General Knowledge Questions (66)

  1. What is the state capital of Queensland, Australia?
  2. The novel A Scandal in Bohemia features which fictional detective?
  3. Natasha Khan is better known by what name?
  4. What is the name of the UK Guardian newspaper 'midi' size format (470×315mm)?
  5. P is the symbol for which chemical element?
  6. In which 1963 film is Maureen O'Hara spanked by John Wayne?
  7. Benjamin Disraeli entered the House of Lords in 1876 with the title 1st Earl of where?
  8. The Copenhagen Criteria define eligibility for national membership of what organisation?
  9. What is the Irish finger ring, comprising two hands, a heart and crown, worn to indicate romatic status?
  10. What is the grammatical term for words such as at, in, of, to, by, under, and with?
  11. Peter Yarrow was a member of which 1960s folk trio?
  12. Acrophobia is a fear of what?
  13. Idiot Box is a derogatory term for what?
  14. Which city hosts the headquarters of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement?
  15. What country forms the Easterly edge of the Horn of Africa?
  16. William Rufus was the nickname of which English monarch?
  17. What is the Christian festival, meaning 'fiftieth day', celebrated on Whit Sunday?
  18. What is Edward Hopper's famous night-time painting of customers in an American diner?
  19. On which island did Noel Coward spend the last 23 years of his life?
  20. How many musical notes are in a hexachord?
  21. Who illustrated Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass?
  22. A Hoosier is a native of which American state?
  23. What is the highest rank of officer in the RAF?
  24. What is the surname of Eddie played by Adrian Edmondson in the UK TV series Bottom?
  25. Madame du Barry was the mistress of which King of France?
  26. What famous battle began with the English on Senlac Hill?
  27. Vodka, Cointrea (or Triple Sec), cranberry juice and lime-juice make up which cocktail?
  28. Fingernails and toenails are made of what protein?
  29. What British term equates to the American 'quarter-note' in music?
  30. What metal, safely used in food colouring, has the E-Number 175?
  31. Almeria, Merlot, and Waltham Cross are which fruit?
  32. What three-letter Latin term used commonly in English translated literally as 'road' or 'way'?
  33. What is a three-cornered hat called, popular in the 18th century, still worn by Chelsea Pensioners?
  34. Which is the smallest planet in the solar system?
  35. What play was Abraham Lincoln watching when he was shot by John Wilkes Booth?

General Knowledge Answers (66)

  1. What is the state capital of Queensland, Australia? Brisbane
  2. The novel A Scandal in Bohemia features which fictional detective? Sherlock Holmes
  3. Natasha Khan is better known by what name? Bat for Lashes
  4. What is the name of the UK Guardian newspaper 'midi' size format (470×315mm)? Berliner
  5. P is the symbol for which chemical element? Phosphorus
  6. In which 1963 film is Maureen O'Hara spanked by John Wayne? McLintock
  7. Benjamin Disraeli entered the House of Lords in 1876 with the title 1st Earl of where? Beaconsfield
  8. The Copenhagen Criteria define eligibility for national membership of what organisation? The European Union (EU)
  9. What is the Irish finger ring, comprising two hands, a heart and crown, worn to indicate romatic status? Claddagh
  10. What is the grammatical term for words such as at, in, of, to, by, under, and with? Preposition
  11. Peter Yarrow was a member of which 1960s folk trio? Peter, Paul and Mary
  12. Acrophobia is a fear of what? Heights
  13. Idiot Box is a derogatory term for what? A television
  14. Which city hosts the headquarters of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement? Geneva (Switzerland)
  15. What country forms the Easterly edge of the Horn of Africa? Somalia (Republic of Somalia)
  16. William Rufus was the nickname of which English monarch? William the Second
  17. What is the Christian festival, meaning 'fiftieth day', celebrated on Whit Sunday? Pentecost
  18. What is Edward Hopper's famous night-time painting of customers in an American diner? Nighthawks
  19. On which island did Noel Coward spend the last 23 years of his life? Jamaica
  20. How many musical notes are in a hexachord? Six
  21. Who illustrated Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass? John Tenniel (later Sir John Tenniel)
  22. A Hoosier is a native of which American state? Indiana
  23. What is the highest rank of officer in the RAF? Marshall of the Royal Air Force
  24. What is the surname of Eddie played by Adrian Edmondson in the UK TV series Bottom? Hitler
  25. Madame du Barry was the mistress of which King of France? Louis the Fifteenth
  26. What famous battle began with the English on Senlac Hill? Battle of Hastings (1066)
  27. Vodka, Cointrea (or Triple Sec), cranberry juice and lime-juice make up which cocktail? Cosmopolitan
  28. Fingernails and toenails are made of what protein? Keratin
  29. What British term equates to the American 'quarter-note' in music? Crotchet
  30. What metal, safely used in food colouring, has the E-Number 175? Gold
  31. Almeria, Merlot, and Waltham Cross are which fruit? Grapes
  32. What three-letter Latin term used commonly in English translated literally as 'road' or 'way'? Via
  33. What is a three-cornered hat called, popular in the 18th century, still worn by Chelsea Pensioners? Tricorne (or tricorn)
  34. Which is the smallest planet in the solar system? Mercury (Pluto is no longer defined as a planet)
  35. What play was Abraham Lincoln watching when he was shot by John Wilkes Booth?Our American Cousin

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