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Daily Quiz #1711

General Knowledge Quiz for 24 September 2013

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Which of these was a British actor, writer, dramatist, filmmaker, theatre and opera director, director, stage designer, screenwriter, comedian, humorist, newspaper and magazine columnist, radio broadcaster and television presenter between 1940 and 2004?

A
John Betjeman
B
Peter Brook
C
Laurence Olivier
D
Peter Ustinov
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2

Which of these is the name of a US counter-terrorism force?

A
Black Beavers
B
Brown Bears
C
Navy Seals
D
Green Alligators
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3

Anders Behring Breivik is known for what?

A
Travelling to the North Pole with a team of Arctic foxes harnessed to his sledge
B
Developing an internationally acclaimed Pinot Gris wine
C
Murdering 77 people in Norway
D
Writing the lyrics for a Eurovision Song Contest winner
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4

Who painted the famous painting known as "The Blue Boy"?

A
Thomas Gainsborough
B
Rembrandt
C
C├ęzanne
D
Renoir
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5

What is the common name for Encephalitis Lethargica?

A
Laziness
B
Boredom
C
Sleepy sickness
D
Breakfast in bed
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6

The Ultimate Fighting Championship, which when it started in 1993 matched martial artists from different disciplines against each other to find the most effective fighter, led to the combined style known as mixed martial arts. MMA is an extreme sport, initially banned in 36 of the 50 states of the USA for its no-holds-barred violence. In the rules later developed which of these is not considered a foul?

A
Throat strikes of any kind and heels to the kidney
B
Groin attacks and eye gouging
C
Placing a finger into any orifice, or into any cut or laceration of your opponent
D
Timidity
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7

Lake Neuchatel is in which country?

A
France
B
Germany
C
Switzerland
D
Austria
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