General Knowledge Quiz #27 

  1. The river Han flows through which capital city?
  2. Who was the president of Yugoslavia, 1953-80?
  3. James Mason played Sir Randolph Nettleby which 1984 film?
  4. The St Leger is run at which English racecourse?
  5. Which popular Welsh entertainer wrote the First World War song Keep the Home Fires Burning?
  6. What is the largest island in the Mediterranean?
  7. Yellowstone National Park is in which US state?
  8. Who became the chairman of Watford Football Club in 1977?
  9. Jenards Likely Lad of Lardhams was better known as which famous animal?
  10. What is the fourth book of the Bible's Old Testament?
  11. Who played Elliot Ness in the 1987 film The Untouchables?
  12. What did a cordwainer make?
  13. What number of equal size circles (or coins) fit exactly around another of the same size so that all are touching?
  14. The Merciless Parliament convicted of treason the entire court of which British monarch?
  15. A Pearmain is what type of fruit?
  16. Which British boxer and past world middleweight champion committed suicide in his flat in Leamington Spa in 1966?
  17. Who was the last King of Iraq?
  18. Where was the first British Grand Prix motor race held?
  19. What was Lily Munster's maiden name?
  20. What is the main ingredient of the dish Borscht?
  21. What is the US state capital of Virginia?
  22. A salpingectomy is the surgical removal of which part of the body?
  23. What does private health insurance BUPA stand for?
  24. What is the generally accepted collective term for a group of starlings?
  25. In which year was the Channel Tunnel (between England and France) opened?
  26. What was the name of Napoleon's horse at Waterloo?
  27. A 2007 film celebrated the 50th anniversary of which typeface?
  28. If something is bicephalous it has two what?
  29. Which famous fashion emporium was started by Barbara Hulanicki in London in 1964?
  30. Who wrote the ballet The Firebird?

General Knowledge Quiz #27 Answers

  1. The river Han flows through which capital city? Seoul (South Korea, or the Republic of Korea)
  2. Who was the president of Yugoslavia, 1953-80? Tito (Josip Broz Tito, 1892-1980)
  3. James Mason played Sir Randolph Nettleby which 1984 film? The Shooting Party
  4. The St Leger is run at which English racecourse? Doncaster (first run in 1776, named after Major General Anthony St Leger, MP and racing man, who proposed the idea of the new race)
  5. Which popular Welsh entertainer wrote the First World War song Keep the Home Fires Burning? Ivor Novello (1893-1951)
  6. What is the largest island in the Mediterranean? Sicily
  7. Yellowstone National Park is in which US state? Wyoming (the first area to be designated a national park in the USA, in 1872)
  8. Who became the chairman of Watford Football Club in 1977? Elton John
  9. Jenards Likely Lad of Lardhams was better known as which famous animal? The Dulux Dog (the original Old English Sheepdog used in the Dulux paint adverts)
  10. What is the fourth book of the Bible's Old Testament? Numbers
  11. Who played Elliot Ness in the 1987 film The Untouchables? Kevin Costner
  12. What did a cordwainer make? Shoes
  13. What number of equal size circles (or coins) fit exactly around another of the same size so that all are touching? Six
  14. The Merciless Parliament convicted of treason the entire court of which British monarch? Richard the Second (in 1388)
  15. A Pearmain is what type of fruit? Apple
  16. Which British boxer and past world middleweight champion committed suicide in his flat in Leamington Spa in 1966? Randolph Turpin
  17. Who was the last King of Iraq? Faisal the Second (1935-58 - he reigned from 1939 until his death)
  18. Where was the first British Grand Prix motor race held? Brooklands (1926)
  19. What was Lily Munster's maiden name? Dracula
  20. What is the main ingredient of the dish Borscht? Beetroot
  21. What is the US state capital of Virginia? Richmond
  22. A salpingectomy is the surgical removal of which part of the body? Fallopian tubes
  23. What does private health insurance BUPA stand for? British United Provident Association (founded in 1947)
  24. What is the generally accepted collective term for a group of starlings? Murmuration
  25. In which year was the Channel Tunnel (between England and France) opened? 1994
  26. What was the name of Napoleon's horse at Waterloo? Marengo
  27. A 2007 film celebrated the 50th anniversary of which typeface? Helvetica
  28. If something is bicephalous it has two what? Heads
  29. Which famous fashion emporium was started by Barbara Hulanicki in London in 1964? Biba
  30. Who wrote the ballet The Firebird? Igor Stravinsky (1910)


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