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General Knowledge Quiz for 15 February 2018

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What chemical compound of 1 carbon and 4 hydrogen atoms is the simplest alkane, and the principal component of natural gas?

A
Carbon monoxide
B
Acetylene
C
Methane
D
Nitrogen
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2

The two mountain ranges which end the Cordillera Oriental, the Sierra de Perijá and the Cordillera de Mérida, are on either side of what?

A
The city of Bogota
B
Lake Maracaibo
C
The city of Medellin
D
The Port of Spain
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3

Who had their first cooking series on UK television in the 1970s?

A
Jamie Oliver
B
Nigella Lawson
C
Delia Smith
D
Gordon Ramsay
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4

What is the maximum mass for a golf ball?

A
85gm (3 oz)
B
220 gm (7.75 oz)
C
150gm (5.3 oz)
D
46 gm (1.620 oz)
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5

If a steam locomotive is described as a 2-4-0, how many driving wheels does it have?

A
8
B
4
C
12
D
6
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6

From the late 12th century until mid 19th century the warriors known as samurai dominated government in which country?

A
Japan
B
China
C
Mongolia
D
Vietnam
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7

When singer, songwriter and actor Ozzy Osbourne became the subject of worldwide headlines in March 1981 by biting the head off a live dove, where was he?

A
San Antonio, USA, by a cenotaph erected in honour of those who died at the Alamo in Texas
B
At a meeting of Columbia Records executives in Los Angeles
C
Performing at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, Iowa
D
At a meeting with the head of CBS Europe in Germany
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