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  1. 1. 10000 quiz questions and answers 10000 general knowledge questions and answers
  2. 2. 10000 general knowledge questions and answers No Questions Quiz 1 Answers 1 Carl and the Passions changed band name to what Beach Boys 2 How many rings on the Olympic flag Five 3 What colour is vermilion a shade of Red 4 King Zog ruled which country Albania 5 What colour is Spock's blood Green 6 Where in your body is your patella Knee ( it's the kneecap ) 7 Where can you find London bridge today USA ( Arizona ) 8 What spirit is mixed with ginger beer in a Moscow mule Vodka 9 Who was the first man in space Yuri Gagarin 10 What would you do with a Yashmak Wear it - it's an Arab veil 11 Who betrayed Jesus to the Romans Judas Escariot 12 Which animal lays eggs Duck billed platypus 13 On television what was Flipper Dolphin 14 Who's band was The Quarrymen John Lenon 15 Which was the most successful Grand National horse Red Rum 16 Who starred as the Six Million Dollar Man Lee Majors 17 In the song Waltzing Matilda - What is a Jumbuck Sheep 18 Who was Dan Dare's greatest enemy in the Eagle Mekon 19 What is Dick Grayson better known as Robin (Batman and Robin) 20 What was given on the fourth day of Christmas Calling birds 21 What was Skippy ( on TV ) The bush kangaroo 22 What does a funambulist do Tightrope walker 23 What is the name of Dennis the Menace's dog Gnasher 24 What are bactrians and dromedaries Camels (one hump or two) 25 Who played The Fugitive David Jason 26 Who was the King of Swing Benny Goodman 27 Who was the first man to fly across the channel Louis Bleriot 28 Who starred as Rocky Balboa Sylvester Stallone 29 In which war was the charge of the Light Brigade Crimean 30 Who invented the television John Logie Baird 31 Who would use a mashie niblick Golfer 32 In the song who killed Cock Robin Sparrow 33 What do deciduous trees do Lose their leaves in winter 34 In golf what name is given to the No 3 wood Spoon 35 If you has caries who would you consult Dentist - its tooth decay 36 What other name is Mellor’s famously known by Lady Chatterlys Lover 37 What did Jack Horner pull from his pie Plum 38 How many feet in a fathom Six 39 which film had song Springtime for Hitler The Producers 40 Name the legless fighter pilot of ww2 Douglas Bader 41 What was the name of inn in Treasure Island Admiral Benbow 42 What was Erich Weiss better known as Harry Houdini 43 Who sailed in the Nina - Pinta and Santa Maria Christopher Columbus 44 Which leader died in St Helena Napoleon Bonaparte 45 Who wrote Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell 46 What does ring a ring a roses refer to The Black Death 47 Whose nose grew when he told a lie Pinocchio 48 Who has won the most Oscars Walt Disney 49 What would a Scotsman do with a spurtle Eat porridge (it’s a spoon) 50 Which award has the words for valour on it Victoria Cross Page 2
  3. 3. 10000 general knowledge questions and answers No Questions Quiz 1 Answers 51 If you had pogonophobia what would you be afraid of Beards 52 Who would take silk as part of their job Barrister 53 Who won an Oscar for the African Queen Bogart 54 Who sang the theme song in 9 to 5 Dolly Parton 55 What in business terms is the IMF International Monetary Fund 56 Ringo Star narrates which children's TV series Thomas the tank engine 57 Which country grows the most fruit China 58 Which company is owned by Bill Gates Microsoft 59 What would you do with a maris piper Eat it - it’s a potato 60 In Casablanca what is the name of the nightclub Rick's 61 What was the first James Bond book Casino Royal 62 What kind of animal is a lurcher Dog 63 What is the currency of Austria Schilling 64 What is the Islamic equal to the red cross Red Crescent 65 In fable who sold a cow for five beans Jack ( and grew a beanstalk ) 66 How did Alfred Nobel make his money He invented Dynamite 67 Who was the first man to run a sub four minute mile Roger Bannister 68 What are Munroes Mountains in Scotland 69 Which car company makes the Celica Toyota 70 Air Lingus is the national airline of which country Republic of Ireland or Eire 71 Who discovered radium The Curies 72 What does an alopecia sufferer lack Hair 73 Who painted The Haywain John Constable 74 Triskadeccaphobia is the fear of what Number 13 75 What is a baby rabbit called Kit or Kitten 76 Which country had The Dauphin as a ruler France 77 Who did Michael Caine play in the Ipcress File (both names) Harry Palmer 78 Who won Euro song contest Save All Your Kisses For Me Brotherhood of Man 79 Which country had the guns of Naverone installed Turkey 80 Ictheologists study what Fish 81 What is a Winston Churchill Cigar 82 Who or what lives in a formicarium Ants 83 What type of acid is used in car batteries Sulphuric 84 It’s a flock of sheep what's a group of owls called Parliament 85 What animal would you find in a form Hare 86 Who in books and films was the man of bronze Doc Savage 87 Who was Stan Laurels partner Oliver Hardy 88 What kind of food is Cullan Skink Fish 89 What is classified by the A B O system Blood Groups 90 What plant does the Colorado beetle attack Potato 91 Where did the Pied Piper play Hamlin 92 To where in France do the sick make pilgrimages Lourdes 93 In which city was the famous black hole Calcutta 94 Christopher Cockerel invented what Hovercraft 95 Ray Bolger played who in The Wizard of Oz Scarecrow 96 Sabotage is French - What did the saboteurs use Shoes - sabot means shoe 97 Which part of the human body contains the most gold Toenails 98 If you had rubella what would you have caught German Measles 99 Mohs scale hardest substance is diamond - what's the softest Talc 100 La Giaconda is better known as what Mona Lisa Page 3
  4. 4. 10000 general knowledge questions and answers No Questions Quiz 2 Answers 1 Who wrote the Opera Madam Butterfly Puccini 2 What links - Goa - Kerula - Assam - Bihar India 3 Eric Arthur Blaire was the real name of which author George Orwell 4 Names - Baker Cook obvious what did Cordwainer do Shoemaker 5 Which country do Sinologists study China 6 Rudy Stevens became famous under which name Barbara Stanwyck 7 Which non alcoholic cordial is made from pomegranates Grenadine 8 What is Orchesis - either professional or amateur Art of Dancing 9 Taken literally what should you see in a Hippodrome Horses 10 Who wrote the Man in the Iron Mask Alexander Dumas 11 Which 1993 Disney film starred Bet Middler as a witch Hocus Pocus 12 Who piloted the first flight across the English channel Louis Bleriot 13 What was the first James Bond film Dr No 14 What 1991 film won best film, actor, actress, director Oscars Silence of the Lambs 15 What was the capital of Ethiopia Addis Ababa 16 Aescapalious emblem staff snake Greek Roman god of what Medicine 17 Giacomo Agostini - 122 Grand Prix 15 world titles what sport Motorcycle Racing 18 What is the largest state in the USA Alaska 19 Led Deighton trilogy Game Set Match What 3 Capitals Berlin MexicoLondon 20 Alan Stuart Konigsberg famous as who Woody Allen 21 Which human rights organisation founded 1961 got Nobel 1977 Amnesty International 22 Whose autobiography was The long walk to Freedom Nelson Mandela 23 What was discovered in 1922 by Howard Carter Tutankamen tomb 24 Clyde Tonbaugh discovered what planet in 1930 Pluto 25 Who won the women's heptathlon at Seoul in 1988 Jackie Joyner-Kersey 26 Who wrote Northanger Abbey Jayne Austin 27 Who ran through the streets naked crying Eureka Archimedes 28 Who composed the Brandeberg concertos full names Johan Sebastian Bach 29 Who won the World Series in 1987 Minnesota twins 30 What is the correct term of address to the Pope Your Holiness 31 In which city was Alexander Graham Bell born in 1847 Edinburgh 32 Who composed the ballets Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker Tchaikovsky 33 AG Bell opened school in Boston in 1872 for Teachers of what The Deaf 34 Benjamin Kubelsky 1894 fame as what comedian Jack Benny 35 In the Old Testament what book comes between Obadiah - Micah Jonah 36 Robin Williams dressed in drag for which 1993 film Mrs Doubtfire 37 Which chess piece could be a member of the church Bishop 38 Which German word means lightning war used in WW2 Blitzkrieg 39 Broccoli belongs to what family of plants Cabbage 40 Who designed the first Iron ship the Great Britain in 1845 I. Kingdom Brunel 41 Whose boat Bluebird was recently raised from Coniston water Donald Campbell 42 in 1951 which (of two) car companies introduced power steering Buick - Chrysler 43 Who wrote Catch 22 (both names) Joseph Heller 44 Which country set up the world’s first chemistry lab in 1650 Netherlands 45 What links the names Botvinik, Tal, Karpov, Fischer Chess World Champs 46 What is the national flower of Japan Chrysanthemum 47 Bombardier Billy Wells was seen on many Rank films - why Hit Gong 48 Where in France do claret wines come from Bordeaux 49 What did mathematician John Napier invent in 1614 Logarithms 50 What was the world’s first high level programming language 1957 IBM FORTRAN Page 4
  5. 5. 10000 general knowledge questions and answers No Questions Quiz 2 Answers 51 Consumption was the former name of which disease Tuberculosis 52 Which American state is nicknamed The Diamond State Delaware 53 What are the Sirocco, Mistral and Chinook Winds 54 Who wrote about Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl 55 Who, at USA customs declared, nothing but my genius Oscar Wilde 56 Issur Danielovitch became famous a who Kirk Douglas 57 Who sailed in the Golden Hind Sir Francis Drake 58 What was the name of the plantation in Gone with the Wind Tara 59 Who won the 1988 Superbowl Washington Redskins 60 Which group believes in The Great Architect of the Universe Freemasons 61 Robert Alan Zimmerman real name of who Bob Dylan 62 Processed Galena produces which metal Lead 63 Who wrote Gulliver’s Travels (both names) Jonathon Swift 64 What is a Ha Ha Sunken Fence 65 In Japan what is Seppuku Hari Kari - suicide 66 Who discovered blood circulation William Harvey 67 The dunnock is another name for which common bird Hedge Sparrow 68 If someone said they were from Hellas - which country Greece 69 Who was the son of Zeus and Maia - Gods Messenger Hermes 70 Roy Scherer jr became famous as who Rock Hudson 71 Who wrote Brave New World (full name) Aldus Huxley 72 What links Calabria, Liguria, Puglia and Veneto Regions of Italy 73 Which city in Rajasthan has riding breeches named after it Jodhpur 74 Portugal has had six Kings with what first name John 75 What martial arts name means gentle way Judo 76 Jean Claude Killy famous in which sport Skiing 77 Kimberlite contains what precious item Diamonds 78 Who directed Dr Strangelove - 2001 - The Shining (full name) Stanley Kubrick 79 Rene Lalique - Art Nouveau designer worked what material Glass 80 Who created the children's land of Narnia and Lion Witch Wardrobe Clive Staples Lewis 81 What animal lives in a drey Squirrel 82 Why is Louise Brown - born 1978 famous First test tube baby 83 The title of whose book translates as my struggle Adolf Hitler 84 Anna Mary Robinson - famous American painter - what name Grandma Moses 85 In which country would you find the Negev desert Israel 86 Which character has been played by the most actors Sherlock Holmes 87 In Greek mythology a Hamadryads spirit guarded what Trees 88 Jocasta was the wife of Laius and the mother of who Oedipus 89 Who wrote The Rights of Man - and The Age of Reason Thomas Paine 90 What is the capital of Sicily Palermo 91 What was invented by Dr Edward Land in 1947 Polaroid 92 Syd Barett, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason - Group Pink Floyd 93 Carlo Collodi created which famous children's character Pinocchio 94 What is mainly extracted from pitchblende Uranium 95 Which connects Delft, Sevres, Wedgwood, Chelsea Porcelain 96 Which country introduced the worlds first diesel loco in 1912 Germany 97 in 1656 Christian Huygens invented what type of timekeeper Pendulum clock 98 Duvali, Dushira and Holi are religious days in which religion Hindu 99 In what industry did John Davidson Rockefeller get rich Oil 100 The Mau Mau were terrorists in which country late 50s early 60s Kenya Page 5
