General Knowledge Quiz #20

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  1. Aconcagua is the highest peak in which mountain range?
  2. What of these sports bodies was founded first, the AAA, FA, MCC or IOC?
  3. Who was president of the USSR from 1982-84?
  4. What was American silent film star 'Fatty' Arbuckle's first name?
  5. The character Roger 'Race' Bannon appeared as a boy's bodyguard in which cartoon series?
  6. Guru Nanak Dev founded which religion?
  7. The Phoenix Park murders of 1882 took place in which city?
  8. Who designed the famous Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona?
  9. Who was Henry VIII's third wife?
  10. From which seeds is tahini made?
  11. What is the human ailment epistaxis better known as?
  12. The Kariba Dam is on which river?
  13. What does the B stand for in Lyndon B Johnson?
  14. What item of attire is a leghorn?
  15. What does an oologist collect?
  16. The Neanderthal Museum is in which country?
  17. In which country is the European Court of Human Rights?
  18. In British history a Cavalier was a supporter of which king?
  19. Leporine relates to which animal?
  20. In Greek mythology who was Apollo's twin sister?
  21. Assassinated in 1965, who was Malcolm Little better known as?
  22. What was the name of Ernest Shackleton's ship which became stuck in Antarctic ice in 1915?
  23. By what name was Dutch dancer Margarethe Zelle better known?
  24. Which famous US lawman had brothers called Morgan and Virgil?
  25. What was the name of the cruise ship seized by hijackers in the Mediterranean in 1985?
  26. What type of creature is an amberjack?
  27. In 1968 which US artist and film maker was shot and wounded by actress Valerie Solanas?
  28. Quinsy is an inflammation of which part of the body?
  29. What is the capital of Croatia?
  30. What is the international distress signal one level below and less serious than a 'Mayday' call?
  31. Carambola is another name for which fruit?
  32. In 1902 the Treaty of Vereeniging brought which war to an end?
  33. Who was assassinated by Hugh de Merville, William de Tracy, Reginald Fitzhurse and Richard le Breton?
  34. The original 'Wendy house' was built for which fictional character?
  35. Convict Robert Franklin Stroud was better known as whom?
  36. What scientist and inventor was responsible for the Decibel unit of measurement?
  37. Which city is known as Auld Reekie and also Athens of the North?
  38. The French slang 'capote anglaise' meaning English hood, or English overcoat refers to what?
  39. Maris Piper is a variety of which vegetable?
  40. An epithalamium is a song or poem celebrating what?
  41. Which is the lightest element?
  42. Dame Peggy Ashcroft won an Oscar for her role in which 1984 film?
  43. In 1865 what significant event happened at Ford's Theatre in Washington DC?
  44. Who painted The Blue Boy in 1779?
  45. Who wrote the poem Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard?
  46. Little Big Horn, the scene of Custer's last stand, is in which US state?
  47. Which year was the death penalty for murder abolished in Britain?
  48. What clash, in 1746, was the last major battle to be fought on mainland Britain?
  49. Who was Britain's first Labour prime minister?
  50. What does UNESCO stand for?

