Gen­eral Knowledge Quiz

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1. Which word de­scribes the pas­sage of all or part of an as­tro­nom­i­cal body into the shadow of another?

A El­lip­sis

B Erad­i­ca­tion

C Eclipse

D El­low

2. What sort of crea­ture is a puffer?

A A fish

B A mam­mal

C A rep­tile

D An in­sect

3. Which Greek shipowner mar­ried Jackie Kennedy in 1968? A Do­mini­cus Theossis

B Aris­to­tle Onas­sis

C Aris­to­sis Oran­tho­sis

D Theo­sis Aris

4. Which dy­nasty has ruled the Nether­lands since 1815?

A The House of Or­ange

B The House of Am­s­ter­dam

C The House of the Tulip D The House of Van Dyck

5. Who has pre­sented Give Us a Clue and Child’s Play?

A Michael Barrymore

B Philip Schofield

C Michael Aspel

D Bruce Forsyth

6. What is the ti­tle of the lat­est al­bum from US singer Charlie Puth?

A High­notes

B Voicenotes

C Foot­notes

D Ban­knotes

7. Which Greek let­ter de­notes the ra­tio of the cir­cum­fer­ence of a cir­cle to its di­am­e­ter?

A Al­pha

B Omega

C Beta

D Pi

8. Which No­bel Prize-win­ning novelist is best known for And Quiet Flows the Don?

A Mikhail Gor­bachev

B Mikhail Kas­parov

C Mikhail Salan­sky

D Mikhail Sholokhov

9. Spele­ol­ogy is the study and ex­plo­ration of which nat­u­ral phe­nom­ena?

A Wa­ter­falls

B Moun­tains

C Vol­ca­noes

D Caves 10. Who wrote the ballet Giselle? A Adolphe Adam

B Adam Adel­phi

C Adrian Adams

D Adolf Adel­phi

11. In which con­stel­la­tion is Reg­u­lus the bright­est star? A Lit­tle Bear

B South­ern Cross

C Leo

D Orion

12. What is the usual colour of the flow­ers of a labur­num?

A Red

B Yel­low

C Blue

D Purple

13. How is the salad plant Lac­tuca sativa com­monly known?

A Cab­bage

B Let­tuce

C Broccoli

D Cau­li­flower

14. Who di­rected the violent New York gang film The War­riors in 1979?

A Martin Scors­ese

B Fran­cis Ford Cop­pola

C Charles Aid­man

D Wal­ter Hill

15. Which Chan­nel 4 thriller se­ries, set in 1945 Lon­don, stars Emma Ap­ple­ton as a re­luc­tant spy named Feef, and Kee­ley Hawes as her boss?

A He­len Dorn

B Bad Banks

C Traitors

D Grey­zone

Ac­tor Kee­ley Hawes See Ques­tion 15

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