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Daily Quiz #726

General Knowledge Quiz for 13 January 2011

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Which 1962 film, directed by Tony Richardson from a script by Alan Sillitoe, is about a boy (played by Tom Courtenay) in Borstal and his defiance of the accepted norms of British society?

A
The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner
B
Look Back In Anger
C
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
D
Billy Liar
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2

English couple Fred and Rosemary West were famous as what?

A
Animal trainers
B
Figure skaters
C
Scientific researchers
D
Serial killers
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3

Which 19th century Russian's compositions include 8 operas, the ballets "Swan Lake", "The Nutcracker" and "The Sleeping Beauty", 6 symphonies and 3 piano concertos?

A
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
B
Igor Stravinsky
C
Modest Mussorgsky
D
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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4

What equation is considered to be remarkable for its "mathematical beauty", because 3 basic arithmetic operations occur exactly once each (addition, multiplication, and exponentiation), and it links five fundamental mathematical constants: (the numbers 0, 1, π, e, and i)?

A
Euler's identity
B
Botle's Law
C
Pythagoras's Theorem
D
Einstein's equation of mass–energy equivalence
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5

What name, currently used for the principal chamber of the parliament of the Republic of Ireland was given by Sinn Fein to the revolutionary parliament of the unilaterally declared Irish Republic that they set up in Dublin in 1919?

A
Fianna Fáil
B
Dáil Éireann
C
Oireachtas
D
The Taoiseach
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6

Which of these is a popular theory for the reason for the existence of Stonehenge?

A
The ruins of the world's first skyscraper
B
A religious site
C
A corral for mammoths
D
A mason's storage yard
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7

What game requires 6 hoops and 2 posts set up on a ground around 35 yards by 28 yards?

A
Bowls
B
Boules
C
Rounders
D
Croquet
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