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General Knowledge Quiz for 30 October 2013

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1

The American TV serial "Twin Peaks" was set in what state of the USA?

A
California
B
Oregon
C
Washington
D
New York
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2

What colour is the medal presented for winning an event at the Olympic Games from 1904 onwards?

A
Gold
B
Green
C
Blue
D
Scarlet
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3

What is the highest mountain in Queensland, Australia (1622 metres), named in 1873 after a British colonial administrator who later became president of the Royal Geographical Society?

A
Mount McKee
B
Mount Atalie Colman
C
Mount Bartle Frere
D
Mount Laurie Soeur
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4

What is a "homily"?

A
Sermon
B
Potato cake
C
Woollen hat
D
Species of ape
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5

Who won the 2010 Nobel prize for chemistry for their work in the 1960s & 1970s to find ways to bond carbon atoms (such as palladium-catalysed cross coupling)?

A
James D. Watson, Francis Crick & Maurice Wilkins
B
Brian Jones, Mick Taylor and Ron Wood
C
Richard Heck, Ei-ichi Negishi & Akira Suzuki
D
Jimmy Page,John Paul Jones,Robert Plant &John Bonham
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6

The "Missouri Compromise" allowed which state to join the USA in 1820 to balance the admission of Missouri?

A
Maryland
B
Minnesota
C
Maine
D
Mississippi
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7

Which of these is a book by Jacqueline Susann?

A
The Female Eunuch
B
Valley of the Dolls
C
84 Charing Cross Road
D
Barbarella
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