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quiz 1201 – general knowledge (QA)

1 What was poet Percy Shelley’s middle name? Bysshe
2 In the fashion industry, what does ‘Pret-a-porter’ mean? Ready to wear
3 Which British comedian had the catchphrase ‘And it’s goodnight from him’? Ronnie Barker
4 The Tatra Mountains is the highest range in which mountain range? Carpathian Mountains
5 In humans, Gorham disease affects which part of the body? Bones
6 Who wrote the 1984 novel ‘The Witches of Eastwick’? John Updike
7 Which celebrity won the first series of the UK television show ‘Strictly Come Dancing’? Natasha Kaplinsky
8 Which English Rugby Union team play their home games at Adams Park? London Wasps
9 What does ‘He’ represent in the Periodic Table? Helium
10 A chuckwalla is what type of creature? Lizard
11 In the Jewish calendar, what is the eleventh month of the religious year called? Shevat (or Shvat)
12 The Joad family are characters in which 1939 novel by John Steinbeck? The Grapes of Wrath
13 Who composed ‘Eine Kleine Nachtmusik’ in the 18th Century? Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
14 How many months of the year have 31 days? Seven
15 How many funnels did the Titanic have? Four
16 In the cartoon comic strip ‘Peanuts’, what is Snoopy’s sister called? Belle
17 The Ten Commandments appear in which book of the Bible? Exodus
18 The Gorce National park is in which European country? Poland
19 ‘Jueves’ is Spanish for which day of the week? Thursday
20 Fanny Blankers-Koen was the first woman to win how many gold medals in a single Olympic Games in 1948? Four