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General Knowledge Quiz for 6 December 2018

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What area was claimed as a colony by the German Empire in the late 19th century, became a League of Nations mandate administered by Australia, New Zealand and the UK after World War I, was occupied by Japanese troops during World War II, and became a trusteeship until it was declared independent in 1968?

A
Fiji
B
Nauru
C
New Caledonia
D
Western Samoa
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2

What organisation, established in 1981 similar to one established in the USA (but limited to the USA) in 1979, is housed at Wingate Institute in Israel?

A
Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research
B
International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame
C
NOOA National Severe Storms Laboratory
D
International Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering
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3

Which of these starred in the 2000 film "The Perfect Storm"?

A
Bruce Willis
B
Mel Gibson
C
Russel Crowe
D
George Clooney
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4

Which of these is used as an artificial and concentrated sweetener?

A
Acesulfame potassium
B
Agave nectar
C
Maltodextrin
D
Stevia
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5

Why do American Airlines Flights 11 and 77 and United Airlines Flights 93 and 175 feature in the history of the USA?

A
The "9/11" terrorist attacks
B
Commercial flights used by George W Bush when Air Force One had engine failure
C
The first flights from the newly-named Los Angeles International Airport in 1949
D
The first flights to land at New York Municipal Airport (now LaGuardia) when it opened in 1939
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6

What does pentameter refer to?

A
A measuring test tube
B
Measurement of the sides of an irregular pentagram
C
An archaic music scale
D
A line of verse containing five stressed syllables
Select from the options above.
7

When they played together in 1970 musicians Bobby Whitlock, Carl Radle, Jim Gordon and Eric Clapton were known as what?

A
Cream
B
Blind Faith
C
The Bluesbreakers
D
Derek and the Dominos
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