General Knowledge Quiz 21

General Knowledge Quiz Part 1:
  1. The city of Las Vegas is located in which US state? Nevada
  2. Karl Benz built the very first what? Motor Car
  3. In which novel & film does the character 'Scarlet O’Hara' appear? Gone with the Wind
  4. In which Indian City is the Taj Mahal located? Agra
  5. US President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in which year? 1963
  6. In what stories do the characters Eeyore, Piglet and Tigger appear? The Winnie the Pooh Stories
  7. Crawl, backstroke and butterfly are different methods in which sport? Swimming
  8. Which instruments make up a string quartet? 2 Violins, 1 Viola and 1 Cello
  9. In art, what ‘O’ is a yellow or reddish-brown earth used in paints and dyes? Ochre
  10. What was the name of the first mammal to have been cloned? Dolly the Sheep
  11. In which year did the rationing of sweets end in the UK? 1953
  12. What is the name of the huge roadside statue in Gateshead, England? The Angel of the North
  13. Which Jazz player was nicknamed ‘Satchmo’? Louis Armstrong
  14. What was the name of the ship sailed by the Pilgrim Fathers? The Mayflower
  15. Who was the first person to present the T.V program 'Gardeners World'? Percy Thrower
  16. In nature, which insect’s name is derived from a word meaning 100 feet? Centipede
  17. Where did a nuclear reactor explode in 1986? Chernobyl, Ukraine
  18. Which American actor played a detective who was afraid of heights in the 1958 film Vertigo? James Stewart
  19. Who wrote 'A Farewell to Arms'? Ernest Hemingway
  20. What ‘T’ is a large mammal related to the horse, which has an elongated snout forming a flexible trunk? Tapir


General Knowledge Quiz Part 2:

  1. Which snooker player is nicknamed 'the Rocket'? Ronnie O’ Sullivan
  2. What is a baby whale called? A Calf
  3. Which group had hits including; Penny Lane, Can’t Buy me Love & Let it Be? The Beatles
  4. Which country was called Albion by the Greeks & Romans? England
  5. In which Jane Austin novel do Mr Bingley and Mr Darcy appear? Pride and Prejudice
  6. Which English Prime Minister was nicknamed ‘The Milk Snatcher’ after they removed the funding for free milk for school children whilst working as Education Secretary? Margaret Thatcher
  7. The Leghorn, Plymouth Rock and Rhode Island are all types of what? Chicken
  8. What was the nickname of infamous pirate Edward Teach? Blackbeard
  9. The Queen gave birth to her third son, Prince Andrew in which year? 1960
  10. What was the title of the first James Bond film to be released in 1962? Dr No
  11. Which Christmas Pantomime features the character 'Widow Twankey'? Aladdin
  12. Where in your body are the alveoli? In your lungs
  13. What name was given to the period in America when the sale of alcohol was banned? The Prohibition
  14. Which political leader was portrayed by Charlie Chaplin in his film ‘The Great Dictator’? Hitler
  15. What nationality was Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci? Italian
  16. In the nursery rhyme, how many men did the Duke of York march to the top of the hill before marching them down again? 10,000
  17. In which English county is 'Wuthering Heights' set? Yorkshire
  18. Complete the title of this Roald Dahl book: James and the …. ? Giant Peach
  19. Which American city was almost completely destroyed by fire in 1871? Chicago
  20. La Maison means 'the house' in which language? French

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