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 Quiz 87a - General Knowledge - Another great quiz from Bill Turnbull:

"Thought you might like a look at this one I wrote it last year, it was the seven hundredth. Even the denizens in my local enjoyed it" Bill Turnbull


1. HITLER IN MACINTOSH is an anagram of someone who has often been in the news and on TV? - Christine Hamilton
2. What shade of cloth was Robin Hood supposed to favour? - Lincoln Green
3. What is the surname of the family in the book Little Women by Louisa May Alcott? - March
4. What was the first thing that Scrooge purchased after his change of heart? - A turkey
5. Which playwright wrote A Streetcar Named Desire and Night of the Iguana? - Tennessee Williams
6. Trachoma is an infection of which part of the body? - Eye
7. In the orders of chivalry what does CB stand for? - Companion of the Bath
8. Which comedy duo were born Bartholomew and Wiseman? - Morecambe and Wise
9. Which British sausage is traditionally sold in a coil? - Cumberland
10. Which female singer had a top ten hit in 1968 with Son of A Preacher Man? - Dusty Springfield
11. Which British motor cycle manufacturer's motto was "Made like a gun, goes like a bullet"? - Royal Enfield
12. Who was Cassius Clay's / Muhammad Ali's manager? - Angelo Dundee
13. What would an American call a bowler hat? - A derby
14. What was the name of the horse ridden by Dick Francis that fell while leading in the 56 Grand National? - Devon Loch
15. Who wrote the musical Call Me Madam? - Irving Berlin
16. What was the first British ship lost in the Falklands War? - HMS Sheffield
17. Which brand of cigarettes did former US president Ronald Reagan advertise in the fifties? - Chesterfields
18. What is the name of the aluminium foil company ALCAN an abbreviation of? - Aluminium of Canada
19. What famous London building did John Nash rebuild in 1825? - Buckingham Palace
20. Which Jane Austen novel tells the story of the Bertram family? - Mansfield Park
21. Which old time comedian's catch phrase was "I say what a smasher"? - Charlie Chester
22. Coca Cola announced in Oct 2010 the closure of which famous British bottled water company? - Malvern
23. Which popular song begins with, The loveliness of Paris seems somehow sadly gay? - I Left My Heart In San Francisco
24. Which creature disappeared leaving only a smile? - Cheshire cat
25. Which American motor manufacturer used to make the Fury? - Plymouth
26. Who was the first English batsman to score a hundred on his test debut at Lords? - Jack Hampshire
27. What is the surname of the captain who assists Hercule Poirot? - Hastings
28. What was the name of the Duke of Wellington's horse at the battle of Waterloo? - Copenhagen
29. Which newspaper sent Henry Stanley to look for Doctor Livingstone? - The New York Herald
30. Which fictional character lived at 32 Windsor Gardens, London? - Paddington Bear
31. What is the longest running show staged at London's Royal Drury Lane theatre? - Miss Saigon
32. What was the home ground of Leyton Orient called before it became the Matchroom Stadium? - Brisbane Road
33. Which company is famous for making the trouser presses that you find in the bedrooms of most decent hotels? - Corby
34. Which English artist painted The Blue Boy and The Hay Wagon? - Thomas Gainsborough
35. What was the name of the first Hi-Fi record player made by Decca to be marketed in Britain? - The Decca Piccadilly
36. For what team did Michael Schumacher drive in his first grand prix? - Jordan
37. On what item of clothing would you find zig zags, ladders, diamonds, rig and fur, steps and prints o' the hoof? - Guernsey jumper
38. Named after a town in Lincolnshire, what is a more common name for bath metal? - Pinchbeck
39. Which American football player was nicknamed Big Sky? - Joe Montana
40. What everyday household item was invented by O A North in 1869? - Coat hook

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