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Daily Quiz #2189

General Knowledge Quiz for 15 January 2015

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1

Which French composer wrote a large number of works including over 90 songs and the opera "Pénélope"?

A
Elie Fauré
B
Gabriel Fauré
C
François Fauré
D
Georges Bizet
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2

Which of these is a unit of area?

A
Joule
B
Litre
C
Hectare
D
Pascal
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3

Where in the UK is the only remaining Hanseatic warehouse, built to house the trade which operated out of that harbour under the Hanseatic League?

A
York
B
London
C
Yarmouth
D
King's Lynn
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4

What is common to the 1953 films "Man in the Dark", "House of Wax", "The Mad Magician", "Dangerous Mission", "Son of Sinbad", "Melody", "Fort Ti" and "It Came from Outer Space"?

A
They all starred Vincent Price
B
They were all features in 3-D
C
They were all directed by John Huston
D
They were all in black and white
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5

Egg and spoon races were staged as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II in 2012. When was the earliest recorded reference in the Oxford English Dictionary to an egg and spoon race?

A
1884
B
1755
C
1894
D
1889
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6

What is the Chilean desert between the coast and the Andes?

A
Kalahari
B
Gobi
C
Atacama
D
Sahara
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7

What term is used to describe the nesting place of colony forming seabirds, some seals and sea lions, and even some turtles?

A
Topery
B
Rookery
C
Nursery
D
Coterie
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