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Questions - Set 130 - General Knowledge

  1. To which country do the 'Faero Islands' belong? - Denmark

  2. Which is the percussion instrument named from two Greek words meaning wood and sound? - Xylophone

  3. The Cuban runner Alberto Juantorena won two gold medals in the 1976 Montreal Olympics. What were the events? (Half a point for each) - 400 and 800m

  4. Who duetted with Lionel Ritchie for the hit song 'Endless Love'? - Diana Ross

  5. Gout is caused by a build-up of which acid around the joints? - Uric

  6. Marie Antoinette was born in which country? - Austria

  7. David Seaman made his league debut for which football club? - Peterborough United

  8. George Eliot was the pen-name of which author? - May Anne Evans

  9. In which city was artist Francis Bacon born? - Dublin.

  10. In what year did Sir Francis Drake die? - 1596

  11. What was the name of John Wayne's character in 'Stagecoach'? - Ringo Kid

  12. If you had owned a 'Barbie Doll' since its first year of manufacture. How old is it now (2015)? - 55 years.

  13. In which year did South Korea hold its first 'Grand Prix' motor race? - 2010 (October)

  14. Who was the first ever Labour Party Prime Minister in the UK. For a bonus point what was the year? - James Ramsay MacDonald, in 1924

  15. In which country will you find the 'Carisbrook Rugby Stadium'? - New Zealand

  16. Dolly the Sheep was successfully cloned in Scotland in what year? - 1996

  17. Which city is the birthplace of US TV presenter 'Jerry Springer'? - London

  18. Which childrens TV show used cabbages as the booby prize? - Crackerjack

  19. Who presented the long-running radio programme 'Desert Island Discs' until his death in 1985? - Roy Plomley

  20. Which British Prime Minister delivered the ‘Winds of Change’ speech in 1960? - Harold Macmillan
     


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