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Daily Quiz #753

General Knowledge Quiz for 9 February 2011

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1

How did John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr., the elder son of US President John F. Kennedy, die in 1999?

A
Land mine explosion
B
Assassination
C
Plane crash
D
Skiing accident
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2

Which of these is a supernatural water horse from Celtic folklore that is believed to haunt the rivers and lochs of Scotland and Ireland?

A
Nessie
B
Kelpie
C
Banshee
D
Collie
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3

Which of these is not a prison in England?

A
Pentonville
B
San Quentin
C
Reading
D
Wandsworth
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4

Begun in 1897 and inspired by the success of the first modern-day marathon at the 1896 Olympics, what is the world's oldest annual marathon?

A
The New York Marathon
B
The Boston Marathon
C
The London Marathon
D
The Sydney Marathon
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5

Which of these is a word for the sign "/", called a slash, forward slash, stroke, diagonal, right-leaning stroke, oblique dash, slant, separatrix, scratch comma, slaok, over, slak or whack?

A
Virgule
B
Vienna
C
Vestal
D
Virginian
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6

The Belgian Blue, British White, Canadian Speckle Park, Galloway, Lincoln Red, South Devon, Welsh Black and White Park are all types of what?

A
Cattle
B
Sheep
C
Pigs
D
Cheese
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7

Which 2001 musical film based on the Orphean myth and on Giuseppe Verdi's opera "La Traviata" stars Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman?

A
New York, New York
B
Chicago
C
Moulin Rouge!
D
Sunday in the Park with George
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