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General Knowledge Quiz I
- What name is given to a swimming pool whose positioning gives the impression that it merges into the surrounding landscape, especially the sea?
- In which television Western drama did Burton Reynolds first become famous?
- Which part of the human body is measured using the cephalix index?
- What does a lapidarist work with?
- Which British surgeon pioneered antiseptic surgery?
- The PDSA Dickin Medal is an award for animal bravery (it is commonly referred to as "the animals' Victoria Cross"); the medal was awarded 54 times between 1943 and 1949, which sort of animal won the most medals during this period?
- "Goodbye, Piccadilly, farewell, Leicester Square!" are chorus lines from which song popular among soldiers in the First World War?
- A Kingdom Hall is a place of worship used by which group of people?
- Which sweet North American soft drink is traditionally made from the sassafras tree?
- What name is given to the network of secret routes and safe houses established in the United States in the mid-19th century to help slaves escape to the free states and Canada?
- Who is Shawn Corey Carter married to?
- Which British chocolate and confectionery maker based in York, was founded in 1767, and in 1993 taken over by Kraft Foods?
- What number is represented by the roman numerals CM?
- What was directed by Ridley Scott at Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1973?
- What name is given to the support about which a lever pivots?
- Which footballer is best known for being the record holder for most goals scored in a single tournament of the FIFA World Cup? (Hint: it was in 1958)
- Which cartoon characters catchphrase is, "Shhh. Be vewy vewy quiet, I'm hunting wabbits"?
- The four types of coal include peat, bituminous, anthracite, and which other type?
- The name of which concentrated soft drink brand translates to an informal "hello" in the Maori Language?
- In the novel Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe set sail from which English seaport in 1651?
- Name the capital city of the Tyrol region in western Austria, which is also the fifth-largest city in Austria?
- Which is the strongest material ever tested by scientists?
- Name the highest mountain in the Rocky Mountains Range (Hint: when spelled backwards, it's not 'double')?
- In 1992, which duo found fame in the UK when they joined The Big Breakfast and later had a UK top five single with "Them Girls Them Girls"?
- The name of which ancient continent is named after a region of India, inhabited by the Gondi people?
- An infinity pool
- The head
- Joseph Lister
- Pigeons (it was awarded 54 times between 1943 and 1949 – to 32 pigeons, 18 dogs, 3 horses, and one ship's cat)
- It's a Long Way to Tipperary
- Jehovah's Witnesses
- Root beer
- The Underground Railroad
- Beyonce Knowles (it's the real name of Jay-Z)
- The (famous) Hovis Advert (it was directed by Scott before he found Hollywood fame!)
- Just Fontaine
- Elmer Fudd
- Kia Ora
- Hull or Kingston upon Hull
- Mount Elbert (spelled backwards, it spells 'treble')
- Zig and Zag
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