Tuesday, February 18, 2014

50 General Knowledge Questions (Feb 2014)


1.     What beer is marketed as The king of beers? – Budweiser
2.    What name is given to a female swan? – Pen
3.    Name the frontman of the Kaiser Chiefs who replaced Danny O'Donoghue as judge and mentor on 'The Voice UK'? - Ricky Wilson
4.    Which is the world's second largest French-speaking city? – Montreal, Canada
5.    What angle is formed by the hands of a clock at 4 o'clock? - 120 degrees
6.    England's national rugby union side play their home games at which ground? - Twickenham
7.    In what year was Margaret Thatcher first elected Prime Minister? - 1979
8.    Which 1851 novel was first published in Britain under the title The Whale? - Moby Dick
9.    How many toes does a dog have? - 18
10.    Where would you find the Sea of Tranquillity? – The Moon
11.    In the music video for The Pogues 'Fairytale of New York', which famous American actor born on February 18, 1964 plays the police officer who arrests Shane McGowan? - Matt Dillon
12.    Name the first Democrat Party member in almost 20 years to become Mayor of New York City in January 2014? - Bill de Blasio
13.    What was the first country to win the World Cup twice? – Italy
14.    Who was born Leslie Townes Hope? – Bob Hope
15.    In what television show would you find The Woolpack? – Emmerdale
16.    What colour would Coca Cola be if you were to remove the artificial colouring? – Green
17.    How many legs do butterflies have? – 6
18.    Which British prime minister was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature? - Sir Winston Churchill
19.    How is the number 5 written in Roman numerals? V
20.    Which is the only country to lie entirely within the Alps? - Liechtenstein
21.    What word links the “Wizard of Oz” with the top goal-scorer in the 1990 World Cup finals? - Toto (Schillaci)
22.    In Bingo, what number is referred to as ‘Doctor’s Orders’? - 9
23.    Which city was the capital of Australia from 1901 to 1927? – Melbourne
24.    Which three-digit number refers to the NOT FOUND error message indicating that a HTTP server cannot find the requested item? - 404
25.    In American football, how many points is a touchdown worth? - 6
26.    What word can be used with the following to make a new word – Brief, Show and Stair
27.    What international news magazine became an online published magazine only in January 2013? - Newsweek
28.    Hushabye Mountain featured in which musical film? - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
29.    Who painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel? – Michelangelo
30.    Minus 40 degrees Celsius is equal to how many degrees Fahrenheit? - minus 40 F
31.    What Tarantino movie won the "Best Picture" or prestigious Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1994? - Pulp Fiction
32.    What is a baby seal called? A Pup
33.    In Darts, how much is the Outer Bull worth? – 25
34.    What is the surname of the singer Rihanna born February 20, 1988? – Fenty
35.    Which celebrity couple have children named Apple and Moses? (full names of both people required) – Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin
36.    How many keys on a standard piano? – 88
37.    What colour to do you get when you mix red and white? – Pink
38.    In TV's The Simpsons, what is the name of Ned Flanders two children? - Rod and Todd
39.    What is Pakistan's currency? – Rupee
40.    Who were the backing group for Bill Hailey? The Comets
41.    Which capital city lies on the Potomac River? - Washington D.C.
42.    Whom did former Beatle star Paul McCartney wed in 2011? - Nancy Shevell
43.    The pot-bellied pig is a breed of domesticated pig originating in which Asian country? – Vietnam
44.    Elsa Lanchester played the title role in which 1935 horror film? - Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
45.    What is the square root of 16? – 4
46.    In what country are Pikeur cigars made? – Holland
47.    What is the capital of Nepal? – Kathmandu
48.    How many dots are there in total on a pair of dice? - 42
49.    At which ski resort was Michael Schumacher seriously injured during late 2013? – Meribel
50.    What is the capital of The Bahamas? – Nassau