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Daily Quiz #63

General Knowledge Quiz for 21 March 2009

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1

What is the word commonly thought to mean "a morbid fear of open spaces"?

A
Arachnophobia
B
Vertigo
C
Agoraphobia
D
Bulemia
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2

Which of these was not a son of Noah, the chap in the Bible with the ark?

A
Shem
B
Seth
C
Ham
D
Japheth
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3

Who set the record for winning the World Snooker Championship the most times (7) in 1999?

A
John Spencer
B
Steve Davis
C
Ray Reardon
D
Stephen Hendry
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4

In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and New Orleans, Louisiana, what is the name for the day called Shrove Tuesday in Ireland and the UK where it is celebrated with pancakes?

A
Epiphany
B
Mardi Gras
C
Twelfth Night
D
Ash Wednesday
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5

Which Greek mathematician, from the 1st century BC, is best known for the theorem which bears his name and for leading a group who discovered square numbers and proposed that the earth was round, planets have an axis, and they travel around the sun?

A
Socrates
B
Archimedes
C
Plato
D
Pythagoras
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6

The songs "Almost Like Being In Love" and "Come To Me, Bend To Me" are from which musical?

A
The King And I
B
Brigadoon
C
A Little Night Music
D
My Fair Lady
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7

The Canary Islands in the Atlantic are named after what?

A
Bats
B
Canaries
C
Dogs
D
Sloths
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