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Daily Quiz #4921

General Knowledge Quiz for Saturday, 9 July 2022

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1

FIDE organised an international championship first held in 2019, followed by an Intercontinental Online Chess Championship in 2021 and onwards, for whom?

A
Over 60-year olds
B
Under 12 year-olds
C
Prisoners
D
Sufferers of motor neurone disease
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2

In what book is King Belshazzar described as seeing the writing on the wall?

A
The Transylvanian Trilogy
B
The Iron Maiden
C
The Book of Daniel
D
Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
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3

The country renamed eSwatini in 2018 was known internationally as what before the change?

A
Botswana
B
Swaziland
C
Bechuanaland
D
Tanzania
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4

What Spanish city became famous in the middle ages for swords and fine steel?

A
Bilbao
B
Toledo
C
Seville
D
Valencia
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5

Who created the character of the detective priest known as Father Brown?

A
Barbara Vine
B
Somerset Maugham
C
Georges Simenon
D
G K Chesterton
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6

Which of these words does not owe its origins to an Arabic language?

A
Algebra
B
Alibi
C
Alcohol
D
Alcove
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7

What is the estimated length of the year of the newly-discovered earth-like planet KOI-172.02?

A
576 Earth days
B
359 Earth days
C
242 Earth days
D
384 Earth days
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