General Knowledge Quiz #66

  1. What event attracted the highest UK TV audience of the 1990s?
  2. The Chapman Root Glass Company was responsible for what 1915 iconic design nicknamed the 'hobble skirt' and 'Mae West'?
  3. Which of the Brontë sisters wrote the novel 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall'?
  4. A clowder is a collective term for which creatures: dogs; cats; horses; or sheep?
  5. Which early British rock'n'roll star was Og the leprechaun in the 1968 film Finian's Rainbow?
  6. Which British football team is nicknamed the Blades?
  7. The colour of the moon's sky, seen from the moon, is always the same, what is it: blue; black; white; or pink?
  8. What is the name of the gland in the human body attached to the base of the brain important in controlling growth?
  9. In which US state is the annual Burning Man Festival held?
  10. Chladni patterns are formed when a surface covered in what is made to vibrate?
  11. What is the state capital of Victoria, Australia?
  12. If North is 0 and 360 degrees and East is 90 degrees, how many degrees is South-West?
  13. The Manzanares river runs through which city: Venice; New York; Madrid; or Nottingham?
  14. Name the Rochdale pensioner whom Gordon Brown was heard to call 'a sort of bigoted woman' after meeting her on a pre-election walkabout?
  15. The Kiakhta treaty (or Kyakhta), signed in 1727 in the city of that name, was between which two countries?
  16. Who was Britain's only Saxe-Coburg monarch, after his son renamed the royal house Windsor?
  17. Metrophobia informally refers to the irrational fear or hatred of what: small cars; underground railways; police officers; or poetry?
  18. USA athletes refused their silver medals at the 1972 Summer Olympics in which men's sport?
  19. British Honduras was renamed what, in 1973, after being granted self-government in 1964, and before gaining full independence in 1981?
  20. In which European city is The Council of Europe?
  21. Which body of water was previously called the Euxine, after early colonisation of its southern coastline by Greeks, derived from their word for 'hospitable'?
  22. If something is coriaceous, what does it resemble or have the texture of: leather; glass; chocolate; or water?
  23. In which country is the city of Mecca?
  24. A lustrum is a period of how many years?
  25. A diptych is a painting or altarpiece of how many panels, commonly hinged together?
  26. What Maryland presidential retreat, previously called Shangri-la, was renamed by Dwight D Eisenhower after his grandson?
  27. In the 1983 horror film 'Christine', what was Christine?
  28. Which part of a woman's body is named after German physician Ernst Grafenberg?
  29. In 1997 the Royal Academy of Art controversially exhibited a 1995 portrait of which convicted murderer, made from children's handprints, by Marcus Harvey?
  30. What is the most common natural pollinator of the pineapple: bees; wind; hummingbirds; or camels?

General Knowledge Quiz #66 Answers

  1. What event attracted the highest UK TV audience of the 1990s? Princess Diana's Funeral (audience over 32m, 6 Sep 1997 - regarded as the second biggest ever after the 30 July 1966 World Cup Final, also 32-33m)
  2. The Chapman Root Glass Company was responsible for what 1915 iconic design nicknamed the 'hobble skirt' and 'Mae West'? Coca-Cola bottle
  3. Which of the Brontë sisters wrote the novel 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall'? Anne Brontë
  4. A clowder is a collective term for which creatures: dogs; cats; horses; or sheep? Cats
  5. Which early British rock'n'roll star was Og the leprechaun in the 1968 film Finian's Rainbow? Tommy Steele
  6. Which British football team is nicknamed the Blades? Sheffield United (referring to the traditional steel and cutlery industry)
  7. The colour of the moon's sky, seen from the moon, is always the same, what is it: blue; black; white; or pink? Black
  8. What is the name of the gland in the human body attached to the base of the brain important in controlling growth? Pituitary gland
  9. In which US state is the annual Burning Man Festival held? Nevada
  10. Chladni patterns are formed when a surface covered in what is made to vibrate? Sand(named after German physicist Ernst Chladni)
  11. What is the state capital of Victoria, Australia? Melbourne
  12. If North is 0 and 360 degrees and East is 90 degrees, how many degrees is South-West? 225 degrees
  13. The Manzanares river runs through which city: Venice; New York; Madrid; or Nottingham? Madrid
  14. Name the Rochdale pensioner whom Gordon Brown was heard to call 'a sort of bigoted woman' after meeting her on a pre-election walkabout? Gillian Duffy
  15. The Kiakhta treaty (or Kyakhta), signed in 1727 in the city of that name, was between which two countries? China and Russia
  16. Who was Britain's only Saxe-Coburg monarch, after his son renamed the royal house Windsor? Edward the Seventh (1901-1910 - his son George V succeeded him)
  17. Metrophobia informally refers to the irrational fear or hatred of what: small cars; underground railways; police officers; or poetry? Poetry
  18. USA athletes refused their silver medals at the 1972 Summer Olympics in which men's sport? Basketball (USSR won with the last play after numerous disputed official rulings about timings and restarts in the closing three seconds of the final)
  19. British Honduras was renamed what, in 1973, after being granted self-government in 1964, and before gaining full independence in 1981? Belize
  20. In which European city is The Council of Europe? Strasbourg (France)
  21. Which body of water was previously called the Euxine, after early colonisation of its southern coastline by Greeks, derived from their word for 'hospitable'? The Black Sea
  22. If something is coriaceous, what does it resemble or have the texture of: leather; glass; chocolate; or water? Leather (from Latin corium, leather)
  23. In which country is the city of Mecca? Saudi Arabia
  24. A lustrum is a period of how many years? Five
  25. A diptych is a painting or altarpiece of how many panels, commonly hinged together? Two (from Greek di, two, and ptukhe, fold)
  26. What Maryland presidential retreat, previously called Shangri-la, was renamed by Dwight D Eisenhower after his grandson? Camp David
  27. In the 1983 horror film 'Christine', what was Christine? A car (a red and white 1958 Plymouth Fury)
  28. Which part of a woman's body is named after German physician Ernst Grafenberg? G-spot
  29. In 1997 the Royal Academy of Art controversially exhibited a 1995 portrait of which convicted murderer, made from children's handprints, by Marcus Harvey? Myra Hindley
  30. What is the most common natural pollinator of the pineapple: bees; wind; hummingbirds; or camels? Hummingbirds

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