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#6476 2018-04-25 16:01:20

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#6773. Name the the largest river system flowing to the Arctic Ocean. It is the central of the three great Siberian rivers that flow into the Arctic Ocean (the other two being the Ob and the Lena). Rising in Mongolia, it follows a northerly course to the Gulf in the same name in the Kara Sea, draining a large part of central Siberia.

#6774. In which Continent is 'Paraná Basin' or 'Paraná River' situated?


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#6477 2018-04-26 00:21:11

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#6775. On the banks of which river is the city 'Antwerp' situated?

#6776. On the banks of which river is the city 'Ankara' situated?


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#6478 2018-04-26 15:24:20

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#6777. In which Continent is Ojos del Salado or Nevado Ojos del Salado, he highest active volcano in the world at 6,893 m (22,615 ft) situated?

#6778. In which Continent is Guallatiri. also known as Huallatiri, Huallatire, Guallatire and Punata, a 6,071-metre-high (19,918 ft) volcano situated?


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#6479 2018-04-27 01:33:17

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#6779. When is the 'World Book Day' or 'World Book and Copyright Day' (also known as International Day of the Book or World Book Days), a yearly event organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), to promote reading, publishing and copyright observed?

#6780. When is the 'International Day of Persons with Disabilities' observed? (International Day of Persons with Disabilities is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992. It has been celebrated with varying degrees of success around the planet. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.)


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#6480 2018-04-27 14:16:52

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#6481 2018-04-27 14:40:50

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#6781. Name the largest contiguous sand desert (erg) in the world ("the Empty Quarter"). The desert covers some 650,000 square kilometers (250,000 sq mi) (the area of long. 44°30′−56°30′E, and lat. 16°30′−23°00′N).
(An erg (also sand sea or dune sea, or sand sheet if it lacks dunes) is a broad, flat area of desert covered with wind-swept sand with little or no vegetative cover.)

#6782. Where or what is 'Haute-Savoie'?


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#6482 2018-04-28 00:39:56

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#6783. What is 'Fustanella'?

#6784. Name the Norwegian umbrella term encompassing, in its broadest sense, a range of both traditional rural clothes (mostly dating to the 19th and 18th centuries) as well as modern 20th-century folk costumes. In its narrow sense the word refers only to clothes designed in the early 20th century that are loosely based on traditional costumes. The word in itself is a 20th-century invention.


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#6483 2018-04-28 15:59:19

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#6785. They are winged sandals, a symbol of the Greek messenger god Hermes (Roman equivalent Mercury). They were said to be made by the god Hephaestus of imperishable gold and they flew the god as swift as any bird. What are they?

#6786. Name the ancient Roman goddess, the protector and special counselor of the state. A daughter of Saturn, she is the wife of Jupiter and the mother of Mars, Vulcan, Bellona and Juventas. She is the Roman equivalent of Hera, queen of the gods in Greek mythology; like Hera, her sacred animal was the peacock.


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#6484 2018-04-29 14:54:56

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#6787. Name the extinct flightless bird that was endemic to the island of Mauritius, east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. Its closest genetic relative was the also extinct Rodrigues solitaire, the two forming the subfamily Raphinae of the family of pigeons and doves.

#6788. What are 'Nidifugous' organisms? (The terminology is most often used to describe birds and was introduced by Lorenz Oken in 1816.)


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#6485 2018-04-30 00:27:35

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#6789. Name the  Japanese electronics industrialist and co-founder of Sony (11 April 1908 – 19 December 1997). In 1946 he and Akio Morita co-founded Sony Corporation, originally named Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation (prior to 1958). He was instrumental in securing the licensing of transistor technology to Sony from Bell Labs in the 1950s, thus making Sony one of the first companies to apply transistor technology to non-military uses. He served as president of Sony from 1950 to 1971, and then served as chairman of Sony between 1971 and 1976, when he retired from the company.

#6790. Name the brand of soap first produced and sold in 1807 at a factory just off Oxford Street in London, England. It was the world's first mass-market translucent soap.


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#6486 2018-04-30 16:19:53

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#6791. What is 'Madrid Xanadú'?

#6792. Name the historical residence of the King of Spain, in the town, about 45 kilometres (28 miles) northwest of the capital, Madrid, in Spain. It is one of the Spanish royal sites and has functioned as a monastery, basilica, royal palace, pantheon, library, museum, university, school and hospital.


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#6487 2018-05-01 00:09:20

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#6793. Name the immense mythical tree that connects the nine worlds in Norse cosmology.

#6794. Name the genus of deciduous trees known as baobabs. They are found in arid regions of Madagascar, mainland Africa, Arabia, and Australia.


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#6488 2018-05-01 15:05:15

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#6795. Name the Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745). He is remembered for works such as A Tale of a Tub (1704), and A Modest Proposal (1729). He is regarded by the Encyclopædia Britannica as the foremost prose satirist in the English language, and is less well known for his poetry.

#6796. Name the Irish playwright, critic, polemicist, and political activist (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950). His influence on Western theatre, culture and politics extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond. He wrote more than sixty plays, including major works such as 'Man and Superman' (1902), 'Pygmalion' (1912) and 'Saint Joan' (1923). With a range incorporating both contemporary satire and historical allegory, he became the leading dramatist of his generation, and in 1925 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.


