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Pub Quiz 52 - Questions - Written by Jim Ackroyd


Written by Jim Ackroyd - Answers

Round 1. General Knowledge.
 

  1. The X-Men character Wolverine is named after the animal of the same name. What kind of animal is a wolverine?

  2. What is the SI unit of frequency (used in measuring audio and radio transmissions among many others)?

  3. What is the name of a single dot on a computer monitor screen?

  4. Where would you commonly find a sand dollar?

  5. Which gas has the chemical formula CO?

  6. What was the Wright Brother's first successful aeroplane called?

  7. What is the name of the study of the motion of the earth's crust?

  8. Graphite is composed of which element?

  9. What medical condition gets its name from the Greek "half a head" ?

  10. What European capital city stands on the River Tiber?

  11. Who was disqualified and stripped of his gold medal for the 100 metres at the 1988 Olympic Games

  12. What American author wrote the classics East of Eden", "Of Mice and Men" and "The Grapes of Wrath"

  13. In which US State is Kilauea, the world's most active volcano?

  14. In distance, which planet is sixth furthest from the Sun?

  15. What is the well known Japanese word for "empty orchestra"?

  16. What is the official name of the bottom 9 miles (15 KM) of the Earth's atmosphere?

  17. Anubis is the god of funerals who transports the souls of the dead to the other world in which ancient civilization?

  18. What is the chemical symbol for Potassium?

  19. Which renaissance artist painted Primavera and The Birth of Venus?

  20. The island of Bahrain is connected by a causeway to which country?

  21. What country's flag (bizarrely) has a garden hoe and a Kalashnikov rifle inside a star?

  22. Which Italian author published Pinocchio in 1880?

  23. Which scientist published the ground breaking book "Principia Mathematica" in the 17th Century?

  24. Who was the last Tsar of Russia, who was murdered along with all his family by Bolshevik guards?

  25. What is the more common name for ascorbic acid?

  26. In computing, what does RAM stand for?

  27. Which planet of the solar system has its 27 moons named after characters from the works of William Shakespeare and Alexander Pope?

  28. What American band have released the albums "Out of Time" and "Automatic for the People"?

  29. Which country won the football World Cup in 1934 and 1938?

  30. Who flew in Vostok 1?

    Round 2. HISTORICAL QUESTIONS

    1.
    Who was the first Prime Minister of Britain in the 20th Century?
    2. Who was the chief conspirator in the Gunpowder Plot?
    3. The Babbington Plot was aimed at which Royal?
    4. In which year did captain Cook first land in Australia?
    5. Who designed the Italian Flag?
    6. Dartmoor prison was originally built to house who?
    7. Which author wrote the History of King Richard III as well as a series of Latin Epigrams?
    8. Which US President lived at the Hermitage?
    9. Which race of people invaded Spain in the 8th century?
    10. Which country has the World's oldest flag?


 

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