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Daily Quiz #54

General Knowledge Quiz for 12 March 2009

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Which of these equations accurately represents the relationship between the square of a number and the product of one less and one greater than that number?

A
x2 = (x-1)(x+1)
B
(x2)-1 = (x-1)(x+1)
C
(x2)+1 = (x-1)(x+1)
D
x2 = (x-1)(x+1)-1
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2

What city was once known as Lutèce?

A
Brussels
B
Lucerne
C
Paris
D
Limoges
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3

What virtual cricketing prize began in 1882 when Australia beat England by 7 runs?

A
The Grace Gates
B
The Ashes
C
The Silver Pads
D
The Dustings
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4

Which British playwright won the 2005 Nobel Prize for literature?

A
Alan Ayckbourn
B
Tom Stoppard
C
Michael Frayn
D
Harold Pinter
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5

According to Roman legend, which son of Ceres was turned into a river in Tartarus which supplied the Titans with water in their battle with the gods?

A
Hermes
B
Charon
C
Acheron
D
Orpheus
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6

What is a legal defence for being somewhere other than at the scene of a crime?

A
Truancy
B
Alias
C
Absenteeism
D
Alibi
Select from the options above.
7

In which literary work does the character of Mrs. Malaprop appear?

A
Shakespeare’s "Much Ado About Nothing"
B
Dickens’ "A Christmas Carol"
C
Sheridan’s "The Rivals"
D
Wycherley’s "The Farmer’s Wife"
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