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Daily Quiz #144

General Knowledge Quiz for 10 June 2009

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1

Who wrote "Lady Windermere's Fan", "The Importance of Being Earnest" and "The Picture of Dorian Gray"?

A
William Shakespeare
B
Christopher Marlowe
C
Oscar Wilde
D
Tom Stoppard
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2

Harvard University is in which state of the USA?

A
Rhode Island
B
Maine
C
Connecticut
D
Massachusetts
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3

Which of these best fits the meaning of "demonym"?

A
A public demonstration
B
A home for small devils
C
A name for the residents of a place
D
A name for a small devil
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4

What infectious disease, commonest in childhood, caused by a virus, is characterised by swelling of the salivary glands, slight fever and malaise?

A
Measles
B
Chickenpox
C
Mumps
D
Whooping cough
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5

Which 20th century painter claimed to have invented a new technique called "action painting" and was called by the contemporary press "Jack The Dripper"?

A
Paul Klee
B
Jackson Pollock
C
Andy Warhol
D
Sam Golden
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6

The Scripps National Spelling Bee is held annually in the USA in the ballroom of which hotel?

A
Hyatt Regency, Atlanta, Georgia
B
The Grand Hyatt, Washington, D.C.
C
Park Hyatt Hotel, Century City, L.A., California
D
Hyatt Regency, California
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7

According to the Bible, who was the son of Isaac and Rebeckah, the twin brother to Esau, the husband of Leah and Rachel, and the father of Joseph?

A
Joshua
B
Jacob
C
Judas
D
James
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