- quizballs.com - https://www.quizballs.com -

quiz 1112 – general knowledge (QA)

1 Bernardo O’Higgins was Supreme Director of which South American country from 1817-1823? Chile
2 Which Internet search engine was shortened to Ask.com in 2006? AskJeeves.com
3 Which British athlete won a Gold Medal in the heptathlon at the 2009 IAAF World Championships in Berlin? Jessica Ennis
4 In 1961 which US comedian was arrested for obscenity at the Jazz Workshop in San Francisco? Lenny Bruce
5 Who was the first and only footballer to be knighted while still an active professional player? Sir Stanley Matthews
6 In shipping what does IMO stand for? International Maritime Organization
7 What was British Prime Minister Harold Wilson’s first name? James
8 Taphephobia is the abnormal fear of being what? Buried alive
9 What relation was Louis XV of France to Louis XIV of France? Great-grandson
10 In the novel Peter Pan, what are the first names of Wendy’s two brothers? Michael and John
11 The Oswaldo Cruz Institute and the Butantan Institute are in which South American country? Brazil
12 Former Olympic athlete and Gold Medallist Michael Duane Johnson was born in which US state? Texas
13 Jodie Foster sings ‘My Name is Tallulah’ in which 1976 film? Bugsy Malone
14 Which British boxer was nicknamed ‘The Dark Destroyer’? Nigel Benn
15 What is a young swan called? Cygnet
16 Which rapper’s real name is Louise Harman? Lady Sovereign
17 What type of leaves does a koala feed on? Eucalyptus
18 Philip Pirrip is the lead character in which Charles Dickens novel? Great Expectations
19 According to Greek mythology, who was the first woman on Earth? Pandora
20 On which part of the body would a mutch be worn? Head – linen cap worn by women and children
21 Which English monarch was married to Eleanor of Aquitaine? Henry II
22 Which French aristocrat, revolutionary, politician, born in 1740, fled with his manservant to Italy after being sentenced to death for sodomy and poisoning? Donatien Alphonse Franciose, Marquis de Sade
23 In which South American city is Sugarloaf Mountain? Rio de Janiero
24 Who wrote the 1950 novel ‘A Town Like Alice’? Neville Shute
25 Which musical instrument represents the cat in Sergei Prokofiev’s ‘Peter and the Wolf’? Clarinet
26 Khoom is Hebrew for which colour? Brown
27 What type of creature is a mango? Bird
28 What is the highest level Dan in judo? 10th
29 Originally built as a research lab off the coast of Puerto Rico, the world’s first underwater hotel, the Jules Undersea Lodge, is now situated in which US state? Florida
30 Which actor played Sergeant Francis Troy in the 1967 film ‘Far From the Madding Crowd’? Terence Stamp