General knowledge 108

From the quiz on 22/11/16.

  1. What is the international dialling code for the UK? (+)44

  2. The 1958 Disney nature documentary White Wilderness is infamous for popularizing a widely-believed myth surrounding which Arctic rodents? Lemmings

  3. Which American singer won a Best Actress Oscar for playing Loretta Castorini in the 1987 film Moonstruck? Cher

  4. In Edward Lear’s poem The Owl and the Pussycat, what kind of spoon do the newly-weds use to eat “mince and slices of quince”? Runcible

  5. For which two films did Tom Hanks win consecutive Best Actor Oscars in the 1990s? Philadelphia and Forrest Gump

  6. In which US state is Hamburger University, the principal training centre for McDonald’s managers? Illinois

  7. Which fundamentalist Muslim movement takes its name from the Pashto for “students”, because it was reputedly founded by Afghani students exiled in Pakistan? Taliban

  8. In the Where’s Wally? series of children’s books, what is the (rather uninspired) name of Wally’s dog? Woof

  9. Which American singer–songwriter released the 1971 album Tapestry, which won Album of the Year at the Grammys the following year? Carole King

  10. What Greek mythological name is given to a Bank of England A4-size note with a value of £100m, which are used to back regular Scottish and Northern Irish banknotes? Titan

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