General Knowledge Questions (199)

  1. Blatant means: Obvious; Disgusting; Insulting; or Ignorant?
  2. What 'anachronistic' word was proposed for removal from titles in official 2012 review of the UK state honours system?
  3. Robert Louis Stevenson's 1886 classic horror novel about split personality is called what?
  4. Erected in 1989, what large geometric glass structure serves as the main entrance to the Louvre Museum in Paris?
  5. At its nearest the Moon is roughly how many thousands of miles from Earth: 222; 555; 888; or 1,111?
  6. Up until ceasing posts in March 2012 who had become the most followed active professional footballer (soccer player) on Twitter?
  7. Explorer, Street Triple, Rocket and Thunderbird are motorbikes of which manufacturer?
  8. Roots of the dandelion plant can be used to make a drink very like: Milk; Cider; Coffee; or Coca-Cola?
  9. CV is the international vehicle registration code of which island nation?
  10. Chittagong beach in Bangladesh is famous for: Surfing; Weddings; Casinos; or Shipbreaking?
  11. Who was the last English monarch to win the throne on the battlefield?
  12. In classical painting a putto (plural putti) is a baby what: Angel; Jesus; Devil; or Elephant?
  13. The acronym IED stands for what in relation to terrorism?
  14. Three what feature on the insignia or badge of the abortive Apollo 13 lunar misson?
  15. The Russian Sukhoi Company is famous for making what?
  16. Spell the word Abscence; Absense; Abcence; Absence; or Abcense?
  17. Actor Tom Conti was found to descend from Napoleon Bonaparte after analysis of: Church records; Y-Chromosome DNA; Mitochondrial DNA; or Family photos?
  18. What is the international dialling code for Egypt: 20; 30; 40; or 50?
  19. Who were the first married couple to serve in a cabinet of the UK government?
  20. The amusingly nicknamed 'Brumbrella' was a vast mechanical rain cover at which city's cricket ground? - bonus point - Name the cricket ground?

General Knowledge Answers (199)

  1. Blatant means: Obvious; Disgusting; Insulting; or Ignorant? Obvious (typically open and unashamed, often referring to bad behaviour)
  2. What 'anachronistic' word was proposed for removal from titles in official 2012 review of the UK state honours system? Empire (as featured in awards such as CBE, fully 'Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire' and OBE, 'Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire')
  3. Robert Louis Stevenson's 1886 classic horror novel about split personality is called what? The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (award yourself a bonus point if you gave the full title)
  4. Erected in 1989, what large geometric glass structure serves as the main entrance to the Louvre Museum in Paris? Pyramid
  5. At its nearest the Moon is roughly how many thousands of miles from Earth: 222; 555; 888; or 1,111? 222 (c.220,000 miles)
  6. Up until ceasing posts in March 2012 who had become the most followed active professional footballer (soccer player) on Twitter? Joey Barton
  7. Explorer, Street Triple, Rocket and Thunderbird are motorbikes of which manufacturer? Triumph
  8. Roots of the dandelion plant can be used to make a drink very like: Milk; Cider; Coffee; or Coca-Cola? Coffee
  9. CV is the international vehicle registration code of which island nation? Cape Verde(Republic of Cape Verde)
  10. Chittagong beach in Bangladesh is famous for: Surfing; Weddings; Casinos; or Shipbreaking? Shipbreaking
  11. Who was the last English monarch to win the throne on the battlefield? Henry VII (in defeating Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field, 1485)
  12. In classical painting a putto (plural putti) is a baby what: Angel; Jesus; Devil; or Elephant? Angel (usually a naked and chubby baby boy with wings, often and slightly incorrectly called a cherub)
  13. The acronym IED stands for what in relation to terrorism? Improvised Explosive Device
  14. Three what feature on the insignia or badge of the abortive Apollo 13 lunar misson? Horses
  15. The Russian Sukhoi Company is famous for making what? Aircraft (specifically jet fighters)
  16. Spell the word Abscence; Absense; Abcence; Absence; or Abcense? Absence
  17. Actor Tom Conti was found to descend from Napoleon Bonaparte after analysis of: Church records; Y-Chromosome DNA; Mitochondrial DNA; or Family photos? Y-Chromosome DNA (Mitochondrial DNA is passed down the female heredity line; Y-Chromosome DNA via the male line)
  18. What is the international dialling code for Egypt: 20; 30; 40; or 50? 20
  19. Who were the first married couple to serve in a cabinet of the UK government? Ed Ballsand Yvette Cooper
  20. The amusingly nicknamed 'Brumbrella' was a vast mechanical rain cover at which city's cricket ground? Birmingham (UK) - bonus point - Name the cricket ground? - Edgbaston Cricket Ground - see brum and brummie slang origins)


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