General Knowledge Quiz September 2021

1. Who is the only person to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award three times?
2. What is the surname of twin brothers Norris & Ross who co-founded the Guinness Book of Records?
3. In a Scottish Court of Law, apart from ‘Guilty’ & ‘Not Guilty’, what third verdict can be given?
4. Which Author created the character ‘Detective Inspector John Rebus’, portrayed most recently on TV by Ken Stott?
5. The Farne Islands are located in which body of water?
6. Actress Lesley Manville is about to portray which member of the Royal Family in the Netflix Series ‘The Crown’?
7. Which African Country has recently changed its name to Eswartini?  
8. Which 3 letter word can go before: SPIRE, TENT, VERSE, SORT, SOLE & CAVE to make 6 longer words?
9. What is the current cost of an annual Colour TV Licence?  
10. Which two members of the pop band The Bee Gees were twins?  
11. What is the Latin motto of The Royal Air Force?  
12. Who is the current UK Secretary of State for Defence?  
13 Known primarily for her fantastic contralto singing voice, Karen Carpenter also played which musical instrument?
14. Who immediately preceded Justin Welby as Archbishop of Canterbury?  
15. Which Classic Horse Race for fillies has been held annually at Epsom since 1779?
16. What name is given to the point on the earth’s surface directly above the focus of an earthquake?
17. In the human body, what medical term is used for inflammation of the gums?
18. What name is given to a public holiday in the USA, traditionally celebrated annually on October 12th, commemorating the discovery of America?
19. What name is given to a dish of squid cut into rings and fried in batter?  
20. Which British Film Director masterminded the 2012 London Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony?

Answers below


1. Who is the only person to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award three times?ANDY MURRAY
2. What is the surname of twin brothers Norris & Ross who co-founded the Guinness Book of Records?McWHIRTER
3 In a Scottish Court of Law, apart from ‘Guilty’ & ‘Not Guilty’, what third verdict can be given?NOT PROVEN
4. Which Author created the character ‘Detective Inspector John Rebus’, portrayed most recently on TV by Ken Stott?IAN RANKIN
5. The Farne Islands are located in which body of water?  THE NORTH SEA
6. Actress Lesley Manville is about to portray which member of the Royal Family in the Netflix Series ‘The Crown’?PRINCESS MARGARET
7. Which African Country has recently changed its name to Eswartini?  SWAZILAND
8. Which 3 letter word can go before: SPIRE, TENT, VERSE, SORT, SOLE & CAVE to make 6 longer words?CON
9. What is the current cost of an annual Colour TV Licence?  £159.00
10. Which two members of the pop band The Bee Gees were twins?  ROBIN & MAURICE
11. What is the Latin motto of The Royal Air Force?  PER ADUA AD ASTRA
12. Who is the current UK Secretary of State for Defence?  BEN WALLACE
13 Known primarily for her fantastic contralto singing voice, Karen Carpenter also played which musical instrument?DRUMS
14. Who immediately preceded Justin Welby as Archbishop of Canterbury?  ROWAN WILLIAMS
15. Which Classic Horse Race for fillies has been held annually at Epsom since 1779?THE OAKS
16. What name is given to the point on the earth’s surface directly above the focus of an earthquake?EPICENTRE
17. In the human body, what medical term is used for inflammation of the gums?GINGIVITIS
18. What name is given to a public holiday in the USA, traditionally celebrated annually on October 12th, commemorating the discovery of America?COLUMBUS DAY
19. What name is given to a dish of squid cut into rings and fried in batter?  CALAMARI
20. Which British Film Director masterminded the 2012 London Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony?DANNY BOYLE