General Knowledge Quiz #457

General Knowledge Quiz #457 - Questions and Answers


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General Knowledge Quiz #457 - Questions


1. Which hero of Greek mythology was tasked with completing 12 Labours, including slaying the Nemean Lion, and capturing Cerberus, the three-headed canine guardian of the Underworld?

2. What geological feature has examples including Stromboli, Kīlauea, Popocatépetl and Eyjafjallajökull?

3. Which year of the 20th Century saw the 5th modern Olympic Games in Stockholm, the discovery of vitamins, the end of Chinese imperial rule, and the sinking of the RMS Titanic?

4. To what name did the British royal house of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha change in 1917, due to the anti-German sentiment surrounding World War I? 

5. What is the medical name for the bone commonly known as the shoulder blade?

6. Which animals were famously studied by conservationist Dian Fossey in the mountain rainforests of Rwanda?

7. What beverage is traditionally drunk by the winner of the Indianapolis 500 car race?

8. Which Austrian won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his roles in Quentin Tarantino's 2009 and 2012 films, Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained?

9. Who was the uncle, and adoptive parent of Frodo, the main protagonist in J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy?

10. Along with Denmark itself and Greenland, which is the third constituent nation that makes up the Kingdom of Denmark?

11. Which forest in Nottinghamshire, England, is referred to in legend as the home of Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men?

12. Diamonds are made up entirely of atoms of which non-metallic chemical element?

13. In which European city would you find the tourist attractions of the Ponte di Rialto, the Piazza San Marco, and the Doge's Palace?

14. In 1642, which Dutch explorer became the first European to sight New Zealand?

15. Which Indian city is predominantly located on Salsette, one of the most populated, and most densely populated, islands in the world?

16. Which sport's modern laws are based around the 1867 Marquess of Queensberry rules?

17. In a ceremony at the Notre Dame de Paris in December 1804, who crowned Napoleon Bonaparte as Emperor of France?

18. In 1862, the principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia unified to form which modern nation in south-eastern Europe?

19. Who, in Catholic tradition, is typically considered to have been the first Bishop of Rome, and therefore the first Pope?

20. Which musical competition has been held every year since its first broadcast from Lugano, Switzerland, in 1956?


General Knowledge Quiz #457 - Answers



1. 
Which hero of Greek mythology was tasked with completing 12 Labours, including slaying the Nemean Lion, and capturing Cerberus, the three-headed canine guardian of the Underworld? Heracles

2. What geological feature has examples including Stromboli, Kīlauea, Popocatépetl and Eyjafjallajökull? Volcanoes

3. Which year of the 20th Century saw the 5th modern Olympic Games in Stockholm, the discovery of vitamins, the end of Chinese imperial rule, and the sinking of the RMS Titanic? 1912

4. To what name did the British royal house of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha change in 1917, due to the anti-German sentiment surrounding World War I? House of Windsor

5. What is the medical name for the bone commonly known as the shoulder blade? Scapula

6. Which animals were famously studied by conservationist Dian Fossey in the mountain rainforests of Rwanda? Mountain Gorillas

7. What beverage is traditionally drunk by the winner of the Indianapolis 500 car race? Milk

8. Which Austrian won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his roles in Quentin Tarantino's 2009 and 2012 films, Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained? Christoph Waltz

9. Who was the uncle, and adoptive parent of Frodo, the main protagonist in J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy? Bilbo Baggins

10. Along with Denmark itself and Greenland, which is the third constituent nation that makes up the Kingdom of Denmark? The Faroe Islands

11. Which forest in Nottinghamshire, England, is referred to in legend as the home of Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men? Sherwood Forest

12. Diamonds are made up entirely of atoms of which non-metallic chemical element? Carbon

13. In which European city would you find the tourist attractions of the Ponte di Rialto, the Piazza San Marco, and the Doge's Palace? Venice

14. In 1642, which Dutch explorer became the first European to sight New Zealand? Abel Tasman

15. Which Indian city is predominantly located on Salsette, one of the most populated, and most densely populated, islands in the world? Mumbai

16. Which sport's modern laws are based around the 1867 Marquess of Queensberry rules? Boxing

17. In a ceremony at the Notre Dame de Paris in December 1804, who crowned Napoleon Bonaparte as Emperor of France? Napoleon himself

18. In 1862, the principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia unified to form which modern nation in south-eastern Europe? Romania

19. Who, in Catholic tradition, is typically considered to have been the first Bishop of Rome, and therefore the first Pope? St. Peter

20. Which musical competition has been held every year since its first broadcast from Lugano, Switzerland, in 1956? The Eurovision Song Contest


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