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quiz 1015 – general knowledge (QA)

1 Which 5th/6th Century Buddhist monk is described in Chinese texts as ‘The Blue-Eyed Barbarian’? Bodhidharma
2 How many wives did ‘Coronation Street’s ‘ Mike Baldwin have? Four
3 Who was the first British Prime Minister? Sir Robert Walpole
4 What nationality is tennis player Goran Ivanisevic? Croatian
5 Who did Franklin D. Roosevelt defeat in the 1944 US Presidential elections? Thomas E. Dewey
6 Which English football club became temporary ground-sharing tenants with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in 1991? Wimbledon FC
7 Who plays the Wolf Man in the 1941 horror film ‘The Wolf Man’? Lon Chaney Jr
8 Buffalo, Bermuda, Fescue and Carpet are all types of what? Grass
9 Inactive volcano Mount Sabalan is in which country? Iran
10 Syngenesophobia is the irrational fear of who? Relatives
11 What is the US state capital of Oregon? Salem
12 The Duke de Richelieu’s French chef invented which sauce in 1756? Mayonnaise
13 In which part of the human body is the limbic system? Brain
14 Which year saw the only hijacking of a British commercial flight? 1970
15 What is the name of the proof reading symbol which indicates where something is to be inserted in a line of printed or written text? Caret
16 Ronald Reagan was governor of which US state? California
17 In November 1935, Parker Brothers released which board game in the US? Monopoly
18 Which scientist was granted 1093 US patents for his inventions? Thomas Edison
19 Which band released a 1977 album entitled ‘Aja’? Steely Dan
20 Who invented the Miners Safety Lamp in 1815? Humphrey Davy
21 What is the highest range of the female singing voice? Soprano
22 Dublin, in Ireland, lies on which river? River Liffey
23 Which playing card is known as ‘The Death Card’? Ace of Spades
24 Mirin is a type of wine used for flavouring the cuisine of which country? Japan
25 Emerald and aquamarine are varieties of which gemstone? Beryl
26 What was the name of the Cunard ocean liner which was launched on 20th September 1906? Mauretania
27 What is a district called which is under the pastoral care of a bishop in the Christian church? Diocese
28 Which European city had the world’s first birth control clinic? Amsterdam
29 In which James Bond film does actress Jane Seymour play Solitaire? Live and Let Die
30 Which World War ll criminal died of suicide by asphyxiation in Spandau Prison in 1987? Rudolph Hess