General Knowledge Quiz #60

  1. What is the longest line of latitude on the Earth?
  2. Pisciculture is the breeding and rearing of what?
  3. In which US city is the 1974 film Towering Inferno set?
  4. Which artist is famous for painting at the Moulin Rouge?
  5. What long-necked instrument, now usually with four pairs of strings, originated in Greece and is still popularly associated with Greek music?
  6. Who was the first driver to be knighted for his services to motor sport?
  7. In global finance what does IMF stand for?
  8. The Davis Strait lies between Baffin Island and which country (also considered a dependency)?
  9. January King, Meteor, and Salarite are varieties of which vegetable?
  10. The city of Breda is in which European country?
  11. Sitophobia is the fear of what: bricks and rubble; telescopes; food; or settees and armchairs?
  12. Mount Elbrus (5,642 metres) is the highest mountain in which continent?
  13. What is the fastest running bird in the world: emu; roadrunner; ostrich; or the erect-crested penguin?
  14. Who became president of the USA in 1989?
  15. What type of creature is a copperhead?
  16. Nicholas Rowe's 1703 play The Fair Penitent originated what character, whose name has since referred to a seducer of women?
  17. Dresden china originated in which country?
  18. Brothers Harry, Samuel, Albert and Jack established which film company in 1923?
  19. In Greek mythology what are the goddesses or spirits which inspire the creation of literature and the arts?
  20. Coober Pedy, the largest opal mine in the world, is in which country?
  21. The suffix 'stan' in a country's name such as Afghanistan derives from what early Indo-European meaning: mountain; stand; flag; or goat?
  22. What is the name of the shallow circular transparent dish with a flat lid, used for the culture of micro-organisms?
  23. Mrs Maria Fitzherbert was the wife of which British monarch?
  24. Canada Day (previously Dominion Day) is celebrated on which date?
  25. Which is the only city to lie in two continents?
  26. Selhurst Park is the home ground of which English football club?
  27. What is the name of the substance obtained from the dried swim bladders of fish, used in brewing and winemaking?
  28. Which US state is known as the Sunflower State?
  29. The lahara, used in the liqueur Curacao, is an adaptation of which common fruit?
  30. Heliotherapy is the therapeutic use of what?

General Knowledge Quiz #60 Answers

  1. What is the longest line of latitude on the Earth? Equator
  2. Pisciculture is the breeding and rearing of what? Fish
  3. In which US city is the 1974 film Towering Inferno set? San Francisco
  4. Which artist is famous for painting at the Moulin Rouge? Toulouse-Lautrec (fully Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec)
  5. What long-necked instrument, now usually with four pairs of strings, originated in Greece and is still popularly associated with Greek music? Bouzouki
  6. Who was the first driver to be knighted for his services to motor sport? Jack Brabham
  7. In global finance what does IMF stand for? International Monetary Fund
  8. The Davis Strait lies between Baffin Island and which country (also considered a dependency)? Greenland
  9. January King, Meteor, and Salarite are varieties of which vegetable? Cabbage
  10. The city of Breda is in which European country? Netherlands
  11. Sitophobia is the fear of what: bricks and rubble; telescopes; food; or settees and armchairs? Food (from Greek sito, food)
  12. Mount Elbrus (5,642 metres) is the highest mountain in which continent? Europe (in Russia, in the Caucasus range)
  13. What is the fastest running bird in the world: emu; roadrunner; ostrich; or the erect-crested penguin? Ostrich
  14. Who became president of the USA in 1989? George Bush, Senior
  15. What type of creature is a copperhead? Snake
  16. Nicholas Rowe's 1703 play The Fair Penitent originated what character, whose name has since referred to a seducer of women? Lothario
  17. Dresden china originated in which country? Germany
  18. Brothers Harry, Samuel, Albert and Jack established which film company in 1923? Warner Brothers
  19. In Greek mythology what are the goddesses or spirits which inspire the creation of literature and the arts? Muses
  20. Coober Pedy, the largest opal mine in the world, is in which country? Australia
  21. The suffix 'stan' in a country's name such as Afghanistan derives from what early Indo-European meaning: mountain; stand; flag; or goat? Stand (referring to standing somewhere, evolving afterwards to mean a place, nation, etc.)
  22. What is the name of the shallow circular transparent dish with a flat lid, used for the culture of micro-organisms? Petri dish (after German bacteriologist Julius Petri)
  23. Mrs Maria Fitzherbert was the wife of which British monarch? George the Fourth
  24. Canada Day (previously Dominion Day) is celebrated on which date? 1st July(anniversary of the 1 July 1867 enactment of the British North America Act, forming a single country called Canada)
  25. Which is the only city to lie in two continents? Istanbul (in Asia and Europe)
  26. Selhurst Park is the home ground of which English football club? Crystal Palace
  27. What is the name of the substance obtained from the dried swim bladders of fish, used in brewing and winemaking? Isinglass
  28. Which US state is known as the Sunflower State? Kansas
  29. The lahara, used in the liqueur Curacao, is an adaptation of which common fruit? Orange
  30. Heliotherapy is the therapeutic use of what? Sunlight


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