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Daily Quiz #234

General Knowledge Quiz for 8 September 2009

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What is the name for radiations of a wavelength shorter than, and immediately next to, the visible spectrum?

A
X Rays
B
Infra red
C
Gamma
D
Ultra violet
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2

Where in Paris would you go to stand under the Eiffel Tower?

A
Champs de Mars
B
Champs Elysees
C
Moulin Rouge
D
Montmartre
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3

What is "enjambement"?

A
The run on of sense from one line of verse to the next without grammatical pause
B
The fixing of a door so that it does not quite close, so that can be opened without a handle
C
Food topping, usually a pie, with confiture made from fruit, usually strawberry
D
The attachment of artificial limbs, specifically legs
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4

Which English writer wrote "Goodbye To All That", "I, Claudius", "Claudius The God" and "King Jesus"?

A
Graham Greene
B
Robert Graves
C
Charles Groves
D
Richard Burton
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5

Sepoys, native soldiers, served under British command in which country?

A
South Africa
B
India
C
Burma
D
Papua New Guinea
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6

Which opera shocked audiences at its première due to a combination of a biblical theme, the erotic and the murderous, especially "The Dance of the Seven Veils" and the heroine making necrophiliac love?

A
"Salome" by Richard Strauss
B
"Hansel and Gretel" by Engelbert Humperdinck
C
"La Traviata" by Giuseppe Verdi
D
"Les Dialogues des Carmelites" by Poulenc
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7

Which country traditionally leads the opening parade of the Olympic Games?

A
Greece
B
The last host country
C
The next host country
D
France
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