Wednesday, 28 January 2009

General Knowledge # 27

  1. Which famous nanny was created by P.L. Travers?
  2. What name is given to the winter dormancy of certain mammals?
  3. What is the occupation of Lovejoy in stories by Jonathan Gash?
  4. What is the only whale that has been observed to prey on other whales?
  5. Which soap opera did Oscar winning actor Russell Crowe once appear in?
  6. Which singer received the highest number of nominations for the 2001 Brit Awards but failed to win anything?
  7. In which county is the town of Kidderminster?
  8. Who resigned from the Cabinet for the second time in two years in January 2001?
  9. Who took over from Lloyd Grossman as presenter of Masterchef?
  10. Who was Hitler’s master of Propaganda?
  11. How many lines are in a sonnet?
  12. Who was queen of England for nine days?
  13. On which date do Americans celebrate Groundhog Day?
  14. In which year was the Queen Mother born?
  15. What do the initials YMCA stand for?

  1. Mary Poppins
  2. Hibernation
  3. Antiques dealer
  4. Killer Whale
  5. Neighbours
  6. Craig David
  7. Worcestershire
  8. Peter Mandleson
  9. Gary Rhodes
  10. Joseph Goebbles
  11. 14
  12. Lady Jane Grey
  13. 2nd Feb
  14. 1900
  15. Young Men’s Christian Association

BW Debut: 20th December 2001, FCH Bar, Cheltenham

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

General Knowledge # 26

  1. What date did man first land on the moon?
  2. In which English county is Farnborough?
  3. When talking about Flaming Galah’s what is a Gallah?
  4. Which British nanny was alleged to have killed Baby Matthew Eappen?
  5. What to the initials GNP stand for?
  6. The name of which tuned percussion instrument means bell play in German?
  7. What is the capital of Iraq?
  8. Who invented the Light Bulb?
  9. Which film won best picture at the 2001 Oscars?
  10. What name is given to the weakening of bones?
  11. Who wrote The Cat In The Hat?
  12. Which Shakespeare play features Ferdinand, the King of Navarre?
  13. By what name is the central keep of the Tower of London known?
  14. Which University won the 2001 Boat Race?
  15. In radio what does AM stand for?

For the answers, swipe below:

  1. July 20th 1969
  2. Hamshire
  3. Type of Parrot
  4. Louise Woodward
  5. Gross National Product
  6. Glockenspiel
  7. Bagdhad
  8. Thomas Edison
  9. Gladiator
  10. Osteoporosis
  11. Dr. Suess
  12. Love’s Labours Lost
  13. The White Tower
  14. Cambridge
  15. Amplitude Modulation

BW Debut: 18th November 2001, Park Bar, Cheltenham

Monday, 26 January 2009

General Knowledge # 25

  1. How long is the average giraffe’s neck?
  2. In which year did Winston Churchill die?
  3. What was the name of King Arthur’s sword?
  4. What does RADAR stand for?
  5. What monarch was featured on the Penny Black stamp?
  6. What was Ghana’s former name?
  7. Who played the third television Dr. Who?
  8. From which country did the US buy Florida?
  9. Who did Peeping Tom see naked according to the legend?
  10. Who is James Bond’s chief of staff?
  11. What abrasive rock is produced by gasses frothing in lava?
  12. What nationality was the composer Chopin?
  13. Where were Anne Boleyn, Catherine Howard & Lady Jane Grey all beheaded?
  14. What was Toy Of The Year in 1986?
  15. In which year did the radio soap The Archers first go on air?

Swipe below for the answers:

  1. 3 Metres
  2. 1965
  3. Excaliber
  4. Radio Detection & Ranging
  5. Queen Victoria
  6. The Gold Coast
  7. Jon Pertwee
  8. Spain
  9. Lady Godiva
  10. M (Sir Miles Messervy)
  11. Pumice
  12. Polish
  13. Tower Of London
  14. Transformers
  15. 1951

BW Debut: 15th november 2001, FCH Bar, Cheltenham