GK 31 Quiz

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Who is Donald Trump's only child with his second wife, Marla Maples? Tiffany Trump
What is the main city on the Isle of Lewis? Stornoway
What was the maiden name of Donald Trump's mother? MacLeod
Who is the oldest sibling of Michael Jackson? Rebbie/Maureen
Who was Michael Jackson's oldest brother? Jackie (born Sigmund)
Who is the youngest sibling of Michael Jackson? Janet Jackson
Who released multimillion selling albums "Luck of the Draw" (1991) and "Longing In Their Hearts" (1994)? Bonnie Raitt
Dalton, Georgia, bills itself as the world capital of which commodity? Carpets
John Landy was the second sportsman to achieve what notable feat, just 46 days after the first person? Run the sub four minute mile
Which boxing weight division lies between light-heavyweight and heavyweight? Cruiserweight
The Tarim Basin lies in which country? China (in Xinjiang)
Which Chinese Dynasty ruled the country in the year 1AD? Han (206BC-220AD)
How long did the Qin (Chin) Dynasty of China last? 15 years (221-206BC)
Which Moghul Emperor ruled 1555-1605, roughly co-temperaneous with Elizabeth I? Akbar
The word 'moghul' derives from the Persian for what, reflecting the early Moghul Emperors' ancestry? Mongol
Who was India's first Moghul emperor? Babur
What country was called 'Serica' by the Romans? China (it means 'silken')
What name is given to the now-outlawed Hindu practice of women burning on their husbands' funeral pyres? Suttee
The Bhagavad Gita is largely concerned with which God, the god of compassion, tenderness, and love in Hinduism? Krishna
Which English loan word derives from huge wagons bearing an image of a Hindu gods used in Indian festivals? Juggernaut
In 602, a dissatisfied and bloodthirsty general by what name usurped the Byzantine throne, having Eastern Roman Emperor Maurice and his six sons executed? Phocas
What name was given to the territory, centred on Metz, which formed the northeastern section of the Merovingian Kingdom of the Franks during the 6th to 8th centuries? Austrasia
In 597, where was the first Benedictine monastery outside of Italy founded? Canterbury
No longer an island, which part of the UK, and parliamentary constituency was once separated from the mainland by the 600-metre (2,000 ft) Wantsum Channel? Isle of Thanet
Gregory the Great's work 'Liber Regulae Pastoralis', a treatise on the responsibilities of the clergy, was translated into Old English by which monarch as part of a project to improve education in Anglo-Saxon England? Alfred the Great
Which pianist had two 1959 UK number 1s with "Side Saddle" and "Roulette" – he died in 2000? Russ Conway
What is seven in the song "One for Sorrow, Two for Joy"? A secret never to be told
What were there exactly nine of in the song "12 Days of Christmas"? Ladies Dancing
Which song from the film "Mary Poppins" won the 1964 Academy Award for Best Original Song? Chim Chim Chir-ee
Which popstar took his name from a black and yellow striped shirt he once wore? Sting
Similar to the classic cup and ball game, which traditional Japanese toy has three cups and a spike which fits into the hole in the ball? Kendama
What were the Christian names of the three ' Railway Children' in Edith Nesbit's novel? Phyllis, Roberta, Peter
Who is Ivan Voinitski in the title of a well-known 19th century play? Uncle Vanya
What is the world's third largest lake after the Caspian Sea and Lake Superior? Lake Victoria
Manitoulin Island, the biggest lake island in the world, is in which lake? Huron
In which month is the National Eisteddfod of Wales traditionally held? August
Who composed "The Dream of Gerontius" in 1900? Elgar
A cocktail containing vodka and orange juice is called what? Screwdriver
Which number piano sonata is Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata"? Fourteen
How many valkyries are there in Wagner's Ring Cycle? Nine
Thanjavur, formerly Tanjore, is in which Indian state? Tamil Nadu
Which Brian Aldiss work was the basis for the film 'A.I.'? Supertoys Last All Summer Long
Tenby is in which Welsh county? Pembrokeshire
In beta decay, which two types of particle may be emitted from the atomic nucleus as the 'beta particle'? An electron or positron
Which famed scientist wrote "The Electrical Structure of Matter" in 1926, and "Radioactivity" in 1904? Ernest Rutherford
Founded by Portuguese immigrants, the football team CR Vasco Da Gama play home matches in which city? Rio de Janeiro
How many symphonies did Berlioz compose in total? Four
Which composer's work is "Karelia Suite"? Jean Sibelius
Who composed the opera "The Pearl Fishers"? Georges Bizet
Where is the 1863 opera "The Pearl Fishers" set? Ceylon
