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 Quiz 88a - General Knowledge - Another great quiz from Bill Turnbull:

"This is just an ordinary run of the mill quiz" - Bill Turnbull - I say 'Anything BUT run of the mill! What do you think?

1. How many American states can you name beginning with M (point for each one)? - Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Mississippi, Michigan, Montana Minnesota
2. What does the Latin phrase caveat emptor mean? - Let the buyer beware
3. Who was the lead singer on the Sugarcubes 1992 song called Hit? - Bjork
4. What is the name of the Daily Planet's editor in the Superman series of comics and films? - Perry White
5. At what age are female athletes classed as veterans? - Thirty five
6. What creature is the symbol of the American Democratic Party? - Donkey
7. When free school milk was given out what size were the bottles? - Third of a pint
8. What is the second largest rodent in the world, the capybara is first? - Beaver
9. Which Shangri La's single had the sound of seagulls in the background? - (Remember) Walking In The Sand
10. Who played Sadie King in Emmerdale? - Patsy Kensit
11. At which sport could you win the Victor Barna Award? - Table tennis
12. What is the main street of Edinburgh called? - Princes Street (not Princess)
13. In criminal slang, what is a dip? - Pickpocket
14. Who wrote the Janis Joplin hit Me and Bobby McGee? - Kris Kristofferson
15. What is the name of the main pub in The Archers? - The Bull
16. On what date is Saint George's day? - April 23rd
17. The Home Guard were first known as the LVD (Local Defence Volunteers) what were they nicknamed? - The Look Duck and Vanish Brigade
18. What was the name of the British army officer who invented shells containing bullets to inflict more casualties? - Sir Henry Shrapnel (Shrapnel will do)
19. Who won Pop Idol in 2002? - Will Young
20. The opening credits of which TV show showed Neil Kinnock falling over on his backside on Brighton Beach? - Spitting Image
21. Who wrote the Tarzan books? - Edgar Rice Burroughs
22. Which popular pub name comes from the title of John Manners? - The Marquis of Granby
23. Where was Patsy Gallant travelling to and from in her seventies hit song? - From New York to LA
24. What is the nickname of the New Zealand women's cricket team? - The White Ferns
25. How is the former Miss Katherine Worsley better known? - Duchess of Kent
26. What was the currency of Greece before the Euro? - Drachma
27. Which American aircraft company made the Guardian anti submarine aircraft? - Grumman
28. What is the largest and heaviest internal organ in the human body? - Liver
29. Who said on the day the United States invaded Cambodia that We are all the President's men? -  Dr. Henry Kissinger
30. What nationality is singer Demis Roussos? -  Egyptian (moved to Greece aged 15)
31. Who was the first female presenter of Top Gear? -  Angela Rippon
32. In which month is the American holiday President's Day held? -  February
33. What colour is the Queen's blotting paper? -  Black
34. Which method of execution for poisoners was introduced by Henry the Eighth in 1531? -  They were boiled to death
35. What is phobophobia the fear of? -  Fear itself
36. What country do cars with the international registration BDS come from? -  Barbados
37. What was the fastest aeroplane used in the Falkland's War? -  Mirage
38. What is the chief crop of Alabama's canebrake country? -  Cotton
39. What is the least densely populated country in Asia? -  Mongolia
40. Who played Joe Maplin in Hi De Hi? -  No one he was never seen


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