General Knowledge Quiz May 2022

1. What is the name of the soft membranous gap between the bones of the skull found in a new-born baby? 
2. What is the Capital City of Bulgaria?   
3. What name is given to a large estate where crops such as rubber, cotton etc are grown on a large scale? 
4. Which village in County Durham is home to a large open-air museum?   
5. What is the first name of the comedian brother of TV Broadcaster Jeremy Vine? 
6. What is the two-word name for a pair of baggy knickerbockers reaching below the knee, formerly worn by golfers? 
7. The singer Graham McPherson, nicknamed ‘Suggs,’ is the lead singer of which British Band? 
8. Etymology is the scientific study of the origin of what?   
9. What is the name for the young of a hare?   
10. Which Actor plays the role of Tommy Shelby in the TV Series ‘Peaky Blinders’? 
11. Who was the recipient of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2021?   
12. Actors, Kenneth Branagh & Greg Wise have both been married to which award-winning Actress? 
13. David Cornwell born in Poole, Dorset in 1931 is the real name of which successful British Author? 
14.In which country would you find Angel Falls, the highest waterfalls in the world? 
15. An Oryx is what type of animal?   
16. What is the largest totally freshwater lake in the world?   
17. The song ‘Raindrops keep falling on my head’ featured in which 1969 film starring Paul Newman & Robert Redford? 
18. Which team ball sport has the largest field of play?   
19. Who is the current Manager & Head Coach of Aston Villa Football Club?   
20. What was the former name of the African country of Ethiopia?   

ANSWERS BELOW
JULIE CLARKE


1. What is the name of the soft membranous gap between the bones of the skull found in a new-born baby?FONTANELLE
2. What is the Capital City of Bulgaria?  SOFIA
3. What name is given to a large estate where crops such as rubber, cotton etc are grown on a large scale?PLANTATION
4. Which village in County Durham is home to a large open-air museum?  BEAMISH
5. What is the first name of the comedian brother of TV Broadcaster Jeremy Vine?TIM
6. What is the two-word name for a pair of baggy knickerbockers reaching below the knee, formerly worn by golfers?PLUS FOURS
7. The singer Graham McPherson, nicknamed ‘Suggs,’ is the lead singer of which British Band?MADNESS
8. Etymology is the scientific study of the origin of what?  WORDS
9. What is the name for the young of a hare?  LEVERET
10. Which Actor plays the role of Tommy Shelby in the TV Series ‘Peaky Blinders’?CILLIAN MURPHY
11. Who was the recipient of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2021?  EMMA RADUCANU
12. Actors, Kenneth Branagh & Greg Wise have both been married to which award-winning Actress?EMMA THOMPSON
13. David Cornwell born in Poole, Dorset in 1931 is the real name of which successful British Author?JOHN LE CARRE
14.In which country would you find Angel Falls, the highest waterfalls in the world?VENEZUELA
15. An Oryx is what type of animal?  ANTELOPE
16. What is the largest totally freshwater lake in the world?  LAKE SUPERIOR
17. The song ‘Raindrops keep falling on my head’ featured in which 1969 film starring Paul Newman & Robert Redford?BUTCH CASSIDY & THE SUNDANCE KID
18. Which team ball sport has the largest field of play?  POLO
19. Who is the current Manager & Head Coach of Aston Villa Football Club?  STEVEN GERRARD
20. What was the former name of the African country of Ethiopia?  ABYSSINIA