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quiz 1290 – general knowledge (QA)

1 In Britain, the top layer of a wedding cake was traditionally saved after a wedding for what? Christening of the couple’s first child
2 Holly Valance and Jason Donovan competed in which 2011 UK television show? Strictly Come Dancing
3 Which Chicago building was formerly known as the Sears Tower? The Willis Tower
4 Which English football club is nicknamed The Hornets? Watford FC
5 Which planet in our solar system has a white cloud pattern in its atmosphere nicknamed ‘Scooter’? Neptune
6 ‘Stone Cold Sober’ is the 2009 debut single of which English singer/songwriter? Paloma Faith
7 Scapa Flow is a body of water in which Scottish island group? Orkney Islands
8 Which musical instrument is depicted on the logo of A&M Records? Trumpet
9 What is the name of the alley in which cartoon character Top Cat lives? Hoagy’s Alley
10 The world’s first nuclear bomb was detonated in 1945 in which US state? New Mexico
11 US rock musician Carmine Appice is famous for playing which instrument? Drums
12 What are the middle names of former US President George H W Bush? Herbert Walker
13 A scratchplate is a plate usually attached to which musical instrument? Guitar
14 HI is the abbreviation of which US state? Hawaii
15 Who served only 119 days as British Prime Minister in 1827, before dying of pneumonia? George Canning
16 Which British actor was the recipient of the 2012 Bafta for ‘Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema’? John Hurt
17 What is the basic currency of Laos? Kip
18 Who wrote the 1975 novel ‘The History Man’? Malcolm Bradbury
19 In mathematics, how many sides does a rhombus have? Four
20 Which Nazi war criminal was officially charged with war crimes in February 1983? Klaus Barbie