Black Country Bugle

General Knowledge Quiz


1. How is the houseplant Chlorophyt­um elatum better known?

A Venus flytrap B Cactus C Pampas plant D Spider plant

2. Which city is the seat of government of the Netherland­s?

A Amsterdam B Rotterdam C The Hague D Eindhoven

3. Which British novelist is best known for his 1951 book The Cruel Sea?

A Jules Verne B J.R.R. Tolkien C Nicholas Monsarrat D Richard Adams

4. By what name is the painter Domenikos Theotokopo­ulos better known?

A Dommy Theo B Kopoulos C El Cid D El Greco

5. Which Old Testament woman became the queen of the Persian king Ahasuerus?

A Mary B Esther C Jezebel D Ruth

6. What was the title of Lionel Richie’s only solo UK Number One hit single, in 1984?

A Endless Love B My Love C Hello D Closest Thing to Heaven

7. Which English poet and anthologis­t is best known for The Golden Treasury published in 1861?

A Samuel Taylor Coleridge B Francis Turner Palgrave C William Wordsworth D John Clare

8. Who wrote the classic adventure stories Treasure Island and Kidnapped?

A Robert Louis Stevenson B C.S. Lewis C Charles Reade D H. Rider Haggard

9. Which spin bowler became only the second Australian to take 300 Test wickets?

A Shane Wayne B Shane West C Shane Wallace D Shane Warne

10. Which famous waxmodelle­r opened a waxworks exhibition in London in 1802?

A Margaret Tussaud B Marie Tussaud C Melissa Tussaud D Miriam Tussaud

11. Which bird with a distinctiv­e call lays its eggs in the nests of other birds?

A Blackbird B Robin C Cuckoo D Swan

12. Who was the original host of the gameshow Catchphras­e?

A Des O’connor B Roy Walker C Les Dennis D Chris Evans

13. Tallahasse­e is the capital city of which southern US state?

A Florida B Texas C Georgia D Louisiana

14. Which English king was given the name Rufus due to his fiery complexion?

A William II B Henry I C Henry II D Edward III

15. What is the Italian name of the city of Turin?

A Milan B Trieste C Rome D Torino

 ?? ?? Lionel Richie See Question 6.
Lionel Richie See Question 6.

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