Who is Rigoletto's master in the opera of the same name? The Duke of Mantua
Who composed opera "Rigoletto"? Giuseppe Verdi
Who, a dwarf, steals the Rheingold in Wagner's Ring Cycle? Alberich
Who had an August 1961 UK Number 1 with "Well, I Ask You"? Eden Kane
Cavaradossi, Angelotti and Scarpia are characters in which opera? Tosca
Which animal supplies the milk for Roquefort cheese? Ewe
What is the more common name for calcium carbonate? Chalk
What is the old name for Calcium Oxide? Quicklime
What is the more common name for traulism? Stuttering/stammering
What was India's first lunar probe, launched 2008, called? Chandrayaan-1
Facel Vega cars were made in which country? France
The League Of Cambrai was a coalition force formed in the early 16th century to fight against which European republic? Venice
The Christian ascetic Simeon Stylites lived on top of a pillar near which city? Aleppo
Who created the play "One Man, Two Guvnors" by adapting Goldoni's "Servant Of Two Masters"? Richard Bean
Who composed successful opera "Il filosofo di campagna (The Country Philosopher)", the libretto being written by Goldoni? Galuppi
Complete Venetian scholar Paolo Sarpi's famous maxim – "I never, never lie…." …but I do not divulge every fact
Give a year in the Fourth Crusade? 1202-04
The Deutschmark was divided into 100 what? Pfennigs
The succession crisis that emerged when it became clear that Henry III of France would not produce an heir, received which fanciful name? War of the Three Henrys
Which Pope, Patriarch of Venice, assumed the position when the King of Austro-Hungary vetoed the favoured candidate during the Papal Enclave? Pius X
On which island was St Paul shipwrecked on his fourth journey – he stayed the winter there? Malta
Bithynia Et Pontus was a Roman province located (in modern-day terms) in which country? Turkey (on its Black Sea Coast)
Who was the last of the Julio-Claudian Roman Emperors? Nero
What was the 'Year of The Four Emperors' in Rome? 68AD
Which force made up the personal bodyguards of Roman Emperors? Praetorian Guard
Who was the first in the Flavian Dynasty of Roman Emperors? Vespasian
Assassinated in 96AD, who was the last Flavian Roman Emperor – he succeeded his brother Titus, and was a son of Vespasian? Domitian
The Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome was originally the mausoleum of which Roman Emperor? Hadrian
The 'Flower Duet' comes from which opera? Lakme (Delibes)
The Tamworth Country Music Festival is held in which country, annually? Australia (in New South Wales)
In which century were the Carmelite Order (Whitefriars) founded? 13th
Who had a 1968 UK Number 3 with 'Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)'? John Fred and his Playboy Band
What is the correct name of the religious sect known as the 'Moonies'? Unification Church
In Hungarian called "A kekszakallu herceg vara" Which famous piece – perhaps his most famous – did Bela Bartok compose in 1911? Duke Bluebeard's Castle
Which US singer, born Dec 11th 1944, was nicknamed 'Little Miss Dynamite'? Brenda Lee
Which composer wrote 'Preludes for Piano' in 1926? George Gershwin
As of 2017, who is the only solo French male singer to have had a UK number 1, doing so in 1974? Charles Aznavour
'Getting To Know You' is a song from which musical? The King And I
What was Sandie Shaw's real name? Sandra Goodrich
Which Selkirk fruit cake is made with sultanas? Bannock
A Roman aqueduct in which Spanish city is both a UNESCO heritage site and on the city's coat of arms? Segovia
The ruins of Kourion, including an impressive amphitheatre, are in which country? Cyprus
The first Roman-Jewish war ended with the mass suicide of around 960 Jewish rebels in which town or city? Masada
Who wrote many monologues for actor Stanley Holloway, including 'Albert and the Lion'? Marriott Edgar
In art, what does holding a palm frond symbolise? Martyrdom
How is Titus Flavius Clemens (c150-c215) better known to history? St Clement of Alexandria
What name, derived from the Central Asian nomads who practiced it, is given to the tactic of apparently fleeing on horseback, only to turn and fire an arrow at pursuers? Parthian shot (hence: parting shot)
Which Persian Empire was founded by Ardashir I in 224AD, was an adversary of Rome, and lasted until the coming of Islam? Sassanid Empire
Which Roman Emperor was taken as a prisoner of war (by Shapur I), the only Emperor to suffer this indignity? Valerian
What is given on the 35th wedding anniversary? Coral
In the Hall of the Mountain King was composed by Edvard Grieg as part of which play by Henrik Ibsen? Peer Gynt
Which newspaper editor was played by Peter Capaldi in the film The Fifth Estate? Alan Rusbridger
