Generals 1 - Answers

Published: Wednesday 16th October 2013This quiz is about Generals, both fact and fiction, it therefore seemed appropriate to post it under General Knowledge Quizzes
  1. Who starred in the 1926 silent movie "The General"? Buster Keaton.
  2. What rank in the British Army immediately precedes that of a Major-General? Brigadier.
  3. Which famous inventor was one of the founders of the General Electric Company? Thomas Edison.
  4. Who ruled as dictator of Spain from 1939 until his death in 1975? General Franco.
  5. Which band from Swindon had a minor UK hit in 1980 with "Generals and Majors"? XTC (It reached number 30).
  6. Believed to be responsible for hanging some 300 women as witches in the 17th Century, who became known as the Witchfinder General? Matthew Hopkins.
  7. Who played the role of the Witchfinder General in the 1968 film of the same name? Vincent Price.
  8. Which US Army General became known as "Stormin' Norman" during the first Iraq war? Norman Schwarzkopf.
  9. What was the name of the ship controversially sunk by the Royal Navy submarine Conqueror during the Falkland War in 1982? ARA General Belgrano.
  10. What was the stage name of Charles Sherwood Stratton, the little person made famous by circus pioneer P T Barnum? General Tom Thumb.
  11. What was the name of the car driven by Luke and Bo Duke in TV's "The Dukes of Hazard"? General Lee.
  12. Headquartered in Detroit USA, which company manufactures amongst others, Vauxhall, Buick and Chevrolet cars? General Motors.
  13. General Custer meet his death at The Battle of Little Big Horn in 1876, in which US state did this battle take place? Montana.
  14. Who starred as General Tanz in the 1967 movie "The Night of the Generals"? Peter O' Toole.
  15. Whose victory at the 1759 Battle of Quebec effectively ended French control of Canada? General James Wolfe.
  16. First broadcast in 1963, which US medical drama, is the second longest soap opera still in production? General Hospital (Coronation Street is the longest).
  17. The largest tree in the world by volume, a giant sequoia in California is named after which US Civil War General? General Sherman.
  18. Who famously said "I Will Return" after being defeated in The Philippines in World War II? General MacArthur.
  19. In which African city was General Gordon killed in 1885? Khartoum (Sudan).
  20. Who is the super-villain played by Terence Stamp in "Superman" (1978) and "Superman II" (1980) and subsequently by Michael Shannon in 2013's "Man of Steel"? General Zod (or Dru-Zod).

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