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Daily Quiz #1111

General Knowledge Quiz for 2 February 2012

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1

What is a trifecta?

A
A type of bet on a horse race
B
A judge
C
One of 3 terms in a school year
D
An epidemic killing more than 3,000 people
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2

According to legend, what was the Pied Piper asked to drive out of Hamelin?

A
Beavers
B
Door to door salesmen
C
Rats
D
Locusts
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3

Where is the world's most populous metropolitan area?

A
Shanghai
B
Tokyo
C
Singapore
D
Kuala Lumpur
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4

Which of these was a popular comedy duo in the 1970s?

A
Dean Martin and Jerry Built
B
Laurel and Harvey
C
Morecambe and Weiss
D
Cheech and Chong
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5

What is the Prix Goncourt awarded for?

A
Literature
B
Sculpture
C
Chemistry
D
Physics
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6

The narrative poem "The Gypsies" (1824) by Alexander Pushkin influenced a novella by Prosper Mérimée (1845), which was the basis for a libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy for which opera that premiered at the Opéra-Comique of Paris in 1875?

A
Die Fledermaus
B
La Traviata
C
Carmen
D
Boris Godunov
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7

Which planet has 5 rings that are named for the astronomers Johann Gottfried Galle, Urbain Le Verrier, William Lassell, François Arago and John Couch Adams?

A
Jupiter
B
Neptune
C
Saturn
D
Uranus
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