In which BBC TV drama was Doctor Thomas Chamberlain the Head of the Lyell Centre supported by pathologist Nikki Alexander and forensic scientist Jack Hodgson? Silent Witness
What was the name of the western lowland gorilla that arrived at London Zoo in November 1947, living there until his death in 1978? Guy
Two twentieth century Prime Ministers were Home Secretary before they were Premier. One was Winston Churchill. Who was the other? James Callaghan
Three African countries have a shoreline on Lake Malawi -Tanzania, Malawi and which other? Mozambique
Which acclaimed actor played Eric Babbage in Coronation Street in 2013, and Stan Carter in Eastenders from 2014 to 2015? Timothy West
Which English monarch succeeded Edward V in 1483? Richard III
Which writer created the detective Charlie Chan? Earl Derr Biggers
In which English county is the former village of Borstal (now subsumed by a larger conurbation) which gave its name to youth prisons? Kent (it is now part of Rochester)
Who was the Emir of Afghanistan from 1901 until 1919 when he was assassinated? He shares his forename with a man who was briefly king in 1929 until he too was deposed and executed. Habibullah Khan
Mahmud beg Tarzi became a key figure in the history of which country, following the lead of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in Turkey by working for modernization and secularization, and strongly opposing religious extremism and obscurantism? Afghanistan
Who was the Sovereign of the Kingdom of Afghanistan from 1919 to 1929, dying in exile in Switzerland in 1960? Amanullah Khan
Who was the last King of Afghanistan, reigning from 8 November 1933 until he was deposed on 17 July 1973? Mohammed Zahir Shah
As of 2017, Pakistan's longest-serving head of state, which was a four-star rank general who served as the 6th President of Pakistan from 1978 until his death in 1988, after declaring martial law in 1977? General Zia (Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq)
Which Welsh author with an interest in occultism wrote the September 1914 short story "The Bowmen" that 'inspired' the story of the "Angels of Mons"? Arthur Machen
What is the name of the annual reference book (also published online, on CD and microfiche) of information on all the world's warships arranged by nation, including information on ship's names, dimensions, armaments, silhouettes and photographs, etc? Jane's Fighting Ships
Which Scottish medium is best known as the last person to be imprisoned under the British Witchcraft Act of 1735, in 1944? Helen Duncan
Flight Lieutenant Carmichael Irwin was in command of which ill-fated craft when it crashed in 1930? R101
Ann Lee (29 February 1736 – 8 September 1784), commonly known as Mother Ann Lee, was the leader of which religious group? Shakers (United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing)
Which Belgian athlete became Olympic champion in the heptathlon at the 2016 Summer Olympics and the world champion in London in 2017? Nafi Thiam
Who was nominated for successive Academy Awards for Best Actress for her roles in Caged (1950) and Detective Story (1951)? Eleanor Parker
Who was nominated for successive Academy Awards for Best Actress for her roles in Country (1984) and Sweet Dreams (1985)? Jessica Lange
What is the capital of the Spanish autonomous community of Cantabria? Santander
Mount McKinley, the tallest mountain in the USA, is to be found in which Alaskan National Park and Preserve, the name of which means "the great one" in the native Athabaskan language and refers to the mountain itself? Denali
Who led the American forces against the British fleet, under the command of Sir Alexander Cochrane, at the Battle of New Orleans, the final major battle of the War of 1812? Andrew Jackson
The Era of Good Feelings is a much-used phrase coined by the journalist Benjamin Russell to describe a period of American history under which President? James Monroe
In April 2007, a strong storm caused a 300 yard breach between Martha’s Vineyard and which smaller island off its eastern end that had previously been connected to the main island? Chappaquiddick Island
What is the name of the historic village in Viriginia where the surrender of the Confederate Army under Robert E. Lee to Union commander Ulysses S. Grant took place on April 9, 1865, effectively ending the American Civil War? Appomatox Court House
With a population of a little over 11,500, which Floridian city is the oldest continuously occupied European-established city in the USA, and the oldest port in the continental United States? St Augustine
It is traditionally held that the American Civil War began when which Confederate General opened fire upon Fort Sumter in South Carolina? Pierre Beauregard
