General Knowledge Questions (69)

  1. Whose Selected Papers on Hysteria, translated in 1909 by Abraham Brill, introduced the word libido into English?
  2. What was the name of the mythical sculptor who fell in love with the statue of a woman he carved, as told by Roman poet Ovid, and inspiring George Bernard Shaw's play of the same name?
  3. Who wrote the 2009 novel, The Princess and the President, criticized for hinting at an unlikely affair between Diana Princess of Wales and the President of France?
  4. Who produced the 1983 hit record Relax, by Frankie Goes To Hollywood?
  5. Who famously said in the witness box, "Well, he would, wouldn't he?" when told that Viscount Astor denied having an affair with her (in relation to the 1963 Profumo scandal)?
  6. What language is 'Jeg elsker dig' ?
  7. Bessie Wallis Warfield became better known as whom?
  8. Who wrote the 1955 novel Lolita?
  9. Presenter Bill Grundy flirted with which future punk singer during the Sex Pistols' swearing on the live TV Today show in 1976?
  10. In what city is the Venus de Milo statue displayed?
  11. Who is the Greek God of the Marriage Ceremony?
  12. What part of the male anatomy takes its name from a literal meaning of bearing witness (to masculinity)?
  13. What word meaning vanity derives from the fallen Greek god who perished while transfixed by his reflection in a pool of water?
  14. In what decade was sex between two males legalised in the UK?
  15. Dendrophilia is the tendency to be aroused by what?
  16. Oliver Barrett IV was the male lead character in what famous 1970 film?
  17. What in 1972 was the first animated film to receive an X-rating in the USA?
  18. What word, meaning in Greek 'many' and 'man', refers to a woman having more than one husband at the same time?
  19. Oliver Mellors features in what D H Lawrence book, written in 1928 but not officially published in the UK until 1960?
  20. A delusional jealous belief that a partner is unfaithful is known in psychiatry as what syndrome, after a Shakespeare character?
  21. Linda Lovelace starred in what 1972 film, whose title inspired the nickname for the Watergate informant?
  22. Jeffrey Archer's bribe to Monica Coghlan gave rise to the slang 'Archer' for what sum of money?
  23. The parents of the most famous Egyptian Queen, Cleopatra VII, were related in what way (aside from being husband and wife)?
  24. Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider starred in what controversial 1972 film?
  25. Whose tale in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales tells of a knight sent away by his queen to discover what women want above all else?
  26. Brigitte Bardot originally duetted on and prevented the release of what 1960s song, which later became a hit when she was replaced by Jane Birkin?
  27. In what 1980 thriller did Richard Gere play a male prostitute? (bonus point for the theme song)
  28. Whose controversial activities were based at 32 Ambleside Avenue, Streatham, South London?
  29. Who in 1953 appeared on the cover of the first issue of Playboy magazine?
  30. What colour was the dress which featured in Bill Clinton's scandal and impeachment of 1998?

General Knowledge Answers (69)

  1. Whose Selected Papers on Hysteria, translated in 1909 by Abraham Brill, introduced the word libido into English? Sigmund Freud
  2. What was the name of the mythical sculptor who fell in love with the statue of a woman he carved, as told by Roman poet Ovid, and inspiring George Bernard Shaw's play of the same name? Pygmalion
  3. Who wrote the 2009 novel, The Princess and the President, criticized for hinting at an unlikely affair between Diana Princess of Wales and the President of France? Giscard d'Estaing (fully Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, President of France 1974-81)
  4. Who produced the 1983 hit record Relax, by Frankie Goes To Hollywood? Trevor Horn
  5. Who famously said in the witness box, "Well, he would, wouldn't he?" when told that Viscount Astor denied having an affair with her (in relation to the 1963 Profumo scandal)? Mandy Rice-Davies
  6. What language is 'Jeg elsker dig' ? Danish (meaning 'I love you')
  7. Bessie Wallis Warfield became better known as whom? Wallis, Duchess of Windsor (or Mrs Simpson/Wallis Simpson, and later the wife of the former King Edward VIII)
  8. Who wrote the 1955 novel Lolita? Vladimir Nabokov
  9. Presenter Bill Grundy flirted with which future punk singer during the Sex Pistols' swearing on the live TV Today show in 1976? Siouxsie Sioux
  10. In what city is the Venus de Milo statue displayed? Paris (Louvre Museum)
  11. Who is the Greek God of the Marriage Ceremony? Hymen (fully or Hymenaeus or Hymenaios)
  12. What part of the male anatomy takes its name from a literal meaning of bearing witness (to masculinity)? Testicles (or testis/testes - Latin for witness is testis)
  13. What word meaning vanity derives from the fallen Greek god who perished while transfixed by his reflection in a pool of water? Narcissism
  14. In what decade was sex between two males legalised in the UK? 1960s (1967)
  15. Dendrophilia is the tendency to be aroused by what? Trees
  16. Oliver Barrett IV was the male lead character in what famous 1970 film? Love Story(played by Ryan O'Neal; Ali MacGraw played the female lead character Jennifer Cavelleri)
  17. What in 1972 was the first animated film to receive an X-rating in the USA? Fritz the Cat
  18. What word, meaning in Greek 'many' and 'man', refers to a woman having more than one husband at the same time? Polyandry
  19. Oliver Mellors features in what D H Lawrence book, written in 1928 but not officially published in the UK until 1960? Lady Chatterley's Lover
  20. A delusional jealous belief that a partner is unfaithful is known in psychiatry as what syndrome, after a Shakespeare character? Othello syndrome
  21. Linda Lovelace starred in what 1972 film, whose title inspired the nickname for the Watergate informant? Deep Throat
  22. Jeffrey Archer's bribe to Monica Coghlan gave rise to the slang 'Archer' for what sum of money? Two thousand pounds
  23. The parents of the most famous Egyptian Queen, Cleopatra VII, were related in what way (aside from being husband and wife)? Brother and sister (siblings)
  24. Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider starred in what controversial 1972 film? Last Tango in Paris
  25. Whose tale in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales tells of a knight sent away by his queen to discover what women want above all else? The Wife of Bath
  26. Brigitte Bardot originally duetted on and prevented the release of what 1960s song, which later became a hit when she was replaced by Jane Birkin? Je T'Aime (fully 'Je T'Aime... Moi Non Plus' - meaning 'I love you... me neither', written and sung also by Serge Gainsbourg)
  27. In what 1980 thriller did Richard Gere play a male prostitute? (bonus point for the theme song) American Gigolo (theme song Call Me by Blondie)
  28. Whose controversial activities were based at 32 Ambleside Avenue, Streatham, South London? Cynthia Payne (party hostess, acquitted in 1987 after being accused of running a brothel)
  29. Who in 1953 appeared on the cover of the first issue of Playboy magazine? Marilyn Monroe
  30. What colour was the dress which featured in Bill Clinton's scandal and impeachment of 1998? Blue (navy blue)


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