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quiz 1179 – general knowledge (QA)

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1 A rinkhals is what type of creature?
2 During which year was Washington DC declared the capital of the USA?
3 Which British singer released a 2009 album entitled 'Echo'?
4 Cynomania is the intense enthusiasm or obsession for which type of animal?
5 'Acer' is the Latin name for which tree?
6 Which English world championship darts player walks onto the stage to the tune of 'Rock and Roll' by Led Zeppelin?
7 The planet Venus lies between which two planets in our solar system?
8 What was the first novel by Scottish author Irvin Welsh, published in 1993?
9 A savarin is what type of foodstuff?
10 'A Study In Scarlet' by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring Sherlock Holmes, was the first work of fiction to incorporate which item as an investigative tool?
11 Mapo doufu, Goutie, Shahe fen and You tiao are dishes originating in which country?
12 In which US state the the first Walmart store open, in July 1962?
13 'Tages-Anzeiger' is a daily newspaper published in which European country?
14 The past-time 'Omphalopsychism' is better known by what name?
15 In Greek mythology, who is the muse of history?
16 In which Oscar-winning 1964 film did actress Julie Andrews make her feature film debut?
17 In January 1994, which member of the British royal family was the first senior royal to publicly convert to Catholicism, the first for more than 300 years?
18 In the nursery rhyme, who 'called for his fiddlers three'?
19 Which British film, starring Ralph Fiennes, won nine Oscars in 1997?
20 Which former actor was elected Governor of California in 1966?
21 What is the official language of Tunisia?
22 In which English city is Meadowhall Railway Station?
23 How long is the football pitch at Wembley Stadium in yards?
24 Which US author said 'All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn..........'?
25 Which team did Tottenham Hotspur beat to win the 1973 League Cup?
26 How many US Presidents have been assassinated in office?
27 What was the name of the boutique opened by fashion designer Jeff banks in London in 1964?
28 Who played boxer Jim Braddock in the 2005 film 'Cinderella man'?
29 Which Prime Minister first introduced Income Tax in Britain?
30 Used by Eskimos, what is a Komatik?