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Daily Quiz #1409

General Knowledge Quiz for 26 November 2012

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1

The legendary character called Beowulf killed who and his mother?

A
King Arthur
B
Montezuma
C
Grendl
D
William Tell
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2

Who played the title role in the 1975 film "The Man Who Fell to Earth"?

A
Mick Jagger
B
David Bowie
C
Roger Daltrey
D
Ringo Starr
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3

What is a "chapman"?

A
Someone who makes things from leather
B
A hatmaker
C
An itinerant merchant in medieval Britain
D
A horse wrangler at an inn
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4

As at October 2011, ice covers about what percentage of the world's land surface?

A
30
B
10
C
1
D
50
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5

In which famous piece of music by Tchaikovsky does the French national anthem appear?

A
Swan Lake
B
The Nutcracker
C
The Sleeping Beauty
D
1812 Overture
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6

Small coloured dots on a squash ball indicate its "bounciness" (i.e. the standard of play for which it is to be used). Which of these is not one of the colours used?

A
White
B
Blue
C
Red
D
Black
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7

What name is given to 2 distinct diseases, one of which is a condition due to deficiency of secretion of the pancreas, the other associated with diseases of the pituatary gland?

A
Alzheimer's
B
Diabetes
C
Strabismus
D
Stradivarius
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