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General Knowledge Quiz for 17 February 2018

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In 1983, the highest TV audience in the USA was set by the last episode of "M*A*S*H". What programme broke that record?

A
American Idol final, 2009
B
The Superbowl, 2010
C
Presidential inauguration of Barack Obama, 2009
D
Ellen DeGeneres "came out" on The Oprah Winfrey Show, 1997
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2

What is the collective name for The Colossus of Rhodes, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Pharos at Alexandria, the Pyramids of Egypt, Pheidias' Statue of Jupiter at Olympus, the Temple of Diana at Ephesus and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus?

A
Bricks and Mortar
B
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
C
Roman Ruins
D
Archaeology
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3

What did Bayer name its new over the counter drug in 1898, developed and advertised as a morphine substitute and cough suppressant that did not have its addictive side-effects?

A
Aspirin
B
Codeine
C
Heroin
D
Penicillin
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4

In December 1981 an estimated 35 million watched a live satellite transmission of a Rod Stewart concert at the Los Angeles Forum; this was the first broadcast of its kind for how many years?

A
14
B
None, it was the first
C
6
D
Nearly 9
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5

What is the official currency in Belize?

A
Peso
B
Pound sterling
C
Belize dollar
D
Quetzal
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6

Who wrote the song "Fascinating Rhythm"?

A
Frederick Converse
B
George and Ira Gershwin
C
Cole Porter
D
Jerome Kern
Select from the options above.
7

Why did NFL player Colin Kaepernick sit through the singing of the national anthem before some games in 2016?

A
He was temporarily deaf and did not realise the anthem had begun
B
He was ill
C
As a protest
D
He was not playing
Select from the options above.
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