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Quiz 91 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. ‘Hinamatsuri’, also called Doll Festival or Girls’ Day, is celebrated on 3rd March each year in which country?


2. On which continent are the Atlas Mountains?


3. Which band performed the theme tune to the popular sitcom ‘Friends’?

The Rembrandts

4. Who played Marion Crane in the original 1960 film of ‘Psycho’ and is best remembered for the shower scene?

Janet Leigh

5. How many months of the year have thirty days?

4 (April, June, September and November)

6. Of which part of the body is genuphobia a fear?

The knees

7. Who might make use of a maulstick?

An artist (a stick with a padded ball at one end, used to steady the brush hand of a painter)

8. Which of Disney’s seven dwarves does not have a beard?


9. What is the national language of Liechtenstein?


10. What type of creature is a ‘remora’?







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Quiz 90 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. In which month is the Chelsea Flower Show held?


2. In which country was Rudyard Kipling born?


3. Which mathematical term means to multiply every positive integer between one and a given number. For example, 1X2X3X4 could be described as four __________?


4. Prior to Vera Wang’s career as a fashion designer she competed in the 1968 Championships in which discipline?

Figure Skating

5. In which year did the U.S. Army Air Force drop an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima?


6. If you were to suffer from mysophobia, what would you be afraid of?

Germs and contamination

7. What is 2016 in Roman numerals?


8. Four American states begin with the letter W. Can you name them?

Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming

9. Which planet in our solar system is farthest from the sun?

Neptune (Pluto is no longer classified as a planet)

10. What is ten cubed?

One thousand




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2015 Quiz – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West had a baby in December – what did they call him?

Saint (West)

2. What is the name of the French satirical magazine whose offices were attacked by armed gunmen in January, killing 11 people?

Charlie Hebdo

3. In February 2015 a dress became a viral phenomenon when it appeared to be different colours to different people – which two colours was it confirmed to be?

Blue and black

4. Which rock star fell off stage and broke his leg during a concert at Gothenburg, Sweden in June?

Dave Grohl

5. The Chinese New Year started on 19th February 2015 – which animal sign does this new year correspond to?


6.Harper Lee had her second novel published this year, 55 years after ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’ What is the new novel called?

Go Set a Watchman

7. What was the name of the act who represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest in Austria this year?

Electro Velvet

8. Who hosted the 2015 Oscars ceremony?

Neil Patrick Harris

9. What was the highest grossing film worldwide in 2015?

Jurassic World

10. 15th June 2015 is the anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta – how many years ago?






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Quiz 89 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Nick Mason was most famously the drummer with which band?

Pink Floyd

2. Which US state is nicknamed the ‘Heart of Dixie’?


3. How many times did Coronation Street’s Deirdre Barlow marry?

Four – twice to Ken Barlow and once each to Ray Langton and Samir Rachid

4. Who provides the voice for Montgomery Burns in ‘The Simpsons’?

Harry Shearer

5. Which country contains the only active volcanoes in mainland Europe?


6. How many sides are there on a 50p coin?


7. Name four of the seven ‘Von Trapp’ children in the film ‘The Sound of Music.’

Four of; Liesl, Friedrich, Louisa, Kurt, Brigitta, Marta and Gretl

8. What colour smoke can be seen coming from the Vatican chimney when a new Pope has been elected?


9. How many points is the letter ‘H’ worth in Scrabble?

4 points

10. What is the national currency of Croatia?

Croatan Kuna


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Quiz 88 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. What is a ‘Howdah’?

A carriage positioned on the back of an elephant,or sometimes a camel

2. How is sodium hydroxide more commonly known?

Caustic soda

3. Which metal is the traditional gift for a 10th wedding anniversary?


4. What were the first names of the crime writer P.D. James?

Phyllis Dorothy

5. What is the French term for Shrove Tuesday?

Mardi Gras

6. Who played Lance Corporal Jack Jones in the original TV version of Dad’s Army?

Clive Dunn

7. And who plays the same part in the 2016 film?

Tom Courtenay

8. Who was the Roman Goddess of the moon, hunting and childbirth?


9. What is 2015 in Roman Numerals?


10. Fiji has three official languages – can you name two?

Two of; English, Fijian and Hindi


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Quiz 87 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which British sitcom centres on the Harper family?

