General Knowledge Quiz #49  


  1. What was the old English silver coin worth four pre-decimal pennies?
  2. Who was the first British black woman to win an Olympic gold medal (for Britain)?
  3. What gas is in the bubbles of sparkling drinks such as fizzy lemonade and champagne?
  4. Hepatic relates to which organ of the human body?
  5. The Bay of Plenty is on the coast of which country?
  6. WWII General Joseph Stilwell's nickname was also the name of what 1970s rock act fronted by Elkie Brooks?
  7. Who played Louise Sawyer in the 1991 film Thelma and Louise?
  8. What name for a temple derives from the ancient Greek meaning 'to all gods' ?
  9. The corporate IT brand HP stands for what name?
  10. What is commonly produced by pouring water into a pan of boiling cooking oil - an indoor rainbow, dry ice, popcorn, or a fierce kitchen fire?
  11. What is the gambling system called in which stakes are continually doubled?
  12. The natural geological columns of Fingal's Cave and the Giant's Causeway are formed of which rock?
  13. Who was the last emperor of China?
  14. What does the c stand for in the equation E=mc2 ?
  15. What was the title of Al Gore's Oscar-winning 2006 documentary?
  16. The introduction of what vegetable coincided with the coronation of the British monarch in 1902?
  17. Mount Ararat is in which country?
  18. How many strings does a mandolin commonly have?
  19. What three-letter brand meaning 'flight' is the Polish national airline?
  20. Yootha Joyce and Brian Murphy played the title roles in which UK 1970s TV sitcom?
  21. What are the first names of writer J R R Tolkien?
  22. Which British cyclist crashed out of the 1998 Tour de France while wearing the Yellow Jersey?
  23. What pub paraphernalia does a tegestologist collect?
  24. Musician Dizzy Gillespie most famously played what instrument?
  25. Deoxyribonucleic acid is commonly known as what?
  26. Who was the voice of the genie in the 1992 animated Disney film Aladdin?
  27. A Dagwood is what type of snack, named after cartoon character Dagwood Bumstead?
  28. What country had the Roman name Lusitania?
  29. The Book of Kells is in which city?
  30. The Prorsum collection is made by which fashion label?
  31. What is the Greek and Turkish delicacy of spiced rice and meat wrapped in vine leaves?
  32. Which French prime minister was executed for treason in 1945?
  33. A logion is a saying attributed to whom?
  34. The 'Mach' speed measurement (for example Mach 1, or Mach 2, etc) is based essentially on multiples of the speed of what?
  35. What is the name of the village near Birmingham, UK, established by George and Richard Cadbury?

General Knowledge Quiz #49 Answers

  1. What was the old English silver coin worth four pre-decimal pennies? Groat
  2. Who was the first British black woman to win an Olympic gold medal (for Britain)? Tessa Sanderson (Javelin, Los Angeles 1984)
  3. What gas is in the bubbles of sparkling drinks such as fizzy lemonade and champagne? Carbon dioxide (CO2)
  4. Hepatic relates to which organ of the human body? Liver
  5. The Bay of Plenty is on the coast of which country? New Zealand
  6. WWII General Joseph Stilwell's nickname was also the name of what 1970s rock act fronted by Elkie Brooks? Vinegar Joe
  7. Who played Louise Sawyer in the 1991 film Thelma and Louise? Susan Sarandon
  8. What name for a temple derives from the ancient Greek meaning 'to all gods' ? Pantheon
  9. The corporate IT brand HP stands for what name? Hewlett-Packard
  10. What is commonly produced by pouring water into a pan of boiling cooking oil - an indoor rainbow, dry ice, popcorn, or a fierce kitchen fire? A fierce kitchen fire
  11. What is the gambling system called in which stakes are continually doubled? Martingale
  12. The natural geological columns of Fingal's Cave and the Giant's Causeway are formed of which rock? Basalt
  13. Who was the last emperor of China? Pu Yi ('Henry' Pu Yi)
  14. What does the c stand for in the equation E=mc2 ? The speed of light (in a vacuum, i.e., 299,792,458 metres per second, or 300,000km/sec or 186,000miles/sec)
  15. What was the title of Al Gore's Oscar-winning 2006 documentary? An Inconvenient Truth
  16. The introduction of what vegetable coincided with the coronation of the British monarch in 1902? King Edward potato (after King Edward VII, reigned 1901-1910)
  17. Mount Ararat is in which country? Turkey
  18. How many strings does a mandolin commonly have? Eight
  19. What three-letter brand meaning 'flight' is the Polish national airline? LOT (Polskie Linie Lotnicze, meaning Polish Airlines)
  20. Yootha Joyce and Brian Murphy played the title roles in which UK 1970s TV sitcom? George and Mildred
  21. What are the first names of writer J R R Tolkien? John Ronald Reuel
  22. Which British cyclist crashed out of the 1998 Tour de France while wearing the Yellow Jersey? Chris Boardman
  23. What pub paraphernalia does a tegestologist collect? Beermats
  24. Musician Dizzy Gillespie most famously played what instrument? Trumpet
  25. Deoxyribonucleic acid is commonly known as what? DNA
  26. Who was the voice of the genie in the 1992 animated Disney film Aladdin? Robin Williams
  27. A Dagwood is what type of snack, named after cartoon character Dagwood Bumstead? Sandwich
  28. What country had the Roman name Lusitania? Portugal
  29. The Book of Kells is in which city? Dublin (in Trinity College Library, it's the four gospels of the New Testament)
  30. The Prorsum collection is made by which fashion label? Burberry
  31. What is the Greek and Turkish delicacy of spiced rice and meat wrapped in vine leaves? Dolma
  32. Which French prime minister was executed for treason in 1945? Pierre Laval
  33. A logion is a saying attributed to whom? Jesus Christ
  34. The 'Mach' speed measurement (for example Mach 1, or Mach 2, etc) is based essentially on multiples of the speed of what? Sound
  35. What is the name of the village near Birmingham, UK, established by George and Richard Cadbury? Bournville


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