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Daily Quiz #139

General Knowledge Quiz for 5 June 2009

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What treaty was signed in Paris in 1815 after the overthrow of Napoleon, whereby Alexander I of Russia, Francis II of Austria and Frederick William II of Prussia agreed to apply Christian principles to the government of their countries?

A
Holy Alliance
B
Christian Principle
C
Treaty of Jesus
D
Golden Rule
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2

What was the first film made especially as a musical comedy, which included the songs "The Wedding of the Painted Doll" and "You Were Made For Me", by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed?

A
The Jazz Singer
B
The Broadway Melody
C
A Chorus Line
D
Don Juan
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3

What sport is played in an area that can vary between 20 x 10 and 30 x 20 metres, with 7 players in play at any one time per side playing for around 8 minutes for each of four periods?

A
Gaelic Football
B
Petanque
C
Pelotte
D
Water polo
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4

The woolsack is a seat for the president, the Lord Chancellor, of which group?

A
US Congress
B
Masons
C
House of Commons
D
House of Lords
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5

What is an anodyne?

A
A medical condition affecting the heart
B
An event that occurs every 12 months
C
A drug used to relieve pain
D
Part of a battery
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6

What is an earlier name for the city of Harare?

A
Dar es Salaam
B
Lagos
C
Salisbury
D
Kinshasa
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7

With whom are the islands of Elba and St Helena associated?

A
Cardinal Richelieu
B
Stalin
C
Napoleon
D
Louis XIV
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