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Daily Quiz #1561

General Knowledge Quiz for 27 April 2013

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1

What is the setting for the 1993 film "Alive", which stars Ethan Hawke, Vincent Spano and Josh Hamiltonset and is narrated by John Malkovich?

A
The Andes
B
London Zoo
C
Vietnam War
D
American Civil War
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2

Which of these cards is different?

A
Jack
B
King
C
Queen
D
Ace
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3

What pigment found in plant leaves uses energy from sunlight to provide food?

A
Chlorophyl
B
Cochineal
C
Glycoside
D
Carotene
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4

Nick Leeson became famous in 1995 for what activiity?

A
Bombings
B
Serial killings
C
Fraud
D
Internet hacking
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5

At midnight on 30 June 2012 a change was made to a system which affected all countries. What was it?

A
The UN recognised the Action Group for Syria as a decision-making authority
B
Governmental annual report dates for the subsequent year were changed to 31 March
C
The Libor system in banks was dismantled globally
D
A leap second was added to the universal time record (UTC)
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6

Which of these is a French national emblem, an allegory of Liberty and Reason?

A
Columbia
B
Ariadne
C
Marianne
D
Sylphina
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7

In 1713 Charles XII, King of Sweden, created what position to ensure that public officials acted in accordance with the law and discharged their duties satisfactorily, and could initiate legal proceedings against them for dereliction of duty?

A
The Mikado
B
The Lord High Executioner
C
His Majesty's Supreme Ombudsman
D
Chancellor of the Exchequer
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