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quiz 1346 – general knowledge (QA)

1 Aston, Digbeth and Ladywood are all areas of which British city? Birmingham
2 Who directed the 1993 film ‘Much Ado About Nothing’? Kenneth Branagh
3 In broadcasting and music, what is ‘amp’ short for? Amplifier
4 Who was Britain’s first female Olympic boxing Gold medal winner? Nicola Adams
5 How many inches in a UK mile? 63,360
6 Peaches, Steve Wilkos, Tremont and Shawntel are all characters in which stage show? Jerry Springer:The Opera
7 Who was elected President of France in June 1969? Georges Pompidou
8 Blocking, Second, Weaving and Feint are terms used in which sport? Boxing
9 Gennaio is Italian for which month of the year? January
10 In the US television series ‘Cheers’, in which year was the bar established? 1895
11 The words of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony (The Choral) were taken from which poem by Friedrich Schiller? Ode to Joy
12 In Christianity, ‘Holy Wednesday’ is also known as ‘what’ Wednesday? Spy Wednesday
13 Bole is a shade of which colour? Brown
14 What is the surname of the brothers Richard and Robert who wrote songs for Disney films? Sherman
15 Which letter of the English alphabet is in the title of a series of television shows starring Spike Milligan? Q
16 During which century did the Battle of Agincourt take place? 15th Century
17 Ipanema is in which South American country? Brazil
18 Which make and model car was US President John F Kennedy travelling in when he was assassinated? Ford Lincoln
19 What is the only city in the English county of Cornwall? Truro
20 Which Beatles hit song originally had the working title ‘Scrambled Eggs’? Yesterday