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Daily Quiz #1201

General Knowledge Quiz for 2 May 2012

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Which song contains the following characters: a banker who never wore a mac even in the pouring rain, a fireman with an hourglass and a portrait of the Queen in his pocket, a pretty nurse who sold poppies from a tray, & a barber who had photographs of heads he'd worked on?

A
Strawberry Fields
B
Penny Lane
C
Eleanor Rigby
D
Dr Robert
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2

What Latin phrase means means "my fault", literally "my blow"?

A
Mea culpa
B
Ad hoc
C
Sub judice
D
O me miserum
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3

During the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, what did Kennedy threaten if Khrushchev did not agree to remove missiles from the Soviet intermediate-range ballistic missile site under construction in Cuba?

A
A fact-finding mission to explore launching US missiles stationed in Turkey into the USSR
B
Sanctions to prevent export of Russian caviar
C
A "naval quarantine", when the US Navy would inspect all ships arriving in Cuba
D
A mid-Atlantic blockade to prevent all Russian ships crossing
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4

Who sang on the 1987 album "Famous Blue Raincoat", a tribute to Leonard Cohen, that contained the song "First We Take Manhattan"?

A
Jane Birkin
B
LeAnn Rimes
C
CĂ©line Dion
D
Jennifer Warnes
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5

What was Shoemaker-Levy 9, that crashed into Jupiter in 1994?

A
Unmanned module carrying scientific instruments
B
Meteor
C
Comet
D
Satellite
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6

In England, what is commonly known as "The Old Bailey"?

A
A brand of cream liqueur
B
The Central Criminal Court
C
The London Metropolitan Police
D
One's wife (in cockney slang)
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7

How old was Tiger Woods when he won the US Masters in 1997?

A
25
B
18
C
21
D
30
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