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Quiz 147 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which British author created the Wombles?

Elisabeth Beresford

2. What was the full name given on Marilyn Monroe’s birth certificate?

Norma Jean Mortenson (She was later baptised as Norma Jean Baker)

3. Rosalind, Orlando and Touchstone are characters in which of William Shakespeare’s plays?

As You Like It

4. The internal angles of a triangle will always total how many degrees?

180°

5. How many tournament grass courts are there at Wimbledon All England Club?

18

6. Which European country has the longest coastline?

Norway (58,133km)

7. Which British band had hits in the 1980s with ‘Perfect’ and ‘Find My Love’?

Fairground Attraction

8. How long is a rugby union match, excluding stoppage time?

80 minutes

9. Name the horse that won the 2018 Grand National.

Tiger Roll

10. Zymology is a science concerned with the study of fermentation. True or false?

True

 

 

 

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Quiz 146 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Who held the post of Chancellor of Germany between October 1998 and November 2005?

Gerhard Schröder

2. Which star sign is Charles, Prince of Wales?

Scorpio (born 14th November 1948)

3. What question did the ‘Bells of Old Bailey’ ask in the nursery rhyme ‘Oranges and Lemons’?

When will you pay me?

4. What in the national flower of the Netherlands?

Tulip

5. Which is the larger: five-sevenths of 287 of or three-eighths of 456?

five-sevenths of 287 (5/7 of 287 = 205, 3/8 of 456 = 171)

6. In which year was the horse Shergar kidnapped for ransom by the IRA?

1983

7. What was the name of the fictional woodcarver who created the puppet ‘Pinocchio’ in Carlo Collodi’s story?

(Mister) Geppetto

8. “Looking from a window above, its like a story of love. Can you hear me?” These are the opening lyrics to which 1982 hit?

Only You – Yazoo (Also covered by many other artists)

9. What was the name of the Labrador retriever who featured in the Australian soap ‘Neighbours’ between 1987 and 1993?

Bouncer

10. Name two other names that have been used professionally by the American rapper Sean Combs.

Two of: Puff Daddy, Puffy, P. Diddy, Diddy, Love and Brother Love

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 145 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. ‘Honey Ryder’ was a ‘Bond Girl’ played by which actress?

Ursula Andress (Dr. No)

2. Which type of angle is greater than 90 degrees but less than 180 degrees?

Obtuse

3. What links the following words: colour, fall and log?

They can all be preceded by the word ‘water’ to make other words

4. The artist Frida Kahlo was born in which country?

Mexico

5. What does DVD stand for?

Digital Versatile Disc (formerly digital video disc)

6. Which actress and comedienne played Zainab Khan (previously Masood) in EastEnders?

Nina Wadia

7 Baku is the capital of which country?

Azerbaijan

8. Which country won the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest?

Portugal

9. Which UK high street store went into administration on 26th November 2008?

Woolworths

10. In which year did Yuri Gagarin become the first human to travel into space?

1961 (12th April)

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 144 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. In which year was Halley’s Comet last visible from Earth?

1986

2. What is the capital of the US state of Wyoming?

Cheyenne

3. From which language does the word ‘futon’ originate?

Japanese

4. What is the fifth letter of the Greek alphabet?

Epsilon

5. Which actress played Lady Mary Crawley in Downton Abbey?

Michelle Dockery

6. Who was the original UK host of the ITV game show ‘The Price is Right’?

Leslie Crowther

7. Which word is used for a period of play in a game of polo, each of which lasts for between seven and seven-and-a-half minutes?

Chukka

8. In which Hawaiian city was Barack Obama born?

Honolulu

9. In which year did Tony Blair become Prime Minister of the UK?

1997

10. Which London Underground line has the most stations?

District Line (60 stations)

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 143 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. In rugby union, a bonus point is awarded to a team that scores at least how many tries in a match?

Four

2. Which is the fifth planet from the sun?

Jupiter

3. What is a ‘falchion’?

A type of sword

4. Who had a UK number one hit for four weeks in 1960 with ‘My Old Man’s A Dustman’?

Lonnie Donegan

5. According to the book of Genesis, who was the eldest son of Jacob?

Reuben

6. What is the square root of 1,521?

39

7. Which was the highest-grossing film of 2017 worldwide?

Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi

8. Which actor’s film roles have included Ben Braddock in ‘The Graduate’ and Bernie Focker in ‘Meet the Fockers’?

Dustin Hoffman

9. Who wrote the 1886 gothic novella ‘Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’?

Robert Louis Stevenson

10. In which year did ‘Big Ben’ first chime?

1859 (https://www.parliament.uk/about/living-heritage/building/palace/big-ben/ – You may decide to give points for those who answer this within 5/10 years or guess the correct decade)

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 142 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which was the first single by Queen to reach number one in the UK charts?

