Gen­eral Knowl­edge Quiz

Manchester Evening News - - BRAIN TEASER -

1. Which world lead­ers met at the 1943 Casablanca Con­fer­ence?

A Stalin and Hitler B Cham­ber­lain and Hitler C Churchill and Roo­sevelt D Eisen­hower and Mont­gomery

2. What is the col­lec­tive name for a flock of goldfinche­s?

A A charm B A swoop C A lock D A flinch

3. By what name is the tree Picea abies, most com­monly used as a Christ­mas tree, bet­ter known?

A Dutch Spruce B Swedish Fir C Nor­way spruce D Pol­ish Spruce

4. Who was the Queen of the Nether­lands from 1948 to 1980?

A B C D Ge­or­giana Ju­liana Phillip­ina Maria

5. What is the cap­i­tal of Brazil?

A Rio de Janeiro B Brasilia C Sal­vador D Sao Paulo

6. What is the ti­tle of Se­lena Gomez’s re­cent UK top ten sin­gle, the first to be taken from her new al­bum due for re­lease in Jan­uary?

A Want You to Love Me B Lose You to Love Me C Take You to Love Me D Have You to Love Me

7. Who won a Best Di­rec­tor Os­car for his 1940 adap­ta­tion of John Stein­beck’s The Grapes of Wrath?

A Al­fred Hitch­cock B John Ford C Michael Cur­tiz D Billy Wilder

8. Which an­cient for­est of Not­ting­hamshire is fa­mous for its as­so­ci­a­tions with Robin Hood?

A The New For­est B Sher­wood For­est C The For­est of Dean D Dyfi For­est

9. Which large aquatic ro­dent builds lodges and dams?

A Vole B Rat C Beaver D Chip­munk

10. In which year did the Gen­eral Strike take place in Bri­tain?

A 1920 B 1926 C 1936 D 1919

11. In which coun­try is the in­dus­trial city of Kawasaki?

A China B Ja­pan C Thai­land D Korea

12. Which tennis player won the Men’s Sin­gles ti­tle at the 1997 Aus­tralian Open?

A Tim Hen­man B An­dre Agassi C Boris Becker D Pete Sam­pras

13. Who played Nora Batty in TV’s Last Of The Sum­mer Wine?

A Kathy Staff B Linda Staff C Betty Staff D Irene Staff

14. Which of the X-Men used a pack of play­ing cards as am­mu­ni­tion in com­bat?

A Wolver­ine B Storm C Rogue D Gam­bit

15. What was the name of the band in That Thing You Do! di­rected by Tom Hanks?

A The Beats B The Won­ders C The Whirl­winds D The Hit­sters

Se­lena Gomez See Ques­tion 6.

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