General Knowledge Quiz #438

General Knowledge Quiz #438

1. What are the only two doubly-landlocked countries (only bordering other landlocked states) in the world? 

2. What houses were removed from the name of the British royal family in 1917 and replaced with Windsor - due to anti-German sentiment?

3. Who are the current gold medal holders in Rugby Union (not rugby 7s) - a title they have held since 1924, when they defeated Romania and France en route?

4. What is the largest city north of the Arctic Circle?

5. Which town in North Wales boasts the oldest international football stadium still in use, and the oldest lager brewery in the UK?

6. Queen Dido - according to Roman and Greek historians - was the founder of which Phoenician city-state in modern-day Tunisia?

7. Apart from French, German and Italian - what is the fourth official language of Switzerland?

8. The city of Macau - famous for gambling - was returned to China by which European nation in 1999, two years after the return of Hong Kong?

9. Which country boasts the only non-quadrilateral flag in the world?

10. Who won the first ever series of the X Factor?

11. Which American author invented the character, Tarzan?

12. The Peace of Westphalia marked the end of which major European conflict, and the effective independence of the modern-day Netherlands from Spain?

13. The famous city of Timbuktu lies in which African nation, occupying large swathes of the western Sahara desert?

14. The finale of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was filmed at which ancient sandstone-carved city in modern-day Jordan?

15. Which was the first state to ratify the US constitution?

16. Which two regions - both of which share their names with dog breeds - joined Canada from the UK in 1949? 

17. Who are the only two unseeded male players to ever win the Wimbledon title?

18. Which two films hold the record for most Academy Awards won?

19. After Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian - which Romance language has the most native speakers?

20. Who is credited as being the first person to sail from Europe to India?


General Knowledge Quiz #438 Answers


1. What are the only two doubly-landlocked countries (only bordering other landlocked states) in the world?  Uzbekistan and Liechtenstein

2. What houses were removed from the name of the British royal family in 1917 and replaced with Windsor - due to anti-German sentiment? Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

3. Who are the current gold medal holders in Rugby Union (not rugby 7s) - a title they have held since 1924, when they defeated Romania and France en route? USA

4. What is the largest city north of the Arctic Circle? Murmansk, Russia

5. Which town in North Wales boasts the oldest international football stadium still in use, and the oldest lager brewery in the UK? Wrexham

6. Queen Dido - according to Roman and Greek historians - was the founder of which Phoenician city-state in modern-day Tunisia? Carthage

7. Apart from French, German and Italian - what is the fourth official language of Switzerland? Romansch

8. The city of Macau - famous for gambling - was returned to China by which European nation in 1999, two years after the return of Hong Kong? Portugal

9. Which country boasts the only non-quadrilateral national flag in the world? Nepal

10. Who won the first ever series of the UK X Factor? Steve Brookstein

11. Which American author invented the character, Tarzan? Edgar Rice Burroughs

12. The Peace of Westphalia marked the end of which major 17th-century European conflict, and the effective independence of the modern-day Netherlands from Spain? Thirty Years Away

13. The famous city of Timbuktu lies in which African nation, whose territory occupies large swathes of the western Sahara desert? Mali

14. The finale of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was filmed at which ancient sandstone-carved city in modern-day Jordan? Petra

15. Which was the first state to ratify the US constitution? Delaware

16. Which two regions (combined to form one province) - both of which share their names with dog breeds - joined Canada from the UK in 1949? Newfoundland and Labrador

17. Who are the only two unseeded male players to ever win the Wimbledon title? Boris Becker and Goran Ivenišević

18. With 11 Oscars each, which two films hold the record for most Academy Awards won? Ben-Hur and Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

19. After Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian - which Romance language has the most native speakers? Romanian

20. Who is credited as being the first person to sail from Europe to India? Vasco da Gama





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