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Quiz I

  1. What is the common name for Opuntia, a genus of cacti that produces fruit?
  2. The Angel Falls, the world's highest uninterrupted waterfall, is found in which country?
  3. In 2013, an orange piece of work by artist Jeff Koons sold in a New York City auction for 58 million dollars, what was the subject?
  4. Which celeb has children named Daisy Boo Pamela and Petal Blossom Rainbow?
  5. The Chappaquiddick incident was a 1969 car accident caused by Senator Ted Kennedy, is Chappaquiddick an island, river, county, or small settlement?
  6. What nickname is given to many Italian national teams, including the football and rugby teams?
  7. In which city was Cleopatra born around 69 BC?
  8. What is the Japanese word for goodbye?
  9. The headquarters of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency is in which UK city?
  10. The brand Ingersoll is associated with which consumer products?




  11. Devon is bordered by how many counties?
  12. Most of which German state's territory was part of the historic Kingdom of Hanover?
  13. Who was given the 1990 Nobel Peace Prize for "his leading role in the peace process which today characterizes important parts of the international community."?
  14. Umberto II was the last King of which country?
  15. How many imperial fluid ounces are there in a pint?
  16. Under UK law, which fish if captured within the realm are the personal property of the Queen and are known as royal fish?
  17. Who composed an operatic version of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace and a ballet based on William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet?
  18. Captain Archibald Haddock is which fictional character's best friend?
  19. What word, derived from the Latin for "enclosure", is a covered walk or open gallery, running along the walls of buildings and forming a quadrangle?
  20. The vuvuzela, a plastic horn about 2 feet long, is commonly used at football matches in which country?
  21. Which British patriotic hymn was created in 1921, when a poem by Sir Cecil Spring Rice was set to music by Gustav Holst?
  22. Which film director, is best remembered for several 1930s horror films, including Frankenstein, The Invisible Man and Bride of Frankenstein? (Hint: he shares his name with an English radio personality and TV presenter, who gained prominence in the 1980s)

Answers:

  1. Prickly Pear
  2. Venezuela
  3. A balloon dog
  4. Jamie Oliver
  5. An island
  6. Azzurri
  7. Alexandria
  8. Sayonara
  9. Swansea
  10. Watches
  11. Three (Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset)
  12. Lower Saxony
  13. Mikhail Gorbachev
  14. Italy
  15. Twenty (This is a British measurement, there are 16 US fluid ounces in a US fluid pint)
  16. Sturgeon
  17. Sergei Prokofiev
  18. Tintin's
  19. Cloisters
  20. South Africa
  21. I Vow to Thee, My Country
  22. James Whale





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