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Quiz 104a - General Knowledge

  1. During which year did the BBC 'Panorama' series first hit our screens? - 1958

  2. From where did the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales start? - Kensington Palace. (The public funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales started on 6 September 1997 at 9:08 am in London, when the tenor bell sounded to signal the departure of the cortege from Kensington Palace.)

  3. 'The League of Nations', the forerunner to the 'United Nations' was founded in what year? - 1919

  4. Arguably the most popular English cricketer in the last half century, in what year did Ian Botham play in his first Test Match? - 1977

  5. Eric Faukner; Derek Longmuir and Les McKeown were members of which 70's pop group? - Bay City Rollers

  6. Who was the star of the 1940 satirical film 'The Great Dictator'? - Charlie Chaplin

  7. Who was elected Prime Minister of Canada in 1921? - Mackenzie King

  8. Who starred in 'A Countess From Hong Kong', his last film, in 1966? - Charlie Chaplin

  9. In RAF wartime parlance, what was meant by 'The Drink' and for a bonus point what was meant by 'The Gravy? - The drink = The English Channel, The gravy = The Atlantic Ocean

  10. Who succeeded Giscard D'Estaing in the French Presidential election of 1981? - Francois Mitterand

  11. Who did Rocky Marciano beat to take the world heavyweight championship in 1952? - Jersey Joe Walcott

  12. First released in 1969, which single gave David Bowie his first No. 1 in 1975? - Space Oddity

  13. In what year did British women first get the vote? - 1918

  14. Where was the first British 'National Park' opened and for a bonus point in what year? - Snowdonia in 1935

  15. The initials 'ARP' were a popular sight during WW2. What do they stand for? - Air Raid Precaution

  16. The bells were ringing for Chuck Berry when this song made it to No1. His first and only British No. 1. What song? - My Ding-a-Ling

  17. Which Bond film was the first to have Roger Moore as its star? - Live and Let Die - 1975

  18. Which Pope was the first to visit England, in 1982? - Pope John Paul 2nd

  19. Which 1990 film starred Macauley Caulkin? - Home Alone

  20. 1982 saw the raising of the 'Mary Rose' from which harbours seabed? - Portsmouth


     

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