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Daily Quiz #80

General Knowledge Quiz for 7 April 2009

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1

What is another word for a "post mortem"?

A
Automaton
B
Autogyro
C
Autopsy
D
Autolycus
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2

What is the name for a queen reigning in her own right, with her husband as one of her subjects?

A
Queen dowager
B
Queen mother
C
Queen regnant
D
Dancing Queen
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3

What is the contraction of the German "Geheime Staatspolizei" used in English?

A
Ghastly
B
Gestapo
C
Glitzy
D
Gympie
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4

What is the name for the flight of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina, from which Muslims date their era?

A
Sha'Ban
B
Hejira
C
Muharram
D
Ramadan
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5

In "The Lord Of The Rings", what was the name of Gandalf's horse?

A
Velvet
B
Black Bess
C
Bucephalus
D
Shadowfax
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6

Which of these venues is only open to women competitors in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, held in Hawai?

A
Banzai Pipeline (Billabong Pipeline Masters)
B
Haleiwa Ali'i Beach Park (Reef Hawaiian Pro)
C
Sunset Beach (O'Neill World Cup of Surfing & Roxy Pro)
D
Honolua Bay, Maui (Billabong Pro Maui)
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7

Who wrote "The Threepenny Opera", "The Caucasian Chalk Circle" and "Life of Galileo"?

A
Bertolt Brecht
B
Peter Weiss
C
Nikolai Gogol
D
Henrik Ibsen
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