General Knowledge Questions (22)

  1. In which country are the Cariboo Mountains?
  2. In which month is Lady Day (UK)?
  3. Who was the first Lancaster King of England?
  4. A mahout is a person who works with and rides what?
  5. What is the capital of Romania?
  6. What is the name of our nearest galaxy?
  7. In which city was the artist Francis Bacon born?
  8. Who saved the magazine Private Eye from financial ruin in 1962?
  9. Cartomancy is fortune-telling using what?
  10. Aioli is mayonnaise seasoned with what?
  11. Lego building blocks originated from which country?
  12. What type of creature is a an Eland?
  13. What does UNICEF stand for?
  14. What is the longest river in France?
  15. Where in the human body is the thyroid gland?
  16. On which country's stock exchange is the All Ordinaries index?
  17. Which health minister was responsible for the introduction of the UK National Health Service?
  18. What is dromophobia a fear of?
  19. What were artist LS Lowry's first names?
  20. Who was the first person to cross Antarctica?
  21. What colour are the flowers of the harebell?
  22. In anatomy what are the nates?
  23. What is the Roman numeral for 500?
  24. In which country is the church with the tallest spire in the world?
  25. How many astronauts have walked on the moon?
  26. Who were Balthazar, Melchior, and Gaspar?
  27. Wild majoram is another name for which herb?
  28. Latten is an alloy of which two metals?
  29. Malibu Beach is in which US state?
  30. Which insect lives in a formicary?
  31. What is Sir Alan Sugar's charter airline called?
  32. Lupine relates to which animals?
  33. In which Yorkshire castle did Richard II die in 1400?
  34. What is ascorbic acid commonly known as?
  35. Bunny was the sidekick of which fictional thief?
  36. In which year was the Sydney Opera House opened?
  37. What type of nuts are used to make marzipan?
  38. What is a negatively charged electrode called?
  39. Which war started following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand?
  40. What did the rat eat 'that lay in the house that Jack built', in the nursery rhyme The House that Jack Built?
  41. A paradiddle is a playing technique for which instrument?
  42. Which two teams played in the first FA Cup Final at the original Wembley Stadium?
  43. How many Grand Prix did Graham Hill win?
  44. An oenophile is a connoisseur of what?
  45. Which was the first US state to enter the Union?
  46. A terawatt is how many megawatts?
  47. Which British airport was opened to passengers in 1946?
  48. What is decompression sickness commonly known as?
  49. What is the offspring of a donkey and a horse called?
  50. In which UK newspaper did the first crossword appear?

General Knowledge Answers (22)

  1. In which country are the Cariboo Mountains? Canada (British Columbia)
  2. In which month is Lady Day (UK)? March
  3. Who was the first Lancaster King of England? Henry IV (ruled from 1399-1413)
  4. A mahout is a person who works with and rides what? Elephants
  5. What is the capital of Romania? Bucharest
  6. What is the name of our nearest galaxy? Andromeda (2.5m light-years way)
  7. In which city was the artist Francis Bacon born? Dublin
  8. Who saved the magazine Private Eye from financial ruin in 1962? Peter Cook (the comedian partner of Dudley Moore)
  9. Cartomancy is fortune-telling using what? Playing cards
  10. Aioli is mayonnaise seasoned with what? Garlic
  11. Lego building blocks originated from which country? Denmark ('Leg Godt' means 'play well' in Danish)
  12. What type of creature is a an Eland? Antelope
  13. What does UNICEF stand for? United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund
  14. What is the longest river in France? The Loire
  15. Where in the human body is the thyroid gland? Neck
  16. On which country's stock exchange is the All Ordinaries index? Australia
  17. Which health minister was responsible for the introduction of the UK National Health Service? Aneurin Bevan
  18. What is dromophobia a fear of? Crossing the road
  19. What were artist LS Lowry's first names? Laurence Stephen
  20. Who was the first person to cross Antarctica? Vivian Fuchs (1957-58, English explorer)
  21. What colour are the flowers of the harebell? Blue
  22. In anatomy what are the nates? Buttocks
  23. What is the Roman numeral for 500? D
  24. In which country is the church with the tallest spire in the world? Germany (Ulm Munster)
  25. How many astronauts have walked on the moon? Twelve
  26. Who were Balthazar, Melchior, and Gaspar? The Three Wise Men (or the Three Kings)
  27. Wild majoram is another name for which herb? Oregano
  28. Latten is an alloy of which two metals? Copper and Zinc
  29. Malibu Beach is in which US state? California
  30. Which insect lives in a formicary? Ant
  31. What is Sir Alan Sugar's charter airline called? Amsair
  32. Lupine relates to which animals? Wolves
  33. In which Yorkshire castle did Richard II die in 1400? Pontefract
  34. What is ascorbic acid commonly known as? Vitamin C
  35. Bunny was the sidekick of which fictional thief? Raffles
  36. In which year was the Sydney Opera House opened? 1973
  37. What type of nuts are used to make marzipan? Almond
  38. What is a negatively charged electrode called? Cathode
  39. Which war started following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand? World War One
  40. What did the rat eat 'that lay in the house that Jack built', in the nursery rhyme The House that Jack Built? Malt (The opening verse goes: This is the cat, that killed the rat, that ate the malt that lay in the house that Jack built.)
  41. A paradiddle is a playing technique for which instrument? The drums (or a drum)
  42. Which two teams played in the first FA Cup Final at the original Wembley Stadium? Bolton Wanderers and West Ham (1923, Bolton won 2-0 - the crowd was estimated at 200,000 because about 70,000 burst through the gates without tickets. The original Wembley Stadium cost £750,000 and 300 days to build)
  43. How many Grand Prix did Graham Hill win? Fourteen
  44. An oenophile is a connoisseur of what? Wine
  45. Which was the first US state to enter the Union? Delaware (1787)
  46. A terawatt is how many megawatts? A million
  47. Which British airport was opened to passengers in 1946? Heathrow
  48. What is decompression sickness commonly known as? The Bends (as suffered by divers due to pressure-change when surfacing too quickly)
  49. What is the offspring of a donkey and a horse called? A mule (or a hinny)
  50. In which UK newspaper did the first crossword appear? The Sunday Express (November 1924)


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