General Knowledge Quiz #36

  1. What is the theme tune of the US basketball team, the Harlem Globetrotters?
  2. Which UK supermaket chain launched a controversial carrier bag with the maxim 'Take an Old Bag Shopping'?
  3. Which British comedian features in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV?
  4. Who was the first British Prime Minister not to have been privately educated?
  5. Also known as the Pink City, what is the capital of the Indian state Rajasthan?
  6. Black Dog and Blind Pew are characters in which novel?
  7. A veronique dish is garnished with which fruit?
  8. What is the oldest trophy in international sport?
  9. In which 1953 film did Marilyn Monroe play gold-digger Lorelei Lee?
  10. The London Promenade concerts were founded by which English composer/conductor?
  11. Who captained the West Indies cricket team from 1974-85?
  12. Loyola University is in which US city?
  13. What was singer Tony Bennett's only No1 UK hit single (as at 2009)?
  14. In the human body what is the innominate bone more commonly known as?
  15. Which US singer's real name is Ernest Evans?
  16. Zloty and Grosz are money in which country?
  17. Who became president of Uganda after Idi Amin was overthrown in 1980?
  18. Which city hosted the 1900 Summer Olympics?
  19. In which decade was third class rail travel re-designated second class on British railways?
  20. Clayton Moore and John Hart both played which US TV character?
  21. Saarland is an area of which European country?
  22. The Salk vaccine was developed in 1954 to be used against which disease?
  23. The Battle of Balaclava was fought during which war?
  24. What is a Spanish nobleman of the highest rank called?
  25. Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger founded which website in 2001?
  26. What nationality was guitarist Django Reinhardt?
  27. In the UK children's TV series Playschool, what was the name of the black doll which replaced Hamble in the 1980s?
  28. Who wrote the novel The Thirty-Nine Steps?
  29. What type of plastic was made from phenol and formaldehyde?
  30. In which year was the Berlin Wall built?

General Knowledge Quiz #36 Answers

  1. What is the theme tune of the US basketball team, the Harlem Globetrotters? Sweet Georgia Brown
  2. Which UK supermaket chain launched a controversial carrier bag with the maxim 'Take an Old Bag Shopping'? Sainsbury's
  3. Which British comedian features in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV? Ricky Gervais
  4. Who was the first British Prime Minister not to have been privately educated? David Lloyd George
  5. Also known as the Pink City, what is the capital of the Indian state Rajasthan? Jaipur
  6. Black Dog and Blind Pew are characters in which novel? Treasure Island (Robert L Stevenson)
  7. A veronique dish is garnished with which fruit? Grapes
  8. What is the oldest trophy in international sport? The Americas Cup (in Sailing - introduced 1851)
  9. In which 1953 film did Marilyn Monroe play gold-digger Lorelei Lee? Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
  10. The London Promenade concerts were founded by which English composer/conductor?Sir Henry Wood (in 1895)
  11. Who captained the West Indies cricket team from 1974-85? Clive Lloyd
  12. Loyola University is in which US city? Chicago
  13. What was singer Tony Bennett's only No1 UK hit single (as at 2009)? Stranger in Paradise (1955)
  14. In the human body what is the innominate bone more commonly known as? Hip bone
  15. Which US singer's real name is Ernest Evans? Chubby Checker
  16. Zloty and Grosz are money in which country? Poland
  17. Who became president of Uganda after Idi Amin was overthrown in 1980? Milton Obote
  18. Which city hosted the 1900 Summer Olympics? Paris
  19. In which decade was third class rail travel re-designated second class on British railways? 1950s (1956)
  20. Clayton Moore and John Hart both played which US TV character? The Lone Ranger
  21. Saarland is an area of which European country? Germany
  22. The Salk vaccine was developed in 1954 to be used against which disease? Polio(properly Poliomyelitis - after Jonus Salk, 1914-95)
  23. The Battle of Balaclava was fought during which war? The Crimean War (October 1854)
  24. What is a Spanish nobleman of the highest rank called? Grandee
  25. Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger founded which website in 2001? Wikipedia
  26. What nationality was guitarist Django Reinhardt? Belgian (1910-53)
  27. In the UK children's TV series Playschool, what was the name of the black doll which replaced Hamble in the 1980s? Poppy
  28. Who wrote the novel The Thirty-Nine Steps? John Buchan
  29. What type of plastic was made from phenol and formaldehyde? Bakelite
  30. In which year was the Berlin Wall built? 1961


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