Loughborough Echo

General Knowledge Quiz

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1. Who wrote the song White Christmas?

A Irving Berlin

B Bing Crosby

C Cole Porter

D George Gershwin

2. Which car manufactur­er made the model Elan?

A Ferrari

B Porsche

C Fiat

D Lotus

3. With which form of abstract art is British painter Bridget Riley associated?

A Pop art

B Op art

C Abstract art

D Naïve art

4. Who starred as Bridget Jones’s mum in the 2001 and 2004 films? A Celia Imrie

B Judi Dench

C Gemma Jones

D Miranda Richardson

5. Which English explorer, who made three attempts to discover the Northwest Passage, gave his name to a bay on Baffin Island? A Martin Frobisher

B James Cook

C Walter Raleigh

D Francis Drake

6. Edward James Olmos starred in which American military science fiction television series?

A Invasion

B Stargate: SG1

C Babylon 5

D Battlestar Galactica

Edward James Olmos See Question 6.

7. Which American actress played Major ‘Hotlips’ Houlihan in M*A*S*H?

A Loretta Swit

B Gloria Swit

C Tracy Swit

D Rachel Swit

8. What is the name of the prefabrica­ted bridge built from interchang­eable and interlocki­ng sections invented in World War II by a British engineer?

A Haig bridge

B Monty bridge

C Bailey bridge

D Frankie bridge

9. Which Asiatic people were led by Genghis Khan and Kublai Khan?

A Chinese

B Indians

C Mongols

D Japanese 10. Which TV comedy drama about the Territoria­l Army was set in Roker Bridge?

A Soldier, Soldier

B A Soldier’s Life

C All Quiet on the Preston Front D The Northern Front

11. The flag of which American state bears the legend ‘December 7, 1787’?

A Kansas B Delaware C Nebraska D Georgia

12. Which English Benedictin­e monk and missionary is known as the Apostle of Germany?

A St Patrick B St Benedict C St Boniface D St John

13. With which war is Florence Nightingal­e chiefly associated? A The Crimean War

B The Great War

C The Zulu Wars

D The Napoleonic Wars

14. Who won four women’s track events at the 1948 Olympics?

A Stella Walsh

B Charlotte Cooper

C Fanny Blankers-Koen

D Maria Oberbreyer

15. For which fictional hero did Alexander Selkirk provide the model?

A Gulliver

B Robinson Crusoe

C Bilbo Baggins

D Lucky Jim

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