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Quiz 42 - General Knowledge 7th May 2015

 

Question 1 Which weather phenomenon translates from the Spanish as Little Boy?

A=  El Nino

Question 2 Which is the oldest university in Scotland?

A= St. Andrews

Question 3 The Answers the Same

A= In maths, the number of solutions to Znam's problem of length-------------15

B= In Judaism, Passover begins on Nisan the -------------------------------------15th

C= how many in 1 and a quarter dozen--------------------------------------------15

Question 4 What is the only planet in our Solar System to rotate clockwise; Mercury or Venus ?

A= Venus

Question 5 Which popular item of French Food takes it's name from it's shape ?

A= Croissant [Crescent]

Question 6 There are 4 seas named after colours; what are they?

A= White Sea, Black Sea, Red Sea and Yellow Sea

Question 7 The 'New Shekel' is the currency of which country?

A= Israel

Question 8 In which  London street are the headquarters of the Bank of England?

A= Threadneedle Street

Question 9 Family Fortunes; Name something that people find annoying.

A= 5pts Snoring/ 4pts Ringtones/ 3pts Parking Tickets/ 2pts Telesales/ 1pt Junk Mail

Question 10 Name any 8 of the 10 most capped Scottish Footballers ?

A= Kenny Dalglish-102 caps

Jim Leighton--------91

Alex McLeish----77

Paul McStay-----76

Tom Boyd--------72

Kenny Miller------69

David Weir-------69

Christian Dailly----67

Darren Fletcher----66

Willie Miller--------65

Question 11                   Anagram                            11 letters/ 1 word

                                   N U T O B O T S R I C

Cryptic; Don't let it get in your way                           A= Obstruction

 

Question 12 According to the Chinese zodiac,
as from 15th February 2015 it will be the year of which animal?

A= Sheep (accept also goat or ram, all are correct )

Question 13 With the Scottish Cup Final coming up on the 30th May,
name the last 3 winners of the Scottish Cup ?

2011-12        Hearts beat        Hibernian   5-1   

2012-13       Celtic beat Hibernian    3-0

2013-14       St. Johnstone beat Dundee United 2-0

Question 14 Including both the private and public sector,
which organisation in the UK employs the most staff?

A=  The NHS

Question 15 The Indian Coat of Arms consists of a circle of which animals ?

A= Lions

Question 16 Name any 4 of the Dragons on the most recent series of Dragons Den ?

A= Peter Jones, Duncan Bannatyne, Deborah Meaden, Piers Linney & Kelly Hoppen

Question 17 The English painter George Stubbs was known best for his paintings of what ?

A= Horses

Question 18 On BBC's Desert Island Discs,
which two works of literature are guests automatically given?

A= The Complete Works of Shakespeare and the Bible [or the Holy Book of their Religion]

Question 19 Name any 4 of the 6 towns or villages in Fife that begin with the letter N.

A=       Newburgh

           Newburn

           Newmills

           Newport on Tay

           Newton of Falkland

           North Queensferry

 

 

Question 20 Name the food from the description-
the answers all have at least 1 Z in there somewhere - Handout

1

White cheese of Italian origin, generally made from cow or water buffalo milk

Mozzarella

2

Spanish tomato soup, served cold

Gazpacho

3

Cucumber-shaped vegetable of the summer squash family

Zucchini

4

Salted bread pastry usually found in knotted or braided format

Pretzel

5

Pizza dough, folded into a turnover, containing cheese and/or other fillings

Calzone

6

Sugary coating applied to food such as doughnuts and ham

Glaze

7

Spicy cuisine originating in southwest China

Szechuan

8

A dark-skinned grape used to produce red wines

Shiraz

9

Cracker-like flatbread, substituted for bread during Passover

Matzo

10

This nut is used to make Frangelico, its most common variety is the filbert

Hazel

11

Anise-flavoured spirit from Greece

Ouzo

12

Sausage originating in Spain and Portugal - a spicy version is popular in Mexico

Chorizo

13

Shaved peel of citrus fruits used for flavouring

Zest

14

Potterville, Michigan hosts an annual festival  for this poultry organ, often eaten fried

Gizzard

15

Slang term for alcohol

Booze

 

Question 21 'The Admiral Benbow' was the name of the Inn in which famous Novel?

A= Treasure Island

Question 22 After how many years of marriage would a couple celebrate a Sapphire Anniversary?

A= 45

Question 23 In which country is Absolut Vodka produced?

A= Sweden

 

Question 24 Which company released their first personal computer on 12th August 1981?

A= IBM

Question 25 According to the Bible,
Eve gave birth to a third son after Cain killed Abel - what was his name?

A= Seth

Question 26 True or False ?

A= Approximately one quarter of human bones are in the feet !

B= Winchester is the oldest Official City in Great Britain !

C= Chips are the most eaten product at Scottish Football Grounds !

D= In Devil's Lake North Dakota,
New Year fireworks have to be set off at 10.45 pm as it is illegal to set off any after 11pm !

Answers = True [52 out of 206], False [Ripon chartered a city in 886AD], False [Chips], True

Question 27 Which North American Indian tribe gave its name to a type of motor home?

A= Winnebago

Question 28 Leveller 1,2 or 3 pts;
Which character wears a Baker's hat on a box of Rice Crispies ; Snap, Crackle or Pop?

A= Snap

Question 29 Wipeout

Q1

Which battle of 1746 ended the Jacobite revolution?

Culloden

 

Q2

What type of headgear was named after a battle in the Crimean War?

Balaclava

 

Q3

Davy Crockett`s hat was made from the fur of what animal?

Raccoon

Q4

What was Dom Perignon the first to insert in a bottle?

A Cork

Q5

What is the oldest daily newspaper in England?

The Times

Q6

What was the surname of both the 9th and 23rd Presidents of the USA?

Harrison

Q7

When women first got the vote in Britain in 1918, how old did they have to be?

30

 

Q8

What historic event does the nursery rhyme 'Ring-a-ring of roses' commemorate?

The Great Plague

Q9

Which famous artist also invented the scissors?

Leonardo Da Vinci

Q10

 

Who was the first actress to appear on a postage stamp?

Grace Kelly

 

Question 30 Question 30 Can you solve the clues using only words that end in a vowel and X  in 4 minutes J

Ends in AX

Answer

Ends in EX

Answer

Ends in IX

Answer

Infectious disease or 1980s metal band

anthrax

Whirlpool or eddy, e.g.

vortex

US Capital named after a regenerating bird

Phoenix

Peak or culmination of a story

climax

Natural rubber glove material

latex

-able, -ing, or -ed, e.g.

suffix

Insect body part

thorax

Architectural building addition

annex

Often ruptured 'useless' organ

appendix

Apparent change in position

parallax

The corner of a triangle

vertex

Symbol of the dying Christ

crucifix

Study of words forming sentences

syntax

Type of card or finger

index

DNA spiral structure

helix

Ends in OX

Answer

Ends in UX

Answer

Ends in YX

Answer

Conforms to established doctrine

orthodox

Imitation or fake

faux

A usually black gemstone

onyx

Copier/printer company

Xerox

When acid backs up, digestively

reflux

A river in Hades or an 1970s band of 'Come Sail Away'

Styx

Precursor to the refrigerator

icebox

Castor's partner, in mythology

Pollux

Formal name of the tailbone

coccyx

Semiannual solar event in March and September

equinox

____ City, Iowa or ____ Falls, SD

Sioux

The sepals of a flower

calyx

 

 

 

 

 

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