General Knowledge Quiz #459

General Knowledge Quiz #459 - Questions and Answers


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General Knowledge Quiz #459 - Questions


1. Which king in Greek mythology was cursed to push a boulder up a hill for eternity, only for it to roll all the way back down once he neared the top?

2. Canadian singer Celine Dion represented which country at the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest, where she won with Ne partez pas sans moi?

3. Which island in the Indian Ocean is the only place in the world that native lemurs can be found?

4. Which Venetian merchant inspired the Book of the marvels of the world, describing his travels to the court of Kublai Khan in China, and across much of Asia?

5. Who travelled to locations such as Brobdingnag, Luggnagg and Lilliput in a 1726 satirical book by Irish writer Jonathan Swift?

6. Which legendary quarterback was picked as the overall 199th pick (6th round) in the 2000 NFL Draft?

7. Batavia is the former, colonial name, of which major South-East Asian capital city?

8. Which famous English actor played butler Alfred Pennyworth in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight series of Batman movies?

9. Tatooine, Naboo and Alderaan are fictional planets depicted in which sci-fi movie series, which began in 1977?

10. George Weah, 1995 Fifa World Player of the Year, became president of which West African country in 2018?

11. Who played teenager Richie Cunningham in the American sitcom Happy Days from 1974 to 1984, before going on to direct movies such as Apollo 13, The Da Vinci Code and A Beautiful Mind, for which he won Best Director at the 2002 Academy Awards?

12. The name of which Central American nation translates literally into English as "Rich Coast", after Christopher Columbus noted the natives wearing large quantities of gold jewellery?

13. Which is the largest creature in the Order Artiodactyla, also known as the Even-Toed Ungulates?

14. To what was Mt. McKinley, the largest mountain in the US and the state of Alaska, officially renamed by the American government in 2015?

15. Tom Cruise is a notable proponent of which modern religious movement, the church of which was founded by L. Ron Hubbard in 1952?

16. Though Thomas Edison invented Direct Current (DC), which Serbian inventor's Alternating Current (AC) became the primary electrical delivery method to businesses and premises? 

17. What is placed into a pocket of beef in order to make a "carpetbag steak"?

18. In which book by H.G. Wells do aliens land in the area around the town of Woking, in Surrey, England?

19. Which Mexican artist is well-known for her self-portraits, such as her 1938 piece The Frame, which is currently exhibited in Paris?

20. Which masked vigilante, created by American writer John McCulley, derives his name from the Spanish word for "fox"?


General Knowledge Quiz #459 - Answers


1. Which king in Greek mythology was cursed to push a boulder up a hill for eternity, only for it to roll all the way back down once he neared the top? Sisyphus

2. Canadian singer Celine Dion represented which country at the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest, where she won with Ne partez pas sans moi? Switzerland

3. Which island in the Indian Ocean is the only place in the world that native lemurs can be found? Madagascar

4. Which Venetian merchant inspired the Book of the marvels of the world, describing his travels to the court of Kublai Khan in China, and across much of Asia? Marco Polo

5. Who travelled to locations such as Brobdingnag, Luggnagg and Lilliput in a 1726 satirical book by Irish writer Jonathan Swift? Gulliver

6. Which legendary quarterback was picked as the overall 199th pick (6th round) in the 2000 NFL Draft? Tom Brady

7. Batavia is the former, colonial name, of which major South-East Asian capital city? Jakarta

8. Which famous English actor played butler Alfred Pennyworth in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight series of Batman movies? Michael Caine

9. Tatooine, Naboo and Alderaan are fictional planets depicted in which sci-fi movie series, which began in 1977? Star Wars

10. George Weah, 1995 Fifa World Player of the Year, became president of which West African country in 2018? Liberia

11. Who played teenager Richie Cunningham in the American sitcom Happy Days from 1974 to 1984, before going on to direct movies such as Apollo 13The Da Vinci Code and A Beautiful Mind, for which he won Best Director at the 2002 Academy Awards? Ron Howard

12. The name of which Central American nation translates literally into English as "Rich Coast", after Christopher Columbus noted the natives wearing large quantities of gold jewellery? Costa Rica

13. Which is the largest creature in the Order Artiodactyla, also known as the Even-Toed Ungulates? The Blue Whale (the ancestors of modern whales were hooved land animals)

14. To what was Mt. McKinley, the largest mountain in the US and the state of Alaska, officially renamed by the American government in 2015? Denali

15. Tom Cruise is a notable proponent of which modern religious movement, the church of which was founded by L. Ron Hubbard in 1952? The Church of Scientology

16. Though Thomas Edison invented Direct Current (DC), which Serbian inventor's Alternating Current (AC) became the primary electrical delivery method to businesses and premises? Nikola Tesla

17. What is placed into a pocket of beef in order to make a "carpetbag steak"? Oysters

18. In which book by H.G. Wells do aliens land in the area around the town of Woking, in Surrey, England? The War of the Worlds

19. Which Mexican artist is well-known for her self-portraits, such as her 1938 piece The Frame, which is currently exhibited in Paris? Frida Kahlo

20. Which masked vigilante, created by American writer John McCulley, derives his name from the Spanish word for "fox"? Zorro



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