General Knowledge Quiz 20

General Knowledge Quiz Part 1:
  1. By what popular nickname are Swiss bankers known? Gnomes
  2. The Pub 'The Woolpack' features in which UK soap? Emmerdale
  3. Which British actress took the lead role in the 1958 film 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof'? Elizabeth Taylor
  4. What is the capital of Japan? Tokyo
  5. In Mythology, Dionysus was the god of which alcoholic beverage? Wine
  6. What is the largest type of bear? The Polar Bear
  7. Who wrote the children’s poem ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’? Edward Lear
  8. In money, which coin was worth a quarter of an old English penny and was taken out of circulation in 1961? Farthing
  9. In which country was the first teddy bear made? Germany
  10. Who painted 'Dedham Vale' and 'The Haywain'? John Constable
  11. In which year did Neil Armstrong become the first man to walk on the moon? 1969
  12. In which UK city was the Titanic built? Belfast
  13. In the Human Body, what is the name of the minute blood vessels which form connections between the arteries and veins? Capillaries 
  14. In which decade was President Clinton impeached by the Republicans on Capitol Hill? 1990's (1998) 
  15. Which character’s nose grows when he lies? Pinocchio
  16. What name is given to a drink of champagne and orange juice? Buck’s Fizz
  17. In fashion, which animal has featured as the emblem on the clothes of Rene Lacoste since the 1930's? Crocodile
  18. What was the name of the horse that won the Grand National in 1973, 1974 and 1977? Red Rum
  19. How many cities are there in England? 51
  20. The Sunday Telegraph Newspaper was first published in which decade? 1960’s

 

General Knowledge Quiz Part 2:

  1. What is the tallest mountain in Africa? Kilimanjaro
  2. Which duo wrote the music and lyrics for South Pacific? Rodgers and Hammerstein
  3. What was the former name of Sri Lanka? Ceylon
  4. In which Charles Dickens’ novel does Miss Havisham appear? Great Expectations
  5. The creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, was the first keeper for which English Football Club? AFC Portsmouth
  6. What did the Ugly Duckling grow into? A Swan
  7. Which Mediterranean Island gained independence from the UK in 1964? Malta
  8. What did Robert Watson-Watt invent? Radar
  9. How many lines does a sonnet have? 14
  10. Which nursery rhyme begins with the line begins with the line; ‘Half a Pound of Tuppeny Rice'? Pop Goes the Weasel
  11. What is the anatomical name for the voice box? The Larynx
  12. Who introduced tobacco and potatoes to Britain? Sir Walter Raleigh
  13. The killing of which large bird was considered bad luck by sailors? Albatross
  14. ‘To be or Not to be’ comes from which Shakespeare tragedy? Hamlet
  15. With which sport do you associate the Marquess of Queensberry rules? Boxing
  16. At the 1984 winter Olympics in Sarajevo, Torvill and Dean became the highest scoring figure skaters of all time with a routine to which piece of music? Bolero by Ravel
  17. In the children’s animated TV programme, where did the Wombles live? Wimbledon Common
  18. What is the flying distance between Manchester and London in miles? 163 Miles
  19. Which famous American bank-robbing duo were shot dear by police in 1934? Bonnie and Clyde
  20. In Football, England beat which team to win the World Cup in 1966? West Germany

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