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General Knowledge Quiz


1. What was the profession of Sir George Gilbert Scott? A Painter

B Architect

C Composer

D Poet

2. What sort of creature is an oystercatc­her?

A A fish

B A bird

C A mammal

D A snake

3. Which Brookside character returned in 1997 after a long break from the Close?

A Jimmy Corkhill

B Little Jimmy Corkhill

C Barry Grant

D Sinbad

4. What sort of creature is an argali?

A A wild horse B A wild sheep C A wild rabbit D A wild cat

5. Which percussion instrument that originated in China is also known as a tam-tam?

A Bongo

B Gong

C Cymbal

D Triangle

6. What is the title of the latest album from UB40, featuring Ali Campbell and Astro?

A Unpreceden­ted B Unforeseen C Unstoppabl­e D Unusual

7. Who starred in the films Coffee and Cigarettes (2004) and Romance & Cigarettes (2006)?

A Susan Sarandon

B Steve Buscemi

C John Goodman

D Nicolas Cage

8. What was the popular name for the scandal that forced the resignatio­n of Richard Nixon in 1974?

A Highgate

B Margate

C Watergate

D Nixongate

9. Which admiral was mortally wounded when commanding the British fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar?

A Horatio Nelson

B Herbert Belson

C Horace Kelson

D George Telson 10. Which modern standup comedian is famous for hanging around with badgers? A Vic Reeves

B Jack Dee

C Harry Hill

D Eddie Izzard

11. Who had a top ten hit single in 1961 with Halfway To Paradise?

A David Bowie

B John Lennon

C Bob Dylan

D Billy Fury

12. Which German composer collaborat­ed with Bertolt Brecht on The Threepenny Opera?

A Isaac Albeniz

B Kurt Weill

C Josef Hauer

D Zoltan Kodaly

13. Which Scottish location was the scene of the last pitched battle to be fought in Britain?

A Marsden

B Baydon

C Culloden

D Stirling

14. On which great river does the German city of Cologne stand?

A Elbe

B Danube

C Rhine

D Weser

15. To which animal family does the kinkajou belong?

A Raccoon B Snake C Parrot D Dolphin

 ?? ?? Ali Campbell See Question 6.
Ali Campbell See Question 6.

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