In 1848, the former Democratic President Martin van Buren was again nominated for Presidency by which short-lived political party that was active during the 1848 and 1852 elections before being largely absorbed by the Republican Party in 1854? Free Soil Party
Devils Tower in Wyoming gained its name during an 1875 expedition led by Col. Richard Irving Dodge when his interpreter misinterpreted the Lakota name ‘Mato Tipila’ to mean Bad God's Tower, later to be altered. What is the correct translation? Bear Tower
Named after an American slave who was later hanged, what name was given to the slave rebellion that took place in Southampton County, Virginia during August 31 during which over 50 people were killed? Nat Turner's Rebellion
What was the name of the American Commodore who compelled the opening of the Japanese ports of Shimoda and Hakodate to United States trade with the Convention of Kanagawa in 1854? Matthew Perry
The Pocono Mountains region is a popular tourist destination located in the northeastern part of which state? Pennsylvania
What was the popular name given to the movement that originated in New York in 1843 as the American Republican Party that was empowered by popular fears that the country was being overwhelmed by Irish Catholic immigrants? Know-Nothing Party
Kolob Arch, the second longest natural arch in the world, can be found in which National Park in Utah? Zion National Park
Which title, referring to episode in the legendary history of early Rome, is shared by paintings by Nicolas Poussin, Peter Paul Rubens and Pablo Picasso? Rape of the Sabine Women
Which title, the name of a Biblical King, is shared by sculptures by Donatello, Andrea del Verrocchio and Gian Lorenzo Bernini? David
Which Italian theatre, opera and cinema director is best known for his films Ossessione (1943), Senso (1954), Rocco and His Brothers (1960), The Leopard (1963) and Death in Venice (1971)? Luchino Visconti
Who played Gustav von Aschenbach in the 1971 film "Death in Venice"? Dirk Bogarde
Active from 1990–2003 which Welsh rugby union player scored a total of 1090 points in international matches? Neil Jenkins
Born 25 April 1966 in Cordoba, Argentina, which former rugby union fly-half who played for Argentina and Italy, winning 74 caps for the latter, and 2 for his home nation? Diego Dominguez
Who played Larry David's wife Cheryl on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm and Dallas Royce on the ABC sitcom Suburgatory? Cheryl Hines
Which fish is traditionally used to make the dish Brandade de Nimes or Brandade de Morue? Cod
Who played both Ronnie and Reggie Kray in the 2015 film "Legend"? Tom Hardy
In Irish mythology, who was the mother of Oisin by Fionn mac Cumhail? Sadhbh (or Saba)
Which Paris landmark did a man named Victor Lustig attempt to sell twice? Eiffel Tower
Indian politician Sonia Gandhi was born Edvige Maino in which country? Italy
The artist Artimesia Gentileschi was born in which century? 16th
Which company bought the company Youtube in $1.65billion in 2006? Google
What is a sternutation in physiological terms? A sneeze
The US TV star born in 1942, with the marital name Sheindlin, is better known by which two-word stage name? Judge Judy
Which composer wrote "Quartet for the End of Time" that premiered in the Gorlitz POW camp where he was being held captive? Olivier Messiaen
Also known as Haram al-Sharif, on which hill in Jerusalem is the shrine of the Dome of the Rock located? Temple Mount
Who directed the 2015 movie "Bridge of Spies"? Steven Spielberg
Jointly offered the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973, who declined it on the grounds that "bourgeois sentimentalities" were not for him and that peace had not in fact been achieved? Le D?c Th? (Le Duc Tho)
The largest glacier on the European mainland, Jostedalsbreen, is in which country? Norway
Aged just 36 at the time, who was the youngest of the twelve men to walk on the moon? Charles Duke
Which American theoretical physicist and professor of physics (1904-67) is credited with being the "father of the atomic bomb" for his role as Scientific Director of the Manhattan Project? Julius Robert Oppenheimer
First flying in 1949, what was the RAF's first jet bomber? English Electric Canberra
Who was the fourth man to walk on the Moon, via Apollo 12? Alan Bean
Which room in an abbey was the monks' main meeting room? Chapter House
Deneb is the brightest star in which constellation? Cygnus
What is the SI unit of area? Square Metre
In 1947, who became the first pilot confirmed to have exceeded the speed of sound in level flight? Chuck Yeager
Tollund Man is a bog man found with a rope round his neck, from the 4th century BC, that was found in which modern-day country? Denmark
In nature, what is also called a pollywog? Tadpole
