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General Knowledge Quiz


1. How is the character Simon Templar better known?

A The Phantom

B The Angel

C The Saint

D The Devil

2. What Roman goddess is equivalent to the Greek Aphrodite?

A Pluto

B Venus

C Mars

D Neptune

3. Which Russian novelist wrote Oblomov?

A Vladimir Nabokov

B Anton Chekhov

C Feodor Sologub

D Ivan Goncharov

4. What is the common name of the flower Bellis perennis?

A Daisy

B Rose

C Poppy

D Bluebell

5. In which European country is the resort of Antibes?

A Spain

B France

C Italy

D Greece

6. What was the name of the 2021 BBC2 one-off drama about a married couple’s woes during COVID which starred Sharon Horgan and James McAvoy?

A Separate

B Apart

C Together

D Close

7. Which male vocalist’s number one hits include Travellin’ Light, Please Don’t Tease and The Minute You’re Gone?

A Billy Fury

B Adam Faith

C Alvin Stardust

D Cliff Richard

8. Which partnershi­p produced operettas such as The Mikado and The Pirates of Penzance?

A Simon and Garfunkel

B Lloyd-Webber and Rice

C Richards and Richardson

D Gilbert and Sullivan

9. Which area of France along the Gironde estuary contains the famous Chateau Latour vineyard?

A Medoc

B Burgundy

C Bordeaux

D Champagne

10. Craig Charles presented which metal-crunching gameshow on BBC2?

A Gladiators

B Metal War

C Heavy Metal

D Robot Wars

11. Which year saw the birth of Isaac Newton and the death of Galileo?

A 1601

B 1678

C 1701

D 1642

12. What type of painting is identified by speed, fluidity and colour washing?

A Watercolou­r painting

B Oil painting

C Acrylic painting

D Powder painting

13. Which English king was beheaded in 1649?

A Charles I

B Charles II

C James I

D Alfred I

14. Who wanted to have Dinner with Gershwin in 1987?

A Dina Carroll

B Tina Turner

C Aretha Franklin

D Donna Summer

15. Who was the inventor of the ZX Spectrum home computer?

A Clive James

B Clive Sinclair

C Clive Anderson

D Clive Spectrum

 ??  ?? Sharon Horgan See Question 6
Sharon Horgan See Question 6

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