My Family

2. Which German rock band has had hits with ‘Sonne’, ‘Du hast’ and ‘Ich will’?


3. In which year did Prince Charles marry Camilla Parker Bowles?


4. Who created the character ‘Rumpole of the Bailey’?

John Mortimer

5. Which is the only country in mainland Europe to be in the same time zone as the UK?


6. The 1982 film ‘Blade Runner’ is a film adaptation of which 1968 novel?

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep – Philip K. Dick

7. Who was the first footballer to win 100 caps for England?

Billy Wright

8. Which future monarch is quoted as having said “I don’t mind praying to the Eternal Father, but I must be the only man in the country afflicted with an eternal mother.”

Edward VII (referring to Queen Victoria when he was Prince of Wales)

9. Which Australian bay was the site of Captain James Cook and the Endeavour crew’s landing in 1770?

Botany Bay

10. In which musical would you find the characters Ado Annie, Curly McLain and Laurey Williams?



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Quiz 86 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. What does an entomologist study?


2. Which UK railway station has the most platforms?


3. The NSDAP was a political party active between 1920 and 1945 – how is the party commonly referred to in English?

Nazi party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei)

4. ‘Take My Breath Away’ was a 1986 hit and the theme tune for the film ‘Top Gun’ – what was the name of the band who recorded it?


5. By which term is Hansen’s disease also known?


6. What can be measured using a fathometer?

Water depth (using ultrasound waves)

7. Which British monarch was famously imprisoned at Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight?

Charles I

8. Which artist produced the cover artwork for ‘The Velvet Underground and Nico’ and their album of the same name?

Andy Warhol

9. Which Greek goddess was both wife and sister of Zeus?


10. Ian McKellen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr., Peter Cushing and Basil Rathbone have all played which fictional character on screen?

Sherlock Holmes


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Quiz 85 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. What is contained in a dish that is described as ‘à la Florentine’?


2. Which two musicians made up the pop duo ‘The Communards’?

Jimmy Somerville and Richard Coles

3. What is the chemical formula for carbon dioxide?


4. In terms of photography, what does DSLR stand for?

Digital single-lens reflex camera

5. Of what is melophobia a fear or hatred?


6. “That which does not kill us makes us stronger” is the English translation of a quote by which famous philosopher?

Friedrich Nietzsche

7. Who sang the James Bond theme tune for the 1995 film ‘Goldeneye’?

Tina Turner

8. What was the name of the butler in ‘The Addams Family’?


9. Which famous 80s children’s television character was played by Carol Lee Scott?


10. In which year did India gain independence from Britain?


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Quiz 84 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which sign of the Zodiac has the ram as its symbol?


2. Who ‘hitch-hiked her way across the USA’ is Lou Reed’s ‘Walk on the Wild Side?


3. ‘Barb’, ‘Belgian Ringbeater’ and ‘Roshan Chirag’ are types of what creature?


4. Richard Avedon was a famous American name in which field of the arts?


5. What relation is Savannah Phillips to Princess Charlotte?

Second Cousins

6. If Monday’s child is fair of face, what is Friday’s child?

Loving and Giving

7. Who composed the famous ‘Rhapsody in Blue’?

George Gershwin

8. Name an African country that uses the Shilling as its currency.

One of; Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia or Uganda

9. What is the more commonly used term for the clavicle?

Collar bone

10. In which year did Ceylon become Sri Lanka, after the end of British colonial rule?



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Quiz 83 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Marcus Bentley’s voice is most famous for what?

Big Brother (He is the man with the strong Geordie accent famous for “Day one…”)

2. Which is the only other country in mainland Europe to be in the same time zone as the British Isles?


3. What is the name of the ‘University Challenge’ theme tune?

College Boy

4. HM Prison Altcourse is to be found in a suburb of which British city?


5. In the Bible, who was the father of Jacob and Esau?


6. Which 1960s television series starred Robert Wagner as burglar Alexander Mundy, who works for the U.S. government in return for his release from prison?

