Gen­eral Knowl­edge Quiz

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1. Which US gov­ern­ment depart­ment is rep­re­sented by the ini­tials CIA?

A Crim­i­nal In­ves­tiga­tive Agency B Cen­tral In­ter­nal Author­ity C Cen­tral In­tel­li­gence Agency D Crime Ini­tia­tive As­so­ci­a­tion

2. Which ‘an­gry young man’ wrote the nov­els Lucky Jim and The Old Devils?

A Kings­ley Amis B John Wain C John Braine D Stan Barstow

3. Of which moun­tain sys­tem is Mount Ger­la­chovka the high­est peak?

A The Alps B The Carpathi­ans C The Pyre­nees D The Cairn Gorm

4. Which acute vi­ral in­fec­tion killed about 20 mil­lion peo­ple in an epi­demic in 1918-19?

A Typhoid B In­fluenza C Hep­ati­tis D Rubella

5. Who was the last Saxon king of Eng­land?

A Ed­ward the Mar­tyr B Harold II C Edgar D Al­fred the Great

6. Which ac­tor com­pletes the trio of judges on the new BBC One tal­ent show The Great­est Dancer, along­side singer Ch­eryl and for­mer Strictly pro­fes­sional Oti Mabuse?

A Al­fonso Ribeiro B Donny Os­mond C Matthew Mor­ri­son D Drew Lachey

7. What was Bruce Wil­lis’s char­ac­ter in the TV se­ries Moon­light­ing called?

A David Ad­di­son B Michael Fox C Barry Frank D Joey Ritchie

8. Af­ter which Ro­man gen­eral was the Fabian So­ci­ety named?

A Fabia Ma­jes­tica B Fabium Im­pe­ria C Fabius Max­imus D Fabias Re­galis

9. Who played Jim Phelps in TV’S Mis­sion: Im­pos­si­ble?

A Richard Graves B Robert Graves C Peter Graves D Mar­shall Graves

10. Which great English Meta­phys­i­cal poet was ap­pointed Dean of St Paul’s in 1621?

A Sir Wal­ter Raleigh B Ben Jon­son C An­drew Marvell D John Donne

11. Which for­mer viceroy of In­dia was the great-grand­son of Queen Vic­to­ria?

A Earl Mount­bat­ten B Earl Snow­don C Earl Stans­gate D Earl Sal­is­bury

12. Which me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal in­stru­ment was in­vented by Evan­ge­lista Tor­ri­celli?

A Weather cock B Mer­cury barom­e­ter C Wind Sock D Tor­ri­celli me­ter

13. What is the cap­i­tal of Colom­bia?

A Pa­payan B Bogota C Maniza­les D Cara­cas

14. Which Liver­pool rock band re­leased an al­bum en­ti­tled Mother Na­ture Calls?

A Cast B Oa­sis C Ocean Colour Scene D Blur

15. Who sailed around the world in the Gipsy Moth IV?

A Frank Butcher B Fran­cis Don­caster C Frank Rogers D Fran­cis Chich­ester

Oti Mabuse See Ques­tion 6.

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