General Knowledge Quiz #463 - Questions and Answers


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General Knowledge Quiz #463 - Questions


1. After the death of Robin Williams in 2014, a Boston (metropolitan area) bench became an impromptu memorial site for the actor. What was the film the original scene involving the bench was used in?

2. Which tea blend, first described in the 1830s, is flavoured predominantly through the addition of bergamot oil?

3. As of the 2019 season, who was the last non-German or English driver to win the Formula 1 Drivers' Championship?

4. Which large, flightless bird (with two extant species) native to South America is a close relative of the ostrich and emu?

5. At the 2016 Academy Awards, which film, about the experiences of frontiersman Hugh Glass, took home the Oscars for Best Actor, Best Director and Best Cinematography?

6. Who is the only man from either Europe or the United States to win two major golf championships but not be selected for the Ryder Cup, since that event began in 1927?

7. Which type of banana, hailing from a single estate in the 1830s, are the parents to the vast majority of modern edible cultivars?

8. Along with Bret Mckenzie, which musician forms the other half of the comedic duo Flight of the Conchords?

9. Which viscous metal, atomic number 80, is also commonly referred to as 'quicksilver' or 'hydrargyrum'?

10. In 2019, the BMI named which band's Every Breath You Take as the most-played song in the history of radio?

11. What was the name of the film in which Timothy Dalton's made his 2nd and final appearance in the James Bond franchise?

12. From 324 until 1923, which city (later renamed Istanbul) served as the capital of three different empires?

13. The 5 largest of which type of event have occurred (in reverse order) in Chile, Alaska, Indonesia, Japan and Eastern Siberia?

14. Robert de Niro won his 2nd Best Picture Oscar in 1980 for his portrayal of which boxer in Raging Bull?

15. What sporting item, traditionally made of cork, leather and feathers, is also sometimes referred to as a bird or birdie?

16. The children's TV show Horrible Histories paid tribute to which historical figure through a song titled 'I sat on a bus'?

17. Which ship, produced in Belfast, was the sister vessel to the RMS Olympic and HMHS Brittanic?

18. Bryan Ferry was the lead singer of which band, who reached number 1 in 1980 (three months after John Lennon's death) with a cover of his song Jealous Guy?

19. Which lake, the world's ninth-largest, borders on three countries, but only has one outflow – the River Nile?

20. In standard gambling shorthand, which card is initialised using a star symbol?


General Knowledge Quiz #462 - Answers


1. After the death of Robin Williams in 2014, a Boston (metropolitan area) bench became an impromptu memorial site for the actor. What was the film the original scene involving the bench was used in? Good Will Hunting

2. Which tea blend, first described in the 1830s, is flavoured predominantly through the addition of bergamot oil? Earl Grey

3. As of the 2019 season, who was the last non-German or English driver to win the Formula 1 Drivers' Championship? Kimi Raikkonen

4. Which large, flightless bird (with two extant species) native to South America is a close relative of the ostrich and emu? Rhea

5. At the 2016 Academy Awards, which film, about the experiences of frontiersman Hugh Glass, took home the Oscars for Best Actor, Best Director and Best Cinematography? The Revenant

6. Who is the only man from either Europe or the United States to win two major golf championships but not be selected for the Ryder Cup, since that event began in 1927? John Daly

7. Which type of banana, hailing from a single estate in the 1830s, are the parents to the vast majority of modern edible cultivars? Cavendish

8. Along with Bret Mckenzie, which musician forms the other half of the comedic duo Flight of the Conchords? Jemaine Clement

9. Which viscous metal, atomic number 80, is also commonly referred to as 'quicksilver' or 'hydrargyrum'? Mercury

10. In 2019, the BMI named which band's Every Breath You Take as the most-played song in the history of radio? The Police

11. What was the name of the film in which Timothy Dalton's made his 2nd and final appearance in the James Bond franchise? License to Kill

12. From 324 until 1923, which city (later renamed Istanbul) served as the capital of three different empires? Constantinople

13. The 5 largest of which type of event have occurred (in reverse order) in Chile, Alaska, Indonesia, Japan and Eastern Siberia? Earthquakes

14. Robert de Niro won his 2nd Best Picture Oscar in 1980 for his portrayal of which boxer in Raging Bull? Jake LaMotta

15. What sporting item, traditionally made of cork, leather and feathers, is also sometimes referred to as a bird or birdie? Shuttlecock

16. The children's TV show Horrible Histories paid tribute to which historical figure through a song titled 'I sat on a bus'? Rosa Parks

17. Which ship, produced in Belfast, was the sister vessel to the RMS Olympic and HMHS Brittanic? RMS Titanic

18. Bryan Ferry was the lead singer of which band, who reached number 1 in 1980 (three months after John Lennon's death) with a cover of his song Jealous Guy? Roxy Music

19. Which lake, the world's ninth-largest, borders on three countries, but only has one outflow – the River Nile? Lake Victoria

20. In standard gambling shorthand, which card is initialised using a star symbol? Joker


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