General Knowledge Quiz (Page 1)
Quiz Questions II
- Aspirin was originally derived from the bark of which tree?
- What is the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, in Milan, best known for?
- In which modern day country is Carthage?
- How many Trident submarines does the UK possess?
- What name is given to a golf course on coastal terrain, usually with sand dunes and very few trees?
- What sea creatures collect in a smuck?
- Which spirit is used to make a margarita?
- How often does a vicennial event occur?
- What name is given to a five cent coin in the U.S.?
- What word was created in 1841 by English scientist Richard Owen?
- Name the most famous type of knot that is used to shorten a rope or take up slack?
- Before the 12th century which city was the capital of England?
- The words 'Allahu Akbar' is repeated 22 times on which country's flag? And what is the literal meaning of Allahu Akbar'?
- What are the helianthus genus of plants better known as?
- In economics, what name is given to an agreement between competing firms to control prices or exclude entry of a new competitor in a market?
- The Last Supper (it's the location of the 15th-century mural painting by Leonardo da Vinci)
- Every 20 years
- Iran, God is greater/greatest
- A cartel
Quiz Questions I
- Which author played 10 first-class matches for the Marylebone Cricket Club between 1899 and 1907?
- Who was granted a decree nisi in Ipswich on 27 October 1936?
- What fried chicken dish in garlic sauce, with tomatoes and white wine, is named after a Napoleonic battle?
- What is the name for a positive electrode?
- Who was appointed Governor of New South Wales, Australia, in 1806, with orders to clean up the corrupt rum trade?
- In popular culture, which British historical figure is credited with the invention of the cat-flap?
- The Dharma Chakra or Wheel of Law is an ancient symbol that features at the centre of which commonwealth country's national flag?
- In what sort of high street shop would you find a Brannock Device?
- What do the two 'M's' represent in the sweets M&M's?
- Alfred Edward Woodley Mason is best remembered for which 1902 novel of courage and cowardice in wartime?
- What did Dmitri Mendeleev, a Russian chemist and inventor, first create?
- Which Mary Poppins song won the 1964 Academy Award for Best Original Song?
- What is approximately 6 trillion miles?
- What was Cleopatra's native language?
- The Santa Justa Lift connects the lower streets of the Baixa with the higher Carmo Square in which European city?
- Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle
- Wallis Simpson
- Chicken Marengo
- Captain William Bligh (of mutiny on the Bounty fame)
- Sir Isaac Newton
- Footwear shop (it is the instrument for measuring shoe size)
- Mars and Murrie (Forrest E. Mars and Bruce Murrie)
- The Four Feathers
- The Periodic Table
- Chim Chim Cher-ee
- A light year
- Greek (she was a member of the Ptolemaic dynasty, a family of Macedonian Greek origin that ruled Egypt)
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