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quiz 1212 – general knowledge (QA)

1 Shiraz is a variety of which fruit? Grape
2 The song ‘White Shadows’ by Coldplay is said to be a tribute to which late Hollywood producer? Bruce Paltrow
3 How many points are scored for a try in Rugby league? Four
4 Which English-born Australian darts player has the nickname ‘The Silver Surfer’? Sean Reed
5 Who played Vince Everett in the 1957 film ‘Jailhouse Rock’? Elvis Presley
6 Alurpoda Melanoleuca is the scientific name for which animal? Panda
7 What was the first British recording to reach number one in the US Billboard Hot 100, in May 1962? Stranger on the Shore
8 The first purpose-built bobsleigh (or bobsled) track was opened in which European resort town in the early 20th Century? St Moritz
9 Tony Curtis played Albert DeSalvo in which 1968 film? The Boston Strangler
10 What is the name of the London art gallery where John Lennon first met Yoko Ono at her art show in November 1966? Indica Gallery
11 What is the longest motorway in Britain? M6
12 What is the title of the 2009 film, directed by Richard Curtis, about a pirate radio station? The Boat That Rocked
13 How many US Presidents have been impeached? Two
14 Michael Parkinson, James Coburn, Clement Freud and Christopher Lee all appear on which 1973 album cover? Band on the Run
15 How many furlongs in a mile? Eight
16 What are the four Cardinal Virtues? Prudence, Justice, Temperance, Fortitude
17 Who was the US President nominee for the Democratic Party in the 2004 Presidential election? John Kerry
18 A sorrel is which animal with a light reddish-brown coat? Horse
19 Who wrote the 1970 book ‘Future Shock’? Alvin Toffler
20 Which Pink Floyd album was released in March 1973? Dark Side of the Moon