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 Quiz 93a - General Knowledge - Another great quiz from Bill Turnbull:

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1. In which of his operas did Rossini use the alpenhorn? - William Tell
2. What was the real name of the WW 2 traitor Lord Haw Haw? - William Joyce
3. Which film star was known as the million dollar mermaid? - Esther Williams
4. Who wrote Your Cheatin' Heart? - Hank Williams
5. Which former Welsh rugby international full back once won junior Wimbledon? - JPR Williams
6. What is the nearest large town to Ben Nevis? - Fort William
7. Cassandra was the pseudonym of which writer in the Daily Mirror? - William Connor
8. The nickname of Twickenham rugby ground is whose cabbage patch? - Billy Williams
9. What was the name of the sound where the Exxon Vadez in 1999 caused a huge oil spill? - Prince William Sound
10. Which English physician discovered the mechanism of blood circulation? - William Harvey
11. Which playwright wrote Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Camino Real? - Tennessee Williams
12. Which former soap star sang with a group called Take Ten? - William Tarmey (Jack Duckworth)
13. Which William led a gang called The Outlaws? - William Brown (Just William)
14. Who had a number one in 2000 with Rock DJ? - Robbie Williams
15. Who did Margaret Thatcher defeat to become Conservative Party leader? - William Whitelaw
16. Who played the role of Matt Dillon in the radio series of Gunsmoke but did not get the TV role because he was too fat? - William Conrad
17. Who founded the Salvation Army? - William Booth
18. Who was the first black goalkeeper to play in the old first division? - Alex Williams (Man City)
19. Who was the gay Admiralty clerk who was arrested for spying in 1962? - William Vassall
20. What is the name of the liqueur made from pears? - Williamine
21. What flower was named after the Duke of Cumberland? - Sweet William
22. What is the name of the bridge that connects Manhattan and Brooklyn? - Williamsburgh bridge
23. Which poet is buried in Grasmere churchyard? - William Wordsworth
24. Which Scottish patriot was executed in 1305? - William Wallace
25. Which Victorian murderer was known as The Staffordshire Poisoner? - William Palmer
26. Who are the only sisters to have played each other in a Wimbledon singles final? - Venus and Serena Williams
27. Who is considered to be the first English printer? - William Caxton
28. Who sponsored the annual Golden Spurs award which ran from 1973 to 1991? - William Hill
29. Who was known as the Shh You Know Who Man? - William Franklyn
30. Who was the female member of Britain's gang of four? - Shirley Williams
31. Who wrote Vanity Fair? - William Makepeace Thackeray
32. What is the correct name of the Rugby World Cup trophy? - William Webb Ellis Trophy
33. What is the name of the high school in the TV series Glee? - William McKinley High School
34. What was Harold Wilson's secretary's name before she took the title Lady Falkender? - Marcia Williams
35. Which company registered Father William as a trademark? - William Younger (the brewers)
36. Which English composer wrote A Sea Symphony and A London Symphony? - Ralph Vaughan Williams
37. Which William is associated with the abolition of slavery? - William Wilberforce
38. Who played the sergeant in Carry On Sergeant? - William Hartnell
39. Who was Mary Arden's famous son? - William Shakespeare
40. Who founded the Jaguar motor company? - William Lyons

 

 

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