General Knowledge Quiz #461

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  1. 1. Luzon is the largest and most populous island in which Southeast Asian nation?
  2. 2. Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and The Silver Chair are three novels set predominantly in which fictional world?
  3. 3. Who is the only man to serve two non-consecutive terms as US President, from 1885-1889 and 1893-1897?
  4. 4. In which language does 'spasíbo' (usually written in its native script) mean 'thank you'?
  5. 5. The four 'fashion capitals' are usually considered to be New York, London, Paris, and which other city in southern Europe?
  6. 6. Which English band's music featured heavily in the best-selling soundtrack of the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever?
  7. 7. Megatherium is an extinct, 4-tonne, ground-based relative of which modern South-American mammal, infamous for its slow movement through the rainforest canopies?
  8. 8. In Greek mythology, which hero - the legendary founder and first king of Athens - is credited with having slain the Minotaur in the labyrinth of Knossos?
  9. 9. In which modern-day capital city was Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassinated by Gavrilo Princip in 1914, sparking the crisis that ushered in the First World War?
  10. 10. What links the Olympic events of the Decathlon, 50km walk and the 110m hurdles?
  11. 11. I'll make a man out of you and A girl worth fighting for are songs from the soundtrack of which 1998 Disney movie?
  12. 12. The Glorious Revolution of 1688 - an effective invasion of England - let to the only ever joint monarchy in British history, shared between which king and queen?
  13. 13. Which small country in the horn of Africa - whose capital has the same name - was formerly know, during the colonial period, as French Somaliland?
  14. 14. Which notorious figure of Norse mythology has - since 2011 - been portrayed by Tom Hiddleston in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
  15. 15. Which artefact, discovered in the town of Rashid in the Napoleonic Wars and now displayed at the British Museum, proved crucial in the translation of Egyptian hieroglyphs?
  16. 16. Which term, of Central Asian origin, is used to refer to the vast northern snow forests of Russia and North America, the world's largest single biome?
  17. 17. Which Indian batsman is the highest run-scorer in test cricket history, finishing his career with just under 16,000 runs?
  18. 18. Which famous actor insisted on receiving a unique purple lightsaber for his role in the Star Wars prequels from 1999-2005?
  19. 19. The eruption of which Indonesian volcano in 1883 is commonly-cited as the loudest sound in recent human history?
  20. 20. Paprika is the predominant spice in which Hungarian meat and vegetable stew?

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  1. 1. Luzon is the largest and most populous island in which Southeast Asian nation?
    The Philippines
  2. 2. Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and The Silver Chair are three novels set predominantly in which fictional world?
    Narnia
  3. 3. Who is the only man to serve two non-consecutive terms as US President, from 1885-1889 and 1893-1897?
    Grover Cleveland
  4. 4. In which language does 'spasíbo' (usually written in its native script) mean 'thank you'?
    Russian
  5. 5. The four 'fashion capitals' are usually considered to be New York, London, Paris, and which other city in southern Europe?
    Milan
  6. 6. Which English band's music featured heavily in the best-selling soundtrack of the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever?
    The Bee Gees
  7. 7. Megatherium is an extinct, 4-tonne, ground-based relative of which modern South-American mammal, infamous for its slow movement through the rainforest canopies?
    Sloth
  8. 8. In Greek mythology, which hero - the legendary founder and first king of Athens - is credited with having slain the Minotaur in the labyrinth of Knossos?
    Theseus
  9. 9. In which modern-day capital city was Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassinated by Gavrilo Princip in 1914, sparking the crisis that ushered in the First World War?
    Sarajevo 
  10. 10. What links the Olympic events of the Decathlon, 50km walk and the 110m hurdles?
    They are men-only
  11. 11. I'll make a man out of you and A girl worth fighting for are songs from the soundtrack of which 1998 Disney movie?
    Mulan
  12. 12. The Glorious Revolution of 1688 - an effective invasion of England - let to the only ever joint monarchy in British history, shared between which king and queen?
    William III
  13. 13. Which small country in the horn of Africa - whose capital has the same name - was formerly know, during the colonial period, as French Somaliland?
    Djibouti
  14. 14. Which notorious figure of Norse mythology has - since 2011 - been portrayed by Tom Hiddleston in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
    Loki
  15. 15. Which artefact, discovered in the town of Rashid in the Napoleonic Wars and now displayed at the British Museum, proved crucial in the translation of Egyptian hieroglyphs?
    The Rosetta Stone
  16. 16. Which term, of Central Asian origin, is used to refer to the vast northern snow forests of Russia and North America, the world's largest single biome?
    Taiga
  17. 17. Which Indian batsman is the highest run-scorer in test cricket history, finishing his career with just under 16,000 runs?
    Sachin Tendulkar
  18. 18. Which famous actor insisted on receiving a unique purple lightsaber for his role in the Star Wars prequels from 1999-2005?
    Samuel L. Jackson
  19. 19. The eruption of which Indonesian volcano in 1883 is commonly-cited as the loudest sound in recent human history?
    Krakatau
  20. 20. Paprika is the predominant spice in which Hungarian meat and vegetable stew?
    Goulash