General knowledge 124

From the quiz on 11/4/17.

  1. For what does the name of the British maritime rescue organization RNLI stand? Royal National Lifeboat Institution

  2. In which 1995 film does Robin Williams star as a man named Alan Parrish who has been trapped inside a board game for twenty-six years? Jumanji

  3. According to the English proverb, you “can’t make a silk purse” out of which specific animal’s ear? Sow

  4. Which American actor plays Buddy’s father Walter in Elf and Sonny Corleone in The Godfather, in addition to voicing Flint’s father Tim in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and its sequel? James Caan

  5. What is the smallest African country by area? Seychelles

  6. That’s hot” is the trademarked catchphrase of which American celebutante? Paris Hilton

  7. The word ‘myriad’, now used generally for English for any large number, originally referred to which specific number? 10,000

  8. In which European country are the British Overseas Territories known as the Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia? Cyprus

  9. What three-letter name is shared by a part of the human body and the vitamin C–rich fruit of a rose? Hip

  10. What is the meaning of the Latin adjective ‘edulis’, which appears in the binomial names of many common plants and animals, including the porcini mushroom (Boletus edulis), passion fruit (Passiflora edulis) and common cockle (Cerastoderma edule)? Edible

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