General Knowledge Quiz #54

  1. Which city in the UK has the oldest Chamber of Commerce?
  2. Katakana is a symbol system of which language?
  3. Which Tsar of Russia ruled from 1682-1725?
  4. In which African country is Lake Turkana?
  5. What poem contains the words, "...Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink..." ?
  6. Miliaria is the medical name for what condition?
  7. The Ansoff Matrix tool for assessing strategic risk concerns what two aspects of business, from a new and existing perspective?
  8. Which British school holds its annual Wall Game on the 30th of November?
  9. What colour are the flowers of the various plants known as Celandines?
  10. The Swiss Re Tower in London is commonly known by what name?
  11. Dom Mintoff was the prime minister of which country?
  12. What is the profession of Peter Kingdom in the UK TV series 'Kingdom'?
  13. The Babbington Plot was devised to kill which English monarch?
  14. What type of food is linguine?
  15. Tanzania is a portmanteau name (two-word combination) from which two states which united in 1964?
  16. What Mexican duo are famous for their high energy classical guitar music, including a version of Stairway to Heaven?
  17. The usual graph shape for product failure rate, starting and ending high with a long flat bottom in between, is known as what sort of curve?
  18. Who released a 1995 album called Stanley Road?
  19. In which decade did Queen Victoria's husband die?
  20. Which writer created the fictional detective Auguste Dupin?
  21. What is a female ferret called?
  22. What is an animal called whose diet consists mainly of leaves?
  23. What satirical US tabloid magazine closed in 2007 after 28 years of publishing?
  24. Carceral relates to what type of building?
  25. How many vertebrae bones does a human usually have?
  26. What type of headwear is named after a hero in a Robert Burns poem?
  27. What official reporting statement shows a company's financial situation, notably assets, at a point in time?
  28. What island was previously called Formosa?
  29. American Jazz musician John Coltrane is famous for playing which instrument?
  30. In telecommunications was does STD (as in STD area codes) stand for?
  31. In which UK city was artist L S Lowry born?
  32. Chitterlings are the small intestines of which animal?
  33. In which century was the Oxford Cambridge Boat Race first held?
  34. Which 1950s-60s sex symbol is reputed to have said, "I started out as a lousy actress and have remained one"?
  35. Whose enormous yacht Eclipse launched in June 2009?
  36. Which singer was born Steven Demetre Georgiou?
  37. The AIDA advertising and selling model refers to the sequence of what four stages in the process buying something?
  38. What is the capital of Ecuador?
  39. What is a theodolite: an angle measuring tool; a Greek caveman; a 1970s car model; or a scented lamp?
  40. The initials SKILL are an aid to remembering what five excretory organs of the human body?

General Knowledge Quiz #54 Answers

  1. Which city in the UK has the oldest Chamber of Commerce? Glasgow (founded 1783)
  2. Katakana is a symbol system of which language? Japanese
  3. Which Tsar of Russia ruled from 1682-1725? Peter the Great (Peter I the Great - Pyotr Alexeyevich Romanov)
  4. In which African country is Lake Turkana? Kenya
  5. What poem contains the words, "...Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink..." ? The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (by Samuel Taylor Coleridge)
  6. Miliaria is the medical name for what condition? Prickly heat (or heat rash)
  7. The Ansoff Matrix tool for assessing strategic risk concerns what two aspects of business, from a new and existing perspective? Markets and Products (see Ansoff Matrix)
  8. Which British school holds its annual Wall Game on the 30th of November? Eton
  9. What colour are the flowers of the various plants known as Celandines? Yellow
  10. The Swiss Re Tower in London is commonly known by what name? The Gherkin
  11. Dom Mintoff was the prime minister of which country? Malta
  12. What is the profession of Peter Kingdom in the UK TV series 'Kingdom'? Solicitor
  13. The Babbington Plot was devised to kill which English monarch? Queen Elizabeth the First
  14. What type of food is linguine? Pasta
  15. Tanzania is a portmanteau name (two-word combination) from which two states which united in 1964? Tanganyika and Zanzibar
  16. What Mexican duo are famous for their high energy classical guitar music, including a version of Stairway to Heaven? Rodrigo y Gabriela (Rodrigo and Gabriela)
  17. The usual graph shape for product failure rate, starting and ending high with a long flat bottom in between, is known as what sort of curve? Bathtub
  18. Who released a 1995 album called Stanley Road? Paul Weller
  19. In which decade did Queen Victoria's husband die? 1860s (1861)
  20. Which writer created the fictional detective Auguste Dupin? Edgar Allen Poe
  21. What is a female ferret called? Gill (or Jill)
  22. What is an animal called whose diet consists mainly of leaves? Folivore
  23. What satirical US tabloid magazine closed in 2007 after 28 years of publishing? The Weekly World News
  24. Carceral relates to what type of building? Prison (or jail, or gaol)
  25. How many vertebrae bones does a human usually have? Thirty-three
  26. What type of headwear is named after a hero in a Robert Burns poem? Tam O'Shanter
  27. What official reporting statement shows a company's financial situation, notably assets, at a point in time? Balance sheet (see financial terminology)
  28. What island was previously called Formosa? Taiwan
  29. American Jazz musician John Coltrane is famous for playing which instrument? Saxophone
  30. In telecommunications was does STD (as in STD area codes) stand for? Subscriber Trunk Dialling
  31. In which UK city was artist L S Lowry born? Manchester
  32. Chitterlings are the small intestines of which animal? Pig
  33. In which century was the Oxford Cambridge Boat Race first held? 1800s (or 19th century - 1829)
  34. Which 1950s-60s sex symbol is reputed to have said, "I started out as a lousy actress and have remained one"? Brigitte Bardot
  35. Whose enormous yacht Eclipse launched in June 2009? Roman Abramovich
  36. Which singer was born Steven Demetre Georgiou? Yusuf Islam (or Cat Stevens)
  37. The AIDA advertising and selling model refers to the sequence of what four stages in the process buying something? Attention, Interest, Desire, Action (see AIDA in the sales training section for more information)
  38. What is the capital of Ecuador? Quito (fully, San Francisco de Quito)
  39. What is a theodolite: an angle measuring tool; a Greek caveman; a 1970s car model; or a scented lamp? An angle measuring tool
  40. The initials SKILL are an aid to remembering what five excretory organs of the human body? Skin, Kidneys, Intestines, Liver, Lungs


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