General Knowledge Quiz #24

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  1. Nur-Sultan (previously Astana) is the capital of which country?
  2. Which playwright was once secretary to James Joyce, 1969 Nobel prizewinner for literature, and wrote his most famous play originally in French, titled En Attendant Godot?
  3. Who is fifth in line to the British throne (as at Jul 2019 2007)?
  4. What is the Latin term used in referencing which means 'in the same place' ?
  5. What is the flap which covers the human windpipe when swallowing?
  6. Born Henry John Deutschendorf Junior, which American singer died when his light aircraft crashed into the sea off California in 1997?
  7. James Earl Ray was arrested at Heathrow airport in 1968 and subsequently convicted of whose assassination?
  8. Who was the famous wife of Leofric, Earl of Mercia?
  9. Finishing in Paris after nearly 10,000 miles, from which city did racers begin the first long distance car rally in 1907?
  10. The town of Fray Bentos, after which the meat products brand was named, is in what country?
  11. Cedi is the basic monetary unit of which African country?
  12. Henry Sewell led the first government of which country in 1856?
  13. What, loosely translating as 'self-boiler', is a traditional metal Russian tea urn called?
  14. Barack Obama's best selling book is called 'The Audacity of..' what?
  15. What was the name of the ship on which Charles Darwin set sail on his voyage around the world in 1831?
  16. Mary Mallon was effectively imprisoned for life in New York for being an irresponsible immune carrier of what disease?
  17. Graham Vivian Sutherland's official portrait of which prime minister was destroyed by the subject's wife because she hated it?
  18. Who was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize?
  19. Who wrote the best selling book The Tipping Point?
  20. What is the name of the largest island of Japan?
  21. What does WAP stand for in mobile phone technology?
  22. Harry Longbaugh was better known by what name?
  23. Which common chemical element has the atomic number 20?
  24. BRN is the international vehicle registration for which country?
  25. For which film did Henry Fonda win his best actor Oscar?
  26. Which huge global communications brand is derived from a local word for a marten?
  27. Who was the first reigning British monarch to make an official visit to the USA?
  28. What is the name of the carnival held in some countries on Shrove Tuesday?
  29. Who was the British nurse arrested in Brussels and shot by firing squad in 1915 on suspicion of helping Allied solders to escape?
  30. What object officially joined our solar system on 1st May 1930?

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  1. Nur-Sultan (previously Astana) is the capital of which country?
    Khazakhstan
  2. Which playwright was once secretary to James Joyce, 1969 Nobel prizewinner for literature, and wrote his most famous play originally in French, titled En Attendant Godot?
    Samuel Beckett
  3. Who is fifth in line to the British throne (as at Jul 2019 2007)?
    Prince Louis of Cambridge
  4. What is the Latin term used in referencing which means 'in the same place' ?
    Ib. (or Ibid. from full latin word ibidem)
  5. What is the flap which covers the human windpipe when swallowing?
    Epiglotis
  6. Born Henry John Deutschendorf Junior, which American singer died when his light aircraft crashed into the sea off California in 1997?
    John Denver
  7. James Earl Ray was arrested at Heathrow airport in 1968 and subsequently convicted of whose assassination?
    Martin Luther King Jr
  8. Who was the famous wife of Leofric, Earl of Mercia?
    Lady Godiva
  9. Finishing in Paris after nearly 10,000 miles, from which city did racers begin the first long distance car rally in 1907?
    Peking (now Beijing)
  10. The town of Fray Bentos, after which the meat products brand was named, is in what country?
    Uruguay
  11. Cedi is the basic monetary unit of which African country?
    Ghana
  12. Henry Sewell led the first government of which country in 1856?
    New Zealand
  13. What, loosely translating as 'self-boiler', is a traditional metal Russian tea urn called?
    Samovar
  14. Barack Obama's best selling book is called 'The Audacity of..' what?
    Hope
  15. What was the name of the ship on which Charles Darwin set sail on his voyage around the world in 1831?
    HMS Beagle
  16. Mary Mallon was effectively imprisoned for life in New York for being an irresponsible immune carrier of what disease?
    Typhoid
  17. Graham Vivian Sutherland's official portrait of which prime minister was destroyed by the subject's wife because she hated it?
    Sir Winston Churchill
  18. Who was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize?
    Marie Curie
  19. Who wrote the best selling book The Tipping Point?
    Malcolm Gladwell
  20. What is the name of the largest island of Japan?
    Honshu
  21. What does WAP stand for in mobile phone technology?
    Wireless Application Protocol
  22. Harry Longbaugh was better known by what name?
    The Sundance Kid
  23. Which common chemical element has the atomic number 20?
    Calcium
  24. BRN is the international vehicle registration for which country?
    ANSWER
  25. For which film did Henry Fonda win his best actor Oscar?
    On Golden Pond
  26. Which huge global communications brand is derived from a local word for a marten?
    Nokia
  27. Who was the first reigning British monarch to make an official visit to the USA?
    George VI
  28. What is the name of the carnival held in some countries on Shrove Tuesday?
    Mardi Gras
  29. Who was the British nurse arrested in Brussels and shot by firing squad in 1915 on suspicion of helping Allied solders to escape?
    Edith Cavell
  30. What object officially joined our solar system on 1st May 1930?
    Pluto