General knowledge 96

From the quiz on 30/8/16.

  1. Approaching Menace, composed by Neil Richardson, is the theme tune to which BBC quiz show first broadcast in 1972? Mastermind

  2. Which English TV presenter poured a glass of water over Piers Morgan on the final Concorde flight in 2003 and punched him three times at the British Press Awards in 2004? Jeremy Clarkson

  3. The English cricketers Matt Prior, Chris Read, Paul Nixon and Tim Ambrose all primarily play in which role in addition to batsman? Wicket-keeper

  4. According to the King James Version of Matthew 5:5, which people “shall inherit the earth”? The meek

  5. Leaving a pet shop with two terriers, winding a clock in a songwriter’s apartment and walking down the street with a trumpet case are some of the many cameo appearances of which director in his own films? Alfred Hitchcock

  6. The Mariinsky, formerly known as the Kirov, is a noted ballet company based at the Mariinsky Theatre in which Russian city? St Petersburg

  7. In the standard version of the nursery rhyme Ding Dong Bell, who put pussy in the well and who pulled her out again? Little Johnny Flynn, Little Tommy Stout

  8. What surname is shared by the American author of the Berserker series of sci-fi novels and Sabrina’s cat Salem in Sabrina the Teenage Witch? Saberhagen

  9. In which South American country is the peak of Aconcagua, the highest mountain outside Asia? Argentina

  10. Shawn Robert Adolf, Tharin Robert Gartrell, Nathan Dwaine Johnson, Paul Schlesselman, Daniel Cowart, Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez and Everett Dutschke are among those who have attempted to assassinate which US President? Barack Obama

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