General knowledge 82

From the quiz on 24/5/16.

  1. Which arm of the Mediterranean Sea lies between the Italian and Balkan Peninsulas? Adriatic

  2. Which puzzles are created or solved by a cruciverbalist? Crosswords

  3. The name of which weapon was inspired by the 1911 young-adult sci-fi novel Tom Swift and His Electric Rifle written by the Stratemeyer Syndicate under the pseudonym Victor Appleton? Taser

  4. BabyLand General Hospital in Cleveland, Georgia is the “birthplace” of which line of dolls created by Xavier Roberts? Cabbage Patch Kids

  5. What common English name is given to any tree of the genus Quercus? Oak

  6. The Glimmer Twins is a nickname for the lead singer and lead guitarist of which classic rock band? The Rolling Stones

  7. From what type of geographical feature does the country of Kenya take its name? Mountain (Mount Kenya, the second highest in Africa)

  8. Which Indian mathematician is the subject of Robert Kanigel’s 1991 biography The Man Who Knew Infinity and the 2015 biopic adaptation of the same title starring Dev Patel? Srinivasa Ramanujan

  9. Which British comic and animated TV series created by Jon Link and Mick Bunnage features, amongst others, a scribbly black sociopath named Alan and Mr Tourette, a gruff Frenchman who produces wildly offensive signs irrespective of the customers’ wishes? Modern Toss

  10. On 2nd May 1840, four days before it came into official use, the very first Penny Black stamp was sent by Thomas Moore Musgrave, who was then the postmaster of which English city? Bath

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