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Quiz 103 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. What is measured by a dolorimeter?

Pain sensitivity/pain intensity

2. In which year was the Battle of Hastings? Please give the answer in Roman numerals.

MLXVI

3. What does ‘skpo’ stand for as a knitting abbreviation?

Slip one, knit one, pass the slipped stitch over

4. Of which country is the ‘Knesset’ the national legislature?

Israel

5. In which year did the United Kingdom originally join the European Economic Community?

1973

6. In which country was Florence Nightingale born?

Italy

7. Which actress has played Carla Connor in Coronation Street since 2004? (Previous surnames Barlow and Gordon)

Alison King

8. Which British rock band’s original line-up consisted of Eric Burdon, Alan Price, Hilton Valentine, John Steel and Bryan ‘Chas’ Chandler?

The Animals

9. The surname of which Cluedo suspect comes first alphabetically?

Reverend Green (Others are Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs Peacock, Colonel Mustard and Mrs White)

10. Which was the first novel to be published by Jane Austen and was printed anonymously in 1811, with only ‘A Lady’ listed as author?

Sense and Sensibility

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 102 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. In which country would you find the Great Victoria Desert?

Australia

2. Which poet wrote the words “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness!”

John Keats (Ode to Autumn)

3. Which board game, the original version of which was released in 1957, involves a political map of the Earth divided into six continents and forty-two territories?

Risk

4. Who rode a horse called Bucephalus?

Alexander the Great

5. In which year were dog licenses abolished in the UK?

1987

6. In a game of Scrabble, assuming no letters are placed on double or triple letter/word tiles, how much would the word ‘panther’ score?

12 (p=3, a=1, n=1, t=1, h=4, e=1, r=1) Please note that this could also score 62 if the player used all seven tiles in their hand to make this word, as this earns a bonus of 50 points.

7. In the Royal Navy, which rank lies between Admiral and Rear Admiral?

Vice Admiral

8. Who was the second ever President of the United States of America?

John Adams

9. Which hit song of the Sixties started with the words, “I may not always love you, but long as there are stars above you…

God Only Knows – Beach Boys

10. Which word, beginning with the letter ‘P’, is term for a society ruled by the wealthiest citizens?

Plutocracy

 

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 101 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Who had a UK number one hit in March 1960 with “My Old Man’s a Dustman”?

Lonnie Donegan

2. Which eighteenth century French writer was born François-Marie Arouet?

Voltaire

3. How many dots are there on five dice?

105

4. What name is given to a male antelope?

Buck

5. On which Greek island will you find the ruins of Knossos?

Crete

6. From which ‘Queen’ album was the single ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ taken?

A Night at the Opera

7. What does HIV stand for?

Human Immunodeficiency Virus

8. What nationality is the satellite navigation and mapping company TomTom?

Dutch

9. What relation was George V to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge?

Great-great-grandfather

10. How many times has England hosted the FIFA World Cup?

Once (1966)

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 100 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. From which work of literature is the quote “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars” taken?

Lady Windermere’s Fan – Oscar Wilde

2. The Republic of Seychelles consists of how many islands?

115

3. What type of rock are curling stones made from?

Granite

4. What was the name of the first studio album to be released by Prince in 1978?

For You

5. In Morse code, which letter of the alphabet is represented by a single dot?

E

6. Who did Will Smith marry in 1997?

Jada Pinkett

7. Which sport is the subject of the 1993 film ‘Cool Runnings’?

Bobsleigh

8. Which type of triangle has all three sides of differing lengths?

Scalene

9. If you were born on 27th May what star sign would you be?

Gemini

10. Of which Latin term is ‘e.g.’ an abbreviation?

Exempli Gratia

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 99 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. On which day of the year is Bastille Day (La fête nationale) celebrated in France?

14th July

2. In Europe, what colour denotes the easiest grade of ski slope, or ‘nursery slope’?

Green

3. ‘Genou’ is the French word for which part of the body?

Knee

4. Which football team plays at Boundary Park?

Oldham Athletic

5. Which American socialite and amateur soprano who was mocked for her poor singing ability has become the subject of a 2016 Stephen Frears film starring Meryl Streep?

