Important General Knowledge Question and Answer In English -4

1 What movie cast included James Garner, Richard Attenbourough, The Great Escape
Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasance, James
Coburn, Gordon Jackson, Angus McPhee among many others
2 If you suffer from epistaxis what is wrong Nosebleed
3 In which book would you find the manservant Pas Partout Around the world in
80 days
4 What animals name translates as water horse Hippopotamus
5 In Greek mythology who killed the Gorgon Perseus
6 Which two metals are alloyed to make pewter Tin and Lead
7 In 1899 the Eastman company in the USA produced first what Kodak 1 – hand held
roll film cam
8 What links – Sarte, Neitzsche, Russell and Decartes Philosophers
9 In 1643 Evangalisa Torichelli invented the first what Barometer
10 Which Spanish painter has first exhibition at 16 – also 4 year blue Pablo Picasso
11 Where did the mutineers of the Bounty settle Pitcairn Islands
12 What is the longest river in Italy Po
13 What does a polyandric women have more than one of Husband
14 What links Brazil, Uruguay, Mozambique and Angola Colonies of Portugal
15 What is the American equivalent of the Irish Poteen Moonshine
16 Who was the last king of Troy killed by Achilles son Pyrrhus Priam
17 In 1911 the archaeologist Hiram Bingham discovered what lost city Machu Picchu
18 Who won the Superbowl in 1989 San Francisco 49 ers
19 Who wrote the book Billy Budd also Moby Dick Herman Melville
20 Which highwayman rode the horse Black Bess Dick Turpin
21 Barry Allen was the alter ego of which DC comic superhero The Flash
22 In 1901 which brand of car was seen for the first time Mercedes
23 Brisbane is the state capital of which SE Australian state Queensland
24 In Norse mythology what is the name of the ultimate battle Ragnarok
25 In 1890 the first electric what opened in London Underground railway
26 Who wrote the children’s novel Swallows and Amazons Arthur Ransom
27 Oil seed rape belongs to which plant family Mustard
28 Which Norwegian politicians name became a word for traitor Vidkun Quisling
29 What is the capitol of Morocco Rabat
30 What shape were the sailors plates in Nelsons navy Square Thus Square
31 What religion links Weasak, Dhrammacacka, and Bhodi day Buddhist
32 Linus Torwalds invented and wrote what Linux computer
operating system
33 The bander macaque has which commoner name Rhesus Monkey
34 Zambia and Zimbabwe used to be called what Rhodesia
35 What is the staple food of one third of the worlds population Rice
36 Paul Robeson the singer of old man river had what profession Lawyer
37 Rene Laennac invented which aid for doctors in 1810 Stethoscope
38 Jagger, Richards, Wyman, Jones, Watts, Stewart – which band The Rolling Stones
39 What digit does not exist in Roman Numerals Zero
40 Who was nicknames The desert Fox (both Names) Erwin Rommel
41 What aid to archaeologists from 197 bc was found in Egypt 1799 Rosetta Stone
42 Which annual sporting event between 2 teams started in 1829 The University Boat
43 Who was the jeweller to the Russian Court famous Easter eggs Faberge
44 What type of food is Taramasalata Cured /smoked cod
45 What links Samuel Delaney, Fredrick Pohl, Harlan Ellison Science Fiction
46 Randolph Crane became famous as which cowboy actor Randolph Scott
47 Ageusia is the loss of which sense Taste
48 Which Irish political parties name translates as we ourselves Sein Fein
49 Henry Ford used assembly line in 1908 but someone before 1901 Ransome Olds
50 Who performed the first heart transplant in South Africa Christian Barnard


51 What is the common name for the star Sirius Dog Star
52 What calculating aid was invented by William Oughtred in 1662 Slide Rule
53 Which Athenian philosopher wrote nothing – immortalised by Plato Socrates
54 Who designed the WW 1 plane Camel and co designed Hurricane Thomas Octave
Murdoch Sopwith
55 Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull were born in which US state South Dakota
56 In 1666 Jesuit Bark was used as a prevention against what Malaria
57 In 1971 which USA space probe was first to orbit another planet Mariner 9
58 What links Catalonia, Andalusia, Cantabria, Galicia Regions of Spain
59 Ingemar Stenmark won record 85 world cup races in what sport Skiing
60 Who wrote the music for the ballets Firebird and Rites of Spring Igor Stravinsky
61 What common legal item literally means under penalty Subpoena
62 Who was the only person to win world titles on bikes and cars John Surtees
63 What is the oldest swimming stroke Breaststroke 16th
64 Which European country is divided into areas called Cantons Switzerland
65 Which medical tool was developed by Sanctorius in 1612 Thermometer
66 What weapon was invented by Ernest Swinton used in 1916 Tank
67 Which mythological King chained grapes rose water fell Tantalus
68 Who created Tarzan (all names) in 1914 Edgar Rice Burroughs
69 Camellia Sinesis evergreen shrub better known as what Tea
70 In 1901 who first transmitted radio signals across Atlantic Marconi
71 Who won six consecutive Wimbledon titles in the 1980s Martina Navratilova
72 What Italian building material translates as baked earth Terracotta
73 What links Buddy Holly, Lyndon Johnston, Janice Joplin State of Texas
74 Which eponymous character was Thane of Cawder Glaimes Macbeth
75 Who wrote the 39 steps (both names) John Buchan
76 Who won the Superbowl in 1987 New York Giants
77 What is the food tofu made from Soya Bean Curd – via
Soya milk
78 Who was the son of Poseidon and Ampherite Triton
79 Annie Mae Bullock became famous under which name (both) Tina Turner
80 What linked Armenia, Georgia, Latvia and Moldavia USSR
81 What is the state capitol of New Jersey Trenton
82 Who won an Oscar for best supporting actor in Spartacus 1960 Peter Ustinov
83 What was invented by James Dewer in 1872 Vacuum or thermos
84 Who was the Roman goddess of the hearth Vesta
85 Viticulture is the growing of what plants Vines
86 In 1953 what was first successfully transmitted in the USA Colour Television
87 Who wrote the Thin Man in 1934 (both names) Dashiell Hammett
88 Angel falls Venezuela Highest but where second Highest Yosemite USA
89 Whitcome Judson in 1891 invented what for fastening shoes Zip Fastener
90 Who sold Louisiana to the USA in 1803 Napoleon
91 Gregory Pincus, John Rock, Gerhart Domangk developed what Oral Contraceptive
92 The Gloucester E 28/39 first flew in 1941 – what was unusual Whittle Jet Engine
93 Women compete between USA and UK in Wightman Cup – Sport Tennis
94 Woolworth’s – the 5 /10 cent store started in which us state 1979 Lancaster
95 Which actress starred in the original King Kong in 1933 (both) Fay Wray
96 Except Australia 1 New Zealand 1 USA all since 1870 want? America’s Cup
97 What’s missing from ale that’s included in beer Hops
98 Until 1971 what was the name of Zaire Congo
99 Karl Lienstater discovered which medical breakthrough in 1901 ABO Blood Groups
100 Who is the only American president elected unopposed George Washington
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