General Knowledge Quiz #18

  1. Agadir is a port in which North African country?
  2. Which acid is produced in the muscles during strenuous exercise?
  3. What is the sloping part of a horse's foot between the fetlock and the hoof?
  4. What is the name of the cement mixer in the children's TV series Bob the Builder?
  5. Cereology is the study of what?
  6. What one of the seven continents stretches from the Northern Temperate to the Southern Temperate zones?
  7. Arboreal describes a creature which commonly lives in what?
  8. The secret ingredient of which product is code-named 'merchandise 7X'?
  9. Which actor appeared in every episode of the TV series M*A*S*H?
  10. According to official records how many people died in the Great Fire of London of 1666?
  11. The World Health Organization is an agency of which larger body?
  12. What is the tenth letter of the Greek alphabet?
  13. Ergophobia is a fear of what?
  14. In what country is the Valley of the Kings?
  15. Pauline Matthews duetted on a big 1970's hit record under what better known name?
  16. Who founded the UK's Today newspaper in 1986?
  17. Where in the body are the olfactory nerves?
  18. What is the emblem of Canada?
  19. In the Bible what is the third book of the Old Testament?
  20. How many points does a converted try score in Rugby Union?
  21. What do the initials of animal rights organization PETA stand for?
  22. Who in Greek mythology was murdered by his wife Clytemnestra?
  23. What was Doris Day's first UK number one hit single?
  24. Which country produces Jarlsberg cheese?
  25. Shisha, nargile, argeela and ghalyan are all names relating to what hugely popular and culturally significant custom?
  26. How many lines are in a limerick?
  27. Which infamous Englishman's prison number was FF8282?
  28. In which decade was Sydney Harbour Bridge opened?
  29. Who is seventh in line to the British throne (as at May 2007)?
  30. What was the name of the world's first nuclear submarine?
  31. Who captained Germany's soccer team in the 1966 World Cup Final?
  32. What colour dye is tartrazine?
  33. The restrictive medical condition epicondylitis is commonly known as what?
  34. What is the name of the cap worn by Roman Catholic clergymen?
  35. Aside from Russia what is the largest country in Europe?
  36. American explorer Robert Peary is generally regarded as the first to reach where in 1909?
  37. Which planet has the Great Red Spot in its atmosphere?
  38. Trinitrotoluene is better known as what?
  39. A gift of china is traditionally given to celebrate how many years of marriage in the UK and USA?
  40. Who wrote the opera Tristan and Isolde?
  41. In which country is the carved (that's carved, not caved) city of Petra?
  42. The pistil is the reproductive organ of what?
  43. Geoffrey Palmer was the prime minister of which country 1989-90?
  44. Discovery, Gillyflower and Rome Beauty are types of which fruit?
  45. What are the Sandwich Islands now called?
  46. Who wrote The Divine Comedy?
  47. What was controversially legalised on a voluntary basis in Australia's Northern territory in 1995?
  48. Amsterdam lies on which river?
  49. How many bones are in the human hand?
  50. What animal is Friar Tuck in the Disney animated version of Robin Hood?

