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Daily Quiz #812

General Knowledge Quiz for 9 April 2011

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Which cartoonist, whose caricatures of public figures were published in "Private Eye" in the 1960s and 1970s, worked for Pink Floyd on "The Wall" album (1979) and movie (1982)?

A
Gerald Scarfe
B
Christopher Wood
C
Andy Warhol
D
Albert Uderzo
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2

In what sport do the tests include an "away drive", "shedding", "singling", a "cross drive" and a "double lift"?

A
Bungee jumping
B
Weightlifting
C
Golf
D
Sheepdog trialling
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3

Which of these is a legendary creature, similar to the Egyptian sphinx, with the body of a red lion, a human head with three rows of sharp teeth (like a shark), and a trumpet-like voice?

A
Hippogryph
B
Wyvern
C
Gryphon
D
Manticore
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4

In March 2010, what activity was made legal by the Board of Health in New York City?

A
Beekeeping
B
Skateboarding
C
Eating in the street
D
Smoking marijuana
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5

What is the principal diet of the osprey?

A
Small rodents
B
Fruit
C
Insects
D
Fish
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6

Which of these is a landlocked principality in the Pyrenees?

A
Andorra
B
San Marino
C
Liechtenstein
D
Luxemburg
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7

Which of these did not receive a British knighthood?

A
Ernest Rutherford (1871–1937), chemist & physicist
B
Joseph Banks (1743-1820), naturalist & botanist
C
Humphry Davy (1778-1829), chemist & inventor
D
Charles Darwin (1809–1882), naturalist
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