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quiz 1187 – general knowledge (QA)

1 Which British football manager was known as ‘El Tel’? Terry Venables
2 What type of food dish is a ‘London Particular’? Soup
3 US President Ronald Reagan belonged to which political party from 1962? Republican Party
4 Brothers Leon and Michael Spinks are associated with which sport? Boxing
5 On the human body, exungulation is the trimming of what? Nails
6 Lenny Small and George Milton are the main characters in which novel by John Steinbeck? Of Mice and Men
7 How many zeros are in a US quadrillion? 15
8 ‘The Girl With a….’what’? Is a 17th Century painting by Johannes Vermeer? Pearl Earring
9 In human behaviour, rhinotillexomania is compulsive, obsessive what? Nose picking
10 In fashion what does VPL stand for? Visible Panty Line
11 Bait, Fly and Lure are all types of which device? Fish hooks
12 The 2000 Guineas Horse Race is run at which British race course? Newmarket
13 How many avenues start from the circle of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris? 12
14 In the British television series ‘Callan’ played by Edward Woodward, what is Callan’s first name? David
15 What type of fish is a Sockeye? Salmon
16 Who broke boxer Muhammed Ali’s jaw in a boxing match in March 1973? Ken Norton
17 How many pips sound in the BBC radio time-signal? Six
18 Which board game includes a swinging boot, a bucket, a bath tub and a seesaw? Mouse Trap
19 What is the eagle on the Great Seal of the US holding in its right talon? Olive branch
20 Who wrote the 2004 play ‘The History Boys’? Alan Bennett
21 What was the name of the last concert by the Canadian-American rock group The Band in November 1976? The Last Waltz
22 Who was the longest, continuously-serving British prime Minister of the 20th Century? Margaret Thatcher
23 Who was the second husband of singer Madonna? Guy Ritchie
24 In sport, what does NHL stand for? National Hockey League
25 The Reverend Flasher is a fictional character in which 1974 ‘Carry On’ film? Carry On Dick
26 The former French Sudan is now known by what name? Mali
27 What is the name of the densely forested moon inhabited by the Na’vi in the 2009 film ‘Avatar’? Pandora
28 The ruins of Troy are in which modern-day country? Turkey
29 A septcentenary is an anniversary of how many years? 700
30 What is the title of the 1956 film, starring Kirk Douglas, which is a biography about the life of painter Vincent van Gogh? Lust For Life