General Knowledge Quiz #2 

  1. Who invented the jet engine in 1930?
  2. Which two countries are connected by the Simplon Pass?
  3. What is the US state capital of Mississippi?
  4. What is Earth's atmospheric region of charged particles connecting the stratosphere, mesosphere and thermosphere?
  5. Which artist said, "When we love a woman we don't start measuring her limbs" ?
  6. What was Manfred von Richtofen's nickname?
  7. What does a vexillogist study?
  8. Which is the largest of the Channel Islands?
  9. Who wrote 'Far From The Madding Crowd'?
  10. Who plays Grace in the US sitcom 'Will and Grace'?
  11. At which golf course does the US Masters take place?
  12. What does NATO stand for?
  13. Which is the largest Castle in England?
  14. In the Western world commonly in which month of the year is All Saints' Day?
  15. In which English cathedral is the Bell Harry Tower?
  16. In which country was exiled Russian leader Leon Trotsky killed in 1940?
  17. Who played Simon Templar in the 1997 film 'The Saint'?
  18. Which European country had the Roman name Helvetia?
  19. Which fashion items does Jimmy Choo design?
  20. What is a blini?
  21. If a dish is 'a la crecy' with what is it garnished?
  22. Which country has the international car registration ET?
  23. What is the currency of Albania?
  24. Which 1950's singer was originally names Charles Hardin?
  25. Which London station was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott?
  26. Which bird was named after engraver Sir Thomas Bewick?
  27. What is the number 3.142 more usually known as?
  28. Who scored England's first goal in the 1998 World Cup Final tournament?
  29. Which is the largest of the Great Lakes?
  30. Which British prime minister had a bag named after him?
  31. Majestic, Romano and Arran Victory are types of which vegetable?
  32. A firkin of beer holds how many gallons?
  33. What is the title of the film about a Scottish village that awakens once every 100 years?
  34. In which year did Roger Bannister break the four-minute mile?
  35. In 1960 Dr Thomas Creighton was the first person to receive what punishment?
  36. In which country was actor Mel Gibson born?
  37. Whose autobiography is entitled 'Take It Like A Man?
  38. What is the lightest metal?
  39. What is the ninth letter of the Greek alphabet?
  40. What did the Warren Commission investigate in the US in the 1960's?
  41. What is the Fahrenheit boiling point of water?
  42. How many sides does a rhombus have?
  43. Which is the smallest bone in the body?
  44. What is Adam's Ale commonly known as?
  45. How many syllables are in a Haiku (a type of Japanese verse)?
  46. Who served the longest time in office as Poet Laureate?
  47. Which is the oldest football (soccer) club in London?
  48. What are the two ingredients in Bellini cocktail?
  49. Which playwright wrote 'The Crucible'?
  50. What do algophobics fear?

General Knowledge Quiz #2 Answers

  1. Who invented the jet engine in 1930? Frank Whittle
  2. Which two countries are connected by the Simplon Pass? Switzerland and Italy
  3. What is the US state capital of Mississippi? Jackson
  4. What is Earth's atmospheric region of charged particles connecting the stratosphere, mesosphere and thermosphere? Ionosphere
  5. Which artist said, "When we love a woman we don't start measuring her limbs" ? Pablo Picasso
  6. What was Manfred von Richtofen's nickname? The Red Baron
  7. What does a vexillogist study? Flags
  8. Which is the largest of the Channel Islands? Jersey
  9. Who wrote 'Far From The Madding Crowd'? Thomas Hardy
  10. Who plays Grace in the US sitcom 'Will and Grace'? Debra Messing
  11. At which golf course does the US Masters take place? Augusta (Georgia)
  12. What does NATO stand for? North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  13. Which is the largest Castle in England? Windsor Castle
  14. In the Western world commonly in which month of the year is All Saints' Day? November (1st)
  15. In which English cathedral is the Bell Harry Tower? Canterbury
  16. In which country was exiled Russian leader Leon Trotsky killed in 1940? Mexico
  17. Who played Simon Templar in the 1997 film 'The Saint'? Val Kilmer
  18. Which European country had the Roman name Helvetia? Switzerland
  19. Which fashion items does Jimmy Choo design? Shoes
  20. What is a blini? A Pancake
  21. If a dish is 'a la crecy' with what is it garnished? Carrots
  22. Which country has the international car registration ET? Egypt
  23. What is the currency of Albania? The Lek
  24. Which 1950's singer was originally names Charles Hardin? Buddy Holly
  25. Which London station was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott? St Pancras
  26. Which bird was named after engraver Sir Thomas Bewick? The Bewick Swan
  27. What is the number 3.142 more usually known as? Pi (pronounced 'pie' - it represents the ratio of a circle's circumferance to its diameter, also loosely expressed by the fraction 22/7, and the sixteenth letter of the Greek alphabet, pi, equating to 'p', and shown as the symbol p )
  28. Who scored England's first goal in the 1998 World Cup Final tournament? Alan Shearer
  29. Which is the largest of the Great Lakes? Lake Superior
  30. Which British prime minister had a bag named after him? Gladstone
  31. Majestic, Romano and Arran Victory are types of which vegetable? Potato
  32. A firkin of beer holds how many gallons? Nine
  33. What is the title of the film about a Scottish village that awakens once every 100 years? Brigadoon
  34. In which year did Roger Bannister break the four-minute mile? 1954
  35. In 1960 Dr Thomas Creighton was the first person to receive what punishment? A parking ticket
  36. In which country was actor Mel Gibson born? USA
  37. Whose autobiography is entitled 'Take It Like A Man? Boy George
  38. What is the lightest metal? Lithium
  39. What is the ninth letter of the Greek alphabet? Iota
  40. What did the Warren Commission investigate in the US in the 1960's? The assassination of John F Kennedy
  41. What is the Fahrenheit boiling point of water? 212 degrees
  42. How many sides does a rhombus have? Four
  43. Which is the smallest bone in the body? The stirrup (in the ear)
  44. What is Adam's Ale commonly known as? Water
  45. How many syllables are in a Haiku (a type of Japanese verse)? Seventeen
  46. Who served the longest time in office as Poet Laureate? Tennyson (Alfred, Lord Tennyson, in office from 1850-92)
  47. Which is the oldest football (soccer) club in London? Fulham (est. 1879)
  48. What are the two ingredients in Bellini cocktail? Champagne and peach juice
  49. Which playwright wrote 'The Crucible'? Arthur Miller
  50. What do algophobics fear? Pain


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