General Knowledge Quiz (Round 249)

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The newspaper Yomiuru Shimbun has the largest circulation in the world. In which country is it published?

Japan

 

Which notable Labour MP lost the 2015 General Election seat of Morley and Outwood to Conservative candidate Andrea Jenkyns?

Ed Balls

 

In Chemistry, which 'P' are long-chained molecules in which a group of atoms are repeated?

Polymers

 

Which British athlete won Gold in both the 5000m and 10000m 2016 Olympic Games?

Mo Farah

 

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and Gregory Corso are collectively known by which term?

Beat Poets

 

Which F Scott Fitzgerald novel begins: 'In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since'?

The Great Gatsby

 

Which 'JB' who lived between 1748 and 1832 was a London-born philosopher best known as a proponent of Utilitarianism?

Jeremy Bentham

 

Which 1987 film directed by John Hughes sees Yuppie Steve Martin meet John Candy has he attempts to get home to visit his family for Thanksgiving?

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

 

In Space, which 'A' is another name for a minor planet? The closest to earth is Eros, discovered in 1898.

Asteroid

 

The World Health Organisation is based in which city?

a) London b) Geneva c) Cologne

b) Geneva