General knowledge 71

From the quiz on 8/3/16. Download the image for Q5 here.

  1. Which chemical element has the symbol Sn, which is an abbreviation of its Latin name, stannum? Tin

  2. The shirts worn at home by the football teams Notts County, Grimsby Town and St Mirren consist of alternating vertical stripes of which two colours? Black and white

  3. Which American actor plays journalist Wayne Gale in Natural Born Killers, actor Kirk Lazarus in Ben Stiller’s Tropic Thunder and Sherlock Holmes in Guy Ritchie’s 2009 film adaptation as well as its 2011 sequel? Robert Downey, Jr.

  4. The 1986 musical Chess was co-written by Tim Rice and composed by the two male members of which best-selling pop group? ABBA

  5. **Timmy the Monkey is the mascot of which American online retailer, which opened its first physical store in 2015? ThinkGeek

  6. Covering some 25,000 streets and 20,000 places of interest within a six-mile radius of Charing Cross station, what is the name of the test that must be passed by all black cab drivers in London? The Knowledge

  7. In which US state capital is the headquarters of the the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly known as the Mormon Church? Salt Lake City

  8. In Greek mythology, the Titans are the offspring of Gaia and which primordial god of the heavens? Uranus

  9. Decksanddrumsandrockandroll, which features the hit singles Spybreak! and History Repeating (featuring Shirley Bassey), is the only studio album by which British big beat group formed in Bath in 1995? Propellerheads

  10. Which Scottish city is home to the so-called Pubic Triangle, a small junction infamous for its large number of lap-dancing establishments, including Burke & Hare, No. 1 Showbar and The Western? Edinburgh


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