General Knowledge Questions (72)

  1. Titan and Ganymeade are what in our Solar System?
  2. In the first episode of the TV series Dallas which character took his new wife home to meet his family?
  3. How many players in total are bound together from both sides in forming a rugby union scrum?
  4. Which English county is known locally as Kernow?
  5. Pogonophobia is a fear of what (usually) male characteristic?
  6. What does an arctophilist collect: shrunken heads, teddy bears, tiny boats made from sugar, or antique door-frames?
  7. Who was the last surviving of the literary Bronte sisters?
  8. Which Guns 'n' Roses song is based on a short story by Del James called Without You?
  9. In which year was the Wall Street Crash?
  10. Lake Van is in which European country?
  11. In a theatre what is the job of a visagiste?
  12. Who runs the Greendale post office in the children's TV show Postman Pat?
  13. In Greek mythology what is a nymph called who inhabits a wood or a tree?
  14. In cricket what is a batsman's score of nought commonly called?
  15. GBJ is the international vehicle registration for where?
  16. What is the fruit of the blackthorn (prunus spinosa)?
  17. What would a silkworm grow to become if permitted to do so?
  18. The Domesday Book was made by order of which English monarch?
  19. Who played Dr Who in the 1965 film Dr Who and the Daleks?
  20. What is the medical condition in which a person has an extreme tendency to fall asleep at inappropriate times?
  21. Which country was previously called Siam?
  22. Who wrote the novel The Murders in the Rue Morgue?
  23. Which singer and winner of the 2002 Mercury Music Prize was born Niomi McLean-Daley?
  24. Which retail chain changed their corporate font in 2009 from Futura to Verdana?
  25. What is the standard duration of a chukka in the sport of field polo?
  26. What is the title of the first James Bond film?
  27. Who was the first president of independent Russia (as distinct from USSR, the Soviet Union)?
  28. What merchant bank collapsed in 1995 due to unauthorised debts accumulated by trader Nick Leeson?
  29. In the US and Canada, Labor Day falls on the first Monday of which month?
  30. What was the name and call-sign of the Apollo Eleven lunar module?

General Knowledge Answers (72)

  1. Titan and Ganymeade are what in our Solar System? Moons (of Saturn and Jupiter)
  2. In the first episode of the TV series Dallas which character took his new wife home to meet his family? Bobby Ewing (Pam was his wife)
  3. How many players in total are bound together from both sides in forming a rugby union scrum? Sixteen
  4. Which English county is known locally as Kernow? Cornwall
  5. Pogonophobia is a fear of what (usually) male characteristic? Beards
  6. What does an arctophilist collect: shrunken heads, teddy bears, tiny boats made from sugar, or antique door-frames? Teddy bears
  7. Who was the last surviving of the literary Bronte sisters? Charlotte
  8. Which Guns 'n' Roses song is based on a short story by Del James called Without You? November Rain
  9. In which year was the Wall Street Crash? 1929
  10. Lake Van is in which European country? Turkey
  11. In a theatre what is the job of a visagiste? Make-up artist
  12. Who runs the Greendale post office in the children's TV show Postman Pat? Mrs Goggins
  13. In Greek mythology what is a nymph called who inhabits a wood or a tree? Dryad
  14. In cricket what is a batsman's score of nought commonly called? A duck
  15. GBJ is the international vehicle registration for where? Jersey
  16. What is the fruit of the blackthorn (prunus spinosa)? Sloe
  17. What would a silkworm grow to become if permitted to do so? Silkmoth (the worms are boiled in their silk cocoons before they can emerge as moths, or the threads of the cocoons would be damaged)
  18. The Domesday Book was made by order of which English monarch? William the First(William the Conqueror, ordered in 1085, published 1086)
  19. Who played Dr Who in the 1965 film Dr Who and the Daleks? Peter Cushing
  20. What is the medical condition in which a person has an extreme tendency to fall asleep at inappropriate times? Narcolepsy
  21. Which country was previously called Siam? Thailand
  22. Who wrote the novel The Murders in the Rue Morgue? Edgar Allan Poe
  23. Which singer and winner of the 2002 Mercury Music Prize was born Niomi McLean-Daley? Ms Dynamite
  24. Which retail chain changed their corporate font in 2009 from Futura to Verdana? IKEA
  25. What is the standard duration of a chukka in the sport of field polo? Seven minutes
  26. What is the title of the first James Bond film? Dr No (1962)
  27. Who was the first president of independent Russia (as distinct from USSR, the Soviet Union)? Boris Yeltsin (1992)
  28. What merchant bank collapsed in 1995 due to unauthorised debts accumulated by trader Nick Leeson? Barings
  29. In the US and Canada, Labor Day falls on the first Monday of which month? September
  30. What was the name and call-sign of the Apollo Eleven lunar module? Eagle


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