Questions & Answers

Interactive Quiz

  1. Aconcagua is the highest peak in which mountain range?
    Andes
  2. What of these sports bodies was founded first, the AAA, FA, MCC or IOC?
    MCC(Marylebone Cricket Club, formed in 1787, is the governing body of world cricket. The Football Association was formed in 1863, Amateur Athletics Association in 1880, and the International Olympic Committee in 1894)
  3. Who was president of the USSR from 1982-84?
    Yuri Andropov
  4. What was American silent film star 'Fatty' Arbuckle's first name?
    Roscoe
  5. The character Roger 'Race' Bannon appeared as a boy's bodyguard in which cartoon series?
    Jonny Quest (the Hanna-Barbera action-adventure animation made from 1964-65 was one of the earliest targets for criticism about scenes of violence in children's TV programmes. Bonus points for knowing the name of Jonny's dog: Bandit)
  6. Guru Nanak Dev founded which religion?
    Sikhism
  7. The Phoenix Park murders of 1882 took place in which city?
    Dublin
  8. Who designed the famous Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona?
    Gaudi (Antoni Gaudi i Cornet, 1852-1926 - work on Sagrada Familia started in 1884 and amazingly it is still being built)
  9. Who was Henry VIII's third wife?
    Jane Seymour
  10. From which seeds is tahini made?
    Sesame seeds
  11. What is the human ailment epistaxis better known as?
    Nosebleed
  12. The Kariba Dam is on which river?
    Zambezi (or Zambesi - it starts in Zambia and eventually reaches the Indian Ocean in Mozambique, passing over Victoria Falls along the way. The dam lies between Zambia and Zimbabwe who share its electrical output. Apparently four of the 87 men who died building it remain buried in the concrete)
  13. What does the B stand for in Lyndon B Johnson?
    Baines
  14. What item of attire is a leghorn?
    Hat(made of straw)
  15. What does an oologist collect?
    Birds' eggs
  16. The Neanderthal Museum is in which country?
    Germany
  17. In which country is the European Court of Human Rights?
    France
  18. In British history a Cavalier was a supporter of which king?
    Charles I (the royalist 'Cavaliers' fought the 'Roundheads' in the English Civil War 1642-51. The name Cavalier referred to the arrogant fashion and attitude associated with cavalry officers. Roundhead referred to the pudding-bowl hairstyles favoured by the anti-royalists which contrasted with the flamboyant long curls of their opponents. Just like the mods and the rockers..)
  19. Leporine relates to which animal?
    Hare
  20. In Greek mythology who was Apollo's twin sister?
    Artemis
  21. Assassinated in 1965, who was Malcolm Little better known as?
    Malcolm X
  22. What was the name of Ernest Shackleton's ship which became stuck in Antarctic ice in 1915?
    HMS Endurance
  23. By what name was Dutch dancer Margarethe Zelle better known?
    Mata Hari
  24. Which famous US lawman had brothers called Morgan and Virgil?
    Wyatt Earp
  25. What was the name of the cruise ship seized by hijackers in the Mediterranean in 1985?
    Achille Lauro
  26. What type of creature is an amberjack?
    Fish
  27. In 1968 which US artist and film maker was shot and wounded by actress Valerie Solanas?
    Andy Warhol
  28. Quinsy is an inflammation of which part of the body?
    The throat
  29. What is the capital of Croatia?
    Zagreb
  30. What is the international distress signal one level below and less serious than a 'Mayday' call?
    Pan-pan (usually three times, and pronounced 'pawn-pawn' - the Morse code equivalent is TTT. The term is from the French word panne meaning breakdown. Incidentally Mayday - Morse equivalent SOS - is from French m'aider meaning help me)
  31. Carambola is another name for which fruit?
    Star fruit
  32. In 1902 the Treaty of Vereeniging brought which war to an end?
    The Second Boer War
  33. Who was assassinated by Hugh de Merville, William de Tracy, Reginald Fitzhurse and Richard le Breton?
    Thomas Becket
  34. The original 'Wendy house' was built for which fictional character?
    Wendy Darling (from Peter Pan, by J M Barrie)
  35. Convict Robert Franklin Stroud was better known as whom?
    The Birdman of Alcatraz
  36. What scientist and inventor was responsible for the Decibel unit of measurement?
    Alexander Graham Bell
  37. Which city is known as Auld Reekie and also Athens of the North?
    Edinburgh
  38. The French slang 'capote anglaise' meaning English hood, or English overcoat refers to what?
    A condom
  39. Maris Piper is a variety of which vegetable?
    Potato
  40. An epithalamium is a song or poem celebrating what?
    Marriage
  41. Which is the lightest element?
    Hydrogen
  42. Dame Peggy Ashcroft won an Oscar for her role in which 1984 film?
    A Passage to India
  43. In 1865 what significant event happened at Ford's Theatre in Washington DC?
    Abraham Lincoln's assassination
  44. Who painted The Blue Boy in 1779?
    Thomas Gainsborough
  45. Who wrote the poem Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard?
    Thomas Gray
  46. Little Big Horn, the scene of Custer's last stand, is in which US state?
    Montana
  47. Which year was the death penalty for murder abolished in Britain?
    1965
  48. What clash, in 1746, was the last major battle to be fought on mainland Britain?
    The Battle of Culloden
  49. Who was Britain's first Labour prime minister?
    Ramsey Macdonald
  50. What does UNESCO stand for?
    United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization