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Daily Quiz #1010

General Knowledge Quiz for 24 October 2011

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1

There are 354 steps from where to where?

A
The pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, New York, USA, to the crown
B
Ground level to the top of the Empire State Building, New York, USA
C
The floor of St Paul's Cathedral, London, UK, to the Whispering Gallery inside the dome
D
To the top of the Leaning Tower, Pisa, Italy from ground level
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2

The term "three in a bed" is used in which sport?

A
Synchronised swimming
B
Darts
C
Cricket
D
Field hockey
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3

Which New Zealand-born operatic bass-baritone who made his formal debut in "Nabucco" in 1959 has had famous roles in "Wotan" at Bayreuth (1979-80), "Der Fliegende Holländer" (1974), "Elektra" (1980), "Die Meistersinger" (c.1990), and "Arabella" (with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, 1994)?

A
Temuera Morrison
B
Edmund Hilary
C
David Lange
D
Donald McIntyre
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4

Which compound on the surface of Mars makes it appear red?

A
Hydrogen diooxide
B
Sulphuric acid
C
Iron oxide
D
Ochre
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5

Who played Neil, the hippie, clinically depressed, pacifist, vegetarian and environmentalist who is victimised by other housemates in the UK TV series "The Young Ones"?

A
Rik Mayall
B
Adrian Edmondson
C
Nigel Planer
D
Christopher Ryan
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6

Where was the Maguindanao massacre on 23 November 2009, when 58 victims, including a politician's wife, his two sisters, journalists, lawyers, aides, and motorists who were witnesses, were kidnapped and brutally killed?

A
Ecuador
B
Philippines
C
Madagascar
D
Spain
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7

What dish would you expect if you asked for "funghi" in an Italian restaurant?

A
Bread
B
Mushrooms
C
Cheese
D
Pasta
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