  6. 6. 10000 general knowledge questions and answers No Questions Quiz 3 Answers 1 What movie cast included James Garner, Richard Attenbourough, The Great Escape Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasance, James Coburn, Gordon Jackson, Angus McPhee among many others 2 If you suffer from epistaxis what is wrong Nosebleed 3 In which book would you find the manservant Pas Partout Around the world in 80 days 4 What animals name translates as water horse Hippopotamus 5 In Greek mythology who killed the Gorgon Perseus 6 Which two metals are alloyed to make pewter Tin and Lead 7 In 1899 the Eastman company in the USA produced first what Kodak 1 - hand held roll film cam 8 What links - Sarte, Neitzsche, Russell and Decartes Philosophers 9 In 1643 Evangalisa Torichelli invented the first what Barometer 10 Which Spanish painter has first exhibition at 16 - also 4 year blue Pablo Picasso 11 Where did the mutineers of the Bounty settle Pitcairn Islands 12 What is the longest river in Italy Po 13 What does a polyandric women have more than one of Husband 14 What links Brazil, Uruguay, Mozambique and Angola Colonies of Portugal 15 What is the American equivalent of the Irish Poteen Moonshine 16 Who was the last king of Troy killed by Achilles son Pyrrhus Priam 17 In 1911 the archaeologist Hiram Bingham discovered what lost city Machu Picchu 18 Who won the Superbowl in 1989 San Francisco 49 ers 19 Who wrote the book Billy Budd also Moby Dick Herman Melville 20 Which highwayman rode the horse Black Bess Dick Turpin 21 Barry Allen was the alter ego of which DC comic superhero The Flash 22 In 1901 which brand of car was seen for the first time Mercedes 23 Brisbane is the state capital of which SE Australian state Queensland 24 In Norse mythology what is the name of the ultimate battle Ragnarok 25 In 1890 the first electric what opened in London Underground railway 26 Who wrote the children's novel Swallows and Amazons Arthur Ransom 27 Oil seed rape belongs to which plant family Mustard 28 Which Norwegian politicians name became a word for traitor Vidkun Quisling 29 What is the capitol of Morocco Rabat 30 What shape were the sailors plates in Nelsons navy Square Thus Square meal 31 What religion links Weasak, Dhrammacacka, and Bhodi day Buddhist 32 Linus Torwalds invented and wrote what Linux computer operating system 33 The bander macaque has which commoner name Rhesus Monkey 34 Zambia and Zimbabwe used to be called what Rhodesia 35 What is the staple food of one third of the worlds population Rice 36 Paul Robeson the singer of old man river had what profession Lawyer 37 Rene Laennac invented which aid for doctors in 1810 Stethoscope 38 Jagger, Richards, Wyman, Jones, Watts, Stewart - which band The Rolling Stones 39 What digit does not exist in Roman Numerals Zero 40 Who was nicknames The desert Fox (both Names) Erwin Rommel 41 What aid to archaeologists from 197 bc was found in Egypt 1799 Rosetta Stone 42 Which annual sporting event between 2 teams started in 1829 The University Boat Race 43 Who was the jeweller to the Russian Court famous Easter eggs Faberge 44 What type of food is Taramasalata Cured /smoked cod roe 45 What links Samuel Delaney, Fredrick Pohl, Harlan Ellison Science Fiction 46 Randolph Crane became famous as which cowboy actor Randolph Scott 47 Ageusia is the loss of which sense Taste 48 Which Irish political parties name translates as we ourselves Sein Fein 49 Henry Ford used assembly line in 1908 but someone before 1901 Ransome Olds 50 Who performed the first heart transplant in South Africa Christian Barnard Page 6
  7. 7. 10000 general knowledge questions and answers No Questions Quiz 3 Answers 51 What is the common name for the star Sirius Dog Star 52 What calculating aid was invented by William Oughtred in 1662 Slide Rule 53 Which Athenian philosopher wrote nothing - immortalised by Plato Socrates 54 Who designed the WW 1 plane Camel and co designed Hurricane Thomas Octave Murdoch Sopwith 55 Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull were born in which US state South Dakota 56 In 1666 Jesuit Bark was used as a prevention against what Malaria 57 In 1971 which USA space probe was first to orbit another planet Mariner 9 58 What links Catalonia, Andalusia, Cantabria, Galicia Regions of Spain 59 Ingemar Stenmark won record 85 world cup races in what sport Skiing 60 Who wrote the music for the ballets Firebird and Rites of Spring Igor Stravinsky 61 What common legal item literally means under penalty Subpoena 62 Who was the only person to win world titles on bikes and cars John Surtees 63 What is the oldest swimming stroke Breaststroke 16th century 64 Which European country is divided into areas called Cantons Switzerland 65 Which medical tool was developed by Sanctorius in 1612 Thermometer 66 What weapon was invented by Ernest Swinton used in 1916 Tank 67 Which mythological King chained grapes rose water fell Tantalus 68 Who created Tarzan (all names) in 1914 Edgar Rice Burroughs 69 Camellia Sinesis evergreen shrub better known as what Tea 70 In 1901 who first transmitted radio signals across Atlantic Marconi 71 Who won six consecutive Wimbledon titles in the 1980s Martina Navratilova 72 What Italian building material translates as baked earth Terracotta 73 What links Buddy Holly, Lyndon Johnston, Janice Joplin State of Texas 74 Which eponymous character was Thane of Cawder Glaimes Macbeth 75 Who wrote the 39 steps (both names) John Buchan 76 Who won the Superbowl in 1987 New York Giants 77 What is the food tofu made from Soya Bean Curd – via Soya milk 78 Who was the son of Poseidon and Ampherite Triton 79 Annie Mae Bullock became famous under which name (both) Tina Turner 80 What linked Armenia, Georgia, Latvia and Moldavia USSR 81 What is the state capitol of New Jersey Trenton 82 Who won an Oscar for best supporting actor in Spartacus 1960 Peter Ustinov 83 What was invented by James Dewer in 1872 Vacuum or thermos flask 84 Who was the Roman goddess of the hearth Vesta 85 Viticulture is the growing of what plants Vines 86 In 1953 what was first successfully transmitted in the USA Colour Television 87 Who wrote the Thin Man in 1934 (both names) Dashiell Hammett 88 Angel falls Venezuela Highest but where second Highest Yosemite USA 89 Whitcome Judson in 1891 invented what for fastening shoes Zip Fastener 90 Who sold Louisiana to the USA in 1803 Napoleon 91 Gregory Pincus, John Rock, Gerhart Domangk developed what Oral Contraceptive 92 The Gloucester E 28/39 first flew in 1941 - what was unusual Whittle Jet Engine 93 Women compete between USA and UK in Wightman Cup - Sport Tennis 94 Woolworth's - the 5 /10 cent store started in which us state 1979 Lancaster Pennsylvania 95 Which actress starred in the original King Kong in 1933 (both) Fay Wray 96 Except Australia 1 New Zealand 1 USA all since 1870 want? America's Cup 97 What's missing from ale that’s included in beer Hops 98 Until 1971 what was the name of Zaire Congo 99 Karl Lienstater discovered which medical breakthrough in 1901 ABO Blood Groups 100 Who is the only American president elected unopposed George Washington 1798 1792 Page 7
  8. 8. 10000 general knowledge questions and answers No Questions Quiz 4 Answers 1 Which countries men use the most deodorant Japan 2 Who played Billy the Kid in The Left Handed Gun Paul Newman 3 What was the first credit card Diners Club 4 What links Humphry Davie, Michael Faraday, Madam Curie Poisoned by chemicals work 5 Hippophagic society members support what Eating horsemeat 6 What did Britain swap Havana for with Spain in 1763 Florida 7 What is the crime of embracery Jury Bribing 8 Which country made the worlds first feature film in 1906 Australia Story of Kelly gang 9 Who wrote Gentlemen Prefer Blonds Anita Loos 10 What was Norman Bates hobby in Psycho Stuffing birds 11 What was Casanovas day job Librarian 12 Where is the worlds largest gold depository Federal reserve bank Manhattan 13 Why did the state of Indiana ban Robin Hood in 1953 Communist – rob rich 14 Angelo Scicilano better know as who Charles Atlas 15 How did George II die Fell off toilet 16 What did Marlon Brando and George C Scott refuse Oscars 17 Why was convict 2599 unusual in Pen State prison 1924 Dog doing life for killing cat 18 What is 6 inches bigger in Summer Eiffel tower 19 What two ingredients make the dish angels on horseback Oysters - wrapped in Bacon 20 What was Charles Dickens last (unfinished) novel Mystery of Edwin Drood 21 Which sea on Earth has no beaches Sargasso sea 22 Reuben Tice died trying to invent a machine to do what Dewrinkle prunes 23 De Witt Wallace founded what Readers Digest 24 Who is the Patron Saint of thieves St Nicholas 25 According to his business card what job did Al Capone do Sell second hand furniture 26 Humans are 10,000 times more sexually active that what animal Rabbits 27 Shirley Schrift became famous as which actress Shelly Winters 28 In Kansas what can a waiter not do in a teacup (legally) Serve wine 29 Which country has the smallest birth rate Vatican City 30 Which 1956 film caused riots in cinemas Rock around the clock 31 Who did the USA buy the Virgin islands from Denmark 32 Who played the scarecrow in the Wiz (all black wiz of oz) Michael Jackson 33 What was or is a Waltzing Mathilda Swagman’s Knapsack 34 Which country was the first to introduce old age pensions Germany 35 Which hats became popular with children in 1956 Davy Crocket 36 Malden Serkiovitch famous as which actor Karl Malden 37 What is it illegal to pawn in New York American flag 38 What hospital did Dr Kildare work at Blaire General 39 Collective nouns - a smuck of what Jellyfish 40 Who was Cleopatra's first husband Ptolemy Dionysus – her brother 41 Who was John Dawkins better known as Artful Dodger 42 Which film star has his statue in Leicester Square Charlie Chaplin 43 Virginia McMath became famous as which actress Ginger Rodgers 44 What is the name of Captain Ahab's ship Peaquod 45 Roosevelt won the 1932 election - who lost it Herbert Hoover 46 Who wrote The History of Mr Polly H G Wells 47 What is the first day of Lent Ash Wednesday 48 Mr Chips said goodbye - from which fictional school Brookfield 49 Who buried the treasure on Treasure Island Captain Flint 50 Which TV series was narrated by Walter Winchell The Untouchables Page 8
  9. 9. 10000 general knowledge questions and answers No Questions Quiz 4 Answers 51 In which country was Auschwitz Poland 52 What was the first British instrumental to top the USA charts Telstar by The Tornados 53 On which national flag is there an eagle and a snake Mexico 54 What group of animals would be in a clowder Cats 55 What is a Sam Browne Military belt 56 What is the chemical symbol for tungsten W 57 Who are the two most translated English writers Shakespeare – Agatha Christie 58 Citius Altius Fortius is the motto of what organisation Olympic 59 What is the main ingredient of sauce Lyonnaise Onions 60 Who played Miss Marple in 6 films (both names) Margaret Rutherford 61 From what language does the word alphabet come Greek -alpha beta 62 In the nursery rhyme what is Fridays child Loving and Giving 63 What was the first film made in cinemascope The robe 64 Where was the battle of Hastings fought Senlac hill 65 A pearmain is what type of fruit Apple 66 What colour is the bull on an archery target Gold 67 What was the Rolling Stones first no 1 hit Its all over now 68 Name both rival gangs in West Side Story Sharks Jets 69 In golf what do the Americans call an albatross Double Eagle 70 Which classical composer wrote the Hungarian Rhapsody Franz Liszt 71 When is St Swithens day 15th July 72 What are ceps morels and chantrelles Mushrooms 73 Which part of his body did Charlie Chaplin insure Feet 74 In golf what would you put in your shag bag Practice Balls 75 A bind is a group of what type of fish Salmon 76 Which author created Fu Manchu Sax Rohmer 77 Mrs Darell Waters (translated 128 languages) pen name Edith Blyton 78 Who played the pawnbroker in the film of that name Rod Stiger 79 What was the first manufactured item to be sold on Hire Purchase Singer sewing machine in 1850s 80 Which letters denote Jesus Nazareth King of the Jews INRI 81 In France if you were served le miel what would you eat Honey 82 The Greek for circle of animals gives it name to what Zodiac 83 Who was the Roman god of agriculture Saturn 84 What is ikebana Flower arranging 85 What nationality was Morse inventor of the famous code American 86 Goa used to be a colony of which nation Portugal 87 What does a galactophagist drink Milk 88 What did God create on the fifth day (both) Sea creatures and birds 89 Where was Bob Dylan born Duluth Minnesota 90 In the 18th century what would a pencil be Brush 91 Agrippa poisoned her husband/uncle who was he Claudius 92 Who was the mother of Castor and Pollux Helen of Troy 93 What are the snaffle Pelham and Weymouth Horse bits 94 Walter Koenig played which part in the Star Trek series Ensign Chekov 95 Who had a hit with Devil Woman Cliff Richard 96 What were the first false teeth made from Ivory 97 The jealous Athena turned who into a spider Arachne 98 What was the first Carry On film Carry on Sergeant 99 Who was the female lead in The Shootist Lauren Bacall 100 What is a dzo Cow Yak cross Page 9
