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quiz 1070 – general knowledge (QA)

1 Effie Crockett was said to have composed which lullaby in 1886? Rock-a-bye-baby
2 What was former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s maiden name? Roberts
3 ‘Obey your thirst’ is the advertising slogan for which soft drink? Sprite
4 Selenology is the scientific study of which celestial body? The moon
5 ‘Papaver’ is the Latin name for which flower? Poppy
6 What was the first name of Russian monk Rasputin, who befriended Nicholas II and his family? Grigori
7 Erythema affects which part of the human body? Skin
8 What was the name of the restaurant opened by Lily Savage and Loyd Grossman in the UK tv soap ‘Brookside’? Grants Restaurant
9 What was Dorothy’s surname in the 1939 film ‘The Wizard of Oz’? Gale
10 ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf’ is the work of which American dramatist? Edward Albee
11 The Nou Camp Football Stadium is in which Spanish city? Barcelona
12 Equinophobia is the abnormal fear of which animals? Horses
13 Who wrote the ‘Canterbury Tales’ in the 14th Century? Geoffrey Chaucer
14 In which James Bond film did Rowan Atkinson make his film debut? Never Say Never Again
15 What type of creature is a bitterling? Fish
16 Which British musician hosts their Annual Hootenanny on television on New Year’s Eve? Jools Holland
17 ‘The Thought Police’ feature in which 1949 novel? 1984
18 How many medals did Germany win in the 2002 Winter Olympic Games? 36
19 Which is the fastest moving land snake in the world? Black mamba
20 Which sport is featured in the 1992 film ‘The Mighty Ducks’? Ice hockey
21 ‘A crutch and a duck’ is the term for which bingo number? 72
22 Spud, Shot and Hand are all types of what? Gun
23 Who wrote the children’s story ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’? Hans Christian Anderson
24 In which castle was English monarch Henry VII born? Pembroke Castle
25 What was the middle name of US Vice President Spiro Agnew? Theodore
26 ‘Songs of Love’ by The Divine Comedy is the theme tune to which UK tv comedy series? Father Ted
27 Split Mountain is in which US state? California
28 Which Mediterranean island do Kevin and Perry holiday on in the 2000 film ‘Kevin and Perry Go Large’? Ibiza
29 What is the medical term for abnormally low blood pressure? Hypotension
30 Cassandra, Grizabella and Skimbleshanks are all characters in which Andrew Lloyd Webber musical? Cats