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Daily Quiz #817

General Knowledge Quiz for 14 April 2011

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What are Gliese 876 d, OGLE-2005-BLG-390Lb, MOA-2007-BLG-192Lb, COROT-Exo-7b, Gliese 581 d and Gliese 581 c?

A
Comets
B
Stars
C
Planets
D
Black Holes
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2

What is the southernmost national capital city in the world?

A
Buenos Aires, Argentina
B
Cape Town, South Africa
C
Santiago, Chile
D
Wellington, New Zealand
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3

What does an horologist make?

A
Scary movies
B
Clocks
C
Furniture
D
Trouble
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4

Who is the last person to die on stage in Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet"?

A
Romeo
B
Juliet
C
Petruccio
D
Sir Toby Belch
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5

What number do the numbers on opposite sides of a standard cube-shaped die always add up to?

A
9
B
6
C
8
D
7
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6

What structural element of a building protrudes from the plane of a sloping roof surface, creating usable space in the roof by adding headroom and usually enabling addition of windows?

A
Sash
B
Dormer
C
Dado
D
Gable
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7

In an operation headed by Ali Hassan al-Majid (a cousin of then Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein), Iraq used the deadly nerve gas Sarin against what minority in 1987 and 1988?

A
Kurds
B
Chechens
C
Romanians
D
Poles
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