Florence Foster Jenkins

6. At 234 minutes, what is the longest film to have won an Oscar for best picture?

Gone With the Wind

7. What is the capital city of Mozambique?

Maputo

8. Who was the first ever ‘Bond Girl’, appearing as the main sidekick in Dr. No?

Ursula Andress (Honey Ryder)

9. In which year was the British decimal halfpenny withdrawn from circulation?

1984

10. Who is the only Canadian to have won the Formula One Drivers’ Championship?

Jacques Villeneuve

 

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Quiz 98 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. From which country does Carlsberg beer originate?

Denmark

2. Who played Alf Stokes, butler to the Meldrum family, in David Croft and Jimmy Perry’s nineties sitcom ‘You Rang M’Lord’?

Paul Shane

3. In which two books of the Bible are the ‘Ten Commandments’ listed?

Exodus and Deuteronomy

4. Who was the oldest member of England’s winning 1966 football squad?

Ron Flowers

5. On a clothing care label, what does a crossed out triangle mean?

Do not bleach

6. Iona forms part of which island group?

Inner Hebrides

7. Which actress played Marjory Frobisher, friend to Audrey Forbes-Hamilton, in ‘To the Manor Born’?

Angela Thorne

8. ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’ is a 1969 autobiography of which American writer and poet?

Maya Angelou

9. Apart from our own sun, which is the nearest star to Earth?

Proxima Centauri

10. Of what is ‘spectrology’ the study?

Ghosts/apparitions

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 97 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which is the most expensive property on a standard London Monopoly board?

Mayfair (£400)

2.’In the Bleak Midwinter’ is a Christmas carol based on the work of which poet?

Christina Rossetti

3. On which island would you find Beaumaris Castle?

Anglesey

4. Which letter sits farthest to the right on a QWERTY keyboard?

P

5. What is the capital of Senegal?

Dakar

6. What is the correct scientific term for the kneecap?

Patella

7. Which city was capital of West Germany until reunification in 1990?

Bonn

8. Which actor appeared in the most ‘Carry On’ films?

Kenneth Williams (25 films, 26 if you include him co-presenting ‘That’s Carry On.’ Joan Sims is second, with 24 films – http://whatacarryon.wikia.com/wiki/List_Of_Carry_On_Actors)

9. ‘Breslau Tumbler’, ‘Saxon Monk’ and ‘Ptarmigan’ are all types of what?

Pigeon

10. Madonna was born in 1958. True or False?

True

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 96 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Of which country is Dhaka the capital?

Bangladesh

2. What sort of creatures were Roobarb and Custard in the cult 80s animated children’s TV show?

A dog and a cat (Roobarb was a green dog and Custard was a pink cat)

3. In which European city will you find Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Campanile?

Venice

4. Of what is herpetology the study?

Amphibians and reptiles

5. What was the name of the Belgian cartoonist who created Tintin?

Georges Remi who wrote under the pseudonym Hergé

6. In which English county will you find Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park?

Warwickshire

7. Which member of the royal family appeared on a live episode of Coronation Street in the year 2000, although his part of the episode was pre-recorded?

Prince Charles

8. In which newspaper would you find Andy Capp?

Daily Mirror/Sunday Mirror

9. What was the name of the character played by Philip Glenister in the TV series ‘Life on Mars’ and its successor ‘Ashes to Ashes’?

Gene Hunt

10. How many letters are there in the Greek alphabet?

24

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 95 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Who wrote the children’s book ‘The Boy in Striped Pyjamas’?

John Boyne

2. Which Indian city was formerly known as Madras until 1996?

Chennai

3. Who was the first official holder of the title of Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom?

John Dryden (Ben Johnson and Sir William D’Avenant were previous unofficial holders – accept these answers if you wish)

4. Who was President of France from June 1969 until his death in office in 1974?

Georges Pompidou

5. ‘Dienstag’ is the German word for which day of the week?