  10. 10. 10000 general knowledge questions and answers No Questions Quiz 5 Answers 1 Hypermetropic people are what Long Sighted 2 Which leader lives in the Potola Dalai Lama 3 What wood was the cross supposed to be made of Mistletoe 4 Joseph Levitch became famous as who Jerry Lewis 5 If you planted a bandarilla what are you doing Bullfighting 6 What was the first Pink Floyd album Piper at the gates of dawn 7 in which city was the first public opera house opened Venice 8 In what Elvis film did he play a double role Kissing Cousins 9 The Aphrodite of Melos has a more famous name - what Venus de Milo 10 Which country invented the concentration camp Britain - Boer war 11 John Huston scored a hit with his first film - what? Maltese falcon 12 Stan laurel, Mickey Rooney, Lana Turner what in common 8 marriages 13 What real person has been played most often in films Napoleon Bonaparte 14 Scotopic people can do what See in the dark 15 What is the most critical thing keeping bananas fresh transport Temperature not below 13 C 55F 16 What is the name of the Paris stock exchange Bourse 17 Whose music featured in The Clockwork Orange Beethoven 18 What was the Troggs most famous hit Wild Thing 19 In Japan what colour car is reserved for the royal family only Maroon 20 What city has Kogoshima as its airport Tokyo 21 What was gangsters George Nelsons nickname Baby Face 22 Whose first wife was actress Jayne Wyman Ronald Regan 23 In MASH what is Radars favourite drink Grape Knee High 24 What do you give on the third wedding anniversary Leather 25 What is a baby whale called Calf 26 In which film did the Rolls Royce have the number plate AU1 Goldfinger 27 Vladamere Ashkenazy plays what musical instrument Piano 28 With which organ does a snake hear Tongue 29 On what is the Mona Lisa painted Wood 30 What is the second most common international crime Art theft 31 Count de Grisly was the first to perform what trick in 1799 Saw woman in half 32 Who wrote Les Miserable Victor Hugo 33 Which bird turns it head upside down to eat Flamingo 34 The colossus of Rhodes was a statue of who Apollo 35 Who rode a horse called Bucephalus Alexander the Great 36 To which London club did Mycroft Holmes belong Diogones 37 What did William Addis invent in prison Toothbrush 38 What is the only duty of police Gracthenvissers in Amsterdam Motorists in canals 39 Kleenex tissues were originally intended as what in 1915 WW1 Gas mask filters 40 Who invented popcorn American Indians 41 What is the colour of mourning in Turkey Violet 42 For what is spirits of salt another name Hydrochloric acid 43 Which game is played on an oval with 18 player per team Australian football 44 In the Winnie the Pooh stories what is Kanga’s baby called Roo 45 Which actor is common to Magnificent 7 and Dirty Dozen Charles Bronson 46 Who saved Andromeda from the sea monster Perseus 47 What flower is the symbol of secrecy Rose 48 What item were originally called Hanways Umbrellas 49 What is Brussels best known statue The Mannequin Pis 50 in which language does God Jul mean happy Xmas Swedish Page 10
  11. 11. 10000 general knowledge questions and answers No Questions Quiz 5 Answers 51 Which flying pioneer was nicknamed the lone eagle Charles Lindbergh 52 Horse statue - mounted man - on two legs - how man die Killed in Battle 53 Which American state produces the most potatoes Idaho 54 Who wrote Dr Zhivago Boris Pasternak 55 Who is Charlie Browns favourite baseball player (fictional) Joe Shlabotnik 56 Emerald is the birth stone for which month May 57 Whose yacht was called Honey Fitz John Fitzgerald Kennedy 58 What is the white trail behind a jet plane made from Ice Crystals 59 What Italian habit did Thomas Coyrat introduce to England 1608 Eating with forks 60 Purl Plain Fisherman's Cable types of what Knitting stitches 61 Why was Mary Mallen locked up from 1915 to 1938 Typhoid Mary 62 If you were doing vaccimulgence what doing Milking a cow 63 For what purpose was the chow chow dog originally bred As food or Chow 64 What kind of fruit is a kumquat Small Orange 65 Who was the Greek goddess of love Aphrodite 66 What first appeared in New York World 21st December 1913 Crossword 67 Which group of animals are called a cete Badgers 68 Which herb did the Romans eat top prevent drunkenness Parsley 69 What is the original literal meaning of the word bride To cook (ancient tutonic) 70 Who ran the first marathon Phidipedes 71 What is the only creature that can turn its stomach inside out Starfish 72 What is Milan's opera house called La Scala 73 What is the oldest most widely used drug on earth Alcohol 74 What type of animal is a Samoyed Dog 75 In which country did draughts (checkers) originate Egypt 76 Shane Fenton became famous as who Alvin Stardust 77 What is the worlds most popular green vegetable Lettuce 78 What does a racoon do before eating its food Washes it in water 79 What other name is used for the snow leopard Ounce 80 Which drink did Bach enjoy so much he wrote a cantata for it Coffee 81 Who invented the first safety razor in 1895 King Camp Gillette 82 What nationality is Thor Heyerdahl Norwegian 83 What 3 ingredients make a sidecar cocktail Brandy Cointreau Lemon juice 84 A spunder or drift is the name for a group of what animals Swine 85 What is Erse Irish Gaelic language 86 On oometer measures what Birds Eggs 87 What did table tennis balls used to be made from Cork 88 If you had variola what disease have you got Smallpox 89 Which playing card is called the Curse of Scotland Nine of Diamonds 90 Which painter did Hans van Meegeren most fake Vermeer 91 Which country had the first women MPs 19 in 1907 Finland 92 In 1969 what category was added to the Nobel prizes Economics 93 In which city was Bob Hope born London (Eltham) 94 In the human body where is your occiput Back of head 95 Who wrote the Star Spangled Banner Francis Scott-key 96 Which food did Victorians deride as little bags of mystery Sausages 97 Which actor was dubbed the muscles from Brussels Jean Claude Van Dam 98 Which film star was the first to appear on a postage stamp Grace Kelly 99 What would you expect to find in a binnacle Ships compass 100 Which Hollywood star has made the cover of Life most times Elizabeth Taylor (11) Page 11
  12. 12. 10000 general knowledge questions and answers No Questions Quiz 6 Answers 1 Which Mediterranean countries orchestra is bigger than its army Monaco 2 What links stags tails, pickled worms, gallstones, tomatoes Once thought to be Aphrodisiacs 3 Baked beans were originally served in what sauce Treacle - molasses 4 Where can you buy a copy of Penguin News Falkland Islands 5 Who was the hero of the old TV cop series Dragnet Sergeant Joe Friday 6 Which African country was founded by Americans Liberia 7 What was Britain called - before it was Britain Albion 8 What part of a frog do you rub to hypnotise it Its belly 9 How did multi millionaire Russell Sage save money Not wear underwear 10 How was USA president James Buchanan different from all rest Batchelor maybe gay 11 What's involved in 20% of car accidents in Sweden A moose 12 What's unusual about evangelist Amy Semple McPhersons coffin Contains Telephone 13 Who would use a swozzle Punch and Judy man 14 What does a tailor do with his plonker Press suits 15 Churches in Malta have two what Clocks right and wrong confuse devil 16 Marnie Nixon what Deborah Kerr Natilie Wood Audrey Hepburn Dubbed in their singing voices 17 Which Italian tractor maker tried making cars in 1960s Ferruchio Lamborghini 18 What first appeared on Page 1 of the Times 3 May 1966 News stories 19 Caruso put what in Nellie Melbas hand singing tiny hand frozen Hot Sausage 20 What would you do with an Edzell blue Eat it - it’s a potato 21 In what month did the Russian October revolution take place November 22 Nobody's perfect is the last line in which classic comedy film Some Like it Hot 23 How did Buffalo Bill stick to one glass whisky a day Quart glass 24 In 1760 what means of personal transport was invented Roller Skates 25 What three counties were Eliza Dolittle taught to pronounce Hertford Hereford Hampshire 26 In Hitchcock's film The Trouble with Harry - what was the trouble He was dead 27 What was the first gramophone record made from Tinfoil 28 What did George Washington soak his wooden teeth in for taste Port 29 George V1 Mozart Al Jolson Casanova - which organisation Freemasons 30 Who said "Its so long since sex I forget who gets tied up" Joan Rivers 31 St Appolonia Patron Saint of what Toothache 32 What is measured on the Gay-Lussac scale Alcohol strength 33 A squid found in New Zealand had the biggest what ever seen Eye 15.75 inches 34 What was the first country to guarantee freedom of worship Transylvania 35 which famous person invented the cat flap Isaac Newton 36 By law what can you not do in Minnesota with your washing line Put male female washing together 37 Why do Tibetans grow long nails on little fingers To pick noses efficiently 38 Richard Penniman became famous as who Little Richard 39 What is a snood A kind of hairnet 40 Who said "men are creatures with two legs and 8 hands" Jayne Mansfield 41 Which European country eats the most breakfast cereal Britain 42 Philosopher Jeremy Bentham has a very unusual pet - what Tea Pot 43 What country did Italy invade in 1935 Abyssinia - Ethiopia 44 Who sang the title song in the film Grease Frankie Valli 45 What is produced in a ginnery Cotton 46 What was made illegal in England in 1439 Kissing 47 What was invented by Dr Albert Southwick in 1881 Electric chair 48 In which country are you most likely to die from a scorpion sting Mexico (1000 a year) 49 Who is the most filmed author Shakespeare over 300 50 Excluding religious works what is the worlds top selling book Guinness Book of Records Page 12
  13. 13. 10000 general knowledge questions and answers No Questions Quiz 6 Answers 51 Who sold the most albums on a single day Elvis 20 million day after death 52 What was the last item shown on British TV before WW2 Mickey Mouse 53 What countries people had the longest life expectation Iceland 54 Who said "I like Beethoven especially the poems" Ringo Starr 55 What does the entire economy of the island of Nauru depend on Bird shit - Guano fertiliser 56 John Glen first USA to orbit earth was in which service US Marine Corps 57 Oedipus was named after what - literal translation Swollen feet 58 What fish can hold objects in its tail Sea Horse 59 Who is the most filmed comic strip character Zorro 60 Whose version of A View to a Kill reached 1 in USA 2 in UK Duran Duran 61 Which country grows the most potatoes Russia 62 What does a drosomoter measure Dew 63 Which English Kings armour has the biggest codpiece Henry 8 64 Which country was the first to abolish capitol punishment 1826 Russia Czar Nicholas - Siberia instead 65 In law what is a co-parcener Joint Heir 66 Which pop group had a hit with Silence is Golden Tremaloes 67 Greek mathematician cylinder enclosed sphere carved on grave Archimedes 68 What does a psephologist study Voting - Elections 69 Where would you find line of Mars - Girdle of Venus Palm - lines in Palmistry 70 British call this bird species tits - what do Americans call them Chickadees 71 Which country owns the Hen and Chicken islands North island New Zealand 72 Who created the TV series - The man from UNCLE Ian Fleming 73 Which film director described actors as cattle Alfred Hitchcock 74 Shirley Bassey sang three Bond themes - which 3 films Goldfinger, Diamonds are Forever, Moonraker 75 Barring rain - in which athletics event would you get wet Steeplechase 76 What colour is the flesh of the Charentais melon Orange 77 Who appeared on the first US postage stamps (both names) Washington - Franklin 78 Who was the first person elected to US swimming hall fame Johnny Weismuller 79 The guillotine was invented for chopping off what Hands 80 Which country invented the bedsprings Greeks 81 Whets the difference between fog and mist Seeing Distance under 1000yd 82 What did Spanish scientists fit to cows to increase milk yield False Teeth 83 What people founded cheese making in England Romans 84 What is the first name of Mr Toad - in Toad of Toad Hall Thaddeus 85 Atephobia is a fear of what Imperfection 86 What are Grapnel, Bruce, Danforth, Plough types of? Anchor 87 Why did Handel compose The Messiah For Cash 88 Red flags flown by French ships - Joli Rouge origin of what name Jolly Rodger 89 in which country could you spend a Kwanza Angola 90 John Henry Deutchendorf famous as who (both names) John Denver 91 Mitre Dovetail Jig and Hack are types of what Saw 92 Tracey and Hepburn first film in 1942 was what Woman of the Year 93 Antimacassars were fitted to chairs - what is macasser Hair oil 94 Jack Ketch 1663 1686 had what job Hangman 95 Nekal was the first type of what product (Germany 1917) Detergent 96 Who was the first Grand Prix driver to used a safety belt in 1967 Jackie Stuart 97 The SF award the Hugo is named after Hugo who? Gernsbeck 98 Maurice Micklewhite became famous as who Michael Caine 99 What do Ombrophobes fear Rain 100 If you had a Brassica Rapa what vegetable would you have Turnip Page 13
