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Daily Quiz #1758

General Knowledge Quiz for 10 November 2013

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1

The chayote, also known as chuchu, sayote, tayota, choko, chocho, chow-chow, christophene and mirliton, is a type of what?

A
Edible plant
B
Short-tailed monkey
C
Poisonous fish
D
Wilddog
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2

It was his 18th pop single, was released in July 2012, and by the end of July 2013 was YouTube's most watched video with 1.715 billion hits; who and what is it?

A
Justin Bieber with "Baby"
B
Psy with "Gangnam Style"
C
Pussy Riot with "Punk Prayer"
D
Madonna with "Turn Up the Radio"
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3

How many pieces are on a chessboard at the start of a game?

A
8
B
32
C
16
D
64
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4

In which country was Pol Pot Prime Minister from 1976 to 1979 and leader of the communist movement known as the "Khmer Rouge"?

A
Laos
B
Thailand
C
Cambodia
D
Vietnam
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5

In 1993, Eritrea became independent from which country?

A
Ecuador
B
Egypt
C
Estonia
D
Ethiopia
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6

What ballroom dance is inspired by the bullfight?

A
Pasa doble
B
Rhumba
C
Limbo
D
Waltz
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7

Which of these is an American author who became known as the "Queen of Lesbian Pulp Fiction", who wrote six novels from 1957 to 1962 known as "The Beebo Brinker Chronicles"?

A
Margaret Drabble
B
Ayn Rand
C
Ann Bannon
D
P D James
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