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General Knowledge Quiz Questions I

  1. How is Stefani Germanotta better known?
  2. What is the capital of Hawaii?
  3. In Italian food what is a pomodoro?
  4. Nephelococcygia is the act of seeking and finding shapes in what?
  5. What name links the English architect best known for rebuilding the Palace of Westminster and a South Wales seaside resort?



  6. A United Kingdom tablespoon is exactly how many millilitres?
  7. Actor Carlos Irwin Estevez is better known by what name?
  8. Who wrote A Dictionary of the English Language, published on 15 April 1755?
  9. What sort of animal was Tufty, the road safety favourite with sixties and seventies children?
  10. Which official American public holiday is observed annually on November 11?
  11. Harvey Keitel has advertised which UK insurance company?
  12. What was Mary Read famous for during the early 18th century?
  13. The bombardment of which sea fort started the American Civil War?
  14. How many American presidents have been assassinated?
  15. What is the first name of Boris Johnson's new wife?
  16. Who was the head coach of the British & Irish Lions on their 2021 tour of South Africa?
  17. Which long bone runs parallel to the radius?
  18. Which animal's name means 'river horse' in Greek?
  19. What do the initals "H" and "G" stand for in the author's name H. G. Wells?
  20. In which British city is the Ashmolean Museum?

Answers:

  1. Lady Gaga
  2. Honolulu
  3. Tomato
  4. Clouds
  5. Barry (Sir Charles Barry and Barry Island)/li>
  6. 15
  7. Charlie Sheen
  8. Samuel Johnson
  9. Squirrel
  10. Veterans Day
  11. Direct Line
  12. Piracy - she was an infamous female pirate
  13. Fort Sumter
  14. Four
  15. Carrie or Caroline
  16. Warren Gatland
  17. Ulna
  18. Hippopotamus
  19. Herbert George
  20. Oxford



Quiz II

  1. What name is given to the helical grooves in the barrel of a gun which helps to improve the stability and accuracy of its fired projectile?
  2. What does the acronym NASA stand for?
  3. Who is the father of Tamara Rutland and Petra Stunt?
  4. What was the nationality of William Tell?
  5. In which year was the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer?
  6. The Victorian era ended in 1901, but in which year did it start?
  7. By what pen name is author David Cornwell better known?
  8. In which small Devon village, best known for its steep pedestrianized cobbled main street, did novelist Charles Kingsley once live as a child?
  9. The Adventures of Pinocchio was written in 1883 by which Italian writer?
  10. Which South American country is the world's leading producer of copper?
  11. Mount Elbert is the highest mountain in which mountain range?
  12. Can you name the fictional city which was home to The Flintstones?

Answers:

  1. Rifling
  2. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. Bernie Ecclestone
  4. Swiss
  5. 1981
  6. 1837
  7. John le Carre
  8. Clovelly
  9. Carlo Collodi
  10. Chile
  11. Rocky Mountains
  12. Bedrock



Quiz III

  1. How many Senators are there in The United States Congress?
  2. In 2009, who replaced Carol Vorderman in the letters and numbers selection on Channel Four's Countdown?
  3. Which coastal town has piers called the Britannia Pier and the Wellington Pier?
  4. Which rank of nobility comes between Duke and Earl?
  5. What is the most common collective noun for a group of caterpillars?
  6. What is the first name of the brother of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge?
  7. Precisely, what colour is the ribbon of a Victoria Cross?
  8. From what is the Japanese wine sake made?
  9. Politician George Osborne changed his name when he was 13, what was his original first name?
  10. In which European country was the company Nokia founded?
  11. Basil Spence won a competition held in 1950 to find an architect for the building of which English city's new cathedral?
  12. What word can be an emblem bearing a coat of arms or a flat piece of metal around a keyhole?

Answers:

  1. 100
  2. Rachel Riley
  3. Great Yarmouth
  4. Marquess
  5. Army
  6. James
  7. Crimson (accept wine-red)
  8. Rice
  9. Gideon
  10. Finland
  11. Basil Spence
  12. Escutcheon



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