Easier General Knowledge 76 - Answers

Published: Wednesday 9th January 2019A free general knowledge quiz for those who don't like their quizzes too difficult.
  1. By weight, what is the largest land mammal? The elephant.
  2. According to the nursery rhyme, what did Tom Tom the Piper's son steal? A Pig.
  3. Which motorway joins Coventry to Leicester? M69.
  4. In which sport is the Ryder Cup contested? Golf.
  5. Often seen at the beginning of sporting events, what is the Maori celebratory war dance called? The Haka.
  6. The Sugden and Dingle families feature in which TV soap? Emmerdale.
  7. The Northern English city of Sunderland sits on which river? River Wear.
  8. On the Mohs scale what is the hardest substance? Diamond.
  9. Excluding the two jokers how many cards are there in a standard pack of playing cards? Fifty-Two.
  10. How many sides are there on a nonagon? Nine.
  11. Which artist created the sculpture known as "The Kiss"? Auguste Rodin.
  12. Who was British Prime Minister immediately prior to David Cameron? Gordon Brown.
  13. Which is the lightest metal? Lithium.
  14. Prior to decimalisation, how many old pennies were there in half a crown? Thirty.
  15. In which country would you find the holiday region known as The Algarve? Portugal.
  16. Which day of the week is named after the Norse God of thunder? Thursday.
  17. The patella is better known as which part of the human body? Knee cap.
  18. In the novel "Treasure Island" what is the name of Long John Silver's parrot? Captain Flint.
  19. In which section of an orchestra would you find the trombone? Brass.
  20. With which musical instrument would you associate Yehudi Menuhin? Violin.

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