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Quiz 115a - General Knowledge.

1. Which is the largest bird, Swift or Swallow?
(Swift)
2. Who was Barnsley Football Club’s manager between 1970 and 1982?
(Johnny Steele)
3. Who played the character, Andy Defresne, wrongly imprisoned in the film, The Shawshank Redemption?
(Tim Robins)
4. Ancient Egyptians paid their workers in part Cash. Today we associate the word ‘cash’ to mean money but what was ‘Cash’ in ancient Egypt?
(Beer)
5. What commodity was mined in the Austrian city of Salzburg?
(Salt- Salzburg means Salt Town)
6. What article of clothing is a Homburg?
(A Soft Felt Hat)
7. Which sister of a poet wrote the book, ‘Frankenstein’?
(Mary Shelley)
8. What nickname did the Americans give to the girl who broadcast to them on Japanese Radio?
(Tokyo Rose)
9. Who were the first winners of crickets Gillette Cup in 1963?
(Sussex)
10. Which pop group, popular in the 70’s & 80’s were led by Ray Sawyer?
(Dr. Hook)
11. How was Jan Ludvic Hock better known who mysteriously died in 1991?
(Robert Maxwell)
12. What nationality were the composers Engelbert Humperdinck, Richard Strauss and Johan Sebastian Bach?
(German)
13. In Roman numerous, how would the next King Henry be written down?
(Henry 1X)
14. Whose hits of the 70’s included. “Every Thing is Beautiful” and “Misty”?
(Ray Stevens)
15. Up to 1875 in football, every time a goal was scored what did the players do?
(Change Ends)
16. If you were in Central Manhattan, New York on 5th Ave, between 32nd Street and 34th Street you would be outside which building?
(Empire State Building)
17. Which monarch ordered the beheading of Mary Stewart in 1587?
(Elizabeth 1)
18. How many Nobel Prizes are awarded annually?
(6)
19. Which pop group of the 90’s were made up of John Hendry, Tony Mortimer, Brian Harvey and Terry Caldwell?
(East 17)
20. From which sport does the expression “To keep tabs on” come?
(Archery)
 

 

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