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Quiz 44 - General Knowledge

 

  1. The bank Santander shares its name with a town in which country?A=Spain

  2. In Morse Code, what does a single dash represent; is it R or T? A= T

  3. Who attempted many daring feats in his steam powered rockets Sky Cycle X1 & Sky Cycle X2 ? A= Evel Kneivel

  4. Anagram 9 letters/1 word Y R I R E R A D H Cryptic; I can use this but Bob can't A= Hairdryer

  5. Ceefax was the name of the BBC's Text Information service on your TV, what was the name of ITV's Version ?A= Oracle

  6. Name any 3 of the 5 countries that share a border with Argentina? A= Chile, Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia, Uruguay

  7. In Spanish, what colour is known as Marron? A= Brown

  8. What type of alcoholic drink is Tio Pepe? A= Sherry

  9. The Great Britain team has won most of their Olympic golds in athletics; which sport has been the next most successful? A= Rowing

  10. Surprisingly, which Sports Body also looks after the administration of the Oxford/Cambridge University Boat Race? A= The Jockey Club

  11. Which stretch of water separates the Orkneys from Scotland? A= Pentland Firth

  12. Nowadays he's looking at a different kind of wall but which American record producer was famous for his Wall of Sound? A= Phil Spector

  13. Which two bodies of water are at either end of the Kiel Canal? a= Baltic Sea & North Sea [accept Atlantic for that]

  14. Marble Arch was designed by John Nash to commemorate whose victories in battle? A= Admiral Nelson

  15. What is the only American state named after an English county? A= New Hampshire

  16. What was Charles Dickens first published novel? The Pickwick Papers

  17. How much did the Owl and the Pussy Cat pay for their wedding ring? One Shilling

  18. What is the name of the third book of the Bible? Leviticus

  19. For which book is Richard Adams best known? Watership Down

  20. Which famous novel was written in 1877 by Anna Sewell as a protest against cruelty to animals? Black Beauty

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