General Knowledge Quiz #91 

  1. The town of Budge Budge is in which country?
  2. In anatomy, the dorsum is better known as which part of the body?
  3. In 1947, who was the first person to break the sound barrier?
  4. Meaning 'heavenly woman', from the Greek word after which an element and planet are named, who was the Greek muse of astronomy?
  5. What type of creature is a noctule?
  6. What colour is the flower of the milk thistle?
  7. The twisted tusk of which sea creature is said to protrude from a unicorns head?
  8. The city of Astrakhan lies on which river?
  9. Which US president, known commonly by his initials, was born in Stonewall, Texas in 1908?
  10. Actor and comedian, and half of a famous double-act, Arthur Stanley Jefferson was better known by which name?
  11. Which European airport has the code name LHR?
  12. English novelist Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson was better known by what name?
  13. The laxative Gregory's Powder was made from which leafy plant?
  14. Which mime artist is associated with the character Bip?
  15. The bummalo fish is better known by what name?
  16. David Beckham was shown a red card during England's game against which national team during the 1998 FIFA World Cup?
  17. What is the name of the small arrangement of flowers worn on the bodice of a dress or on the wrist?
  18. Which heavy metal rock band had a UK No1 hit in 1981 with their live album 'No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith'?
  19. What is the medieval from of chemistry concerned with attempting to change base metals into gold?
  20. In tennis, what is the term for an untouchable and unreturnable legal point-scoring serve?
  21. In the UK, who was elected president of the National Union of Mineworkers in 1981?
  22. Which famous concert venue is located at 881, Seventh Avenue, New York?
  23. What is the device in a car which mixes petrol with air in correct proportions before it enters the engine?
  24. Referring to a mountain range, derived from the Spanish word for saw, what word represents the letter 'S' in the NATO phonetic alphabet?
  25. What is the basic monetary unit of Australia?
  26. The Dettifoss Waterfalls are in which country?
  27. Which city, whose name means 'fortification at Eidyn', was the first to host the Commonwealth Games twice?
  28. Valletta is the capital of which European country?
  29. In the game of Scrabble, how many points is a 'V' tile worth?
  30. In the Bible's Old Testament Book of Proverbs, what is stated to be more precious than rubies, better than silver and gold, and "...all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her..."?

General Knowledge Quiz #91 Answers

  1. The town of Budge Budge is in which country? India (in the South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal State, in the far east of the country)
  2. In anatomy, the dorsum is better known as which part of the body? Back (dorsum is Latin for back)
  3. In 1947, who was the first person to break the sound barrier? Chuck Yeager (670mph, in the Bell X-1 'rocket plane' research aircraft)
  4. Meaning 'heavenly woman', from the Greek word after which an element and planet are named, who was the Greek muse of astronomy? Urania
  5. What type of creature is a noctule? Bat
  6. What colour is the flower of the milk thistle? Purple
  7. The twisted tusk of which sea creature is said to protrude from a unicorns head? Narwhal (arctic whale)
  8. The city of Astrakhan lies on which river? River Volga (it is a major city in southern European Russia, close to the Caspian Sea)
  9. Which US president, known commonly by his initials, was born in Stonewall, Texas in 1908? Lyndon B Johnson ('LBJ' - the B stood for Baines)
  10. Actor and comedian, and half of a famous double-act, Arthur Stanley Jefferson was better known by which name? Stan Laurel (Oliver Hardy, born Norvell Hardy, made up the other half of Laurel and Hardy)
  11. Which European airport has the code name LHR? London Heathrow
  12. English novelist Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson was better known by what name? Mrs Gaskell
  13. The laxative Gregory's Powder was made from which leafy plant? Rhubarb
  14. Which mime artist is associated with the character Bip? Marcel Marceau
  15. The bummalo fish is better known by what name? Bombay Duck (typically served dried and salted, and a popular side dish in westernized Indian cuisine - the name is said to be a confusion or distortion from the Bombay Dak (the Bombail Mail [train]) which transported large quantities of the fish, causing the carriages to smell strongly fishy and so prompting the name)
  16. David Beckham was shown a red card during England's game against which national team during the 1998 FIFA World Cup? Argentina
  17. What is the name of the small arrangement of flowers worn on the bodice of a dress or on the wrist? Corsage (from Old French cors, and Latin, corpus, meaning body)
  18. Which heavy metal rock band had a UK No1 hit in 1981 with their live album 'No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith'? Motorhead
  19. What is the medieval from of chemistry concerned with attempting to change base metals into gold? Alchemy
  20. In tennis, what is the term for an untouchable and unreturnable legal point-scoring serve? Ace (deriving from allusion to the highest unbeatable playing card, and various related 'ace' terms referring to excellence)
  21. In the UK, who was elected president of the National Union of Mineworkers in 1981? Arthur Scargill
  22. Which famous concert venue is located at 881, Seventh Avenue, New York? Carnegie Hall
  23. What is the device in a car which mixes petrol with air in correct proportions before it enters the engine? Carburettor
  24. Referring to a mountain range, derived from the Spanish word for saw, what word represents the letter 'S' in the NATO phonetic alphabet? Sierra (the Spanish meaning of mountains alludes to the jagged saw-like appareance of a chain of peaks)
  25. What is the basic monetary unit of Australia? Australian Dollar
  26. The Dettifoss Waterfalls are in which country? Iceland (the following supporting information is for quizmasters who enjoy tricky pronunciations.... the falls are in Jökulsárgljúfur National Park, north-east Iceland, close to Mývatn, on the Jökulsá á Fjöllum river, which flows from the Vatnajökull glacier)
  27. Which city, whose name means 'fortification at Eidyn', was the first to host the Commonwealth Games twice? Edinburgh
  28. Valletta is the capital of which European country? Malta
  29. In the game of Scrabble, how many points is a 'V' tile worth? Four
  30. In the Bible's Old Testament Book of Proverbs, what is stated to be more precious than rubies, better than silver and gold, and "...all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her..."? Wisdom


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