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quiz 1327 – general knowledge (QA)

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1 How many violins are in a string quartet?
2 What was the first name of Marconi, Italian inventor known for his pioneering work on long-distance radio transmission?
3 Statins are drugs which lower what in the blood?
4 In mathematics, how many degrees are in a straight angle?
5 In religion, what does SPCK stand for?
6 Fleeceflower, Monkey Fungus and Hancock's Curse are all names for which invasive Asian plant?
7 What is the title of US author Dan Brown's debut novel?
8 The Bay of Fundy, which has the highest tides in the world, is mainly in which country?
9 What is the name of the fictional ship on which the fictional character Dracula arrives in England?
10 Parker and Barrow were the surnames of which US outlaw duo?
11 The Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research centre, is in which US city?
12 Artiodactyla Suidae is the scientific name for which farm animal?
13 Who directed and starred in the 2000 film 'Pollock', about the artist Jackson Pollock?
14 What type of animal is an Leonberg?
15 Comic book artist Bob Kane created which superhero in 1939?
16 How many times did Stanley Baldwin become British Prime Minister?
17 Which planet has the strongest gravity in our solar system?
18 Who plays a lounge singer who has to hide out in a convent after witnessing a gangland killing in the 1992 film 'Sister Act'?
19 Which UK television chef made Earl Grey and mandarin hot cross buns for Waitrose?
20 Who wrote the 1991 novel 'Gridlock'?