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quiz 1051 – general knowledge (QA)

1 In which English county are the Medway Towns? Kent
2 Who performed the theme song to the 1987 James Bond film ‘Living Daylights’ A-ha
3 Helladic relates to the Bronze Age cultures of which European country? Greece
4 What type of bird is a conure? Parrot
5 ‘Nighthawks’ is the work of which American artist? Edward Hopper
6 Which actor played the President in the 1997 film ‘Air Force One’? Harrison Ford
7 How many lines are in an English sonnet? 14
8 Mount Elbert is in which US state? Colorado
9 Dendrophobia is the irrational fear of which natural items? Trees
10 Which US President said ‘I don’t know who my grandfather was, I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be’? Abraham Lincoln
11 Which country has the internet domain .se? Sweden
12 Lake Nasser is in which African country? Egypt
13 Which trio made their last feature film appearance in the 1949 film ‘Love Happy’? The Marx Brothers
14 The FTSE is the stock market index of which European country? Britain (UK)
15 Vermelho is Portuguese for which colour? Red
16 Which ‘crisis’ is also referred to as the ‘Tripartite Aggression’? Suez Crisis
17 Sandygate Road football and cricket stadium is in which English city? Sheffield
18 How many hundredweight are in a UK ton? 20
19 In the human body, where is the atrium? Heart
20 The salad leaf ‘arugula’ is better known by what name? Rocket
21 Which member of the Beatles was also known as Nelson Wilbury? George Harrison
22 Which animal is depicted on the logo of Peugeot cars? Lion
23 ‘Fragaria’ is the Latin name for which fruit? Strawberry
24 A brontometer records the activity of what? Thunderstorms
25 Smoky, Leaf-nosed and Vesper are all species of which creature? Bat
26 Bert and Ernie are the names of the policeman and the taxi driver in which Frank Capra film? It’s a Wonderful Life
27 In British currency slang, how much is a ‘Pony’ worth? 25
28 Which US state has the longest coastline? Alaska
29 In Indian cookery, what is a dosa? Pancake (or crepe)
30 Who was the Danish King of England 1016-1035? King Canute (Cnut)