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Daily Quiz #842

General Knowledge Quiz for 9 May 2011

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1

Whose autobiography was called "Unreliable Memoirs"?

A
Mick Jagger
B
Quentin Crisp
C
Margaret Thatcher
D
Clive James
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2

When Winston Churchill wrote "Before this, we had no victory and after it we had no defeats", which event was he talking about?

A
The Charge of the Light Brigade
B
The Battle of Waterloo
C
The Battle of the Bulge
D
The Second Battle of El Alamein
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3

In 2009, which was the most dominant women's softball team, having won three of the last four Olympic tournaments and the last six Women's ISF XI World Championships?

A
Australia
B
New Zealand
C
Canada
D
United States
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4

Who knighted Christopher Wren, the architect responsible for rebuilding 55 churches in the City of London after the Great Fire in 1666, including St. Paul's Cathedral?

A
George V
B
George III
C
Charles II
D
Victoria
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5

What does the acronym "VCR" stand for?

A
Virtual Complex Replicator
B
Vacuous Contrivance for Replays
C
Video Cassette Recorder
D
Vaguely Communicating Remote
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6

Which of these is a type of camera lens?

A
Glad eye
B
Fish eye
C
Bug eye
D
Blue eye
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7

Where did the University of Paris called "La Sorbonne" get its name from?

A
The building's original purpose
B
The suburb it is in
C
Its shape
D
Its founder
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