Bohemian Rhapsody

2. Which star sign is Queen Elizabeth II?

Taurus (born 21st April 1926)

3. In which county would you expect a website ending with the extension .cy to be based?

Cyprus

4. What is the name of the mouse who is Dumbo’s only friend in the 1941 Disney animated film?

Timothy Q. Mouse

5. In which year was Donald Trump born?

1946

6. How many players may be on the court during a game of basketball?

Ten (Five from each team)

7. Which was the first flavoured crisp to be introduced commercially in the UK, other than salt?

Cheese and Onion (By Golden Wonder in 1962 – Smiths introduced Salt ‘n’ Vinegar in 1967)

8. How many degrees does each numbered section of a dartboard measure?

18° (20 sections and 360° ÷ 20 = 18°)

9. In which European country would you find the town of Duffel?

Belgium

10. Who was the first Tudor monarch?

Henry VII

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 141 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. What does ‘AC’ stand for when used on a button on a calculator?

All Clear

2. How many yards are there in a mile?

1760

3. In which Shakespearean play does the character of Malvolio appear?

Twelfth Night

4. What name is given to a Champagne bottle four times the size of a standard 750ml bottle?

Jeroboam

5. David Lloyd George was a Prime Minister who represented which political party?

Liberal

6. Which team won Super Bowl LII, the final of which was played on February 4th, 2018?

Philadelphia Eagles

7. Who performed the theme music to the 2015 James Bond film ‘Spectre’?

Sam Smith (Writing’s on the Wall)

8. Which American actress provides the voice of Bart Simpson?

Nancy Cartwright

9. Who is the lead singer of Irish rock band ‘The Script’?

Danny O’Donoghue

10. CANINE CODING is an anagram of which popular ITV show?

Dancing on Ice

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 140 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which three-letter word is the noun used for the young of a beaver?

Kit

2. In which decade was the first ‘Now That’s What I Call Music’ album released?

1980s (1983)

3. “Check out Guitar George, he knows all the chords…” These are lyrics from which 1970s rock song?

Sultans of Swing – Dire Straits

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

225

5. Which video game character has been voiced by actresses including Shelley Blond, Keeley Hawes and Camilla Luddington?

Lara Croft

6. In which US state is Alcatraz?

California

7. ‘Perro’ is the Spanish word for which animal?

Dog

8. Which former ‘Fairground Attraction’ singer has since released ten solo albums to date?

Eddi Reader

9. Jim, Ray, Robby and John were the first names of which American rock band?

The Doors

10. Which actress played Professor Pomona Sprout in the Harry Potter films?

Miriam Margolyes

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 139 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. What is the highest possible hand in a game of poker?

A Royal Flush (10, J, Q, K, A)

2. Who wrote the cautionary poem, ‘Matilda who told lies and was burned to death’?

Hilaire Belloc

3. A car with the international license plate code of IL comes from which country?

Israel

4. According to the proverb, when should you not change your horses?

Midstream (Don’t change horses in midstream)

5. Name all six characters who represent the players in an original game of ‘Cluedo’.

Miss Scarlet, Colonel Mustard, Mrs White, Reverend Green, Mrs Peacock, Professor Plum

6. What is the current cost of a standard UK colour television license?

£147 (Correct as of 22/01/18 – If you are using the questions a long time after publication I suggest verifying this answer using this link http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one/topics/tv-licence-types-and-costs-top2 )

7. Who was manager of the England football team at the time of their 1966 World Cup victory?

Alf Ramsey

8. In which year was Concorde first flown?

1969

9. How many players are there on a curling team?

Four

10. According to the McDonalds nutrition calculator, how many calories are there in one of their cheeseburgers: 200, 300 or 400 kcal?

300 kcal (https://www.mcdonalds.com/gb/en-gb/good-to-know/nutrition-calculator.html) (Correct as of 22/01/18 – I am aware that recipes change over time so again, if you are using this quiz a while after publication I would recommend verifying this)

 

 

 

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Quiz 138 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Who are the two people to have hosted the BBC quiz show ‘Eggheads’?