  14. 14. 10000 general knowledge questions and answers No Questions Quiz 7 Answers 1 Boob Day in Spain is what day in Britain (practical jokes played) April Fools Day 1st April 2 What crime did Theresa Vaughn commit 62 times in 5 years Bigamy - Tried 1922 3 Who sailed in a ship called Queen Ann's Revenge Blackbeard 4 Saponification is the process that makes what common product Soap 5 Blue red green yellow four Olympic rings colour what's missing Black 6 Detective Philip Marlow smokes what brand Camels 7 Who landed on Timor Island after being cast adrift Captain Bligh 8 What is the more common name of the Chaparral Cock The Road Runner 9 In what language did St Paul write his epistles Greek 10 Ian Fleming's house was called Goldeneye - which country Jamaica 11 Alfred Schneider became famous as who Lenny Bruce 12 A C-Curity was the original name of what common object Zip Fastener 13 Fidelity Bravery Integrity is which organisations motto FBI 14 Who was the first black entertainer to win an Emmy award Harry Bellefonte 15 Anthony Daniels played who in a series of films C-P3O 16 Of what material was the hairspring made in early watches Pigs Hair 17 In 1860 Napoleon III banquet - serving dishes dearer gold - what Aluminium 18 Which author created Dick Tracy Chester Gould 19 What is the worlds most widely used vegetable Onion 20 What are lentigines Freckles 21 What type of animal is a vmi-vmi Very small pig 22 What did Mege-Mouries invent in 1870 winning a Napoleon prize Margarine 23 What was Walt Disney's middle name Elias 24 Who would you expect to find in Castle Gondolofo The Pope 25 What two items make up the dish devils on horseback Bacon Prunes 26 What does ludo mean (literally) I Play 27 The Detours changed to The High Numbers then what name The Who 28 What animal was believed to be a cross camel - leopard Giraffe 29 An elephant has 400000 what in its trunk Muscles 30 What colour is cerulean Deep Blue 31 Who composed the Air for the G string (init and name) JS Bach 32 What were Twinkletoes - Lucky Jim (stuffed cats) first to do Fly across Atlantic Alcock Brown 33 What are kreplach Jewish ravioli 34 The pica pica is what common bird Magpie 35 What male human feature was taxed in Elizabethan times Beards 36 Which record company rejected the Beatles as being past it Decca 37 From which country does spinach originate Iran 38 British policemen have truncheons what is USA equivalent Nightstick 39 In DC comics Linda Lee Danvers is whose alter ego Supergirl 40 In what country does the cow tree grow - sap looks tastes milk Venezuela 41 The penny black - worlds first stamp - what was second Two penny Blue 42 Which country produces Tokay Hungary 43 Where could you legally flash your dong - then spend it Vietnam currency 44 The Bald Eagle is Americas bird - What is Britain's Robin 45 Australian Clement Wragge instituted what Naming Hurricanes 46 What does Zip stand for in the American Zip Code Zone Improvement Plan 47 What wood is plywood mostly made from Birch 48 What is a Hummum Turkish bath 49 In which sport are left handed people banned from playing Polo 50 What food was invented in a sanatorium in 1890 Kellogg corn flakes Page 14
  15. 15. 10000 general knowledge questions and answers No Questions Quiz 7 Answers 51 What is a Bellwether Leader of flock of sheep 52 What was Procul Harem's greatest hit Whiter shade of pale 53 Percy Shaw invented what in 1934 Cats eyes 54 What animal produces its own sun tan lotion Hippopotamus 55 What was a Nuremberg egg Pocket watch / clock 56 What was the name of Isaac Newton's dog - caused fire in lab Diamond 57 Who was eaten by dogs in the Old Testament Jezebel 58 In literature who is the alter ego of Percy Blakney Scarlet Pimpernel 59 Juglans Regia is the real name of what type of nut tree Walnut 60 What album cover (by the Rolling Stones) had a zip on the side Sticky Fingers 61 What lives in a holt An Otter 62 Who is the Patron Saint of dancers and actors St Vitas 63 What is the worlds tallest grass Bamboo 64 Who owned the newspaper in Lou Grant - Nancy Marchand Mrs Pyncheron 65 Who reputedly first said - if in doubt tell the truth Mark Twain 66 John Richie became famous under what name Sid Vicious 67 In Greek mythology who rowed the dead across the river Styx Charon 68 Alfred White was a famous author under which name James Herriot 69 Which acid was first prepared from distilled red ants Formic acid 70 Who invented doctor Who Terry Nation 71 What took place on London's serpentine first time 16 June 1930 Mixed Bathing 72 Which European city was the bride of the sea Venice 73 Who (not Peter Sellers) played Inspector Clouseau in 1968 Alan Arkin 74 Where could you find the Lutine Bell Lloyds of London 75 Yabusame is the Japanese version of what sport Archery 76 Which Dickens novel is considered an autobiography David Copperfield 77 Dendrologists worship what Trees 78 What is the national sport of Finland Motor Rallying 79 Who was Agrippa's son Nero 80 Peter Goldmak invented what in 1948 LP record 81 Milton lost which sense Sight 82 What are camel haired brushes made of Squirrels tails 83 How did the Greek dramatist Aeschalys die Eagle dropped tortoise on head 84 Playing card - Raymond Shaw trance - Manchurian Candidate Queen Diamonds 85 Eiffel designed the Eiffel tower - what was his first name Gustave 86 The Salk vaccine is used against what disease Polio 87 If you are born between June 23rd and July 23rd what star sign Cancer 88 An alloy of Iron - Chromium and Nickel makes what Stainless Steel 89 Who said "Public service is my motto" Al Capone 90 Drakes Golden Hind was originally called what The Pelican 91 In what film did Elvis play a Red Indian Stay away Joe 92 What did the Victorians call servant regulators Alarm Clocks 93 Which country first used the fountain pen Egypt 94 What is the more popular name for the Londonderry Air Danny Boy 95 Freyr was the Norse god of what Fertility 96 TAP is the national airline of which country Portugal 97 In which country is the port of Frey Bentos Uruguay 98 The Koh-i-Nor is a famous diamond - what does the name mean Mountain of Light 99 A nilometer measures the rise and fall of what Rivers (originally Nile) 100 What was Britain's first colony (annexed in 1583) Newfoundland Page 15
  16. 16. 10000 general knowledge questions and answers No Questions Quiz 8 Answers 1 Joseph Lister - first operation antiseptic - 1867 on who His sister 2 What was Black Beauties original name Darkie 3 Who was the original Peeping Tom looking at Lady Godiva 4 What element is present in all organic compounds Carbon 5 What was Professor Moriarties first name James 6 Who was known as the Little Brown Saint Ghandi 7 Who rode a horse called Morengo Napoleon at Waterloo 8 A skulk is a group of which animals Foxes 9 Who defended World heavyweight title twice on same night in 1906 Tommy Burns – both 1st KOs 10 What part of an aircraft is the empennage Tail Unit 11 We know who wrote Little Women but who wrote Little Men Lousia May Alcott 12 Who was the Goddess of the rainbow Iris 13 In European city can you be jailed for not killing furry caterpillars Brussels 14 Who was Olive Oyls boyfriend - before Popeye Ham Gravy 15 Sienna law forbids women of what name from prostitution Maria 16 What do the letters MG stand for on cars Morris Garages 17 Who was the first actor to appear on cover of Time magazine Charlie Chaplin 18 Polyphemus was the leader of which group of mythical giants Cyclops 19 What does a pluviomoter measure Rainfall 20 Which game was illegal in Elizabethan England Bowls 21 What nationality was Oddjob Korean 22 What is a Knout Russian flogging whip 23 What language has the most words English 24 Which film star used to be a circus acrobat Burt Lancaster 25 The comma bacillus causes what disease Cholera 26 Which country invented Venetian Blinds Japan 27 What is a quadriga Roman 4 horse chariot 28 What is a brickfielder Hot SE Aussie wind 29 Pupik means belly button in what language Yiddish 30 What is the main ingredient in Borsch Beetroot 31 What was the name of Dr Dolittle’s Parrot Polynesia 32 What was the name of William Tells son (the apple head boy) Walter 33 Laika was the first ever dog to do what Go into space 34 Where could you spend a Markka Finland 35 What links a bick, throat, half swage, punching hole Anvil they are parts of it 36 The Fagus is the Latin name of what type of tree Beech 37 If you have Chlorosis what colour does the skin go Green 38 The French say Bis - what word do the English use Encore 39 Of what are Karakul, Texel, Romney Marsh types Sheep 40 What is biltong Dried meat 41 What type of fish is Scomber Scombrus Mackerel 42 What are brick, fontina, port salut, quargel types of Cheese 43 In which country did the turnip originate Greece 44 Tchaikovsky died of which disease Cholera 45 Sam Barraclough owned which film star Lassie 46 Which animals can live longest without water Rats 47 Captain Hanson Gregory Crockett created what void in 1847 Hole in Doughnuts 48 Kaka means parrot in which language Maori 49 Who wrote A Town Like Alice Nevil Shute 50 Which fruit contains the most protein Avocado Page 16
  17. 17. 10000 general knowledge questions and answers No Questions Quiz 8 Answers 51 Ignatius Loyola founded which organisation Jesuits 52 Which 16th century Italian wrote The Prince Machiavelli 53 A meander bend in a river, named from river meander - where Turkey 54 Who tells the story in The Arabian Nights Sheherazade 55 Alfred Jingle appears in which Dickens novel The Pickwick Papers 56 Vaselina and Brillantino were alternate names which film Grease 57 Chaplin ate a boot in the Gold Rush - what was it made of Liquorice 58 Phoebe Anne Mozee better known as who Annie Oakley 59 What is the tenth letter of the Greek alphabet Kappa 60 If you were misocapnic what do you hate Tobacco Smoke 61 In sailing ship days who often acted as the ships doctor Cook 62 An isoneph on a map joins places of equal what Average Cloud Cover 63 Bumper Harris - wooden leg - what Job on London Underground Ride new escalators 64 Who is Ivanhoe's wife Rowena 65 The Lent Lilly has a more common name - what Daffodil 66 What would you be if you were a coryphée Ballet Dancer 67 Whose last words were - "Clito I owe a cock to Asclepius" Socrates 68 What does the German word Panzer literally mean Armour 69 What is Frances longest river Loire 70 In which month is the Munich beer festival held October 71 What was the name of Norse God Thor's hammer Mjolnir 72 Who ordered John the Baptists execution King Herod 73 What was Walt Disney's first cartoon character Oswald the Rabbit 74 What medication discovered in 1928 but introduced 1940 Penicillin 75 Who wrote Beau Geste P C Wren 76 Prophesied the Chalus the Greek - Die on day - did of what Laughing cos he was not dead 77 Who is Aladdin's father Mustapha the tailor 78 What American state is the Badger state Wisconsin 79 Why was Fred Lorz disqualified 1904 Olympic marathon Hitched a lift passing car 80 In China what colour does the bride traditionally wear Red 81 A muster is a group of which birds Peacocks 82 Bohea is a type of what Tea 83 In which country were antibiotics first used Egypt - used mouldy bread 84 Which country grew the first Orange China 85 Gossima was the original name of what game Table Tennis 86 Wild marjoram is also known as what Oregano 87 What was the name of Roses monkey in Friends Marcel 88 Horse brasses - on dreyhorses - originally what purpose Charms - ward off evil 89 Alfred Hitchcock admitted to being terrified of what Policeman 90 What was the name of Sancho Panza's donkey Dapple 91 What is Steganography Invisible ink writing 92 An Albert chain is usually attached to what Watch 93 An unkindness is a group of what birds Ravens 94 A fellmonger deals in what items Animal skins 95 What colour habit do Franciscan monks wear Grey 96 Nenen-Kona is sold in Russia - what do we call it Pepsi-Cola 97 Hugh Lofting created which famous character Doctor Dolittle 98 What was the name of Russian bear mascot 1980 Olympics Mischa 99 What ingredient must French ice cream contain by law Eggs 100 A kindle is the name for a group of what young animals Kittens Page 17
