General Knowledge Quiz #7

  1. India qualified for the Soccer World Cup in 1950 but were refused permission to take part; why?
  2. The word 'anserine' relates to which type of birds?
  3. What year was Inheritance Tax introduced in the UK?
  4. What is the art of Japanese flower arranging called?
  5. Which artist sculpted the lions at the foot of London's Nelson's Column?
  6. In 1983 which film did Barbra Streisand co-write, direct, produce and star in?
  7. In electronics what does LED stand for?
  8. Who was the first person to reach the South Pole?
  9. If an object is hastate what shape is it?
  10. What character did Beyonce Knowles play in the 2002 film Goldmember?
  11. What is the name of the publishers run by women for women?
  12. Who was the first person to have a blue plaque conferred on the house where he was born in Holly Street, Westminster, London?
  13. What US gangster's original name was Lester Gillis?
  14. What is the world's largest sea, (excluding seas normally called oceans)?
  15. What year did TV Soap Eastenders begin?
  16. What is the first sign of the Zodiac?
  17. Who is the Greek Goddess of Victory?
  18. Who wrote the book Brave New World?
  19. Which musician received the first gold disc, in 1941?
  20. Which country had the first Women's Institute, in 1897?
  21. On which part of the body would you wear a deer-stalker?
  22. Which King was the target of the Rye House Plot?
  23. Which type of beans are used to make baked beans?
  24. What musical aid did trumpeter John Shore invent in 1711?
  25. What is the technical term for the collar bone?
  26. Which group achieved a UK number one chart position with the same song in the years 1975, 1976, 1991 and 1992?
  27. Which twins were said to be the founders of Rome?
  28. Adam's Needle is another name for which plant?
  29. Which prime minister took the UK into the EEC (as was then called)?
  30. What is a person who shoes horses called?
  31. Haldi is the Indian name for which spice?
  32. What colour is the cabbage moth?
  33. Dendrology is the scientific study of what?
  34. Who won the men's singles at Wimbledon in 1987?
  35. How many miles per second does light travel?
  36. Which American artist was awarded damages of one farthing after John Ruskin's criticism of his work provoked a lawsuit?
  37. What does a gricer take photographs of?
  38. Who played Mr White in the 1991 film Reservoir Dogs?
  39. How long is Johnny Walker Black Label whisky matured for?
  40. Which famous fashion designer was originally associated with the perfumes Opium and Rive Gauche?
  41. Who wrote the opera 'The Barber of Seville?
  42. What is the capital of Finland?
  43. Who was the last Aztec Emperor?
  44. Which US organisation's headquarters is situated in Langley, Virginia?
  45. Who was the first chancellor of the late-20th century re-united Germany?
  46. Madarosis is the absence or loss of which part of the body?
  47. Who played Candice Stowe in TV's Coronation Street?
  48. In which sport would a niblick be used?
  49. The Capets were the rules of which European country?
  50. Who was the first woman editor of the Radio Times?

General Knowledge Quiz #7 Answers

  1. India qualified for the Soccer World Cup in 1950 but were refused permission to take part; why? Because the players were not permitted to play in bare feet.
  2. The word 'anserine' relates to which type of birds? Geese
  3. What year was Inheritance Tax introduced in the UK? 1986
  4. What is the art of Japanese flower arranging called? Ikebana
  5. Which artist sculpted the lions at the foot of London's Nelson's Column? (Sir Edwin Henry) Landseer
  6. In 1983 which film did Barbra Streisand co-write, direct, produce and star in? Yentl
  7. In electronics what does LED stand for? Light Emitting Diode
  8. Who was the first person to reach the South Pole? Roald Amundsen (1911)
  9. If an object is hastate what shape is it? Triangular
  10. What character did Beyonce Knowles play in the 2002 film Goldmember? Foxxy Cleopatra
  11. What is the name of the publishers run by women for women? Virago
  12. Who was the first person to have a blue plaque conferred on the house where he was born in Holly Street, Westminster, London? Lord Byron
  13. What US gangster's original name was Lester Gillis? Baby Face Nelson
  14. What is the world's largest sea, (excluding seas normally called oceans)? Philippine Sea
  15. What year did TV Soap Eastenders begin? 1985
  16. What is the first sign of the Zodiac? Aries
  17. Who is the Greek Goddess of Victory? Nike
  18. Who wrote the book Brave New World? Aldous Huxley
  19. Which musician received the first gold disc, in 1941? Glen Miller (Chattanooga Choo-choo)
  20. Which country had the first Women's Institute, in 1897? Canada
  21. On which part of the body would you wear a deer-stalker? The head
  22. Which King was the target of the Rye House Plot? Charles II
  23. Which type of beans are used to make baked beans? Haricot beans
  24. What musical aid did trumpeter John Shore invent in 1711? The tuning fork
  25. What is the technical term for the collar bone? The clavicle
  26. Which group achieved a UK number one chart position with the same song in the years 1975, 1976, 1991 and 1992? Queen (Bohemian Rhapsody)
  27. Which twins were said to be the founders of Rome? Romulus and Remus
  28. Adam's Needle is another name for which plant? The Yukka
  29. Which prime minister took the UK into the EEC (as was then called)? Edward Heath
  30. What is a person who shoes horses called? Farrier
  31. Haldi is the Indian name for which spice? Turmeric
  32. What colour is the cabbage moth? Brown
  33. Dendrology is the scientific study of what? Trees
  34. Who won the men's singles at Wimbledon in 1987? Pat Cash
  35. How many miles per second does light travel? 186,000
  36. Which American artist was awarded damages of one farthing after John Ruskin's criticism of his work provoked a lawsuit? James Whistler
  37. What does a gricer take photographs of? Trains
  38. Who played Mr White in the 1991 film Reservoir Dogs? Harvey Keitel
  39. How long is Johnny Walker Black Label whisky matured for? 12 years
  40. Which famous fashion designer was originally associated with the perfumes Opium and Rive Gauche? Yves Saint-Laurent
  41. Who wrote the opera 'The Barber of Seville? Rossini (1816)
  42. What is the capital of Finland? Helsinki
  43. Who was the last Aztec Emperor? Montezuma (II)
  44. Which US organisation's headquarters is situated in Langley, Virginia? The CIA
  45. Who was the first chancellor of the late-20th century re-united Germany? Helmut Kohl
  46. Madarosis is the absence or loss of which part of the body? Eyelashes
  47. Who played Candice Stowe in TV's Coronation Street? Nikki Sanderson
  48. In which sport would a niblick be used? Golf
  49. The Capets were the rules of which European country? France
  50. Who was the first woman editor of the Radio Times? Sue Robinson

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