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General Knowledge Quizzes and Answers

General Knowledge Questions

  1. Which widescreen process, popular from 1953 to 1967, was first used for shooting the 1953 film, The Robe?
  2. What title was given to a 1890s painting by English artist Francis Barraud of a terrier dog named Nipper, listening to a wind-up gramophone?
  3. China's Qing dynasty ended two years before which war?
  4. Betsy Ross is credited with making the first what?
  5. Under which pen name did H. C. McNeile create the British fictional character Bulldog Drummond?
  6. The former Prime Minister of which country was appointed Chief Executive of Save the Children in 2016?
  7. Which country was formerly called the Republic of Upper Volta?
  8. Which American actress plays Debra Barone in Everybody Loves Raymond and Frances Heck in The Middle?
  9. Which branch of social science is the study and philosophical theory of law?

  10. What is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007?
  11. Kirschwasser or kirsch is a fruit brandy traditionally made from which fruit?
  12. What name is given to the layered ice cream sundae served in a large tall conical glass and eaten with a distinctive long spoon?
  13. Invicta (meaning 'undefeated') is the motto of which English county?
  14. Can you name Britain's longest-running weekly women's magazine?
  15. What word can mean a short period of time or a brand of envelope?
  16. Which Norwegian politician nominally headed its government when Norway was occupied by Nazi Germany in World War II?
  17. In which city was Green Shield Stamps boss Richard Tompkins holidaying when he came up with the idea that people could purchase goods from his 'Gift House'?
  18. Who was the first male tennis player to win a Grand Slam tournament with a non-wood racquet?
  19. Which pianist became a household name after winning six appearances on Hughie Green's Opportunity Knocks, in 1972?
  20. Carol Ann Duffy was appointed the holder of which position, on a fixed ten-year term, in May 2009?
  21. The word 'sauna' is an ancient word, referring to a traditional bath or bathhouse, in which European language?
  22. Which American city, founded in 1764 by French fur traders on the western bank of the Mississippi River, hosted the 1904 Summer Olympics?

GK Answers:

  1. CinemaScope
  2. His Master's Voice
  3. World War One
  4. The American flag
  5. Sapper
  6. Denmark (Helle Thorning-Schmidt)
  7. Burkina Faso
  8. Patricia Heaton
  9. Jurisprudence
  10. The International Standard Book Number (ISBN)
  11. Cherries
  12. Knickerbocker glory
  13. Kent
  14. The Lady (It is particularly noted for its classified ads for domestic service)
  15. Jiffy
  16. Vidkun Quisling
  17. Argos (an ancient city in Greece)
  18. Jimmy Connors (Australian Open 1974 using a metal racquet)
  19. Bobby Crush
  20. Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom (Note: John Dryden was the first Poet Laureate)
  21. Finnish
  22. St. Louis (named after Louis IX of France)

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