A
1970
B
1980
C
2000
D
1990
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7

Which group had a 1989 hit with "The Living Years"?

A
Pete and the Plasterers
B
Mike and the Mechanics
C
Ernie and the Electricians
D
Perry and the Plumbers
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