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Daily Quiz #649

General Knowledge Quiz for 28 October 2010

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1

Which of these words comes to English from the Swedish language?

A
Disco
B
Verandah
C
Ombudsman
D
Assassin
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2

Which of these cities is closest to New York City?

A
Philadelphia
B
Chicago
C
Las Vegas
D
New Orleans
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3

Which of these Shakespeare plays is set in Verona?

A
Troilus and Cressida
B
Romeo and Juliet
C
Hamlet
D
King Lear
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4

Which alpine ski racer was World Cup champion in 1967 and 1968, won the Triple Crown of Alpine Skiing with a sweep of the three gold medals for downhill, giant slalom and slalom at the 1968 Winter Olympics, and then retired?

A
Jean-Claude Killy
B
Henri Oreiller
C
Gustav Thöni
D
Billy Kidd
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5

Which 1st century Athenian dramatist wrote over 100 tragedies, only 7 of which survive, including "Oedipus Rex", "Antigone" and "Electra"?

A
Pythagoras
B
Pericles
C
Euripides
D
Sophocles
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6

What is another name for "lateral epicondylitis"?

A
Housemaid's knee
B
Tennis elbow
C
Athlete's foot
D
Cauliflower ear
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7

Which of these was a famous horse belonging to the Duke of Wellington?

A
Bucephalus
B
Phar Lap
C
Red Rum
D
Copenhagen
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