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1. Name the Senator who is assured of the Republican nomination for the Presidency of the U.S.

John McCain

2. Name the Roman leader who was assassinated during the "Ides of March" in 44 B.C.

Julius Caesar

3. Which batsman had the most runs in the recently concluded Commonwealth Bank Series?

Gautam Gambhir (440 runs)

4. Farmer Grey was the first owner of which literary equine?

 Black Beauty

5. The "last human on the moon" celebrates his birthday on this date. Name him.

Eugene Cernan

6. The only ballroom dance written in 3/4 time and performed primarily in closed position is called..?

Waltz

7. The migration of Prophet Muhammad and his followers to the city of Medina in 622 (Common Era) is called?

Hijra

8. Which celebrated Nobel Laureate was born on March 14 in 1879 at Ulm, Wurttemberg, Germany?

Albert Einstein

9. In scrabble, how many letters have a value of 2?

Two (D and G)

10. Name the painter of such works as "The Potato Eaters", "Sunflowers" and "The Starry Night".

Vincent Van Gogh

11. The branches of which tree appear on the United Nations Flag?

Olive

12. What is the 1994 direct-tovideo sequel to the Disney classic "Aladdin" called?

 `The Return of Jafar'

13. Who created the characters of Captain Arthur Hastings and Colonel Race?

Agatha Christie

14. Which organ in the human abdomen functions in the destruction of old red blood cells and holds a reservoir of blood?

Spleen

15. If one was likened to "a bad penny", he or she would always.?

Turn up




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