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General Knowledge Quiz for 7 February 2015

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1

Nitroglycerin is made by treating glycerin with nitric acid and … what?

A
Amorphous hydroxide
B
Citric acid
C
Lead
D
Sulphuric acid
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2

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, what were the family of Bill, Bob, Barry, John, Susan and Paul known as?

A
The Cowsills
B
The Brady Bunch
C
The Partridge Family
D
The Waltons
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3

If the participants in a game have just completed a rubber what game was it?

A
Ping pong
B
Squash
C
Water polo
D
Bridge
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4

What is the basis of "pesto" sauce?

A
Thyme
B
Marjoram
C
Basil
D
Parsley
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5

Which of these starred as John McClane in the "Die Hard" series of films (1998 - 2007)?

A
Earl Wild
B
Kevin Wills
C
Bruce Watson
D
Bruce Willis
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6

What man-made waterway was constructed between 1859 and 1869?

A
Corinth Canal
B
Panama Canal
C
Kiel Canal
D
Suez Canal
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7

Which US state was the first to secede from the Union, in 1860, leading to the American Civil War?

A
Maine
B
California
C
South Carolina
D
New York
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