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quiz 1073 – general knowledge (QA)

1 What is name of cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants pet snail? Gary
2 British athlete Jonathan Edwards competed in which event? Triple jump
3 In which body of water is the Great Barrier Reef? The Coral Sea
4 Pico da Neblina is the highest mountain in which South American country? Brazil
5 ‘Mucke’ is the Serbo-Croatian name for which UK tv series? Only Fools and Horses
6 Who did actress Marilyn Monroe marry in January 1954? Joe DiMaggio
7 The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) is a political party in which country? South Africa
8 Who composed ‘Water Music’ in 1717? George Frederic Handel
9 Comedian, actor and director Melvin Kaminsky is better known by what name? Mel Brooks
10 Entomomania is a compulsive fascination with which type of creatures? Insects
11 Tahir Square is in which North African city? Cairo
12 Which Russian city is the home of the Kirov (or Marinsky) Ballet? St. Petersburg
13 What is the name of the absent-minded inventor in the 1968 film ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’? Caractacus Potts
14 Which chemical element does ‘Li’ represent in the Periodic Table? Lithium
15 Reggie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica were members of which fictional band? The Archies
16 Which country is bordered by China to the north, Laos to the northwest and Cambodia to the southwest? Vietnam
17 Regicide is the killing of who? A king
18 In ornithology, what are remiges? Flight feathers/quill
19 Which cleric is known as the ‘Primate of All England’? Archbishop of Canterbury
20 Basque, Aranese and Galician are all languages spoken in which European country? Spain
21 What is the name of the light porous form of solidified lava used a skin abrasive? Pumice
22 A surgeon would perform brachioplasty on which part of the body? Arms
23 Which is the longest motorway in Britain? M6
24 Who captained the England rugby union team in the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand? Lewis Moody
25 In astronomy, ‘The Big Dipper’ is another name for which constellation? The Plough
26 The Belgian beer ‘Kriek’ is flavoured with which fruit? Cherry
27 The Forest of Arden is in which English county? Warwickshire
28 In biochemistry, what does RNA stand for? Ribonucleic acid
29 Who composed the ‘Trout Quintet’? Franz Schubert
30 Which World War II battle was officially known as ‘The Ardennes Offensive’? The Battle of the Bulge