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Daily Quiz #2051

General Knowledge Quiz for 30 August 2014

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1

The estate of which American writer and poet who died of a heart attack in 1967 was bequeathed to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Foundation?

A
William Faulkner
B
F. Scott Fitzgerald
C
Dorothy Parker
D
Ernest Hemingway
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2

Which country completely surrounds the Kingdom of Lesotho?

A
Republic of Namibia
B
Kingdom of Swaziland
C
Republic of Botswana
D
Republic of South Africa
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3

Which infective disease caused by toxins is characterised by the violent and prolonged contraction of skeletal muscle fibres?

A
Leprosy
B
Pneumonia
C
Tuberculosis
D
Tetanus
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4

Australian professional golfer Greg Norman is known by which nickname?

A
Kanga
B
The Shark
C
The Flying Finn
D
Prince
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5

The organisation OPEC is concerned with production of what?

A
Eggs
B
Petroleum
C
Oil
D
Calcium
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6

Which of these is not true of Eleanor of Aquitaine?

A
She was Queen consort of England, 1154-1189, to Henry II
B
She was Queen consort of France, 1137-1152, to Louis VII
C
She had no sons
D
She actively participated in the Second Crusade, 1145–1149
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7

In 2014 where is artist Ai Weiwei based?

A
China
B
USA
C
UK
D
Japan
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