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Daily Quiz #1965

General Knowledge Quiz for 5 June 2014

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1

The death of which dictator, closely associated with revolution and with World War II, happened in 1953 while he was in office as leader of his country?

A
Che Guevara
B
Nicolae Ceauşescu
C
Simon Bolivar
D
Josef Stalin
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2

Who first started exhibiting paintings at the Paris Salon in 1864 and painted several thousand works until his death in 1919, even though during the last twenty years of his life he was wheelchair-bound and rheumatoid arthritis severely limited his movement?

A
Paul Cézanne
B
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
C
Henri Matisse
D
Paul Gauguin
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3

Babe Ruth played for which Major League Baseball team between 1919 and 1935?

A
New York Yankees
B
Boston Red Sox
C
Providence Grays
D
Washington Senators
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4

A common phrase used in the 20th century to refer to subversive communist activities was "reds under the ..." what?

A
Eaves
B
Bed
C
Roof
D
Hedge
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5

What field is Albert Einstein best known for working in?

A
Physics
B
Geology
C
Brewing
D
Painting
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6

The Kuril island archipelago lies between the Pacific Ocean and which other sea?

A
The Sea of Okhotsk
B
The Sea of Japan
C
The East China Sea
D
The Bering Sea
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7

The marshmallow was first created as a medicinal substance when extracts from what part of the marsh mallow plant were used as a remedy for sore throats?

A
Leaf
B
Root
C
Stem
D
Bark
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