General Knowledge Quiz #61

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  1. What Latin term is used to mean 'word for word', or 'exactly the same words'?
  2. What memorable song line from American Pie by Don McLean refers to the day a plane crash killed Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and The Big Bopper?
  3. Michelle Robinson is the maiden name of which famous wife?
  4. Offaly, Westmeath, Carlow and Cavan are counties of which country?
  5. A gymnophobia sufferer fears what: exercise; nudity; public buildings; or ball-games?
  6. The Shore Durometer devised by Albert Shore in the 1920s measures what quality of materials such as rubber and plastics?
  7. Which poet wrote the lines: "And when those deep and burning moments pass'd, And Juan sunk to sleep within her arms.." ?
  8. A heptahedron is a solid figure with how many plane sides?
  9. A cope is a long ceremonial cloak worn by a member of what profession: clergy; judge; nurse; or magician?
  10. Who was the next president of the USA after Gerald Ford?
  11. Ichthyology is the study of what?
  12. What country has the largest forested area?
  13. What element has the highest melting point of any metal - symbol W, otherwise known as wolfram?
  14. The expression of high quality 'blue ribbon' or 'blue ribband' equates to what French term?
  15. Arthur Wellesley (1769-1845) is better known by what title?
  16. In what state is the highest mountain in the USA?
  17. Credited with popularising the girl's name Wendy in a famous children's book, who also wrote the stage play The Admirable Crichton?
  18. Hilary, Easter, Trinity and Michaelmas are traditional English (and Welsh) seasonal names in what: law courts; horse-racing; farming; or road-mending?
  19. Which painting was stolen from the Louvre in Paris in 1911 and kept for two years by museum employee Vincenzo Peruggia?
  20. Which British prime minister wrote History of the English Speaking Peoples?
  21. Loperamide is used to treat what medical condition: water on the knee; sore throat; impotence; or diarrhoea?
  22. St James's Palace in London was commissioned by which British monarch?
  23. Technically a berry or fruit, brinjal is the Indian name for which 'vegetable'?
  24. The Irish Derby is held at which racecourse?
  25. The cephalothorax and the opisthosoma are body sections of what: arachnids (spiders, etc); humans; birds; or fire-engines?
  26. Born Betty Joan Perske, which actress starred in The Big Sleep and To Have and Have Not?
  27. In which European city is the Charles Bridge?
  28. To which Scottish island did Bonnie Price Charlie escape, dressed as a maid, in 1746?
  29. What nation won the European Football Championship after first failing to qualify for the finals tournament?
  30. Flame, Birds-eye and Quilted refer to decorative varieties of what wood commonly used in musical instruments?

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Interactive Quiz

  1. What Latin term is used to mean 'word for word', or 'exactly the same words'?
    Verbatim
  2. What memorable song line from American Pie by Don McLean refers to the day a plane crash killed Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and The Big Bopper?
    The Day the Music Died
  3. Michelle Robinson is the maiden name of which famous wife?
    Michelle Obama
  4. Offaly, Westmeath, Carlow and Cavan are counties of which country?
    Ireland 
  5. A gymnophobia sufferer fears what: exercise; nudity; public buildings; or ball-games?
    Nudity
  6. The Shore Durometer devised by Albert Shore in the 1920s measures what quality of materials such as rubber and plastics?
    Hardness
  7. Which poet wrote the lines: "And when those deep and burning moments pass'd, And Juan sunk to sleep within her arms.." ?
    Lord Byron 
  8. A heptahedron is a solid figure with how many plane sides?
    Seven
  9. A cope is a long ceremonial cloak worn by a member of what profession: clergy; judge; nurse; or magician?
    Clergy
  10. Who was the next president of the USA after Gerald Ford?
    Jimmy Carter 
  11. Ichthyology is the study of what?
    Fish
  12. What country has the largest forested area?
    Russia 
  13. What element has the highest melting point of any metal - symbol W, otherwise known as wolfram?
    Tungsten
  14. The expression of high quality 'blue ribbon' or 'blue ribband' equates to what French term?
    Cordon Bleu
  15. Arthur Wellesley (1769-1845) is better known by what title?
    The Duke of Wellington
  16. In what state is the highest mountain in the USA?
    Alaska 
  17. Credited with popularising the girl's name Wendy in a famous children's book, who also wrote the stage play The Admirable Crichton?
    J M Barrie 
  18. Hilary, Easter, Trinity and Michaelmas are traditional English (and Welsh) seasonal names in what: law courts; horse-racing; farming; or road-mending?
    Law courts
  19. Which painting was stolen from the Louvre in Paris in 1911 and kept for two years by museum employee Vincenzo Peruggia?
    Mona Lisa 
  20. Which British prime minister wrote History of the English Speaking Peoples?
    Winston Churchill
  21. Loperamide is used to treat what medical condition: water on the knee; sore throat; impotence; or diarrhoea?
    Diarrhoea
  22. St James's Palace in London was commissioned by which British monarch?
    Henry the Eighth
  23. Technically a berry or fruit, brinjal is the Indian name for which 'vegetable'?
    Aubergine
  24. The Irish Derby is held at which racecourse?
    The Curragh
  25. The cephalothorax and the opisthosoma are body sections of what: arachnids (spiders, etc); humans; birds; or fire-engines?
    Arachnids 
  26. Born Betty Joan Perske, which actress starred in The Big Sleep and To Have and Have Not?
    Lauren Bacall
  27. In which European city is the Charles Bridge?
    Prague 
  28. To which Scottish island did Bonnie Price Charlie escape, dressed as a maid, in 1746?
    Skye
  29. What nation won the European Football Championship after first failing to qualify for the finals tournament?
    Denmark 
  30. Flame, Birds-eye and Quilted refer to decorative varieties of what wood commonly used in musical instruments?
    Maple