General Knowledge Quiz #449

General Knowledge Quiz #449 - Questions and Answers


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General Knowledge Quiz #449 - Questions and Answers


1. Which infamous enemy of Elizabeth I was the mother of her successor, King James I of England?

2. The namesake of New Zealand, Zeeland is a province of which northern European country?

3. Which American pop singer was born Cherilyn Sarkisian on May 20th, 1946?

4. Cheviot, Dorper, and Corriedale are varieties of which common farmyard animal?

5. The Acropolis is a notable landmark in which major European capital city?

6. The Jets and the Sharks are feuding gangs in which 1957 musical, the songs for which were written by Leonard Bernstein?

7. The Belgian cartoonist Hergé is most well-known for created which young adventure, accompanied by his faithful dog Snowy?

8. Since Belize became fully independent in 1981, French Guiana is unique in being the only mainland territory in the Americas to be officially part of which organisation?

9. The busiest airport in the world - beating Chicago O'Hare and London Heathrow by over 10,000,000 passengers a year - Hartsfield airport is located in which southern American city?

10. Which Canadian city is home to the CN tower, the tallest free-standing structure in the world from 1976 to 2007?

11. Mozambique, Cape Verde, and East Timor are all former colonies of which European nation?

12. Which Southampton, Newcastle and Blackburn striker is (as of 2019) the top scorer in the history of the Premier League?

13. Which wife of Henry VIII was made a widow upon his death in 1547?

14. Which directorial brothers are well-known for Oscar-winning films such as Fargo, No Country for Old Men and Bridge of Spies?

15. Which year of the 20th century is commonly known in the Catholic sphere as the Year of Three Popes?

16. The Bosphorus and the Dardanelles are narrow straits between which two continents?

17. Jutland is the main peninsula making up most of the land area of which northern European country?

18. At 2330km from each other, which two antipodean capitals are the most isolated (furthest from another capital) in the world?

19. In 2008, who became the first man to win a posthumous Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight?

20. In 1812, Spencer Perceval became the first person (and only as of 2019) in which political position to be assassinated?


General Knowledge Quiz #449 - Questions and Answers


1. Which infamous enemy of Elizabeth I was the mother of her successor, King James I of England? Mary Queen of Scots (Mary I of Scotland)

2. The namesake of New Zealand, Zeeland is a province of which northern European country? Netherlands

3. Which American pop singer was born Cherilyn Sarkisian on May 20th, 1946? Cher

4. Cheviot, Dorper, and Corriedale are varieties of which common farmyard animal? Sheep

5. The Acropolis is a notable landmark in which major European capital city? Athens

6. The Jets and the Sharks are feuding gangs in which 1957 musical, the songs for which were written by Leonard Bernstein? West Side Story

7. The Belgian cartoonist Hergé is most well-known for created which young adventure, accompanied by his faithful dog Snowy? Tintin

8. Since Belize became fully independent in 1981, French Guiana is unique in being the only mainland territory in the Americas to be officially part of which organisation? European Union

9. The busiest airport in the world - beating Chicago O'Hare and London Heathrow by over 10,000,000 passengers a year - Hartsfield airport is located in which southern American city? Atlanta

10. Which Canadian city is home to the CN tower, the tallest free-standing structure in the world from 1976 to 2007? Toronto

11. Mozambique, Cape Verde, and East Timor are all former colonies of which European nation? Portugal

12. Which Southampton, Newcastle and Blackburn striker is (as of 2019) the top scorer in the history of the Premier League? Alan Shearer

13. Which wife of Henry VIII was made a widow upon his death in 1547? Catherine Parr

14. Which directorial brothers are well-known for Oscar-winning films such as FargoNo Country for Old Men and Bridge of Spies? Joel and Ethan Coen

15. Which year of the 20th century is commonly known in the Catholic sphere as the Year of Three Popes? 1978

16. The Bosphorus and the Dardanelles are narrow straits between which two continents? Europe and Asia

17. Jutland is the main peninsula making up most of the land area of which northern European country? Denmark

18. At 2330km from each other, which two antipodean capitals are the most isolated (furthest from another capital) in the world? Canberra and Wellington

19. In 2008, who became the first man to win a posthumous Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight? Heath Ledger

20. In 1812, Spencer Perceval became the first person (and only as of 2019) in which political position to be assassinated? UK Prime Minister



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