Easier General Knowledge 9 - Answers

Published: Tuesday 26th August 2014
  1. On British roads, what shape is a 'Give Way' sign? Triangular.
  2. In South America, the River Plate lies between Argentina and which other country? Uruguay.
  3. By what nickname is U2 guitarist Dave Evans better known? The Edge.
  4. The berry of which bush is used to flavour gin? Juniper.
  5. Which surgical device has a name derived from the Latin for `small knife`? Scalpel.
  6. The characters Mrs White and Colonel Mustard appear in the standard British version of which board game? Cluedo.
  7. Ermine is the fur of which animal? Stoat.
  8. In 1901, whom did King Edward VII succeed as the British monarch? Queen Victoria.
  9. What is the largest internal organ in the human body? The Liver.
  10. Which is second book of the Old Testament? Exodus.
  11. Alberta and Manitoba are provinces of which country? Canada.
  12. By what name is the Standard English keyboard layout known? QWERTY.
  13. What is the line on a weather map connecting points of equal pressure called? An Isobar.
  14. Which composer wrote the orchestral suite known as 'The Planets'? Gustav Holst.
  15. How many sides has a heptagon? Seven.
  16. Which Apollo mission was the first to land on the moon? Apollo 11.
  17. Which of The Beatles was married to Barbara Bach? Ringo Starr.
  18. Who was the alter ego of Robin in the Batman stories? Dick Grayson.
  19. Which Scottish heroine smuggled Bonnie Prince Charlie in a boat to the Isle of Skye? Flora McDonald.
  20. The historic Route 66 runs from Illinois to which coastal state in the USA? California.

5 Comments

  1. madeline says:

    excellent for our senior citizens

  2. Babspeat says:

    Keep em comin .we have yet to eat 14 correct answers both in our 70 ‘s

  3. steve says:

    Q20 Wikipedia says Route 66 served from 1926-1985.

  4. Mark says:

    Number 17 should be ‘is’… they are still married

  5. Mrs. Pat. Erasmus says:

    Thank you for providing the questions for
    my weekly quiz in a sheltered accomodation home. The easier ones are just right.

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