General Knowledge Quiz December 2021

1. What name was given to the policy of public accountability and frankness adopted in the Soviet Union under Mikhail Gorbachev?
2. For what does the letter W stand in the name of former US President George W Bush?
3. What name is given to the method of growing plants without the use of soil, by using water through which nutrients are pumped?
4. School bully, Harry Flashman, first appears in which book of 1857 written by Thomas Hughes?
5. SNAP REAM is an anagram of the name of which type of cheese?  
6. Which late comedy actress played Nanna in ‘The Royle Family’ and Letitia Cropley in ‘The Vicar of Dibley’?
7. Who won the first gold medal for Team GB at both the Tokyo Olympic Games this year and the Rio Olympic Games of 2016?
8. How many years of marriage are celebrated on an Emerald Wedding Anniversary?
9. As well as helping Bob Geldof to organise Live Aid in 1985, Midge Ure was also the lead vocalist with which Scottish band?
10. Liverpool striker Mo Salah represents which country in International Football Competitions?
11. What name is given to the fold of loose skin hanging from the neck or throat of cattle & other animals?
12. Which Scottish Engineer constructed the Caledonian Canal in the early nineteenth century?
13. What is the State Capital of the US State of Louisiana?  
14. A branch of the Victoria & Albert Museum opened in which Scottish City in 2018?
15. Which annual Festival of Music & Arts was founded by Benjamin Britten in 1948 to encourage emerging musical talent?
16. Which US Actress, Author & Comedian was born Caryn Elaine Johnson in New York in 1955?
17. The Equator passes through which 3 South American countries?  
18. The airport on the island of Madeira is named after which sporting superstar?
19. The Firm, The Client & The Pelican Brief are all books written by which US Author?
20. What is the name of the local Football Team featured in Coronation Street whose players have included characters, Corey Brent & James Bailey?

ANSWERS BELOW

JULIE CLARKE


1.What name was given to the policy of public accountability and frankness adopted in the Soviet Union under Mikhail Gorbachev?GLASNOST
2. For what does the letter W stand in the name of former US President George W Bush?WALKER
3. What name is given to the method of growing plants without the use of soil, by using water through which nutrients are pumped?HYDROPONICS
4. School bully, Harry Flashman, first appears in which book of 1857 written by Thomas Hughes?TOM BROWNS SCHOOLDAYS
5. SNAP REAM is an anagram of the name of which type of cheese?  PARMESAN
6. Which late comedy actress played Nanna in ‘The Royle Family’ and Letitia Cropley in ‘The Vicar of Dibley’?LIZ SMITH
7. Who won the first gold medal for Team GB at both the Tokyo Olympic Games this year and the Rio Olympic Games of 2016?ADAM PEATY
8. How many years of marriage are celebrated on an Emerald Wedding Anniversary?55 YEARS
9. As well as helping Bob Geldof to organise Live Aid in 1985, Midge Ure was also the lead vocalist with which Scottish band?ULTRAVOX
10. Liverpool striker Mo Salah represents which country in International Football Competitions?EGYPT
11. What name is given to the fold of loose skin hanging from the neck or throat of cattle & other animals?DEWLAP
12. Which Scottish Engineer constructed the Caledonian Canal in the early nineteenth century?THOMAS TELFORD
13. What is the State Capital of the US State of Louisiana?  BATON ROUGE
14. A branch of the Victoria & Albert Museum opened in which Scottish City in 2018?DUNDEE
15. Which annual Festival of Music & Arts was founded by Benjamin Britten in 1948 to encourage emerging musical talent?ALDEBURGH FESTIVAL
16. Which US Actress, Author & Comedian was born Caryn Elaine Johnson in New York in 1955?WHOOPI GOLDGERG
17. The Equator passes through which 3 South American countries?  BRAZIL, COLOMBIA & ECQUADOR
18. The airport on the island of Madeira is named after which sporting superstar?CRISTIANO RONALDO
19. The Firm, The Client & The Pelican Brief are all books written by which US Author?JOHN GRISHAM
20. What is the name of the local Football Team featured in Coronation Street whose players have included characters, Corey Brent & James Bailey?WEATHERFIELD COUNTY