General Knowledge Quiz #4

  1. The character Shylock appears in which Shakespeare play?
  2. Who released an album in 1999 called Brand New Day?
  3. If a creature is edentulous what has it not got?
  4. What were the eldest sons of the Kings of France called?
  5. What is the fourth sign of the Zodiac?
  6. Who is the Greek God of wine?
  7. P&O, the shipping line, stands for what?
  8. What was Radar's surname in MASH?
  9. Excluding Australia and continental land masses what is the largest island in the world?
  10. Who was the founder of the Body Shop company?
  11. In which year (decade) were parking meters introduced in the UK?
  12. Who wrote the novel Dracula?
  13. What is a baby seal called?
  14. What is the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain more popularly known as?
  15. What is the name of Don Quixote's horse?
  16. Which actresses play Rosemary and Thyme in the TV series about two gardening sleuths?
  17. During which war was the Battle of Marne?
  18. In the human body what is Varicella commonly known as?
  19. How many valves does a trumpet have?
  20. Brock is a nickname for which animal?
  21. What is the name of the RAF's aerobatics team?
  22. Which football club did Alan Sugar own?
  23. Who is the Roman Goddess of the hunt?
  24. What type of creature is an alewife?
  25. What is the metal or plastic end of a shoelace called?
  26. What is the world's third largest desert?
  27. What was Lancelot Brown famous for designing?
  28. Which artist was born in Bradford in 1937?
  29. What was the BBC's first TV pop music programme?
  30. Which English city had the Roman name Camulodonum?
  31. What is an ecdysiast?
  32. What is the main vegetable ingredient in the dish Borsht?
  33. With which country did the UK have the long-running 'Cod War' disputes over fishing rights?
  34. Who was given the name 'Fourth Man' when he was revealed as a spy in 1979?
  35. Which two English Cathedrals have copies of the Magna Carta?
  36. How many years of marriage is celebrated on the Ivory anniversary?
  37. What famous landmark was moulded in gold during a bullion robbery in the 1951 film The Lavender Hill Mob?
  38. Who was known as the Sun King?
  39. Who was the first American in space?
  40. How many players are there in an Australian Rules football team (on the field at the same time)?
  41. Who invented the elevator in 1853?
  42. At which ski resort would you see the Cresta Run?
  43. In which English county is Scotney Castle?
  44. White Lion pubs are named after which English King's heraldic symbol?
  45. What is the mouthpiece of a recorder called?
  46. In which month is St Swithin's Day?
  47. What every-day item was named after Mrs Gamp in Charles Dickens' Martin Chuzzlewit?
  48. In what year did the USA adopt the Stars and Stripes flag?
  49. In which ocean are the Canary Islands?
  50. The authorised version of the Holy Bible was made at the order of which King?

General Knowledge Quiz #4 Answers

  1. The character Shylock appears in which Shakespeare play? The Merchant Of Venice
  2. Who released an album in 1999 called Brand New Day? Sting
  3. If a creature is edentulous what has it not got? Teeth
  4. What were the eldest sons of the Kings of France called? Dauphin
  5. What is the fourth sign of the Zodiac? Cancer
  6. Who is the Greek God of wine? Dionysus (Bacchus was the Roman God of wine)
  7. P&O, the shipping line, stands for what? Peninsular and Oriental
  8. What was Radar's surname in MASH? O'Reilly
  9. Excluding Australia and continental land masses what is the largest island in the world? Greenland
  10. Who was the founder of the Body Shop company? Anita Roddick
  11. In which year (or decade) were parking meters introduced in the UK? 1958 (1950's)
  12. Who wrote the novel Dracula? Bram Stoker
  13. What is a baby seal called? Pup
  14. What is the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain more popularly known as? Eros
  15. What is the name of Don Quixote's horse? Rosinante (or Rocinante or Rozinante - all three versions arise in different editions of the book)
  16. Which actresses play Rosemary and Thyme in the TV series about two gardening sleuths? Felicity Kendal and Pam Ferris
  17. During which war was the Battle of Marne? First World War
  18. In the human body what is Varicella commonly known as? Chicken Pox
  19. How many valves does a trumpet have? Three
  20. Brock is a nickname for which animal? Badger
  21. What is the name of the RAF's aerobatics team? The Red Arrows
  22. Which football club did Alan Sugar own? Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs)
  23. Who is the Roman Goddess of the hunt? Diana
  24. What type of creature is an alewife? Fish
  25. What is the metal or plastic end of a shoelace called? Aglet
  26. What is the world's third largest desert? The Gobi Desert (500,000 square miles)
  27. What was Lancelot Brown famous for designing? Gardens (aka Capability Brown)
  28. Which artist was born in Bradford in 1937? David Hockney
  29. What was the BBC's first TV pop music programme? Six-Five Special
  30. Which English city had the Roman name Camulodonum? Colchester
  31. What is an ecdysiast? Striptease artist
  32. What is the main vegetable ingredient in the dish Borsht? Beetroot
  33. With which country did the UK have the long-running 'Cod War' disputes over fishing rights? Iceland
  34. Who was given the name 'Fourth Man' when he was revealed as a spy in 1979? Anthony Blunt
  35. Which two English Cathedrals have copies of the Magna Carta? Salisbury and Lincoln
  36. How many years of marriage is celebrated on the Ivory anniversary? Fourteen
  37. What famous landmark was moulded in gold during a bullion robbery in the 1951 film The Lavender Hill Mob? The Eiffel Tower
  38. Who was known as the Sun King? Louis the Fourteenth
  39. Who was the first American in space? Alan Shephard (5 May 1961)
  40. How many players are there in an Australian Rules football team (on the field at the same time)? Eighteen (there are also four replacements on the bench who can be interchanged whenever during the game - thanks A Duffy)
  41. Who invented the elevator in 1853? Elisha Otis
  42. At which ski resort would you see the Cresta Run? St Moritz
  43. In which English county is Scotney Castle? Kent
  44. White Lion pubs are named after which English King's heraldic symbol? Edward the Fourth
  45. What is the mouthpiece of a recorder called? Fipple
  46. In which month is St Swithin's Day? July (15th)
  47. What every-day item was named after Mrs Gamp in Charles Dickens' Martin Chuzzlewit? Umbrella
  48. In what year did the USA adopt the Stars and Stripes flag? 1777
  49. In which ocean are the Canary Islands? Atlantic
  50. The authorised version of the Holy Bible was made at the order of which King? James the First (1611)


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