Which Irish county derives its name from "the Land of Owen"? County Tyrone
Which guerrilla movement involved in the continuing Colombian armed conflict since 1964 gave up their weapons in 2017? FARC
Which museum, opened in 1852, was originally known as the Museum of Manufactures? The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A)
Thomas Farnolls Pritchard and Abraham Darby III designed which unique British structure in 1781? Iron Bridge
Luas is a tram/light rail system in which European capital city? Dublin
The 11 Line Islands are divided between which two countries? USA, Kiribati
The Britannia Monument or Nelson's Monument, was completed in 1819, 24 years before the completion of Nelson's Column in London, in which coastal UK town? Great Yarmouth
If you travelled due west from Colombo, Sri Lanka, in which country would you make landfall? Somalia
Which body of water separates Caithness from the Orkney Islands? Pentland Firth
According to scientists, all true toads belong to which family, the only one that is exclusively given the common name ‘toad’? Bufonidae
The two species of reptiles of the genus tuatara (from which they get their common name), Sphenodon punctatus and Sphenodon guntheri are the only surviving members of the order Sphenodontia. They are found in the wild in just one country. Which one? New Zealand
With a name meaning "little rampart", and formerly known as Mogador, which city lies in the western Moroccan economic region of Marrakesh-Safi, on the Atlantic coast? Essaouira
Which city in the Mediterranean, the third-largest in its country, lies close to the city first established as Kition, originally established in the 13th century BC? Larnaca (Cyprus)
What is the second-largest city by population in Cyprus, after Nicosia? Limassol
What was the working title of George Orwell's novel "1984"? The Last Man in Europe
Which people invaded and sacked Babylon in 1595BCE? Hittites
In which century did Alfred the Great of Wessex live? 9th Century CE
Which river at the extreme end of Bahawalpur district in Punjab is formed by successive confluence or merger of the five rivers of the Punjab, before it joins the Indus River at Mithankot? Panjnad River
In the fencing section of the Modern Pentathlon at the Olympics, which of the three types of fencing sword is used? Epee
In architecture, what name is given to any building with a circular ground plan, and sometimes covered by a dome? Rotunda
Which poet (1631-1700) was nicknamed "Glorious John"? John Dryden
A person who has won an EGOT has won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony Award. What additional accolade has a PEGOT winner won? Pulitzer Prize
Following John F Kennedy's assassination, who were the next two US Presidents to be born after him? Jimmy Carter, George HW Bush
Until 2010, Platinum, Gold and Silver were the only precious metals to be given assay hallmarks in the UK. Which other metal started receiving hallmarks in that year? Palladium
Which author created the character Sid Halley? Dick Francis
What is the English translation of the French architectural term "clocher"? Bell Tower
In which city did James Joyce die in 1941? Zurich
In literature, which part of Peter Pan was kept in a drawer? His shadow
Give a year in the life of author Henry Fielding. 1707-54
Who wrote "The Life and Loves of a She-Devil" in 1983? Fay Weldon
In the Bible, which prophet anointed Saul? Samuel
What is the boiling point of water in Fahrenheit? 212F
From the Latin and Greek for 'diary' or 'journal', in celestial navigation, what name is given to an object that gives the positions of naturally occurring astronomical objects as well as artificial satellites in the sky at a given time or times? Ephemeris
Which make of car is named for the Zoroastrian god of light and life? Mazda
Selina Kyle was the real name, for a time at least, of which fictional superhero? Catwoman
Named after the man who provided an exact explanation of the phenomenon in 1836, what is the two-word name for the points of light seen around the Moon at the time of the solar eclipse? Baily's Beads
Punta La Marmora is the highest peak on which island? Sardinia
What name is given to a belt worn over one shoulder that is typically used to carry a weapon (usually a sword) or other implement such as a bugle or drum? Baldric
Now on display in a Gosport museum, what was the first submarine commissioned by the Royal Navy? Holland 1
Ancona, Andalusian and Australorp are all varieties of which bird? Chicken
Which planet has a year of 29.4571 Earth years? Saturn
Which Empire was founded by Ardashir I, after the fall of the Parthian Empire and the defeat of the last Arsacid king, Artabanus V? Sassanid Empire
