General Knowledge Quiz #91

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  1. The town of Budge Budge is in which country?
  2. In anatomy, the dorsum is better known as which part of the body?
  3. In 1947, who was the first person to break the sound barrier?
  4. Meaning 'heavenly woman', from the Greek word after which an element and planet are named, who was the Greek muse of astronomy?
  5. What type of creature is a noctule?
  6. What colour is the flower of the milk thistle?
  7. The twisted tusk of which sea creature is said to protrude from a unicorns head?
  8. The city of Astrakhan lies on which river?
  9. Which US president, known commonly by his initials, was born in Stonewall, Texas in 1908?
  10. Actor and comedian, and half of a famous double-act, Arthur Stanley Jefferson was better known by which name?
  11. Which European airport has the code name LHR?
  12. English novelist Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson was better known by what name?
  13. The laxative Gregory's Powder was made from which leafy plant?
  14. Which mime artist is associated with the character Bip?
  15. The bummalo fish is better known by what name?
  16. David Beckham was shown a red card during England's game against which national team during the 1998 FIFA World Cup?
  17. What is the name of the small arrangement of flowers worn on the bodice of a dress or on the wrist?
  18. Which heavy metal rock band had a UK No1 hit in 1981 with their live album 'No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith'?
  19. What is the medieval from of chemistry concerned with attempting to change base metals into gold?
  20. In tennis, what is the term for an untouchable and unreturnable legal point-scoring serve?
  21. In the UK, who was elected president of the National Union of Mineworkers in 1981?
  22. Which famous concert venue is located at 881, Seventh Avenue, New York?
  23. What is the device in a car which mixes petrol with air in correct proportions before it enters the engine?
  24. Referring to a mountain range, derived from the Spanish word for saw, what word represents the letter 'S' in the NATO phonetic alphabet?
  25. What is the basic monetary unit of Australia?
  26. The Dettifoss Waterfalls are in which country?
  27. Which city, whose name means 'fortification at Eidyn', was the first to host the Commonwealth Games twice?
  28. Valletta is the capital of which European country?
  29. In the game of Scrabble, how many points is a 'V' tile worth?
  30. In the Bible's Old Testament Book of Proverbs, what is stated to be more precious than rubies, better than silver and gold, and "...all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her..."?

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Interactive Quiz

  1. The town of Budge Budge is in which country?
    India 
  2. In anatomy, the dorsum is better known as which part of the body?
    Back 
  3. In 1947, who was the first person to break the sound barrier?
    Chuck Yeager 
  4. Meaning 'heavenly woman', from the Greek word after which an element and planet are named, who was the Greek muse of astronomy?
    Urania
  5. What type of creature is a noctule?
    Bat
  6. What colour is the flower of the milk thistle?
    Purple
  7. The twisted tusk of which sea creature is said to protrude from a unicorns head?
    Narwhal 
  8. The city of Astrakhan lies on which river?
    River Volga 
  9. Which US president, known commonly by his initials, was born in Stonewall, Texas in 1908?
    Lyndon B Johnson 
  10. Actor and comedian, and half of a famous double-act, Arthur Stanley Jefferson was better known by which name?
    Stan Laurel 
  11. Which European airport has the code name LHR?
    London Heathrow
  12. English novelist Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson was better known by what name?
    Mrs Gaskell
  13. The laxative Gregory's Powder was made from which leafy plant?
    Rhubarb
  14. Which mime artist is associated with the character Bip?
    Marcel Marceau
  15. The bummalo fish is better known by what name?
    Bombay Duck 
  16. David Beckham was shown a red card during England's game against which national team during the 1998 FIFA World Cup?
    Argentina
  17. What is the name of the small arrangement of flowers worn on the bodice of a dress or on the wrist?
    Corsage 
  18. Which heavy metal rock band had a UK No1 hit in 1981 with their live album 'No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith'?
    Motorhead
  19. What is the medieval from of chemistry concerned with attempting to change base metals into gold?
    Alchemy
  20. In tennis, what is the term for an untouchable and unreturnable legal point-scoring serve?
    Ace 
  21. In the UK, who was elected president of the National Union of Mineworkers in 1981?
    Arthur Scargill
  22. Which famous concert venue is located at 881, Seventh Avenue, New York?
    Carnegie Hall
  23. What is the device in a car which mixes petrol with air in correct proportions before it enters the engine?
    Carburettor
  24. Referring to a mountain range, derived from the Spanish word for saw, what word represents the letter 'S' in the NATO phonetic alphabet?
    Sierra 
  25. What is the basic monetary unit of Australia?
    Australian Dollar
  26. The Dettifoss Waterfalls are in which country?
    Iceland 
  27. Which city, whose name means 'fortification at Eidyn', was the first to host the Commonwealth Games twice?
    Edinburgh
  28. Valletta is the capital of which European country?
    Malta
  29. In the game of Scrabble, how many points is a 'V' tile worth?
    Four
  30. In the Bible's Old Testament Book of Proverbs, what is stated to be more precious than rubies, better than silver and gold, and "...all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her..."?
    Wisdom