General Knowledge Questions (70)

  1. What does a hygrometer measure?
  2. Philopobia is the fear of what basic human emotion?
  3. What 1945 film starring Margaret Lockwood was titled after the legend of a 17th century highwaywoman?
  4. What is a sequence of letters called which reads the same backwards as forwards?
  5. Who was the first wife of poet Ted Hughes, who killed herself in 1963?
  6. Which English monarch was nicknamed Longshanks?
  7. Who composed the Funeral March sonata?
  8. What is a choli (pronounced 'kolee') - a midriff-baring bodice worn with a sari, a poisoned well or spring, an under-water spanner, or a mythical flying rabbit?
  9. What is the sixth letter of the Greek alphabet?
  10. Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556) founded what religious order?
  11. Leslie Poles were the first names of which writer, whose works included The Go-Between?
  12. In which city is Hell Gate Bridge, said to have inspired Sydney Harbour Bridge?
  13. The Bessemer process was invented in 1856 for the production of what material?
  14. In which three years did Red Rum win the Grand National?
  15. Which US poet wrote the Star-Spangled Banner?
  16. What is the basic monetary unit of Morocco?
  17. Which is the world's deepest ocean?
  18. Who wrote the 1950 novel A Town Like Alice?
  19. Sentenced to death at the Nuremberg Trials, which former chief of the Luftwaffe took cyanide the night before his scheduled hanging?
  20. What are the names of the mother and father dogs in the film 101 Dalmations?
  21. The grandfather of which English actress was leader of the Labour Party 1931-35?
  22. A human-being has how many pairs of chromosomes?
  23. Which American writer won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954?
  24. In 1978 who died after serving only 34 days as Pope?
  25. Who played the title role in the 1992 film My Cousin Vinnie?
  26. The Tamil Tigers are a rebel force in which country?
  27. In Greek Mythology which King was condemned to stand near fruit and water which moved away when he reached for them?
  28. Who was the first Prime Minister of Israel?
  29. According to legend who killed the lion represented by the constellation Leo?
  30. In 2005 Yulia Tymoshenko became the first female Prime Minister of which country?

General Knowledge Answers (70)

  1. What does a hygrometer measure? Humidity
  2. Philopobia is the fear of what basic human emotion? Love (falling in and being in love)
  3. What 1945 film starring Margaret Lockwood was titled after the legend of a 17th century highwaywoman? The Wicked Lady
  4. What is a sequence of letters called which reads the same backwards as forwards? Palindrome
  5. Who was the first wife of poet Ted Hughes, who killed herself in 1963? Sylvia Plath
  6. Which English monarch was nicknamed Longshanks? Edward the First
  7. Who composed the Funeral March sonata? Frederic Chopin (properly Frédéric François Chopin)
  8. What is a choli (pronounced 'kolee') - a midriff-baring bodice worn with a sari, a poisoned well or spring, an under-water spanner, or a mythical flying rabbit? A midriff-baring bodice worn with a sari
  9. What is the sixth letter of the Greek alphabet? Zeta
  10. Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556) founded what religious order? The Society of Jesus (or the Jesuits)
  11. Leslie Poles were the first names of which writer, whose works included The Go-Between? L P Hartley
  12. In which city is Hell Gate Bridge, said to have inspired Sydney Harbour Bridge? New York
  13. The Bessemer process was invented in 1856 for the production of what material? Steel(after Henry Bessemer)
  14. In which three years did Red Rum win the Grand National? 1973, 1974, 1977
  15. Which US poet wrote the Star-Spangled Banner? Francis Scott Key (in 1814)
  16. What is the basic monetary unit of Morocco? Dirham
  17. Which is the world's deepest ocean? Pacific (10,924m at its deepest, in the Mariana Trench)
  18. Who wrote the 1950 novel A Town Like Alice? Nevil Shute
  19. Sentenced to death at the Nuremberg Trials, which former chief of the Luftwaffe took cyanide the night before his scheduled hanging? Hermann Goring (fully Hermann Wilhelm Göring)
  20. What are the names of the mother and father dogs in the film 101 Dalmations? Perdita and Pongo
  21. The grandfather of which English actress was leader of the Labour Party 1931-35? Angela Lansbury (George Lansbury was the grandfather)
  22. A human-being has how many pairs of chromosomes? Twenty-three
  23. Which American writer won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954? Ernest Hemmingway
  24. In 1978 who died after serving only 34 days as Pope? Pope John Paul the First (Albino Luciani, of Italy)
  25. Who played the title role in the 1992 film My Cousin Vinnie? Joe Pesci
  26. The Tamil Tigers are a rebel force in which country? Sri Lanka
  27. In Greek Mythology which King was condemned to stand near fruit and water which moved away when he reached for them? Tantalus
  28. Who was the first Prime Minister of Israel? David Ben-Gurion (1948-53 and 1955-63)
  29. According to legend who killed the lion represented by the constellation Leo? Hercules(or Heracles)
  30. In 2005 Yulia Tymoshenko became the first female Prime Minister of which country? Ukraine


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