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Daily Quiz #890

General Knowledge Quiz for 26 June 2011

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1

Which of these Mexican cities is closest to the Gulf of Mexico?

A
Les Machis
B
Colma
C
Mazatlan
D
Veracruz
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2

In 2009, L'Osservatore Romano published a controversial article that demonstrated that what had done more for the liberation of woman than the contraceptive pill and abortion pill?

A
Sewing machine
B
Washing machine
C
Microwave oven
D
Vacuum cleaner
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3

Olympic gold medallists Ian Fergusson and Danyon Loader represented which country?

A
Finland
B
Sweden
C
New Zealand
D
Netherlands
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4

Farthings were in use in England as coinage from the 13th century and ceased to be legal tender on 31 December 1960. How many of them were there in a pound (£1)?

A
960
B
1920
C
240
D
480
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5

Who stands off-stage and reminds actors of forgotten lines during a performance?

A
Quicker
B
Prompter
C
Swifter
D
Speedier
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6

Which of these countries was an ally of Germany at the start of World War II, and its enemy by the end of it?

A
Poland
B
France
C
Russia
D
Belgium
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7

Arnall Patz received the US Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004 for his lifetime of work in what field?

A
Ophthalmology
B
Plastic surgery
C
Geriatrics
D
Epidemiology
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