General knowledge 111

From the quiz on 10/1/17.

  1. What name is given to the hybrid offspring of a male tiger and a lioness? Tigon (tiglon)

  2. Make more happen”, “That was easy” and “Yeah, we’ve got that” are slogans used by which office supply company headquartered in Massachusetts? Staples

  3. Which French phrase provided the title of hit songs by UB40 (1994), Robbie Nevil (1986) and B*Witched (1998)? C’est la vie

  4. In the comic strip by Jim Davis, what is the name of the owner of Garfield and Odie? Jon Arbuckle

  5. Which blues singer–songwriter played with a Gibson ES-335 he nicknamed Lucille? B. B. King

  6. How many carbon atoms are there in a single molecule of buckminsterfullerene, commonly known as a buckyball? 60

  7. Which English author wrote the classic sci-fi novels The Midwich Cuckoos, The Kraken Wakes and The Day of the Triffids? John Wyndham

  8. In which English county are Puzzlewood, Slimbridge wildlife reserve and Berkeley Castle, in which Edward II is traditionally supposed to have been murdered in 1327? Gloucestershire

  9. What is the name of the French funambulist who in 1974 performed a tightrope walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, some 400m above street level? Philippe Petit

  10. Which American singer lends her surname to an effect whereby attempting to censor a piece of information frequently results in widespread publicization, particularly on the Internet? Barbra Streisand


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