Quiz 134 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

General Knowledge

1. Where on the body would you wear a mantilla?

Over the head (and shoulders – a type of silk scarf, mostly worn in Spain)

2. According to the proverb, what is ‘in the detail’?

The devil (The devil is in the detail)

3. Which is the last sign of the zodiac alphabetically?

Virgo

4. What is the scientific name for caustic soda?

Sodium hydroxide

5. What was the name of the last film to be directed by Stanley Kubrick?

Eyes Wide Shut

6. Who was the first monarch in the house of Hanover?

George I

7. DLXVII is what number in Roman numerals?

567

8. A griffin (or gryphon) is a mythical creature formed from which two animals?

A lion and an eagle (Body, tail and back legs of a lion, head and wings of an eagle)

9. What is the capital of the Australian state of Queensland?

Brisbane

10. In which 2008 film did Kate Winslet win an Oscar for her portrayal of fictitious war criminal Hanna Schmitz?

The Reader

 

 

 

 

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1. Which member of the original line-up of the Rolling Stones was born first?

Bill Wyman (1936)

2. Which country won the 2017 UEFA Women’s Euro?

Netherlands

3. Who created the cartoon cat Garfield?

Jim Davis

4. How many furlongs are there in a mile?

8

5. In which year was the National Curriculum introduced into state schools in England, Wales and Northern Ireland?

1988

6. How many people have held the post of Prime Minister of the UK since Margaret Thatcher?

Five (John Major, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Theresa May)

7. In which continent is the coldest place on Earth?

Antarctica (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25287806)

8. Which English town has previously been named ‘Duroliponte’ and ‘Cantabrigia’?

Cambridge

9. On what date do the French celebrate Bastille Day?

14th July

10. Who is the current Prime Minister of Australia?

Malcolm Turnbull

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 132 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. What is the capital of the US state of Tennessee?

Nashville

2. What does ‘RP’ stand for when referring to the accent of Standard English in the UK?

Received Pronunciation

3. What is the name of the nearest star system to our sun?

Alpha Centauri

4. What do the fashionable initials DKNY stand for?

Donna Karan New York

5. Who hosts the ITV quiz show ‘Tenable’?

Warwick Davies

6. How many degrees are there in one and a half full turns?

540

7. According to the Kennel Club’s statistics for registered dogs, what was the most popular dog breed in the UK in 2016?

Labrador Retriever

8. What are the Duke of Cornwall’s four Christian names?

Charles Philip Arthur George

9. During the Brexit campaign, a bus famously quoted an amount that the EU allegedly cost the UK. How many pounds per week was this?

£350 million

10. “There was no possibility of taking a walk that day.” This is the opening line of which classic work of literature?

Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë

 

 

 

 

 

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Free Quiz Questions

Quiz 131 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

Free Quiz Questions

1. How many tarot cards are there in a pack?

78

2. The invention of blue jeans is attributed to Levi Strauss and who else?

Jacob Davis

3. An oval car sticker with the initials ‘GBM’ denotes a car from where?

The Isle of Man

4. ‘That’, ‘when’, ‘which’, ‘who’ and ‘whose’ are grammatical examples of which type of word?

Relative pronoun

5. New Orleans owns an airport which is named after which famous jazz musician?

Louis Armstrong

6. Tony Blair represented which constituency between 1983 and 2007?

Sedgefield

7. Which American actor starred in ‘Interstellar’ (2014), ‘Dallas Buyer’s Club’ (2013) and ‘How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days’ (2003)?

Matthew McConaughey

8. Which comedian has had performances and subsequent videos/DVDs entitled ‘Definite Article’, ‘Glorious’ and ‘Dress to Kill’?

Eddie Izzard

9. What is 0.07 multiplied by 0.3?

0.021

10. Who was the first ever celebrity winner of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’?

Natasha Kaplinsky (With partner Brendan Cole)

 

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1. Which actress is best known for playing Nora Batty in the long-running comedy ‘Last of the Summer Wine’?

Kathy Staff

2. Who was German Chancellor before Angela Merkel took over the post in 2005?

Gerhard Schroder

3. Of which US state is Salem the capital?

Oregon

4. Rn is the symbol for which chemical element?

Radon

5. Which American rock band are best-known for their 1967 hit ‘Happy Together’?

The Turtles

6. What is the traditional gift for a 15th wedding anniversary?

Crystal

7. Which ‘party board game’, which was created in 1998, is designed to test a variety of different skills and includes ‘Creative Cat’. ‘Word Worm’, ‘Data Head’ and ‘Star Performer’ categories?

Cranium

8. Which sign of the zodiac is represented by the ‘water bearer’?

Aquarius

9. The Danish currency, the krone, can be divided into 100 what?

øre

10. The ‘Game Gear’ was a 1990s hand-held gaming console developed by which company?

Sega

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 129 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. In which year were the Nobel Prizes first awarded?

