General knowledge 110

From the quiz on 6/12/16.

  1. On a standard dartboard, which number is directly opposite 20? 3

  2. Which English singer–songwriter had a backing band called The Blockheads? Ian Dury

  3. The Golden Lion is the most prestigious prize awarded at which international film festival? Venice

  4. What name of Spanish origin is given to a South American hunting weapon consisting of two or more heavy balls connected by strong cord, which is thrown at quarry to entangle its legs? Bolas

  5. In Greek mythology, who is the god of sleep and (according to Ovid) the father of Morpheus, god of dreams? Hypnos

  6. Which Irish actor plays the title character in the sitcom Mrs. Brown’s Boys? Brendan O’Carroll

  7. In which modern-day European country is the site of the Chernobyl disaster? Ukraine

  8. Which British company produces the Imperial Leather range of personal hygiene products? (PZ) Cussons

  9. Which Irish political party was founded in 1905 by Arthur Griffith and has a name that literally means “we ourselves”? Sinn Féin

  10. Which verb did Samuel Johnson define in his 1755 A Dictionary of the English Language as “to deprive a dog of something, nobody knows what, under his tongue, which is said to prevent him, nobody knows why, from running mad”? To worm


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