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    Mega General Knowledge Quiz

    It's been a while since I've given you something to get the cogs turning so I thought I'd treat you to a bumper edition. Usual rules - NO GOOGLING, but you can confer with you household members so they can enjoy the fun and games too. Send your answers to me by Private Message no later than 8pm Friday 9th June. The winner earns the forum bragging rights, play nicely children and most importantly ENJOY!!!

    1. Name 3 professional footballers who played for the Allies in the movie Escape to victory? (1 point for each)
    2. Marathon and Opal Fruits are now better known by which names?
    3. Who had a hit record with 'Pass the Dutchie'?
    4. In Gin Rummy what value do the face cards carry?
    5. What is the name of the victim in Cluedo?
    6. Which singer joined Mel Gibson in the movie Mad Max: Beyond The Thunderdome?
    7. Which two nations compete in cricket for The Ashes?
    8. Who created the UK TV spoof 007 character Basildon Bond?
    9. In the song, Heartbreak Hotel is on which street?
    10. What is the word used to describe an animal/plant that is both male and female?
    11. In which 1979 film was the spaceship called Nostromo?
    12. Who was Radio 1's first female DJ?
    13. At which town did Billy Butlin open his first holiday camp?
    14. Which Briton won an ice-skating Gold at the Lake Placid Olympics?
    15. In which bay is Alcatraz located?
    16. What do the initials NASA stand for?
    17. Who had a 1985 hit with Saving All My Love For You?
    18. Which hills divide England from Scotland?
    19. In which war was the Battle of Bunker Hill fought?
    20. What is the name of the Lone Rangers sidekick?
    21. Which car manufacturer made the E type?
    22. In the mid 1970s, which singer adopted the on stage persona 'The Thin White Duke'?
    23. Name the five European Union countries with a vertical tri-colour flag. (1 point for each)
    24. What is the highest rank in the British Army?
    25. The word for which festive occasion actually means "the putting away of flesh"?
    26. Which musical featured the song They Called The Wind Mariah?
    27. Can you name the Sheffield equivalent of Worcestershire sauce?
    28. Which very popular invention was apparently inspired when the inventor, a Hungarian newspaper reporter, was watching children play marbles in the sand?
    29. Literally translated, the name for which kind of street means 'the arse of a bag'?
    30. A Taipan is what type of creature?
    31. What is a Pademelon?
      a. an Italian musical instrument
      b. an exotic fruit
      c. a small marsupial
      d. a straw hat worn by gauchos
    32. On a QWERTY keyboard which letter comes after Y?
    33. Can you name the only three time winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.?
    34. In the Godfather movie what do both Vito and Michael Corleone have in their hands moments before they die?
    35. How many candles does the The Hanukkah menorah have?
    36. Numbers going clockwise on a dartboard 20, 1,18, 4..... what comes next?
    37. Video sharing website YouTube debuted in which year?
    38. The name of which alternative form of Japanese medicine translated means "finger pressure"?
    39. Which American tennis player was the only man to have won the US Open singles title on grass, clay and hard courts?
    40. What was Inspector Columbo's first name?
    Last edited by Stella180; 30-05-17 at 11:26 PM.
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    Yay!!!!
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    I couple on really easy ones in there but a few real stinkers too.
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    That looks awesome! Thank you!!
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    Looks FUN Stella some are easy, some will need a guess.
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    No one spotted my not so deliberate mistake then. Doh.
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    Not "nagging" really... Suzi's Avatar
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    I did - check my answers
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    Yeah I did but it didn't matter so I didn't comment - it's a great quiz
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    Not "nagging" really... Suzi's Avatar
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    It really is an epic quiz We all say thank you!
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    This is what happens when you copy and paste, lol I will sort it immediately.
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