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Daily Quiz #4948

General Knowledge Quiz for Friday, 5 August 2022

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1

Along with the gold rushes in North America (1799, the 1820s, 1848–55, 1860s, 1870s, 1890s), there were similar feverish rushes in Australia and which other country in 1851, 1861 and the 1890s?

A
New Guinea
B
New Zealand
C
Fiji
D
The Seychelles
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2

Which 1946 song did Ethel Merman introduce, which was almost immediately covered by Betty Hutton and Dinah Shore?

A
I Get a Kick Out of You
B
Let's Have Another Cup of Coffee
C
I Got Rhythm
D
Doin' What Comes Natur'lly
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3

The small Atlas mountain viper (Vipera monticola) is native, and unique, to where?

A
Morocco
B
Greece
C
Ethiopia
D
Tunisia
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4

In the 19th century, Chief Shaka was the leader of which group?

A
Zulus
B
Punjab Indians
C
Comanche
D
Tongans
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5

The 2018 Olympic Games saw the debut at the Olympics of mass start speed skating, mixed doubles curling, mixed team alpine skiing and which other sport?

A
Synchronised swimming
B
BMX freestyle
C
Women's ice hockey
D
"Big air" snowboarding
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6

Which of these is the earliest opera or stage musical composition performed?

A
Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell
B
Venus and Adonis by John Blow
C
Orpheus and Eurydice by Christoph Willibald von Gluck
D
Semele by John Eccles
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7

Where is the Kruger National Park?

A
Australia
B
Europe
C
Africa
D
South America
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