General Knowledge Quiz April 2022

1. Which is the largest of the four islands of Japan?   
2. Who is the leader of the totalitarian state of Oceania in the novel ‘1984’ by George Orwell? 
3. What two-word name is given to a woman paid to breastfeed another woman’s baby? 
4. In sport what name is given to a person employed by a club to seek new & talented players? 
5. Which branch of geology is concerned with the study of earthquakes?   
6. What name is given to a formal procession, especially one consisting of cars at a funeral? 
7. 19th century English Author, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, was better known by which pseudonym? 
8. ‘Gunnersaurus’ is the Club Mascot for which Premiership Football Team?   
9. Which Australian born Operatic Soprano who died in 2010, was nicknamed ‘La Stupenda’? 
10. Bill Badger, Edward Trunk & Algy Pug are all friends of which literary character? 
11. Which American First Lady opened a rehabilitation Clinic in California offering treatment for patients with alcohol, drug & other addictions? 
12. Which thoroughfare in London is most associated with the medical profession? 
13. What was the first name of the wife of former UK Prime Minister, James Callaghan? 
14. In the Winter sport of curling, what is the name given to the target area the players aim for? 
15. What name is given to a track or pathway in the countryside on which horse riders have right of way? 
16. Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef & Eli Wallach starred in which Spaghetti Western Film of 1966? 
17. What name is given to a sentence which contains all of the letters of the alphabet? 
18. Which German born Astronomer discovered the planet Uranus in 1781?   
19. How many tiles does a player begin with in a game of Scrabble?   
20. A person born on Christmas Day would have which Star Sign?   

ANSWERS BELOW

JULIE CLARKE

1. Which is the largest of the four islands of Japan?  HONSHU
2. Who is the leader of the totalitarian state of Oceania in the novel ‘1984’ by George Orwell?BIG BROTHER
3. What two-word name is given to a woman paid to breastfeed another woman’s baby?WET NURSE
4. In sport what name is given to a person employed by a club to seek new & talented players?SCOUT
5. Which branch of geology is concerned with the study of earthquakes?  SEISMOLOGY
6. What name is given to a formal procession, especially one consisting of cars at a funeral?CORTEGE
7. 19th century English Author, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, was better known by which pseudonym?LEWIS CARROLL
8. ‘Gunnersaurus’ is the Club Mascot for which Premiership Football Team?  ARSENAL
9. Which Australian born Operatic Soprano who died in 2010, was nicknamed ‘La Stupenda’?JOAN SUTHERLAND
10. Bill Badger, Edward Trunk & Algy Pug are all friends of which literary character?RUPERT BEAR
11. Which American First Lady opened a rehabilitation Clinic in California offering treatment for patients with alcohol, drug & other addictions?BETTY FORD
12. Which thoroughfare in London is most associated with the medical profession?HARLEY STREET
13. What was the first name of the wife of former UK Prime Minister, James Callaghan?AUDREY
14. In the Winter sport of curling, what is the name given to the target area the players aim for?THE HOUSE
15. What name is given to a track or pathway in the countryside on which horse riders have right of way?BRIDLEWAY OR BRIDLE PATH
16. Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef & Eli Wallach starred in which Spaghetti Western Film of 1966?THE GOOD THE BAD & THE UGLY
17. What name is given to a sentence which contains all of the letters of the alphabet?PANGRAM
18. Which German born Astronomer discovered the planet Uranus in 1781?  WILLIAM HERSCHEL
19. How many tiles does a player begin with in a game of Scrabble?  7
20. A person born on Christmas Day would have which Star Sign?  CAPRICORN