General Knowledge Questions (122)

  1. The Plaka is the oldest quarter of which European city?
  2. Who was the longest reigning British king?
  3. 'The Umbrellas' is the work of which French impressionist?
  4. Women compete for the Corbillon Cup in which sport?
  5. Dilma Rousseff was elected the first female president of which country in October 2010?
  6. What is the colouring agent E102 also known as?
  7. What is the name of Israel's secret intelligence agency?
  8. What was the name of the judge, known as 'The Hanging Judge', in the Bloody Assizes of 1685?
  9. David Balfour is the hero of which Robert Louis Stevenson novel?
  10. The Maskelyne Award is associated with which branch of entertainment?
  11. What is the name of the fluid surrounding a foetus in the womb?
  12. Malpensa Airport serves which European city?
  13. Its name shared by a species of goose, what are the marine crustaceans which live attached to submerged surfaces, such as the bottoms of boats?
  14. Who was the head of Next retail company, who left the company in the 1990s to start a clothing line for supermarket chain Asda?
  15. A lachrymator is a substance that irritates which part of the body?
  16. The European city of Brussels lies on which river?
  17. Who won four gold medals in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, in the men's 100 metres, 200m, long jump, and 4x100m relay?
  18. Mutter is the Indian term for which type of foodstuff?
  19. The Abominable Snowman is said to inhabit which mountain range?
  20. How many square yards in a UK acre?
  21. An aileron is found on which part of an aircraft?
  22. Which 1969 film starring Jane Fonda is based on the novel by Horace McCoy about a marathon dance contest?
  23. In needlework, what is the technique in which pieces of fabric are attached to another piece of material for decoration?
  24. What is the croup of an animal, such as a horse: Neck; Rump; Foot; or Chest?
  25. A sestercentenary is an anniversary of how many years?
  26. A caryatid is a supporting column or pillar of a building carved in the shape of what?
  27. 'No free man shall be seized or imprisoned, or stripped of his rights or possessions, or outlawed or exiled, or deprived of his standing in any other way, nor will we proceed with force against him, or send others to do so, except by the lawful judgement of his equals or by the law of the land,' is clause 39 of which historic English document?
  28. How many suspects are in a normal game of Cluedo?
  29. Relating to motoring in the UK, what does MOT stand for?
  30. What colour is the inner ring of an Olympic archery target?

General Knowledge Answers (122)

  1. The Plaka is the oldest quarter of which European city? Athens
  2. Who was the longest reigning British king? George III (1738-1820, reigned 1760-1820 - although due to mental illness his son, to be George IV, effectively ruled as Prince Regent from 1810)
  3. 'The Umbrellas' is the work of which French impressionist? Renoir (Pierre-Auguste Renoir)
  4. Women compete for the Corbillon Cup in which sport? Table Tennis
  5. Dilma Rousseff was elected the first female president of which country in October 2010? Brazil
  6. What is the colouring agent E102 also known as? Tartrazine
  7. What is the name of Israel's secret intelligence agency? Mossad (a shortening of HaMossad leModi'in uleTafkidim Meyuchadim, meaning Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations)
  8. What was the name of the judge, known as 'The Hanging Judge', in the Bloody Assizes of 1685? Judge Jeffreys
  9. David Balfour is the hero of which Robert Louis Stevenson novel? Kidnapped
  10. The Maskelyne Award is associated with which branch of entertainment? Magic
  11. What is the name of the fluid surrounding a foetus in the womb? Amniotic fluid
  12. Malpensa Airport serves which European city? Milan
  13. Its name shared by a species of goose, what are the marine crustaceans which live attached to submerged surfaces, such as the bottoms of boats? Barnacles
  14. Who was the head of Next retail company, who left the company in the 1990s to start a clothing line for supermarket chain Asda? George Davies
  15. A lachrymator is a substance that irritates which part of the body? Eyes (the word lacrima is Latin for tear)
  16. The European city of Brussels lies on which river? River Zenne (or Senne)
  17. Who won four gold medals in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, in the men's 100 metres, 200m, long jump, and 4x100m relay? Jesse Owens (James Cleveland Owens - 1913-1980)
  18. Mutter is the Indian term for which type of foodstuff? Peas
  19. The Abominable Snowman is said to inhabit which mountain range? Himalayas
  20. How many square yards in a UK acre? 4,840 (an acre is said to have been sized originally at one furlong (660 ft) long and one chain (66 ft) wide, being roughly how much land an ox could plough in one day)
  21. An aileron is found on which part of an aircraft? Wing (a moveable flap which particularly controls rolling)
  22. Which 1969 film starring Jane Fonda is based on the novel by Horace McCoy about a marathon dance contest? They Shoot Horses Don't They?
  23. In needlework, what is the technique in which pieces of fabric are attached to another piece of material for decoration? Applique
  24. What is the croup of an animal, such as a horse: Neck; Rump; Foot; or Chest? Rump
  25. A sestercentenary is an anniversary of how many years? 250 (as students of Roman currency might know, the sesterce, or sestertius, was a Roman coin worth two-and-a-half asses, later four asses, an ass being a quarter of a Denarius - derived somewhat misleadingly from sester, meaning semi, and tertius, meaning third)
  26. A caryatid is a supporting column or pillar of a building carved in the shape of what? Woman (or female figure)
  27. 'No free man shall be seized or imprisoned, or stripped of his rights or possessions, or outlawed or exiled, or deprived of his standing in any other way, nor will we proceed with force against him, or send others to do so, except by the lawful judgement of his equals or by the law of the land,' is clause 39 of which historic English document? Magna Carta (issued first in 1215, chiefly dealing with people's rights and limiting the powers of the monarch)
  28. How many suspects are in a normal game of Cluedo? Six
  29. Relating to motoring in the UK, what does MOT stand for? Ministry Of Transport
  30. What colour is the inner ring of an Olympic archery target? Gold (or yellow)


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