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The Big General Knowledge Quiz

15 Trivia Testers 15 Questions.

 
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1

Which river flows through the towns of Peebles, Galashiels, Melrose, Kelso, Coldstream & Berwick-upon-Tweed?

  • River Dee
  • River Tay
  • River Tweed

2

What type of food poisoning derives its name from the Latin meaning 'Sausage'?

  • Salmonella
  • Botulism
  • Listeria

3

(After Jerusalem) What town in the west bank is the second-holiest place in Judaism?

  • Hebron
  • Jericho
  • Bethlehem

4

On what creature would you find 'Galvayne's groove'?

  • Beaver
  • Pig
  • Horse

5

Which British politician was the first person to be given official use of the title 'Prime Minister'?

  • Robert Walpole
  • Henry Campbell-Bannerman
  • William Pitt the Younger

6

Which famous ship was named after the witch in Robert Burns' poem 'Tam O'Shanter'?

  • Cutty Sark
  • Marie Celeste
  • Anne Onedin

7

What was designed by Harry Beck in 1931?

  • The Red Telephone Box
  • The London Underground Map
  • The Hawker Hurricane (fighter aircraft)

8

Which U.S state is known as the 'Beehive State'?

  • New Mexico
  • Ohio
  • Utah

9

Which musical instrument would you associate with Yehudi Menuhin?

  • Piano
  • Violin
  • Cello

10

In which 1998 movie does Denzel Washington play the part of Police detective John Hobbes?

  • Fallen
  • The Bone Collector
  • Training Day

11

(Along with Gustav Kirchhoff) Which German chemist discovered caesium in 1860 & rubidium in 1861?

  • Adolf von Baeyer
  • Robert Bunsen
  • Paul Ehrlich

12

Which Latin phrase was exclaimed by John Wilkes Booth during his assassination of President Abraham Lincoln?

  • Sic Semper Tyrannis (Thus always to tyrants)
  • Non Omnis Moriar (Not all of me shall die)
  • Dulce Bellum Inexpertis (War is sweet to those who have never fought)

13

During early seasons of 'Magnum P.I' the voice of Robin Masters was played by which famous actor?

  • Burl Ives
  • Marlon Brando
  • Orson Welles

14

Snow, the world's biggest selling beer is based in & dominates the market of which nation?

  • Canada
  • China
  • India

15

What was the (2011 reported) average annual salary of a U.K County Council Chief Executive?

  • £186K
  • £91K
  • £76K

 

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