General Knowledge Quiz (Round 8)

1: ‘Corriere della Sera’ is a popular newspaper published in which country?

2: Put the following wars or conflicts in order of estimated casualties, starting with the highest number:

a: Vietnam War (1959 – 1975)

b: Qing dynasty conquest of the Ming Dynasty (1616 – 1662)

c: Russian Civil War (1917 – 1921)

d: World War I (1914 – 1918

3: In film, the inventive Major Boothroyd is simply known under which other name?

4:  Which enchanting role have both Edmund Gwenn and Richard Attenborough played in film?

5: The 12th century Italian Flavio de Gioia is considered by many to be the father of which useful rose?

6:  Damon Lindelof, J. J. Abrams and Jeffrey Lieber are responsible for creating which phenomenon?

7: Which river runs through Newcastle city centre?

8: Stewart Island is the third largest island in which country?

9: Which ‘JR’ is both a UFC commentator and host of one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes?

10: If you’re looking for someone with a GSOH, what do the letters GSOH stand for?

11: Helen Sharman was which country’s first astronaut to visit space in 1991?

  1. a) Australia b) Great Britain c) USA

12: Francisco Scaramanga is a character from which James Bond film?

  1. a) For Your Eyes Only b) The Man with the Golden Gun c) Goldfinger

13: Which is the eighth and further known planet from the sun in the solar system?

14: A word, phrase, or sequence that reads the same backwards as forwards is known as a what?

15: What is the capital city of Bangladesh?

16: Mark Zuckerberg founded which social network in February 2004?

17: In a car, what does ABS stand for?

18: On the road, ANPR might automatically detect and read your what?

19: Lake Victoria, spanning Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya is the largest reservoir of which river?

20: Which movement did Sir Robert Baden-Powell create in 1907?

ANSWERS

1:Italy

2: Correct order: BDCA:

b: Qing dynasty conquest of the Ming Dynasty – (at least 25,000,000)

d: World War I – (between 15,000,000 and 20,000,000)

c: Russian Civil War – (between 6,000,000 and 9,000,000)

a: Vietnam War – (between 3,000,000 and 5,000,000)

3: . ‘Q’ (Bond films)

4: Kris Kringle in ‘Miracle on 34th Street’

5:  The windrose on a compass.

6: LOST – the US TV Series

7: River Tyne

8: New Zealand

9: Joe Rogan

10: Good Sense of Humour

11: b) Great Britain

12: b) The Man with the Golden Gun

13: Neptune

14: Palindrome

15: Dhaka

16: Facebook

17: Anti-lock Breaking System

18: Number plate

19: The Nile

20: Boy Scout movement

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