General Knowledge Quiz #61

  1. What Latin term is used to mean 'word for word', or 'exactly the same words'?
  2. What memorable song line from American Pie by Don McLean refers to the day a plane crash killed Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and The Big Bopper?
  3. Michelle Robinson is the maiden name of which famous wife?
  4. Offaly, Westmeath, Carlow and Cavan are counties of which country?
  5. A gymnophobia sufferer fears what: exercise; nudity; public buildings; or ball-games?
  6. The Shore Durometer devised by Albert Shore in the 1920s measures what quality of materials such as rubber and plastics?
  7. Which poet wrote the lines: "And when those deep and burning moments pass'd, And Juan sunk to sleep within her arms.." ?
  8. A heptahedron is a solid figure with how many plane sides?
  9. A cope is a long ceremonial cloak worn by a member of what profession: clergy; judge; nurse; or magician?
  10. Who was the next president of the USA after Gerald Ford?
  11. Ichthyology is the study of what?
  12. What country has the largest forested area?
  13. What element has the highest melting point of any metal - symbol W, otherwise known as wolfram?
  14. The expression of high quality 'blue ribbon' or 'blue ribband' equates to what French term?
  15. Arthur Wellesley (1769-1845) is better known by what title?
  16. In what state is the highest mountain in the USA?
  17. Credited with popularising the girl's name Wendy in a famous children's book, who also wrote the stage play The Admirable Crichton?
  18. Hilary, Easter, Trinity and Michaelmas are traditional English (and Welsh) seasonal names in what: law courts; horse-racing; farming; or road-mending?
  19. Which painting was stolen from the Louvre in Paris in 1911 and kept for two years by museum employee Vincenzo Peruggia?
  20. Which British prime minister wrote History of the English Speaking Peoples?
  21. Loperamide is used to treat what medical condition: water on the knee; sore throat; impotence; or diarrhoea?
  22. St James's Palace in London was commissioned by which British monarch?
  23. Technically a berry or fruit, brinjal is the Indian name for which 'vegetable'?
  24. The Irish Derby is held at which racecourse?
  25. The cephalothorax and the opisthosoma are body sections of what: arachnids (spiders, etc); humans; birds; or fire-engines?
  26. Born Betty Joan Perske, which actress starred in The Big Sleep and To Have and Have Not?
  27. In which European city is the Charles Bridge?
  28. To which Scottish island did Bonnie Price Charlie escape, dressed as a maid, in 1746?
  29. What nation won the European Football Championship after first failing to qualify for the finals tournament?
  30. Flame, Birds-eye and Quilted refer to decorative varieties of what wood commonly used in musical instruments?

General Knowledge Quiz #61 Answers

  1. What Latin term is used to mean 'word for word', or 'exactly the same words'? Verbatim
  2. What memorable song line from American Pie by Don McLean refers to the day a plane crash killed Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and The Big Bopper? The Day the Music Died(3 Feb 1959)
  3. Michelle Robinson is the maiden name of which famous wife? Michelle Obama
  4. Offaly, Westmeath, Carlow and Cavan are counties of which country? Ireland (Eire)
  5. A gymnophobia sufferer fears what: exercise; nudity; public buildings; or ball-games? Nudity
  6. The Shore Durometer devised by Albert Shore in the 1920s measures what quality of materials such as rubber and plastics? Hardness
  7. Which poet wrote the lines: "And when those deep and burning moments pass'd, And Juan sunk to sleep within her arms.." ? Lord Byron (fully George Gordon Noel, 6th Baron Byron, 1788-1824, from Don Juan, c.1819-24)
  8. A heptahedron is a solid figure with how many plane sides? Seven
  9. A cope is a long ceremonial cloak worn by a member of what profession: clergy; judge; nurse; or magician? Clergy
  10. Who was the next president of the USA after Gerald Ford? Jimmy Carter (served 1977-81)
  11. Ichthyology is the study of what? Fish
  12. What country has the largest forested area? Russia (around 8m square kms)
  13. What element has the highest melting point of any metal - symbol W, otherwise known as wolfram? Tungsten
  14. The expression of high quality 'blue ribbon' or 'blue ribband' equates to what French term? Cordon Bleu
  15. Arthur Wellesley (1769-1845) is better known by what title? The Duke of Wellington(fully, Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, KP, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS)
  16. In what state is the highest mountain in the USA? Alaska (Mount McKinley, also known as Denali)
  17. Credited with popularising the girl's name Wendy in a famous children's book, who also wrote the stage play The Admirable Crichton? J M Barrie (Sir James Matthew Barrie - Wendy featured in his book Peter Pan)
  18. Hilary, Easter, Trinity and Michaelmas are traditional English (and Welsh) seasonal names in what: law courts; horse-racing; farming; or road-mending? Law courts
  19. Which painting was stolen from the Louvre in Paris in 1911 and kept for two years by museum employee Vincenzo Peruggia? Mona Lisa (painted by Leonardo da Vinci between about 1503-1518)
  20. Which British prime minister wrote History of the English Speaking Peoples? Winston Churchill
  21. Loperamide is used to treat what medical condition: water on the knee; sore throat; impotence; or diarrhoea? Diarrhoea
  22. St James's Palace in London was commissioned by which British monarch? Henry the Eighth
  23. Technically a berry or fruit, brinjal is the Indian name for which 'vegetable'? Aubergine(eggplant)
  24. The Irish Derby is held at which racecourse? The Curragh
  25. The cephalothorax and the opisthosoma are body sections of what: arachnids (spiders, etc); humans; birds; or fire-engines? Arachnids (cephalothorax is the first section including the head; opisthosoma is the second section also called the abdomen)
  26. Born Betty Joan Perske, which actress starred in The Big Sleep and To Have and Have Not? Lauren Bacall
  27. In which European city is the Charles Bridge? Prague (Czech Republic)
  28. To which Scottish island did Bonnie Price Charlie escape, dressed as a maid, in 1746? Skye
  29. What nation won the European Football Championship after first failing to qualify for the finals tournament? Denmark (in 1992, Denmark took the place of Yugoslavia, disqualified due to war)
  30. Flame, Birds-eye and Quilted refer to decorative varieties of what wood commonly used in musical instruments? Maple


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