General Knowledge Quiz #8 

  1. What is a perfect diamond of 100 carats or more called?
  2. What does RIBA stand for?
  3. A toponym is a name of what?
  4. How many books make up the Bible's Old Testament?
  5. In what year was Joan of Arc burned at the stake?
  6. How many times did Nick Faldo win the Masters golf tournament?
  7. Who founded Playboy magazine in 1953?
  8. Which artist was married to Hortense Fiquet?
  9. During which war was the Battle of Cold Harbour?
  10. Who plays Jim Morrison in the 1991 film 'The Doors'?
  11. In which country are the Churchill Falls?
  12. 'Angels on horseback' are what wrapped in bacon?
  13. What traditionally symbolises a couple's sixth wedding anniversary?
  14. Which English Cathedral houses the Sleeping Children statue?
  15. What make and model of car was John F Kennedy in when assassinated in 1963?
  16. What is the name in John Travolta's character in Saturday Night Fever?
  17. What does a phillumenist collect?
  18. The Madhouse is a work by which artist?
  19. What planet is nearest to the Sun?
  20. Who was the first Roman Emperor?
  21. In which year was the first FIFA World Cup held?
  22. What is Canada's highest mountain?
  23. Which vegetable is also known as an egg plant?
  24. In Greek mythology who persuaded her brother to kill their mother in revenge for the murder of their father?
  25. What is a tree or shrub called that sheds its leaves annually?
  26. How many players are in a basketball team?
  27. In the natural world what is a Camberwell Beauty?
  28. What does a hagiographer write about?
  29. In which month is United Nations Day?
  30. In which English town was the TV drama Middlemarch made?
  31. An Eskimo roll would be seen in which sport?
  32. By which nickname was Edward Teach known?
  33. Which is the largest Canary Island?
  34. Which Sunday newspaper was founded by John Browne Bell in 1843?
  35. What is the male part of a flower called?
  36. How many teeth does an elephant have?
  37. Which duo had a 1982 UK chart hit with Save Your Love?
  38. What does a phyllophobic fear?
  39. Reynard is a nickname for which animal?
  40. In which country was tennis player John McEnroe born?
  41. Which designer launched the Warehouse chain of stores?
  42. What spirit is used to make a daquari?
  43. Who wrote the novel The Boys From Brazil?
  44. Which UK city had the first public library?
  45. What is an Aldis Lamp used for?
  46. What country has the international car registration letters TR?
  47. Warsaw lies on which river?
  48. Which vitamin, considered by some experts to be a hormone, is activated in the human body by Sunshine?
  49. Apart from London which three other cities in Britain have an underground railway system?
  50. Which international rugby player appeared in the January 2006 Matalan fashion brochure?

General Knowledge Quiz #8 Answers

  1. What is a perfect diamond of 100 carats or more called? A paragon
  2. What does RIBA stand for? Royal Institute of British Architects
  3. A toponym is a name of what? A place
  4. How many books make up the Bible's Old Testament? Thirty-nine
  5. In what year was Joan of Arc burned at the stake? 1431
  6. How many times did Nick Faldo win the Masters golf tournament? Three (1989/90/96)
  7. Who founded Playboy magazine in 1953? Hugh Hefner
  8. Which artist was married to Hortense Fiquet? Paul Cezanne
  9. During which war was the Battle of Cold Harbour? The American Civil War (1864)
  10. Who plays Jim Morrison in the 1991 film 'The Doors'? Val Kilmer
  11. In which country are the Churchill Falls? Canada (Labrador)
  12. 'Angels on horseback' are what wrapped in bacon? Oysters
  13. What traditionally symbolises a couple's sixth wedding anniversary? Sugar
  14. Which English Cathedral houses the Sleeping Children statue? Lichfield
  15. What make and model of car was John F Kennedy in when assassinated in 1963? Lincoln Continental
  16. What is the name in John Travolta's character in Saturday Night Fever? Tony Manero
  17. What does a phillumenist collect? Matchbox labels
  18. The Madhouse is a work by which artist? Goya
  19. What planet is nearest to the Sun? Mercury
  20. Who was the first Roman Emperor? Augustus Caesar
  21. In which year was the first FIFA World Cup held? 1930 (in Uruguay - Uruguay beat Argentina 4-2)
  22. What is Canada's highest mountain? Mount Logan
  23. Which vegetable is also known as an egg plant? Aubergine
  24. In Greek mythology who persuaded her brother to kill their mother in revenge for the murder of their father? Electra
  25. What is a tree or shrub called that sheds its leaves annually? Deciduous
  26. How many players are in a basketball team? Five
  27. In the natural world what is a Camberwell Beauty? A butterfly
  28. What does a hagiographer write about? Saints
  29. In which month is United Nations Day? October (24th)
  30. In which English town was the TV drama Middlemarch made? Stamford
  31. An Eskimo roll would be seen in which sport? Kayaking
  32. By which nickname was Edward Teach known? Blackbeard
  33. Which is the largest Canary Island? Tenerife
  34. Which Sunday newspaper was founded by John Browne Bell in 1843? News Of The World
  35. What is the male part of a flower called? The stamen
  36. How many teeth does an elephant have? Four
  37. Which duo had a 1982 UK chart hit with Save Your Love? Renee and Renato
  38. What does a phyllophobic fear? Leaves
  39. Reynard is a nickname for which animal? The fox
  40. In which country was tennis player John McEnroe born? Germany
  41. Which designer launched the Warehouse chain of stores? Jeff Banks
  42. What spirit is used to make a daquari? Rum
  43. Who wrote the novel The Boys From Brazil? Ira Levin
  44. Which UK city had the first public library? Norwich (1608)
  45. What is an Aldis Lamp used for? Signalling (Morse code)
  46. What country has the international car registration letters TR? Turkey
  47. Warsaw lies on which river? The Vistula
  48. Which vitamin, considered by some experts to be a hormone, is activated in the human body by Sunshine? D
  49. Apart from London which three other cities in Britain have an underground railway system? Glasgow, Liverpool, Newcastle
  50. Which international rugby player appeared in the January 2006 Matalan fashion brochure? Gavin Henson


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