1901

2. For what purpose is Makaton used?

Communication (Designed for those who struggle to communicate through speaking – Uses a combination of speech, signs and symbols)

3. “I used to be lunatic from the gracious days….” These are the opening lines to which Annie Lennox song?

No More I Love Yous

4. Which is the hottest planet in our solar system?

Venus

5. ‘Concho y Toro’ is a wine-producing company based in which country?

Chile

6. Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell were the two less-famous members of which rock trio?

The Jimi Hendrix Experience

7. ‘Chou’ is the French word for which vegetable?

Cabbage

8. Which actor has played Paul Robinson in ‘Neighbours’ since its very first episode in 1985, despite taking an extended break from the soap from 1993 to 2004?

Stefan Dennis

9. How many official languages are spoken in Switzerland?

Four: German, French, Italian and Romansh

10. Which two colours feature on the flag of Ukraine?

Blue and yellow (Two horizontal bands, blue on the top half and yellow below)

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 128 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which vitamin is also known as biotin?

B7

2. Cm is the abbreviation for which chemical element?

Curium

3. Which board game, first published in 2004, involves placing different-coloured railway cars between destination cities on a map?

Ticket To Ride

4. What is the collective noun for a group of buzzards?

Wake

5. In which US state are Carson City and Reno?

Nevada

6. Which English football club plays at Deepdale?

Preston North End

7. Which of the ‘X-Men’ characters was born James Howlett and is often known as Logan?

Wolverine

8. Which English trio, whose debut album ‘If You Wait’ was released in 2013, consists of Hannah Reid, Dan Rothman and Dominic Major?

London Grammar

9. Which recurring ‘Friends’ character was played by Maggie Wheeler?

Janice

10. Which word can be placed before ‘rising’, ‘wards’ and ‘set’ to make new words?

Up

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 127 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which hugely successful female American singer has released albums entitled ‘Wildest Dreams’, ‘Break Every Rule’ and ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’?

Tina Turner

2. 3a + 21 = 30. What is the value of a?

3

3. Which actor and actress portrayed the ‘Gold Blend Couple’ on UK adverts running from 1987 to 1993?

Anthony Head and Sharon Maughan

4. What is the capital city of the Republic of Indonesia?

Jakarta

5. Which British actor played Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter film series?

Jason Isaacs

6. In which European city will you find the ‘Sagrada Familia’ cathedral and ‘Camp Nou’ stadium?

Barcelona

7. Which word beginning with ‘M’ is the correct name for a set of Russian nesting dolls?

Matryoshka (pronounced Matrushka)

8. In which English county will you find Drayton Manor Theme Park?

Staffordshire

9. According to the World Boxing Association, which weight class is just below ‘heavyweight’?

Cruiserweight

10. Which legendary US film actor got his first leading role in the 1930 western ‘The Big Trail’?

John Wayne

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 126 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Stanley Kirk Burrell is the birth name of which American hip hop artist who was at the height of his fame in the early 1990s?

MC Hammer

2. Zara Phillips married which former England rugby union player in 2011?

Mike Tindall

3. Of what is calligraphy the art?

Decorative handwriting

4. In slang terms, how much money is a ‘pony’?

£25

5. Who invented the pneumatic tyre in 1887?

John Boyd Dunlop

6. ‘Celeste’ and ‘periwinkle’ are shades of which primary colour?

Blue

7. Which letter of the alphabet is represented in Braille as a single raised dot in the upper left-hand corner of the cell?

A

8. In biblical terms, the Decalogue is another word for what?

The Ten Commandments

9. Which character in the original Star Trek series was played by DeForest Kelly?

Dr. Leonard McCoy

10. Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was the first ever president of which country?

Bangladesh

 

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 125 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. After which Welshman was Mount Everest named?

Sir George Everest

2. Nouakchott is the capital of which African country?

Mauritania

3. Which Grand Prix driver has won most Formula One races to date?

Michael Schumacher (Correct as of 25/05/2017)

4. In which year was the fall of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War?

1975

5. Which British coin was introduced in February 1971 and was withdrawn from circulation in December 1984?

The halfpenny (decimal coin)

6. Which 1985 Dire Straits album spent ten weeks at number one in the UK albums chart?

Brothers in Arms

7. What is the fifth letter in the Greek alphabet?

Epsilon (έψιλον)

8. Who composed the three-act opera ‘La Traviata’?

Giuseppe Verdi

9. In how many films has Sylvester Stallone played Rocky Balboa?

Seven (Rocky, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV, Rocky V, Rocky Balboa and Creed)

10. What was the real first name of Che Guevara?

Ernesto

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 124 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. How many pairs of chromosomes do humans have?

