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General Knowledge Quiz for 22 August 2016

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For what discovery did Sir Harold Kroto, Robert Curl and Richard Smalley receive the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry?

A
Conductive polymers
B
An ion-transporting enzyme, Na+, K+ -ATPase
C
The catalytic properties of RNA
D
Fullerenes
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2

Who was Scrooge's dead business partner in "A Christmas Carol"?

A
Mr Pickwick
B
Jacob Marley
C
Miss Havisham
D
Bill Sykes
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3

The pineapple is native to which part of the world?

A
South America
B
Pacific Islands
C
Africa
D
Australia
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4

What was one spectacular result of the lifting of the centuries-old punitive taxes and excises on glass in the UK in the mid 19th century?

A
The building of the gigantic glass and iron Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, London
B
The opening of the Waterford Crystal factory in Ireland
C
Existing windows were enlarged by 10%
D
Breaking glasses after drinking a toast became popular in pubs
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5

Whicht football (soccer) teams played in the last game at the historic Boleyn Ground, London, UK, on 10 May 2016?

A
Argentine v Croatia
B
West Ham v Manchester City
C
West Ham v Swansea City
D
West Ham v Tottenham Hotspur
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6

From 752 BCE to 664 BCE the Kings of Kush in Nubia, ruled over what other area as well?

A
Kenya
B
Ethiopia
C
Libya
D
Egypt
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7

Which of these islands belongs to France?

A
Corsica
B
Sardinia
C
Sicily
D
Elba
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