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Random Knowledge Quiz #8

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In 1978, after escaping from Iran, where was the Ayatollah Khomeni granted political asylum?

  • France
  • Canada
  • USA
  • Switzerland

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Which of these branches of zoology is to do with the study of animal behavior?

  • Ethology
  • Physiology
  • Molecular genetics
  • Comparative anatomy

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A litre is a measure of what?

  • Weight
  • Length
  • Area
  • Volume

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What is the name of the obelisk brought from Heliopolis, Egypt, that now stands in London?

  • Nelson's Column
  • The Monument
  • Cleopatra's Needle
  • Eros

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What is the symbol for a 13th wedding anniversary?

  • Glass
  • Paper
  • Lace
  • Pottery

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How many sides does a duodecahedron have?

  • 12
  • 200
  • 20
  • 15

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Which of these bands had hit records with "Yellow", "Trouble" and "Viva La Vida"?

  • Playboy
  • Childsplay
  • Coldchisel
  • Coldplay

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The first Winter Olympic Games were held in what year?

  • 1944
  • 1924
  • 2002
  • 1894

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Which of these is known as the King of the Fairies?

  • Saki
  • Tusitala
  • Oberon
  • Boz

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Seattle Grace Hospital is the setting for which TV series?

  • Gray's Anatomy
  • House
  • Scrubs
  • Emergency Ward 10

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Who was crowned King of Scotland in 1306 and defeated the forces of Edward II at Bannockburn in 1314?

  • William Wallace
  • Robert Bruce
  • Bonny Prince Charlie
  • Robert Burns

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Prior to its independence in 1964, the Mediterranean island of Malta belonged to which country?

  • France
  • Great Britain
  • Greece
  • Turkey

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What is another name for pain in one or more nerves?

  • Psittacosis
  • Hysteria
  • Neuralgia
  • Toxemia

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Harry Houdini became famous as what?

  • Magician
  • Doctor
  • Boxer
  • Animal trainer

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Which of these is wine?

  • Clarion
  • Claret
  • Carrion
  • Claxon

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Umberto II was the last king of which country?

  • India
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • Thailand

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In his autobiography "Life", what does Keith Richards say is his nickname for Mick Jagger?

  • Brenda
  • Shiela
  • Maggie
  • Angie

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Danny and Sandy are the main characters in which musical?

  • Grease
  • Oklahoma!
  • Hair
  • The Rocky Horror Show

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Which of these is a form of bursitis?

  • Housemaid's knee
  • Athlete's foot
  • Tennis elbow
  • Cauliflower ear

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After 2007, which boat class was not run as a World Rowing Championship event?

  • Furred cockerels
  • Coxed fours
  • Year 9
  • Dinghies

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Which organisation, which has its Headquarters in Paris, was established on 16 November 1945?

  • FIA
  • FAO
  • YHA
  • UNESCO

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In May 2010, what store was sold to Qatar Holdings by Mohammed Al Fayed for £1.5 billion?

  • Fortnum & Mason
  • Selfridges
  • Macy's
  • Harrods

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Who wrote the operas "The Marriage of Figaro", "Don Giovanni" and "Cosi Fan Tutte"?

  • Mozart
  • Paul McCartney
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Bedrich Smetana

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What is the gestation period of the African elephant?

  • 350 days
  • 120 days
  • 450 days
  • 630 days

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Which of these countries is landlocked?

  • Monaco
  • Burkina Faso
  • Venezuela
  • Bangladesh

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In which country did a civil war run from 1975 to 1990?

  • Lebanon
  • Jordan
  • Syria
  • Israel

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Which Liverpudlian was Prime Minister of Great Britain four times in the 19th century?

  • William Gladstone
  • Marquess of Salisbury
  • Earl of Rosebery
  • Benjamin Disraeli

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Who played Colonel Potter in the TV series "M*A*S*H"?

  • Mike Farrell
  • Alan Alda
  • Harry S. Morgan
  • Jamie Farr

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The skull can be divided into two parts: the cranium and what other part?

  • The dirigible
  • The mandible
  • The edible
  • The jawbone co-operative

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What is the world's only alpine parrot?

  • Kea
  • Cockatoo
  • Danish Blue
  • Polly

 

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