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65 - DAPHNE'S DAILY QUIZ
1.
Which French composer (1838-1875), wrote the comic opera "Djamileh", which was based on
an oriental tale, "Namouna", which was written by Alfred de Musset?
2. Where does the Harmattan wind, a cold, dry and dusty trade wind, blow?
3. In Morse code, what did 73, which was used to sign off messages, mean?
4. Who was the last British monarch to live at Hampton Court Palace?
5.
The book "Lost Chords and Discords" by the late Caryl Brahms, is a study of which famous
partnership?
6. What was the profession of Louis Le Vau (1612-1670)?
7.
The rainbow leaf is a protected species of which creature in the British Isles, which is found
mainly in Wales?
8. In which field of entertainment would a regisseur work?
9. What was the original Trocadero, after which, several restaurants and clubs, were named?
10. Which British poet (1909-1995), wrote the poems “Dolphins” and “The Generous Days”?
11. What was the name of the American choreographer who created such classics as “Fancy Free”,
“Dances At A Gathering” and “The Concert”?
12. Which 1925 Langston Hughes poem features a piano player doing a “lazy sway” on Lenox
Avenue, while playing the titular music about his fatigue with life?
13. Which British city has a Golden Mile on Broad Street?
14. Which English novelist and poet, wrote the "Parade’s End" tetralogy, which was televised in
2012, with a script by Tom Stoppard, and starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Rebecca Hall?
15. Which Anglo-American poet won the 1948 Pulitzer prize for poetry for his poem, "The Age of
Anxiety", which inspired a symphony by Leonard Bernstein, and a 1950 ballet by Jerome
Robbins, which was based on the symphony?
16. Which region of France was acquired in the 17th century from the Holy Roman Empire, and is
now sub divided into departments that include Doubs and Jura?
17. When Jacqui Smith was appointed Home Secretary in June 2007, whom did she succeed?
18. Where would a Russian soldier wear a bashlyk?
19. In which Italian town, will you find the Ferrari headquarters and its factory, and the Scuderia
Ferrari Formula One motor racing team?
20. Which exhibition area of London was opened in 1908, as a symbol of Anglo French accord?
65 - ANSWERS TO DAPHNE'S DAILY QUIZ
1.
GEORGES BIZET
2. FROM THE SAHARA DESERT TO THE GUINEA COAST, BETWEEN THE END OF
NOVEMBER AND THE MIDDLE OF MARCH
3. BEST WISHES
4. GEORGE II
5.
GILBERT & SULLIVAN
6. A 17TH CENTURY FRENCH CLASSICAL ARCHITECT,WHOSE MOST NOTABLE WORKS
INCLUDE THE PALACE OF VERSAILLES, AND HIS COLLABORATION WITH CLAUDE
PERRAULT, ON THE LOUVRE.
7.
A BEETLE
8. DANCE – IN FRANCE, HE’S THE DIRECTOR OF A BALLET COMPANY.
9. THIS WAS A FORTRESS AT CADIZ WHICH WAS CAPTURED BY THE FRENCH IN 1823.
THE GARDENS IN PARIS NOW OCCUPIED BY THE PALAIS DE CHAILLOT, ARE ALSO
CALLED THE TROCADERO.
10. STEPHEN SPENDER
11. JEROME ROBBINS
12. THE WEARY BLUES
13. BIRMINGHAM
14. FORD MADOX FORD
15. W H AUDEN
16. FRANCHE-COMTE
17. JOHN REID
18. ON HIS HEAD - IT'S A HOOD WITH LONG ENDS
19. MARANELLO
20. WHITE CITY