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Daily Quiz #1222

General Knowledge Quiz for 23 May 2012

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Which city, originally a monastic settlement founded by Saint Finbarr in the 6th century, built on the River Lee, became a major point of Irish emigration to North America after the Great Irish Famine in the 1840s?

A
Stoppa
B
Cork
C
Khap
D
Bungh
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2

What is the maximum number of characters (including spaces) that can be used in a "tweet"?

A
160
B
120
C
140
D
180
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3

Who became chairman of the Watford Football Club for the second time in 1997?

A
Rod Stewart
B
Prince Charles
C
Graham Taylor
D
Elton John
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4

James Chadwick discovered which sub-atomic particles in 1932?

A
Protons
B
Electrons
C
Neutrons
D
Positrons
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5

On 2 November 2010, the oil painting "Nude Sitting on a Divan" sold for $68.9 million, a record for an artwork by which artist?

A
Amadeo Modigliani
B
Pablo Picasso
C
Paul Gauguin
D
Henri Matisse
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6

Jeeves is butler to which fictional character created by P G Wodehouse?

A
Wootie Burster
B
Bertie Wooster
C
Brian Schuster
D
Barney Pastor
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7

What part of New York City is named for Catherine of Braganza?

A
Bronx
B
Queens
C
Manhattan
D
Harlem
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