General knowledge 117

From the quiz on 21/2/17.

  1. Call me Ishmael.” is the opening line of which classic American novel of 1851? Moby-Dick

  2. What type of tooth is an elephant’s tusk? Incisor

  3. For which two personal names do the initials stand in the name of the company JD Sports? John David

  4. A Wykehamist is a pupil of which public school in Hampshire? Winchester College

  5. Which American singer features on ’03 Bonnie & Clyde by Jay-Z, Runnin’ (Lose It All) by Naughty Boy and Telephone by Lady Gaga? Beyoncé

  6. Which English author founded the online encyclopaedia, which was named after his most famous novel? Douglas Adams

  7. Since its standardization in 1907, one carat has been equal to a fifth of which metric unit of mass? Gram

  8. The skeletal Vic Rattlehead, who has his eyes, mouth and ears completely clamped and covered, is the mascot of which American metal band? Megadeth

  9. Which US President renamed the presidential retreat Shangri-La to Camp David in honour of his grandson? Dwight D. Eisenhower

  10. In which country is the Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge, where the world’s first commercial bungee jumping site was established by A. J. Hackett in 1988? New Zealand


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