General Knowledge Questions (52)

  1. From which fruit is the cordial grenadine primarily made?
  2. What type of musical instrument is a goombay?
  3. What is the US state capital of Vermont?
  4. Blepharitis is the medical term for the inflamation of which part of the body?
  5. The 2003 film Lost in Translation is set in which city?
  6. Who discovered the Victoria Falls in 1855?
  7. Ailurophobia is a fear of what?
  8. Who wrote the novel The Cider House Rules?
  9. In golf what is the name of a score of one stroke over par for a hole?
  10. Who invented the centigrade thermometer in 1742?
  11. What does DVD commonly now stand for?
  12. What is the name of the casino on the reservation of the Mashantucket Pequot tribe in Connecticut?
  13. Artist and musician Chris Sievey is better known as whom?
  14. Glen Moy and Autumn Bliss are varieties of which fruit?
  15. Exodus, the second book of the Bible, recounts the departure of the Israelites from which country?
  16. What was the nationality of Lazlo Josef Biro, inventor of the ballpoint pen?
  17. Which singer held a gladiolus in his first appearance on BBC TV's Top of the Pops in 1983?
  18. Which US spacecraft was launched from Cape Kennedy in October 1968?
  19. Which British singer's real name is Thomas Woodward?
  20. Sinclair Lewis was the first American to win a Nobel Prize for what subject?
  21. What is the legislative assembly of Spain called?
  22. Who painted The Rake's Progress?
  23. A pelisse is what type of garment?
  24. Which English Queen was executed on 19 May 1536?
  25. A boyar was a member of the aristocracy in which country?
  26. What are the five events of the modern pentathlon?
  27. The Taj Mahal is on the bank of which river?
  28. In which year was British Summertime first introduced?
  29. What was the pseudonym of French dramatist Jean-Baptiste Poqueline?
  30. On which city were the 1912 Summer Olympic Games held?

General Knowledge Answers (52)

  1. Which fruit is the cordial grenadine primarily made from? Pomegranates
  2. What type of musical instrument is a goombay? Drum
  3. What is the US state capital of Vermont? Montpelier
  4. Blepharitis is the medical term for the inflamation of which part of the body? Eyelid
  5. The 2003 film Lost in Translation is set in which city? Tokyo
  6. Who discovered the Victoria Falls in 1855? David Livingstone
  7. Ailurophobia is a fear of what? Cats
  8. Who wrote the novel The Cider House Rules? John Irving
  9. In golf what is the name of a score of one stroke over par for a hole? Bogey
  10. Who invented the centigrade thermometer in 1742? Anders Celsius
  11. What does DVD commonly now stand for? Digital Versatile Disc (formerly Digital Video Disc)
  12. What is the name of the casino on the reservation of the Mashantucket Pequot tribe in Connecticut? Foxwoods (as at May 2008 the biggest in the world)
  13. Artist and musician Chris Sievey is better known as whom? Frank Sidebottom
  14. Glen Moy and Autumn Bliss are varieties of which fruit? Raspberry
  15. Exodus, the second book of the Bible, recounts the departure of the Israelites from which country? Egypt
  16. What was the nationality of Lazlo Josef Biro, inventor of the ballpoint pen? Hungarian
  17. Which singer held a gladiolus in his first appearance on BBC TV's Top of the Pops in 1983? Morrissey (with The Smiths)
  18. Which US spacecraft was launched from Cape Kennedy in October 1968? Apollo Seven
  19. Which British singer's real name is Thomas Woodward? Tom Jones
  20. Sinclair Lewis was the first American to win a Nobel Prize for what subject? Literature(1930)
  21. What is the legislative assembly of Spain called? Cortes (fully Cortes Generales)
  22. Who painted The Rake's Progress? William Hogarth
  23. A pelisse is what type of garment? Cloak
  24. Which English Queen was executed on 19 May 1536? Anne Boleyn
  25. A boyar was a member of the aristocracy in which country? Russia (next in rank below a prince)
  26. What are the five events of the modern pentathlon? Fencing, shooting, swimming riding and cross-country running.
  27. The Taj Mahal is on the bank of which river? Jumna
  28. In which year was British Summertime first introduced? 1916 (during the First World War, and later made permanent in 1925 by House of Commons vote)
  29. What was the pseudonym of French dramatist Jean-Baptiste Poqueline? Moliere (1622-73)
  30. On which city were the 1912 Summer Olympic Games held? Stockholm


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