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Daily Quiz #301

General Knowledge Quiz for 14 November 2009

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1

What is a leit motiv?

A
Musical phrase representing a recurring character, situation or idea
B
A reason for an action
C
A legally registered company logo
D
A theme that runs through a collection of, for example, short stories or poems
Select from the options above.
2

Which Austrian composer, whose works include 104 symphonies, 84 string quartets and 42 piano sonatas, received a D Mus degree at Oxford University, England?

A
Engelbert Humperdinck
B
George Handel
C
Gustav Holst
D
Franz Joseph Haydn
Select from the options above.
3

Where, 25 miles West of Knoxville, Tennessee, was an Atomic Bomb Research Station set up in 1942?

A
Chattanooga
B
Nashville
C
Memphis
D
Oak Ridge
Select from the options above.
4

Which of these work for the Crime Scene Investigation division in Miami?

A
Detective Stella Bonasera
B
Lieutenant Horatio Caine
C
Detective Danny Messer
D
Dr. Sheldon Hawkes
Select from the options above.
5

What are the 26 areas called that make up The Swiss Confederation?

A
States
B
Iller
C
Cantons
D
Departments
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6

The International Olympic Committee removed which two events from the programme for the 2012 Olympic Games in London?

A
Women's weightlifting: Clean and Jerk and Snatch
B
Chess and women's triple jump
C
Solo synchronised swimming and doubles table tennis
D
Baseball and softball
Select from the options above.
7

Which colour in the visible spectrum has the longest wavelength?

A
Red
B
Green
C
Blue
D
Violet
Select from the options above.
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