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Daily Quiz #1031

General Knowledge Quiz for 14 November 2011

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1

According to a quote from William Congreve's play "The Mourning Bride" (1697), spoken by Zara in Act 3, Scene 2, "Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman ... " what?

A
When she finds the seat up
B
On a bicycle
C
Scorned
D
At a post-Christmas sale
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2

Helen of Troy was abducted from where?

A
Troy
B
Sparta
C
Cairo
D
Jerusalem
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3

Which of these airlines is based in Ireland?

A
Ryanair
B
Lufthansa
C
Aeroflot
D
KLM
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4

In 1951 and 1952, American Jim Fuchs won 88 consecutive meetings and set four world records in what sport?

A
Pole vault
B
Discus
C
Triple jump
D
Shot put
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5

Which of these is not a nickname for New Orleans, Louisiana, USA?

A
The City That Care Forgot
B
The Crescent City
C
The Big Easy
D
The Big Apple
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6

Which of these is a German astronomer who assigned most of the brighter stars their first systematic names in 1603 in his star atlas "Uranometria"?

A
Johannes Kepler
B
Johann Bayer
C
Edwin Hubble
D
Johann Sebastian Bach
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7

In which decade was Barack Obama born?

A
1930s
B
1950s
C
1960s
D
1940s
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