General knowledge Quiz round 1
1: The book ‘Our Man in Havana’ is written by which author?
2: Christine Baranski played which character in ‘The Good Wife’ and continue in the follow-up series ‘The Good Fight’?
3: American singer Roger Miller is perhaps famous for which hit song and karaoke classic?
4: Which is the highest rank in the Royal Navy?
5: The Sabre-toothed tiger became extict about 10000 years ago, but on which continent did it roam
6: The sport of Badminton originate by which country?
- a) France b) England c) Germany
7: Scotland’s Forth Bridge crosses which body of water?
8: Which public inquiry held throughout 2011 and 2012 examined the ethics of the British press following the phone hacking scandal?
9: ‘Barnacle Bill the Sailor’ was the original theme tune for which long-running BBC children’s program?
10: The following are all examples of what:
The Dogs, Flag, Control, Smersh, Zep, Gag and The Owsla
11: In accordance with the US postal service and the Citizen’s Stamp Advisory Commitee, what kind of person shall not be honoured on a US postal stamp?
12: What was Google’s top search term for the year 2009?
13: What percentage of the total population of Ireland have red hair?
- a) 4%
- b) 8%
- c) 24%
14: Which controversial and expressive man was given the nickname ‘Jack the dripper’?
15: What is the geometric name of an angle which is below than 90 degrees?
16: Which country is known by the ISO country code ‘AZ’?
17: Who was the first female minister of the state in British parliament history in 1965?
- a) Margaret Thatcher b) Theresa May c) Barbara Castle
18 lewisham, Lambeth and Merton are all boroughs of which British city?
19: Which BBC television and radio presenter wrote an autobiography entitled ‘Banjaxed’?
20: In which year did author Sir Terry Pratchett, soul singer Ben E King and actor Sir Christopher Lee all pass away?
Round 1 ANSWER
1: Graham Greene
2: Diane Lockhart
3: ‘King of the Road’
4: Admiral of the Fleet (not just Admiral)
5: North and South America
6: b) England
7: Forth of Firth
8: Leveson Inquiry
9: Blue Peter
10: 1. All fictional secret police organisations (Dogs from Animal farm; FLAG from, Knight Rider; CONTROL from Get Smart; SMERSH from James Bond; ZEP from Tin Tin; GAG from Star Wars and The Owsla from Watership Down)
11: A living person.
12: Michael Jackson
13: a. 4%
14: Jackson Pollock
17: c) Barbara Castle
19: Terry Wogan
General knowledge Quiz round 2
1: Which is the common surname featured in the Hollywood Walk of Fame?
- a) Jones b) Moore c) Williams
2: Charles Dickens featured on which British banknote?
3: Physicist Albert Einstein was born in which country?
- a) Sweden b) Switzerland c) Germany
4: The UK towns of Bootle and Birkenhead are sit on which river?
5: US sprinter Jim Hines was the first man to achieve which world renowned athletic feat?
6: The Nutshell pub in Bury St. Edmunds holds which distinction?
7: Sir Nicholas Grimshaw is best known for his work on the terminal at London’s Waterloo station, the Cutty Sark conversion project and which popular Cornish visitors’ attraction?
8: Which ‘B’ is a wooden hat worn over the head and neck that takes its’ name from a Black Sea port?
9: King Edward, Maris Piper and Romano are all types of which vegetable?
10: Which former Manchester United footballer wrote an autobiography entitled ‘Blessed’?
11: True or false; the world’s longest bridge is over more 100 miles in length?
12 Canteloupe, Egusi and Water are all types of which fruit?
13: In architecture, which ‘A’ is the inner courtyard that is open to the sky or a skylight?
14: Accra is the capital city of which African country?
15: Which Bradford-born artist became known for his work depicting Californian swimming pools?
16: Sam Worthington plays Jake Scully in which 2009 3D film by James Cameron?
17: In the human eye what are the Cone cells responsible for?
18: The first LASER was built in what year?
19: 24 Sussex Drive is the official residency of the Prime Minister of which country?
20: Who was the sitting British Prime Minister when Elizabeth II became Queen?
Round 2 ANSWER
1: c) Williams
3: c) Germany
5: First man to run 100m under 10 seconds
6: Smallest pub in Britain
7: The Eden Project
10: George Best
11: True: between Beijing and Shanghai
15: David Hockney
17: Colour vision
20: Sir Winston Churchill
General knowledge round 3
1: In which city would you be if you were on the Ponte de Rialto?
2: Which of two countries does the River Ganges flow through?
3: Which most popular drink was once known as ‘sack’ in England?
4: The name for which clever and playful mammal stems from the Greek word for womb?
5: According to the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions, which is the most famous destination for visitors outside London? a) Stonehenge b) Eden Project c) Chester Zoo
6: What is the stage name of Stuart Leslie Goddard?
7: which was the company introduced The Tea bag in 1953?
8: Richard Noble set a land speed record of 633.468 miles per hour by driving which car?
9: Which bridge was voted Scotland’s greatest man-made wonder in 2016?
10: In the British Honours System, which award is higher in ranking? The Victoria Cross or the George Cross?
11: Which is the most westernly railway station in standard London Monopoly board?
