General knowledge Able Seaman?

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A quiz to test your general knowledge, and Question 23 may show your age!

1. What is the geometric shape of a “give way” sign?
2 Vitamin Bl is also known by what name?
3 Ribena was first for sale in the UK in which 20th century decade?
4. In the Bible, Isaac was the father of Jacob – but who was Jacob’s mother?
5 Denmark Street in London’s West End is famous for the sale of which musical instrument
6 The Movement For Democratic Change is a political party formed in 1999 in which
African country?
7 What type of creature is a Spanish Fly?
8 The medical condition pyrexia is more commonly known as what?
9 “Under a mackerel sky” is the title of memoirs by which celebrity chef?
10 The HQ of the World Health Organisation is in what city?
11 A well known name in cosmetics, who was born Florence Nightingale
Iraham in 1884 in Vaughan, USA and died in 1966?
12 In the T.V. comedy Gavin & Stacey who played the part of Gavin?
13 Limberger cheese comes from which European country ?
14 Which sportswear company was founded by Harold & Wallace Humphreys in a
small workshop in Wilmslow, Cheshire in 1920s?
15 Mark Thatcher was convicted in 2005 for his involvement in a coup attempt in what African country ?
16 Advection and thermal radiation can both cause which weather condition?
17 Pharology is the study of what?
18 Soave wine comes from what country?
19 Bethnal Green is on what London Underground line?
20 The Queen Elizabeth Islands are situated off the coast of which
Commonwealth Country?
21 What did Kenneth Tynan do for the first time on TV in 1965?
22 Austrian tennis player Hans Redl played tennis at Wimbledon from
1947-1956 with what disability?
23 Which deceased actor played Able Seaman Johnson in the radio series “The Navy Lark”?
24 What was the name of the rag doll in Bagpuss?
25 Which imperial unit is equal to 745.7 watts?
26 What is the gestation period of a tiger?
27 Which Chancellor of the Exchequer introduced Premium Bonds on November 1 1956?
28 The dance Cha Cha Cha originated in what country?
29 Emilio Marcos Palma was the first person to be born where in 1978? It is easily found on any globe.
30 The Kara is a metal bracelet worn principally by the followers of which religion?

 

 

 

 

 

ANSWERS
1 TRIANGLE
2 THIAMIN
3 1930s
4 REBECCA
5 GUITARS
6 ZIMBABWE
7 A BEETLE
8 FEVER
9 RICK STEIN
10 GENEVA
11 ELIZABETH ARDEN
12 MATTHEW HORNE
13 BELGIUM
14 UMBRO
15 EQUATORIAL GUINEA
16 FOG
17 LIGHTHOUSES
18 ITALY
19 CENTRAL
20 CANADA
21 USE THE F… WORD
22 HE HAD ONE ARM
23 RONNIE BARKER
24 MADELEINE
25 HORSEPOWER
26 16 WEEKS
27 HAROLD MACMILLAN
28 CUBA
29 ANTARCTICA
30 SIKHISM

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