General Knowledge Quiz #5 

  1. The headquarters of Greenpeace is in which European city?
  2. Which famous artist and inventor died at Amboise Castle in France, 1519?
  3. In what year did Mother Teresa of Calcutta win the Nobel Peace Prize?
  4. Which was the first European country to give all women the vote?
  5. What type of creature is a Garibaldi?
  6. What colour is the gemstone garnet?
  7. Which sign of the Zodiac are people born on 30th October?
  8. What type of weapon is a 'falchion'?
  9. Which pub in Nottingham claims to be the oldest in Britain?
  10. By what name was world champion boxer Walker Smith better known?
  11. Mount Elbert is the highest peak in which mountain range?
  12. Edward II was murdered in Berkeley Castle in 1327, in which county is Berkeley Castle?
  13. Which American horse race is run at Churchill Downs?
  14. What type of food is 'quark'?
  15. Which Alex Graham cartoon appears in the Daily Mail newspaper?
  16. What is the collective noun for a group of crows?
  17. Who discovered the smallpox vaccination?
  18. What did Harry Beck design in 1931 and is still used in London today?
  19. What is the chemical symbol for the element Potassium?
  20. What is the name of the dog in Enid Blyton's Famous Five books?
  21. Who released an album entitled The Six Wives of Henry VIII?
  22. What was the codename of the Allied forces landing at Normandy in 1944?
  23. In the human body what is the Axilla commonly known as?
  24. Who plays Lynette Scavo in the TV series Desperate Housewives?
  25. How many finger holes does a tin whistle (pennywhistle) have?
  26. What famous London building is officially called 1 Canada Square?
  27. Which tennis player was stabbed by a Steffi Graf fan while playing in Hamburg 1993?
  28. What was the nuclear power station Sellafield previously known as?
  29. Swansea is situated on which river?
  30. In the Bible's New Testament what was the last battle between good and evil before the day of judgement?
  31. To what note is the top string on a six-string guitar normally tuned?
  32. What trophy is played for at the US Superbowl?
  33. In what year did Margaret Thatcher become Prime Minister?
  34. What film was the first sequel to win a Best Picture Oscar?
  35. Who shot Martin Luther King in 1968?
  36. Who was Britain's first Christian martyr (an English town is named after him)?
  37. Which country has the largest malt whisky distillery in the world?
  38. What was Hiram Hackenbacker's nickname in Thunderbirds?
  39. What is the person called who leads prayers in a mosque?
  40. What is a 'half-hunter'?
  41. Which British organisation was founded by Octavia Hill in 1895?
  42. What number did motorcycle racer Barry Sheen have on his bike?
  43. How tall is the Leaning Tower of Pisa?
  44. What was the name of the Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico in 1519?
  45. What is the capital of Liberia?
  46. When is St Andrew's Day?
  47. What type of game is Faro?
  48. Which team was the first to score a 'Golden Goal' in the soccer World Cup Finals?
  49. Which Verdi opera is also a popular acronym used in the advertising and selling professions?
  50. What does a belonophobic fear?

General Knowledge Quiz #5 Answers

  1. The headquarters of Greenpeace is in which European city? Amsterdam
  2. Which famous artist and inventor died at Amboise Castle in France, 1519? Leonardo da Vinci
  3. In what year did Mother Teresa of Calcutta win the Nobel Peace Prize? 1979
  4. Which was the first European country to give all women the vote? Finland (or as then, the Grand Duchy of Finland) was the first European country to extend the vote to all women, and incidentally to allow full female parliamentary candidature. This first European genuine 'full female universal suffrage' remained when Finland because fully independent in 1917. In 1881 the Isle of Man, a country within the British Isles and a British Crown dependency, attempted to introduce the vote for all women, but after pressure from the UK Home Office the Isle of Man government was forced to dilute its 1880 Election Bill so that the vote was extended only to women rate-payers (i.e., women owners of real estate).
  5. What type of creature is a Garibaldi? Fish
  6. What colour is the gemstone garnet? Red (dark red)
  7. Which sign of the Zodiac are people born on 30th October? Scorpio
  8. What type of weapon is a Falchion? A sword
  9. Which pub in Nottingham claims to be the oldest in Britain? The Trip To Jerusalem
  10. By what name was world champion boxer Walker Smith better known? Sugar Ray Robinson
  11. Mount Elbert is the highest peak in which mountain range? The Rockies (USA)
  12. Edward II was murdered in Berkeley Castle in 1327, in which county is Berkeley Castle? Gloucestershire
  13. Which American horse race is run at Churchill Downs? The Kentucky Derby
  14. What type of food is Quark? Cheese
  15. Which Alex Graham cartoon appears in the Daily Mail newspaper? Fred Basset
  16. What is the collective noun for a group of crows? A murder
  17. Who discovered the smallpox vaccination? Edward Jenner (1796)
  18. What did Harry Beck design in 1931 and is still used in London today? The map of the London Tube system (the Underground)
  19. What is the chemical symbol for the element Potassium? K
  20. What is the name of the dog in Enid Blyton's Famous Five books? Timmy
  21. Who released an album entitled The Six Wives of Henry VIII? Rick Wakeman
  22. What was the codename of the Allied forces landing at Normandy in 1944? Overlord
  23. In the human body what is the Axilla commonly known as? The armpit
  24. Who plays Lynette Scavo in the TV series Desperate Housewives? Felicity Huffman
  25. How many finger holes does a tin whistle (pennywhistle) have? Six
  26. What famous London building is officially called 1 Canada Square? Canary Wharf Tower
  27. Which tennis player was stabbed by a Steffi Graf fan while playing in Hamburg 1993? Monica Seles
  28. What was the nuclear power station Sellafield previously known as? Windscale
  29. Swansea is situated on which river? The Tawe
  30. In the Bible's New Testament what was the last battle between good and evil before the day of judgement? Armageddon
  31. To what note is the top string on a six-string guitar normally tuned? E
  32. What trophy is played for at the US Superbowl? The Lombardi Trophy
  33. In what year did Margaret Thatcher become Prime Minister? 1979
  34. What film was the first sequel to win a Best Picture Oscar? The Godfather Part II
  35. Who shot Martin Luther King in 1968? James Earl Ray
  36. Who was Britain's first Christian martyr (an English town is named after him)? St Alban
  37. Which country has the largest malt whisky distillery in the world? Japan (the Suntory Distillery)
  38. What was Hiram Hackenbacker's nickname in Thunderbirds? Brains
  39. What is the person called who leads prayers in a mosque? The Imam
  40. What is a 'half-hunter'? A type of pocket watch
  41. Which British organisation was founded by Octavia Hill in 1895? The National Trust
  42. What number did motorcycle racer Barry Sheen have on his bike? Seven
  43. How tall is the Leaning Tower of Pisa? 190 feet (58 metres)
  44. What was the name of the Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico in 1519? Hernando Cortez
  45. What is the capital of Liberia? Monrovia
  46. When is St Andrew's Day? 30th November
  47. What type of game is Faro? A card game
  48. Which team was the first to score a 'Golden Goal' in the soccer World Cup Finals? France
  49. Which Verdi opera is also a popular acronym used in the advertising and selling professions? Aida (pronounced 'eye-ee-da' - the acronym, AIDA, pronounced like it's spelt, stands for Attention, Interest, Desire, Action, also known as the 'hierarchy of effects', is a reverse interpretation of the buying process.)
  50. What does a belonophobic fear? Needles (Buttercups is also an acceptable answer since there seems at least one reputable reference for this obscure alternative, thanks C Martin)


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