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Daily Quiz #47

General Knowledge Quiz for 5 March 2009

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Which composer’s works include the operas "La Bohème", "Tosca", and "Madama Butterfly", and the arias "O mio babbino caro", "Che gelida manina", and "Nessun dorma"?

A
Ludwig van Beethoven
B
Giuseppe Verdi
C
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
D
Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini
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2

What is the correct spelling for a sign on a female toilet?

A
Ladie's toilet
B
Ladies' toilet
C
Ladys' Toilet
D
Ladeys toilet
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3

Which ex-European colony in China is at the mouth of the Canton River?

A
Goa
B
Hong Kong
C
Macau
D
Timor
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4

Who were the USA fighting a war against in 1812 when the successful American defence of Fort McHenry in September 1814 inspired the lyrics of the U.S. national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner"?

A
Spain
B
Great Britain
C
France
D
Mexico
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5

What are the Christian names of J K Rowling, the creator of Harry Potter?

A
Jennifer Katherine
B
Joanne Katherine
C
Jennifer Karen
D
Joanne Kathleen
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6

Who, in 1919, achieved the first nuclear disintegrations by bombarding nitrogen with alpha particles?

A
Albert Einstein
B
Pierre and Marie Curie
C
Ernest Rutherford
D
J Robert Oppenheimer
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7

What is the name of a game played with rope rings that are caught and thrown by the players on a court similar to a tennis court?

A
Deck badminton
B
Rope badminton
C
Deck tennis
D
Deck quoits
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