General knowledge Quiz (Round 9)

1: The opera Aida by Verdi, is set in which country?

2: King Richard II used which wild creature as his personal badge? a) Red Lion b) White Hart c) White Bear

3:  “There’s no place like home.” is a famous movie quote from which film?

4: True or false, Swede Anders Celsius invented the Celsius temperate scale?

5: Which British politician quit as both the cabinet and the Conservative Party in 2019 stating “I no longer believe leaving with a deal is the government’s main objective.”

6: In which year did Adam Smith publish ‘The Wealth of Nations’?

  1. a) 1660 b) 1776 c) 1901

7: The English social reformer Octavia Hill formed which environmental and conservation organisation in 1895?

  1. a) The National Trust b) Prince’s Rainforests Project c) Green Alliance

8:  According to BBC Radio 2, which pallid hit single from the year 1967 has been the most played song in public places in the last 75 years?

9: For some beginners, Pratt, Shelby and Windsor can be confusing examples of what?

10:  For those of you with a sweet tooth, what are the two typical ingredients in ‘Ganache’?

11:  The following is an example of what?

A dead chrysanthemum

and yet – isn’t there still something

remaining in it?

12:  The name for which notorious criminals who were once responsible for the murder of countless thousands of innocent people means ‘deceivers’?

13: 2016 is the Chinese year of which animal?

14: Which West End production opened in May 2002 and is based on a book by Ben Elton?

15: What was the name of the BBC sitcom starring Kathy Burke and James Freyfuss which ran between 1999 and 2001, taking it’s name from an ABBA song?

16: Which Caribbean island takes it’s name for the Spanish words for ‘Ancient’ and ‘Bearded’?

17: Bramley, Granny Smith and Russet are all types of which fruit?

18: Since 1066, the coronations of all British monarchs have taken place at which building?

19: Which mammal has the largest brain by weight, a human or a sperm whale?

20: Hibernia was the Roman name for which area?


1: Egypt

2: b) White Hart

3:   The Wizard of Oz

4: True

5: Amber Rudd

6: B) 1776

7: a) The National Trust

8: Procol Harum’s “A Whiter Shade Of Pale”

9:  Necktie knots

10: Chocolate and cream.

11: Haiku poetry. (Kyoshi Takahama)

12: Thugs or Thuggee

13: Monkey

14: We Will Rock You

15: Gimme Gimme Gimme

16: Antigua and Barbuda

17: Apple

18: Westminster Abbey

19: A sperm whale

20: Ireland

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