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Quiz 69b - General Knowledge:  Sent in by: Bill Turnbull:  (Highly Rated - Jim)

1. What is the name of the aborigine weapon that returns to the thrower? - Boomerang

2. Shades of which colour are said to be easiest on the eye? - Green

3. Which British aircraft manufacturer built the Beaufighter? - Bristol

4. Who in 1965 was the first comedian to have a UK Number one? - Ken Dodd with Tears

5. Which actor played Hopalong Cassidy? - Bill Boyd

6. How many holes are there in a ten pin bowling ball? - Three

7. What is the only mammal with four knees? - Elephant

8. What is the most popular indoor tourist attraction in London? - Madame Tussauds

9. In The Wizard of Oz what is the name of Dorothy's dog? - Toto

10. How many reds are there on a snooker table at the start of the game? - Fifteen

11. What did Charlie Chaplin, Paul McCartney and Leonardo DaVinci have in common? - Left handedness

12. What is the biggest bay in the world?- Hudson Bay

13. What was the stage name of Ernest Evans who was responsible for starting a new dance craze in 1962? - Chubby Checker

14. Which film saw Timothy Dalton's debut as James Bond? - The Living Daylights

15. What is the most common street name in the UK? - High Street

16. Which American state has the largest population? - California

17. Which river is the subject of the Jimmy Nail song Big River? - Tyne

18. What were Walt Disney's employees not allowed to have, although he had one? - A moustache

19. What nationality was former World Speedway Champion Ivan Mauger? - New Zealander

20. If a player scored one of each type of score in a rugby union match, what would be his points total? - 13 (try = 5, conversion = 2, penalty = 3, dropped goal = 3)

21. According to the bible on which day did God create the beasts of the earth

On the fifth day

22. What was the main armament of the Sea Harrier during the Falklands War

Sidewinder missile

23. In which English town or city was the pop group Blur formed


24. What are the two main ingredients of the Irish dish champ

Potato and spring onions

25. Which public school has the motto Manners Maketh the Man


26. Which American rock 'n' roller was killed in England in a car crash in 1960 on Easter Sunday and had a posthumous number one

Eddie Cochran

27. Who was the first presenter of Blanketty Blank

Terry Wogan

28. To the nearest hundred how many species of snake are known to man

Two thousand five hundred

29. What is the highest form of chivalry / knighthood in Britain

The Most Noble Order of the Garter

30. Another daft championship, In which country are the world's mosquito killing championships held


31. The Blackberry mobile phone is made by RIM what does this stand for

Research in Motion

32. Beside which type of tree did the jolly swagman camp in Waltzing Matilda

Coolibah tree

33. Who directed and starred in the film Little Man Tate in 1991

Jodie Foster

34. What does an athlete hold in their left hand when taking the Olympic oath

A corner of their national flag

35. What is the most common surname in France


36. In the TV series what does M.A.S.H. stand for

Mobile Army Surgical Hospital

37. Who in the nursery rhyme laughed to see such fun

The little dog

38. Who had a number one in the eighties with Caravan of Love

The Housemartins

39. In the modern men's pentathlon, what distance is the run

Three thousand metres

40. Which World Champion appeared on Isle of Man stamps in 1992

Nigel Mansell


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