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Great General Knowledge Quiz

20 questions to test your all-round general knowledge. 20 Questions.

 
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1

What mythical creature has the head and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion?

  • Gorgon
  • Sphinx
  • Griffin

2

What is the name of a major port and state capital of Queensland on the east coast of Australia?

  • Sydney
  • Brisbane
  • Darwin

3

From what London building in 1936 were the first BBC TV broadcasts made?

  • Crystal Palace
  • Alexandra Palace
  • Buckingham Palace

4

What is the collective name for a group of lions?

  • Pride
  • Leap
  • Chowder

5

What was being advertised in a famous TV advert which showed Paul Gascoigne burst into tears?

  • Carlsberg
  • Brut
  • Crisps

6

Heath Ledger plays which character in the 2008 film The Dark Knight?

  • The Joker
  • The Puzzler
  • The Penguin

7

Which host city was the most northerly in World Cup 2006 in Germany?

  • Berlin
  • Hamburg
  • Wolfsburg

8

Who was an ‘innocent man’ in 1984?

  • Roger Daltrey
  • Barry Mannilow
  • Billy Joel

9

What is the first line of Rule Britannia, a famous song, sung at the “Last Night of the Proms” ?

  • “When Britain first at Heaven's command”
  • “When Britain first at God's command”
  • “When Britain first at Majestic command”

10

What type of animal lives in a sett?

  • Otter
  • Weasel
  • Badger

11

Ornithophobia is the fear of what?

  • Birds
  • Ornate hedges
  • Bird's nests

12

What is the more common name for the bird that is sometimes called the goatsucker?

  • Avocet
  • Nightjar
  • Bittern

13

In squash, each game is played until one player scores how many points?

  • 15
  • 19
  • 21

14

On which race course is the St Leger run?

  • York
  • Ayr
  • Doncaster

15

Who beat Mohammed Ali in 1978 to assume his World Heavyweight title?

  • Joe Frazier
  • Leon Spinks
  • Marlon King

16

What name did Tom Hanks give to his volleyball companion in the film `Cast Away`?

  • Wilson
  • Woodrow
  • Watson

17

What was the surname of Charlie in ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?

  • Pailman
  • Bucket
  • Chipley

18

Which character is No1. in the series of Mr Men books?

  • Mr Bump
  • Mr Happy
  • Mr Tickle

19

In what year was the QEII launched?

  • 1926
  • 1927
  • 1928

20

How many years in prison did the 12 members of the Great Train Robbery gang get between them in 1964?

  • 274
  • 307
  • 363

 

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