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quiz 1105 – general knowledge (QA)

1 Morty and Ferdie are the nephews of which cartoon character? Mickey Mouse
2 What type of bird is a kookaburra? Kingfisher
3 The coronation of British monarch King George VI took place in which London building? Westminster Abbey
4 In Greek mythology, the 100 eyes of watchman Argus were placed on the tail of which bird by Juno, after he fell asleep, closing all of his eyes? Peacock
5 What is the national flower of France? Fleur de Lis (Iris)
6 Which US President was given the nickname the ‘Great Engineer’? Herbert Hoover
7 The city of Samara is in which European country? Russia
8 Pruritus is the medical name for which skin condition in humans? Itching
9 ‘Miercoles’ is the Spanish name for which day of the week? Wednesday
10 What type of creature is a quarrion? Bird – parrot
11 What is the geometric figure or design which represents the universe in Hindu or Buddhist symbolism? Mandala
12 In heraldry, a bar sinister, a broad diagonal stripe from top right to bottom left on a shield, was supposed to signify what? Bastardy
13 Which tennis player won the 2005 Wimbledon Men’s Finals? Roger Federer
14 In which 1979 film did Pierce Brosnan make his movie debut as an IRA hitman? The Long Good Friday
15 What is the longest chapter in a book of the Bible? Psalm 119
16 Homichlophobia is the irrational fear of which weather condition? Fog
17 What is the branch of medicine called that is concerned with the causes and effects of disease? Pathology
18 Who wrote the 1973 novel ‘A Fairy Tale of New York’? J P Donleavy
19 In the human body, what is stored in adipose tissue? Fat
20 Flora, Merryweather and King Hubert are all characters in which Disney film? Sleeping Beauty
21 Footvolley, a variation of football, originated in which country? Brazil
22 In which country was actress Audrey Hepburn born? Belguim
23 What is the US state capital of Iowa? Des Moines
24 Pearl and Moonstone are traditional modern birthstones for which month of the year? June
25 In religion, what is the name of the place where Sikhs come together for congregational worship? A Gurdwara
26 Josephine Cochran(e) made which first practical mechanical household appliance in 1886? Dishwasher
27 The Sudirman Cup is a challenge trophy contested by mixed teams in which sport? Badminton
28 Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson play the head butler and housekeeper in which 1993 film? The Remains of the Day
29 The European city of Rome lies on which river? The Tiber
30 The 11th Century nobleman Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar was better known by what name? El Cid