General Knowledge Quiz #26

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  1. With what is a 'carpetbag steak' stuffed?
  2. In language a paronomasia is more commonly known as what?
  3. Which early Charles Dickens novel features the characters Wackford and Fanny Squeers, Smike, Newman Noggs and the Cheeryble brothers?
  4. How many balls, including the white cue ball, are on a snooker table (before any are potted)?
  5. In Western ecclesiastical law a diriment impediment invalidates what?
  6. Who is generally credited with the invention of the hovercraft in 1955?
  7. What colour is the letter L in the standard Google logo?
  8. How many stars are on the flag of the European Union?
  9. Who wrote the poem beginning, "Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone.." which featured in the funeral scene of the film Four Weddings and a Funeral?
  10. Tallinn is the capital of which country?
  11. What colour is Stephanie's hair in the children's TV series LazyTown?
  12. Which English playwright and poet was stabbed in uncertain circumstances in 1593 age 29 (he penned the line 'Come live with me and be my love')?
  13. Who won 'The Battle of the Sexes' tennis match at the Houston Astrodome in 1973?
  14. Kenneth Kaunda was the first president of which African country?
  15. What is the common word for the monosaccharide substance found in certain fruit, flower nectar and honey, with the chemical formula C6H12O6?
  16. The cult TV series Lost which began in 2004 features 'Oceanic Flight ...' what?
  17. The billionnaire Barclay twins' long-running disputes about their private island Brecqhou (or Brechou) are with which Channel Island?
  18. Which Scottish athlete refused to run on a Sunday at the 1924 Paris Olympic Games?
  19. What does K stand for in the CMYK colour model used in printing?
  20. The King and Queen of which European country narrowly escaped assassination on their wedding day in 1906?
  21. Marsh Fever is another term for which ailment?
  22. What is the offspring of a male lion and a tigress called (apart from very dangerous)?
  23. Jazz musician Miles Davis, 1926-91, whose 1959 album Kind of Blue is generally regarded as the biggest selling jazz album of all time, played what instrument?
  24. What is the capital of Sierra Leone?
  25. What is the (traditionally wooden) housing or stand which contains a ship's compass?

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  1. With what is a 'carpetbag steak' stuffed?
    Oysters
  2. In language a paronomasia is more commonly known as what?
    A pun
  3. Which early Charles Dickens novel features the characters Wackford and Fanny Squeers, Smike, Newman Noggs and the Cheeryble brothers?
    The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
  4. How many balls, including the white cue ball, are on a snooker table (before any are potted)?
    22
  5. In Western ecclesiastical law a diriment impediment invalidates what?
    Marriage
  6. Who is generally credited with the invention of the hovercraft in 1955?
    Sir Christopher Cockerell
  7. What colour is the letter L in the standard Google logo?
    Green
  8. How many stars are on the flag of the European Union?
    Twelve (The number of stars is constant and does not equate to the number of EU member countries. The design has been twelve gold stars on a blue background since the adoption of the flag in 1986, prior to which it had been in use by the Council of Europe, and originally in 1955 by the six member countries of the European Coal and Steel Community.)
  9. Who wrote the poem beginning, "Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone.." which featured in the funeral scene of the film Four Weddings and a Funeral?
    W H Auden
  10. Tallinn is the capital of which country?
    Estonia
  11. What colour is Stephanie's hair in the children's TV series LazyTown?
    Pink
  12. Which English playwright and poet was stabbed in uncertain circumstances in 1593 age 29 (he penned the line 'Come live with me and be my love')?
    Christopher Marlowe
  13. Who won 'The Battle of the Sexes' tennis match at the Houston Astrodome in 1973?
    Billie Jean King
  14. Kenneth Kaunda was the first president of which African country?
    Zambia
  15. What is the common word for the monosaccharide substance found in certain fruit, flower nectar and honey, with the chemical formula C6H12O6?
    Fructose
  16. The cult TV series Lost which began in 2004 features 'Oceanic Flight ...' what?
    815
  17. The billionnaire Barclay twins' long-running disputes about their private island Brecqhou (or Brechou) are with which Channel Island?
    Sark
  18. Which Scottish athlete refused to run on a Sunday at the 1924 Paris Olympic Games?
    Eric Liddle
  19. What does K stand for in the CMYK colour model used in printing?
    Key
  20. The King and Queen of which European country narrowly escaped assassination on their wedding day in 1906?
    Spain
  21. Marsh Fever is another term for which ailment?
    Malaria
  22. What is the offspring of a male lion and a tigress called (apart from very dangerous)?
    Liger
  23. Jazz musician Miles Davis, 1926-91, whose 1959 album Kind of Blue is generally regarded as the biggest selling jazz album of all time, played what instrument?
    Trumpet
  24. What is the capital of Sierra Leone?
    Freetown
  25. What is the (traditionally wooden) housing or stand which contains a ship's compass?
    Binnacle