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1

Which winter sport was contested as an Olympic sport only once, at the 1908 Summer Olympics?

A
Women's ski slalom
B
Special figures figure skating
C
Solo synchronised swimming
D
Softball
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2

Who wrote the sons "I've Got You Under My Skin" and "I Get A Kick Out Of You"?

A
George & Ira Gershwin
B
Irving Berlin
C
Noel Coward
D
Cole Porter
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3

Gamma-coniceine and coniine are the two principles which contribute most to the poisonous effect of what plant?

A
Deadly nightshade
B
Foxglove
C
Hemlock
D
Monkshood
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4

Launched on 4 March 2001 as the largest ship operated by the U S Navy, this aircraft carrier is named after which past U S president?

A
Jimmy Carter
B
Bill Clinton
C
Richard Nixon
D
Ronald Reagan
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5

Which of these cities is on the Mississippi River?

A
New Orleans
B
San Francisco
C
Boston
D
Chicago
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6

The TV series "Peaky Blinders", aired first in 2013, is based on late 19th and early 20th century urban youth gangs in what city?

A
Chicago, USA
B
Manchester, UK
C
Birmingham, UK
D
Marseilles, France
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7

Why was Centralia, Pennsylvania, a town of 2,000 abandoned from 1981 on and has been largely demolished?

A
An outbreak of plague virus
B
Poisonous fumes from underground coal fires started in the 1960s by burning rubbish dump material
C
The logging industry which employed the inhabitants folded
D
Central government wanted to clear the area in order to establish a national park
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