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Daily Quiz #1749

General Knowledge Quiz for 1 November 2013

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1

Which of these is an activity that involves jumping wih a parachute?

A
B.A.S.E jumping
B
BMX
C
Triple jump
D
Camogie
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2

What is a surgical procedure to improve the function or the appearance of a human nose?

A
Giraffeoplasty
B
Hippoplasty
C
Rhinoplasty
D
Buffaloplasty
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3

A glockenspiel, a percussion instrument with tuned metal keys arranged like a piano keyboard, gets its name from German. Roughly what does it mean?

A
To tap a tune
B
To hit keys
C
To play bells
D
To hammer a noisemaker
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4

Between 500 and 850 AD, often referred to as the Dark Ages, the 7 kingdoms into which England was supposedly divided (the Heptarchy) were Wessex, Mercia, Kent, Essex, East Anglia, Sussex and which other?

A
Northumbria
B
Orkney
C
Iceni
D
Watford
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5

Who wrote the play "The Cocktail Hour", a US comedy exploring the world of upper-class families in the Northeast set in an apartment in the 1970s, and promised his parents it would not be produced in his hometown during their lifetimes because "the details are so close to home"?

A
Henrik Ibsen
B
Jean-Baptiste Poquelin (Molière)
C
Peter Shaffer
D
A. R. Gurney
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6

Which epic poem from Ancient Mesopotamia is believed to have originated as a series of Sumerian legends and poems about a hero-king, which were gathered into a longer Akkadian poem much later?

A
The Epic of Gilgamesh
B
The Epic of Ninsun
C
The Epic of Lugalbanda
D
The Epic of Enkidu
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7

Where is the European Court of Human Rights?

A
Strasbourg
B
Brussels
C
Prague
D
Luxembourg
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