Wednesday, 2 April 2008

General Knowledge #18

  1. What sort of woollen headgear was named after a battle of the Crimean War?
  2. Whose tomb is situated in Arlington Cemetery Washington, at the Arc de Triomphe, Paris & in Westminster Abby, London?
  3. What is the surname of the Hungarian inventor whose multicoloured, rotatable cube became a world cult?
  4. Who was arrested on 4th November 1605?
  5. What is the acronym for the agency set up in 1923 to provide co-operation between police forces worldwide?
  6. What does the MI of MI5/MI6 stand for?
  7. What unit is used for measuring the fineness of yarn? (Clue: Think tights/stockings)
  8. Where were Anne Boleyn, Catherine Howard & Lady Jane Grey beheaded?
  9. What stands 320 metres tall in the Champ de Mars and was designed in 1889?
  10. What was the term popularised by Winston Churchill for the imaginary boundary dividing Europe between the capitalist West and communist East?
  11. What term is used to denote illegal accessing of computer programs?
  12. Which 18th Century cattle thief, smuggler, robber & Highway Man was hanged at York in 1739?
  13. What was abolished in Britain in 1965 for all crimes except treason?
  14. Which Italian city was buried when Vesuvius erupted in AD 79?
  15. What emergency device was first used in 1945 and has since saved the lives of more than 5000 pilots?

For the answers, swipe below:

  1. Balaclava
  2. The tomb of the unknown soldier
  3. Rubix
  4. Guy Fawkes
  5. Interpol
  6. Military Intelligence
  7. Denier
  8. Tower Of London
  9. Eiffel Tower
  10. The Iron Curtain
  11. Hacking
  12. Dick Turpin
  13. Capital Punishment/Hanging
  14. Pompeii or Herculaneum
  15. Ejector Seat

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