General knowledge 31

From the quiz on 12/5/15.

  1. Which member of the Spice Girls famously wore a Union Jack dress at the 1997 BRIT Awards? Geri Halliwell

  2. Of what is radar an abbreviation? Radio Detection and Ranging

  3. What specific name is given to a young unfledged pigeon? Squab

  4. In 2004, which chat show host gave every member of her audience a brand-new Pontiac G6 car? Oprah Winfrey

  5. According to the nursery rhyme, what did Doctor Foster step in on his way to Gloucester? Puddle

  6. In music, how many quavers are equivalent (in time) to one minim? 4

  7. One of the Five Pillars of Islam, what name is given to the pilgrimage to Mecca that all Muslims are expected to make at least once in their lifetime if financially viable? Hajj

  8. For which country did violinist Vanessa-Mae compete in alpine skiing at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics? Thailand

  9. Which 1888 novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was the first to feature Sherlock Holmes? A Study in Scarlet

  10. Which two animals appear either side of the escutcheon (shield) on the achievement of arms of Australia? Kangaroo and emu


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