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quiz 1068 – general knowledge (QA)

1 Bridgeport is the largest city by population in which US state? Connecticut
2 In which year were women first allowed to participate in the Olympic Games? 1900
3 In physics, what does SHM stand for? Simple Harmonic Motion
4 Army Day, the memorial day for the foundation of the People’s Liberation Army, is celebrated in China during which month of the year? August
5 What is the title of the film in which Joaquin Phoenix plays country music legend Johnny Cash? Walk the Line
6 What do the numbers on a standard dice add up to? 21
7 Digger, Plasterer and Orchid are all types of which creature? Bees
8 In which year was the Sydney Harbour Bridge officially opened? 1932
9 Which two countries jointly hosted the 2002 FIFA World Cup? South Korea and Japan
10 What is the name of the hospital in the 1954 film ‘Doctor in the House’? St. Swithin’s Hospital
11 Maslak is the commercial district of which European city? Istanbul
12 The Sheffield Shield is competed for in which sport? Cricket
13 In mathematics, whose theorem states that the square on the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle is equal in area to the sum of the squares on the other two sides? Pythagoras
14 ‘The Sport of Queens’ is an autobiography by which author? Dick Francis
15 ‘Better to die than be a coward’ is the motto of which British Army regiment? The Royal Ghurka Rifles
16 An apple seed contains which poisonous substance? Cyanide
17 Kopi Luwak coffee beans, the most expensive in the world, come from the dung of which animal, after it has partially digested the berries which contain the beans? Civet
18 Which British sailor was given a Helen Rollason award in 2001 for outstanding courage? Ellen McArthur
19 Which English monarch was killed at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485? Richard III
20 Habib Bourguiba became the first President of which North African country in 1957? Tunisia
21 Shantung is a type of which fabric? Silk
22 Which Charles Dickens novel was set during the Gordon riots? Barnaby Rudge
23 In the human body, what does dermal relate to? The skin
24 Billy (Blue) Cannon, Wind and Ira Bean are characters in which US tv series? High Chaparral
25 Which museum is home to Leonardo di Vinci’s ‘Mona Lisa’? The Louvre ? Paris
26 What are the first names of US tv characters ‘Starsky and Hutch’? David and Kenneth
27 Jungfraujoch railway station is in which European country? Switzerland
28 Ricki Lake played the character Tracy Turnblad in which 1988 film? Hairspray
29 Which date is Groundhog Day in the USA? February 2nd
30 Helminthology is the study of which creatures? Worms