Easier General Knowledge 21 - Answers

Published: Monday 7th September 2015
  1. If you were born on St Valentine's Day under which star sign would you be? Aquarius.
  2. In which village does TV's Postman Pat deliver the mail? Greendale.
  3. According to the poem, which town did the Pied Piper rid of rats? Hamelin.
  4. In which country would you find the city of Marrakesh? Morocco.
  5. According to Roman mythology who is the Goddess of the hunt? Diana.
  6. Of which group was Hank Marvin the lead guitarist? The Shadows.
  7. How many pieces are on the board at the beginning of a game of chess? Thirty-two.
  8. What is the name of the bear in Kipling's "The Jungle Book"? Baloo.
  9. What is the capital of the US state of Florida? Tallahassee.
  10. Who composed the music for the ballet "Swan Lake"? Tchaikovsky.
  11. Which author created the characters of Jeeves and Wooster? P G Wodehouse.
  12. Who played Dr Richard Kimble in the 1993 movie "The Fugitive"? Harrison Ford.
  13. What precious gems are said the be "a girl's best friend"? Diamonds.
  14. What is the currency of Japan? Yen.
  15. What sport is played by the LA Lakers? Basketball.
  16. What was the name of the backing group of fifties' rocker Bill Haley? The Comets.
  17. Which country's cars carry the International registration letter"D"? Germany.
  18. A centaur was a mythical creature that was half man and half what other animal? Horse.
  19. In which country are the holy cities of Mecca and Medina? Saudi Arabia.
  20. In tennis, what term is used to describe a service that cannot be returned? An Ace.

3 Comments

  1. john wain says:

    good entry level quiz. Excellent!!

  2. Alan Cooper says:

    Easier GK21 Q16. Bill Haley’s backing band was HIS COMETS, not THE Comets. It’s a very common quiz mistake. No complaints otherwise, keep up the good work. I’ve now been compiling 31 years

  3. Jayboy says:

    Actually, if you want to be pedantic he didn’t have a band. Bill Haley and his Comets was the name of the act as an entity. Not Bill Haley singing with a backing band called the Comets. Although the Comets went on to be an individual act of their own.
    However, it might be considered churlish not to deem that his backing group was called the Comets.

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