  18. 18. 10000 general knowledge questions and answers No Questions Quiz 9 Answers 1 What is the commonest symbol on flags of the world Star 2 Which country is alphabetically last Zimbabwe 3 Smiths Bon-Bons changed their name to what after 1840 Christmas Crackers 4 Minerva is the Goddess of what Wisdom 5 What type of animal is a jennet Small Spanish horse 6 If you were crapulous what would you be Drunk 7 Where would you Wedel Ski slope 8 What is the correct name for a baby otter Kitten 9 What colour is the gemstone peridot Green 10 Sanskrit is an old language - what does the word mean Put together – Perfected 11 In which country do they play houlani - type of hockey Turkey 12 What does the name Tabitha mean Gazelle 13 With what is spangy played Marbles 14 Where did Spam get its name Spiced Ham 15 The Pogues took their name from Pogue Mahone - what mean Kiss my arse 16 What comes after the year of the snake - Chinese calendar Horse 17 Mosi-oa-Tunya - Smoke that Thunders - what natural feature Victoria falls 18 One person every 6 seconds dies from what Contaminated water diseases 19 Approximately 40 million of what are consumed each year Bananas 20 What is the worlds largest rodent Capybara 21 Which winter game is known as the roaring game Curling 22 The first known what happened in Wisconsin 1878 Organised motor race 23 Which 2 countries will host the 2002 Soccer World Cup finals Japan - South Korea 24 In 1935 Charlton C McGee invented what in the USA Parking Meter 25 Which French philosopher created analytical geometry Rene Decartes 26 The length of what is approximately 1/10th circumference of earth Great wall of China 27 What was the world's first computer bug in 1946 A moth 28 What does a polythesistic person believe in Many Gods 29 Who founded the Greek theatre Thespis 30 Maria Magdelana Von Losch Beyyer know as who Marlene Dietrich 31 If you suffered from tantartism what would you be doing Dancing Mania 32 Which literary prize started in 1968 Booker McConnell 33 What links Fitzroy, Essenden, Collingswood and Carlton Aussie rules football teams 34 What countries people spend most private money on recreation Taiwan's 35 What links The Reivers, Grapes of Wrath, Humboldt’s Gift Pulitzer Prize winners 36 USA has most airports which country has second most Australia 37 In 1829 Walter Hunt invented what common item Safety Pin 38 Fredrick Sanger discovered which medical life saver Insulin 39 Who invented punched cards used in early computing 1880s Herman Hollerith 40 Why did Roselin Franklin (pre discovered dna helix) no Nobel She was dead 41 What is a Dwarf Goby Worlds smallest true fish 42 What types can be saddle, plane or pivotal Body Joints 43 1500 paces was what Roman measurement League 44 Denis Gabor of Hungary 1971 Nobel prize for what invention Holograms 45 Who gave the UN the land in NY to build their HQ John D Rockerfeller 46 In 1779 Abraham Darby built the worlds first what Metal Bridge 47 What is the worlds oldest monotheistic religion Judaism 48 An aubade or alborda is a song - but what type Mourning 49 What sport links Castle Cup, Red Stripe Cup, Ranji Trophy Cricket 50 What countries leader does not have an official residence Cuba Page 18
  19. 19. 10000 general knowledge questions and answers No Questions Quiz 9 Answers 51 Which writer coined the word Cyberspace in 1984 William Gibson – Neuromancer 52 Demeter was the Greek god of what (Ceres Roman) Harvest 53 What film won the 1943 Oscar as best film Casablanca 54 What do ungulate animals alone have Hooves 55 Dr Ludwig L Zamenhof invented what 1887 Poland Esperanto 56 Who wrote The Picture of Dorian Grey in 1891 Oscar Wilde 57 Who composed The Planets suit (both names) Gustav Holst 58 What links Doric, Ionic, Tuscan, Corinthian and Composite Classical Architecture 59 What is phonetic alphabet word for U Uniform 60 Why were women barred from original Olympic Games Male entries nude 61 In which USA state is Churchill Downs racetrack Louisville Kentucky 62 In 1867 Lucian B Smith invented what restraint Barbed Wire 63 In 1961 which Henry Mancini record won Grammy record of year Moon River 64 What links Willie Brant, Lech Walesa, Yasser Arafat Nobel Peace Prize 65 Which countries government spends most in social security % Uruguay 66 Archaeopteryx was the first what Bird 67 In 1810 in England Peter Durand invented what Tin can (food) 68 Who was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952 (turned down) Albert Einstein 69 What is the oldest known infectious disease Leprosy 70 A JPEG is a picture file format - what does JPEG stand for Joint Photographic Experts Group 71 What is the worlds largest sea (in area) South China 72 Which islands wildlife is 90% unique Madagascar 73 What are truffles - highly prized as food Fungi 74 Which Game is Played 15 a side and scores 3 or 1 points Gaelic Football 75 What was invented in 1855 45 years later than it was needed Can Opener 76 What links Sissinnius, Zosimus, Liberius, Sergius V1,Victor II Popes 77 What is the world largest seed Coco-de-mare palm – double coconut 78 Bristlemouths are the worlds most common what Fish 79 What swims at 1/8 inch an hour Sperm 80 Trypanophobia is fear of what Inoculations – Injections 81 Chogori is better know by what boring name K2 82 Colonel Jacob Schick invented what in 1928 in USA Electric Razor 83 What links Duke Wellington, Earl Derby, Marquis Salisbury UK Prime Ministers 84 In 1996 which Celine Dion album Grammy album of year Falling into You 85 What weight is the lightest in Amateur Boxing Light Flyweight 86 Which country has the worlds biggest (on land) National Park Canada – Wood Buffalo 17300s ml 87 What language speakers were shot Russia and Germany 1930s Esperanto 88 Ronald Ross campaigned for the destruction of what Mosquitoes - stop malaria 89 Who won two Nobel prizes in different fields Marie Curie Physics 1903 Chemistry 1911 90 Name 3rd cent BC Greek mathematician wrote The Elements Euclid 91 Evidence of what alternative treatment found in 5300 mummy Acupuncture 92 North Fork Roe River - worlds shortest - which US state Montana 93 In 1879 James Ritty invented what Cash Register 94 Who wrote the novel Tom Jones in 1749 Henry Fielding 95 What links Millionaires, Metropolitans, Black Hawks, Silver seven Stanley Cup winners Ice Hockey 96 What country - largest earthquake of 20th cent 8.6 Richter 1906 Colombia 97 The okapi belongs to what family of animals Giraffe 98 Dimitri Mendeleyev is credited with the discover of what Periodic Table 99 What feature of a triangle makes it scalene Different side lengths 100 Taphophobia is fear of what Buried Alive Page 19
  20. 20. 10000 general knowledge questions and answers No Questions Quiz 10 Answers 1 In the Chinese New Year what year follows Rat Ox 2 Genuphobia is the fear of what Knees 3 Percy LeBaron Spencer invented what in 1945 in USA Microwave Oven 4 St Peter was the first Pope - Who was second St Linus 5 What 1945 film won best picture, actor, director Oscars The Lost Weekend 6 What is the literal translation of pot-pouri Putrid Pot 7 Who did James Bond marry - character - (both names) Theresa Draco 8 What is studied in the science of somatology The Body 9 What was Hugh Hefner's jet plane called Big Bunny 10 What profession did Handel originally study The Law 11 What European nation was the first to drink tea The Dutch 12 Beaufort - the wind scale man - had what job Sailor (Admiral) 13 What bird is the symbol of Penguin books (children's section) Puffin 14 Diane Leather was the first woman to do what Sub 5 minute mile 15 What is Admiral Sir Miles Messervy usually known as M (Bond films) 16 Which part of the body is most sensitive to radiation The Blood 17 What film made 58 times - cartoon, porrno, operatic, ballet Cinderella 18 Mr Chips said goodbye from Brookfield school - What subject Latin 19 In which American city can you get doctorate in hambugerology Hamburger College – Chicago 20 Which author created The Saint (both names) Leslie Charteris 21 What is sericulture Growing Silkworms 22 What was Edison’s first practical invention Tick a Tape for stockmarket 23 Frigophobia fear of what Being Cold 24 Which company invented the transistor radio in 1952 Sony 25 Who is the only solo performer to win Euro song twice Johnny Logan 1980 – 1987 26 Franz Liszt was the farther in law of what composer Richard Wagner 27 In what town was Leonardo Da Vinci born Vinci 28 Who directed the Halloween series of films John Carpenter 29 What metal impurity makes rubies red and emeralds green Chromium 30 Helen Mitchell became famous as what soprano Nellie Melba 31 Robert Whithead invented what weapon in 1866 Torpedo 32 Zymase and Glucose combine to form what drug Alcohol 33 Translated literally what does television mean Far Seeing 34 Not as soups what have gazpacho - vichyssoise in common Served Cold 35 Who was the Greek goddess of retribution Nemesis 36 47 people worked on a committee to produce what work Authorised version of Bible 37 What book was made into the first feature length British cartoon Animal Farm in 1954 38 Who first said "Publish and be Damned" Wellington re Harriot Wilson mistress 39 Edwin Drake sank the first of them in 1859 - what were they Oil Wells 40 Calico cloth was invented in which country India 41 What is dittology Double meaning 42 Who played Pink in the movie The Wall Bob Geldorf 43 Rhabdophobia fear of what Being Beaten 44 Dr C W Long was the first to use what (anaesthetic) in 1842 Ether 45 Hey Big Spender comes from what musical Sweet Charity 46 Jamie Farr played what role in MASH Corporal Clinger 47 Whets the correct name for golf club called Texas Wedge Putter 48 Whose nickname was slowhand (both names) Eric Clapton 49 Which country invented the mariners compass China 50 What countries international car registration letters are DZ Algeria Page 20
  21. 21. 10000 general knowledge questions and answers No Questions Quiz 10 Answers 51 The name Malissa means what Bee 52 What was Acadia Nova Scotia (French Name) 53 Dragoon, Antwerp, Poulter, Tumbler, Horseman types of what Pigeon 54 What was the first frozen food available in Britain in 1937 Asparagus 55 If you suffer from cynanthropy what do you think you are Dog 56 What is the phonetic alphabet word for letter P Papa 57 What is a runcible spoon A broad Pickle fork 58 The artist Abbott Thayer's developed what for military use Camouflage colours 59 What did Francis Bacon call The Purest of Pleasures The Garden 60 What is the largest single known gold object in the world Tutankhamens Coffin 61 Madame Pauline de Vere first female circus performer - do what Head in Lions Mouth 62 How was Alexander the Greats body preserved In large jar of honey 63 Californian law no shooting any animal - moving car except what Whale 64 Peter Falk plays Lt Colombo but who was first offered role Bing Crosby 65 What type of birds (Hugin + Munin) sit on the shoulders of Odin Ravens 66 Where are you most likely to have a serious accident In your home 67 Melvin R Bissell invented what in 1876 in the USA Carpet Sweeper 68 Peniaphobia fear of what Being Penniless 69 About which game has most books been written Chess 70 Albert De Salvo was better known as who The Boston Strangler 71 What was the last European nation to accept the potato France 72 Students at Cambridge - no dogs - what Lord Byron keep Bear 73 King Mongut had aprox 9000 wife's/concubines what country Siam - Thailand 74 Only approx one third worlds population uses what regularly Fork 75 William Tayton was the first man to do what Appear on TV – at Bairds demo 76 Clemintina Campbell famous as who Cleo Lane 77 What should you give after 15 years of marriage Crystal 78 What is a Charollais Type of Cattle 79 What place is called Rapa-nui by its native inhabitants Easter Island 80 Where was/is the original Penthouse In a Real Tennis Court 81 What pop group took their name from a Herman Hess novel Steppenwolff 82 How often does a Hebdomadal Council meet Weekly 83 What was unusual about Tyrell's car in the 1976 Spanish G Prix Six Wheels 84 In what country is the Eucumbene Dam Australia New S Wales 85 Males outnumber females by 5 to 1 in what addiction Alcoholism 86 For what would an Edgar be awarded or won Mystery Writing 87 What are salopettes Snow proof Dungaree trousers 88 Which society cared - plague victims when physicians left 1665 Apothecaries 89 Domenikos Theotocopoulos born Crete - died Spain - who El Greco 90 What nation on average takes most time to eat meals French 91 Dr F Lanchester invented what motor safety aid in 1902 Disc Brakes 92 Halophobia fear of what Speaking 93 Arthur Jefferson better known as who Stan Laurel 94 Why is the city La Paz in Bolivia safe from fire To high - Not enough air to burn 95 What is the national drink of Yugoslavia Slivovitz 96 Agnes the girls name means what Chaste 97 What were the wicks in the Vestal Virgins lamps made from Asbestos 98 Who is the Patron Saint of France St Denis 99 What are you supposed to give/get for 40 years of marriage Ruby 100 What is the Roman Numeral for 1000 M Page 21