It Takes a Thief

7. Name three of the six African countries through which the equator passes.

Three of: Gabon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Uganda, Kenya and Somalia

8. On which UK banknote does Charles Darwin appear?


9. Who were the three long-term presenters of UK TV quiz show ‘Blankety Blank’?

Terry Wogan, Les Dawson and Paul O’Grady (as Lily Savage)

10. Who is the wife of UK footballer Peter Crouch?

Abbey Clancy


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Quiz 82 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. In which sea would you find Malta?


2. Of what is ichthyology the study?


3. In which Shakespeare play do Demetrius and Lysander appear?

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

4. Who is the only Blue Peter presenter to have been sacked?

Richard Bacon

5. In which borough of New York is the famous Central Park?


6. After how many years would you celebrate an Emerald Wedding Anniversary?


7. The Simpsons originally appeared on TV in 1987 as a segment on which other comedy show? 

The Tracey Ullman Show

8. What was the name of the car in ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’?

General Lee (commonly referred to as the General)

9. In which book of the Bible would you find the story of Samson and Delilah?


10. What was the first product produced by Heinz, under Heinz Noble & Company ?

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Quiz 81 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which is the oldest public museum in Great Britain?

The Ashmolean

2. Which two items are held by the Statue of Liberty?

A torch and a tablet (on which is inscribed July IV MDCCLXXVI)

3. Which of Henry VIII’s wives was older than him?

Catherine of Aragon

4. Who won the Wimbledon ladies single title in 1988, ending Navratilova’s reign after 6 consecutive wins?

Steffi Graf

5. What is the capital of the Shetland Islands?


6. ‘Bein’ is the German word for which part of the body?


7. Which book of the Bible comes straight after the Pentateuch?

Joshua (‘Pentateuch’ is the collective term for the first 5 books, therefore we are looking for the sixth)

8. What star sign is someone born on St. George’s Day?

Taurus (April 23rd)

9. How many inches are there in a fathom?

72 inches (a fathom is six feet)

10. In which year was the United Nations established?






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Quiz 80 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which member of the royal family has the middle names Antony Richard Louis?

Prince Edward

2. ‘Ratburger’ and ‘Billionaire Boy’ are books written by which well-known comedian?

David Walliams

3. Which famous jockey convicted and jailed for tax evasion in 1987?

Lester Piggott

4. Who succeeded Peter Davison as Doctor Who in 1984, becoming the sixth to play the role?

Colin Baker

5. Of what is ‘ornithology’ the study?


6. The Siege of Ladysmith took place during which war?

The Second Boer War

7. Of which US state is Santa Fe the capital?

New Mexico

8. For which novel was Salman Rushdie awarded the Booker Prize in 1981?

Midnight’s Children

9. Of which country is TAROM the national airline?


10. How many seconds are there in a fortnight?








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Quiz 79 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which letter is represented by three dots in Morse code?


2. ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ is a song from which musical?

South Pacific

3. What type of creature is Akela in the Jungle Book?


4. Henri Cartier-Bresson made his name in which area of the arts?


5. According to Greek mythology, who killed the Minotaur?


6. Who wrote the 1859 novel ‘The Woman in White’?

Wilkie Collins

7. According to the proverb, what can’t you make without breaking a few eggs?

An omelette

8. After whom was the American State of Georgia named?

King George II

9. In which country is the region of Transylvania?


10. How many stars and stripes are there on the flag of the United States?

50 stars and 13 stripes (50 stars representing the 50 states and 13 stripes representing the 13 original colonies)






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Quiz 78 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. ‘BY’ is the international car registration code for which country?


2. What is the name of Sherlock Holmes’ housekeeper?

Mrs Hudson (Martha Louise)

3. What is the traditional birthstone of someone born in the month of January?


4. Sebastian Coe won his first Olympic gold medal for the 1500 metres – in which year was this?


5. In which country would you find the coastal city of Trondheim?


6. What is the name of the musical written by Robert Lopez, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the latter two being the creators of South Park?

The Book of Mormon

7. Comedian Matthew Keith Hall is better known by which stage name?

Harry Hill

8. How is the Latin philosophical proposition ‘Cogito ergo sum’ commonly translated into English?

I think therefore I am

9. Which country won the Fifa World Cup in 1970, 1994 and 2002?


10. Of which country was Ehud Barak Prime Minister between 1999 and 2001?






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Quiz 77 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which is the longest river in the UK?

