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General Quiz 6th February

 
General Quiz 6th February




1 - Which dairy product is made by inoculating milk with Streptococcus and Lactobacillus bacteria?

2 - What name is given to the behaviour that tends to undermine the authority of a court, such as insulting a judge?

3 - Bad Homburg is a spa city in which European country?

4 - Of which coniferous tree are there Scots and bristlecone varieties?

5 - Which British novelist wrote Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy?

6 - What is the smallest British breed of pony?

7 - Which constellation contains the stars Betelgeuse and Rigel?

8 - Where would you hear the phrase 'faites vos jeux'?

9 - Who wrote the classic Gothic horror story Frankenstein?

10 - Which SDP co-founder was Foreign Secretary from 1977 to 1979?

11 - Which of the Seven Wonders of the World was built at Ephesus circa 350 BC?

12 - In which temperature scale does water freeze at 0 degrees and boil at 80 degrees?

13 - Who directed the 1989 film Always?

14 - What name was given to the policy adopted by Neville Chamberlain in his attempt tp prevent war with Germany?

15 - Which novelist and journalist was born Cicely Isabel Fairfield?

16 - What is the largest living rodent?

17 - Who played Sgt Blaketon in the TV show Heartbeat?

18 - Which British author won the Booker Prize for her novel Hotel du Lac?

19 - Who was the on-loan goalkeeper who preserved Carlisle United's league status by scoring the winning goal in the 95th minute of their game against Plymouth Argyle in 1999?

20 - What name is given to a device used to measure the resistance of a component using three others whose resistances are known?

21 - Which English monarch acknowledged his Roman Catholicism on his deathbed in 1685?

22 - What name is given to a mixture of bicarbonate of soda and tartaric acid used in cooking?

23 - Which English poet and novelist wrote Not Waving But Drowning?

24 - On which sea is the Italian seaport of Leghorn?

25 - Which variety of celery is grown for its tulip-like edible root?

26 - What is the most commonly spoken language in Quebec?

27 - Which economic indicator is represented by the abbreviation RPI?

28 - Of which U.S. state is Austin the capital?

29 - Who wrote the story Cannery Row?

30 - What form of hunting is regulated by the IWC?

31 - Which English film producer was head of Ealing Studios from 1938 to 1959?

32 - What is the popular name for the British Merchant Navy Red Ensign?

33 - Which comedian earned a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance in 1975's The Sunshine Boys?

34 - Who became Scotland's first First Minister in 1999?

35 - Which American cartoonist created the Li'l Abner comic strip?

36 - Who wrote the Booker Prize-winning novel Midnight's Children?

37 - Which island of British Columbia is named after the British seaman who circumnavigated it?

38 - Which German composer wrote Kol Nidrei for cello and orchestra?

39 - What is the game spillikins also known as?

40 - Which Thomas Hardy novel features the character Dick Dewy?


Answers will be posted here by 13th February. Good luck


 
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