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General Knowledge Quiz for 27 May 2016

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1

The mountainous country which begins as the Cordillera de Guanacaste rising in the north of Costa Rica, continuing into the Cordillera de Talamanca, peters out where?

A
East of the Panama Canal
B
West of the Panama Canal
C
In the Florida Keys
D
North of Havana
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2

Where were the first world championships for mountain bike racing, sanctioned by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) in 1990, held?

A
Turkey Mountain, Tulsa, Oklahoma
B
Oak Mountain State Park, Pelham, Alabama
C
Wetumpka, Alabama
D
Purgatory, Colorado
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3

What does term "monorchid" describe?

A
Having only a single colour
B
An orchid which carries only one flower in a season
C
Having only a single testicle in the scrotum
D
Wearing spectacles with only one prescription lens
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4

Which UK television series was, unusually, adapted from a US series of the same name?

A
The Office
B
House of Cards
C
The X Factor
D
Law & Order
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5

In 1989 Carlo Petrini founded what?

A
A clockmaking firm
B
Arcigola
C
The Slow Food Movement
D
The Kenyan National Transplant Centre
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6

The Boston Tea Party, where tea was tipped into the harbour to protest taxation, precipitated what historical event?

A
American Revolution
B
American Civil War
C
Vietnam War
D
Assassination of John F Kennedy
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7

What role did John Flamsteed (1646 – 1719) fill in Great Britain?

A
Archbishop of Canterbury
B
Royal Military Advisor
C
Astronomer Royal
D
Chancellor of the Exchequer
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