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Daily Quiz #2038

General Knowledge Quiz for 17 August 2014

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1

Which of these is not a member of the dog family?

A
Hyena
B
Dingo
C
Wolf
D
Fox
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2

Which of these Atlantic Island groups is the northernmost ?

A
South Georgia
B
Azores
C
Madeira
D
Falklands
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3

Hebrew Noah, Babylonian Atrahasis and Sumerian Ziusudra were all known in their respective Epics for having which common preoccupation?

A
Competition sport
B
Marital disharmony
C
Home brewing
D
An overwhelming flood
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4

What shape hole is found in the resonating chamber of a banjo?

A
None, it does not have one
B
Circular
C
F-shape
D
Semi-circular
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5

In 1961 an entire American sports team was lost in a plane crash when travelling to the World Championships in its sport; which sport was it?

A
Figure skating
B
Basketball
C
Swimming
D
Athletics
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6

Who owned the fictional plantation of Tara?

A
Scarlett O'Hara
B
Ben Cartwright
C
Angela Channing
D
Madame Ranevskaya
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7

"Coppélia", a sentimental comic ballet with original choreography by Arthur Saint-Léon to a ballet libretto by Saint-Léon and Charles Nuitter and music by Léo Delibes, was based upon two macabre stories by whom?

A
The Brothers Grimm
B
E T A Hoffmann
C
Hans Christian Andersen
D
Edgar Allan Poe
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