General Knowledge Quiz January 2022

1. In which 2002 biopic film were Dame Judi Dench & Kate Winslet both nominated for Best Actress Oscars for playing the same person?
2. ‘Milhaus’ was the middle name of which 20th Century US President?
3. Which Television Presenter hosts both The Masked Singer UK and The Masked Dancer UK on ITV?
4. What is the current cost of a 2nd Class postage stamp?
5.What name is given to the medical condition of dizziness resulting from a disorder of the sense of balance?
6. Who was the wife of Louis XVI of France who was executed during the French Revolution?
7. What name is given to the Danes, Norwegians and Swedes who raided most of North and West Europe by sea during the 8th – 12th Century?
8. What was the former name of the country of Myanmar?  
9. In the Bible, what is the name of the youth given divine protection when thrown into the lion’s den?
10. What is the name of the chief port of Poland situated on the Baltic Sea?  
11. Which musical term means a rapid continuous sliding up or down the musical scale, usually on a piano keyboard?
12. The International Airport in New Orleans USA is named after which famous person?
13. The Catalans Dragons are a professional team in which sport?  
14. In which Musical Film of 2001, directed by Baz Luhrmann, did Nicole Kidman play the character ‘Satine’
15.What term is given to the field of play in the sport of American Football?  
16.The words of the Christmas Carol ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’ were written by which English Poet?
17. On the cover of The Beatles album ‘Abbey Road’ which member of the group is pictured without shoes?
18. In mathematics, what is the name given to an angle greater that 180 degrees but less than 360 degrees?
19. Which German passenger airship caught fire in 1937, killing 13 passengers and 22 crew members?
20. The Day of the Triffids, The Midwich Cuckoos & The Kraken Wakes are all books written by which Author?

ANSWERS BELOW

JULIE CLARKE


1.In which 2002 biopic film were Dame Judi Dench & Kate Winslet both nominated for Best Actress Oscars for playing the same person?IRIS
2. ‘Milhaus’ was the middle name of which 20th Century US President?RICHARD NIXON  
3. Which Television Presenter hosts both The Masked Singer UK and The Masked Dancer UK on ITV?JOEL DOMMETT  
4. What is the current cost of a 2nd Class postage stamp?66p  
5.What name is given to the medical condition of dizziness resulting from a disorder of the sense of balance?VERTIGO
6. Who was the wife of Louis XVI of France who was executed during the French Revolution?MARIE ANTOINETTE
7. What name is given to the Danes, Norwegians and Swedes who raided most of North and West Europe by sea during the 8th – 12th Century?VIKINGS
8. What was the former name of the country of Myanmar?  BURMA
9. In the Bible, what is the name of the youth given divine protection when thrown into the lion’s den?DANIEL
10. What is the name of the chief port of Poland situated on the Baltic Sea?  GDANSK
11. Which musical term means a rapid continuous sliding up or down the musical scale, usually on a piano keyboard?GLISSANDO
12. The International Airport in New Orleans USA is named after which famous person?LOUIS ARMSTRONG
13. The Catalans Dragons are a professional team in which sport?  RUGBY LEAGUE
14. In which Musical Film of 2001, directed by Baz Luhrmann, did Nicole Kidman play the character ‘Satine’MOULIN ROUGE
15.What term is given to the field of play in the sport of American Football?  GRIDIRON
16.The words of the Christmas Carol ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’ were written by which English Poet?CHRISTINA ROSSETTI
17. On the cover of The Beatles album ‘Abbey Road’ which member of the group is pictured without shoes?PAUL McCARTNEY
18. In mathematics, what is the name given to an angle greater that 180 degrees but less than 360 degrees?REFLEX
19. Which German passenger airship caught fire in 1937, killing 13 passengers and 22 crew members?THE HINDENBURG
20. The Day of the Triffids, The Midwich Cuckoos & The Kraken Wakes are all books written by which Author?JOHN WYNDHAM