Jeremy Vine and Dermot Murnaghan

2. What is the national currency of Romania?

Romanian Leu

3. According to the proverb, “A heavy purse gives to a …” what?

Light heart

4. How many sides has a tetradecagon?

14 (Many people may think it is 13, which is a tridecagon)

5. A United States President may be elected for a maximum of how many terms?

Two

6. Which 1984 pop song starts with the lyrics “I made it through the wilderness”?

Like a Virgin – Madonna

7. In which year was the first cloned mammal ‘Dolly the Sheep’ born?

1996

8. Which is the first sign of the zodiac alphabetically?

Aquarius

9. Who was the Wimbledon Ladies Singles Champion of 2017?

Garbiñe Muguruza

10. The names of how many US states begin with the letter ‘I’?

Four (Idaho, Illinois, Indiana and Iowa)

 

 

 

 

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2017 Quiz – Round 7 – General Knowledge

2017 Quiz of the Year

1. William G. Stewart sadly passed away in September. Which TV quiz show did he host?

Fifteen to One

2. Hillary Clinton published yet another autobiography this year, on the subject of her presidential election campaign. What did she call it?

What Happened

3. The new polymer £10 note entered circulation this year – whose picture features on the reverse?

Jane Austen (200-year anniversary of her death)

4. What is the name of the first female Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police who was appointed in February?

Cressida Dick

5. The wrong film was announced as the ‘Best Picture’ winner at the Academy Awards this year – Which two celebrities presented the award and had been given the wrong card? 

Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway (La La Land was announced although it had not won)

6. Harvey Weinstein fell from grace this year – Which hugely successful entertainment company did he and his brother found?

Miramax

7. Which airline experienced a global IT failure in May leading to chaos around the world?

British Airways

8. Which US celebrity caused controversy in May when she posed for photos in which she held up a bloodied mask resembling the decapitated head of Donald Trump?

Kathy Griffin

9. Who is head of the Democratic Unionist Party, who agreed to support a minority Conservative Government this year?

Arlene Foster

10. Madonna adopted twins from Malawi this year. How many children does she now have?

6 (Lourdes, Rocco, David, Mercy, Estere and Stelle – The last four are all adopted)

 

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Quiz 137 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which is the last book of the Old Testament?

Malachi

2. What was the year 1986 in Roman Numerals?

MCMLXXXVI

3. In which year was the young Prince George born?

2013

4. What nationality is Ernő Rubik, inventor of the Rubik’s Cube?

Hungarian

5. Which star of ‘Allo ‘Allo sadly passed away in January 2017 at the age of 75?

Gorden Kaye

6. The Reverend Richard Coles was formerly part of which 80s pop duo?

The Communards

7. Which English ventriloquist had a puppet called Lord Charles?

Ray Alan

8. At which stadium was the famous 1966 football World Cup final match played?

Wembley

9. The Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth, lies within which ocean?

Pacific Ocean

10. Which of the following is not a prime number: 199, 181 or 147?

147 (49X3)

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 136 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. In Sergei Prokofiev’s ‘Peter and the Wolf’ which instruments represent the wolf?

French horns

2. Who wrote the 1951 short novel ‘The Old Man and the Sea’?

Ernest Hemingway

3. What is Samuel L. Jackson’s middle name?

Leroy

4. What colour is a New York City taxi?

Yellow

5. In which year was Halley’s Comet last visible from Earth?

1986

6. The Shard is the tallest building in the UK, but which is second tallest?

One Canada Square

7. In which profession might the Stanislavski Method be used?

Acting

8. What is the capital of the Seychelles?

Victoria

9. In which decade did Alan Sugar found Amstrad?

1960s (1968)

10. Which of London’s theatres is the oldest to still be operating on its original site, despite being rebuilt four times?

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (originally dating back to 1663)

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 135 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Who is King of Sicily in Shakespeare’s ‘A Winter’s Tale’?

Leontes

2. A cube has how many edges?

12

3. Name all three yellow properties in the original UK version of Monopoly.

Leicester Square, Coventry Street and Piccadilly

4. Which English singer who turned 100 in March 2017 earned herself the nickname ‘The Forces’ Sweetheart’?

Vera Lynn

5. Who was the Queen’s first great-grandchild?

Savannah Phillips

6. Which colour was Roger Hargreaves’ character ‘Mr Tickle’?

Orange

7. How many times has Donald Trump been married?

Three (Ivana, Marla and Melania)

8. The ‘Durand Line’ is a border between which two countries?

Pakistan and Afghanistan

9. Who founded the ‘Gtech’ company in 2001 and is often to be seen advertising his products on TV?

Nick Grey

10. Which American singer has recorded albums entitled ‘Glory’, ‘Femme Fatale’ and ‘Blackout’?

Britney Spears

 

 

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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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Quiz 133 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

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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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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Quiz 130 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

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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