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quiz 1340 – general knowledge (QA)

1 Annapolis is the capital of which US state? Maryland
2 Which English actress was born Julia Wells in 1935? Julie Andrews
3 ‘Tacky’s War’ (or Tacky’s Rebellion) was a 1760 uprising of black African slaves in which British colony? Jamaica
4 United Nations Day is celebrated during which month of the year? October
5 What is the subtitle of the 1965 song ‘Norwegian Wood’ by The Beatles? This Bird Has Flown
6 Ophidian relates to which creature? Snake
7 What is the title of Alex Comfort’s best-selling illustrated manual, first published in October 1972? The Joy of Sex
8 The eight year old daughter of which British politician was left behind in a pub in Buckinghamshire after a family lunch in April 2012? David Cameron
9 Fiorello LaGuardia was mayor of which city from 1934 to 1945? New York
10 Which British rhythm and blues/jazz singer and keyboard player was born Clive Powell in June 1943? Georgie Fame
11 Who was the Vice President of former US President Bill Clinton? Al Gore
12 Which four herbs are mentioned in the Simon and Garfunkel song ‘Scarborough Fair’? Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
13 In a standard game of chess, how many knights does each player start with? Two
14 In February 1987, which UK airline was privatised and listed on the London Stock Exchange? British Airways
15 In 2008, Sarah Stevenson became Britain’s first Olympic medallist in which martial art? Taekwondo
16 On a regular clock face, which number lies opposite 10? 4
17 Arachnids usually have how many legs? Eight
18 The English resort of Bournemouth lies on which body of water? English Channel
19 What was the name of the theatre in which US President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated? Ford Theatre
20 ‘Fraulein…..have my children by any chance been climbing trees today’? Is a line from which musical film? The Sound of Music