23

2. In which year did Tony Blair become Prime Minister of the United Kingdom?

1997

3. How many cartoon images does each player have on their board in a game of ‘Guess Who?’

24

4. On which British island is Beaumaris castle?

Anglesey

5. How many sides does a heptadecagon have?

Seventeen

6. What is the name of the highest rank in the Royal Navy?

Admiral of the Fleet

7. On a standard dartboard, what is the lowest number that cannot be achieved with a single dart?

23

8. What is the official language of Sierra Leone?

English

9. What was the name of the Jersey Zoo gorilla who hit the headlines way back in 1986, when a five-year-old boy fell into his enclosure?

Jambo

10. Who had a number one hit in the UK in April 2017 with his debut solo single ‘Sign of the Times’?

Harry Styles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 123 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Who provided the voice of ‘Elsa’ in the 2013 film ‘Frozen’?

Idina Menzel

2. Which comic came first, ‘The Beano’ or ‘The Dandy’?

The Dandy (First published in 1937, the Beano came a year later)

3. Which actor is known for playing Older Jamal in ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and Sonny Kapoor in ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’?

Dev Patel

4. What is the capital of Lithuania?

Vilnius

5. Which Spanish pop duo had a 1993 hit in the UK with ‘La Macarena’?

Los del Río

6. Which scientific process can be defined as ‘a process by which molecules of a solvent tend to pass through a semipermeable membrane from a less concentrated solution into a more concentrated one’?

Osmosis

7. Which UK game show has been hosted by Nicky Campbell, Bradley Walsh and John Leslie?

Wheel of Fortune

8. Which is the largest denomination of a US Dollar bank note?

$100

9. In musical terms, which is longest; a crochet or a quaver?

A crochet (worth one ‘beat’, a quaver is worth half)

10. What is the name of the Harvard University symbologist who is the protagonist in Dan Brown’s ‘The Da Vinci Code’ and other similar works?

Robert Langdon

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 122 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Two pairs of United States Presidents have been father and son – Can you give both surnames?

Bush and Adams (George Bush and George W. Bush, John Adams and John Quincy Adams)

2. What was the name of the 2016 film sequel to ‘Finding Nemo’?

Finding Dory

3. Who was the first ever presenter of University Challenge?

Bamber Gascoigne

4. What is the sum of the prime numbers between 30 and 50?

199 (31+37+41+43+47)

5. What was the first name of the German philosopher Nietzsche?

Friedrich

6. There are four ‘Tate’ museums – Where are they all?

Tate Britain (London), Tate Modern (London), Tate Liverpool and Tate St. Ives

7. What type of creature is a dugite?

Type of snake

8. Who wrote the thriller ‘Apple Tree Yard’, which was adapted into a four-part series by the BBC in 2016?

Louise Doughty

9. Who was the first narrator of the Channel Four show ‘Gogglebox’?

Caroline Aherne

10. In which year was Prince Harry born?

1984

 

 

 

 

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Easter Quiz – Round 7 – General Knowledge

Ten Easter quiz questions with a downloadable question paper for contestants. (Link at end of quiz)

1. How many marzipan balls should sit on top of a Simnel cake?

11 (To represent the 12 disciples minus Judas)

2. According to the Gospel of Matthew, for how many silver coins did Judas Iscariot betray Jesus?

Thirty

3. The Easter Rising, or Easter Rebellion, took place in Ireland in which year?

1916

4. How many days after Easter Sunday is Pentecost celebrated?

49 (Fifty if you count Easter Sunday itself)

5. How is the equivalent of Shrove Tuesday known in France?

Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday)

6. Which 1948 film starred Judy Garland as Hannah Brown and Fred Astaire as Don Hewes?

Easter Parade

7. Which British actress provided the voice for the Cadbury’s Caramel bunny?

Miriam Margolyes

8. Which 1987 film inspired the term ‘bunny boiler’?

Fatal Attraction

9. What is the name for a female rabbit?

Doe

10. In a 1996 ‘The Vicar of Dibley’ episode, Geraldine takes over the role of Dibley Easter Bunny. Who had done the job previously?

Leticia Cropley  (She passes away and Geraldine takes over ‘Easter Bunny’ duties)

 

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Quiz 121 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which river, the second longest in Scotland, flows through Glasgow?

River Clyde

2. Which is the closest prime number to 100?

101

3. Which news and social networking service was founded by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone and Evan Williams?

Twitter

4. Which English composer’s works include ‘The Enigma Variations’ and the ‘Pomp and Circumstance Military Marches’?

Edward Elgar

5. How many squares are there on a standard Scrabble board?

225 (15 X 15)

6. “Hugo has been doing his homework.” Specifically, which tense is this sentence in?

