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General Knowledge Quiz for 22 July 2017

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Why did the Mars Climate Orbiter, launched on 11 December 1998, drift off course during its voyage and enter a much lower orbit than planned before being destroyed by atmospheric friction?

A
Came under the influence of the sun's gravity
B
Hit by a meteor
C
A faulty computer software specification
D
Illness of the crew
Select from the options above.
2

Which author, who wrote "Portrait Of A Lady", "The American" and "Roderick Hudson", was born in New York in 1843 and became a naturalised Englishman in 1915?

A
Henry James
B
A A Milne
C
Arthur Miller
D
James Joyce
Select from the options above.
3

Badminton debuted at the 1992 Summer Olympics. How many different people have won gold medals for the men's singles event in its first 7 Olympiads to 2016?

A
7
B
4
C
3
D
6
Select from the options above.
4

Who had a morning show from June to October 1980 and a late night show from 1982 to 1993 weeknights at 12:30 a.m. at NBC in New York, then moved to CBS where the show screened at 11:30 p.m.?

A
Regis Philbin
B
Jay Leno
C
Larry King
D
David Letterman
Select from the options above.
5

What is the main ingredient of a plain omelette?

A
Cabbage
B
Raisins
C
Beef
D
Eggs
Select from the options above.
6

What was one of the early actions by the independent United Provinces of Central America, or the Federal Republic of Central America, after it was formed in 1823?

A
Abolition of slavery
B
Extension of suffrage to all inhabitants
C
Restoration of ancient religions
D
Establishment of national parks in all five countries
Select from the options above.
7

In general terms what best describes the majority of Chile's coastline, i.e. from Arica to Puerto Montt?

A
Heavily indented
B
Curved
C
Serrated
D
Straight
Select from the options above.
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