The Roman army in Gaul threw off its allegiance to Gallienus around the year 260, allowing who to take the title and powers of emperor in the provinces of Gaul, Germania, Britannia and Hispania, founding what scholars have dubbed the Gallic Empire? Postumus
Presented in ancient sources as a tyrant and cruel leader, an image that has survived into modernity, which Roman Emperor, the son of Septimius Severus, was assassinated by a disaffected soldier in 217CE? Caracalla
Which Roman Emperor was strangled by the wrestler Narcissus at the bidding of his concubine and chamberlain? Commodus
In Rome, due to turmoil at the head of the Empire, how was the year 193CE better known? Year of the Five Emperors
Which Greek scholar, ascetic, and early Christian theologian who was born and spent the first half of his career in Alexandria, was reported by Eusebius to have literally castrated himself in response to Matthew 19:12? Origen
Living c. 150 – c. 215, which theologian was heavily influenced by Plato, and counted among his pupils Origen and Alexander of Jerusalem? He wrote the 'Trilogy' (Protrepticus, Paedagogus, Stromata). Clement of Alexandria
The name of the Gnostics derives from the Greek 'gnosis', meaning what? Knowledge
Who the Jewish leader of a revolt against the Roman Empire in 132 CE, establishing an independent Jewish state which he ruled for three years as Nasi ("Prince")? Simon bar Kokhba
In which year was the Great Revolt against Roman rule by the Jews, starting the first Jewish-Roman War, precipitated by the plundering of the Temple and arrest of prominent Jews by the Roman governor, Gessius Florus? 66CE
The current and historical flags of which nation, as well as the flags of several of its constituent islands, all contain a white crescent and four white stars? Comoros
In heraldry, what name is given to a charge on a coat of arms that takes the form of a band running horizontally across the centre of the shield? Fess
What colour are the crescent and eight-pointed star at the centre of the flag of Azerbaijan? White
What are the two predominant colours of the flag of Haiti? Red, blue
How many stars feature on the flag of Honduras? Five
What colour are the stars on the flag of Honduras? Blue
A gold frigatebird appears on which nation's flag? Kiribati
What colour are the three horizontal bands on the flag of Azerbaijan? Blue, red, green (top to bottom)
The flag of the Bahamas is three bands of aquamarine, yellow and aquamarine from top to bottom, with what colour triangle at the hoist? Black
A mestizo and a black man appear on which country's flag – the only one to have human beings displayed prominently? Belize
Berekum Chelsea F.C. are a team that play in which African country? Ghana
What is the name of the form of alms-giving treated in Islam as a religious obligation or tax, which, by Quranic ranking, is next after prayer (salat) in importance? Zakat
No Ruz is New Year in which religion? Zoroastrianism
Aksum had a base in the south of the Arabian peninsula since it conquered which kingdom based in modern day Yemen in 525 CE? This kingdom was centred in Zafar and succeeded the Sabaeans. Himyarite Kingdom
Michael Portillo suffered an unexpected defeat in the Enfield Southgate seat in the 1997 general election. Which Labour MP beat him in that contest? Stephen Twigg
Former Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls suffered his own Portillo Moment in the 2015 general election when he lost to Andrea Jenkyns in which constituency? Morley and Outwood
Which neighbourhood on the west side of midtown Manhattan, on the Hudson River north of Chelsea, is also known as Clinton? Hell's Kitchen
Which appropriately named neighbourhood on the west side of San Francisco is located south of Golden Gate Park on the Pacific Ocean? Sunset
What album released 30 years ago included the singles Happy When It Rains and April Skies, as well as the title track? Darklands (Jesus and Mary Chain)
What was the second studio album by the Arctic Monkeys, released ten years ago? It included the singles Brianstorm and Flourescent Adolescent. Favourite Worst Nightmare
General George Keppel, 3rd Earl of Albemarle (1724-72) is best known to history for his capture of which capital city for the British in 1762, during the Seven Years' War? Havana
Which 1763 treaty formally ended the Seven Years' War? Treaty of Paris
Who led the slave rebellion that took place in Southampton County, Virginia, during August 1831, the largest and deadliest slave rebellion in US history? Nat Turner
What was the name of the American naval ship that sank in Havana Harbour during the Cuban revolt against Spain in 1898? Maine
