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Daily Quiz #1550

General Knowledge Quiz for 16 April 2013

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1

Which of these is a graph of a function showing smooth repetitive oscillation?

A
Parabola
B
Wave equation
C
Hyperbolic partial differential
D
Sine wave
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2

In which long-running comic series did the eponymous hero experience two dream sequences where he married each of his girlfriends, Veronica and Betty?

A
The Phantom
B
Archie
C
Tarzan
D
Batman
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3

The musical term "scherzo" takes its name from the Italian word for what?

A
Joke
B
Bicycle
C
Short dress
D
Male puppy
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4

A Russian political satirist, later exiled, who wrote the plays "Dead Souls" and "The Government Inspector" was..?

A
Gogol
B
Google
C
Googol
D
Googlie
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5

Who was awarded FIFA's Ballon D'Or in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012?

A
Ronaldinho
B
Lionel Messi
C
Cristiano Ronaldo
D
Zinedine Zidane
Select from the options above.
6

What war, begun in 1740 when Austrian Emperor Charles VI died and his daughter Maria Theresa came to the throne, involved attacks by Prussia, Bavaria, France, Spain, Sardinia and Saxony, and ended in 1748?

A
The Crimean War
B
The Second World War
C
The War of the Austrian Succession
D
The Boer War
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7

Which of these islands belong to Spain?

A
Falkland Islands
B
Balearic Islands
C
Scilly Islands
D
Chatham Islands
Select from the options above.
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