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Daily Quiz #114

General Knowledge Quiz for 11 May 2009

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1

Trivial Pursuit was invented in which country?

A
England
B
USA
C
Canada
D
Mexico
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2

Which German-born composer became a naturalised Englishman, wrote 30 operas in the 18th century, and is more famous now for his oratorios such as "The Messiah"?

A
Franz Joseph Haydn
B
George Handel
C
Gustav Holst
D
Ludwig van Beethoven
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3

After World War II Emperor Hirohito of Japan signed the treaty ending the state of war with Britain on 9 September of which year?

A
1951
B
1946
C
1964
D
1970
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4

What word best describes a triangle where all angles are less than 90 degrees?

A
Scalene
B
Isosceles
C
Acute
D
Equilateral
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5

Which 1973 British horror film, directed by Robin Hardy starring Edward Woodward and set on a remote Scottish island, was remade in 2006, directed by Neil LaBute and starring Nicolas Cage, set on an island in Puget Sound, Washington?

A
The Wicker Man
B
The Cotton Club
C
Possession
D
It Could Happen to You
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6

What is the mountain range in Central Asia west of the Himalayas, the highest point of which is Tirach Mir?

A
Karakoram
B
Hindu Kush
C
Western Ghats
D
Hindu Raj
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7

Who uses a hod?

A
Bricklayer
B
Coalman
C
Ferryman
D
Painter
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