General knowledge 100

From the quiz on 27/9/16.

  1. By what first names are Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon known in the title of a 1991 film directed by Ridley Scott? Thelma & Louise

  2. Which country hosted the 1934 and 1990 FIFA World Cups? Italy

  3. Which American actor created the hybrid martial art known as Chun Kuk Do? Chuck Norris

  4. In which month of the year is the Earth furthest from the Sun? July

  5. Which medical drama created by Michael Crichton is set in the fictional County General Hospital in Chicago, Illinois? ER

  6. For which parliamentary constituency were Chris Patten and William Pitt the Elder both MPs, the former 1979–92 and the latter 1757–66? Bath

  7. Played by Ted Cassidy in the original 1960s TV series, what is the name of the butler in The Addams Family? Lurch

  8. Which Russian composer wrote symphonies known as To October (No. 2), First of May (No. 3), Leningrad (No. 7), The Year 1905 (No. 11), The Year 1917 (No. 12) and Babi Yar (No. 13)? (Dmitri) Shostakovich

  9. Which military victory of 1942 was the subject of Winston Churchill’s famous remark “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning”? (Second) Battle of El Alamein

  10. Before it was effectively abandoned in 2009 in favour of foreign currencies, what was the highest-denomination banknote of the Zimbabwean dollar? 100 trillion


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