General Knowledge Quiz 23

General Knowledge Quiz Part 1:
  1. Marco Polo airport is in which city? Venice
  2. Where did Old Mother Hubbard go to fetch her poor doggie a bone? The cupboard
  3. In which French novel do Cosette and Jean Valjean appear? Les Miserables
  4. How much is the purchase price of Old Kent Road in the London version of Monopoly? £60
  5. What was the nickname of the Jacobite leader Charles Edward, defeated at the Battle of Culloden? Bonnie Prince Charlie
  6. Which TV soap featured the Mitchell Brothers? EastEnders
  7. With which sport do you associate the 'snowplough turn'? Skiing
  8. At which cricket ground are the original 'Ashes' kept? Lords
  9. What is fifteen percent of two thousand? 300
  10. In Scrabble, how many points are the letters V and Y worth? Four Points
  11. Which creature, native to a few small islands in Eastern Indonesia, is the largest living reptile, reaching lenths of up to 3 metres and weights of up to 70 kilograms? Komodo Dragon
  12. Which vegetable derives its name from the Latin for a large pearl? The Onion
  13. Which is Canada's oldest city? Quebec
  14. Who was forced to give up Hampton Court to Henry 8th? Cardinal Wolsey
  15. In Edward Lear's poem 'The Owl and the Pussycat', what colour was the boat which they went to sea in? Pea-green 
  16. Who said, 'I used to be snow-white, but I drifted'? Mae West
  17. Which Lancastrian painter was best known for painting 'matchstick men'? L.S Lowry
  18. Which German is the only tennis player to have completed the 'Golden Slam', having won all 4 Open titles and Olympic Gold in 1988? Steffi Graf
  19. What was Baroness Thatcher's middle name? Hilda (Margaret Hilda Thatcher)
  20. Which city in Germany is famous for it's annual 'Oktoberfest' beer festival? Munich


General Knowledge Quiz Part 2:

  1. Whose wedding in April 2005 was postponed for 24 hours because of the death of the Pope? Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles
  2. Which bird lays the largest egg? The Ostrich
  3. What was the name of Hitler's secret police service? The Gestapo
  4. Vinson Massif is the highest mountain of which continent? Antarctica
  5. What is the name of the tissues that attach muscles to bones? Tendons
  6. In which year did the first man land on the Moon? 1969
  7. The region of Transylvania is in which country? Romania
  8. Who is attributed with the famous quote 'Be the change that you wish to see in the world'? Mahatma Gandhi
  9. Emerald is the traditional birthstone associated with which month of the year? May
  10. Who presents the TV quiz show 'Tipping Point'? Ben Shepherd 
  11. In which Jane Austen Novel do Mr Bingley and Mr Darcy appear? Pride and Prejudice
  12. What is the capital city of the United Arab Emirates? Abu Dhabi
  13. What was the name of Patricia Routledge's character in the TV Sitcom 'Keeping Up Appearances'? Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced 'Bouquet')
  14. What type of fish gives us caviar? Sturgeon
  15. In Cuba, what is a 'habanera'? A type of Dance
  16. Which came first: The Iron Age, The Stone Age or The Bronze Age? The Stone Age
  17. Which is the largest island in the Inner Hebrides? Isle of Skye
  18. Which children's character had a fairy friend called 'Tinkerbell'? Peter Pan
  19. '9 to 5', 'Jolene' and 'Here you Come Again' are hits by which country singer? Dolly Parton
  20. Which black powder is the oldest known explosive? Gunpowder

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