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Daily Quiz #1069

General Knowledge Quiz for 22 December 2011

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What natural ice 1,212.5 metre (3,978 ft) long racing sled run in the Swiss town of St. Moritz, based on a river, was built in 1884?

A
Cresta Run
B
Tour de Corse
C
Le Douze Kilometres
D
Donington
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2

Who was the first female artist to have a #1 album in the USA and the UK simultaneously?

A
Doris Day
B
Shirley Bassey
C
Barbra Streisand
D
Susan Boyle
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3

Which of these is a cave complex near the town of Santillana del Mar, 30 km west of Santander, Spain, which is famous for its Upper Paleolithic cave paintings featuring drawings and polychrome rock paintings of wild mammals and human hands?

A
Altamira
B
Ankara
C
Santa Maria
D
Alhambra
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4

The English town of Hay-on-Wye is famous for a festival featuring what?

A
Paintings
B
Rock music
C
China
D
Books
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5

Which of these pieces of music features in the opera "Carmen" by Gerges Bizet?

A
The March of the Toreadors
B
The Waltz of the Flowers
C
Walk on the Wild Side
D
Run For Your Life
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6

Where is the Sea of William Henry Smyth?

A
Near London, England
B
On the Moon
C
Off the coast of Queensland, Australia
D
Due north of Moscow
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7

Captain James Cook encountered which people on his first voyage to New Zealand?

A
Indians
B
Peruvians
C
Maori
D
Inuits
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