General Knowledge Quiz #9

  1. The Queensberry Rules are standard rules of which sport?
  2. From which of Shakespeare's plays does the term 'salad days' originate?
  3. Which perfume house launched the 'Joy' perfume in 1930?
  4. In heraldry what colour is sable?
  5. What type of fruit is a canteloupe?
  6. Which English artist was president of the Royal Academy in 1768?
  7. Who played the Riddler in the 1995 film Batman Forever?
  8. What is the fifth sign of the Zodiac?
  9. Who invented the steam engine?
  10. Which artist painted The Watering Place?
  11. Which explorer gave Natal its name on Christmas Day 1497?
  12. An orchidectomy is the surgical removal of what?
  13. What is the name of a word which reads the same backwards as forwards?
  14. What does an ocularist make?
  15. An ennead is a group or set of how many?
  16. What do the US Marine Corps, the city of Exeter and Plymouth Argyle FC have in common?
  17. In which castle was Charles I imprisoned from 1647-48?
  18. What chemical element has the symbol Fe?
  19. What is a Maori ceremonial war-dance called?
  20. What salad is named after the Mexican Restaurateur who invented it?
  21. Who became US president after Abraham Lincoln was assassinated?
  22. Which city hosted the 1992 Summer Olympic games?
  23. In which year did the Gunpowder Plot take place?
  24. Who was the original presenter of TV's University Challenge?
  25. Who was known as Little Sparrow?
  26. What is the minimum alcohol content of wine under EU laws?
  27. From which English county do Bakewell tarts (technically 'Bakewell puddings') originate?
  28. What type of creature is a bandy-bandy?
  29. What is the largest gland in the human body?
  30. Who played Tom Hanks' wife in the film The Burbs?
  31. Which Hindu God is depicted with the head of an elephant?
  32. What is the young of a rabbit called?
  33. What is the collective name for a large number of islands?
  34. Peanuts is the work of which cartoonist?
  35. Who wrote the story The Old Man And The Sea?
  36. In which US city was the first juke-box installed, in the Palais Royal Saloon, 1889?
  37. Which British Prime Minister's mother, Jenny Jerome, invented the Manhattan cocktail?
  38. What was the first underground railway line in London?
  39. Which sea has no land borders?
  40. What is the currency of Iran?
  41. Who is the Roman God of the sea?
  42. What does the H in H-Bomb stand for?
  43. Which actress is the voice of Homer Simpson's mother?
  44. Lexicology is the study of what?
  45. In which country is Interpol based?
  46. What is the line called behind which darts players stand when throwing?
  47. Who was the first leader of Polish trade union Solidarity?
  48. Martial art Jeet Kune was devised by which US actor?
  49. Which pope commissioned Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?
  50. Neroli is an essential oil distilled from the flowers of which fruit?

General Knowledge Quiz #9 Answers

  1. The Queensberry Rules are standard rules of which sport? Boxing
  2. From which of Shakespeare's plays does the term 'salad days' originate? Anthony and Cleopatra
  3. Which perfume house launched the 'Joy' perfume in 1930? Patou (founded by designer Jean Patou)
  4. In heraldry what colour is sable? Black
  5. What type of fruit is a canteloupe? Melon
  6. Which English artist was president of the Royal Academy in 1768? Sir Joshua Reynolds
  7. Who played the Riddler in the 1995 film Batman Forever? Jim Carey
  8. What is the fifth sign of the Zodiac? Leo
  9. Who invented the steam engine? Thomas Newcomen (1712)
  10. Which artist painted The Watering Place? Thomas Gainsborough
  11. Which explorer gave Natal its name on Christmas Day 1497? Vasco da Gama
  12. An orchidectomy is the surgical removal of what? Testicles
  13. What is the name of a word which reads the same backwards as forwards? Palindrome
  14. What does an ocularist make? Artificial eyes
  15. An ennead is a group or set of how many? Nine
  16. What do the US Marine Corps, the city of Exeter and Plymouth Argyle FC have in common? The same motto (Semper Fidelis, Always Faithful)
  17. In which castle was Charles I imprisoned from 1647-48? Carisbrooke Castle
  18. What chemical element has the symbol Fe? Iron
  19. What is a Maori ceremonial war-dance called? Haka
  20. What salad is named after the Mexican Restaurateur who invented it? Caesar Salad (after Caesar Cardini)
  21. Who became US president after Abraham Lincoln was assassinated? Andrew Johnson
  22. Which city hosted the 1992 Summer Olympic games? Barcelona
  23. In which year did the Gunpowder Plot take place? 1605
  24. Who was the original presenter of TV's University Challenge? Bamber Gascoigne
  25. Who was known as Little Sparrow? Edith Piaf
  26. What is the minimum alcohol content of wine under EU laws? 7%
  27. From which English county do Bakewell tarts (technically 'Bakewell puddings') originate? Derbyshire
  28. What type of creature is a bandy-bandy? Snake
  29. What is the largest gland in the human body? The liver
  30. Who played Tom Hanks' wife in the film The Burbs? Carrie Fisher
  31. Which Hindu God is depicted with the head of an elephant? Ganesha
  32. What is the young of a rabbit called? Kit
  33. What is the collective name for a large number of islands? Archipelago
  34. Peanuts is the work of which cartoonist? Charles Shulz
  35. Who wrote the story The Old Man And The Sea? Ernest Hemingway
  36. In which US city was the first juke-box installed, in the Palais Royal Saloon, 1889? San Francisco
  37. Which British Prime Minister's mother, Jenny Jerome, invented the Manhattan cocktail? Winston Churchill
  38. What was the first underground railway line in London? The Metroplitan Line (Paddington to Farringdon, 1863)
  39. Which sea has no land borders? The Sargasso Sea
  40. What is the currency of Iran? Rial (= 100 Dinars)
  41. Who is the Roman God of the sea? Neptune
  42. What does the H in H-Bomb stand for? Hydrogen
  43. Which actress is the voice of Homer Simpson's mother? Glenn Close
  44. Lexicology is the study of what? Words
  45. In which country is Interpol based? France
  46. What is the line called behind which darts players stand when throwing? Oche (pronounced 'ocky')
  47. Who was the first leader of Polish trade union Solidarity? Lech Walesa
  48. Martial art Jeet Kune was devised by which US actor? Bruce Lee
  49. Which pope commissioned Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel? Pope Julius II (1508)
  50. Neroli is an essential oil distilled from the flowers of which fruit? Orange (Seville)


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