General knowledge 113

From the quiz on 24/1/17.

  1. What name, from the Greek for “running back”, is given to a word, phrase or sentence that reads the same backwards as forwards? Palindrome

  2. Per ardua ad astra (“through adversity to the stars”) is the motto of which branch of the British armed forces? RAF

  3. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival takes place annually in which US state? California

  4. In computing, for what does the measure of screen resolution PPI stand? Pixels Per Inch

  5. Which English pop group won the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Making Your Mind Up? Bucks Fizz

  6. Jenter kits and Cloake boards are examples of specialist equipment used by keepers of which animals? Bees

  7. According to the Elvis Presley song, Heartbreak Hotel is located at the end of which street? Lonely Street

  8. Aboard which mode of transport was Lyndon B. Johnson sworn in as US President in 1963? Aeroplane

  9. Which (specific) military devices are banned by a convention known as the Ottawa Treaty? Anti-personnel mines

  10. SnowFlame was a short-lived but highly controversial DC Comics supervillain who derived his powers from consuming which drug? Cocaine

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