General Knowledge Quiz #455

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  1. 1. The president of which Asian country resides traditionally in the Blue House?
  2. 2. Definitely Maybe was the debut album from which Britpop band of the 1990s and early 2000s?
  3. 3. In 1957, how many countries agreed to form the European Economic Community (EEC); the direct precursor to the modern European Union?
  4. 4. HAL 9000 is the computerised antagonist of which groundbreaking Stanley Kubrick film of 1968?
  5. 5. Which pioneering aviatrix disappeared during a circumnavigation of the world, over the Pacific Ocean in July 1937?
  6. 6. The Monotremes (or egg-laying mammals) consist of 4 Echidna species and 1 species of which other strange Australian animal?
  7. 7. By the number of native speakers, which is the second most widely-spoken language in the world?
  8. 8. As of 2019, which is the only city to have hosted 3 modern Summer Olympic games?
  9. 9. In 1947, which American Air Force officer became the first recorded person to exceed the sound barrier in level flight?
  10. 10. In 1804, Toussaint Louverture led the only successful slave rebelling against colonial powers to found which Caribbean nation?
  11. 11. Tyrion Lannister and Ned Stark are characters from which blockbusting HBO fantasy drama series?
  12. 12. Which mythical hero's labours included slaying the Nemean Lion, stealing the apples of the Hesperides, and cleaning the Augean stables in a single day?
  13. 13. How many time zones are recognised in China, the 3rd largest country in the world?
  14. 14. The Keirin and the Omnium are competitions in which Olympic sport?
  15. 15. Which singer, songwriter, and pianist, who reached peak popularity in the 1970s and 1980s, was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight in North London in 1947?
  16. 16. Which South American country's official name is The Plurinational State of _______?
  17. 17. Who, in 2010, became the first female to win the Best Director Academy Award for her war drama The Hurt Locker?
  18. 18. In local legend, which figure of Greek mythology is credited as having founded the city of Lisbon?
  19. 19. Which major waterfalls on the Zambezi river lies at the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia?
  20. 20. The Dardanelles and the Bosphorus are two of the shortest sea crossings between which 2 of the world's continents?

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  1. 1. The president of which Asian country resides traditionally in the Blue House?
    South Korea
  2. 2. Definitely Maybe was the debut album from which Britpop band of the 1990s and early 2000s?
    Oasis
  3. 3. In 1957, how many countries agreed to form the European Economic Community (EEC); the direct precursor to the modern European Union?
    6
  4. 4. HAL 9000 is the computerised antagonist of which groundbreaking Stanley Kubrick film of 1968?
    2001: A Space Odyssey
  5. 5. Which pioneering aviatrix disappeared during a circumnavigation of the world, over the Pacific Ocean in July 1937?
    Amelia Earhart
  6. 6. The Monotremes (or egg-laying mammals) consist of 4 Echidna species and 1 species of which other strange Australian animal?
    Platypus
  7. 7. By the number of native speakers, which is the second most widely-spoken language in the world?
    Spanish
  8. 8. As of 2019, which is the only city to have hosted 3 modern Summer Olympic games?
    London
  9. 9. In 1947, which American Air Force officer became the first recorded person to exceed the sound barrier in level flight?
    Chuck Yeager
  10. 10. In 1804, Toussaint Louverture led the only successful slave rebelling against colonial powers to found which Caribbean nation?
    Haiti
  11. 11. Tyrion Lannister and Ned Stark are characters from which blockbusting HBO fantasy drama series?
    Game of Thrones
  12. 12. Which mythical hero's labours included slaying the Nemean Lion, stealing the apples of the Hesperides, and cleaning the Augean stables in a single day?
    Heracles/Hercules
  13. 13. How many time zones are recognised in China, the 3rd largest country in the world?
    1
  14. 14. The Keirin and the Omnium are competitions in which Olympic sport?
    Track Cycling
  15. 15. Which singer, songwriter, and pianist, who reached peak popularity in the 1970s and 1980s, was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight in North London in 1947?
    Sir Elton John
  16. 16. Which South American country's official name is The Plurinational State of _______?
    Bolivia
  17. 17. Who, in 2010, became the first female to win the Best Director Academy Award for her war drama The Hurt Locker?
    Kathryn Bigelow
  18. 18. In local legend, which figure of Greek mythology is credited as having founded the city of Lisbon?
    Odysseus/Ulysses
  19. 19. Which major waterfalls on the Zambezi river lies at the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia?
    Victoria Falls
  20. 20. The Dardanelles and the Bosphorus are two of the shortest sea crossings between which 2 of the world's continents?
    Asia and Europe