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quiz 1214 – general knowledge (QA)

1 Charlotte Cooper won which event at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris? Women’s Tennis Singles
2 What is the title of Sean Connery’s fourth James Bond film? Thunderball
3 Caprine relates to which animal? Goat
4 Which British satirical and current affairs magazine was first published on 1961? Private Eye
5 A jewelled copy of which famous book of poems was amongst the cargo lost on the Titanic? The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
6 ‘2 Become 1’, ‘Say You’ll Be There’ and ‘Viva Forever’ were all number one hit singles by which British group? Spice Girls
7 Who wrote the 1953 novel ‘The Go-Between’? L P Hartley
8 A papio hamadryas is what type of creature? Baboon (monkey)
9 What is the title of the first BBC television series to be sold to the Soviet Union? The Forsyte Saga
10 What is the capital of Kenya? Nairobi
11 Which American band had a 1970’s UK hit with ‘Let’s Work Together’? Canned Heat
12 Dahomey was an African kingdom in which present-day republic? Benin
13 Who plays William Hurt’s wife Sarah in the 1988 film ‘The Accidental Tourist’? Kathleen Turner
14 Hymenopetrous Formicidae is the scientific name for which insect? Ant
15 In which UK city is Pleasure Beach Railway Station? Blackpool
16 What colour is Trap 4 in greyhound racing in the UK? Black (with white number)
17 During which month in 1912 did RMS Titanic strike an iceberg and sink? April
18 Which Bronte sister used the pseudonym Currer Bell? Charlotte Bronte
19 What is the title of late singer Roy Orbison’s first UK number hit single? Only The Lonely
20 Which Austrian composer is known as the ‘Father of the String Quartet’? Joseph Haydn