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Daily Quiz #780

General Knowledge Quiz for 8 March 2011

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1

What compound is also known as vitamin B9 or folacin?

A
Ascorbic acid
B
Oxalic acid
C
Folic acid
D
Formic acid
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2

Which of these flags does not have a sun on it?

A
Macedonia
B
Antigua and Barbuda
C
Kiribati
D
Israel
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3

Jean Claude van Damme has which of these nicknames?

A
Muscles from Brussels
B
Hellman from Belgium
C
Da Mon from Bonne
D
Twerp from Antwerp
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4

The early works of which American playwright (best known for "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?") reflect an "Americanisation" of the Theatre of the Absurd, a movement that found its peak in works by European playwrights such as Jean Genet, Samuel Beckett, and Eugène Ionesco?

A
Neil Simon
B
Sam Shepard
C
Tony Kushner
D
Edward Albee
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5

"Joltin' Joe" was the nickname of which American sportsman?

A
Joe Louis
B
Joe Torre
C
Joe Bugner
D
Joe DiMaggio
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6

What book was to have been called, in translation, "Four and a Half Years (of Struggle) Against Lies, Stupidity and Cowardice"?

A
Mein Kampf
B
The Formation of Vegetable Mould Through the Action of Worms
C
Die Feldgleichungen der Gravitation (The Field Equations of Gravitation)
D
The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care
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7

Which of these comes closest to the meaning of the French phrase "Billet doux"?

A
Love letter
B
Return ticket
C
Bed and breakfast
D
Overdue invoice
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