quiz 1168 – general knowledge (QA)

1
Who starred as Jim Bowie in the 1960 film ‘The Alamo’? Richard Widmark
2
Which British place of learning is referred to as the ‘OU’? Open University
3
In the Bible, who is the father of Shem, Ham and Japheth? Noah
4
Fictional character Sir Percy Blakeney is better known by what name? The Scarlet Pimpernel
5
What colour is a 100 Euro banknote? Green
6
In the children’s television series ‘The Magic Roundabout’, who is the operator of the roundabout? Mr Rusty
7
In sport, what does WEPA stand for? World Elephant Polo Association
8
‘Barwick Green’ is the theme tune to which BBC series? The Archers
9
Bearoff, Nullo Play and Quadrant are all terms used in which board game? Backgammon
10
A bronze statue of Paddington bear is situated in which London station? Paddington Station
11
Mount of Venus, Plain of Mars and Mount of Jupiter are all found on which part of the body? Hand
12
Which is the largest country in Africa? Algeria (was Sudan until 2011)
13
The 1971 ‘Seabed Treaty’, between the US, Russia and the UK, banned the placement of what on the ocean floor, beyond a 12 mile coastal zone? Nuclear Weapons/WMDs
14
In which European city was the 1968 Eurovision Song Contest held? London
15
How many metres is one lap of a standard Olympic running track? 400
16
What type of jump is made by jumping from a tall structure wearing a strong rubber cable, usually fastened around the ankles? Bungee Jump
17
The Interlagos Formula One racing circuit is in which country? Brazil
18
How many sheets of paper, of the same size and quality, is in a metric quire? 25
19
In which mountain range did fictional character Rip Van Winkle sleep for twenty years? Catskill Mountains
20
Omphalophobia is the irrational fear of which part of the human body? Navel (belly button)
21
In Formula One racing, what does a red and yellow striped flag denote? Potential traction hazard/slippery surface
22
How many rings are on the Audi car logo? Four
23
Who plays Isobel Crawley in the UK television series ‘Downton Abbey’? Penelope Wilton
24
The Jigsaw Serial Killer is a fictional character in which series of horror films? Saw
25
Rubber, Boxing and Gardening are all types of what? Glove
26
A ‘Cabriole’ is a movement in what type of dance? Ballet
27
What does the trade magazine AVN stand for? Adult Video News
28
Which English football team won the 2008 FA Cup? Portsmouth FC
29
Serac is what type of foodstuff? Cheese
30
In which year was cigarette advertising banned on British television? 1965
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