Easier General Knowledge 53 - Answers

Published: Sunday 6th August 2017
  1. On which day are Hot Cross Buns traditionally eaten in the UK? Good Friday.
  2. How many moons does the planet Mercury have? None.
  3. Who wrote the book "Finnegan's Wake"? James Joyce.
  4. Who played Del-Boy in the TV series "Only Fools and Horses"? David Jason.
  5. How many signs of the zodiac are there? Twelve.
  6. In which sea is the Dogger Bank? North Sea.
  7. Which football team plays it's home matches at Stamford Bridge? Chelsea.
  8. Who composed the opera "Billy Budd"? Benjamin Britten.
  9. In the military, what are referred to as "Redcaps"? Military Police.
  10. With what would a surveyor measure horizontal and vertical angles? Theodolite.
  11. Who was the first Welshman to win an Olympic gold medal? Lynn Davies.
  12. In imperial measurement, how many fluid ounces make up one pint? Twenty.
  13. What type of pastry is used to make eclairs? Choux.
  14. In the novel "Treasure Island", who buried the treasure? Captain Flint.
  15. Which of the Beatles was the first to have a solo number one hit? George Harrison.
  16. Which character does Harrison Ford play in the "Star Wars" series of movies? Han Solo.
  17. What is the capital of Morocco? Rabat.
  18. The flag of which nation features both an eagle and a snake? Mexico.
  19. In which sport do teams compete for the Stanley Cup? Ice Hockey.
  20. Who was Sherlock Holmes' housekeeper and landlady? Mrs Hudson.

6 Comments

  1. Stephen Fox says:

    Hi, Didn’t John Lennon have a Billboard number one in 1969 with Give peace a chance. Unless your question refers to English charts

  2. Paul says:

    Stephen. No. Number 14 in the USA so not close. It did make number 1 in Holland, though, so your point is a bit valid.

  3. Sam says:

    Hi. Thanks for another great quiz. Just checking Q11 & found the following on Google:The first Welsh athlete to win an Olympic medal was David Jacobs who was awarded the gold as part of the 4 x 100m relay at the 1912 Olympics.

  4. Simon Roberts says:

    Re the answer to Q11 – it is dependent upon which source or reference you use – One of the Olympic sites says the first Welsh winner was Paul Radmilovic, born in Cardiff, who won gold in water polo and men’s 4×200 meter freestyle relay swimming at the 1908 Games in London.

  5. Miffer says:

    “Give Peace A Chance” was The Plastic Ono Band and not credited as a solo Lennon hit

  6. Jeff says:

    Didn’t Harry Llewelyn have a gold in equestrian earlier

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