Friday, 14 September 2012

General Knowledge #45

  1. In World War 2, what was a T-34?
  2. In British politics, which other position is now also always held by the First Lord of the Treasury?
  3. Which Spanish word is usually translated into English as “long live”?
  4. Which scientist, on discovering a solution while in the bath, is said to have jumped up exclaiming “Eureka!”
  5. Who sacrificed himself by leaving Captain Scott’s Antarctic Expedition with the words, “I am just going outside and I may be some time”?
  6. Which car manufacturer was the first to add a conveyor belt to his production line?
  7. Which piece of modern technology would a German refer to as “a handy”?
  8. Cheviot, North Ronaldsay and Scottish Blackface are all domesticated breed of which animal?
  9. In which year was the first Call Of Duty video game released?
  10. The name of which popular Chinese snack translated means 'a little bit of heart'?
  11. Which actor has been nominated twice for an Academy Award for playing a US President?
  12. In which year were the first time zones introduced?
  13. True or false: Viagra pills are kosher in Israel.
  14. What name did Hitler wish to give his proposed new World Capital?
  15. To the nearest million how many sausage rolls do Gregg’s the bakers produce per year?

  1. A (Soviet) tank
  2. Prime Minister
  3. Viva
  4. Archimedes
  5. Captain (Lawrence “Titus”) Oates
  6. Henry Ford
  7. Mobile Phone
  8. Sheep
  9. 2003
  10. Dim Sum
  11. Sir Anthony Hopkins. In Nixon and Amistad
  12. 1883. By US and Canadian railways
  13. True
  14. Germania
  15. 140 Million (Correct as of April 2012)

Thursday, 13 September 2012

News & Current Affairs #32

1.      Evolution is the name of the forthcoming album from which band?
2.      Cult TV soap Dallas returned to UK TV this week what is the name of the Ewing’s ranch?
3.      Who was the winner of Celebrity Big Brother on Friday night?
4.      Who won cricket's County Championship this year?
5.      Which airline is introducing allocated seating on its low cost flights?
6.      Which radio station is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its launch this week?
7.      Who was appointed as transport secretary in David Cameron's cabinet reshuffle?
8.      The term 'murderball' is used to describe which paralympic sport?
9.      In which country has the charity Save the Children launched an appeal for the first time?
10.  Name the Really Wild Show presenter who sadly died this weekend?
11.  Who won a 4th Paralympic gold on Sunday to be crowned the greatest Wheelchair racer of all time?
12.  This week in 1963 which Credit Card launched in Britain for the first time?

1.      JLS
2.      Southfork Ranch
3.      Julian Clarey
4.      Warwickshire
5.      EasyJet
6.      Classic FM
7.      Patrick McLoughlin
8.      Wheelchair Rugby
9.      UK
10.  Terry Nutkins
11.  David Weir
12.  American Express

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

General Knowledge #44

1.       In the TV show the IT Crowd what does IT stand for?
2.      Which footwear designer’s trademark are shoes with red-lacquered soles?
3.      The Concorde air plane was built as a joint effort between the UK and which country?
4.      Which word best describes TV celebrity Patrick Moore — astrologer or astronomer?
5.      What’s the first element in the periodic table?
6.      In Eastenders who is currently the owner of the CafĂ©? (As of AUG 2012)
7.      As of January 2012 Bruno Senna races for which F1 team?
8.      Which puddy tat chased and tormented Tweety Pie?
9.      Which Texan city is bigger — Houston or Dallas?
10.  Who presented The X Factor before Dermot O’Leary?

1.       Information Technology
2.      Christian Louboutin
3.      France
4.      Astronomer
5.      Hydrogen
6.      Lucy Beale
7.      Williams F1
8.      Sylvester
9.      Houston
10.  Kate Thornton

Thursday, 6 September 2012

General Knowledge #43

1.       Which artist holds the accolade of having the UK’s highest selling number one single?
2.      What is the highest accolade rewarded by children’s programme Blue Peter?
3.      Which comedian starred in the 2010 Channel 4 series Tramadol Nights?
4.      Who is president of Formula One racing?
5.      Who wrote the novel Charlotte’s Web?
6.      In Greek mythology, who was on a quest for the Golden Fleece?
7.      Name Lee Nelson’s fat best friend from the Well Good Show?
8.       “Every now and then I get a little bit lonely and you're never coming around” is the opening line from which 80s hit?
9.      Deepdale is the home stadium of which Football League Championship team?
10.  What is the longest running television soap?

1.       Elton John – Candle In The Wind 97 sales: 4,865,000
2.      Gold Blue Peter badge
3.      Frankie Boyle
4.      Bernie Ecclestone
5.      E B White
6.      Jason
7.      Omlette
8.      Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler
9.      Preston North End
10.  Coronation Street  (Started in December 1960). 

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

News & Current Affairs #31

1.       Who is to replace Andrew Strauss as England test cricket captain?
2.      Claiming they infringe a number of patents who did Apple sue for $1 Billion
3.      Which of the Spice Girls is Russell Brand rumoured to be dating?
4.      According to a new survey which gender lies more, men or women?
5.      Who has been announced as the Republican nominee for US President in the 2012 elections?
6.      Which pop star's song was broadcast from Mars by the rover Curiosity?
7.      Which supermarket is celebrating Christmas early by opening a string of Santa's grottos at stores across the country?
8.      Antony Jenkins is the new chief executive of which UK bank?
9.      Who did Laura Robson beat in the second round of the US Open tennis championship?
10.  Which Olympic medal winner has had their bike stolen?
11.   Who made her debut as the Doctor’s new companion last night?
12.   Name the record breakers star who sadly lost his battle to cancer on this day in 1994?

1.       Alistair Cook
2.      Samsung
3.      Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice)
4.      Men: On average, men lie three times per day totalling 1,092 lies over a year as opposed to two lies per day and 728 lies over a year for women,
5.      Mitt Romney
6.      Will.I.Am
7.      Asda
8.      Barclays
9.      Kim Clijsters
10.  Philip Hindes
11.   Jenna Louise Coleman
12. Roy Castle