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Sunday, May 29, 2011

General Knowledge Questions and Answers (Part 3)

1. Which strait separates the North and South islands of New Zealand?
Cook Strait

2. In which city is the Doge’s Palace?
Venice

3. Who plays Johnny Depp’s uncle in the 1993 film Arizona Dream?
Jim Carrey


4. Which New Zealand golfer won the 2000 Australian Masters in Melbourne?
Michael Campbell

5. Which continent has the larger land mass: Africa or North America?
Africa

6. Aston, Aston, Rizzo, Stevenson, Gilvear: which 1980s group?
Gene Loves Jezebel

7. What name is given to the art of preparing, stuffing and mounting the skins of animals to make lifelike models?
Taxidermy

8. Which artist was appointed court painter to Charles IV of Spain in 1786?
Goya

9. The name of which Roman god means ‘shining father' in Latin?
Jupiter

10. What is the name of the dog in Punch and Judy shows?
Toby

11. What was the name of the Addams Family butler?
Lurch

12. Who directed the 1995 flm Heat, which starred Al Pacino?
Michael Mann

13. Which theoretical temperature corresponds to minus 273.15 degrees on the Celsius scale?
Absolute zero

14. Which seven a side ball game is played in a swimming pool?
Water polo

15. Which Roman Catholic organization takes its name from the Latin for ‘God's work’?
Opus Dei

16. Bamboozled is a film by which controversial US director?
Spike Lee

17. Which word meaning ‘rebirth’ describes the period in European history which began in the 14th century?
Renaissance.

18. Who starred opposite Pierce Brosnan in the remake of The Thomas Crown Affair?
Rene Russo

19. Of which French overseas region in South America is Cayenne the capital?
French Guiana

20. In which year did David Koresh and the Branch Davidians Christian cult hold a siege in Waco, Texas?
1993

21. Who wrote Bleak House?
Charles Dickens

22. Which actor’s real name was Marion Michael Morrison?
John Wayne

23. What would a costermonger sell?
Fruits & Vegetables

24. Which actress played the title role in the flm adaptation of Bridget Jones’s Diary?
Renee Zellweger

25. ‘George’ is an informal name for which feature of an aircraft?
Automatic Pilot

26. Who wrote The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner?
Alan Sillitoe

27. How is Sarah Michelle Gellar better known to millions?
Buffy

28. Ganymede is a satellite of which planet?
Jupiter

29. What nationality was the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart?
Austrian

30. For which element is Co the chemical symbol?
Cobalt

31. The German port of Hamburg lies near the mouth of which major European river?
Elbe

32. In Arctic regions, what kind of features are sastrugi?
Windformed patterns in ice and snow

33. In the Americas, what is a mesa?
Flat-topped Mountain

34. Which city was the frst in the world to have a population of more than one million?
London (circa 1811)

35. The Taj Mahal is located near to which Indian city?
Agra

36. St Michael’s Mount lies off the coast of which English county?
Cornwall

37. To where would you have to travel in order to stand by the Marsh of Decay?
Moon

38. What is the English name for the Bayern region of Germany?
Bavaria

39. In Lord of the Rings, what was the name of Gandalf’s white horse?
Shadowfax

40. Which famous Nazihunter died in Vienna in 2005, aged 96?
Simon Wiesenthal

41. The 1956 film 'Reach for the Sky' is based on whose life story?
Douglas Bader

42. Who voiced Stinky Pete in the flm 'Toy Story 2'?
Kelsey Grammer

43. How many times did Bobby Jones win the US Amateur Championship in golf?
Five

44. In which sport is the 'Conn Smythe Trophy' awarded?
Ice hockey

45. Which female singer recorded the 2001 album Read My Lips?
Sophie Ellis Bextor

46. Which singer recorded the 2000 album 'Holy Wood' (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death)?
Marilyn Manson

47. Which was the frst element to be created artifcially?
Technetium

48. In which European capital city is the Institut Pasteur based?
Paris

49. Which condition does the acronym AIDS stand for?
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

50. In computing, what does ISDN stand for?
Integrated Services Digital Network
 
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