General Knowledge Quiz October 2021

1. Which celebrity switched on Blackpool Illuminations for 2021?  
2. The Welsh town of Aberystwyth is situated on the coastline of which specific body of water?
3. What name is given to a triangle which has two sides of equal length?  
4. What name is given to meat from animals which have been killed according to Muslim law?
5. What name is given to a cocktail comprising of gin & vermouth?  
6. Who became the most decorated Team GB Paralympian after winning a 17th gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympics?
7. What name is given to the large chest muscles that help to move the shoulders and arms?
8. Which US Actress was married to Director, Writer & Actor, Mel Brooks from 1965 until her death in 2005?
9. In the recent BBC TV series ‘Vigil’ starring Suranne Jones as DCI Amy Silva, most of the action takes place in what setting?
10. What name is given to a screen or wall decoration at the back of an altar in a church?
11. Who immediately preceded Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the UK Labour Party?
12. What is the title of the 25th James Bond Film which stars Daniel Craig in his final role as Agent 007?
13. In which year did both Princess Margaret & Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, die within one month of each other?
14. Who won the Ladies Singles Title at Wimbledon in 2021, the first woman from her country to do so since 1980?
15. In 1980, which song by ABBA was the last one to reach Number One in the UK Charts before the group disbanded?
16. In the human body which tendon connects the calf muscles to the heel?  
17. The characters, Baroness Elsa Schraeder & Max Detweiler appear in which Film Musical of 1965?
18. Which two countries make up the Caribbean Island of Hispaniola?  
19. Who was the UK Prime Minister when Edward VIII abdicated in 1936?  
20.Who was the first recorded person to swim the English Channel in 1875, swimming from Dover to Calais in less than 22 hours?

Julie Clarke

ANSWERS BELOW


1. Which celebrity switched on Blackpool Illuminations for 2021?  SHIRLEY BALLAS
2. The Welsh town of Aberystwyth is situated on the coastline of which specific body of water?CARDIGAN BAY
3. What name is given to a triangle which has two sides of equal length?  ISOSCELES
4. What name is given to meat from animals which have been killed according to Muslim law?HALAL
5. What name is given to a cocktail comprising of gin & vermouth?  MARTINI
6. Who became the most decorated Team GB Paralympian after winning a 17th gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympics?DAME SARAH STOREY
7. What name is given to the large chest muscles that help to move the shoulders and arms?PECTORALS
8. Which US Actress was married to Director, Writer & Actor, Mel Brooks from 1965 until her death in 2005?ANNE BANCROFT
9. In the recent BBC TV series ‘Vigil’ starring Suranne Jones as DCI Amy Silva, most of the action takes place in what setting?NUCLEAR SUBMARINE
10. What name is given to a screen or wall decoration at the back of an altar in a church?REREDOS
11. Who immediately preceded Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the UK Labour Party?ED MILLIBAND
12. What is the title of the 25th James Bond Film which stars Daniel Craig in his final role as Agent 007?NO TIME TO DIE
13. In which year did both Princess Margaret & Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, die within one month of each other?2002
14. Who won the Ladies Singles Title at Wimbledon in 2021, the first woman from her country to do so since 1980?ASHLEIGH BARTY
15. In 1980, which song by ABBA was the last one to reach Number One in the UK Charts before the group disbanded?SUPER TROUPER
16. In the human body which tendon connects the calf muscles to the heel?  ACHILLES TENDON
17. The characters, Baroness Elsa Schraeder & Max Detweiler appear in which Film Musical of 1965?THE SOUND OF MUSIC
18. Which two countries make up the Caribbean Island of Hispaniola?  HAITI & DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
19. Who was the UK Prime Minister when Edward VIII abdicated in 1936?  STANLEY BALDWIN
20.Who was the first recorded person to swim the English Channel in 1875, swimming from Dover to Calais in less than 22 hours?CAPTAIN MATTHEW WEBB