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Daily Quiz #1037

General Knowledge Quiz for 20 November 2011

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1

What does an anthropologist study?

A
Human beings
B
Coal
C
Wool
D
Shakespeare
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2

Which of these was an irregular unit of British Special Forces founded in Cairo in 1942 by Major Vladimir Peniakoff that served in the Western Desert during World War II?

A
Special Air Services
B
Long Range Desert Group
C
Popski's Private Army
D
Special Boat Service
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3

In the 16th century, which explorer began and led the first known successful circumnavigation of the earth?

A
Christopher Columbus
B
Ferdinand Magellan
C
Vasco da Gama
D
Francis Drake
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4

What is the national anthem of the UK?

A
Land of Hope and Glory
B
God Save the Queen
C
Rule Britannia
D
Jerusalem
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5

Who married tennis player John McEnroe in 1986?

A
Vanessa Redgrave
B
Ingrid Bergman
C
Tatum O'Neal
D
Maggie Smith
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6

What is meant by "magnum opus"?

A
An artist's greatest work
B
A beefy bouncer
C
Major surgery
D
A large bottle of champagne
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7

A live episode of which TV soap opera was broadcast on BBC One on 19 February 2010, to celebrate 25 years since the broadcast of the first episode?

A
EastEnders
B
The Bill
C
Spooks
D
Coronation Street
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