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#6489 2018-05-02 00:08:26

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#6797. What is known as 'Father of Waters'?

#6798. Name the war correspondent and author of popular histories (22 July 1910 – 29 September 1983), most notably two books on the nineteenth-century exploration of the Nile, The White Nile (1960) and The Blue Nile (1962). Australian-born, he lived in England, and Italy, from 1937.


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#6490 2018-05-02 14:48:19

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#6799. By what name is 'Mare Tranquillitatis' popularly known?

#6800. The name roughly translates as "Sea of Islands", referring to over 1,100 islands that once dotted its waters;the a drainage basin encompasses Uzbekistan and parts of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan and Iran. Name it.


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#6491 2018-05-03 00:49:22

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#6801. It has colonial and Chinese-style architecture in the Old French Quarter, and around the Old Market. In the city, there are museums, traditional Apsara dance performances, a Cambodian cultural village, souvenir and handicraft shops, silk farms, rice-paddies in the countryside, fishing villages and a bird sanctuary near the Tonle Sap Lake, and a vibrant, cosmopolitan drinking and dining scene.
Today—being a popular tourist destination— it has a large number of hotels, resorts, restaurants and businesses closely related to tourism. This is much owed to its proximity to the Angkor temples, the most popular tourist attraction in Cambodia. Name it.

#6802. What are 'Tivoli Gardens'?


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#6492 2018-05-03 16:04:57

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#6803. Where is Waikīkī? (also known as Waikiki Beach) (Waikiki is most famous for Waikīkī Beach, but it is just one of six beaches in the district, the others being Queen's Beach, Kuhio Beach, Gray's Beach, Fort DeRussy Beach and Kahanamoku Beach.)

#6804. Name the Nation : It has long been a global centre of art, science, and philosophy. It hosts Europe's third-largest number of cultural UNESCO World Heritage Sites and leads the world in tourism, receiving around 83 million foreign visitors annually. It is a developed country with the world's seventh-largest economy by nominal GDP, and ninth-largest by purchasing power parity. In terms of aggregate household wealth, it ranks fourth in the world. It performs well in international rankings of education, health care, life expectancy, and human development.


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#6493 2018-05-04 00:35:26

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#6805. What is Helianthus annuus?

#6806. What are 'Baily's beads'?


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#6494 2018-05-04 14:34:28

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#6807. What is/are 'The Tales of Hoffmann'?

#6808. What is a 'Toboggan' (a from of transport)?


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#6495 2018-05-05 00:02:50

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#6809. What is La Santa María de la Inmaculada Concepción (Spanish for: The Holy Mary of the Immaculate Conception), or La Santa María, originally La Gallega known for?

#6810. Name the British Royal Navy research vessel that Lieutenant James Cook commanded to Australia and New Zealand on his first voyage of discovery from 1769 to 1771.


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#6496 2018-05-05 14:06:28

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#6811. Name the Soviet test pilot, aerospace engineer and cosmonaut (16 March 1927 – 24 April 1967). In October 1964, he commanded Voskhod 1, the first spaceflight to carry more than one crew member. He became the first cosmonaut to fly in space twice when he was selected as the solo pilot of Soyuz 1, the first manned test flight of a new spacecraft. A parachute failure caused his Soyuz capsule to crash into the ground after re-entry on 24 April 1967, making him the first human to die in a space flight.

#6812. Who is the author of Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space, a 1994 book?


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#6497 2018-05-06 00:06:51

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#6813. Name the two Secretary-General of the United Nations who are/were the Head of State.

#6814. Name the Canadian scholar, statesman, soldier, prime minister, and diplomat (23 April 1897 – 27 December 1972), who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1957 for organizing the United Nations Emergency Force to resolve the Suez Canal Crisis.


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#6498 2018-05-06 15:16:50

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#6815. Name the University : (as on date) The Library is the world's largest academic and private library system, comprising 79 individual libraries holding over 18 million items. Alumni include eight U.S. presidents, several foreign heads of state, 62 living billionaires, 359 Rhodes Scholars, and 242 Marshall Scholars. To date, some 157 Nobel laureates, 18 Fields Medalists, and 14 Turing Award winners have been affiliated as students, faculty, or staff. In addition, University students and alumni have won 10 Academy Awards, 48 Pulitzer Prizes, and 108 Olympic medals (46 gold, 41 silver and 21 bronze).

#6816. Dominus illuminatio mea is the motto of which University (the opening words of Psalm 27, meaning The Lord is my light?


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#6499 2018-05-06 23:59:32

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#6817. What is a pontoon bridge (or ponton bridge) and what is a Bailey bridge?

#6818. What is a 'velocipede'?


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#6500 2018-05-07 14:50:29

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#6819. Name the 104-gun first-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, ordered in 1758, laid down in 1759 and launched in 1765. She is best known for her role as Lord Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805.

#6820. Name the legendary ghost ship that can never make port and is doomed to sail the oceans forever. The myth is likely to have originated from the 17th-century golden age of the Dutch East India Company (VOC). The oldest extant version has been dated to the late 18th century. Sightings in the 19th and 20th centuries reported the ship to be glowing with ghostly light.


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