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Daily Quiz #343

General Knowledge Quiz for 26 December 2009

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1

In music, which of these words means a line used to group notes together?

A
Series
B
Ligature
C
Triad
D
Signature
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2

What is the more common name for methylenedioxymethamphetamine?

A
Rum
B
P
C
Methanol
D
Ecstasy
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3

Mount Etna and the Plain of Catania are on which island?

A
Sicily
B
Sardinia
C
Crete
D
Malta
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4

Which Irish dramatist wrote "The Rivals" and "The School for Scandal"?

A
Oscar Wilde
B
Brinsley Schwartz
C
Richard Brinsley Butler Sheridan
D
George Bernard Shaw
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5

Who released an album in May 2009 called "21st Century Breakdown"?

A
Michael Jackson
B
The Arctic Monkeys
C
Green Day
D
U2
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6

What was the name given to a type of xylophone consisting of large stones, dating from 2,500 - 4,000 BC found in China?

A
Petrophone
B
Stonophone
C
Lithophone
D
Rockaphone
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7

Why was Swedish wrestler Ara Abrahamian disqualified by the IOC from his medal for the men's 84kg Greco-Roman wrestling event at the 2008 Olympics?

A
He had kicked a referee in the face
B
He was found to have used the banned substance propranolol
C
He threw his medal on the floor at the medal ceremony
D
He was found to be overweight
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