General Knowledge Quiz #6 

  1. Who was the first Tudor King of England?
  2. What colour is the gemstone kunzite?
  3. What title, from French/Italian/Arabic etymology meaning trench/spadework/tunnel, is commonly held by a non-ranking soldier in an engineer regiment?
  4. In what year was the Sex Discrimination Act passed in the UK?
  5. What word represents the letter J in the UK Police radio communications?
  6. Tanner was the slang term for which pre-decimal British coin?
  7. What colour berets do the New York City crime-fighters the 'Guardian Angels' wear?
  8. Eddie Shah's 1988 newspaper 'Post' folded after how many issues?
  9. During the siege of which African city did General Gordon die?
  10. Which artist's autobiography is titled 'Exploration of the Soul'?
  11. What type of creature is a gadwall?
  12. What date of the year is Burns Night?
  13. Which member of England's 2003 Rugby World Cup winning team has an uncle in the 1966 England Soccer World Cup winning team?
  14. Which sixteenth century German astronomer was reputed to have sold his soul to the devil?
  15. In which English castle did King John die in 1216?
  16. What is the second book of the Bible's Old Testament?
  17. What note appears twice in the conventional tuning of a six string guitar?
  18. Who in Greek mythology fell in love with his own reflection?
  19. Which rock band released an album Beggars Banquet?
  20. What are musophobics afraid of?
  21. What is the name of the photographer famous for taking pictures of crowds of naked people?
  22. What is the largest artery in the human body?
  23. How many strings does a ukelele have?
  24. Who was the 'teacher' in TV's Rock School?
  25. What does BAFTA stand for?
  26. Which author died at Astapova railway station in 1910?
  27. Which world-champion sporting duo was coached by Betty Calloway?
  28. What does a copoclephilist collect?
  29. Mount Vinson Massif is the highest peak in which continent?
  30. Who was appointed the first woman cabinet minister in the UK?
  31. Alicante, Golden Boy and Piranto are types of what?
  32. Who wrote the novel Bonfire of the Vanities?
  33. In which year was the first Miss World contest held?
  34. Who was Sherlock Holmes' housekeeper?
  35. How many square yards are in a British acre?
  36. What is the white of an egg called?
  37. Who played Professor Marcus in the 1955 film, The Ladykillers?
  38. In which year was TV's Channel 4 launched?
  39. What are kept in an apiary?
  40. What poisonous chemical element has the atomic number 33?
  41. Which country has the longest coastline?
  42. What is the fourteenth letter of the Greek alphabet?
  43. What fish family is the anchovy a member of?
  44. Who was the first person to cross the English Channel in a plane?
  45. How many gun-firings salute the Queen's Birthday at the Tower of London?
  46. What nationality was the artist Edvard Munch?
  47. Munich is on which river?
  48. Which fashion designer introduced the Polo label in 1967?
  49. In which Bavarian town is the Passion Play performed every ten years?
  50. What is Hanson's disease commonly known as?

General Knowledge Quiz #6 Answers

  1. Who was the first Tudor King of England? Henry VII (1485-1509)
  2. What colour is the gemstone kunzite? Lilac (or mauve)
  3. What title, from French/Italian/Arabic etymology meaning trench/spadework/tunnel, is commonly held by a non-ranking soldier in an engineer regiment? Sapper (French saper, dig a trench; Italian zappa, spadework; Arabic sarab, underground passage)
  4. In what year was the Sex Discrimination Act passed in the UK? 1975
  5. What word represents the letter J in the UK Police radio communications? Juliet
  6. Tanner was the slang term for which pre-decimal British coin? Sixpence (or sixpenny piece)
  7. What colour berets do the New York City crime-fighters the 'Guardian Angels' wear? Red (founded 1979)
  8. Eddie Shah's 1988 newspaper 'Post' folded after how many issues? Thirty-three
  9. During the siege of which African city did General Gordon die? Khartoum
  10. Which artist's autobiography is titled 'Exploration of the Soul'? Tracey Emin
  11. What type of creature is a gadwall? A duck
  12. What date of the year is Burns Night? 25th of January
  13. Which member of England's 2003 Rugby World Cup winning team has an uncle in the 1966 England Soccer World Cup winning team? Ben Cohen (the uncle is George Cohen)
  14. Which sixteenth century German astronomer was reputed to have sold his soul to the devil? Johann Faust
  15. In which English castle did King John die in 1216? Newark
  16. What is the second book of the Bible's Old Testament? Exodus
  17. What note appears twice in the conventional tuning of a six string guitar? E (top and bottom strings are E, two octaves apart)
  18. Who in Greek mythology fell in love with his own reflection? Narcissus
  19. Which rock band released an album Beggars Banquet? The Rolling Stones (1968)
  20. What are musophobics afraid of? Mice
  21. What is the name of the photographer famous for taking pictures of crowds of naked people? Spencer Tunick
  22. What is the largest artery in the human body? Aorta
  23. How many strings does a ukelele have? Four
  24. Who was the 'teacher' in TV's Rock School? Gene Simmons (of Kiss)
  25. What does BAFTA stand for? British Academy of Film and Television Arts
  26. Which author died at Astapova railway station in 1910? Leo Tolstoy
  27. Which world-champion sporting duo was coached by Betty Calloway? (Jane) Torvilleand (Christopher) Dean
  28. What does a copoclephilist collect? Keyrings
  29. Mount Vinson Massif is the highest peak in which continent? Antarctica
  30. Who was appointed the first woman cabinet minister in the UK? Margaret Bondfield(Minister of Labour, 1929)
  31. Alicante, Golden Boy and Piranto are types of what? Tomato
  32. Who wrote the novel Bonfire of the Vanities? Tom Wolfe
  33. In which year was the first Miss World contest held? 1951
  34. Who was Sherlock Holmes' housekeeper? Mrs Hudson
  35. How many square yards are in a British acre? 4,840
  36. What is the white of an egg called? Albumen
  37. Who played Professor Marcus in the 1955 film, The Ladykillers? Alec Guinness
  38. In which year was TV's Channel 4 launched? 1982
  39. What are kept in an apiary? Bees
  40. What poisonous chemical element has the atomic number 33? Arsenic
  41. Which country has the longest coastline? Canada (152,100 miles)
  42. What is the fourteenth letter of the Greek alphabet? Xi
  43. What fish family is the anchovy a member of? Herring
  44. Who was the first person to cross the English Channel in a plane? Louis Bleriot
  45. How many gun-firings salute the Queen's Birthday at the Tower of London? Sixty-two
  46. What nationality was the artist Edvard Munch? Norwegian
  47. Munich is on which river? Isar
  48. Which fashion designer introduced the Polo label in 1967? Ralph Lauren
  49. In which Bavarian town is the Passion Play performed every ten years? Oberammergau
  50. What is Hanson's disease commonly known as? Leprosy



Last modified: Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 2:35 PM