General Knowledge #39 Answers

  1. What is Thailand's biggest island?
  2. Which UK Chancellor of the Exchequer said, "The difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion is the thickness of a prison wall."?
  3. The Yas Marina Grand Prix circuit is in which country?
  4. Who was the first black man to appear on the cover of American Vogue?
  5. Which English county cricket team play at the Rose Bowl?
  6. On which river is the German town of Wittenburg?
  7. Where in the human body is the radius?
  8. Who is the voice of baby Mikey in the 1989 film Look Who's Talking?
  9. An eyas is what young creature taken from the wild for training?
  10. Which singer's epitaph is 'True To His Own Spirit'?
  11. What is the spiked stick or prod used for driving cattle called?
  12. What ice-cream dish is named after an Australian opera singer?
  13. Lammas Day falls on the first day of which month?
  14. What is the name of the platform or stand used to support a coffin?
  15. What type of creature is a canvasback?
  16. Which country has the international registraion RA?
  17. Who was the mother of British monarchs Charles II and James II?
  18. Which prehistoric period followed the Stone Age and preceded the Iron Age?
  19. What is the science of accurate time measurement called?
  20. President Anwar Sadat of Egypt and which prime minister were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1978?
  21. Maurice Cole was the real name of which popular funny UK Radio and TV personality?
  22. What was Barbara Windsor's first Carry On film?
  23. In a game of English draughts how many pieces does each player normally begin with?
  24. Jasper National Park is in which country?
  25. In which century was the Bank of England founded?
  26. In medicine a Mantoux test is a skin test for diagnosing immunity from which disease?
  27. In which English county is the Dickens World Theme Park?
  28. Who wrote the one-act comedy play Power Lunch?
  29. What is the fin on the back of a fish called?
  30. Duma is a legislative body in the ruling asesembly of which country?

General Knowledge Quiz #39 Answers

  1. What is Thailand's biggest island? Phuket
  2. Which UK Chancellor of the Exchequer said, "The difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion is the thickness of a prison wall."? Denis Healey (UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1974-79)
  3. The Yas Marina Grand Prix circuit is in which country? Abu Dhabi
  4. Who was the first black man to appear on the cover of American Vogue? LeBron James (basketball player, March 2008 edition)
  5. Which English county cricket team play at the Rose Bowl? Hampshire (the ground is in Southampton)
  6. On which river is the German town of Wittenburg? Elbe
  7. Where in the human body is the radius? Forearm (or lower arm - one of the two long bones - on the thumb side)
  8. Who is the voice of baby Mikey in the 1989 film Look Who's Talking? Bruce Willis
  9. An eyas is what young creature taken from the wild for training? Hawk
  10. Which singer's epitaph is 'True To His Own Spirit'? Jim Morrison (1943-71, lead singer with The Doors)
  11. What is the spiked stick or prod used for driving cattle called? Goad
  12. What ice-cream dish is named after an Australian opera singer? Peach Melba (after Dame Nellie Melba, 1861-1931)
  13. Lammas Day falls on the first day of which month? August (originally 'loaf-mass' day, celebrating the first wheat harvest)
  14. What is the name of the platform or stand used to support a coffin? Catafalque (from the root Latin words cata, meaning down, and fala, meaning scaffold)
  15. What type of creature is a canvasback? Duck
  16. Which country has the international registraion RA? Argentina
  17. Who was the mother of British monarchs Charles II and James II? Henrietta Maria of France (wife of Charles I)
  18. Which prehistoric period followed the Stone Age and preceded the Iron Age? Bronze Age
  19. What is the science of accurate time measurement called? Chronometry
  20. President Anwar Sadat of Egypt and which prime minister were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1978? Menachen Begin (of Israel)
  21. Maurice Cole was the real name of which popular funny UK Radio and TV personality? Kenny Everett
  22. What was Barbara Windsor's first Carry On film? Carry On Spying (1964)
  23. In a game of English draughts how many pieces does each player normally begin with? Twelve
  24. Jasper National Park is in which country? Canada
  25. In which century was the Bank of England founded? 17th (1694)
  26. In medicine a Mantoux test is a skin test for diagnosing immunity from which disease? Tuberculosis (or TB)
  27. In which English county is the Dickens World Theme Park? Kent (in Chatham)
  28. Who wrote the one-act comedy play Power Lunch? Alan Ball (US playwright)
  29. What is the fin on the back of a fish called? Dorsal
  30. Duma is a legislative body in the ruling asesembly of which country? Russia


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