Harefield Gazette

General Knowledge Quiz


1. Who wrote the novel Daniel Deronda? A Mrs Gaskell B Charles Kingsley C George Eliot D Anthony Trollope

2. How is the houseplant Chlorophyt­um elatum better known?

A Venus flytrap B Cactus C Pampas plant D Spider plant

3. 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

4. Which British novelist is best known for his 1951 book The Cruel Sea? A Jules Verne B JRR Tolkien C Nicholas Monsarrat D Richard Adams

5. By what name is the painter Domenikos Theotokopo­ulos better known? A Dommy Theo B Kopoulos C El Cid D El Greco

6. Gal Gadot, the actress who starred in the 2017 superhero movie Wonder Woman, was born in which country? A Canada B France C Argentina D Israel

Gal Gadot See Question 6

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

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

8. 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

9. 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 10. Which city is the seat of government of the Netherland­s? A Amsterdam B Rotterdam C The Hague D Eindhoven

11. Which famous wax-modeller opened a waxworks exhibition in London in 1802? A Margaret Tussaud B Marie Tussaud C Melissa Tussaud D Miriam Tussaud

12. Which bird with a distinctiv­e call lays its eggs in the nests of other birds? A Blackbird B Robin C Cuckoo D Swan

13. Which Old Testament woman became the queen of the Persian king Ahasuerus? A Mary B Esther C Jezebel D Ruth

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

A Florida B Texas C Georgia D Louisiana

15. 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

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