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  1. General Knowledge Quiz

  2. Which sport is called "the sport of kings" ? • Horse racing • If you are celebrating your diamond anniversary, how many years have you been married ? • 60 • In which year was the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima ? • 1945 • What is the world’s largest bird ? • The ostrich • Are there more men or more women in the world? • Men

  3. If you suffer from xenophobia, what are you afraid of ? • Foreigners • Which language in the world has the most native speakers ? • Mandarin Chinese • What is the most common element on Earth? • Hydrogen • Which nation gave women the right to vote first ? • New Zealand • In what year did the Berlin Wall come down ? • 1989

  4. What is the capital of Venezuela ? • Caracas • Which 3 countries does Luxembourg have borders with ? • Belgium, France and Germany • How many sides does a heptagon have ? • 7 • Which is larger: the Atlantic Ocean or the Pacific Ocean ? • The Pacific (is twice as large) • What do the letters FBI stand for? • Federal Bureau of Investigation

  5. What is the largest man made structure on Earth ? • The Great Wall of China • What is the capital city of New Zealand? • Wellington • What year was John F Kennedy shot ? • 1963 • In Islamic law, how many wives is a man allowed to have ? • 4 • What is the capital of the Philippines ? • Manila

  6. In what year was Nelson Mandela released from prison ? • 1991 • Riga is the capital of which country? • Latvia • What do the letters IBM stand for? • International Business Machines • If you are celebrating your Silver Anniversary, how many years have you been married ? • 25 • Which travels faster: light or sound waves? • Light

  7. What is 55 in Roman Numerals ? • LV • What colour do you get by mixing blue and yellow? • Green • What is the capital of Switzerland? • Berne • Name 3 US States that start with the letter I. • Illinois, Indiana, Idaho, Iowa • What animal is the symbol of the World Wildlife Fund ? • Panda

  8. How many zeros are there in a trillion ? • 12 • What colour are the 5 Olympic rings ? • Black, blue, red, green, yellow • What number do the Roman numerals CD represent ? • 400 • What is the capital of Columbia ? • Bogota • How many squares are there on a chess board? • 64

  9. What colour are a baby's eyes at birth ? • Blue • In which year did man first land on the moon? • 1969 • Which planet is the fifth from the sun? • Jupiter • What is 40% of 40 ? • 16 • What is the capital of Peru ? • Lima

  10. What do the letters BBC stand for? • British Broadcasting Corporation • In which year did the Channel Tunnel open ? • 1994 • What is the legal drinking age in the USA? • 21 • How many men have walked on the moon? • 12 • From which country does Nokia, the mobile phone company, originate? • Finland

  11. What is the capital of Turkey? • Ankara • Which is heavier, gold or silver? • Gold • How many legs does a butterfly have? • 6 • Which is the biggest state in the U.S.A.? • Alaska • What is the capital city of Norway? • Oslo