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Young World Quiz (April 21, 2006)

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QE II: The British monarch. PHOTO: AP
QE II: The British monarch. PHOTO: AP

V.V. RAMANAN

1. Which great European city, said to be founded on this date in 753 BC, is also called the "La Città Eterna" (The Eternal City)?2. The execution of Atahuallpa, by Francisco Pizarro, marked the end of a celebrated empire. Name it.3. In which year did Queen Elizabeth II, who turns 80 today, become the queen?4. What is the name given to a play that presents a real or fictitious account of the life, martyrdom or miracles of a saint?5. Name the massive geographical/geological feature that runs north-south for some 5,000 km from northern Syria to central Mozambique.6. Fill the blank in this (Shakespearean) Julius Caesar quote: "...the _____ never taste of death but once."7. Who was the first black African woman to win a Nobel Prize?8. Which insectivorous carnivore's name in Afrikaans means "earth wolf"?9. What was the nationality of the heavy metal band AC/DC?10. What is the most famous devotional Sanskrit work of Melpathur Narayana Bhattathiri?11. The first flight of which type of spacecraft was commanded by John Young in April 1981?12. Which member of the Trochilidae family can deliberately fly backwards?13. Which country's name is Spanish for "rich coast"?14. Which Australian cricketer's 2003 World Cup diary was called "Walking To Victory"?15. Who was the lead actress in the Ridley Scott movie "G.I. Jane"?


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