General Knowledge Quiz 18

General Knowledge Quiz Part 1:
  1. In the nursery rhyme, what did the cow jump over? The Moon
  2. What was the gorgon Medusa's hair made from? Snakes
  3. What is the name of someone who studies earthquakes? Seismologist
  4. Which pilot, the first female to fly solo from London to Australia, was presumed dead after she bailed out of her plane over the river Thames in January 1941? Amy Johnson
  5. In which US city is the Sears Tower skyscraper located? Chicago
  6. The line 'There's no place like home' is from which film? The Wizard of Oz
  7. What was broadcast by radio for the first time in 1900? Human Voice
  8. In Botany, what 'T' is a straight, tapering root which grows downwards from the stem? Taproot
  9. In which cathedral is the Petersglocke, the worlds largest church bell? Cologne
  10. In Maths, what is one quarter expressed as a decimal? 0.25
  11. What does an Entomologist study? Insects
  12. It is considered bad luck to walk under which piece of builder's equipment? Ladder
  13. What was the final battle that Napoleon fought in? Waterloo (it took place in Belgium in June 1815 & marked the final defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte.)
  14. Which country did the USA buy Alaska from in 1867? Russia
  15. What 'B' is a musical instrument, in which wind is supplied to reed-sounded pipes from a bag inflated by the player? Bagpipes
  16. Which politician served as Mayor of London between 2008 and 2016? Boris Johnson
  17. What is the highest number used in a Sudoku puzzle? 9
  18. 'We're going where the sun shines brightly, We're going where the sea is blue...' is a line from which song by Cliff Richard? Summer Holiday 
  19. What is the only bird that can hover in the air and also fly backwards? Hummingbird
  20. What is the name of the hills in Somerset where Cheddar Gorge is located? Mendips
General Knowledge Quiz Part 2:
  1. Under UK law, which fish if captured within the realm are the personal property of the Queen and are known as royal fish? Sturgeon
  2. Who is the mother of Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice? Sarah Ferguson / Duchess of York
  3. Which animal’s name comes first in the dictionary? Aadvark
  4. True or false, The Bahamas is made up of over 700 islands? True
  5. In Literature, which female author wrote the 1925 novel Mrs Dalloway? Virginia Woolf
  6. In which year was the first London marathon run? 1981
  7. Devon is bordered by how many counties? Three (Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset)
  8. Which British patriotic hymn was created in 1921, when a poem by Sir Cecil Spring Rice was set to music by Gustav Holst? I Vow to Thee, My Country
  9. What 'B' is a type of hill or ancient burial mound? Barrow
  10. What cordless advancement to television technology was invented by Robert Adler in the 1950's? Remote Control
  11. In Fashion, what type of garment originates from the Hindi word 'Dungri'? Dungarees
  12. Who is Reg Dwight better known as? Elton John
  13. Sisters Anne, Charlotte and Emily were members of which nineteenth-century literary family? Bronte family
  14. Who was the famous Archbishop of Cape Town between 1986 and 1996? Desmond Tutu
  15. According to the saying, it is not a good idea to set the cat among what type of birds? Pigeons
  16. Port-au-Prince is the capital city of which Caribbean country? Haiti
  17. Which US First Lady said in 1992: 'I'm not sitting here like some little woman standing by my man like Tammy Wynette'? Hilary Clinton
  18. In the children's story 'The Three Little Pigs', from which material is the strongest house made? Bricks
  19. What instrument can be bass, electric or Spanish? Guitar
  20. Which coastal resort in East Sussex has a ruined castle originally built by William the Conqueror? Hastings

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