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quiz 1138 – general knowledge (QA)

1 Which chemical element has the symbol Ba? Barium
2 Which British television series was first broadcast in 1983 as a single drama called ‘Woodentop’? The Bill
3 What is a turret or tower called which is attached to a building and provides an extensive view of the surroundings? Mirador
4 French actress Dany Robin made her only ‘Carry On’ appearance in which 1966 film? Don’t Lose Your Head
5 Heritage Day is celebrated in South Africa during which month of the year? September – 24th
6 Where is US sculptor Gutzon Borglum’s largest and most famous work? Mount Rushmore, South Dakota
7 Who’s autobiography is entitled ‘The Naked Civil Servant’? Quentin Crisp
8 Which former US President was given the nickname ‘Dubya’? George W Bush
9 Which grocery retailer has a fir tree inside a circle as its logo? SPAR
10 Umberto II (nicknamed the King of May) was the last king of which European country between 9th May and 12th June 1946? Italy
11 The EEC (European Economic Community) was created by the 1957 ‘Treaty of….’where’?. Rome
12 In the game of Bingo, ‘Little Boy Blue’ is the nickname for which number? Two
13 Anchor, Honeycomb, Satin and Faggot are all what? Embroidery stitches
14 In Greek mythology, what is Erinys? A Fury
15 Who played Mr Brown in the 1991 film ‘Reservoir Dogs’? Quentin Tarantino
16 In the UK, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh’s, birthday is celebrated during which month? June
17 In 1994 Wendy Toms became the first female official in which sport? Football League
18 Which actress played the role of Cora Smith in the 1946 film ‘The Postman Always Rings Twice’? Lana Turner
19 Joseph Cyril Bamford was the founder of which British company in 1945? JCB
20 Who was US gossip columnist Hedda Hopper’s friend turned arch-rival? Louella Parsons
21 Who played the role of Georgiana Cavendish in the 2008 film ‘The Duchess’? Keira Knightly
22 In poetry, how many lines are in a clerihew? Four
23 Which country hosted the 2000 Summer Olympic Games? Australia
24 Which English poet wrote ‘Arms and the Boy’? Wilfred Owen
25 A podiatrist works on which part of the human body? Feet
26 Which European capital is known as ‘The City of the Seven Hills’? Rome
27 How many properties are on a standard Monopoly board? 28
28 Puppet Troy Tempest, from the television series ‘Stingray’, was said to have been modelled on which US actor? James Garner
29 Who became British Prime Minister in May 1937? Neville Chamberlain
30 The ‘what’….House Rule’ is a core principle that governs the confidentiality of the source of information received at a meeting? Chatham