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Daily Quiz #1917

General Knowledge Quiz for 18 April 2014

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1

What is the next city in the series Beijing, London, Rio de Janeiro ...?

A
Paris
B
PyeongChang
C
Tokyo
D
Sydney
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2

He was a Russian physician, author and playwright whose plays and short stories were and are acclaimed by critics and audience alike. Who was he?

A
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893)
B
Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin (1799-1837)
C
Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (1809 – 1852)
D
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)
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3

Snakes are kept in a what?

A
Aquarium
B
Terrarium
C
Aviary
D
Apiary
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4

Lúcio Costa was the principal urban planner, Oscar Niemeyer was the principal architect, and Roberto Burle Marx was the landscape designer for which purpose-built capital city?

A
Abuja, Nigeria
B
Washington D.C., USA
C
Canberra, Australia
D
Brasilia, Brazil
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5

On the Christian calendar, what is the name for the Sunday before Easter?

A
Palm Sunday
B
Whitsunday
C
Mothering Sunday
D
Easter Sunday
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6

It was called by one government the "Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart" and by a neighbouring government the "Wall of Shame", what was it and when was construction started?

A
The Berlin Wall, 1961
B
The Western Wall, 19 BCE
C
The West Bank Barrier, 2003
D
Hadrian's Wall, 122
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7

In which states of Australia would you find the Nullarbor Plain?

A
South Australia and Western Australia
B
Northern Territory
C
Queensland
D
Tasmania
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