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General Knowledge Quiz
- What do the authors Aldous Huxley and CS Lewis have in common with President John F. Kennedy?
- Which Yorkshire market town has given its name to 57 places around the world?
- Which African country withdrew its membership from the Commonwealth in 2013, but was readmitted on 31 March 2018 and participated in the 2018 Commonwealth Games?
- In the well known mnemonic and memory aid "Did Mary ever visit Brighton Beach", what word does Mary represent and help you to remember?
- Which British bank deployed the world's first cash dispenser - it was put into use in its Enfield Town branch in London, in 1967, and opened by English comedy actor Reg Varney?
- Brass is an alloy made of copper and which other metallic element?
- Who was guest of honour and officially opened the first Butlins holiday camp, in Skegness, in 1936?
- Which long distance footpath stretches for 176 miles from the Severn estuary at Sedbury, near Chepstow, to Prestatyn on the north Wales coast?
- Which castle, used as the setting for Hogwarts School in two Harry Potter films, is also the second largest inhabited castle in the UK?
- Who fell off his yacht, the Lady Ghislaine, in 1991, whilst cruising off the Canary Island?
- Which French military commander was known as "red faced" by his men and nicknamed "the bravest of the brave" by Napoleon?
- Who is the only doctor in the history of British medical profession found guilty of murdering his patients?
- Sid the Sexist is a character from which British satirical comic?
- What was the name of the fictional ship from the Jules Verne's novels Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea?
- Name the only American president to remain a bachelor for his entire life?
- On which body of water did the Marchioness disaster occur on the 20 August 1989?
- In the popular lullaby, Hush, Little Baby, what is the next line after "Hush, little Baby, don't say a word"?
- At the time of the 1984-85 miners' strike who did Arthur Scargill brand "the American butcher of British industry"?
- Martin Luther King Jr. was born in 1929 in which American city?
- Name the prehistoric monument in County Meath, Ireland, which was built during the Neolithic period making it older than both Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids?
- Who said: "You have to give this much to the Luftwaffe: when it knocked down our buildings it did not replace them with anything more offensive than rubble. We did that."?
- They all died on the same day (that is, November 22, 1963)
- The Gambia
- Marquess (it's a method of remembering the male titles of nobility in the British peerage, in descending order: Duke, Marquess, Earl, Viscount, Baron, Baronet)
- Amy Johnson
- The Offa's Dyke Path
- Alnwick Castle
- Robert Maxwell
- Marshal Ney
- Harold Shipman
- James Buchanan
- The River Thames
- Mama's gonna buy you a Mockingbird
- Ian McGregor
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Prince Charles
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