General Knowledge Quiz #13

  1. What are parentheses otherwise known as?
  2. What type of animal is a caribou?
  3. Who wrote the novel Gulliver's Travels?
  4. What Age followed the Bronze Age?
  5. What is the third sign of the Zodiac?
  6. Who composed The Planets suite?
  7. How many bones are in the human skull?
  8. Who was the first boxer to beat Muhammed Ali as a professional?
  9. What is the collective name for a group of peacocks?
  10. In Greek mythology who flew too close to the sun and fell to his death when his wax wings melted?
  11. What type of structure is a campanile?
  12. How many strings are on a viola?
  13. What does ASLEF stand for?
  14. What is the second highest mountain in the world?
  15. Which rock band played the first ever concert at London's Roundhouse (in 1966)?
  16. What does an onomast study?
  17. In which country is the site of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon?
  18. Who was the first person in space?
  19. Vulpine relates to which animals?
  20. Which song did Sting sing first at Live Aid in 1985?
  21. What were the code-names of the five D-Day Landing beaches?
  22. A nebuchadnezzar of wine holds the equivalent of how many bottles?
  23. What colour is the mineral malachite?
  24. Who led the first circumnavigation of the world?
  25. Jeera is the Indian name for which spice?
  26. What is the name of the parliament of the Isle of Man?
  27. What is the top or bottom supporting post of a stair-rail called?
  28. Which actor is the voice of Stan's gay dog Sparky in the TV cartoon South Park?
  29. The density of which substance is measured by a lactometer?
  30. What is the seventh letter of the Greek alphabet?
  31. Whose autobiography is titled The Good The Bad and the Bubbly?
  32. Epilation is the removal of what?
  33. In which country is the region of Dalmatia?
  34. Which cosmetics and perfume company was originally named The California Perfume Co?
  35. What is the inscription on the doorstep of the Saatchi and Saatchi offices in London?
  36. How many member countries of the British Commonwealth are there (as at 2006)?
  37. Wedgewood Potteries' Queensware was named in honour of which queen?
  38. What is the world's fastest growing plant?
  39. How many eyes does a spider have?
  40. What is belladonna commonly known as?
  41. In anatomy what is the outer layer of the skin called?
  42. Which 1984 horror film is subtitled 'The Final Chapter'?
  43. What are fino, oloroso and amontillado types of?
  44. Which Egyptian president was shot and killed in 1981?
  45. The Birth of Venus is a work by which artist?
  46. Marsh Gas is another name for what gas?
  47. In which year was the first telegram sent in the UK?
  48. Which actor was born Bernard Schwartz in 1925?
  49. What is the name of the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London?
  50. What was Jim Reeves' only UK No1 hit?

General Knowledge Quiz #13 Answers

  1. What are parentheses otherwise known as? Brackets (in the printed or written word)
  2. What type of animal is a caribou? Reindeer
  3. Who wrote the novel Gulliver's Travels? Jonathan Swift
  4. What Age followed the Bronze Age? Iron Age
  5. What is the third sign of the Zodiac? Gemini
  6. Who composed The Planets suite? Gustav Holst (1874-1934) composed in 1918
  7. How many bones are in the human skull? Twenty-eight
  8. Who was the first boxer to beat Muhammed Ali as a professional? Joe Frazier
  9. What is the collective name for a group of peacocks? A muster
  10. In Greek mythology who flew too close to the sun and fell to his death when his wax wings melted? Icarus
  11. What type of structure is a campanile? A bell tower
  12. How many strings are on a viola? Four
  13. What does ASLEF stand for? Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen (the railway trade union)
  14. What is the second highest mountain in the world? K2
  15. Which rock band played the first ever concert at London's Roundhouse (in 1966)? Pink Floyd
  16. What does an onomast study? Names
  17. In which country is the site of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon? Iraq (60 miles south of Baghdad)
  18. Who was the first person in space? Yuri Gagarin (in Vostok 1, on 12th April 1961)
  19. Vulpine relates to which animals? Foxes
  20. Which song did Sting sing first at Live Aid in 1985? Roxanne
  21. What were the code-names of the five D-Day Landing beaches? Gold, Juno, Sword, Omaha, Utah.
  22. A nebuchadnezzar of wine holds the equivalent of how many bottles? Twenty
  23. What colour is the mineral malachite? Green
  24. Who led the first circumnavigation of the world? Ferdinand Magellan (1519-21 - Ferdinand Magellan led the expedition which started out in 1519 and resulted in the first circumnavigation of the Earth, but he did not complete the voyage himself as he was killed in the Phillipines in April 1521. The expedition was subsequently led by his second-in-command, Juan Elcano, who was one of only 18 to complete the voyage, reaching home in September 1522, almost 3 years to the day after their departure.)
  25. Jeera is the Indian name for which spice? Cumin
  26. What is the name of the parliament of the Isle of Man? Tynwald
  27. What is the top or bottom supporting post of a stair-rail called? Newel
  28. Which actor is the voice of Stan's gay dog Sparky in the TV cartoon South Park? George Clooney
  29. The density of which substance is measured by a lactometer? Milk
  30. What is the seventh letter of the Greek alphabet? Eta
  31. Whose autobiography is titled The Good The Bad and the Bubbly? George Best
  32. Epilation is the removal of what? Hair
  33. In which country is the region of Dalmatia? Croatia
  34. Which cosmetics and perfume company was originally named The California Perfume Co? Avon
  35. What is the inscription on the doorstep of the Saatchi and Saatchi offices in London? Nothing is impossible
  36. How many member countries of the British Commonwealth are there (as at 2006)? Fifty-three
  37. Wedgewood Potteries' Queensware was named in honour of which queen? Queen Charlotte, wife of George III
  38. What is the world's fastest growing plant? Bamboo
  39. How many eyes does a spider have? Eight
  40. What is belladonna commonly known as? Deadly nightshade (the plant)
  41. In anatomy what is the outer layer of the skin called? Epidermis
  42. Which 1984 horror film is subtitled 'The Final Chapter'? Friday the 13th
  43. What are fino, oloroso and amontillado types of? Sherry
  44. Which Egyptian president was shot and killed in 1981? Anwar Sadat
  45. The Birth of Venus is a work by which artist? Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510)
  46. Marsh Gas is another name for what gas? Methane
  47. In which year was the first telegram sent in the UK? 1870
  48. Which actor was born Bernard Schwartz in 1925? Tony Curtis
  49. What is the name of the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London? The Mansion House
  50. What was Jim Reeves' only UK No1 hit? Distant Drums (1966)


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