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General Knowledge Quiz for 25 January 2011

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What chemical compound of 1 carbon and 4 hydrogen atoms is the simplest alkane, and the principal component of natural gas?

A
Carbon monoxide
B
Acetylene
C
Methane
D
Nitrogen
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2

Which Pope was carried off into France by Bonaparte's troops in 1798?

A
Pius VIII
B
Clement XIV
C
Pius VI
D
Gregory XVI
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3

Which of these is not a type of broomstick mentioned in the Harry Potter books?

A
Slamburner
B
Firebolt
C
Silver arrow
D
Nimbus
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4

What relationship had the Sword of Damocles to Damocles?

A
He was killed by it in battle
B
He used it in battle
C
It was discovered by him
D
It hung over his head
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5

Which of these states of the USA has the largest area of land?

A
Rhode Island
B
Maine
C
Texas
D
Hawaii
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6

Mary Baker Eddy founded which religion?

A
Apostolic Church
B
Salvation Army
C
Seventh Day Adventist
D
Christian Science
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7

Who played the longest tennis match at Wimbledon?

A
Pancho Gonzalez and Charlie Passarell, 1969
B
Roger Federer and Andy Roddick, 2009
C
Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg, 1989
D
Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi, 1999
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