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Daily Quiz #1400

General Knowledge Quiz for 17 November 2012

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1

Sirhan Sirhan was convicted of the assassination of whom?

A
John F Kennedy
B
Mahatma Ghandi
C
Robert Kennedy
D
Archduke Franz Ferdinand
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2

If you were watching a contest in the first century AD and heard the phrase "morituri te salutant" where would you be?

A
In China
B
At a Greek festival
C
Watching a Roman staged naval battle
D
Asleep
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3

What is "mightier than the sword" in the old saying?

A
Armour
B
Shield
C
Door
D
Pen
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4

Die Dreigroschenoper (The Threepenny Opera) by Kurt Weill was based on which work?

A
West Side Story
B
Die Zauberflöte
C
Guys and Dolls
D
The Beggars Opera
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5

What is the capital of Namibia?

A
Windhoek
B
Luanda
C
Khartoum
D
Nairobi
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6

What was the "Haymarket Massacre" in 1886?

A
A bomb exploded in the New Zealand Embassy, in London
B
Rival gangs had a shoot out in New York streets
C
Chicago police fired on striking workers
D
A herd of 300 cows in Alberta, Canada, were poisoned
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7

If the sides of a triangle measure 5, 13 and 12, what is the angle defined by the sides which are 5 and 12?

A
60o
B
45o
C
30o
D
90o
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