General Knowledge Quiz #68 

  1. What ball is worth three points in snooker?
  2. Name Francis Drake's ship, in which he circumnavigated the globe, 1577-80?
  3. What skin and eye colouring is associated with jaundice?
  4. What is Mick Hucknell's band?
  5. Ireland is known as The 'what' Isle?
  6. What term refers to a plan or template?
  7. Name the renowned shirt maker in Jermyn Street, London?
  8. What was mined extensively in Cyprus in Roman times, which took its name from the country?
  9. Name Jepser Christiensen's character in the James Bond films Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace?
  10. Hyacinthoides is the scientific name for what protected (in the UK) spring flowering plant?
  11. The equal combination of green and blue light, and the C in CMYK color printing, are what?
  12. If this were a cryptic crossword clue it could be 'Poetic Irish county'?
  13. What is the common name of the Bubonic Plague in the Middle Ages?
  14. What is a tone of photography which results from or gives the effect of age?
  15. What sea has the port city Arkhangelsk (Archangel in English) and Onega Bay?
  16. What is the longest river in South Africa?
  17. What comes from the seed of the tropical Theobroma cacao tree?
  18. What semi-precious stone decorated Tutankhamun's burial mask, and is the colour of the American Robin's eggs?
  19. What is normally green, but can be yellow too, after a French herbal liqueur, introduced by Carthusian Monks in the 1700s?
  20. What colour is Tyrian, a dye highly prized by the Romans?
  21. Name the London borough and Royal Observatory site which marks international time?
  22. Prince Andrew served for twenty-two years with what organization?
  23. What pigment especially associated with oil painting, derives its name from heat treatment and a Tuscany city?
  24. The TV presenter and journalist born Kim Taylor in November 1960 is better known by what name?
  25. Caroline Lucas is head of what UK organization?
  26. Who was English King from 1688/9-1702?
  27. What would you find at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington?
  28. What is China's second largest river?
  29. What is the negatively emphatic expression in the USA for the smallest amount of money?
  30. What college in New Cross is part of the University of London?
  31. Convert rawhide to leather?
  32. Name the low-cost private domestic airline based in Gurgaon, Haryana, India?
  33. The Whirlwind is which snooker player's nickname?
  34. Which Formula One Grand Prix Circuit includes Maggotts Corner, Wellington Straight, and Farm Curve?
  35. Which actor and musician is lead vocalist of rock band Tenacious D?
  36. What is shade of brown derives from the Latin name for the European Mole, and is (according to Wikipedia) the most popular colour of leather sofas?
  37. What colour is a 'double-word' square on a Scrabble board?
  38. What is prestigious and precious and has the ISO currency code of XPT?
  39. What is the dabbling duck whose Common 'eye-patched' variety is the smallest of all dabblers?
  40. What colour derives from the Latin root word meaning shade?

General Knowledge Quiz #68 Answers

  1. What ball is worth three points in snooker? Green
  2. Name Francis Drake's ship, in which he circumnavigated the globe, 1577-80? Golden Hind
  3. What skin and eye colouring is associated with jaundice? Yellow
  4. What is Mick Hucknell's band? Simply Red
  5. Ireland is known as The 'what' Isle? Emerald
  6. What term refers to a plan or template? Blueprint (from the 1800s design-print process which used blue lines on a white background, or vice-versa)
  7. Name the renowned shirt maker in Jermyn Street, London? Thomas Pink
  8. What was mined extensively in Cyprus in Roman times, which took its name from the country? Copper
  9. Name Jepser Christiensen's character in the James Bond films Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace? Mr White
  10. Hyacinthoides is the scientific name for what protected (in the UK) spring flowering plant? Bluebell
  11. The equal combination of green and blue light, and the C in CMYK color printing, are what? Cyan (the term cyan actually covers a range of blue-green colours depending on the context)
  12. If this were a cryptic crossword clue it could be 'Poetic Irish county'? Limerick(unsurprisingly there is no actual connection between lime and Limerick - the Limerick city/county name evolved from Irish name Luimneach, first recorded in the 11th century, meaning 'bare earth' - and the only explanation for the rhyme term Limerick seems to be an old parlour game/song featuring a repeating chorus "Won't you come to Limerick")
  13. What is the common name of the Bubonic Plague in the Middle Ages? The Black Death
  14. What is a tone of photography which results from or gives the effect of age? Sepia
  15. What sea has the port city Arkhangelsk (Archangel in English) and Onega Bay? White Sea (an inlet of the Barents Sea, north west Russia, close to Finland)
  16. What is the longest river in South Africa? Orange River
  17. What comes from the seed of the tropical Theobroma cacao tree? Chocolate
  18. What semi-precious stone decorated Tutankhamun's burial mask, and is the colour of the American Robin's eggs? Turquoise
  19. What is normally green, but can be yellow too, after a French herbal liqueur, introduced by Carthusian Monks in the 1700s? Chartreuse (the liqueur and the colour both have a yellow variety - the green liqueur is coloured by the plant pigment Chlorophyll)
  20. What colour is Tyrian, a dye highly prized by the Romans? Purple (Tyrian purple dye was produced by the ancient Phoenicians of Tyre, now Lebanon, from the mucus of Mediterranean sea snails)
  21. Name the London borough and Royal Observatory site which marks international time? Greenwich
  22. Prince Andrew served for twenty-two years with what organization? Royal Navy
  23. What pigment especially associated with oil painting, derives its name from heat treatment and a Tuscany city? Burnt Sienna (the earth from which it was originally produced was mined in Siena, Tuscany, Italy - the earth was burnt to increase its redness)
  24. The TV presenter and journalist born Kim Taylor in November 1960 is better known by what name? Magenta Devine
  25. Caroline Lucas is head of what UK organization? The Green Party
  26. Who was English King from 1650-1702? William of Orange (William III of Orange - he was also William II of Scotland)
  27. What would you find at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington? The White House
  28. What is China's second largest river? Yellow River
  29. What is the negatively emphatic expression in the USA for the smallest amount of money? Red cent
  30. What college in New Cross is part of the University of London? Goldsmiths (fully, Goldsmiths College, University of London)
  31. Convert rawhide to leather? Tan (Latin tannum means oak bark, which was used in, and gave the name of, the tanning process)
  32. Name the low-cost private domestic airline based in Gurgaon, Haryana, India? IndiGo Airlines
  33. The Whirlwind is which snooker player's nickname? Jimmy White
  34. Which Formula One Grand Prix Circuit includes Maggotts Corner, Wellington Straight, and Farm Curve? Silverstone
  35. Which actor and musician is lead vocalist of rock band Tenacious D? Jack Black
  36. What is shade of brown derives from the Latin name for the European Mole, and is (according to Wikipedia) the most popular colour of leather sofas? Taupe (pronounced 'tope' - the European Mole is Talpa europaea)
  37. What colour is a 'double-word' square on a Scrabble board? Pink
  38. What is prestigious and precious and has the ISO currency code of XPT? Platinum
  39. What is the dabbling duck whose Common 'eye-patched' variety is the smallest of all dabblers? Teal (dabbling ducks feed on the water surface rather than diving - unfortunately the origin of the duck's name Teal, which gave us the blue-green colour teal, is unknown)
  40. What colour derives from the Latin root word meaning shade? Umber (from the Umbria region in central Italy where the clay was refined, and from which root we also have the word umbrella)

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