River Severn

2. What is secreted by the lacrimal glands?


3. What is a palindrome?

A word or phrase that is spelled the same forwards and backwards

4. In which novel is the province of ‘Airstrip One’ the primary setting?

Nineteen Eighty-Four

5. On a London Underground map, which line is grey?


6. What is the national currency of Sweden?

Swedish Krona

7. What would be kept in an ossuary?


8. Name all five members of the pop group ‘The Saturdays.’ (First names sufficient)

Mollie, Frankie, Una, Vanessa and Rochelle

9. What type of animal can be found on the Alpha Romeo logo?


10. In which year was the first ever Formula One motor race?







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Quiz 76 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which number on the Beaufort Wind Scale represents a storm?


2. Which singer released the 1994 album ‘Twelve Deadly Cyns…And Then Some.’?

Cyndi Lauper

3. In which English county will you find Camber Sands beach?

East Sussex

4. Which English rock band’s albums include ‘Empire’, ‘West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum’ and ‘Velociraptor!’?


5. In which Indian city is the ‘Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ located?


6. Who is older: Jeff Goldblum or Richard Gere?

Richard Gere (born 31st August 1949. Jeff Goldblum was born 22nd October 1952)

7. Who played Gene Hunt in the television series ‘Life on Mars’ and its successor ‘Ashes to Ashes’?

Philip Glenister

8. ‘Franciscans’ adhere to the religious teachings of whom?

St. Francis of Assisi

9. What is the French word for ‘ice cream’?

la glace/crème glacée

10. Where might you hear a bosun’s whistle?

On a (naval) boat






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Quiz 75 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. In which country was Princess Elizabeth when she learned of the death of her father, George VI?


2. Which English rock band were formed in Wigan in 1990 and had hits with ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’ and The Drugs Don’t Work?

The Verve

3. Which country is due to host the 2018 Winter Olympic Games?

South Korea

4. Which orchestral musical piece by the British composer Eric Coates forms the theme tune to Desert Island Discs on Radio 4?

By the Sleepy Lagoon

5. Which King of England succeeded Elizabeth I?

James I

6. Which trees form the natural diet of the silkworm?


7. In which country is ‘Corona’ lager produced?


8. ‘Mimas’ is a moon orbiting which planet in our solar system?


9. Who had a 1958 hit with ‘Summertime Blues’?

Eddie Cochran

10. Humans carry more bacterial cells than they do human ones – true or false?

True (Approximately ten times as many)





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Quiz 74 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. What was the name of Captain Nemo’s submarine?


2. After how many years of marriage would a couple celebrate their Ruby Wedding Anniversary?


3. Who was the only British Prime Minister to have been born outside of the British Isles?

Andrew Bonar Law (Born in New Brunswick, now Canada)

4. How many feet are there in a fathom?


5. In a game of cribbage, what is the highest number the cards played may total before no more cards may be played?


6. What is one-seventh of 189?


7. Who was Children’s Laureate from 2011 to 2013?

Julia Donaldson

8. Who plays ‘the Cat’ in Red Dwarf?

Danny John-Jules

9. Which word beginning with ‘t’ is an alternative word for kettledrums?


10. Which film connects Bill Nighy, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson and Martin Freeman?

Love Actually (they all starred in it)





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Quiz 73 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Roger Bannister famously became the first man to run a mile in under four minutes in 1954 – but in which British city did he achieve this feat?


2. Which US actor was actually born Eric Marlon Bishop in 1967 in Texas?

Jamie Foxx

3. Which two coloured stripes can be found on the Nigerian flag?

Green and white

4. How many rooms are there in a game of Cluedo where the murder can take place?


5. In which 2006 film did Julie Walters play Evie, an eccentric retired actress?

Driving Lessons

6. What was the name of the captain of the Titanic?

Edward Smith

7. Which Shakespeare play includes the characters of Desdemona, Iago, Michael Cassio and Brabantio?


8. Which British king married Eleanor of Aquitaine?

Henry II

9. In the nursery rhyme ‘Polly Put the Kettle On’, who took the pot off again?


10. What is the name of Michael Hutchence’s only child?

Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily (Known as Tiger)





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