  22. 22. 10000 general knowledge questions and answers No Questions Quiz 11 Answers 1 What fashion did General Ambrose Burnside start in Civil War Sideburns 2 In what village do Tom Sawer and Huckleberry Finn live St Petersburg 3 What Opera's story is about a female cigar factory worker Carmen 4 E is the international car registration plate for which country Spain (Espania) 5 USA has most roads what country has second most India 6 In the Chinese calendar what year follows Monkey Chicken 7 What river flows through 8 countries and four capitols Danube 8 What does the word Desert (from Latin desertus) translate as Abandoned 9 In 1848 The London Daily News carried the worlds fist what Weather report / forecast 10 What is a Kakapoo Nocturnal New Zealand Parrot 11 Part of the human body can expand 20 times its normal size Stomach 0.5 litres to 5 litres 12 In the 1920s Dr Ida Rolf developed Rolfing as what alt therapy Deep Massage 13 Which dinosaurs name translated as speedy predator Velociraptor 14 Price one kilo went from $63 to $260 in 1976 when sale illegal Ivory 15 The island of Yap has the worlds largest what Coins up to 12 feet across 16 Which tennis player was sued by his fan club Jimmy Connors 17 What animal - faster horse - longer no h20 camel - see behind Giraffe 18 What is a chemically castrated cock called Capon 19 Nessus killed Hercules - What was Nessus Centaur 20 Eva Shain was the first woman to do what Judge pro heavy boxing Match 21 Ben Franklin invented it - Britain tried it in 1916 - What Daylight saving Time 22 In which country is Mount Aspiring National Park New Zealand (South Island) 23 Alfred Wallace coined which phrase - Wrongly given to Darwin Survival of the Fittest 24 Who won the first Nobel prize for Physics in 1901 - gave away Wilhelm Roentgen 25 What countries days include Fire day, Water day and wood day Japan Tue Wed Thu 26 What city has the longest metro system London 27 Yoga (the meditation) is a Sanskrit word meaning what Union 28 What was invented 1903 - patented 1906 G C Beilder Photocopier 29 Which SF author invented the idea of the com Satellite Arthur C Clark 30 What country consumes the most coal each year China 31 What was Hebe the goddess of Youth 32 What are a Galliard, Sarabande, Morisca and Courente Dance Types 33 Who composed the overture Hebrides (Fingals cave) two names Felix Mendelssohn 34 Tanjong Panger Container Terminal where worlds largest con port Singapore 35 What would an anemometer measure Wind Speed 36 In Britain pool and snooker players call it side - what USA name English 37 What form modern sculpture invented Calder named Dechamp The Mobile 38 What book featured Topsy who growed Uncle Toms Cabin –H B Stowe 39 Where - accident 1953 - motor sport killed 83 spectators Le Mans 40 James Outram invented what Tramways 41 If you were eating calemare - what are you snacking on Squid 42 Which women injured riding, eloped with a poet, dog called Flash Elizabeth Barret Browning 43 The Bermuda Bowl is world championship in which game Bridge 44 ROK international car registrations which country Korea 45 USA has most cars what country has second most Japan 46 All Sikhs must possess five things - one is a Kangha - what is it Comb 47 What colour graded slope do expert skiers use Black 48 Randy Newman said short people don’t have what Reason to Live 49 To which gentleman's club did Phineas Fogg belong The Reform 50 What’s the only alt therapy fully recognised Western medicine Osteopathy Page 22
  23. 23. 10000 general knowledge questions and answers No Questions Quiz 11 Answers 51 Over 90% of the worlds total population of what gone since 1970 Rhinoceros 52 1804 J M Jacquard invented first programmable device - what Loom (programmed punch cards) 53 Sobek was an Egyptian god - in what form is he seen Crocodile 54 The Amati family were famous for making what Violins 55 Oliver was fed gruel - its made from water and what Oatmeal 56 Arnold Cream was a famous (early) boxer - who Jersey Jo Walcott 57 Bunyon wrote Pilgrims Progress - where Bedford Jail 58 Who did Mork call to each week on Ork Orsen 59 What composer boasted "I could set a laundry list to music" Rossini 60 What dinosaurs name translates as three horned Triceratops 61 Nacre is more commonly known as what Mother of Pearl 62 In the 18th century Siberia used solid blocks of what as money Tea 63 In fable who pulled the thorn from the lions paw - not eaten Androcles 64 Thomas Chippendale mostly worked in what wood Mahogany 65 The USA has the most railtrack - what country second Canada 66 What device did Henry Doherty patent in 1972 Pooper Scooper 67 Earl D Biggers created which oriental detective (both names) Charlie Chan 68 Whose backing group was The Coconuts King Creole 69 What does soviet mean Workers Council 70 What is a smew A type of wild duck 71 Aleksei Leanov was the first to do what Space walk 72 What is the name of Moses and Aaron's sister Miriam 73 The American Triple Crown - Belmont st Kentucky Derby and? Preakness Stakes 74 John Gore, Edward Saunders pioneered what org in Australia Salvation Army 75 What dog in ancient China was restricted to the aristocracy Pekinese 76 Which actor wrote the book The Outlaw Trail Robert Redford 77 What was pirate Captain Flint's ship called Walrus 78 Bartommelo Christofori invented what Piano 79 What is a ziggurat Mesopotainian Temple tower 80 Daisy Hawkins original name of which Beatles hit song Eleanor Rigby 81 Name Captain Nemo's pet seal Esmeralda 82 Rouget de Lisle did what to make him famous Composed Marseillaise 83 The Caspian Java Bali what became extinct in 19th Century Tigers 84 Whose magazine is called The Watchtower Jehovah Witnesses 85 What does a manometer measure Gas pressure 86 Why did the USA govt open Lincolns coffin in 1887 and 1901 Check body still there 87 You'll Never Walk Alone came from which 1945 musical show Carousel 88 Which Greek philosopher wrote The Republic and The Laws Plato 89 EAU international car registration plate which country Uganda 90 Iolanda Balas - Romania - won 150 consecutive events - what High Jump 1956 - 67 91 What county has the largest army in the world China 92 In which city is the worlds oldest museum - Ashmolian 1679 Oxford 93 Which American state has the motto Esto Perpetua - its forever Idaho (Gem State) 94 What is the correct name for The Laughing Jackass Kookaburra 95 Marilyn Munroe was the model for which Disney Character Tinker Bell 96 Which insect has the best eyesight Dragonfly 97 The Campbell-Stokes recorder measures what with a glass ball Sunshine 98 Which country are the current Olympic Rugby Champions 1924 USA 99 What did William Young invent in 1800 Different shoes left right 100 Who was La Purcelle of Voltair's poem Joan of Arc Page 23
  24. 24. 10000 general knowledge questions and answers No Questions Quiz 12 Answers 1 Name the actor who played Ben Casey (both Names) Vince Edwards 2 What links Elvis Presley, Bruce Willis, Richard Gere Married in Las Vegas 3 What - advertised phrase "Even your best friends wont tell you" Listerine mouth wash 4 Who wrote Don't count your chickens before they are hatched Aesop - Milkmaid and her Pail 5 Last Words I am Dying with the help of too many Physicians Alexander the Great 6 Man shall not live by bread alone - Which NT book Matthew 4.4 7 RL international car registration plate which country Lebanon 8 Which dinosaurs name translates as double beam Diplodocus 9 Which SF author wrote The Day it Rained Forever Ray Bradbury 10 Who said "The die is cast" (on crossing the Rubicon) Julius Caesar 11 Who composed Peter and the Wolf in 1936 (both names) Sergai Prokofiev 12 Who painted the Water Lilly Pond in 1899 (both names) Claude Monet 13 Magazine wrote "Fighting for peace" is like fucking for chastity Knave March 1977 14 In what film was line A mans gotta do what a mans gotta do Alan Ladd Shane 15 Which famous whore said - God is love but get it in writing Gypsy Rose Lee 16 Jenny Von Westphalen was married to who Karl Marx 17 What city is closest to Copacabana beach Rio de Janeiro 18 Who wrote the music for the film ET (both names) John Denver 19 In Greek legend what was Pygmalion's kingdom Cyprus 20 What was the first penal colony in New South Wales Botany Bay 21 In Hamlet who is Ophelia's father Polonius 22 Guru Nanak founded which religion Sikhism 23 What was unusual about the Gossamer Albatross aeroplane Man (pedal) powered 24 What country is nearest to the North Pole Greenland 25 If you were in Lou Grants office what city are you in Los Angeles 26 Who wrote Private Lives - 1930 - Blyth Spirit 1941 (both names) Noel Coward 27 For which company did Elvis Costello program computers Elizabeth Arden 28 In what Hitchcock film did Shirley MacLaine debut in 1956 The trouble with Harry 29 The original Peeping Tom had what job Tailor 30 What song is sung the most Happy Birthday 31 What city is known as The worlds chocolate capital Hershey Pennsylvania 32 What is detective Hercules Poirot's brothers name Achille 33 To what family does the hippopotamus belong Pig 34 Smith most common USA name what's second Johnson 35 Who secretly married Sara Lowndes in November 1965 Bob Dylan 36 The Mbuti tribe in Africa are the worlds what Shortest race 37 Grace Metalious wrote which famous novel (and TV show) Peyton Place 38 Who said Old age isn’t so bad - considering the alternative Maurice Chevalier 39 Who composed the opera Billy Budd in 1951 (both names) Benjamin Britain 40 What film was a California cinema showing when it went on fire The Towering Inferno 41 What phantom ship is said to haunt The Cape of Good Hope The Flying Dutchman 42 In which city is the worlds oldest tennis court from 1496 Paris 43 What word appears over 46000 times in the Bible And 44 What food dishes name translates as pepper water Mulligatawny – from India 45 In 1891 what city held the first weightlifting world championship London 46 In what magazine does Alfred E Newman appear MAD 47 What amateur Reached Wimbledon Semi final in 1977 John McEnroe (aged 18) 48 Who said Politics is the art of the possible 11 Aug 1867 Otto Von Bismarck 49 What advertised phrase Born 1820 still going strong Johnnie Walker 50 Hugh O'Brian played the lead in what Old Western series Wyatt Earp Page 24
