General Knowledge Quiz #16 

  1. Which American writer created Tarzan?
  2. What is the art of decorative writing called?
  3. In which part of the human body would you find the talus?
  4. In which European city is the International Court of Justice based?
  5. What type of weather is Brontophobia a fear of?
  6. Sandra Goodrich was better known what 1960's singer?
  7. Which American artist died in a car crash in 1956?
  8. What type of flower is a ladies slipper?
  9. In what type of establishment was Lloyds of London formed in 1688?
  10. A natatorium is what type of amenity?
  11. Who was Henry VIII's fourth wife?
  12. What (as at August 2006) is the world's longest running children's TV programme?
  13. What was Elvis Presley's first record label?
  14. Who designed London's Marble Arch?
  15. Which perfume was named for Coco Chanel's birthday?
  16. Whose autobiography is entitled Testing Times?
  17. What painful custom was outlawed in China in 1912?
  18. How many British Open Golf Championships has Nick Faldo won (as at 2006)?
  19. What was the first UK colour TV advertisement?
  20. Who was actor Tony Curtis' first wife?
  21. What is the birthstone for February?
  22. Who composed Peter and the Wolf?
  23. In which English county is Belvoir (pronounced 'beaver') Castle?
  24. What is the name of Al Pacino's character in the 1983 film Scarface?
  25. Who designed Princess Diana's wedding dress?
  26. If a floor or surface is marmoreal what is it made of?
  27. What does JPEG stand for?
  28. Who discovered Panama in 1503?
  29. Which English city is the setting for TV's Inspector Morse?
  30. What is the fastest running British bird?
  31. Andy Capp is the work of which cartoonist?
  32. What does a cartographer draw?
  33. Who is the Greek God of the Sea?
  34. What type of creature is an alcid?
  35. What is the wife of a Marquess?
  36. What is the currency of Egypt?
  37. What is the usual anatomical name for a skull without a mandible?
  38. Which British Prime Minister followed Winston Churchill's first term as PM?
  39. TV chefs (UK) Simon King and David Myers are better known as what?
  40. With what other large building society did the Nationwide merge in the 1980's?
  41. What type of fruit is a gean?
  42. What is the brightest star in the night sky?
  43. What is the world's second largest sea?
  44. What is the name of silver in heraldry?
  45. Nephology is the study of what high subject?
  46. In which year did Esther Rantzen launch Childline?
  47. How many boroughs does New York have?
  48. Which Mediterranean plant used in medicine and magic was said to shriek when pulled from the ground?
  49. Ursine relates to which large furred animals?
  50. Cardiff in Wales is on which river?

General Knowledge Quiz #16 Answers

  1. Which American writer created Tarzan? Edgar Rice Burroughs
  2. What is the art of decorative writing called? Calligraphy
  3. In which part of the human body would you find the talus? Ankle
  4. In which European city is the International Court of Justice based? The Hague
  5. What type of weather is Brontophobia a fear of? Thunder
  6. Sandra Goodrich was better known what 1960's singer? Sandy Shaw
  7. Which American artist died in a car crash in 1956? Jackson Pollock
  8. What type of flower is a ladies slipper? Orchid
  9. In what type of establishment was Lloyds of London formed in 1688? A Coffee House (called Edward Lloyd's)
  10. A natatorium is what type of amenity? Swimming pool (partcularly indoors)
  11. Who was Henry VIII's fourth wife? Anne of Cleves (Jan-Jul 1540)
  12. What (as at August 2006) is the world's longest running children's TV programme? Blue Peter
  13. What was Elvis Presley's first record label? Sun Records
  14. Who designed London's Marble Arch? John Nash
  15. Which perfume was named for Coco Chanel's birthday? Chanel No19
  16. Whose autobiography is entitled Testing Times? Graham Gooch
  17. What painful custom was outlawed in China in 1912? Binding the feet of young girls
  18. How many British Open Golf Championships has Nick Faldo won (as at 2006)? Three
  19. What was the first UK colour TV advertisement? Birds Eye peas (1969)
  20. Who was actor Tony Curtis' first wife? Janet Leigh
  21. What is the birthstone for February? Amethyst
  22. Who composed Peter and the Wolf? Sergey Prokofiev (1936)
  23. In which English county is Belvoir (pronounced 'beaver') Castle? Leicestershire (close to the Lincolnshire border and Grantham)
  24. What is the name of Al Pacino's character in the 1983 film Scarface? Tony Montana
  25. Who designed Princess Diana's wedding dress? David and Elizabeth Emanuel
  26. If a floor or surface is marmoreal what is it made of? Marble
  27. What does JPEG stand for? Joint Photographics Expert Group
  28. Who discovered Panama in 1503? Christopher Columbus
  29. Which English city is the setting for TV's Inspector Morse? Oxford
  30. What is the fastest running British bird? Pheasant (up to 21 mph)
  31. Andy Capp is the work of which cartoonist? Reg Smythe
  32. What does a cartographer draw? Maps
  33. Who is the Greek God of the Sea? Poseidon
  34. What type of creature is an alcid? Bird
  35. What is the wife of a Marquess? Marchioness
  36. What is the currency of Egypt? Pound (comprising 100 piastres)
  37. What is the usual anatomical name for a skull without a mandible? Cranium (the mandible is the jawbone)
  38. Whish British Prime Minister followed Winston Churchill's first term as PM? Clement Atlee (1945-51)
  39. TV chefs (UK) Simon King and David Myers are better known as? The Hairy Bikers
  40. With what other large building society did the Nationwide merge in the 1980's? The Anglia Building Society
  41. What type of fruit is a gean? Cherry
  42. What is the brightest star in the night sky? Sirius (or the Dog Star, 8.7 light years from Earth, twice as big as our Sun and 20 times more luminous, so it's just as well it's so far away...)
  43. What is the world's second largest sea? Caribbean
  44. What is the name of silver in heraldry? Argent
  45. Nephology is the study of what high subject? Clouds
  46. In which year did Esther Rantzen launch Childline? 1986
  47. How many boroughs does New York have? Five (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, The Bronx)
  48. Which Mediterranean plant used in medicine and magic was said to shriek when pulled from the ground? Mandrake
  49. Ursine relates to which large furred animals? Bears
  50. Cardiff in Wales is on which river? Taff


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