General Knowledge Questions (65)

  1. Pyaemia is the poisoning of what?
  2. What is the profession of world famous Annie Liebovitz?
  3. In which century was divorce legalised (by Act of Parliament) in England?
  4. How many Oscars did the 1959 film Ben Hur win?
  5. What is the capital of Botswana?
  6. Who was Henry the Eighth's fifth wife?
  7. The international standard ream is how many sheets of paper?
  8. Who wrote the novel The Camomile Lawn?
  9. A nap hand is a series of how many winning points or victories in a game or sport?
  10. Which British liner was torpedoed and sunk off the coast of Ireland in 1915?
  11. Which Italian fashion designer was shot and killed outside his Miami home in 1997?
  12. What is the title of a British nobleman ranking above an earl and below a duke?
  13. A tangelo is the hybrid of which two fruits?
  14. The Petrified Forest National Park is in which US state?
  15. Coprophagia is the eating (by insects and certain animals) of what?
  16. Which city is the setting of 1950s musical Kismet?
  17. Lucille LeSueur was the real name of which Academy Award winning US actress and later a director of the Pepsi-Cola Corporation?
  18. Which London tube station was called Gillespie Road before adopting the name of a nearby football club in 1932?
  19. Which Native American Indian tribe bought the Hard Rock chain for a reputed $965m in 2006?
  20. What is the name of the 'and' symbol (originally formed from the French word 'et')?
  21. Passat, the Volkswagen car model, is German for a type of what?
  22. Which singer-songwriter released an album in 1983 called Hearts and Bones?
  23. Who was the first woman Speaker of the UK House of Commons?
  24. What are auctioned at Tattersalls?
  25. What is the fifth book of the Old Testament?
  26. What was the name of the first US satellite, launched 31 Jan 1958?
  27. In Switzerland, 1978, the corpse of which entertainer was reburied in concrete after it was recovered from extortionists?
  28. What word, favoured by crossword compilers, is a small case for holding needles?
  29. Bertrand Russell was a founder member of which British peace-movement organisation, established in 1957?
  30. In Greek mythology what was the name of the old man who ferried the souls of the dead across the River Styx to Hades?

General Knowledge Answers (65)

  1. Pyaemia is the poisoning of what? Blood
  2. What is the profession of world famous Annie Liebovitz? Photographer
  3. In which century was divorce legalised (by Act of Parliament) in England? 19th (or 1800s - 1858)
  4. How many Oscars did the 1959 film Ben Hur win? Eleven
  5. What is the capital of Botswana? Gaborone
  6. Who was Henry the Eighth's fifth wife? Catherine Howard (or Katherine - executed for treason/adultery)
  7. The international standard ream is how many sheets of paper? 500
  8. Who wrote the novel The Camomile Lawn? Mary Wesley
  9. A nap hand is a series of how many winning points or victories in a game or sport? Five
  10. Which British liner was torpedoed and sunk off the coast of Ireland in 1915? Lusitania
  11. Which Italian fashion designer was shot and killed outside his Miami home in 1997? Gianni Versace
  12. What is the title of a British nobleman ranking above an earl and below a duke? Marquess
  13. A tangelo is the hybrid of which two fruits? Tangerine and grapefruit (or pomelo)
  14. The Petrified Forest National Park is in which US state? Arizona
  15. Coprophagia is the eating (by insects and certain animals) of what? Dung (faeces, excrement, poo, etc - typically for its nutritional value)
  16. Which city is the setting of 1950s musical Kismet? Baghdad
  17. Lucille LeSueur was the real name of which Academy Award winning US actress and later a director of the Pepsi-Cola Corporation? Joan Crawford
  18. Which London tube station was called Gillespie Road before adopting the name of a nearby football club in 1932? Arsenal
  19. Which Native American Indian tribe bought the Hard Rock chain for a reputed $965m in 2006? Seminoles (of Florida)
  20. What is the name of the 'and' symbol (originally formed from the French word 'et')? Ampersand (more about the ampersand)
  21. Passat, the Volkswagen car model, is German for a type of what? Wind (a tradewind)
  22. Which singer-songwriter released an album in 1983 called Hearts and Bones? Paul Simon
  23. Who was the first woman Speaker of the UK House of Commons? Betty Boothroyd (in 1993)
  24. What are auctioned at Tattersalls? Horses (thoroughbreds)
  25. What is the fifth book of the Old Testament? Deuteronomy
  26. What was the name of the first US satellite, launched 31 Jan 1958? Explorer 1(additional international designation: 1958 Alpha 1)
  27. In Switzerland, 1978, the corpse of which entertainer was reburied in concrete after it was recovered from extortionists? Charlie Chaplin
  28. What word, favoured by crossword compilers, is a small case for holding needles? Etui
  29. Bertrand Russell was a founder member of which British peace-movement organisation, established in 1957? CND (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament)
  30. In Greek mythology what was the name of the old man who ferried the souls of the dead across the River Styx to Hades? Charon (or Kharon)


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