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Daily Quiz #1838

General Knowledge Quiz for 29 January 2014

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1

Which of these is not the title of a stand-up comedy act by Ricky Gervais?

A
Politics
B
Animals
C
Fame
D
The Office
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2

Which official knocks three times on the doors to the chamber of the House of Commons at the state opening of a British parliament?

A
Scarlet Rod
B
Green Rod
C
Black Rod
D
Purple Rod
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3

Which of these animals has the longest average life span?

A
Dog
B
Rabbit
C
Hamster
D
Horse
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4

A critic hailed "Les Misérables", when it was first published in 1862, as "exaggerated and inflated nonsense"; what would have been a simile?

A
Dithyramb
B
Paean
C
Rhapsody
D
Diatribe
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5

Kelly Slater is an American professional sportsman in what field?

A
Tennis
B
Golf
C
Motor racing
D
Surfing
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6

Which Canadian-born bandleader and violinist formed The Royal Canadians in 1924 with his brothers Carmen, Lebert and Victor?

A
Paul Whiteman
B
Guy Lombardo
C
Charles "Buddy"Bolden
D
Benny Goodman
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7

Corcovado mountain overlooks which city?

A
Sydney
B
Rio de Janeiro
C
Moscow
D
Montevideo
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