General Knowledge Quiz #10

  1. Who wrote the novel, Treasure Island?
  2. In which country was ex-England cricket captain Tony Greig born?
  3. What was Tom Jones' first UK number one single?
  4. Which South American country lost its coastline to Chile in 1879?
  5. What flavour is the liqueur cassis?
  6. What product was the first to appear in a UK TV commercial (in 1955)?
  7. Which artist is famous for painting a portrait of his mother?
  8. Which singer was known as the 'Forces' Sweetheart'?
  9. What does a lepidopterist collect?
  10. What was Genevieve in the 1953 film of the same name?
  11. In which UK cathedral is the Whispering Gallery?
  12. What are Blue Mountain, Caturra, and Mocca types of?
  13. What was the name of the family in TV's Upstairs Downstairs?
  14. What is the monkey species on the Rock of Gibraltar commonly called?
  15. In the human body what is the Trachea?
  16. What does an acrophobic fear?
  17. Entomology is the study of which creatures?
  18. What is the pole called which is used for propelling a barge or punt?
  19. In which UK county is Hever Castle?
  20. What colours are the flowers of the flax plant?
  21. When is St Patrick's Day celebrated?
  22. What is a village without a church called?
  23. Which male singing voice is between tenor and bass?
  24. In German mythology what is the name of the siren who lived on a rock and lured boatmen to their deaths?
  25. In what year were dog licences abolished in England?
  26. What type of leaves does a silkworm feed on?
  27. Which UK newspaper had the first colour supplement?
  28. What type of creature is a mouthbrooder?
  29. What colour is the Misterman Mr Worry?
  30. Which group had three consecutive UK Christmas number ones in 1996, 97 and 98?
  31. In which sport do Great Britain and the USA compete for the Westchester Cup?
  32. In which war was the Battle of Bosworth Field?
  33. Who wrote the opera Cosi fan Tutte?
  34. Who is generally credited with having invented the telephone?
  35. What is the US state capital of Arizona?
  36. In which century was the first recorded Viking raid on England?
  37. Olfactory relates to which of the senses?
  38. Rome is on which river?
  39. What was the name of the bottled water launched by Coca-Cola and then withdrawn?
  40. Which side of a coin is obverse, heads or tails?
  41. What word commonly represents the letter K in radio communications?
  42. Who was the first Plantagenet King of England?
  43. In the TV series Run For Glory which two former Olympic athletes train a group of novice runners?
  44. Which mountain was known as Peak XV until 1865?
  45. Who was the first American to orbit the Earth?
  46. Who was the Prime Minister of Britain at the start of the First World War?
  47. How many players does an American Football team normally have on the field at one time?
  48. What was the title of Madonna's 1992 book?
  49. What are the two ingredients of a screwdriver cocktail?
  50. What does NAAFI stand for in the British forces?

General Knowledge Quiz #10 Answers

  1. Who wrote the novel, Treasure Island? Robert Louis Stevenson
  2. In which country was ex-England cricket captain Tony Greig born? South Africa
  3. What was Tom Jones' first UK number one single? It's Not Unusual
  4. Which South American country lost its coastline to Chile in 1879? Bolivia (It still keeps its navy - on a lake)
  5. What flavour is the liqueur cassis? Blackcurrant
  6. What product was the first to appear in a UK TV commercial (in 1955)? Toothpaste(Gibbs SR)
  7. Which artist is famous for painting a portrait of his mother? James Whistler (the painting is known as 'Whistler's Mother', referred to by many as 'Portrait of the artist's mother', and its full correct title is 'Arrangement in Grey and Black: The Artist's Mother')
  8. Which singer was known as the 'Forces' Sweetheart'? Vera Lynn
  9. What does a lepidopterist collect? Butterflies (and moths)
  10. What was Genevieve in the 1953 film of the same name? A classic car (a French 'Darracq' built in Paris in 1904)
  11. In which UK cathedral is the Whispering Gallery? St Pauls
  12. What are Blue Mountain, Caturra, and Mocca types of? Coffee
  13. What was the name of the family in TV's Upstairs Downstairs? Bellamy
  14. What is the monkey species on the Rock of Gibraltar commonly called? Barbary Ape(or properly, the Barbary Macaque, it's a monkey not a true ape)
  15. In the human body what is the Trachea? Windpipe
  16. What does an acrophobic fear? Heights
  17. Entomology is the study of which creatures? Insects
  18. What is the pole called which is used for propelling a barge or punt? A quant
  19. In which UK county is Hever Castle? Kent
  20. What colours are the flowers of the flax plant? Blue
  21. When is St Patrick's Day celebrated? 17th March
  22. What is a village without a church called? Hamlet
  23. Which male singing voice is between tenor and bass? Baritone
  24. In German mythology what is the name of the siren who lived on a rock and lured boatmen to their deaths? Lorelei
  25. In what year were dog licences abolished in England? 1987
  26. What type of leaves does a silkworm feed on? Mulberry
  27. Which UK newspaper had the first colour supplement? Sunday Times (4th Feb 1962)
  28. What type of creature is a mouthbrooder? Fish
  29. What colour is the Misterman Mr Worry? Blue
  30. Which group had three consecutive UK Christmas number ones in 1996, 97 and 98? Spice Girls
  31. In which sport do Great Britain and the USA compete for the Westchester Cup? Polo
  32. In which war was the Battle of Bosworth Field? Wars of the Roses (August 1485 - "A horse, a horse,... etc")
  33. Who wrote the opera Cosi fan Tutte? Mozart (1790)
  34. Who is generally credited with having invented the telephone? Alexander Graham Bell(1876 - in fact the full background to the invention of the telephone is quite complex. Antonio Meucci filed a patent caveat in December 1874, which described voice communication by wire. He renewed the caveat for two years, but then let it lapse in 1874 due to lack of funds. On February 14, 1876, Elisha Gray filed a patent caveat for transmitting human voice through a telegraph circuit - essentially a telephone. Alexander Graham Bell apparently saw the patent before it was processed and submitted his own the same day. )
  35. What is the US state capital of Arizona? Phoenix
  36. In which century was the first recorded Viking raid on England? 8th century (793 AD)
  37. Olfactory relates to which of the senses? Smell
  38. Rome is on which river? The Tiber
  39. What was the name of the bottled water launched by Coca-Cola and then withdrawn? Dasani
  40. Which side of a coin is obverse, heads or tails? Heads
  41. What word represents the letter K in radio communications? Kilo
  42. Who was the first Plantagenet King of England? Henry the Second (1154-89)
  43. In the TV series Run For Glory which two former Olympic athletes train a group of novice runners? Steve Cram and Sally Gunnell
  44. Which mountain was known as Peak XV until 1865? Mount Everest
  45. Who was the first American to orbit the Earth? John Glenn (20 February 1962)
  46. Who was the Prime Minister of Britain at the start of the First World War? Herbert Asquith
  47. How many players does an American Football team normally have on the field at one time? Eleven
  48. What was the title of Madonna's 1992 book? Sex
  49. What are the two ingredients of a screwdriver cocktail? Vodka and orange juice
  50. What does NAAFI stand for in the British forces? Navy Army and Air Force Institutes



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