General Knowledge Questions (68)

  1. Tenzin Gyatso is more famously known by what name?
  2. What country borders with Belgium, France and Germany?
  3. What alcoholic drink is distilled from the agave plant?
  4. Which British prime minister resigned in 1957 after his failure to handle the Suez Crisis?
  5. Name the fraudulent chairman of Polly Peck who jumped bail and fled to Cyprus in 1993?
  6. What computer game invented by Alexi Pajtnov celebrated its 25th anniversary in June 2009?
  7. Terpsichore is the ancient Greek muse of which art form?
  8. Raymond Babbitt is the title character in which 1988 film?
  9. Scottish rebel Robert MacGregor was better known by what name?
  10. The logo of the Yamaha corporation comprises three interlocking what?
  11. What is the name of the US President's helicopter?
  12. Who won the 2009 F1 British Grand Prix?
  13. ENT is what department in a hospital?
  14. Vladimir Ulyanov was better known as which political activist and leader?
  15. Who was the first king of Rome?
  16. Who starred as Trampas the 1960-70s TV series The Virginian?
  17. What is the Japanese art of fencing which uses bamboo swords?
  18. In which year was the American Declaration of Independence signed?
  19. Who was the youngest player (as at 2009) to win the Wimbledon Men's Singles Final?
  20. What is the chemical symbol for diamond?
  21. What is the velvet fabric with a pattern formed by burning the pile away with acid?
  22. Which controversial footballer was the first to play for (and later to captain) England who was born after England won the 1966 World Cup?
  23. What was the name of the guardian angel in the 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life?
  24. Which US sportsman was nicknamed the Sultan of Swat?
  25. The songs I got Life and Aquarius come from which musical?
  26. What is the mythical beast depicted with the body of a lion, face of a man, and sting of a scorpion?
  27. What is the birthstone for January?
  28. A nephrectomy is the surgical removal of which part of the body?
  29. What colour is LaLa of Teletubbies?
  30. Holy Island off the English coast is also known by what name?
  31. What was the basic monetary unit of Greece before the Euro?

General Knowledge Answers (68)

  1. Tenzin Gyatso is more famously known by what name? The Dalai Lama (14th)
  2. What country borders with Belgium, France and Germany? Luxembourg
  3. What alcoholic drink is distilled from the agave plant? Tequila
  4. Which British prime minister resigned in 1957 after his failure to handle the Suez Crisis? Anthony Eden
  5. Name the fraudulent chairman of Polly Peck who jumped bail and fled to Cyprus in 1993? Asil Nadir
  6. What computer game invented by Alexi Pajtnov celebrated its 25th anniversary in June 2009? Tetris
  7. Terpsichore is the ancient Greek muse of which art form? Dance
  8. Raymond Babbitt is the title character in which 1988 film? Rainman
  9. Scottish rebel Robert MacGregor was better known by what name? Rob Roy
  10. The logo of the Yamaha corporation comprises three interlocking what? Tuning forks
  11. What is the name of the US President's helicopter? Marine One
  12. Who won the 2009 F1 British Grand Prix? Sebastian Vettel (Germany, Red Bull/Renault)
  13. ENT is what department in a hospital? Ear, Nose and Throat
  14. Vladimir Ulyanov was better known as which political activist and leader? Lenin
  15. Who was the first king of Rome? Romulus
  16. Who starred as Trampas the 1960-70s TV series The Virginian? Doug McClure
  17. What is the Japanese art of fencing which uses bamboo swords? Kendo
  18. In which year was the American Declaration of Independence signed? 1776
  19. Who was the youngest player (as at 2009) to win the Wimbledon Men's Singles Final? Boris Becker (1985)
  20. What is the chemical symbol for diamond? C (diamond is carbon)
  21. What is the velvet fabric with a pattern formed by burning the pile away with acid? Devoré
  22. Which controversial footballer was the first to play for (and later to captain) England who was born after England won the 1966 World Cup? Tony Adams
  23. What was the name of the guardian angel in the 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life? Clarence
  24. Which US sportsman was nicknamed the Sultan of Swat? Babe Ruth (George Herman Ruth)
  25. The songs I got Life and Aquarius come from which musical? Hair
  26. What is the mythical beast depicted with the body of a lion, face of a man, and sting of a scorpion? Manticore
  27. What is the birthstone for January? Garnet
  28. A nephrectomy is the surgical removal of which part of the body? Kidney
  29. What colour is LaLa of Teletubbies? Yellow
  30. Holy Island off the English coast is also known by what name? Lindisfarne
  31. What was the basic monetary unit of Greece before the Euro? Drachma


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