  25. 25. 10000 general knowledge questions and answers No Questions Quiz 12 Answers 51 What dinosaurs name translates as roof lizard Stegosaurus 52 In which country did Turkeys originate USA 53 What is Radar from MASH home town Ottumwa - Iowa 54 In Macbeth what witch speaks first The first witch 55 What fabled monster has a lions head and a serpents tail Chimera 56 CH car international registration plate which country Switzerland 57 Who said - Give us the tools and we will finish the job Feb 1941 Winston Churchill 58 In The Marriage of Figaro - who did Figaro marry Sussanah 59 What state was founded by Mohammed Ali Jinnah Pakistan 60 What nationality are the most immigrants to the USA Mexican 61 Who steals the Pink Panther in the original film The Phantom 62 What is Challa Bread - often plaited 63 Cher Ami saved the Lost Battalion in 1918 what was it Pigeon 64 Whose girlfriend was Virginia Hill - he killed her B Hills 1947 Bugsy Siegel 65 What is the oldest known alcoholic beverage Mead 66 In 1986 Graceland was the Grammy album of the year – who’s Paul Simon 67 Bob Cummings played which character (both names) Maxwell Smart 68 Complete advertising phrase from 1935 My Goodness My Guinness 69 Who said - "The bigger they come the harder they fall" 1899 Bob Fitzsimmons 70 What is Lolita's surname in Vladimere Nabokovs novel Haze 71 From what country does the Elkhound originate Norway 72 An isohel on a map joins place of equal what Sunshine 73 A Regatta is a boat races - where was the original Regatta Venice 74 In England what would you buy or get at a Mop Fair Servants for Hire 75 Who was the little gentleman in velvet - death William III A Mole 76 From what country does soave wine originally come Italy 77 Antipater of Sidon first listed what 2nd Century AD 7 Wonders World 78 What are Limerick, Round Bend, Aberdeen and Octopus Fishing Hooks 79 What fluid ran through the Greek Gods instead of blood Ichor 80 Who is Oscar, Zoroaster, Phadrig, Isaac, Norman,Henkle, Wizard of Oz Emmanual, Ambrose Diggs 81 The Marie Celeste sailed from which port New York 82 In Milton's Paradise Lost what was the lowest point of Hell Pandemonium (Hells capitol) 83 Pat Reid wrote which book - filmed and TV often The Colditz Story 84 How was William Huskinson killed in 1830 - first ever Run over by Railway Train 85 In which country is Zug Switzerland – smallest Canton 86 Who was captured and kept in a cage by Stromboli Pinocchio 87 Which USA record producer played maracas Stones 1st album Phil Spector 88 Who was nicknamed The Brocton Bomber Rocky Marciano 89 Name the Hotel in Arthur Haley's novel / film of same name St Gregory 90 Frank and Jesse James father had what job Minister 91 What was the Grammy album of the year in 1967 (Full name) Beatles Sergeant Peppers 92 McLean Stevenson played which character in MASH Colonel Blake 93 Which company slogan was "We're No 2 We try harder" Avis rent a car 94 Who said the quickest way of ending a war is to lose it George Orwell 95 5 items a Sikh must have Comb Dagger Hair Metal Bracelet and Knee length undershorts 5Ks 96 Edward Teach became famous as who Blackbeard the Pirate 97 To which dog was a statue erected in Edinburgh Greyfriers Bobby 98 What does a Puissance event test in showjumping High Jump wall 99 Who wrote the music to the film The Odessa File Andrew Lloyd Webber 100 Which Dickens novel features Waxford Squears Nicholas Nickleby Page 25
  26. 26. 10000 general knowledge questions and answers No Questions Quiz 13 Answers 1 What is the national flower of Australia The Wattle Blossom 2 A nudist is Spain fined £65 - £60 for being nude and £5 for what Having no ID papers 3 Adolf Hitler took nude photos of Ava Brown - What part why Arse - so she not recognised 4 What links Sheffield, Edinburgh, Rome Built on 7 Hills 5 What pet did Florence Nightingale carry with her An Owl (in her pocket) 6 What did the S stand for in Harry S Truman Nothing 7 Women 375 - 1 Men 1400 - 1 chance of doing what Living to 100 8 What colour is Octopus blood Blue 9 A Rafter is a collection of what creatures Turkeys 10 In Maryland it is illegal to maltreat which creature Oyster 11 What are the worlds smallest trees - (not Bonsai) Dwarf Willows (Greenland) 2 inch 12 Paul Revere was a silversmith, copper engraver and what Dentist 13 What fruit did Eve give to Adam in the bible Fig – Apple mistranslation 14 Gavrilo Princip assassinated who Archduke Ferdinand 15 What is the only bird that can smell Emus 16 Apart from man what is New Zealand's only native mammals Bats 17 Wo Fat was the enemy of which TV detective Steve MacGarett 18 Who entered a contest to find his own look-alike and came 3rd Charlie Chaplin 19 What colour is worn for funerals in Egypt Yellow 20 What country excludes women from the graveside rituals China 21 An Arab horse has less what than other horses Bones - one vertebra less 22 An exultation is a group of what animals Larks 23 Pertussis has what more common name Whooping Cough 24 Which actress was jailed in 1982 for tax evasion Sophia Loren 25 In what country did red onions originate Italy 26 March 21st to April 20th is what Star sign Aries 27 Viscum Album provides an excuse for stealing what A Kiss (its Mistletoe) 28 A haboob creates what Sandstorm – Desert Wind 29 Felix Salten wrote which Disney cartoon Bambi 30 Nephologists study what Clouds - Meteorology 31 Speed skating started in which country Netherlands 32 What job did Ernest Hemmingway do in WW1 Ambulance Driver 33 Betty Joan Perske is better known as who Lauren Bacall 34 What was the name of the Roman God of sleep Somnos 35 Vivaldi the composer had what other profession Priest 36 What is the name of the four holy books of the Hindus The Vedas 37 Pat Sullivan created which cartoon character Felix the Cat 38 What is the national flower of Mexico Dahlia 39 The Pindus is the main mountain range in what country Greece 40 What animal always gives birth to same sex twins Armadillo 41 What was the final episode of MASH called Goodbye Farewell and Amen 42 Joe Yule jr born 1920 became famous as who Mickey Rooney 43 In what sport are Triffus, Miller and Rudolf moves Trampolining 44 Albert Finney turned down which role - Peter O Tool - Oscar Laurence of Arabia 45 Douglas Engelbart invented what - we all use it Mouse 46 Hans Christian Anderson had what job before writing Actor 47 What colour is named after a battle fought in Italy in 1859 Magenta 48 In Scotland what was the tawse Teachers Strap or belt 49 Which authors books are most borrowed from libraries Catherine Cookson 50 What do you add to vegetables to make the dish salmagundi Duck or Chicken Page 26
  27. 27. 10000 general knowledge questions and answers No Questions Quiz 13 Answers 51 What is unusual about the nobody crab Transparent appears No Body 52 Collective nouns - what group af animals are a labour Moles 53 Durbarry is cream of a vegetable soup - what one Cauliflower 54 What is the Australian name for a long narrow ox bow lake Billabong 55 Les Reed wrote which famous song for a Welsh singer Its not Unusual – Tom Jones 56 What does hours d'oeurve literally mean Out of course hence Extra Dish 57 Nossa Senhora da Aparecida is the Patron Saint which country Brazil 58 What airline used to be called Dobrolet Aeroflot 59 The Acropolis - what does the word literally mean Highest point (of a city) 60 What is a Dolly Varden Large Hat 61 Whose last words were - "That was the best soda I ever tasted" Lou Costello 62 What is the common name for the astyeroidea Starfish 63 Jonquil is a shade of what colour Yellow 64 Vincent Furnier is better known as who Alice Cooper 65 If you were severed a dish 'belle h'elen what fruit would it be Pears 66 Terrance Nelhams became better knows as who Adam Faith 67 Dick Turpin the highwayman served and apprenticeship as what Butcher 68 What is the main food of the Oyster catcher bird Mussels 69 In which cop show did Petrie and Isbecki appear Cagney and Lacey 70 In the Bolshoi ballet what does the word Bolshoi mean Big 71 Which acid gives nettles their sting Formic acid 72 In the Hindu religion what is a Mandir Temple 73 Which wine grape variety is most planted in California Chardonnay 74 A paddling is a group of which animals Ducks 75 From what country does the dish skordalia come Greece 76 What is a geoduck Clam 77 What is Sean Connery's real first name Thomas 78 What nationally was Mata Hari shot as a spy Dutch 79 Who said - Toe err is human - But it feels divine Mae West 80 Names - Baker - Cook Smith easy - what did a Chandler do Make Candles 81 Declan McManus became famous as who Elvis Costello 82 Robert Fitzroy captained which famous ship The Beagle 83 Who said "I have no problems with drugs - only policemen" Keith Richard 84 Which American city was named after a British Prime Minister Pittsburgh 85 Spelling counts - what is the singular of scampi Scampo 86 What plant was named after the Greek goddess of the rainbow Iris 87 Which sailor dreamed of Toasted Cheese in Treasure Island Ben Gunn 88 Who played the girl on the motorcycle in a film of same name Marianne Faithful 89 What writer was paid $5 for writing thanks Rudyard Kipling 90 What sort of animal is a fennec Desert Fox 91 Vermicelli pasta literally translates as what Little worms 92 Ernest Hemmingway, Oscar Wilde, Ranier Maria Rilke - Common Mothers made them Crossdress 93 What foodwise is a Fieldlane Duck Baked Sheep's Head 94 When does a Bride walk up the Aisle Never Aisles at side only 95 How did Marc Quinquadron die while setting a new world record Food Poisoning ate 7 snails 3 min 96 Why two car thieves caught trying to sell stolen car in 1976 Tried to sell to owner 97 Billie Holiday, James Dean, Eva Peron, Janis Joplin - Common All were Prostitutes 98 What subject Ben Franklins letter to Royal Academy - Brussels Perfuming Farts 99 Reginald Carey became famous as who Rex Harrison 100 What is a Chorizo Spicy Sausage Page 27
  28. 28. 10000 general knowledge questions and answers No Questions Quiz 14 Answers 1 What do the quarters of a hot cross bun symbolise Four Seasons 2 What is the literal translation of terrapin Eatable (Algonquin word) 3 What to a French or Spanish man is an OVNI UFO 4 What is it against the law to kill in Pacific Grove California Butterflies – local ordinance 352 5 Ernest Hemmingway said what would protect against allergies Having lots of sex 6 The Gettysburg Address was written on what Used envelopes 7 Collective nouns - a siege of Herons 8 Who was banned from writing USA Constitution - secret Jokes Benjamin Franklin 9 The 9 banded armadillo and humans have what in common Both catch Leprosy 10 How did Attila the Hun die on honeymoon Booze – Honeymoon 30 day booze up 11 What better name is Mary Westmacott better known Agatha Christie 12 In the Bible what did David give Saul as a dowry for Michal 200 Foreskins from Philistines 13 What did Dr Samuel Mudd do that your inspired "name is mud" Treated J W Booth Life imprison 14 How do you Rizzle something Sun dry 15 If you suffered from pruritus - what would be wrong Itching 16 Andr'e Gide the writer was expelled from school for what crime Masturbating during lessons 17 What is the most popular Saints name Felix - 67 John 65 18 What type of food is a Munster plum Potato 19 Old superstition Wearing socks inside out protection from what Witches 20 What food item did Pythagoras advise his followers to avoid Beans 21 What happened to the first traffic lights outside HP 1868 They exploded 22 What was unusual - beauty contest judge Percy Moorby 1985 He was Blind 23 What ruined Cesar Borgia's honeymoon night Mate gave him Laxatives 24 John Ruskin - Art Critic - Marriage collapsed when wife had what Pubic Hair 25 Who called himself 8th wonder of world cos of his big dick Charlie Chaplain 26 What given out celebrate birthday of King Bjumbal Thailand 1983 Free Vasectomies 27 What would a nidologist be interested in Birds nests 28 In the 18th century what job did a fart-catcher do A footman – walk behind master 29 What is a young pigeon called Squab 30 Around which French town is the champagne industry located Epernay 31 What country invented castanets Egypt 32 Who is the patron saint of music St Cecilia 33 Whose first box office film was called Risky Business Tom Cruise 34 What is the smallest state of Australia Tasmania 35 What is measured by an interferometer Wavelength of light 36 What airlines identification code is VS Virgin Atlantic 37 In which G&S operetta is eating a sausage roll a secret sign The Grand Duke 38 What emperor ordered St Peter crucified Nero 39 What was the name of Ali Babas female slave Morgiana 40 In which novel does the character Quebec Bagnet appear Bleak House 41 Sarah Josepha Hall wrote what Mary had a little lamb 42 What is the main ingredient of faggots Liver 43 Who were the first people to measure the year Babylonians 44 Who voices the female hyena in the lion king Whoopee Goldberg 45 Anthony McMillan became famous as who Robbie Coltrane 46 Roy Thines played David Vincent in which TV series The Invaders 47 What colour is the cap given to an England cricket player Blue 48 What capital city began as the village of Edo Tokyo 49 Whose music was on the soundtrack of When Harry met Sally Harry Connick Jr 50 In which sport is there a York round Archery Page 28
