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quiz 1099 – general knowledge (QA)

1 Which US documentary film maker made the 1988 film ‘The Thin Blue Line’, depicting the story of Randall Adams who was wrongly sentenced for murder? Errol Morris
2 Errol Barrow Day is celebrated in Barbados during which month of the year? January – 21st
3 In Formula One Motor Racing, what does DRS stand for? Drag Reduction System
4 Dendrophilia is the love of what? Trees
5 Which British TV chef co-founded a band called ‘Scarlet Division’ in 1989? Jamie Oliver
6 Which tax imposed in England in 1696 was repealed in 1851 after campaigners argued that it was a ‘Tax on health’ and a ‘Tax on light and air’? Window Tax
7 Which actress played the Red Queen in the 2010 film ‘Alice in Wonderland’? Helena Bonham Carter
8 Which three colours make up the national flag of Bulgaria? White, green, red
9 Who always holds the title of the Supreme Governor of the Church of England? The British monarch
10 The Nigerian port of Lagos lies on which Gulf? Gulf of Guinea
11 In which English county is the town of Ashby-de-la-Zouch? Leicestershire
12 Who played hitman Martin Q Blank in the 1997 film ‘Grosse Pointe Blank’? John Cusack
13 What is the outer part of a flower called which consists of the calyx and corolla? Perianth
14 In September 1936, the last captive Tasmanian ‘what’ died at Hobart Zoo in Tasmania? Tiger (Thylacine)
15 In surfing, ‘Men in Grey Suits’ is another name for what? Sharks
16 John Ridd is the hero of which novel by R D Blackmore? Lorna Doone
17 What is the nickname of the Beijing National Stadium? The Bird’s Nest
18 Dina Ruiz married which Hollywood actor and director in March 1996? Clint Eastwood
19 How many players are on the field in a baseball team? Nine
20 In January 1986 who did George Younger succeed as British Secretary of State for Defence? Michael Heseltine
21 An Aswang, or Asuwang, is a mythical vampire-like creature in the folklore of which Asian country? Philippines
22 Which Venetian artist painted ‘The Stonemason’s Yard’? Giovanni Canaletto
23 An Izba is a type of log house traditional to which country? Russia
24 In the 2009 animated film ‘Up’ who is the voice of explorer Charles F Muntz? Christopher Plummer
25 Convalleria majalis is the Latin name for which flower? Lily of the Valley
26 Who was the 2003 winner of the UK tv show ‘I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here’? Phil Tufnell
27 Writer, poet and cartoonist Theodor Geisel is better known by what name for writing children’s books? Dr Seuss
28 Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde are the enemies of which game character? Pac-Man
29 Jacob’s Creek wine comes from which country? Australia
30 Which Charles Dickens character has a pet dog called Bull’s Eye? Bill Sykes