General Knowledge Quiz #14

  1. What is the capital of Peru?
  2. Who became US president after John F Kennedy was assassinated?
  3. Who wrote the book The Legend of Sleepy Hollow?
  4. What does an acrophobic fear?
  5. Which band released an album entitled Wish You Were Here?
  6. Who is the Roman god of fire?
  7. What is a carrick bend a type of?
  8. What is an equilibrist?
  9. Whose husband was Cosmopolitan magazine's first nude centrefold?
  10. In which English county is the ancient monument Stonehenge?
  11. Which Sunday newspaper was founded by Lord Beaverbrook in 1918?
  12. What is the collective name for a group of beavers?
  13. Who discovered penicillin?
  14. What type of creature is a hairstreak?
  15. Which film starring Robert Redford is set in Wakefield Prison Farm?
  16. Aileen Wuornos was notorious for being the world's first what?
  17. What type of fruit is a McIntosh?
  18. Which Home Secretary, later becoming Prime Minister, was criticised for closely observing the Siege of Sidney Street in 1911?
  19. Kulfi is a type of which Indian food?
  20. Eugene the Jeep featured in which comic strip?
  21. Who sang the theme tune to the Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies?
  22. What is Oenology the study of?
  23. What acid is associated with muscles in the body experiencing oxygen debt?
  24. In 1960 which country had the first ever woman prime minister?
  25. Nephritis is the inflamation of which part of the body?
  26. Who played the father in the 1950 film Father Of The Bride?
  27. What are classified using the Munsell system?
  28. If an insect is apterous what has it not got?
  29. In which country would you find the Southern Alps?
  30. What does OPEC stand for?
  31. Padauk is a type of what natural substance?
  32. How many carats is pure gold?
  33. What was the first name of Sir Winston Churchill's wife?
  34. What was the Rolling Stones' first UK number 1 hit?
  35. What is the bullet-proof screen on a military vehicle called?
  36. The Battle of Naseby was fought during which war?
  37. How many hulls does a catamaran have?
  38. Jazz singer Eleanor Gough McKay was better known by which name?
  39. In which country is Africa's highest ski resort?
  40. If a dish is parmentier what is it cooked or served with?
  41. In boxing what weight is between a flyweight and a featherweight?
  42. Boudicca (Boadicea) was queen of which tribe of people?
  43. What type of plant is a saguaro?
  44. Which designer was made famous by his headwear worn by his mother Gertrude?
  45. In which city were the 1972 Summer Olympics held?
  46. Which politician came second in the 2001 Tory Party leadership contest?
  47. What colour is stone lapis lazuli?
  48. What is a camel with one hump called?
  49. What spirit is used to make a Harvey Wallbanger?
  50. Who took over from Richard Whiteley as the presenter of TV's Countdown?

General Knowledge Quiz #14 Answers

  1. What is the capital of Peru? Lima
  2. Who became US president after John F Kennedy was assassinated? Lyndon B Johnson
  3. Who wrote the book The Legend of Sleepy Hollow? Washington Irving
  4. What does an acrophobic fear? Heights
  5. Which band released an album entitled Wish You Were Here? Pink Floyd
  6. Who is the Roman god of fire? Vulcan
  7. What is a carrick bend a type of? Knot
  8. What is an equilibrist? Tightrope walker
  9. Whose husband was Cosmopolitan magazine's first nude centrefold? Germaine Greer
  10. In which English county is the ancient monument Stonehenge? Wiltshire
  11. Which Sunday newspaper was founded by Lord Beaverbrook in 1918? The Sunday Express
  12. What is the collective name for a group of beavers? Colony
  13. Who discovered penicillin? Alexander Fleming (1928)
  14. What type of creature is a hairstreak? Butterfly
  15. Which film starring Robert Redford is set in Wakefield Prison Farm? Brubaker
  16. Aileen Wuornos was notorious for being the world's first what? Female serial killer
  17. What type of fruit is a McIntosh? Apple (named after Canadian farmer John McIntosh)
  18. Which Home Secretary, later becoming Prime Minister, was criticised for closely observing the Siege of Sidney Street in 1911? Winston Churchill (later Sir Winston Churchill)
  19. Kulfi is a type of which Indian food? Ice-cream
  20. Eugene the Jeep featured in which comic strip? Popeye
  21. Who sang the theme tune to the Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies? Sheryl Crow
  22. What is Oenology the study of? Wine
  23. What acid is associated with muscles in the body experiencing oxygen debt? Lactic acid
  24. In 1960 which country had the first ever woman prime minister? (Ceylon) Sri Lanka (Sirimavo Bandaranaike)
  25. Nephritis is the inflamation of which part of the body? Kidneys
  26. Who played the father in the 1950 film Father Of The Bride? Spencer Tracy
  27. What are classified using the Munsell system? Colours
  28. If an insect is apterous what has it not got? Wings
  29. In which country would you find the Southern Alps? New Zealand
  30. What does OPEC stand for? Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
  31. Padauk is a type of what natural substance? Wood
  32. How many carats is pure gold? 24
  33. What was the first name of Sir Winston Churchill's wife? Clementine
  34. What was the Rolling Stones' first UK number 1 hit? It's All Over Now
  35. What is the bullet-proof screen on a military vehicle called? Mantlet
  36. The Battle of Naseby was fought during which war? English Civil War (June 1645)
  37. How many hulls does a catamaran have? Two
  38. Jazz singer Eleanor Gough McKay was better known by which name? Billie Holiday
  39. In which country is Africa's highest ski resort? Morocco
  40. If a dish is parmentier what is it cooked or served with? Potatoes
  41. In boxing what weight is between a flyweight and a featherweight? Bantamweight
  42. Boudicca (Boadicea) was queen of which tribe of people? The Iceni (of Eastern England, who for a brief period around AD60 joined with other tribes to re-take London and St Albans from the occupying Roman forces)
  43. What type of plant is a saguaro? Cactus
  44. Which designer was made famous by his headwear worn by his mother Gertrude? David Shilling
  45. In which city were the 1972 Summer Olympics held? Munich
  46. Which politician came second in the 2001 Tory Party leadership contest? Kenneth Clarke
  47. What colour is stone lapis lazuli? Blue
  48. What is a camel with one hump called? Dromedary
  49. What spirit is used to make a Harvey Wallbanger? Vodka
  50. Who took over from Richard Whiteley as the presenter of TV's Countdown? Des Lynham

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