General Knowledge Quiz February 2022

1. Which fruit is used to flavour the liqueur Crème de Cassis?  
2. Which celebrity campaigner founded the charities Childline & The Silver Line?  
3. Toxophily is another name for which sport?  
4. What is the Cockney rhyming slang for a cup of tea?  
5.Which German Artist was the resident portrait artist at the court of King Henry VIII?
6. What is the largest of the Canary Islands?  
7. Which early 20th century US Dance Director was famous for his elaborate choreography in film musicals, often using large numbers of showgirls & geometric patterns?
8. Which city in the North West of the UK is the administrative centre of Cumbria?
9. How many yards are there in one mile?  
10. What is the name given to a device used in music which marks the time with a regular repeated tick?
11. Which broadcaster took over the TV presentation of the Eurovision Song Contest from Sir Terry Wogan?
12.Which Science Fiction writer devised the ‘Three Laws of Robotics’?  
13. Mount Vesuvius overlooks which present day Italian City?  
14. Actors, Gary Oldman, Robert Hardy, Timothy Spall & Albert Finney have all portrayed which British Statesman on screen?
15. What 3 letter word can precede Light, Dry, Screen & Set to make 4 longer words?
16. Ian & Janette Tough are the real names of which popular & enduring entertainers?
17. What is the name of the fox terrier which appears in the book ‘Three Men in a Boat’ by Jerome K Jerome?
18. The battles of Saratoga, Lexington & Yorktown took place during which conflict?
19. In Greek Mythology who is the Goddess of the Rainbow?  
20. Detectives Jack Regan & George Carter appeared in which popular TV Drama Series of the 1970’s?

ANSWERS BELOW:


1 Which fruit is used to flavour the liqueur Crème de Cassis?  BLACKCURRANT
2. Which celebrity campaigner founded the charities Childline & The Silver Line?ESTHER RANTZEN
3. Toxophily is another name for which sport?  ARCHERY
4. What is the Cockney rhyming slang for a cup of tea?  ROSIE LEE
5.Which German Artist was the resident portrait artist at the court of King Henry VIII?HANS HOLBEIN
6. What is the largest of the Canary Islands?  TENERIFE
7. Which early 20th century US Dance Director was famous for his elaborate choreography in film musicals, often using large numbers of showgirls & geometric patterns?BUSBY BERKELEY
8. Which city in the North West of the UK is the administrative centre of Cumbria?CARLISLE
9. How many yards are there in one mile?  1760
10. What is the name given to a device used in music which marks the time with a regular repeated tick?METRONOME
11. Which broadcaster took over the TV presentation of the Eurovision Song Contest from Sir Terry Wogan?GRAHAM NORTON
12.Which Science Fiction writer devised the ‘Three Laws of Robotics’?  ISAAC ASIMOV
13. Mount Vesuvius overlooks which present day Italian City?  NAPLES
14. Actors, Gary Oldman, Robert Hardy, Timothy Spall & Albert Finney have all portrayed which British Statesman on screen?WINSTON CHURCHILL
15. What 3 letter word can precede Light, Dry, Screen & Set to make 4 longer words?SUN
16. Ian & Janette Tough are the real names of which popular & enduring entertainers?THE KRANKIES
17. What is the name of the fox terrier which appears in the book ‘Three Men in a Boat’ by Jerome K Jerome?MONTMORENCY
18. The battles of Saratoga, Lexington & Yorktown took place during which conflict?AMERICAN CIVIL WAR
19. In Greek Mythology who is the Goddess of the Rainbow?  IRIS
20. Detectives Jack Regan & George Carter appeared in which popular TV Drama Series of the 1970’s?THE SWEENEY