  29. 29. 10000 general knowledge questions and answers No Questions Quiz 14 Answers 51 In Penny Lane what is the nurse selling from a tray Poppies 52 Whose last words were "lets do it" Garry Gilmore 53 The Black Swan is native to which country Australia 54 Who said "All the world's art ain't worth a good potato pie" L S Lowrie 55 Collective nouns a Toc of what Capercailzie 56 If you had podobromhidrosis what would you have Smelly Feet 57 What instrument is also called the octave flute Piccolo 58 What type of food is coulibac Russian Fish Pie 59 What spice is used to make a whiskey sling Nutmeg 60 What sort of creature is a tarantula hawk Wasp - hunts spiders 61 Where does the spice saffron come from The Crocus 62 What tennis player had trials with Bayern Munich soccer club Boris Becker 63 Which children's character was created by Mary Tourtel Rupert the Bear 64 What does the name Ghengis Khan mean Very Mighty Ruler 65 Who was Canada's first prime minister Sir John MacDonald 66 In Utmost Good Faith is the motto of which organisation Lloyds of London 67 The Shadows first record went straight to no 1 - what was it Apache 68 What is the most common disease in the world Dental Caries 69 Cirrus is a cloud type - what literal translation of its Latin name Lock of Hair 70 Which country was the first to make seat belts compulsory Czechoslovakia 71 What do Stacey Keach and Oscar Wilde have in common Reading Jail 72 Mathew Webb swam the channel - where did he drown Niagara Falls 73 In what movie did Sinatra sing My Kind of Town Robin and the 7 Hoods 74 Whose last unfinished novel was The Last Tycoon F Scott Fitzgerald 75 What do callipygian people have Prettily shaped buttocks 76 Collective nouns a Host of Sparrows 77 Zubin Mehta conducted who in concert Three Tenors 78 Who wrote and starred in the 1922 version of Robin Hood Douglas Fairbanks 79 Where were the 1952 Olympics held Helsinki 80 Franz Halls The Laughing Cavalier - what's the paintings real title Portrait of a man 81 Cheers exterior shots featured a real bar - what's it name Bull & Finch 82 What flavouring is used in the Belgian beer Kriek Cherries 83 A young what is called an Eyas Hawk 84 Who was given an honorary Oscar in 1985 after 50 years acting James Stuart 85 Handel's Harmonious Blacksmith was written for what instrument Harpsichord 86 Which US state is known as the Nutmeg State Connecticut 87 In a Gynocracy - who rules Women 88 In golf the no 10 iron is usually called what Wedge 89 What was the name of the Jester in As You Like It Touchstone 90 What alternative scale (not Richter) measures earthquakes Mercalli 91 A paratrichosic person has extra what Hair in unusual places 92 What is added to brandy to make a sidecar Cointreau or Triple Sec 93 Josip Broz became famous as who Marshal Tito 94 The Pampero blows over which mountains Andes 95 Which Canadian city is know as The Steel City Hamilton - Ontario 96 If an alloy is an amalgam what metal must it contain Mercury 97 What stretch of water separates Italy and Sicily Straights of Messina 98 The Althing rules in which country Iceland 99 Who won an Oscar for the soundtrack to Chariots of Fire Vangelis 100 Collective nouns - a Barren of what Mules Page 29
  30. 30. 10000 general knowledge questions and answers No Questions Quiz 15 Answers 1 Dorethy Parker said "Scratch an actor and you will find" what An Actress 2 What animal could be Siberian or Caspian Tiger 3 Collective nouns - an Array of what Hedgehogs 4 The Plains of Abraham overlook which city Quebec 5 The Mariners Compass or Pyxis is what Constellation 6 The Sam Maguire Trophy is played for in which sport Gaelic Football 7 The Somers Islands has what more familiar name Bermuda 8 The Three Stars is the national ice hockey team which country Sweden 9 How did camerawoman Lee Lyon die while working Charged by Elephant 10 What type of animal is a markhor Wild Goat 11 Who received the first ever Gold Disc Glen Miller – Chatanooga cho cho 12 What is the National Bird of India Peacock 13 Who directed Sharky's Machine Burt Reynolds 14 The Weir of Hermiston - last unfinished novel of who Robert Louis Stevenson 15 What is the last book of the Bible Revelations 16 What historical event was referred to as Black 47 Irish Potato Famine 17 What game was patented under the name Sphairistrike Lawn Tennis 18 What organisation did C T Russell found Jehovah Witnesses 19 Paris and What other capital had the worlds first telephone link Brussels 20 Tempera uses water and what to paint with Egg Yoke 21 What colour is the cross on the Greek Flag White 22 What was used before the baton was invented to conduct A Violin Bow 23 Leslie Lynch King became famous as who Gerald Ford 24 Who was Andromedas mother Cassiopeia 25 Lack of vitamin B1 causes what condition Beri Beri 26 What song was The Pittsburgh Pirates anthem We are Family – Sister Sledge 27 Whit countries parliament is called The Storting Norway 28 Who directed Four Weddings and a Funeral Mike Newell 29 Which company developed the Laser Printer Cannon 30 Parsley is a member of which family Carrot 31 What does lager literally mean in German Storage 32 Franz Kafka wrote in German what nationality was he Czeck 33 Which car company produced the first front wheel drive 1934 Citroen 34 Who produced the Tom and Jerry cartoons until 1956 Fred Quimby 35 The name of which countries capital means good air Argentina – Buenos Aires 36 The sackbut developed into which modern instrument Trombone 37 The GRA govern which sport Greyhound Racing Association 38 Which record label signed the Rolling Stones in 1991 Virgin 39 In heraldry gules are what colour Red 40 Reginald Truscott-Jones became famous as who Ray Miland 41 What is the food of the secretary bird Snakes 42 What bridge links a Palace with a State Prison Bridge of Sighs – Venice 43 The African and French marigolds are native to what country Mexico 44 Who is the Patron Saint of Grave diggers St Anthony 45 What is Muckle Flugga Rock and Lighthouse on Uist 46 Mary Read and Anne Boney had what job in common Pirates 47 Short actors stand on what wooden object - to appear bigger Pancake 48 What is the commonest name for a pub in Britain The Red Lion 49 What does the word economy mean in original Greek Home Management 50 Pok ta Pok started in Mexico - what modern game/sport is it Basketball Page 30
  31. 31. 10000 general knowledge questions and answers No Questions Quiz 15 Answers 51 George Simenon created Maigret - what nationality was he Belgian 52 Country singer Hank Wangford had what profession Gynaecologist 53 Pit Straight - Lesmo Bend - Roggia Bend - which Grand Prix Monza Italy 54 What is a Chuckwalla Lizard 55 Edward Whymper was the first to do what Climb Matterhorn 56 What is Pancetta Bacon 57 In what film did Bruce Willis play a time travelling criminal Twelve Monkeys 58 Who was the first gymnast to score a perfect 10 in Olympics Nadia Comaneci 59 What bird is sacred in Peru Condor 60 What was Colombo's dog called Fang - Basset Hound 61 What industry would use a mordant Dying - to fix a colour 62 Catherine the Great of Russia was born in which country Poland 63 What tanker caused a severe oil spill in 1989 Exxon Valdez (Alaska) 64 Which soul singer was Sittin on the Dock of the Bay Otis Redding 65 In which city would you find The Blue Mosque Istanbul 66 What country makes Sukhindol wine Bulgaria 67 The minnow is the smallest member of what fish family Carp 68 Lucille Le Sueur became famous as who Joan Crawford 69 In which city is The Abbey theatre Dublin 70 Which islands capital is Flying Fish Cove Christmas Island 71 Where in the world is Radwick racecourse situated Sydney Australia 72 What has a palimped got Webbed Feet 73 Treifa foods are forbidden to which religious group Jews - opposite of Kosher 74 Which metal is the best conductor of electricity Silver 75 What ship was sunk in Auckland harbour in 1987 Rainbow Warrior (Greenpeace) 76 A Myologist studies what Muscles 77 Orpheus went into the underworld to rescue who Eurydice 78 Where on the human body is the skin the thinnest Eye 79 Colleen McCullough wrote which best selling book The Thorn Birds 80 What would you put on your escutcheon - if you had one Coat of Arms 81 The Germans call them Stumphhose - what are they Tights 82 Who might wear a wimple A Nun 83 What is the largest country in Africa Sudan 84 What tree can be English, American or Eurasian Elm 85 Which dictator preferred 50,000 rifles to 50,000 votes Benito Mussolini 86 What was Alka-Seltzer first marketed as Cold Cure 87 What would be happening if you suffered from canitis Greying Hair 88 According to the proverb which fruit tastes sweetest Forbidden 89 What animals name literally translates as earth pig Aardvark 90 What dance is usually performed to Orpheus in the Underworld Can Can 91 What country was once named New France Canada 92 Name ship sunk by the submarine Conqueror Falklands War General Belgrano 93 In which country were modern banknotes first used Sweden 94 What was invented in the Humpty Dumpty store Oklahoma Supermarket Trolley 95 Which country produces wine in the Casablanca valley Chile 96 The Air Canada Silver Broom is won in which sport Curling 97 Iain Stewart - dropped - looked too normal - what pop group The Rolling Stones 98 What is the main flavour of aioli Garlic 99 What was the worlds first passenger jet aircraft Comet 100 What does the syrinx help a bird to do Sing Page 31
  32. 32. 10000 general knowledge questions and answers No Questions Quiz 16 Answers 1 What member of the weasel family is over 1 meter or 3 feet long Badger 2 Capability Brown was a famous Landscape Gardener 1st name Lancelot 3 Boccaccios collection of ten stories are known as what Decameron 4 What do fennel leaves taste of Aniseed 5 What country is the home of the Ashanti people Ghana 6 12 is the atomic number of which metal Magnesium 7 What was Beethoven's only opera Fidelio 8 In which of Aristophanes plays do the women refuse sex Lysistrata 9 Which Australian writer won the Nobel prize in 1973 Patrick White 10 What is a hypocaust Roman Heating System 11 What 18th century German soldier told very tall tales of himself Baron Munchhausen 12 Which country imports the most champagne Great Britain 13 Thomas Keneally wrote which book (Oscar winning film) Schindler's Ark 14 What is the name of the metal discs set in a tambourines rim Jingles 15 Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Handel, Liszt, Ravel what in common Bachelors 16 What were China 14 Raduga 14 Himwari 3 Orbiting satellites 17 What is a Flemish Giant Rabbit 18 Somerset Maugham, A J Cronin, Richard Gorden - in common Not Writers - Doctors 19 What does Stet mean to a printer Let the Original stand 20 In Paris what are FD Roosevelt Stalingrad Louis Blanc Metro Stations 21 English writer - Died Typhoid - Drank Paris water - Prove safe Arnold Bennett 1931 22 What food item in French literally means twice cooked Biscuit 23 What religions sacred writings are divided into the Tripitaka Buddhism 24 Herodotus the Greek is known as the father of what History 25 The old French Royal family - Boy Scouts share what symbol Fleur-de-lis 26 We have used the Latin phrase ad hoc - what literally mean For this special purpose 27 Which dancer died in 1927 strangled by scarf on car wheel Isadora Duncan 28 What do astronomers call the red sky before sunrise Aurora 29 A beast of prey sometimes called a glutton - what is it Wolverine 30 French novelist - nearly 100 books all La Comedie Humaine Honor'e de Balzac 31 What is the correct name for food permitted under Moslem laws Hal-al 32 What country is known to its inhabitants as Suomen Tasavalta Finland 33 What French blue cheese (similar to stilton) is made ewes milk Roquefort 34 A Suffragan has what job Bishop - no parish – helps other 35 Segmental, Primitive, Doucine, Elliptical are types of what Arch (in construction) 36 Who got Judas job as the twelfth apostle Matthias 37 Which famous horse race was won Urban sea, Carnegie, Lammtarra Prix de l'arc de Triomphe 38 Elvis Stojko was an ice skating word champion - what country Canada 39 What animals make up the Suidae family Pigs 40 What is the word (derived from Malay) for unhusked rice Paddy 41 Joel Chandler Harris wrote which series of stories Uncle Remus 42 We have heard of the Renaissance - what's it literally mean Rebirth 43 In film making what does a Blimp do Covers camera – reduce noise 44 Where would you find a Walloon South Belgium – Native Flemish 45 What do we call what the Japanese call Oshugatsu New Year 46 Tete-beche is a familiar term in which hobby Stamp Collecting 47 Good King Wenceslas was the King of which country Bohemia (Germany) 48 Sir Jack Cohen founded what Tescos - supermarkets 49 What does rabbi literally mean My Master 50 What port lies at the mouth of the Swan river Freemantle (Perth) Page 32