General Knowledge Questions (152)

  1. Female vocalist Omara Portuondo became famous in what internationally popular Cuban group of musicians?
  2. Thingvalla Lake is in which country?
  3. Name the 'Butcher of Bosnia' arrested in May 2011 after 16 years evasion following his indictment for war crimes?
  4. In 2006, Romania banned sturgeon fishing in which river?
  5. The International Bureau of Weights and Measures is based in which European country?
  6. As at 2011 who is the world's youngest self-made billionaire?
  7. What is the name of the Hindu funeral custom in which a widow would throw herself onto her husband's funeral pyre?
  8. In what Shakespeare play does the character Marcellus say, 'Something is rotten in the state of Denmark' ?
  9. Campione d'Italia, is an Italian enclave in which European country?
  10. What large dangerous short-snouted variety of creature, from India, is a mugger?
  11. Name the South African record-breaking Paralympic sprinter known as the 'Blade Runner' (referring to his carbon-fibre artificial limbs)?
  12. On which part of the body would Russian valenki normally be worn?
  13. The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional) is a revolutionary group in which country?
  14. Norwegian politican, Trygve Lie, was the first Secretary General of which organisation?
  15. What popular rosy-cheeked animal character, launched on UK TV in 2004, was licensed to US Fisher Price Toys in 2011?
  16. The Royal House of Chakri has (at 2011) ruled which country since 1782?
  17. Sir Reginald Dorman Smith, former British Minister of Agriculture, instigated which campaign during World War II to encourage people to convert land for growing more fruit and vegetables?
  18. Once used as a currency in several parts of the world, what are cowries?
  19. Name the Ebay-owned online payment processing corporation which sued Google in 2011 for poaching its staff?
  20. 'The Persistence of Memory', featuring images of a melting pocket-watch, is a work by which artist?
  21. Name the head of FIFA re-elected in 2011 amid crisis and calls for his resignation?
  22. Republic of the Union of Myanmar is better known as what country?
  23. Found in the Sahara and North Africa, the nocturnal Fennec Fox is noted for its unusually large: Tail; Ears; Eyes; or Feet?
  24. Name the American 'godfather of rap' who died in May 2011, noted especially for his 1970 poem-song 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised',?
  25. Which US state is said to be named in honour/honor of British monarch Queen Elizabeth I?
  26. Castries is the capital of which Caribbean island?
  27. What salad vegetable was initially at the centre of international debate, notably between Spain and Germany, after a fatal E.coli outbreak in May 2011 in the latter nation?
  28. The mountainous region of what Mediterranean holiday Island suffered severe forest fires in May 2011?
  29. How many serifs are in the HONDA Motor Company logo?
  30. What is an oblation in relation to a god? Offering; Curse; Damnation; or Church?

General Knowledge Answers (152)

  1. Female vocalist Omara Portuondo became famous in what internationally popular Cuban group of musicians? Buena Vista Social Club
  2. Thingvalla Lake is in which country? Iceland
  3. Name the 'Butcher of Bosnia' arrested in May 2011 after 16 years evasion following his indictment for war crimes? Ratko Mladic
  4. In 2006, Romania banned sturgeon fishing in which river? Danube
  5. The International Bureau of Weights and Measures is based in which European country? France
  6. As at 2011 who is the world's youngest self-made billionaire? Mark Zuckerberg(founder of Facebook)
  7. What is the name of the Hindu funeral custom in which a widow would throw herself onto her husband's funeral pyre? Sati
  8. In what Shakespeare play does the character Marcellus say, 'Something is rotten in the state of Denmark' ? Hamlet
  9. Campione d'Italia, is an Italian enclave in which European country? Switzerland
  10. What large dangerous short-snouted variety of creature, from India, is a mugger? Crocodile
  11. Name the South African record-breaking Paralympic sprinter known as the 'Blade Runner' (referring to his carbon-fibre artificial limbs)? Oscar Pistorius
  12. On which part of the body would Russian valenki normally be worn? Feet (they are felt boots)
  13. The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional) is a revolutionary group in which country? Mexico
  14. Norwegian politican, Trygve Lie, was the first Secretary General of which organisation? The United Nations
  15. What popular rosy-cheeked animal character, launched on UK TV in 2004, was licensed to US Fisher Price Toys in 2011? Peppa Pig
  16. The Royal House of Chakri has (at 2011) ruled which country since 1782? Thailand
  17. Sir Reginald Dorman Smith, former British Minister of Agriculture, instigated which campaign during World War II to encourage people to convert land for growing more fruit and vegetables? Dig for Victory
  18. Once used as a currency in several parts of the world, what are cowries? Sea shells
  19. Name the Ebay-owned online payment processing corporation which sued Google in 2011 for poaching its staff? Paypal
  20. 'The Persistence of Memory', featuring images of a melting pocket-watch, is a work by which artist? Salvador Dali
  21. Name the head of FIFA re-elected in 2011 amid crisis and calls for his resignation? Sepp Blatter (Joseph S Blatter)
  22. Republic of the Union of Myanmar is better known as what country? Burma
  23. Found in the Sahara and North Africa, the nocturnal Fennec Fox is noted for its unusually large: Tail; Ears; Eyes; or Feet? Ears
  24. Name the American 'godfather of rap' who died in May 2011, noted especially for his 1970 poem-song 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised',? Gil Scott-Heron (Gilbert 'Gil' Scott-Heron, 1949-2011 )
  25. Which US state is said to be named in honour/honor of British monarch Queen Elizabeth I? Virginia (after 'The Virgin Queen')
  26. Castries is the capital of which Caribbean island? St Lucia
  27. What salad vegetable was initially at the centre of international debate, notably between Spain and Germany, after a fatal E.coli outbreak in May 2011 in the latter nation? Cucumber (the debate/investigations extended later to other vegetables and fruit, and countries, including German bean sprouts seemingly a more likely cause, but cucumber was the first food suspected and blamed)
  28. The mountainous region of what Mediterranean holiday Island suffered severe forest fires in May 2011? Ibiza
  29. How many serifs are in the HONDA Motor Company logo? 12 (Twelve - 4 on the H, 3 on the N, 2 on the D, and 3 on the A - a serif is short perpendicular stroke at the end of the main strokes of letters - see serif and sans serif fonts explanation)
  30. What is an oblation in relation to a god? Offering; Curse; Damnation; or Church? Offering (such as bread, wine, etc., from Latin 'oblatio' word meaning 'to offer')


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