What was the name of the yacht that was used to transport 82 fighters, including Fidel Castro, of the Cuban Revolution from Mexico to Cuba in November 1956 for the purpose of overthrowing the regime of Fulgencio Batista? Granma
Covering 541 million years to the present, what is the current geologic eon in the geologic time scale, and the one during which abundant animal and plant life has existed? Phanerozoic Era
The Carboniferous Period is divided into two subperiods, both named for US states – which two? Pennsylvanian, Mississippian
Which geologic period and system of the Paleozoic spanned 60 million years from the end of the Silurian, 419.2 million years ago (Mya), to the beginning of the Carboniferous, 358.9 Mya? Devonian
Which geologic period and system, the second of six periods of the Paleozoic Era, spanned 41.2 million years from the end of the Cambrian Period 485.4 million years ago (Mya) to the start of the Silurian Period 443.8 Mya? Ordovician
Which geological period followed the Carboniferous but preceded the Triassic? Permian
Kupffer cells are specialised macrophages found in which organ of the human body? Liver
Taking their name from the Greek for "cell movement", what name is given to a broad and loose category of small proteins (~5–20 kDa) that are important in cell signalling? Cytokines
Which 1957 horror film starring Michael Landon as a troubled teenager, Yvonne Lime and Whit Bissell was the first to have the word "teenage" in its title? I Was A Teenage Werewolf
What name is shared by the first film directed by Robert Altman in 1957, and a 1989 film starring Kylie Minogue? The Delinquents
In which 1931 film did Edward G. Robinson play the gangster "Rico" Bandello? Little Caesar
Considered to be the original outlaw biker film, which 1953 film saw Marlon Brando play Johnny Strabler? The Wild One
Which movie star was born Emanuel Goldenberg on December 12, 1893? Edward G. Robinson
Lita Grey, born Lillita Louise MacMurray, married which actor when she became pregnant by him aged just 16 – a criminal offence in California at the time? Charlie Chaplin
While the City Sleeps (1956) and Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956) were the last US-made films by which influential director? Fritz Lang
Which 1958 film noir written, directed by, and co-starring Orson Welles, starred Charlton Heston as Ramon Miguel Vargas, and Janet Leigh as Susan Vargas? Touch of Evil
Which actor and singer married Loray White, May Britt and Altovise Gore? Sammy Davis Jr.
Which prominent man born was Jesse Louis Burns on October 8, 1941? Reverend Jesse Jackson
Which footballer holds the all-time top goalscorer record for the Soviet Union national team with 42 goals? Oleg Blokhin
In particle physics, what is the mechanism of interaction, one of the four fundamental forces, between sub-atomic particles that causes radioactive decay and thus plays an essential role in nuclear fission? Weak interaction
The nearest large galaxy to the Milky Way can be found in which constellation? Andromeda
Whose works included "Michael Robartes and the Dancer" (1921), "The Tower" (1928) and "A Vision" (1925)? WB Yeats
Whose first published novel was 1915's "The Voyage Out"? Virginia Woolf
Which artist (1893-1983) produced his Constellations series during WW2? Joan Miro
Reigning 1621-65, which King of Spain was a patron of Diego Velazquez, who painted him several times? Philip IV
Rene Magritte spent most of his life in which capital city? Brussels
Which Canadian-born inventor is best known for his pioneering work developing radio technology – his achievements included the 1st transmission of speech by radio (1900) & the 1st two-way radiotelegraphic communication across the Atlantic (1906)? Reginald Fessenden
Which eponymous character in a 1922 novel is a realtor from Zenith, Ohio? (George F.) Babbitt
What was the first name at birth of author Sinclair Lewis, Sinclair being his middle name? Harry
Which word, derived from the Spanish diminutive for "sin", refers to a minor misdemeanour, especially sexual misconduct? Peccadillo
Who wrote the 1912 novel "Financier"? Theodore Dreiser
Which American realist novelist, literary critic, and playwright (1837-1920) is best known for the Christmas story "Christmas Every Day" and the novels The Rise of Silas Lapham and A Traveler from Altruria? William Dean Howells
To which author did Sinclair Lewis dedicate "Arrowsmith" – Lewis had a Pulitzer Prize award for Main Street overturned in this author's favour? Edith Wharton
Which magazine was founded in 1923 and originally run by Henry Luce? Time
DeWitt Wallace cofounded which publication with his wife Lila Bell Wallace, publishing the first issue in 1922? Reader's Digest
Which novel of Sinclair Lewis was set in Gopher Prairie? Main Street

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