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Daily Quiz #1558

General Knowledge Quiz for 24 April 2013

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1

What is a halapeno?

A
Chilli pepper
B
Olive
C
Onion
D
Potato
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2

It originated in the 5th century BCE or earlier as training for the military, could involve up to 200 a game, was fĂȘted for both men and women in Persian poetry and art. Which game is it?

A
Shinty
B
Lacrosse
C
Polo
D
Football
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3

Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" became a No.1 single on Billboard's country chart and the longest running country chart topper since 1966. What else?

A
It reached top of the iTune singles charts within 2 hours of its release
B
It is the longest-running No. 1 country song by a female artist
C
It was left playing in the background when the USA President met the Prime Minister of Israel
D
The video for the song was the most watched on YouTube for 2012
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4

The nomadic Mongol tribes in Mongolia, Manchuria and Siberia united under which leader in the 1100s?

A
Alexander Neckam
B
Genghis Khan
C
Kublai Khan
D
Wanyan Aguda
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5

The Mohs scale measures what?

A
Hardness of minerals
B
Softness of water
C
Elasticity of metals
D
Density of liquids
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6

The semi-arid region called the Sahel separates what from the rest of southern Africa?

A
Natal
B
The Limpopo River
C
The Serengeti Plain
D
The Sahara Desert
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7

Who has been under house arrest for 15 of the past 21 years, and was released from the latest sentence on 13 November 2010?

A
Weera Musikapong
B
Suu Kyi
C
Mohandas Gandhi
D
Winnie Mandela
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