General Knowledge Quiz #452

General Knowledge #452 - Questions and Answers


The 452nd free trivia quiz in our general knowledge series at BusinessBalls.com. Suitable for team building, pub quizzes or just general entertainment. Try General Knowledge Quiz #451 here.


General Knowledge #452 - Questions


1. The animals referred to as Caribou are most well-known by which common English name?

2. After Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian, which is the 5th most spoken Romance language worldwide?

3. Which Middle-Eastern country is controversially set to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup?

4. Which British star of shows such as Broadchurch and Peep Show won the Academy Award for Best Actress in February 2019 for her role as Queen Anne in The Favourite?

5. Which British band was formed by former members of Joy Division following the tragic suicide of their lead singer, Ian Curtis in 1980?

6. An etymologist is someone who studies words. What is an entomologist a specialist in?

7. Which small Central American state was known officially as British Honduras until it was changed to its current name in 1973 - 8 years before it gained independence?

8. The explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were aided in their survey of the Lousiana Purchase by which Native American woman of the Lemhi Shoshone tribe?

9. Which small European country's name is derived from the Italian words for "Black Mountain"?

10. What was the stage name of the legendary rock star born Farrokh Bulsara, on the island of Zanzibar in 1946?

11. Which Roman emperor moved the capital from Rome to the city at that point known as Byzantium?

12. Which French striker holds the record for most goals scored in a single FIFA World Cup, from when he scored 13 goals in just 6 games at the 1958 tournament?

13. Alongside Buddhism, which indigenous religion is one of the most practiced faiths in Japan?

14. Fletcher is a professional surname, derived from individuals who plied their trade making what kind of items?

15. Liza Minnelli is the daughter of Vincente Minnelli and which famous American actress and singer of the mid-20th century?

16. Which Labour politician (1912-2005) is the only person in history to ever hold the 4 Great Offices of State in the United Kingdom? (Prime Minister, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Home Secretary, Foreign Secretary)

17. At around 1600m in depth, which Siberian lake is the deepest in the world, containing around 22-23% of the world's surface freshwater? (More than all the US Great Lakes combined).

18. The Rams, Chargers, Dodgers, Lakers and Clippers are all major sports teams based in which major American city?

19. The capitals of Brazzaville and Kinshasa lie on opposite banks of which major African river?

20. From 1947 until its independence in 1971, which Asian country was known as East Pakistan?


General Knowledge #452 - Answers


1.
 The animals referred to as Caribou are most well-known by which common English name? Reindeer

2. After Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian, which is the 5th most spoken Romance language worldwide? Romanian

3. Which Middle-Eastern country is controversially set to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup? Qatar

4. Which British star of shows such as Broadchurch and Peep Show won the Academy Award for Best Actress in February 2019 for her role as Queen Anne in The Favourite? Olivia Colman

5. Which British band was formed by former members of Joy Division following the tragic suicide of their lead singer, Ian Curtis in 1980? New Order

6. An etymologist is someone who studies words. What is an entomologist a specialist in? Insects

7. Which small Central American state was known officially as British Honduras until it was changed to its current name in 1973 - 8 years before it gained independence? Belize

8. The explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were aided in their survey of the Lousiana Purchase by which Native American woman of the Lemhi Shoshone tribe? Sacagawea

9. Which small European country's name is derived from the Venetian for "Black Mountain"? Montenegro

10. What was the stage name of the legendary rock star born Farrokh Bulsara, on the island of Zanzibar in 1946? Freddie Mercury

11. Which Roman emperor moved the capital from Rome to the city previously known as Byzantium? Constantine (it became Constantinople)

12. Which French striker holds the record for most goals scored in a single FIFA World Cup, from when he scored 13 goals in just 6 games at the 1958 tournament? Just Fontaine

13. Alongside Buddhism, which indigenous religion is one of the most practiced faiths in Japan? Shinto

14. Fletcher is a professional surname, derived from individuals who plied their trade making what kind of items? Arrows

15. Liza Minnelli is the daughter of Vincente Minnelli and which famous American actress and singer of the mid-20th century? Judy Garland

16. Which Labour politician (1912-2005) is the only person in history to ever hold the 4 Great Offices of State in the United Kingdom? (Prime Minister, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Home Secretary, Foreign Secretary) James (Jim) Callaghan

17. At around 1600m in depth, which Siberian lake is the deepest in the world, containing around 22-23% of the world's surface freshwater? (More than all the US Great Lakes combined). Lake Baikal

18. The Rams, Chargers, Dodgers, Lakers and Clippers are all major sports teams based in which major American city? Los Angeles

19. The capitals of Brazzaville and Kinshasa lie on opposite banks of which major African river? River Congo 

20. From 1947 until its independence in 1971, which Asian country was known as East Pakistan? Bangladesh


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