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Daily Quiz #1096

General Knowledge Quiz for 18 January 2012

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1

What was the cause of strikes and rioting across France in October 2010?

A
The reinstatement of border controls
B
Increased tax on wine
C
Religious persecution of Muslims
D
Pension reform
Select from the options above.
2

The Priestley medal is awarded for excellence in what field?

A
Portraiture
B
Playwrighting
C
Chemistry
D
Gymnastics
Select from the options above.
3

At the 1976 Olympics, who, at age 14, scored so highly that the score board could not display her score?

A
Ludmilla Tourischeva of Russia
B
Yelena Davydova of Russia
C
Mary Lou Retton of the USA
D
Nadia Com─âneci of Romania
Select from the options above.
4

John Lennon's hand-written lyrics for which song sold for US$1.2 million at Sotheby's in June 2010?

A
She Loves You
B
A Day in the Life
C
Help!
D
Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey
Select from the options above.
5

In Australian aboriginal language, what does "Uluru" mean?

A
Sacred home
B
Red rock
C
Great pebble
D
Stone alone
Select from the options above.
6

What was the preoccupation of John Nash Jr, the subject of the 2001 film "A Beautiful Mind" starring Russell Crowe?

A
Socks
B
Economics
C
Soccer and other beautiful games
D
The best shape for a carrot
Select from the options above.
7

The wine "Beaujolais nouveau" is released annually on which day?

A
First Friday in October
B
Third Thursday in November
C
16 November
D
30 October
Select from the options above.
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