General Knowledge Quiz #18 Answers

  1. Agadir is a port in which North African country? Morocco
  2. Which acid is produced in the muscles during strenuous exercise? Lactic
  3. What is the sloping part of a horse's foot between the fetlock and the hoof? Pastern
  4. What is the name of the cement mixer in the children's TV series Bob the Builder? Dizzy
  5. Cereology is the study of what? Crop circles
  6. What one of the seven continents stretches from the Northern Temperate to the Southern Temperate zones? Africa (the other generally recognised continents are N America, S America, Asia, Europe, Antarctica and Australia - the Temperate zones are those between the tropics and the polar circles)
  7. Arboreal describes a creature which commonly lives in what? Trees (bushes is also acceptable - arbor is latin for tree)
  8. The secret ingredient of which product is code-named 'merchandise 7X'? Coca-Cola
  9. Which actor appeared in every episode of the TV series M*A*S*H? Alan Alda
  10. According to official records how many people died in the Great Fire of London of 1666? Six
  11. The World Health Organization is an agency of which larger body? The United Nations (UN)
  12. What is the tenth letter of the Greek alphabet? Kappa (equivalent to the letter K, as in look)
  13. Ergophobia is a fear of what? Work
  14. In what country is the Valley of the Kings? Egypt
  15. Pauline Matthews duetted on a big 1970's hit record under what better known name? Kiki Dee
  16. Who founded the UK's Today newspaper in 1986? Eddie Shah
  17. Where in the body are the olfactory nerves? Nose
  18. What is the emblem of Canada? Maple leaf
  19. In the Bible what is the third book of the Old Testament? Leviticus
  20. How many points does a converted try score in Rugby Union? Seven (five points for the try and two for the conversion kick)
  21. What do the initials of animal rights organization PETA stand for? People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
  22. Who in Greek mythology was murdered by his wife Clytemnestra? Agamemnon
  23. What was Doris Day's first UK number one hit record? Secret Love (1954 - followed by Whatever Will Be Will Be [Que Sera, Sera], her second and final UK No1 in 1956)
  24. Which country produces Jarlsberg cheese? Norway
  25. Shisha, nargile, argeela and ghalyan are all names relating to what hugely popular and culturally significant custom? The hookah smoking pipe (or hubble-bubble or water pipe - the hoohah and hookah cafes are as common in the Eastern world as cigarettes and pubs have traditionally been in the West - and no better for your health)
  26. How many lines are in a limerick? Five
  27. Which infamous Englishman's prison number was FF8282? Jeffrey Archer
  28. In which decade was Sydney Harbour Bridge opened? 1930's (1932 to be precise)
  29. Who is seventh in line to the British throne (as at May 2007)? Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex (King Harald V of Norway is apparently 61st in line, several million ahead of you and me)
  30. What was the name of the world's first nuclear submarine? USS Nautilus (launched in Connecticut 1954)
  31. Who captained Germany's soccer team in the 1966 World Cup Final? Uwe Seeler
  32. What colour dye is tartrazine? Yellow (yellow number 5 to be precise)
  33. The restrictive medical condition epicondylitis is commonly known as what? Tennis elbow
  34. What is the name of the cap worn by Roman Catholic clergymen? Biretta
  35. Aside from Russia what is the largest country in Europe? Ukraine
  36. American explorer Robert Peary is generally regarded as the first to reach where in 1909? The North Pole
  37. Which planet has the Great Red Spot in its atmosphere? Jupiter
  38. Trinitrotoluene is better known as what? TNT (the chemical explosive)
  39. A gift of china is traditionally given to celebrate how many years of marriage in the UK and USA? Twenty
  40. Who wrote the opera Tristan and Isolde? Richard Wilhelm Wagner (1813-83)
  41. In which country is the carved (that's carved, not caved) city of Petra? Jordan
  42. The pistil is the reproductive organ of what? A flower
  43. Geoffrey Palmer was the prime minister of which country 1989-90? New Zealand
  44. Discovery, Gillyflower and Rome Beauty are types of which fruit? Apple
  45. What are the Sandwich Islands now called? Hawaii (the US state is known as Hawaii even though Hawaii is one of many of the islands, also known as the Hawaiian Islands, or the Hawaiian Windward Islands, all of which would be acceptable correct answers)
  46. Who wrote The Divine Comedy? Dante (Dante Alighieri, aka Durante degli Alighieri, 1265-1321, in Italian the epic poem was originally called Commedia)
  47. What was controversially legalised on a voluntary basis in Australia's Northern territory in 1995? Euthanasia
  48. Amsterdam lies on which river? Amstel
  49. How many bones are in the human hand? Twenty-seven
  50. What animal is Friar Tuck in the Disney animated version of Robin Hood? Badger


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