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Daily Quiz #1837

General Knowledge Quiz for 28 January 2014

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1

Who played the joker in the 2008 film "The Dark Knight"?

A
Ethan Hawke
B
Heath Ledger
C
Elijah Wood
D
Michael Palin
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2

Which monastic order, founded in 529 AD, was based at a monastery at Monte Cassino, Italy, until it was sacked in 580, when the monks fled to Rome and then spread throughout Europe?

A
Trappists
B
Capuchin
C
Carmelites
D
Benedictine
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3

What marked the 1895 game in Canada between the Halifax Stanleys and Dartmouth Jubilees hockey teams?

A
First national championship
B
First recorded game involving two all-black hockey teams
C
The game lasted three days, and was the last to be played with no time limit
D
It was the first hockey game to be played on ice
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4

Which of these is a home video game console launched in 2006 by Nintendo that has a wireless controller for use as a handheld pointing device, and detects movement in three dimensions?

A
Poi
B
Wo'
C
Eeek
D
Wii
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5

What term for a style of post-Impressionist painting with bold and flat forms separated by dark contours, a famous example odf which is Paul Gauguin's "The Yellow Christ" (1889), was coined by critic Edouard Dujardin in 1888?

A
Art Nouveau
B
Cloisonnism
C
Jugendstil
D
Pointillism
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6

Which river runs through the cities of Turin, Piacenza and Ferrara, and is connected to Milan through a network of channels?

A
Po
B
Missouri
C
Ohio
D
Rio Grande
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7

Which of these is a dance?

A
Mamberamo
B
Mamba
C
Mambo
D
Mammoth
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