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Quiz 65b - General Knowledge - Bumper 40 questions:  Sent in by: Bill Turnbull:  (Highly Rated - Jim)


1. Who directed Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels? - Guy Ritchie

2. Who was Bud Flanagan's comic partner? - Chesney Allen

3. Who had a number one in the eighties with The Sun Always Shines On TV? - A-Ha

4. According to the song what type of knife did Mack the Knife carry? - Jack-knife

5. What type of animal is a tamarin? - Monkey

6. What colour do you get if you mix blue and yellow? - Green

7. How many masts has a ketch? - Two

8. Who were the first father and son to have appeared in the Ryder Cup for Britain? - Peter and Percy Alliss

9. Who plays the part of Ethan Hunt in the Mission Impossible films? - Tom Cruise

10. Which Beatles song was the theme for Read All About It? - Paperback Writer

11. What was the talking room in a monastery called? - The Parlour (from the French parlez)

12. In which city did the first heart transplant take place? - Cape Town

13. In which country was Johnny Weismuller born? - Romania

14. How many players are there in a hurling team? - Fifteen

15. What do Mickey Rooney, Frank Sinatra, and Artie Shaw all have in common? - All been married to Ava Gardner

16. In Treasure Island who did Blind Pew give the black spot to? - Billy Bones

17. Which heavy metal group took their name from a medieval torture instrument? - Iron Maiden

18. Which TV personality was sacked from Tomorrow's World in a row over advertising? - Carol Vorderman

19. Who did Marciano beat to become World Heavyweight Boxing Champion? - Jersey Joe Walcott

20. Of which English monarch was Nell Gwynne the mistress? - Charles the Second

21. What is the capital of Jersey? - Saint Helier

22. What is the nickname of Newcastle's speedway team? - The Diamonds

23. As what did Joseph Grimaldi achieve everlasting fame? - Clown

24. Which was the first Merseyside group to have a number one in the sixties? - Gerry and the Pacemakers with How Do You Do It

25. Nelli Kim was an Olympic champion in which sport? - Gymnastics

26. If a bird is described as turdiform what bird does it resemble? - Thrush

27. If in the NATO Alphabet Alpha stands for A what word stands for E? - Echo

28. What colour is Dutch delft china? - Blue and white

29. What is the more common name of hydrogen oxide? - Water

30. What is a young hyena called? - Pup

31. At which sport other than tennis did Ilie Nastase represent Romania? - Ice hockey

32. What was boxing manager Jim Wicks nickname? - The Bishop

33. Which British aircraft manufacturer made the Gladiator biplane? - Gloster

34. In The American sitcom Cheers who did Woody played by Woody Harrelson replace as barman (extra point if you can give the actor’s name)? - Coach (played by Nicolas Colosanto)

35. Which musical instrument has forty six strings and seven pedals? - Harp

36. Which Army defeated the Germans at the tank battle at Kursk in 1943? - Russian Army

37. What is the name of the effect responsible for an ambulance siren having a higher pitch as it approaches and a lower one as it goes away? - Doppler

38. What three English resorts are known collectively as Torbay (point for each)? - Torquay, Paignton and Brixham

39. Who were the first motor manufacturers to fit seatbelts as standard? - Volvo

40. Who played the part of Cheyenne Bodie in the TV series Cheyenne? - Clint Walker


 

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