General knowledge 45

From the quiz on 18/8/15.

  1. In boxing (and other combat sports), what does TKO stand for? Technical knockout

  2. In which city was RMS Titanic built by Harland and Wolff? Belfast

  3. With which English singer–songwriter does Bernie Taupin have a long-running song-writing partnership? Elton John

  4. After how many years is a sesquicentenary celebrated? 150

  5. In Greek mythology, what is the food of the gods? Ambrosia

  6. The word ‘biddy’, meaning an old woman, originated as a pet form of which female forename? Bridget

  7. What is the title of Morgan Spurlock’s 2004 documentary film in which he examines the health effects of eating nothing but McDonald’s for thirty days? Super Size Me

  8. In which royal residence was Queen Victoria born in 1819? Kensington Palace

  9. What was the very first Carry On film? Carry On Sergeant

  10. Between 2011 and 2012, the seven fictional bridges depicted on euro banknotes were constructed by artist Robin Stam in Spijkenisse, a suburb of which Dutch city? Rotterdam


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