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quiz 1140 – general knowledge (QA)

1 The glass-walled railway bridge, known locally as Hielanman’s Umbrella, is located in which British city? Glasgow
2 Cuddles the Monkey was a puppet of which British television presenter/ventriloquist? Keith Harris
3 The tomb of William the Conqueror is in which French city? Caen
4 Adrian Dalsey, Larry Hillblom and Robert Lynn founded which mail service in 1969? DHL Express
5 What is the surname of chalet maid Peggy in the UK television series ‘Hi De Hi’? Ollerenshaw
6 A simcha is a private party or celebration in which religion? Judaism
7 Who conducted the wedding in the poem ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ by Edward Lear? The Turkey
8 Which 18th Century English historian wrote ‘The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire? Edward Gibbon
9 Menaquinone is which vitamin? K2
10 In 1968, who did radical feminist Valerie Solanas shoot and wound as he entered his New York studio? Andy Warhol
11 What is the title of Simon and Garfunkel’s only UK number one hit single? Bridge Over Troubled Water
12 What was the first name of American author F Scott Fitzgerald? Francis
13 Sir Walter Raleigh was executed during the reign of which English monarch? James I
14 Which nation’s football team were the runners up in the 2006 FIFA World Cup? France
15 Who wrote the book of verses ‘Now We Are Six’? A A Milne
16 In humans, atelectasis affects which part of the body? Lungs
17 Who played Beverley Hills hairdresser George Roundy in the 1975 film ‘Shampoo’? Warren Beatty
18 Ligustrum is the Latin name for which shrub? Privet
19 What is the official language of Chile? Spanish
20 Framboise is French for which fruit? Raspberry
21 A Batrachophile collects figures of which creatures? Frogs
22 The Fitzwilliam Museum is in which English city? Cambridge
23 In the US television series ‘The Simpsons’, what colour is Lisa’s necklace? White
24 Which song by Irish band U2 is a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr? Pride (In the Name of Love)
25 What is former England footballer Gary Lineker’s middle name? Winston
26 According to the proverb, ‘Too many cooks spoil the….’what’? Broth
27 Cochin, Red Shaver and Sulmtaler are breeds of which bird? Chicken
28 On a QWERTY keyboard, which letter lies between C and B? V
29 In the UK television series ‘On The Buses’, what are the first names of Stan and Olive’s mother? Mabel Ethel
30 Death Valley is in which US state? California