General Knowledge Quiz #453

General Knowledge Quiz #453 - Questions and Answers


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General Knowledge Quiz #453 - Questions


1. Which European capital city is home to the oldest electrified underground railway outside of the United Kingdom?

2. Maleficent is the main antagonist of which classic Walt Disney film?

3. The name of which large furniture company is derived from an acronym of the founder's name, the farm he grew up in, and his home parish?

4. St. Paul's Cathedral in the City of London is an example of which architectural style, popular between the 16th and 18th centuries?

5. Which Italian coffee-flavoured dessert literally translates into English as "pick me up"?

6. Lao Tzu is widely regarded as the main architect of which major Chinese religion/school of thought?  

7. Which Italian city is home to the world's oldest university in continuous operation, founded in 1088?

8. Which English footballer is, to-date, the only man to have scored a hat-trick in a FIFA World Cup final?

9. Which pop singer collaborated with Queen on their 1981 hit single, Under Pressure?

10. Ingólfur Arnarson is thought to have been the first person to settle on which island in the north Atlantic?

11. Sun, Spectacled and Sloth are all lesser-known species of which group of large carnivores?

12. Which Italian inventor is generally considered the father of radio, and shared the 1909 Nobel Prize for his contributions to the development of wireless technology?

13. Which US State has, at different stages in history, been controlled by France, Spain, Mexico, the USA, and the Confederacy, as well as operating independently for nearly 10 years?

14. In 1994, Tom Hanks won his second consecutive Best Actor Oscar for Forrest Gump. For which film did he win his 1993 Academy Award?

15. Arthur Wellesley, former UK Prime Minister and military leader of the 18th and 19th centuries, is perhaps better known by which noble title?

16. Which Asian island nation is known as Nihon in its native language?

17. Quenya, Telerin and Sindarin are languages created entirely by which legendary fantasy author?

18. Which ancient city located on the Nile Delta in modern-day Egypt is the largest city on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea?

19. How many presidents of the USA have been assassinated whilst still in office?

20. Which country is home to the expansive Anna Creek Station, a cattle ranch slightly larger than the country of Israel?


General Knowledge Quiz #453 - Answers


1. Which European capital city is home to the oldest electrified underground railway outside of the United Kingdom? Budapest

2. Maleficent is the main antagonist of which classic Walt Disney film? Snow White

3. The name of which large furniture company is derived from an acronym of the founder's name, the farm he grew up in, and his home parish? IKEA (Ingvar Kamprad, Elmtaryd, Agunnaryd)

4. St. Paul's Cathedral in the City of London is an example of which architectural style, popular between the 16th and 18th centuries? Baroque

5. Which Italian coffee-flavoured dessert literally translates into English as "pick me up"? Tiramisu

6. Lao Tzu is widely regarded as the main architect of which major Chinese religion/school of thought? Taoism/Daoism

7. Which Italian city is home to the world's oldest university in continuous operation, founded in 1088? Bologna

8. Which English footballer is, to-date, the only man to have scored a hat-trick in a FIFA World Cup final? Geoff Hurst (1966)

9. Which pop singer collaborated with Queen on their 1981 hit single, Under Pressure? David Bowie

10. Ingólfur Arnarson is thought to have been the first person to settle on which island in the north Atlantic? Iceland

11. Sun, Spectacled and Sloth are all lesser-known species of which group of large carnivores? Bears

12. Which Italian inventor is generally considered the father of radio, and shared the 1909 Nobel Prize for his contributions to the development of wireless technology? Guglielmo Marconi

13. Which US State has, at different stages in history, been controlled by France, Spain, Mexico, the USA, and the Confederacy, as well as operating independently for nearly 10 years? Texas

14. In 1994, Tom Hanks won his second consecutive Best Actor Oscar for Forrest Gump. For which film did he win his 1993 Academy Award? Philadelphia

15. Arthur Wellesley, former UK Prime Minister and military leader of the 18th and 19th centuries, is perhaps better known by which noble title? The (1st) Duke of Wellington

16. Which Asian island nation is known as Nihon in its native language? Japan

17. Quenya, Telerin and Sindarin are languages created entirely by which legendary fantasy author? J.R.R. Tolkien

18. Which ancient city located on the Nile Delta in modern-day Egypt is the largest city on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea? Alexandria

19. How many presidents of the USA have been assassinated whilst still in office? 4 (Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, William McKinley, John Fitzgerald Kennedy)

20. Which country is home to the expansive Anna Creek Station, a cattle ranch slightly larger than the country of Israel? Australia


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