General Knowledge Round 13

1: The molecular structure of DNA was identified in 1953 by which two people?

2: ‘I’m bored with it all’ are said to the final words of which world leader?

3: It Takes a Village is a 1996 book published by which US politician?

4: Which toy invented in 1943, is simply a compressed helical spring?

5: Which American singer songwriter played Dracula’s servant Renfield in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1992 film Bram Stocker’s Dracula?

6:  The following Authors are known by which pen name?

a: Theodor Seuss Geisel

b: Stanley Martin Lieber

c: Eric Arthur Blair

d: Benjamin Franklin

e: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson

7: What is the name of the unit used to measure the strength of a pollution source or scent emission?

8:  All the OPEC members except two are located on the African and Asian continents. Which two countries are the exceptions?

9: What does the A stand for in the acronym ASCII?

10: Queen Victoria opened ‘The Great Exhibition’ at Crystal palace in what year? a) 1851 b) 1861 c) 1871

11: The Pioneer Cabin Tree, considered one of the U.S.’s most famous trees and estimated to be over 1000 years old was toppled in a storm in 2017. What type of tree was it?

12: Which Whitbread Book Award winning novel by Mark Haddon, is about a 15-year-old boy who describes himself as “a mathematician with some behavioural difficulties” living in Swindon.

13: Which comedian had “Look at the muck on here” as one of his many catchphrases?

14: St Anthony of Padua is the patron saint of what?

15: On British television, Caroline Flack is best known for presenting which ITV2 reality show?

16:  In 1768, the first edition of which book was published?

a) The Bible b) Madrid Codex c) Encyclopaedia Britannica

17: Which author, known for the poem ‘If’ said ‘East is East and West is West and never the twain shall meet’?

18: Gary Oldman plays the following unsavoury characters in which films?

    a. Ivan Korshunov

    b. Lee Harvey Oswald

    c. DEA officer Norman Stansfield

    d. Mason Verger

    e. Jean Baptiste Emmanuel Zorg

    f. Sid Vicious

19: What colour stick does a manicurist use?

20: Which male tennis player reached the finals of every US Open between 1982 and 1989?


1: James Watson and Francis Crick

2: Sir Winston Churchill

3: Hillary Rodham Clinton

4: Slinky

5:  Tom Waits

6. Answers

a: Dr. Seuss

b: Stan Lee (comic author)

c: George Orwell

d: Silence Dogood

e: Lewis Carroll

7: Olf

8: Venezuela and Ecuador

9: American

10: a) 1851

11: A giant sequoia

12: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

13: Larry Grayson

14: Lost Things

15: Love Island

16: c) Encyclopaedia Britannica

17: Rudyard Kipling

18: six answers

    a. Air Force One

    b. JFK

    c. Leon (or The Professional)

    d. Hannibal

    e. The Fifth Element

    f. Sid and Nancy

19: An ‘orange stick’.

20: . Ivan Lendl