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Unique 100 General Knowledge Questions & Answers

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Unique 100 & Answers

1. Which British who starred as Jimmy in the film Quadrophenia later appeared in Blur’s video for the single Parklife? – Phil Daniels


2. Which Argentinian striker is Barcelona’s all-time leading goalscorer? – Lionel Messi


3. In the video game Dark Souls, one of the locations in the game, Anor Londo is heavily based on which Milan landmark? – Milan Cathedral


4. Planned and begun in by King Maximilian II of , Maximilianstrasse is a major shopping district in which city? – Munich


5. Wise, methodical detective Lester Freamon is a fictional character in which TV series? – The Wire


6. Which Europe’s most southerly capital city? – Nicosia,


7. Clark Kent is the real name of which superhero? – Superman


8. The film Grease was mostly filmed in which state? –


. Which Irish writer and clergyman wrote Gulliver’s Travels? – Jonathan Swift


10. The largest tower located OUTSIDE of London in the is found in which city? – Portsmouth(Spinnaker Tower)


11. Which , California born actor is known for starring in films including Inception, The Wolf of Wall Street and The Departed, amongst others? – Leonardo DiCaprio


12. Who was the Greek god of the Sea? – Poseidon


13. Which soul singer enjoyed fleeting success in the as the first winner of the TV series X-Factor? – Steve Brookstein


14. Which is the only to have taken part in every football Cup finals? –


15. Charles features on which British bank note? – Ten pound note


16. How old was Frodo when he came of age in the Fellowship of the Rings? – years old


. Which former American Footballer when on to play Apollo Creed in the Rocky film series? – Carl Weathers


18. What is the relationship between Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Beatrice of York? – Grandmother-granddaughter


19. What is the name of the founder of the company Amazon who later went on to purchase The Washington Post ? – Jeff Bezos


20. Which Spanish region is known for the Tempranillo black grape wine variety? – Rioja


21. Which actress won the for Best Actress aged seventy-four for her role in the film On a Golden Pond? – Katharine Hepburn


22. Which is the only inanimate sign of the zodiac? – Libra


23. What was the name of The Jam’s debut album, released in , that shared its name with a hit single on the album? – In The City


24. Since , which tournament has been the fourth and final in the calendar? – US Open


25. ’s Column is a monument in which London square? – Trafalgar Square


26. Which Oasis song opens with the lyrics ‘Today is gonna be the day’? – Wonderwall


27. Where was playwright Oscar Wilde born in October ? – Dublin, Ireland


28. Which is the largest moon of the Saturn, by diameter? – Titan


29. Bella Swan (later Bella Cullan) is a character in which film series? – The Twilight Saga


30. At 119 miles long, what is the name of ’s longest river? – River Tay


31. The Bolshoi Ballet is based in which city? –


32. Charleroi is a city in which northern county? – Belgium


33. What colour is the distinctive King of the Mountains jersey in cycling’s Tour de ? –Red polka dots on white


34. Sharon Osbourne, wife of aging rocker Ozzy, was a judge on which TV music program? – X-Factor


35. In a game of , how many runs are awarded for hitting the ball over the boundary rope without bouncing? – Six runs


. What is the name of the branch of medicine that focuses on eyesight? – Optometry


37. Which silent film starring Jean Dujardin won the Best Film Oscar in ? – The Artist


38. William Shakespeare was born in which English market town? – Stratford-upon-Avon


39. The Baggies is the nickname of which English football club? – West Bromwich Albion


40. Prior to join the Euro and taking it’s name from the Greek verb ‘to grasp’, what was the former currency of ? – Drachma


41. Which country has the most football clubs? – South


42. Where was the first nuclear reactor built? – The


43. Which brewery invented the widget for the beer can? – Guinness


. Which is the only mammal that able to kneel on all fours? – Elephant


45. Who designed the Statue of Liberty? – Bartholdi


46. Which country is Santiago the capital of? –

47. What is the name of the dog in the ‘Back to the Future’ films? – Einstein


48. Who was the first female of ? – Sarojini Naidu


49. Who wrote the music for West Side Story? – Bernstein


50. Which is the largest species of crocodile? – Saltwater


51. During which year did the iPhone first on sale? –


52. What was the nationality of the famous 18th century poet Robert Burns? – Scottish


53. Where did King Arthur hold court? – Camelot


54. In which year was Michael Jackson’s song Thriller released? –


55. Which sign of the zodiac is represented by the scales? – Libra


56. Which country was Arnold Schwarzenegger born in? –


57. What is the name of Washington’s active stratovolcano? – Mount St. Helen


58. Which are used to make marzipan? – Almonds


59. What is the name given to a skydiver’s canopy? – A parachute


60. What type of shark was Jaws? – A great white


61. How many consonants are there in the English Alphabet? – 21 consonants


62. In which country were ‘The Lord of the Rings’ filmed? –


63. What do the stripes of the US flag represent? – The 13 original colonies of the (sign of uniting as one)


64. True or false: the diameter is half of the radius? – False: the radius is half of the diameter


65. Which is the only English football team to play in the Scottish league? – Berwick Rangers


66. Which character did Clark Gable play in Gone With The Wind? – Rhett Butler


67. Which Roman numerals represent the number 40? – XL


68. Which word can come before: moon, house and time? – Full


. What does a Rabi belong too? – Jewish


70. How many hours are there in one full week? – 168 hours


71. Which English actor starred in Gangs of and Lincoln? – Daniel Day Lewis


72. Who was the of the United States in ? –


73. What is the largest country in Great Britain? – England


74. What theory did the help to develop? – The


75. What ‘M’ is a popular egg white dessert? – Meringue


76. How many known are there in our ? – Eight


77. Canberra is the capital city of which country? –

78. What is an obtuse angle? – An angle measuring between 90 and degrees


79. What was the name of ’ brother? – Aaron


80. Who sang the hit song ‘All About That Bass’? – Meghan Trainor


81. Three of the world begin with the letter J, can you name them all? – Jamaica, , Jordan


82. Which 2015 movie features a song called ‘Writing’s on the Wall’ by Sam Smith? – Spectre ()


83. Beginning with the fastest first, put the following body features in order of growth rate: finger nails, toe nails, hair? – Hair, finger nails, toe nails


84. In medieval legend, what name was given to the cup from which drank from at the Last Supper? – Grail (The Holy Grail)


85. Does the British noble title Viscount rank above or below a Baron? – Above


86. Which solar system planet experiences the hottest surface temperature? – Venus


87. Which George Michael song begins with the lyrics, ‘I feel so unsure, As I take your hand and lead you to the dance floor’? – Careless Whisper


88. In , which ocean did RMS Titanic sink in? – Atlantic Ocean (North Atlantic)


89. What film series stars Marlon Brando and Al Pacino as leaders of a New York Mafia family? – The Godfather


90. What traditional Easter cake is toasted and decorated with 11 to 12 marzipan balls? – Simnel Cake


91. What type of make up the biggest group of amphibians? – Frogs


92. Which naturalist wrote ‘The Voyage of the ’? – Charles Darwin


93. The inauguration of which American President took place on , ? – Barack Obama


94. Can you unscramble the following word to reveal the name of a hormone produced by the pancreas: NNLUSII? – Insulin


95. What was the first fully animated feature film released by Walt Disney? – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs ()


. Which Asian country was formerly named Ceylon? –


97. What type of gas primarily forms the Earth’s atmosphere? – Nitrogen


98. What is the opposite of nocturnal? – Diurnal


99. Which Winter Olympic event combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting? – The biathlon


100. Who plays Jack Bauer in the American television series 24? – Kiefer Sutherland

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