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Daily Quiz #1769

General Knowledge Quiz for 21 November 2013

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1

The first official World Cup for which sport, that requires navigational skills using a map and compass to navigate from point to point in diverse and usually unfamiliar terrain, was held in 1986?

A
South Pacific
B
Westward Ho!
C
Orienteering
D
North by north-west
Select from the options above.
2

In Japan, what is the Shinkansen?

A
The national Sumo wrestling champion
B
High speed rail line
C
A museum ship that was captured from Vikings
D
An area in Tokyo where foreigners live
Select from the options above.
3

What name is given to fluctuations in the curvature of spacetime that were predicted to exist by Albert Einstein in 1916 on the basis of his theory of general relativity?

A
Red dwarfs
B
Space jumps
C
Gravitational waves
D
Time warps
Select from the options above.
4

The best selling 1976 autobiography of which leading country vocalist and songwriter during the 1960s and 1970s, "Coal Miner's Daughter", was made into a film starring Sissy Spacek (who won an Academy Award for Best Actress) and Tommy Lee Jones in 1980?

A
Joni Mitchell
B
Dolly Parton
C
Mariah Carey
D
Loretta Lynn
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5

Circe transformed Odysseus' companions into what?

A
Swine
B
Snakes
C
Locusts
D
Goats
Select from the options above.
6

What is a "passion play" about?

A
Dedicated exploration in science
B
Fiery human love
C
The suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ
D
The Roman Catholic Stations of the Cross
Select from the options above.
7

Who would use an orange stick?

A
Orchardist
B
Manicurist
C
Scrapbooker
D
Martial arts practitioner
Select from the options above.
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