General Knowledge Quiz #12

  1. Who directed the 1995 film Casino?
  2. The Thinker is the work of which sculptor?
  3. On which river are the Victoria Falls?
  4. In the UK military what does SAS stand for?
  5. From which type of wood are cricket bats traditionally made?
  6. On which part of the body would you wear a sabot?
  7. What date of the year is St Swithin's Day?
  8. What is an archer's arrow case called?
  9. What is the largest planet in our solar system?
  10. What type of creature is an avadavat?
  11. What is the name of the prison in the British TV comedy series Porridge?
  12. Who became the First Minister of Northern Ireland in 1998?
  13. What is the largest city in Australia?
  14. The Cenotaph is situated in which London street?
  15. Which team won the 2006 Superbowl?
  16. What is the title of the lowest order of the British nobility?
  17. What is the plant hamamelis commonly known as?
  18. What is the name of the substance used for clarifying beer or wine?
  19. If a dish is 'en papillote' it is cooked or served in what?
  20. Who shot and killed John Lennon in New York, 1980?
  21. What was the title of the first talking film?
  22. Which British disc jockey's nickname was 'Fluff'?
  23. The Blue Boy is a work by which artist?
  24. In which year was the MOT test introduced in UK?
  25. Who wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin?
  26. Who discovered the rabies vaccination?
  27. How many hearts does an octopus have?
  28. What is the medical term for the shoulder blade?
  29. Who plays Gabrielle Solis in Desperate Housewives?
  30. Whose autobiography is entitled Zero to Hero?
  31. Who is the Greek god of music?
  32. Who would be put into a panoptican?
  33. John Glenn became which US state's first four-term senator?
  34. What is the birth stone for November?
  35. Who wrote the opera Madama Butterfly?
  36. Which town is the administrative centre of Shetland?
  37. In the TV comedy Dad's Army what is Captain Mainwaring's first name?
  38. Pershore, Victoria and Washington are types of which fruit?
  39. Mrs Malaprop is a character in which of Sheridan's plays?
  40. What did Tim Berners Lee invent?
  41. Which US city hosted the 1985 Live Aid concert?
  42. What is the fatty substance found naturally on sheep's wool called?
  43. Haptic relates to which of the five senses?
  44. Mal de Mer is the French term for which ailment?
  45. Who played the original Daisy Duke in TV's Dukes Of Hazard?
  46. What is the second largest island in the world?
  47. How many times in succession did Bjorn Borg win the Men's Tennis Singles at Wimbledon?
  48. What was the title of the 1999 album released by Madness?
  49. What religious movement was founded by Mary Baker Eddy?
  50. What type of animal is a Saki?

General Knowledge Quiz #12 Answers 

  1. Who directed the 1995 film Casino? Martin Scorsese
  2. The Thinker is the work of which sculptor? Rodin
  3. On which river are the Victoria Falls? Zambezi
  4. In the UK military what does SAS stand for? Special Air Service
  5. From which type of wood are cricket bats traditionally made? Willow
  6. On which part of the body would you wear a sabot? Foot (it's a wooden shoe)
  7. What date of the year is St Swithin's Day? 15 July
  8. What is an archer's arrow case called? Quiver
  9. What is the largest planet in our solar system? Jupiter
  10. What type of creature is an avadavat? Bird
  11. What is the name of the prison in the British TV comedy series Porridge? Slade
  12. Who became the First Minister of Northern Ireland in 1998? David Trimble
  13. What is the largest city in Australia? Sydney
  14. The Cenotaph is situated in which London street? Whitehall
  15. Which team won the 2006 Superbowl? Pittsburgh Steelers
  16. What is the title of the lowest order of the British nobility? Baron/Baroness
  17. What is the plant hamamelis commonly known as? Witch hazel
  18. What is the name of the substance used for clarifying beer or wine? Fining
  19. If a dish is 'en papillote' it is cooked or served in what? Paper
  20. Who shot and killed John Lennon in New York, 1980? Mark Chapman
  21. What was the title of the first talking film? The Jazz Singer (1927)
  22. Which British disc jockey's nickname was 'Fluff'? Alan Freeman
  23. The Blue Boy is a work by which artist? Thomas Gainsborough
  24. In which year was the MOT test introduced in UK? 1960
  25. Who wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin? Harriet Beecher Stowe
  26. Who discovered the rabies vaccination? Louis Pasteur (1885)
  27. How many hearts does an octopus have? Three
  28. What is the medical term for the shoulder blade? Scapula
  29. Who plays Gabrielle Solis in Desperate Housewives? Eva Longoria
  30. Whose autobiography is entitled Zero to Hero? Frank Bruno
  31. Who is the Greek god of music? Apollo
  32. Who would be put into a panoptican? Prisoners (it's a circular prison with a hollow core in which the guard sits)
  33. John Glenn became which US state's first four-term senator? Ohio
  34. What is the birth stone for November? Topaz
  35. Who wrote the opera Madama Butterfly? Puccini (1896)
  36. Which town is the administrative centre of Shetland? Lerwick
  37. In the TV comedy Dad's Army what is Captain Mainwaring's first name? George
  38. Pershore, Victoria and Washington are types of which fruit? Plum
  39. Mrs Malaprop is a character in which of Sheridan's plays? The Rivals
  40. What did Tim Berners Lee invent? The Internet (or the World Wide Web)
  41. Which US city hosted the 1985 Live Aid concert? Philadelphia
  42. What is the fatty substance found naturally on sheep's wool called? Lanolin
  43. Haptic relates to which of the five senses? Touch
  44. Mal de Mer is the French term for which ailment? Sea-sickness
  45. Who played the original Daisy Duke in TV's Dukes Of Hazard? Catherine Bach
  46. What is the second largest island in the world? New Guinea
  47. How many times in succession did Bjorn Borg win the Men's Tennis Singles at Wimbledon? Five
  48. What was the title of the 1999 album released by Madness? Wonderful
  49. What religious movement was founded by Mary Baker Eddy? Christian Science
  50. What type of animal is a Saki? Monkey



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