General Knowledge Quiz #3 

  1. If a creature is 'opodous', what has it not got?
  2. What chemical element has the atomic number 18?
  3. What is the name of the character played by Angela Lansbury in 'Murder, She Wrote' ?
  4. What is the name of the hooked staff carried by a bishop called?
  5. In which war was Agent Orange used by the USA?
  6. Who was the Greek God of dreams?
  7. Which American duo released an album titled Bookends?
  8. What was boxer Barry McGuigan's weight division?
  9. What is 'nacre' commonly known as?
  10. What is the fictional brewery associated with the Rovers Return pub in TV's Coronation Street serial?
  11. What colour is the Mr Men character Mr Happy?
  12. What does a hippophobic fear?
  13. Where is the Royal Navy Officer Training School?
  14. What is the best-selling book in the USA after the Holy Bible?
  15. Who had a hit single in the 1960's with 'Light My Fire'?
  16. In which ocean are the Cape Verde Islands?
  17. How many bones are there in the human body?
  18. What is the Lonicera plant commonly known as?
  19. 'Rule Britannia' is the work of which composer?
  20. What does a 'vigneron' cultivate?
  21. Which creature in Greek mythology was half-man and half-bull?
  22. The Battle of Alma was fought during which war?
  23. How much does Michael Henchard sell his wife and daughter for in Thomas Hardy's novel The Mayor of Casterbridge?
  24. What are the two ingredients in a Rusty Nail cocktail?
  25. Who became the first 'Children's Laureate' in 1999?
  26. How many players are there in a netball team?
  27. Who was the first poet to be buried in Poets Corner in London's Westminster Abbey?
  28. What is the fifth letter of the Greek alphabet?
  29. Which comedian's autobiography is entitled 'The Full Monty' ?
  30. Introduced in New York in 1950 what was the first credit card?
  31. Which is the longest mountain range in the world?
  32. What type of fruit would you pick from a Mirabelle tree?
  33. Who was Britain's first Labour Prime Minister?
  34. Who painted 'The Laughing Cavalier' ?
  35. Which famous guitarist's original name was Brian Rankin?
  36. What iconic symbol is the long-standing trademark and clip design of the Parker Pen Co?
  37. With what is Earl Grey tea flavoured?
  38. What number is a hurricane on the Beaufort Scale?
  39. Who directed the film 'Alien' ?
  40. Which MP was killed by an INLA terrorist bomb in the House of Commons car park in 1979?
  41. Which English Cathedral has the highest spire?
  42. When is Bastille day celebrated?
  43. What is the capital of Tasmania?
  44. What does a 'spelunker' explore?
  45. Golda Meir was the famous female prime minister of which country?
  46. In which US city was the first Gap store opened?
  47. From what is an 'atoll' formed?
  48. What alkali metalic element, named after Latin for red, has the symbol Rb?
  49. If something is 'aureate' what colour is it?
  50. What type of creature is a Bonito?

General Knowledge Quiz #3 Answers

  1. If a creature is 'opodous', what has it not got? Feet
  2. What chemical element has the atomic number 18? Argon
  3. What is the name of the character played by Angela Lansbury in 'Murder, She Wrote' ? Jessica Fletcher
  4. What is the name of the hooked staff carried by a bishop called? A crozier
  5. In which war was Agent Orange used by the USA? Vietnam (Agent Orange was a herbicide used to kill plants and remove leaves from trees that provided cover for the Vietcong soldiers. The name came from the orange stripe on the container drums.)
  6. Who was the Greek God of dreams? Morpheus
  7. Which American duo released an album titled Bookends? Simon and Garfunkel (1968)
  8. What was boxer Barry McGuigan's weight division? Featherweight
  9. What is 'nacre' commonly known as? Mother of Pearl
  10. What is the fictional brewery associated with the Rovers Return pub in TV's Coronation Street serial? Newton and Ridley
  11. What colour is the Mr Men character Mr Happy? Yellow
  12. What does a hippophobic fear? Horses
  13. Where is the Royal Navy Officer Training School? Dartmouth (Devon)
  14. What is the best-selling book in the USA after the Holy Bible? Dr Spock's Baby and Child Care
  15. Who had a hit single in the 1960's with 'Light My Fire'? The Doors
  16. In which ocean are the Cape Verde Islands? Atlantic
  17. How many bones are there in the human body? 206
  18. What is the Lonicera plant commonly known as? Honeysuckle
  19. 'Rule Britannia' is the work of which composer? Thomas Arne
  20. What does a 'vigneron' cultivate? Grapes (for wine-making)
  21. Which creature in Greek mythology was half-man and half-bull? Minotaur
  22. The Battle of Alma was fought during which war? The Crimean War (September 1854)
  23. How much does Michael Henchard sell his wife and daughter for in Thomas Hardy's novel The Mayor of Casterbridge? Five Guineas
  24. What are the two ingredients in a Rusty Nail cocktail? Whisky and Drambuie
  25. Who became the first 'Children's Laureate' in 1999? Quentin Blake
  26. How many players are there in a netball team? Seven
  27. Who was the first poet to be buried in Poets Corner in London's Westminster Abbey? Geoffrey Chaucer
  28. What is the fifth letter of the Greek alphabet? Epsilon
  29. Which comedian's autobiography is entitled 'The Full Monty' ? Jim Davidson
  30. Introduced in New York in 1950 what was the first credit card? Diners Club
  31. Which is the longest mountain range in the world? The Andes (7,240km)
  32. What type of fruit would you pick from a Mirabelle tree? Plum
  33. Who was Britain's first Labour Prime Minister? Ramsey MacDonald
  34. Who painted 'The Laughing Cavalier' ? Franz Hals
  35. Which famous guitarist's original name was Brian Rankin? Hank Marvin
  36. What iconic symbol is the long-standing trademark and clip design of the Parker Pen Co? Arrow
  37. With what is Earl Grey tea flavoured? Bergamot
  38. What number is a hurricane on the Beaufort Scale? 12
  39. Who directed the film 'Alien' ? Ridley Scott (1979)
  40. Which MP was killed by an INLA terrorist bomb in the House of Commons car park in 1979? Airey Neave
  41. Which English Cathedral has the highest spire? Salisbury Cathedral (404 feet)
  42. When is Bastille day celebrated? 14 July
  43. What is the capital of Tasmania? Hobart
  44. What does a 'spelunker' explore? Caves
  45. Golda Meir was the famous female prime minister of which country? Israel (1969-74)
  46. In which US city was the first Gap store opened? San Francisco (1969)
  47. From what is an 'atoll' formed? Coral
  48. What alkali metalic element, named after Latin for red, has the symbol Rb? Rubidium
  49. If something is 'aureate' what colour is it? Gold
  50. What type of creature is a Bonito? A fish


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