General Knowledge Quiz #439

General Knowledge Quiz #439 - Questions and Answers

The 439th quiz in the BusinessBalls.com general knowledge series. A variety of topics and difficulties to keep you entertained, at work, at home or at the pub.


General Knowledge Quiz #439 - Questions

1. Who - in 1812 - became the first, and so far only British Prime Minister to be assassinated?

2. Triton is the largest natural satellite of which major planet in our solar system?

3. Which major battle of the Anglo-Zulu War of 1979 was the focus of the 1964 film Zulu starring Michael Caine?

4. What is the stage name the pop artist Robyn Fenty, born in Barbados in 1988?

5. Former footballer and 1995 Balon d'Or winner, George Weah, was elected in 2018 as Prime Minister of which African nation?

6. Which Chinese philosopher was the founder of the philosophical and spiritual movement Taoism?

7. Which city in Nordrhein-Westfalen served as the capital of West Germany from 1949 to unification in 1990?

8. Which Japanese football team did Gary Lineker play for from 1992-1994, and Arsene Wenger manage from 1995-1996?

9. Monotremes (egg-laying mammals) are represented by 4 species of echidna, and one species of which other mammal - native to eastern Australia?

10. Which lake in Siberia is the deepest in the world, containing ~22-23% of the Earth's fresh surface water?

11. How many Circles of Hell were described in Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy?

12. Easter Island - the Pacific island home of the Rapa Nui people and their moai (giant head statues) - is administered by which South American nation?

13. Which Austrian actor won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in both 2009 and 2012, for his roles in two films directed by Quentin Tarantino?

14. The Pitcairn Islands - a British Overseas Territory in the South Pacific - is predominantly populated by descendants of which 18th-century mutinous ship's crew?

15. Chihuahua and Tabasco are states within which Latin American country?

16. From which arid planet does Luke Skywalker hail from in Star Wars?

17. Which building in the City was the tallest in London from 1710 until as recently as 1967?

18. Which species of big cat - the namesake of a Floridian NFL team - is the largest in the Americas?

19. Agra - the home of the Taj Mahal - was the capital of which long-lasting empire, controlling much of India from the 16th until the mid-19th century?

20. Which US company is the largest in the world by revenue, and can also boast the largest private workforce, with around 2.3 million employees as of 2018?


General Knowledge Quiz #439 - Answers

1. Who - in 1812 - became the first, and so far only British Prime Minister to be assassinated? Spencer Perceval

2. Triton is the largest natural satellite of which major planet in our solar system? Neptune

3. Which major battle of the Anglo-Zulu War of 1979 was the focus of the 1964 film Zulu starring Michael Caine? Rorke's Drift

4. What is the stage name the pop artist Robyn Fenty, born in Barbados in 1988? Rihanna

5. Former footballer and 1995 Balon d'Or winner, George Weah, was elected in 2018 as Prime Minister of which African nation? Liberia

6. Which Chinese philosopher was the founder of the philosophical and spiritual movement Taoism? Lao-Tzu (Laozi)

7. Which city in Nordrhein-Westfalen served as the capital of West Germany from 1949 to unification in 1990? Bonn

8. Which Japanese football team did Gary Lineker play for from 1992-1994, and Arsene Wenger manage from 1995-1996? Nagoya Grampus Eight

9. Monotremes (egg-laying mammals) are represented by 4 species of echidna, and one species of which other mammal - native to eastern Australia? Platypus

10. Which lake in Siberia is the deepest in the world, containing ~22-23% of the Earth's fresh surface water? Lake Baikal

11. How many Circles of Hell were described in Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy? Nine

12. Easter Island - the Pacific island home of the Rapa Nui people and their moai (giant head statues) - is administered by which South American nation? Chile

13. Which Austrian actor won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in both 2009 and 2012, for his roles in two films directed by Quentin Tarantino? Christoph Waltz

14. The Pitcairn Islands - a British Overseas Territory in the South Pacific - is predominantly populated by descendants of which 18th-century mutinous ship's crew? HMS Bounty

15. Chihuahua and Tabasco are states within which Latin American country? Mexico

16. From which arid planet does Luke Skywalker hail from in Star Wars? Tatooine

17. Which building in the City was the tallest in London from 1710 until as recently as 1967? St. Pauls

18. Which species of big cat - the namesake of a Floridian NFL team - is the largest in the Americas? Jaguar (Panthera onca)

19. Agra - the home of the Taj Mahal - was the capital of which long-lasting empire, controlling much of India from the 16th until the mid-19th century? Mughal Empire

20. Which US company is the largest in the world by revenue, and can also boast the largest private workforce, with around 2.3 million employees as of 2018? Walmart







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