General Knowledge Questions (77)

  1. What type of musical instrument is a tabor?
  2. The ABC abbreviation in first-aid refers to checking what on a casualty?
  3. A heptathlon is an athletic contest of how many separate events?
  4. Which performer opened the 1969 Woodstock festival?
  5. What is cartoon character Spongebob Squarepants' starfish friend called?
  6. What is the traditional Maori greeting in which people press noses together?
  7. Who played Commodus in the 2000 film Gladiator?
  8. The Japanese company Ajinomoto (meaning 'essence of taste') was formed in 1909 to market which popular food ingredient?
  9. What was serial killer John Christie's London address, and the title of the 1970 film about him starring Richard Attenborough?
  10. Palamino is a variety of which fruit?
  11. What internet error code number displays on a computer screen to indicate that a webpage cannot be found?
  12. Forefathers Day is celebrated in the US on which date?
  13. The Estoril Grand Prix circuit is in which European country?
  14. What city has the busiest European underground railway system?
  15. Joseph Addison and Richard Steele founded (in 1711), and Boris Johnson edited, which British magazine?
  16. Who was burned at the stake, age 19, in Rouen in 1431?
  17. What is the plant genus of the decorative bouquet filler used by florists called baby's breath or soap wort?
  18. Who was the first professional cricketer to captain England?
  19. What were Brazilians encouraged to grow in 2009 as a protest against president Sarney, accused of embezzlement and nepotism?
  20. What is the correct spelling of the word 'exma' (the skin complaint)?
  21. Catherine of Valois was the wife of which English king?
  22. How many times did Martina Navratilova reach the Women's Singles Final at Wimbledon?
  23. What is the capital of the Bahamas?
  24. What corporation gave its name to the new Learning Centre at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland?
  25. What is a Hellenist: an airship pilot, a devil worshipper, an expert in Greek language or history, or a corkscrew collector?
  26. What number is produced by displaying one of each of the Roman numerals, in descending order?
  27. What commonly occurring gas has the chemical formula CH4 ?
  28. What is a merkin?
  29. What character normally appears with the % (percentage) symbol on its key of a QWERTY keyboard?
  30. On which island was Napoleon Bonaparte born in 1769?
  31. Which late ostentatious US pianist's first names were Wladziu Valentino?
  32. What type of dangerous creature is a massasauga?
  33. In medicine what is the tube implanted in the eardrum to drain the middle ear?
  34. The British road sign of a red diagonal cross on a blue background in a red circle means what?
  35. What was the only painting Vincent Van Gogh is known to have sold in his lifetime?
  36. In Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own, what is the name of Shakespeare's sister?
  37. What is the fourth root of 81?
  38. Which English rock band were originally called the Spectres?
  39. The plant Nicotiana tabacum is more commonly known by what name?
  40. What is a meeting hall of the Salvation Army called?
  41. Uxoricide is the killing of one's what?
  42. Mr Wopsle is a character in which Charles Dickens novel?
  43. Who is the engineer with the big triangular hair-style in the Dilbert cartoons?
  44. Approximately how many kilometres does light travel in an hour: ten billion; a billion; a million, or a thousand?
  45. What big disastrous English event happened in 1666?

General Knowledge Answers (77)

  1. What type of musical instrument is a tabor? Drum
  2. The ABC abbreviation in first-aid refers to checking what on a casualty? Airway, Breathing, Circulation
  3. A heptathlon is an athletic contest of how many separate events? Seven
  4. Which performer opened the 1969 Woodstock festival? Richie Havens
  5. What is cartoon character Spongebob Squarepants' starfish friend called? Patrick Star
  6. What is the traditional Maori greeting in which people press noses together? Hongi
  7. Who played Commodus in the 2000 film Gladiator? Joaquin Phoenix
  8. The Japanese company Ajinomoto (meaning 'essence of taste') was formed in 1909 to market which popular food ingredient? Monosodium glutamate (MSG, or E Number E621)
  9. What was serial killer John Christie's London address, and the title of the 1970 film about him starring Richard Attenborough? 10 Rillington Place
  10. Palamino is a variety of which fruit? Grape
  11. What internet error code number displays on a computer screen to indicate that a webpage cannot be found? 404
  12. Forefathers Day is celebrated in the US on which date? 21 December (marking the landing of the Pilgrim Fathers at Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts, 1620)
  13. The Estoril Grand Prix circuit is in which European country? Portugal
  14. What city has the busiest European underground railway system? Moscow
  15. Joseph Addison and Richard Steele founded (in 1711), and Boris Johnson edited, which British magazine? The Spectator
  16. Who was burned at the stake, age 19, in Rouen in 1431? Joan of Arc
  17. What is the plant genus of the decorative bouquet filler used by florists called baby's breath or soap wort? Gypsophilia
  18. Who was the first professional cricketer to captain England? Len Hutton
  19. What were Brazilians encouraged to grow in 2009 as a protest against president Sarney, accused of embezzlement and nepotism? Moustaches
  20. What is the correct spelling of the word 'exma' (the skin complaint)? Eczema
  21. Catherine of Valois was the wife of which English king? Henry the Fifth
  22. How many times did Martina Navratilova reach the Women's Singles Final at Wimbledon? Twelve
  23. What is the capital of the Bahamas? Nassau
  24. What corporation gave its name to the new Learning Centre at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland? Rolex
  25. What is a Hellenist: an airship pilot, a devil worshipper, an expert in Greek language or history, or a corkscrew collector? An expert in Greek language or history
  26. What number is produced by displaying one of each of the Roman numerals, in descending order? 1666 (MDCLXVI - 1,000, 500, 100, 50, 10, 5, 1)
  27. What commonly occurring gas has the chemical formula CH4 ? Methane
  28. What is a merkin? A pubic wig
  29. What character normally appears with the % (percentage) symbol on its key of a QWERTY keyboard? 5
  30. On which island was Napoleon Bonaparte born in 1769? Corsica
  31. Which late ostentatious US pianist's first names were Wladziu Valentino? Liberace
  32. What type of dangerous creature is a massasauga? Snake (rattlesnake)
  33. In medicine what is the tube implanted in the eardrum to drain the middle ear? Grommet
  34. The British road sign of a red diagonal cross on a blue background in a red circle means what? No stopping (clearway)
  35. What was the only painting Vincent Van Gogh is known to have sold in his lifetime? Red Vinyard at Arles
  36. In Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own, what is the name of Shakespeare's sister? Judith
  37. What is the fourth root of 81? 3
  38. Which English rock band were originally called the Spectres? Status Quo
  39. The plant Nicotiana tabacum is more commonly known by what name? Tobacco
  40. What is a meeting hall of the Salvation Army called? Citadel
  41. Uxoricide is the killing of one's what? Wife
  42. Mr Wopsle is a character in which Charles Dickens novel? Great Expectations
  43. Who is the engineer with the big triangular hair-style in the Dilbert cartoons? Alice
  44. Approximately how many kilometres does light travel in an hour: ten billion; a billion; a million, or a thousand? A billion
  45. What big disastrous English event happened in 1666? The Great Fire of London


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