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Daily Quiz #643

General Knowledge Quiz for 22 October 2010

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The MacRobertson International Shield, competed for by Australia, Great Britain, New Zealand and the United States and known affectionately as "the MacRob", is the premier event in the world for which sport?

A
Quoits
B
Tug o War
C
Rollerball
D
Croquet
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2

After being called various names including the Congo Free State, Belgian Congo and Congo-Léopoldville, what was the (now) Democratic Republic of the Congo known as?

A
Zambia
B
Zanzibar
C
Zaire
D
Zimbabwe
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3

The 2006 Grammy Award for the Best Musical Theatre recording were John Du Prez & Eric Idle (producers & composers) and Eric Idle (lyricist) for which show?

A
Carousel
B
Monty Python's Spamalot
C
My Fair Lady
D
Hair
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4

Which Frenchman was a Franciscan, then a Benedictine monk, a teacher, a professor of anatomy and a priest, who wrote "Gargantua et Pantagruel", a huge comic narrative full of miscellaneous learning from the 16th century?

A
Molière
B
Alexandre Dumas
C
Victor Hugo
D
François Rabelais
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5

Rachel Hunter, model and Rod Stewart's ex wife, posed nude for which magazine in 2004?

A
Ralph
B
Penthouse
C
FHM
D
Playboy
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6

Who discovered the two moons of Mars in 1877?

A
Herschel
B
Galileo
C
Asaph Hall
D
Cassini
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7

According to some Christian tradition, who were Balthazar, Melchior and Caspar?

A
The Supremes
B
Three blind mice
C
Three coins in a fountain
D
Three wise men
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