Tuesday

6. In poker terms, what does MTT stand for?

Multi Table Tournament

7. In which country will the 2018 FIFA World Cup be held?

Russia

8. Who was the patron saint of animals?

St. Francis of Assisi

9. On which day of the year is the King George VI Chase normally run at Kempton Park?

26th December

10. Which member of the royal family was born on the 15th of September 1984?

Prince Harry

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 94 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which American actress was born Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra?

Meg Ryan

2. “Back to the Future Day” was celebrated by fans in 2015 – on which date?

October 21st (The date Marty McFly visited ‘the future’ in the second film)

3. Who was the youngest player in England’s winning 1966 World Cup team?

Alan Ball

4. ‘Bullace’ and ‘Belle de Louvain’ are varieties of which fruit?

Plum

5. In Jonathan Swift’s ‘Gulliver’s Travels’, what was Gulliver’s first name?

Lemuel

6. What does OPEC stand for?

The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries

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

Leslie Crowther

8. Which English band released the single ‘Turning Japanese’ in 1980?

The Vapors

9. In which country was the author Hans Christian Andersen born?

Denmark

10. In how many films did Sean Connery play James Bond?

Seven (Dr. No, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, Diamonds Are Forever and Never Say Never Again)

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 93 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. What is the name of the electronic system used at Wimbledon tennis matches which is used to determine whether a ball is in or out?

Hawk-Eye

2. How many chess pieces are on a board at the start of a match?

32

3. Who played the character known as ‘Lukewarm’ in the 70s sitcom ‘Porridge’?

Christopher Biggins

4. On which continent would you find the region of Patagonia?

South America (Parts of Argentina and Chile)

5. Who had a number one hit in the UK in 1960 with ‘Tell Laura I Love Her’?

Ricky Valance

6. Which American heavyweight boxer was born in 1923 and went undefeated in his career, holding the world title between 1952 and 1956?

Rocky Marciano

7. ‘Hives’ is a common alternative name for which skin condition?

Urticaria

8. Of which US state was Bill Clinton Governor before he became US President?

Arkansas

9. Which is the final book in the ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ series by C.S. Lewis?

The Last Battle

10. Whose plays include ‘The Rat Trap’, ‘Private Lives’ and ‘Post Mortem’?

Noël Coward

 

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Quiz 92 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. What was the name of the Sherpa mountaineer who accompanied Sir Edmund Hillary to the summit of Mount Everest in 1953?

Tenzing Norgay (Often referred to as Sherpa Tenzing)

2. In which Disney film does the villain Jafar appear?

Aladdin

3. Ruby is the traditional birthstone of people born in which month of the year?

July

4. Who was the first British person to travel into space?

Helen Sharman

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

Staffordshire

6. What are the names of Barack Obama’s two daughters?

Malia and Natasha (known as Sasha)

7. Who became Speaker of the House of Commons on 22nd June 2009?

John Bercow

8. Name the first feature film in which Elvis Presley appeared.

Love Me Tender

9. In which musical does the character of Madame Giry appear?

The Phantom of the Opera

10. Which television super hero from the 1980s was played by Gudrun Ure?

Super Gran

 

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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?

Japan

2. On which continent are the Atlas Mountains?

Africa

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?

Dopey

9. What is the national language of Liechtenstein?

German

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

Fish

 

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 90 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

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

May

2. In which country was Rudyard Kipling born?

India

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

Factorial

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?

1945

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

Germs and contamination

7. What is 2016 in Roman numerals?

MMXVI

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?

Sheep/goat

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?

800

 

 

 

 

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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’?

Alabama

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?

Italy

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

7

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?

White

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?

Tin

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?

Diana

9. What is 2015 in Roman Numerals?

MMXV

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’?

Rammstein

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

2005

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?

Portugal

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?

Oklahoma!

 

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Quiz 86 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. What does an entomologist study?

Insects

2. Which UK railway station has the most platforms?

Waterloo

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?

Berlin

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

Leprosy

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?

Hera

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’?

Spinach

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?

CO2

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

Digital single-lens reflex camera

5. Of what is melophobia a fear or hatred?

Music

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’?

Lurch

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

Grotbags

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

1947

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