General Knowledge Quiz #19

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  1. Which country has the shortest coastline?
  2. What Italian term describes the mood of a piece of music as sweet?
  3. What famous saying, representing a deranged and directionless group of people, has been interpreted in creative works by Hieronymus Bosch, Katherine Anne Porter, Erasure, The Grateful Dead, and Bob Seger, among others?
  4. Kim Campbell was the first female prime minister of which country?
  5. What is the French meaning of 'Marmite'?
  6. In architecture, cartouche is a decorative feature resembling what?
  7. According to his memoirs, what famous Venetian adventurer was once imprisoned as a magician, a director of the Paris state lotteries, knighted in the Netherlands, a spy for Louis XV, and a librarian in Bohemia?
  8. What is the name of the street in London famous for its tailors shops?
  9. Who was the 'father of medicine' to whom a code of medical ethics is attributed and which bears his name?
  10. What shape is farfalle pasta?
  11. Pb is the symbol for which chemical element?
  12. What city did Charles II of England sell to France in 1662 for £40,000?
  13. From which creatures can Newcastle disease transfer to humans, causing mild conjunctivitis and flu symptoms?
  14. What household gadget did Melville R Bissell invent 1876?
  15. British Landrace, Pietrain and Tamworth are what sort of animals?
  16. Lee Kuan Yew became the first officially elected prime minister of which country in 1959?
  17. Who was rumoured to to have had his first wife Amy Robsart poisoned, in the hope of marrying Queen Elizabeth the First?
  18. A Salchow (usually pronounced 'salco' or 'salcov') is a jump in which sport?
  19. What is the capital of Barbados?
  20. Of Albanian descent, by what name is 1979 Nobel Prizewinner Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu better known?
  21. Mjosa (more precisely Mjøsa) is the largest lake of which country?
  22. How would 'good day' normally be said in Japanese?
  23. What is the highest volcano in Africa?
  24. The German Deutschmark was comprised of one hundred what?
  25. 'Atoms for Peace', formed in 1957, is now known as what?
  26. The traditional biathlon most commonly (for example at the Olympics) consists of which two sports?
  27. The word deltiologist, derived from the Greek 'deltos' meaning writing-tablet, refers to a collector of what?
  28. Who wrote in 1770 "If God did not exist it would be necessary to invent him"?
  29. What year did the Channel Tunnel between Britain and France open?
  30. Which tragic figure of Greek mythology became the King of Thebes after solving the Sphinx's riddle to guess what walks on four legs in the morning, two in the afternoon and three in the evening?

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Interactive Quiz

  1. Which country has the shortest coastline?
    Monaco
  2. What Italian term describes the mood of a piece of music as sweet?
    Dolce
  3. What famous saying, representing a deranged and directionless group of people, has been interpreted in creative works by Hieronymus Bosch, Katherine Anne Porter, Erasure, The Grateful Dead, and Bob Seger, among others?
    Ship of Fools
  4. Kim Campbell was the first female prime minister of which country?
    Canada
  5. What is the French meaning of 'Marmite'?
    Cooking pot
  6. In architecture, cartouche is a decorative feature resembling what?
    A scroll
  7. According to his memoirs, what famous Venetian adventurer was once imprisoned as a magician, a director of the Paris state lotteries, knighted in the Netherlands, a spy for Louis XV, and a librarian in Bohemia?
    Casanova
  8. What is the name of the street in London famous for its tailors shops?
    Savile Row
  9. Who was the 'father of medicine' to whom a code of medical ethics is attributed and which bears his name?
    Hippocrates
  10. What shape is farfalle pasta?
    Butterfly
  11. Pb is the symbol for which chemical element?
    Lead
  12. What city did Charles II of England sell to France in 1662 for £40,000?
    Dunkirk
  13. From which creatures can Newcastle disease transfer to humans, causing mild conjunctivitis and flu symptoms?
    Birds
  14. What household gadget did Melville R Bissell invent 1876?
    Carpet sweeper
  15. British Landrace, Pietrain and Tamworth are what sort of animals?
    Pigs
  16. Lee Kuan Yew became the first officially elected prime minister of which country in 1959?
    Singapore
  17. Who was rumoured to to have had his first wife Amy Robsart poisoned, in the hope of marrying Queen Elizabeth the First?
    Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester
  18. A Salchow (usually pronounced 'salco' or 'salcov') is a jump in which sport?
    Figure skating
  19. What is the capital of Barbados?
    Bridgetown
  20. Of Albanian descent, by what name is 1979 Nobel Prizewinner Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu better known?
    Mother Teresa
  21. Mjosa (more precisely Mjøsa) is the largest lake of which country?
    Norway
  22. How would 'good day' normally be said in Japanese?
    Konnichi wa
  23. What is the highest volcano in Africa?
    Kilimanjaro
  24. The German Deutschmark was comprised of one hundred what?
    Pfennig
  25. 'Atoms for Peace', formed in 1957, is now known as what?
    The International Atomic Energy Agency
  26. The traditional biathlon most commonly (for example at the Olympics) consists of which two sports?
    Skiing and Shooting
  27. The word deltiologist, derived from the Greek 'deltos' meaning writing-tablet, refers to a collector of what?
    Postcards
  28. Who wrote in 1770 "If God did not exist it would be necessary to invent him"?
    Voltaire
  29. What year did the Channel Tunnel between Britain and France open?
    1994
  30. Which tragic figure of Greek mythology became the King of Thebes after solving the Sphinx's riddle to guess what walks on four legs in the morning, two in the afternoon and three in the evening?
    Oedipus