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Daily Quiz #1423

General Knowledge Quiz for 10 December 2012

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1

Which member of the UK Parliament and member of the IRA died on hunger strike while in prison at The Maze near Belfast in 1981?

A
John Sinclair
B
Medgar Evers
C
Steve Biko
D
Bobby Sands
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2

What is the name of a free improvisatory passage inserted near the end of a composition to create a feeling of suspense before the final cadence?

A
Rallentando
B
Decoration
C
Pizzicato
D
Cadenza
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3

Who released an album in 2005 called "Confessions on a Dance Floor"?

A
Tori Amos
B
Katie Perry
C
Madonna
D
Pink
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4

Which of these was an Irish professional football player, one of the first celebrity footballers (whose extravagant lifestyle led to problems with alcoholism which curtailed his playing career), best known for his years with Manchester United?

A
Henry Beston
B
Georgie-Porgie
C
George Best
D
George Harrison
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5

Who painted "Red Car Crash" as a part of his 1962–63 "Death and Disaster" series?

A
Peter Blake
B
Jackson Pollock
C
Vincent van Gogh
D
Andy Warhol
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6

Which part of the cardamom plant is used as a spice?

A
Pollen
B
Stalk
C
Flower
D
Seed
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7

Which of these African countries has the largest area?

A
Nigeria
B
Egypt
C
Sudan
D
South Africa
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