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Daily Quiz #1733

General Knowledge Quiz for 16 October 2013

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1

Which song begins by describing what happens at "nine o'clock on a Saturday" (when the regular crowd shuffles in)?

A
"Piano Man" by Billy Joel
B
"Crocodile Rock" by Elton John
C
"Born to Run" by Bruce Springsteen
D
"Kodachrome" by Paul Simon
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2

The first Academy Award winner to refuse to accept their Oscar was Dudley Nichols in 1935. Why did he refuse?

A
In protest at the film industry's discrimination and mistreatment of Native Americans
B
He thought that "The whole thing is a goddamn meat parade. I don't want any part of it."
C
Because of conflicts between the Academy and the Writer's Guild
D
He thought that "writing should not be competition"
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3

What created fjords?

A
Rivers
B
Volcanoes
C
Wind
D
Glaciers
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4

Duck or goose feathers, from the left wing only, are used in what?

A
Fletching arrows for archery
B
Feathered shuttlecocks
C
Fletching darts
D
Quills for caligraphy
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5

According to Greek legend, which of the 9 muses was the muse of Tragedy?

A
Thalia
B
Melpomene
C
Euterpe
D
Clio
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6

Which of these is an example of a tongue twister?

A
He was a tiger on the field
B
He was like a bull in a china shop
C
She sells sea shells by the sea shore
D
She was not half pretty
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7

Which of these is another word for graphite?

A
Impetigo
B
Plumbago
C
Caruso
D
Rallentando
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