General knowledge 126

From the quiz on 25/4/17.

  1. Which American company’s logo is officially known as the Swoosh? Nike

  2. The intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran is the protagonist of which series of sci-fi action–adventure games from Nintendo? Metroid

  3. Gold general, silver general, knight and lance are among the many pieces used to play which traditional board game? Shōgi (Japanese chess)

  4. The flower name ‘daisy’ originated as a contraction of (the Old English equivalent of) which two words? Day’s eye

  5. Sentimental Journey (1970) and It Don’t Come Easy (1971) were respectively the first solo album and first solo single released in the UK by which member of The Beatles? Ringo Starr

  6. Will a jolly man make a jolly visitor?” is a popular mnemonic for remembering the surnames of the first eight people to hold which political office? US President

  7. Who wrote The Snow Queen, the 1844 fairy tale on which Disney’s film Frozen is partly based? Hans Christian Andersen

  8. Rock and Roll Mystery is a 2015 direct-to-video Scooby-Doo film that features which American rock band? Kiss

  9. What name, from the Greek for “all” and “write”, is shared by an instrument made of jointed rods that is used to copy and rescale drawings, and a device that connects a train or tram to an overhead wire to collect electrical current? Pantograph

  10. In 1992, the British division of which corporation launched a disastrous free-flights promotion that was intended to profitably clear a large surplus of stock, but which ultimately cost the company almost £50m? Hoover

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