Gen­eral Knowl­edge Quiz

The Galloway News - - Puzzles -

1. Which Vene­tian painter of the Re­nais­sance gave his name to a shade of red?

A Ti­tian

B Raphael

C Leonardo

D Michelan­gelo

2. Who di­rected all three of the Back to the Fu­ture films star­ring Michael J Fox?

A Steven Spiel­berg

B Joe Dante

C Ge­orge Lu­cas

D Robert Ze­meckis

3. What is the cap­i­tal of the state of Ten­nessee?

A Dal­las

B Wash­ing­ton

C Nashville

D Atlanta

4. Which Chris Rea al­bum fea­tured a col­lab­o­ra­tion with Shirley Bassey?

A La Pres­sion

B L’Amour

C La Pas­sione

D La Bouche

5. Who played ‘Poi­son Pearce’ in the ITV drama se­ries London’s Burn­ing?

A Mitchell Warner

B Richard Gracy

C Michael Barry

D Michael Garner

6. Which poet and nov­el­ist is por­trayed by English ac­tress Gemma Arter­ton in the ro­man­tic drama Vita & Vir­ginia?

A Dora Car­ring­ton

B Vita Sackville-West

C Vanessa Bell

D Vir­ginia Woolf 7. Who played the pro­tag­o­nist in the BBC’s 1997 adap­ta­tion of Henry Field­ing’s clas­sic comic novel The His­tory of Tom Jones, a Foundling?

A Max Hast­ings

B Max Beesley

C Max Doohan

D Max Clif­ford

8. Filipino, the of­fi­cial lan­guage of the Philip­pines, is a stan­dard­ised form of which na­tive lan­guage?

A Madrog

B Ta­ga­log

C Ro­ga­loo

D Fan­ga­lot

9. In which field was English physi­cist Wil­liam Henry Fox Tal­bot pri­mar­ily re­garded as a pioneer?

A Film

B Pho­tog­ra­phy

C Tele­vi­sion

D Sound Record­ing

A Rank im­poses obli­ga­tion B Of his own ac­cord

C The rea­son for ex­is­tence D I think, there­fore I am

A Ted Hughes

B Sir John Bet­je­man C Sea­mus Heaney D Lau­rence Sail

12. How are artists Proesch and Pass­more better known?

A James and Phillip

B John and James

C Gil­bert and Ge­orge

D Thomas and Trevor

13. Which royal is cred­ited with pop­u­lar­is­ing the Christ­mas tree in Bri­tain?

A Ge­orge IV

B Prince Al­bert

C El­iz­a­beth I

D Ed­ward VII

14. Which French city was be­sieged by the English un­til Joan of Arc ar­rived?

A Li­mo­ges

B Paris

C Rouen

D Or­leans

15. Which duet from Lady Gaga and Ari­ana Grande re­cently topped the UK Sin­gles Chart?

A Shine on Me

B Rain on Me

C Drinks on Me

D Call on Me

Lady Gaga See Ques­tion 15 10. What does Rene Descartes’ fa­mous state­ment “Cog­ito ergo sum” mean? 11. Who was Poet Lau­re­ate from 1972 to 1984?

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