Present perfect continuous

7. Which is the most expensive property to purchase on a standard UK Monopoly board?

Mayfair

8. Which chemical element has the atomic number three?

Lithium

9. Which football club plays at Pride Park stadium?

Derby County

10. How many different animals are there in the Chinese Zodiac?

12

 

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 120 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. What colour is Coventry Street on a UK Monopoly board?

Yellow

2. ‘The Laughing Cavalier’ is a 1624 Baroque portrait by which Dutch painter?

Frans Hals

3.How many players are there on an American football team?

Eleven

4. Which has the greater land mass, North Korea or South Korea?

North Korea (46,540 square miles – South Korea has 38,690 square miles)

5. Who was Chief Inspector George Gently’s sidekick?

John Bacchus

6. Where is Sir Isaac Newton buried?

Westminster Abbey

7. What is the capital of Lebanon?

Beirut

8. Who became champion of celebrity winter sports programme ‘The Jump’ in March 2017?

Spencer Matthews

9. What is the official language of Andorra?

Catalan

10. In which year was the first ever Academy Awards ceremony?

1929

 

 

 

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St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day Quiz – Round 7 – General Knowledge

St. Patrick’s Day quiz questions.

1. Which three colours are on the Irish flag?

Green, white and orange

2. On which date is St. Patrick’s Day?

17th March

3. What is a shillelagh?

A thick stick of blackthorn used as a walking cane or a weapon

4. What was the vocation of Saint Patrick?

Missionary/bishop

5. What are the two main ingredients of colcannon?

Mashed potato and cabbage/kale

6. According to tradition, which creatures did Saint Patrick drive out of Ireland?

Snakes

7. Which type of alcohol is added to coffee to make it ‘Irish’?

Irish whiskey

8. Which female Irish novelist’s titles include ‘Light a Penny Candle’, ‘The Copper Beech’, ‘Circle of Friends’ and ‘Evening Class’?

Maeve Binchy

9. Which Irish sitcom was set on the fictional ‘Craggy Island’?

Father Ted

10. How many times have Ireland won the Eurovision Song Contest?

Seven (1970, 1980, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996)

 

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Quiz 119 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Of which British band is Tom Chaplin the lead singer?

Keane

2. ‘Thicken’ is an anagram of which other word?

Kitchen

3. Which American novelist’s works include ‘A Perfect Stranger’, ‘Fine Things’ and ‘Family Ties’?

Danielle Steel

4. What was the name of the boy whose toys came alive in the ‘Toy Story’ films?

Andy

5. Which English rapper, singer and songwriter was born Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu?

Tinie Tempah

6. Which ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ professional partnered Fiona Phillips, Lulu and Victoria Pendleton?

Brendan Cole

7. Which Hindu God is the first of the triumvirate (trinity) and is responsible for creation of the world and all its creatures?

Brahma

8. In which country was the actor Richard E. Grant born?

Swaziland

9. What is the capital of Cyprus?

Nicosia

10. Which John Steinbeck work tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small?

Of Mice and Men

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 118 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. On the 6th February 2017 Queen Elizabeth II became the first British monarch to reach which jubilee? (Gemstone required, not number of years)

Sapphire

2. To which country do the Faroe Islands belong?

Denmark

3. What is the name of Ben Affleck’s younger brother, who is also an actor?

Casey Affleck

4. How many lines are there in a limerick?

5

5. What is the capital city of Bulgaria?

Sofia

6. Who created the fictional detective Jules Maigret?

Georges Simenon

7. Who has been married to Penny Calvert, Anthea Redfern and Wilnelia Merced?

Bruce Forsyth

8. Who won a Laurence Olivier Award in 2006 under the category of ‘Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical’ for her appearance in Victoria Wood’s ‘Acorn Antiques: The Musical’?

Celia Imrie

9. In the University known as ‘UWE Bristol’, what does ‘UWE’ stand for?

University of the West of England

10. According the proverb, who is not recognised in his own land?

A prophet

 

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 117 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. In terms of area, which island is the largest in the Mediterranean Sea?

Sicily

2. In which country is ‘Barsac’ wine produced?

France

3. How many long triangles are there in total on a backgammon board?

24

4. How many permanently inhabited Channel Islands are there?

8 (Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, Herm, Jethou, Lihou and Brechou – There are also some smaller uninhabited islands)

5. Which letter in Morse Code consists of one single dash?

T

6. Which country has a national anthem entitled ‘Wilhelmus’ which can be translated as the name ‘William’?

Netherlands

7. The loganberry is a hybrid of which two fruits?

Raspberry and blackberry

8. A ‘Harvey Wallbanger’ is a cocktail consisting of vodka, orange juice and what?

Galliano

9. How often does a ‘vicennial’ event occur?

Once every 20 years

10. According to Guinness World Records Jeanne Louise Calment of France holds the record for being the oldest human being to have ever lived (fully authenticated). To what age did she survive?

122 (122 years and 164 days)

 

 

 

 

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