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Daily Quiz #1579

General Knowledge Quiz for 15 May 2013

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1

Opus Dei is a sect within which religious movement?

A
Buddhism
B
Judaism
C
Islam
D
Catholicism
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2

Oscar Pistorius from South Africa is particularly well known, as a sportsman, for what?

A
Perfecting a new swimming stroke
B
Catching the largest trout at the Taupo Annual Open Trout Tournaments
C
Using a gold-trimmed saddle
D
Running at international level with blades in place of his lower legs
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3

In Scandinavian mythology, who were the maidens who rode through the sky on horses, sword in hand, to influence the outcome of battles and select the bravest fighters to live in Valhallah?

A
Vikingae
B
Fates
C
Avalonians
D
Valkyries
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4

What are alternative names for "typhus"?

A
Foot and mouth disease
B
Mad cow disease
C
Prison fever
D
Dutch elm disease
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5

Who hosted the 2006 Academy Awards ceremony?

A
Jay Leno
B
David Letterman
C
Jon Stewart
D
Conan O'Brien
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6

What song was a UK #1 hit for Mike and the Mechanics in 1989?

A
Age of Reason
B
Reelin' in the Years
C
The Year of the Cat
D
The Living Years
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7

Ukraine, the second largest country in Eastern Europe, is bordered by Romania and Moldova to the southwest and what to the west?

A
Germany & Austria
B
Belarus
C
Poland, Slovakia & Hungary
D
The Black Sea and Sea of Azov
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