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General Knowledge Quiz for 1 January 2018

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The cricket game at the Oval in London, England, on 31 August 2017 was interrupted and then called off, due to what?

A
A tornado
B
Collapse of an audience barrier
C
Persistent buzzing of the players by drones
D
Firing of a crossbow bolt onto the pitch
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2

What is a claymore?

A
A second for Muhammed Ali
B
Musical instrument
C
Large excavating machine
D
Double-edged broad sword
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3

What characterises "Los Angeles smog"?

A
Hydrocarbons and smoke
B
Water and hydrocarbons
C
Water, hydrocarbons and soot particles
D
Nitrogen oxides, hydrocarbons and ozone
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4

When did the word "smog" gain popular attention?

A
1880s
B
1960s
C
1950s
D
In the first decade of the 20th century
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5

Which of these men never commanded a ship called "Discovery"?

A
George Vancouver
B
William Baffin
C
James Cook
D
Captain William Bligh
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6

A hammer and toothed chisel is used in creating which form of art?

A
Topiary
B
Stone sculpture
C
Silver jewellery
D
Tapestry
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7

Where is South Georgia Island?

A
Atlantic Ocean
B
South Atlantic Ocean
C
Southern Ocean
D
The Caribbean
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