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Daily Quiz #866

General Knowledge Quiz for 2 June 2011

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The period of the French Revolution when the Girondists were guillotined, which ended with the guillotining of Robespierre, was known as what?

A
The Inquisition
B
Reign of Terror
C
The Black Hole of Calcutta
D
The Dark Ages
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2

Jonah Lomu is associated with which of these sports?

A
Squash
B
Synchronised swimming
C
Ice hockey
D
Rugby union
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3

Who presented a list of 23 problems in mathematics at a conference of the International Congress of Mathematicians on 8 August 1900 in the Sorbonne, of which only 10 have resolutions which are fully accepted?

A
Albert Einstein
B
Charles Darwin
C
David Hilbert
D
Isaac Newton
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4

What does blues singer B.B. King call his guitar?

A
Buddy
B
Lucille
C
Old Betsy
D
Christine
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5

What fabulous creature appears in the Heraldry of Wales, Japan and China and is typical of evil in Christian lore?

A
Gorgon
B
Dodo
C
Dragon
D
Siren
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6

Which of these is an island in the Gulf of St Lawrence, Canada?

A
Prince William
B
Prince Edward
C
Prince Harold
D
Prince Charles
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7

What name is given to a cultural and societal phenomenon characterised by an excessive preoccupation with the individual's own appearance, accompanied by difficulties coping with the aging process and with the requirements of maturation?

A
Cynanthropy
B
New World Syndrome
C
Paris syndrome
D
Dorian Gray Syndrome
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