General Knowledge Quiz 19

General Knowledge Quiz Part 1:
  1. Which country is famous for it's Geisha's? Japan
  2. In December 2000, which singer and songwriter sold 2,000 pairs of his shoes in aid of charity? Elton John
  3. A dock leaf is traditionally used to relieve a skin rash caused by which plant? Stinging Nettle
  4. What 'C' is the name of the mountains which provide the New York City area which much of its water supply? Catskills
  5. What 'B' is a type of blade which is designed to be attached to the muzzle of a rifle? Bayonet
  6. The M1 motorway connects London to which city as its final destination? Leeds
  7. 'When I was just a little girl, I asked my mother, what will I be?' is the opening line of which song? Que Sera Sera by Doris Day
  8. What is both an accordion-like instrument and a word describing anything that collapses in a series of folds? Concertina
  9. In the 1939 children's film 'The Wizard of Oz', what does the tin man ask the Wizard to give him? A Heart
  10. What 'C' is a small variety of marrow? Courgette
  11. Which swimming stroke is named after an insect? Butterfly
  12. The poem 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' was written by which 19th century poet laureate? Tennyson
  13. What Scottish city has the nickname Auld Reekie? Edinburgh
  14. The TV comedy series Fawlty Towers was written by John Cleese and which co-star? Connie Booth
  15. Kampala is the capital city of which country? Uganda
  16. In which century were the crosses of St George and St Andrew combined to make up the Union Flag? 17th
  17. In politics, the Liberal Democrats were founded in which decade? 1980's
  18. Which insect, known as the Devil's arrow is the fastest flying insect? Dragonfly
  19. The motorcycle gangs which originated in California in the 1950's are known as Hell's what? Angels
  20. In Science, which element of the periodic table has the symbol Ca? Calcium
General Knowledge Quiz Part 2:
  1. Which Danish, self-governing islands in the North Atlantic lie between the Shetland Islands and Iceland? Faroe Islands
  2. The WW2 plane, the Spitfire, was powered by an engine made by which company famous for its high-quality motor cars? Rolls Royce
  3. Which city is the seat of government of The Netherlands? The Hague
  4. What type of creature is a Stickleback? Fish
  5. According to the old cockney expression, what is it that only fools and horses do? Work 
  6. Which actor played the gin drinking boatman in the 1951 film 'The African Queen'? Humphrey Bogart
  7. In Greek mythology, after the giant Argus was killed, Heara transplanted his 100 eyes into the tail of which bird? Peacock
  8. On which of the British Isles would you find Needles Pleasure Park? Isle of Wight
  9. In the Human Body, which organs filter waste products from the blood? Kidneys
  10. The American fashion designer Ralph Lifschitz is better known by what name? Ralph Lauren
  11. In children's literature, which German brothers wrote the fairy tale 'Hansel and Gretel'? Grimm Brothers
  12. Of which event of 1936 did Queen Mary say: 'Well, Mr Baldwin, this is a pretty kettle of fish'? The Abdication of Edward 8th
  13. What name is given to a male horse that has been castrated? Gelding
  14. Which well known Irish presenter spent 5 years as a bank cashier before moving into the media? Terry Wogan
  15. According to Christian custom, a tier of your wedding cake should be kept for what future occasion? Christening 
  16. What is the name of the deep cough which ends in a peculiar high-pitched sound and is most common in children? Whooping Cough
  17. Which wading bird has white plumage and black legs and takes its name from its spoon-shaped beak? Spoonbill
  18. In you were in the resort of Las Palmas, in which group of Islands would you be? Canary Islands
  19. Vlad the Impaler was the historical inspiration for which gothic fictional character? Dracula
  20. In what month is Australia Day celebrated? January

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