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General Knowledge Quiz for 2 June 2016

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Which TV series starred Richard Dean Anderson as a secret agent for the fictional Phoenix Foundation in Los Angeles, who is able to solve a wide range of problems with his Swiss army knife?

A
Steve Austin
B
MacGyver
C
Knight Rider
D
Car 54, Where Are You?
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2

What is common between Marion Jones, Waterford Crystal and Ben Johnson?

A
They all had, or were party to, Olympic gold medals which were then lost for doping offences
B
The same Waterford Crystal athletics achievement trophy was presented to Jones and Johnson
C
Jones and Johnson both practised at the Waterford Crystal track in Ireland
D
Both Jones and Johnson had Waterford Crystal sponsorship early in their careers
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3

What does the Tokyo-based Project Persephone focus on?

A
Interpretation of Greek mythology in the light of UFO culture
B
Evolvable biotechnology in space
C
Genetically modified rice varieties
D
Women in business
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4

French chemist Antoine Lavoisier (1743-1794) is particularly known for work in chemistry and biology including discoveries that, although matter may change its form or shape, its mass always remains the same, and what?

A
The function of the heart in circulating blood
B
Heat treatment of milk to kill bacteria
C
The role of oxygen in combustion
D
The existence of neutrons
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5

When Queen Victoria died in January 1901 how long had she been on the United Kingdom's throne?

A
2 years
B
25 years
C
Over 63 years
D
90 years
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6

If you were travelling in an easterly direction from the Mississippi, which of these rivers would you see first?

A
Colorado
B
Ganges
C
Darling
D
Thames
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7

What part of an atom has no charge?

A
Positron
B
Proton
C
Electron
D
Neutron
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