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General Knowledge Quiz for 22 January 2015

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Benjamin Caunt (1815-1861) from Nottinghamshire, England's heavy weight champion boxer 1838-1845 although his fights occasionally suffered claims of fouls, is popularly supposed to have been the source of what name?

A
Big Ben, the bell hung in 1858 in the clock in Westminster
B
The village of Caunton in Nottinghamshire
C
Benzene, first isolated and named 1825-1845
D
Ebenezer Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol" (1843) by Charles Dickens
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2

What is the more common name for methylenedioxymethamphetamine?

A
Rum
B
P
C
Methanol
D
Ecstasy
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3

Dragon boat racing, as part of a complex of ceremonies, is thought to have originated where?

A
Greece
B
Wales
C
India
D
China
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4

Where did the "Mayflower", carrying the Pilgrim Fathers, early settlers to Massachusetts, America, sail from in 1620?

A
Southhampton
B
Plymouth
C
Dover
D
Liverpool
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5

Rafael de la Cruz Franco Ojeda was President (1936-37), and later founder and leader of the Febrerista Party which sparked a civil war, in which country?

A
Paraguay
B
Bolivia
C
Columbia
D
Uruguay
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6

Who was Britain's only Prime Minister of Jewish birth?

A
Andrew Bonar Law
B
William Gladstone
C
Arthur Balfour
D
Benjamin Disraeli
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7

Who hosted the Oscar ceremony in 2014?

A
Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin
B
Ellen de Generes
C
Anne Hathaway and James Franco
D
Jon Stewart and Chris Rock
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