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quiz 1005 – general knowledge (QA)

1 Which historical figure called the English ‘A nation of shopkeepers’? Napoleon I
2 Gelotology is the study of the effect of what on the human body? Laughter and humour
3 Which planet in our solar system takes the shortest time to orbit the sun? Mercury
4 Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner became President of which South American country in December 2007? Argentina
5 The coastal resorts of Sopot and Leba are in which European country? Poland
6 Who is the star of US tv series ‘Adrenaline Junkie’? Jack Osbourne
7 In anatomy, osteomalacia is the softening of what? The bones
8 In Greek mythology, what was the name of the nymph who fell in love with Narcissus, but who was said to have pined away when her love was not returned, leaving only her voice? Echo
9 The Bundesliga is a professional association football league in which country? Germany
10 Sudan, Djibouti, Eritrea, Somalia and Kenya border which landlocked African country? Ethiopia
11 The Elite One Championship in France is for which sport? Rugby League
12 Patriot Day is celebrated in the USA in which month? September – 11th
13 At which London landmark does the ‘Ceremony of the Keys’ take place? Tower of London
14 Barolo, Barbaresco and Moscato are wines from which European country? Italy
15 Which Scottish hero was made Guardian of Scotland in 1297? William Wallace
16 In mathematics, what is an angle called which measures more than 90 degrees but less than 180 degrees? Obtuse angle
17 Which horse came second in the 1973 Grand National at Aintree? Crisp
18 In which British tv sitcom did Tony Britten and Nigel Havers play father and son doctors Toby and Tom Latimer? Don’t Wait Up
19 The Marquesas Islands lie in which ocean? Pacific
20 Who succeeded John Major as leader of the UK Conservative Party? William Hague
21 What is the Indian term for cauliflower or cabbage? Gobi
22 What in the British Military does DCM stand for? Distinguished Conduct Medal
23 In the fairy tale ‘The Princess and the Pea’, how many mattresses did the princess sleep on and still feel the pea through? Twenty
24 At which university did British spies Burgess, Blunt, Maclean and Philby meet? Cambridge
25 Le Monde is a newspaper published in which European country? France
26 The Kyat is the national currency of which Asian country? Burma (Myanmar)
27 If it’s 4pm in London England in May, what time is it in New York USA? 11am
28 How many spikes are on the crown of The Statue of Liberty in New York USA? Seven
29 Operation Menu was the codename for a US bombing campaign during which war? Vietnam war
30 What type of animal is Beatrix Potter’s Mr Tod? Fox