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quiz 1182 – general knowledge (QA)

1 What is the modern-day name of the Kingdom of Mauretania? Morocco
2 What does the Latin phrase ‘Primus inter pares’ translate to in English? First among equals
3 In computing, what does AOL stand for? America Online
4 What is the name of the 1780 London riots which were an anti-Catholic protest against the 1778 Papists Act? Gordon Riots
5 What is the capital of Guyana? Georgetown
6 What type of creature is a francolin? Bird
7 In 1960, Makarios III became the first President of which Mediterranean island? Cyprus
8 In rugby union, the Cook Cup is a challenge cup contested by which two countries? Australia and England
9 William of Orange was the husband of which English sovereign? Mary II
10 The English town of Barnstaple lies on which river? River Taw
11 The Chianti Mountains are in which mountain range? Apennines
12 Which US state is known as the ‘Beaver State? Oregon
13 What is the final event of a men’s decathlon? 1500 metres
14 In Greek mythology, whose face was said to have launched a thousand ships? Helen of Troy
15 Who played painter Paul Gaugin in the 1956 film ‘Lust for Life’? Anthony Quinn
16 In humans, esotropia affects which part of the body? Eyes
17 In the 1940 Disney film ‘Pinocchio’, what is the name of Geppetto’s cat? Figaro
18 A barista makes and serves what? Coffee
19 What is the national flower of Pakistan? Jasmine (or Chambeli)
20 Spider, Jaw and Kiss are all terms used in which sport? Snooker
21 In 2006, who did Kirsty Young replace as the host of BBC’s Desert Island Discs? Sue Lawley
22 What is the everyday name for ethylene glycol? Antifreeze
23 Used in gaming, what are ‘Devil’s bones’? Dice
24 ‘Hit and Miss’ was the theme tune to which UK television programme? Juke Box Jury
25 Plateado is Spanish for which colour? Silver
26 In which year was England footballer David Beckham awarded an OBE? 2003
27 Actress Brooke Shields modelled jeans for which designer in the 1980’s? Calvin Klein
28 What is the fin called underneath the rear of a surfboard? Skeg
29 Which mountain range is known as ‘The Backbone of England’? The Pennines
30 In which year was former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher born? 1925