General knowledge 91

From the quiz on 27/7/16.

  1. What is the common name of Struthio camelus, which lays the largest eggs of any living animal and can run faster than any other bird? Ostrich

  2. Which 1895 play by Oscar Wilde is subtitled A Trivial Comedy for Serious People? The Importance of Being Earnest

  3. According to the English proverb, which month comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb? March

  4. What sort of business is R.J. Balson & Son, which was established in Bridport in 1515 and is the oldest family business in the UK according to the Institute for Family Business? Butchers

  5. What is the real first name of the German psychiatrist Alzheimer, the Sesame Street character Mr Snuffleupagus, Lady Penelope’s chauffeur Parker in Thunderbirds, and Dutch football manager Louis van Gaal? Aloysius

  6. Who is the subject of Guerrillero Heroico, an iconic photograph taken in Havana in 1960 by Alberto Korda? Che Guevara

  7. In the Pokémon universe, which evolutionary stone makes Nidorina evolve into Nidoqueen, Nidorino into Nidoking, Clefairy into Clefable and Jigglypuff into Wigglytuff? Moon Stone

  8. Which people are represented by the recently-adopted pride flag consisting of four equal horizontal bands of black, grey, white and purple (top to bottom)? Asexuals

  9. In genealogy, what traditional implement lends its name to the female side of a family in contrast to the male ‘spear’ side? Distaff

  10. According to B&NES Council, which ward of Bath has the highest proportion of children (aged 0–15), of unemployment (6.29%), of households living in socially-rented homes (48.31%), and of residents with no qualifications (31.73%)? Twerton


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