Harefield Gazette

General Knowledge Quiz


1. 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

2. Which Christian period of fasting and penance begins on Ash Wednesday? A Ramadan B Easter C Lent D Advent

3. Who wrote The Caretaker in 1960?

A Arthur Miller B Sylvia Plath C Norman Mailer D Harold Pinter

4. Who wrote The English Constituti­on in 1867?

A Walter Bagehot B William Wycherley C Queen Victoria D Lord Salisbury

5. Which fruit from the tree Ficus carica is known for its laxative properties? A Plum B Pear C Fig D Apple

6. Which Netflix crime drama series stars Jason Bateman as money launderer Marty Byrde? A Lucifer B Good Girls C Better Call Saul D Ozark

7. Which Dominican monk who was head of the Spanish Inquisitio­n was largely responsibl­e for the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492? A Diego de Torquemada B Pablo de Torquemada C Tomás de Torquemada D Fernando de Torquemada

8. Which group had a number one hit single in 1980 with Super Trouper?

A ABBA B Bucks Fizz C Blondie D Duran Duran

9. What was the nickname of Pete Mitchell, the character played by Tom Cruise in Top Gun? A Goose B Iceman C Maverick D Cougar 10. Which imported adult drama series was set in Wentworth Detention Centre? A Prisoner: Cell Block H B Scrubs C Bad Girls D Cons

11. What name is given to the nomadic peoples of the Syrian and Arabian deserts?

A Shukran B Lailan C Anaizan D Bedouin

12. The film Natural Born Killers was written by Quentin Tarantino and directed by which other filmmaker?

A Robert Rodriguez B Kevin Smith C Oliver Stone D Spike Lee

13. Which crustacean is known for its habit of occupying empty snail shells?

A Spider crab B Lobster C Hermit crab D Sand crab

14. Oscar winner Jamie Foxx starred as a hapless taxi driver in which thriller directed by Michael Mann? A Miami Vice B Stealth C Heat D Collateral

15. Which star of Waiting For God was a regular in A Very Peculiar Practice?

A Graham Crowden B George Muckden C Jeremy Roberts D Geoff Fisher

 ?? ?? Jason Bateman See Question 6
Jason Bateman See Question 6

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