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quiz 1135 – general knowledge (QA)

1 In religion, according to Islam, who was the last of the prophets? Muhammed
2 What is the lowest point on land in Asia? Dead Sea shore
3 What are the two inferior planets in our solar system? Mercury and Venus
4 British actor Henry Cavill has been chosen to play which superhero in a film due to be released in 2013? Superman
5 The full moon seen closest to the time of the Autumn Equinox is commonly known as what? Harvest Moon
6 Which English football club won the FA Cup in 2009? Chelsea
7 Which notorious murderer is depicted in the 2001 film ‘From Hell’? Jack the Ripper
8 A grunion is what type of creature? Fish
9 One of the Wonders of the Modern World, The Catacombs of Alexandria are in which country? Egypt
10 Which 1997 film, directed by Quentin Tarantino, is based on Elmore Leonard’s novel ‘Rum Punch’? Jackie Brown
11 The crab represents which sign of the Zodiac? Cancer
12 The sclera is the white outer layer of which part of the human body? Eyeball
13 Barry Butler, who was killed in a car accident in 1966, was the captain of which English football team? Norwich City FC
14 Which soft drink ‘Gives you wings’? Red Bull
15 In fashion what does LBD stand for? Little Black Dress
16 Who is universally accepted to be the first Roman Emperor? Augustus
17 Which city is the setting for the Dirty Harry film starring Clint Eastwood? San Francisco
18 Who wrote the political treatise ‘The Prince’, published in 1532? Niccolo Machiavelli
19 Capuchin monks belong to which Roman Catholic religious order? Franciscan
20 Which US actor appeared in the films ‘Ironweed’, ‘The Pledge’ and ‘Easy Rider’? Jack Nicholson
21 Ann Davison became the first woman to single-handedly sail which body of water in 1952? Atlantic Ocean
22 What is the title of the Arthur Conan Doyle novel in which Sherlock Holmes made his first appearance? A Study in Scarlet
23 What is sodium bicarbonate known as in the kitchen? Baking Soda
24 Millbank Prison, which closed in 1890, was located near which English river? River Thames
25 The Java Trench (or Sunda Trench) is the deepest part of which ocean? Indian Ocean?
26 Who did Ringo Starr replace as the Beatles drummer in August 1962? Pete Best
27 Who discovered the electrical nature of lightning through his famous kite experiment in 1750? Benjamin Franklin
28 Lachanophobia is the irrational fear of which food items? Vegetables
29 What was the name of the tiny henchman in the 1974 James bond film ‘The Man With the Golden Gun’? Nick Nack
30 What were said to have been built at the orders of Nebuchadnezzar II in order to stop his wife feeling homesick? The Hanging Gardens of Babylon