- a) Marylebone Station b) King’s Cross c) Liverpool Street
12: In Eastenders, a 2019 love interest for Jean Slater was played by which British actor known for his role in The Young Ones?
13: ‘Never Had a Dream Come True’ was a 2000 UK number one for which group?
14: From 1982-1996, who was the only tennis player woman to win Wimbledon other than Martina Navratilova and Steffi Graf?
15: Onychophagia is a common habit particularly for many near the end of a sporting event. What is Onychophagia?
16: A ‘blessing’ is the collective noun given to which fabled creature?
17: In song, who are”lives in a very bad part of town”?
18: Who was born “Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta” on March the 28th 1986?
19: What is the term used ‘Sat Nav’ short for?
20: Montmartre is a large hill in which French city?
Round 3 ANSWER
2: India and Bangladesh
4: Dolphin (from the Greek ‘delphys’
5: c) Chester Zoo
6: Adam Ant
9: Forth Bridge
10: The Victoria Cross
11: a) Marylebone Station
12: Adrian Edmondson
13: S Club 7
14: Conchita Martinez (in 1994)
15: Nail biting
17: Sloopy. Hang on Sloopy (The McCoys)
18: Lady GaGa – an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer, pianist and performance artist.
19: Satellite Navigation
General Knowledge Round 4
1: Which 1992 film stars Michael Douglas as Nick Curran and Sharon Stone as Catherine Tramell?
2: What did Clarence Birdseye invent in 1930?
3: Which ‘C’ is consider as a form of cow’s milk with the water removed?
4: True or false; US TV star Jerry Springer was born in London’s Highgate tube station?
5: Running from 2009 to 2016 ‘The Good Wife’ starred which actress?
6: Jack Dorsey founded which social network in March 2006?
7: What did invented by Charles Babbage in 1835?
- a) Computer b) Car c) Electric Battery
8: In Which film in 1994 does Jim Carrey attempt to rescue the Miami Dolpins’ mascot?
9: Born in 1839, which ‘PC’ was a French Post-Impressionist artist who married Hortense Fiquet in 1886? His works include ‘The Bather’ and ‘The Lake at Annecy’.
10: Which ‘AG’ emerged into the art world in the 1980s with his ‘Another Place’ exhibition which is now permanently situated on Crosby Beach?
11: In which decade by time did Roger Bannister run the world’s first recorded four minute mile?
- a) 1940s b) 1950s c) 1960s
12: Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman star in which 1976 film telling of the Watergate affair?
13: What did Rickenbacker, Barth and Beauchamp invent in 1931?
- a) Jet engine b) Bra c) Electric guitar
14: The ‘Ye Olde trop to Jerusalem’ pub in Nottingham holds which distinction?
15: Who plays Batman in the 1989 film of the same name?
16: In 2006, which of the traditional planets of the solar system was relegated to dwarf-planet status?
17: Alpha, Dominant and Nevada are all belong to which vegetable?
18: Which of the traditional planets of the solar system is closest to the sun?
19: What is the collective name used for a group of Dolphins?
20: Who was the President of the USA from the year 1977 to 1981?
Round 4 Answer
1: Basic Instinct
2: Frozen food
4: True (it served as a bomb shelter during the war)
5: Julianna Margulies
7: a) Compute
8: Ace Ventura, Pet Detective
9: Paul Cezanne
10: Antony Gormley
11: b) 1950s
12: All the President’s Men
13: c) Electric guitar
14: Oldest pub in Britain
15: Michael Keaton
19: A Pod
20: Jimmy Carter
General Knowledge Round 5
1: What’s the family relationship between actors Sissy Spacek and Rip Torn?
2: Which celebrity, born in Ballymena in 1952, played Oskar Schindler in Schindler’s List?
3: The fear of open spaces is known as what?
4: What is the national flower of India?
5: The Rialto bridge is a famous tourist attraction in which city?
6: In which classic movie is there an evil whale named ‘Monstro’?
7: Which film actress shares her name with a wife of Henry VIII?
8: Which board game, invented by American architect Alfred Mosher Butts, was originally called “Criss-Crosswords”
9: The type of meat most consumed globally is what?
10: In ancient Rome which ranked higher a Senator or a Consul?
11: Which Yann Martel novel won the Booker Prize in 2002?
12: Born in Trinidad and Tobago as Onika Tanya Maraj this singer is known by which stagename?
13: USA enter in World War II from which year?
14: In the USA, the ‘founding fathers’ jointly signed which document?
15: Which political leader was elected President of South Africa in 1994?
16: Which ‘B’ is a large frog native to North American and Mexico known for it’s loud croak?
17: Which illustrious ship, named after a Roman state, held the Blue Riband from 1907 till 1929?
18: What was John Steinbeck’s travelling companion Charley?
19: What is the defining characteristic of someone who suffers from Hypertrichosis?
20: Cape Agulhas (Cape of Needles) is the southernmost point on which continent?
Round 5 Answer
2: Liam Neeson
7: Jane Seymour
11: The Life of Pi
12: Nicki Minaj
14: Declaration of Independence
15: Nelson Mandela
18: French Poodle
19: (lots of) Hair, everywhere
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