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General Knowledge Quiz for 13 January 2016

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The Great Western Railway’s “City of Truro” was unofficially recorded as the first steam locomotive to reach a speed of 102.3 mph (164 km/h) on 9 May 1904, but the 100 mile per hour (160 km/h) record was not officially recorded until 30 November 1934, by which locomotive?

A
The Devonian
B
Cornish Riviera Express
C
Cheltenham Flyer
D
Flying Scotsman
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2

Which British awards for songwriting and composing, a solid bronze sculpture of Euterpe, the Muse of lyric poetry, are named after a Cardiff-born entertainer?

A
Ivor Novello Awards
B
Tom Jones Awards
C
Dafydd Iwan Awards
D
Mary Hopkin Awards
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3

What is another name for horizontal roll vortices?

A
Low-étage
B
Strato-cumulus cloud
C
Cloud streets
D
Downward-growing nimbostratus
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4

What does a phlebotomist usually deal with?

A
Injections
B
Removing kidney stones
C
Flora
D
Taking blood
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5

Which country's air forces owned the two planes that fatally crashed in April and May 2009?

A
Indonesia
B
Thailand
C
Somalia
D
India
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6

Who was the first General Secretary of the International Olympic Committee and later became its President, serving until 1924?

A
Cyrano de Bergerac
B
Baron de Coubertin
C
Guy de Maupassant
D
Charles de Gaulle
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7

What is the name given to an unidentified serial killer who was active in the Whitechapel area and adjacent districts of London, England, in late 1888?

A
Dick Turpin
B
Machine Gun Kelly
C
Billy The Kid
D
Jack the Ripper
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