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Daily Quiz #845

General Knowledge Quiz for 12 May 2011

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1

What is a dirk?

A
Scottish church
B
Highland dagger
C
Arabian boat
D
Indian loincloth
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2

Who won a Best Actor Oscar for the 1996 film "Shine"?

A
Humphrey Bogart
B
Brad Pitt
C
Clint Eastwood
D
Geoffrey Rush
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3

What scale, developed by Terence Meaden as an extension of the Beaufort scale, measures tornado intensity between T0 and T11?

A
Temperature scale
B
Tachymeter scale
C
Torino Scale
D
TORRO scale
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4

Which of these is a photographer, who captured (and help create) the high fashion and celebrity chic of 1960s 'Swinging London', who has been married to Rosemary Bramble, Catherine Deneuve, Marie Helvin and Catherine Dyer?

A
George Eastman
B
Cecil Beaton
C
David Bailey
D
Henri Cartier-Bresson
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5

Which of these players was signed by the "LA Galaxy" in 2007?

A
Jonah Lomu
B
Babe Ruth
C
David Beckham
D
Venus Williams
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6

What was the name given to Jiang Qing (Mao Zedong's ex-wife), Zhang Chunqiao, Yao Wenyuan, and Wang Hongwen, Chinese Communist Party officials who were prominent during the Cultural Revolution and were arrested in 1976, charged with treason?

A
The Four Maosketeers
B
The Red Guard
C
The Paper Tigers
D
The Gang of Four
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7

Until September 2004, how many members were there in the French upper house, the Senate?

A
321
B
646
C
100
D
535
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