General Knowledge Quiz #17

  1. Which US state has the longest shoreline?
  2. How many children did Winston Churchill (British Prime Minister) have?
  3. Who was the first cricketer in history to take 300 test match wickets?
  4. What type of creature is an albacore?
  5. Which UK newspaper was founded in September 1964?
  6. Which is the hottest planet in our solar system (based on generally accepted average surface temperatures)?
  7. What is the capital of the Philippines?
  8. A Macfarlane is what type of clothing item?
  9. Who was the first Hanover King of England?
  10. From which country does the drink Kvass originate?
  11. What IBM (the IT systems company) stand for?
  12. What is the plant saintpaulia commonly known as?
  13. What part of the body does Keratitis affect?
  14. Lacustrine is a technical term relating to what?
  15. What are Latter Day Saints otherwise known as?
  16. What rank in the Royal Navy is above Able Seaman and below Petty Officer?
  17. What is a puppet worked by strings called?
  18. Where is the deepest lake in the world?
  19. The natterjack toad has what colour stripe down its back?
  20. How many wheels did a hansom cab have?
  21. Who discovered Victoria Falls in 1855?
  22. The US Labour Day falls in which month?
  23. During World War II, forged paintings by which artist were produced by Jan Van Meegeren?
  24. Anosmia is the technical term for the loss of which sense?
  25. Jargonelle, Seckel and Winter Nelis are types of which fruit?
  26. In which country was fashion designer Helmut Lang born?
  27. What country has the international car registration EAK?
  28. How many strings does a balalaika typically have?
  29. A carat (gemstone measurement) is the equivalent of how many milligrams?
  30. Beriberi is a disease said to be caused by the deficiency of which vitamin?
  31. The production of what poisonous substance can be caused by eating raw cassava?
  32. Lord Raglan was a commander in which war? Crimean
  33. Who was the Greek goddess of divine punishment?
  34. Which Frank Dickens cartoon appears in the London Evening Standard (as at 2006)?
  35. What is the collective name for a group of finches?
  36. Astraphobia is a fear of what?
  37. What star sign are people born on 25 August?
  38. In which year was the Battle of Stamford Bridge?
  39. Which fragrance was first made for Russian Count Orloff in 1768?
  40. Developed in Germany during World War II what is tabun?
  41. Which country was previously called Mesopotamia?
  42. The pub name The White Hart is named after which king's heraldic symbol?
  43. How many presidents' faces are sculpted on Mount Rushmore?
  44. How many sides does a mansard roof have?
  45. Black velvet is a mixture of stout and which other alcoholic drink?
  46. What is the title name of the Usher to the House of Lords?
  47. Which country suffered the greatest civilian losses in World War II?
  48. Which element has the highest melting point?
  49. Who founded the Boys Brigade in 1883?
  50. Marble is a form of which type of rock?

General Knowledge Quiz #17 Answers

  1. Which US state has the longest shoreline? Alaska (33,904 miles)
  2. How many children did Winston Churchill (British Prime Minister) have? Five (Diana, Randolph, Sarah, Marigold, Mary)
  3. Who was the first cricketer in history to take 300 test match wickets? Fred Truman
  4. What type of creature is an albacore? Fish
  5. Which UK newspaper was founded in September 1964? The Sun
  6. Which is the hottest planet in our solar system (based on generally accepted average surface temperatures)? Venus (Mercury is closest to the sun and is subject to the highest irradiation from the Sun, but Venus, due to its cloud cover and atmospheric density has a hotter 'mean' temperature than Mercury, and is generally regarded as the hottest planet in our solar system)
  7. What is the capital of the Philippines? Manila
  8. A Macfarlane is what type of clothing item? Coat
  9. Who was the first Hanover King of England? George I (1714-1727)
  10. From which country does the drink Kvass originate? Russia
  11. What IBM (the IT systems company) stand for? International Business Machines
  12. What is the plant saintpaulia commonly known as? African violet
  13. What part of the body does Keratitis affect? The eye (inflammation of the cornea)
  14. Lacustrine is a technical term relating to what? Lakes
  15. What are Latter Day Saints otherwise known as? Mormons
  16. What rank in the Royal Navy is above Able Seaman and below Petty Officer? Leading Seaman
  17. What is a puppet worked by strings called? Marionette
  18. Where is the deepest lake in the world? Siberia (Russia - Lake Baikal, 5,712ft deep)
  19. The natterjack toad has what colour stripe down its back? Yellow
  20. How many wheels did a hansom cab have? Two
  21. Who discovered Victoria Falls in 1855? Dr David Livingstone
  22. The US Labour Day falls in which month? September (the first Monday)
  23. During World War II, forged paintings by which artist were produced by Jan Van Meegeren? Jan Vermeer
  24. Anosmia is the technical term for the loss of which sense? Smell
  25. Jargonelle, Seckel and Winter Nelis are types of which fruit? Pear
  26. In which country was fashion designer Helmut Lang born? Austria
  27. What country has the international car registration EAK? Kenya
  28. How many strings does a balalaika typically have? Three
  29. A carat (gemstone measurement) is the equivalent of how many milligrams? 200
  30. Beriberi is a disease said to be caused by the deficiency of which vitamin? B
  31. The production of what poisonous substance can be caused by eating raw cassava? Cyanide
  32. Lord Raglan was a commander in which war? Crimean War
  33. Who was the Greek goddess of divine punishment? Nemesis
  34. Which Frank Dickens cartoon appears in the London Evening Standard (as at 2006)? Bristow
  35. What is the collective name for a group of finches? Charm
  36. Astraphobia is a fear of what? Lightning
  37. What star sign are people born on 25 August? Virgo
  38. In which year was the Battle of Stamford Bridge? 1066 (September - The Battle of Hastings followed in October)
  39. Which fragrance was first made for Russian Count Orloff in 1768? Imperial Leather
  40. Developed in Germany during World War II what is tabun? Nerve gas
  41. Which country was previously called Mesopotamia? Iraq
  42. The pub name The White Hart is named after which king's heraldic symbol? Richard II
  43. How many presidents' faces are sculpted on Mount Rushmore? Four (Washington, Lincoln, Roosevelt and Jefferson)
  44. How many sides does a mansard roof have? Four (each with two slopes or faces)
  45. Black velvet is a mixture of stout and which other alcoholic drink? Champagne
  46. What is the title name of the Usher to the House of Lords? Black Rod
  47. Which country suffered the greatest civilian losses in World War II? China (approximately 8 million people)
  48. Which element has the highest melting point? Carbon (3,527 degrees centigrade)
  49. Who founded the Boys Brigade in 1883? William Smith
  50. Marble is a form of which type of rock? Limestone


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