General knowledge 131

From the quiz on 30/5/17.

  1. After which animals are the Canary Islands named? Dogs

  2. Hopes and Fears, Under the Iron Sea, Perfect Symmetry and Strangeland are UK number-one albums by which English rock band? Keane

  3. What is the largest landlocked country in Africa? Chad

  4. Which icon of London was originally produced in 1933 by English draughtsman Harry Beck? Tube map

  5. In Australia, a ‘two-pot screamer’ is a person who shows marked effects after doing very little of what activity? Drinking (alcohol)

  6. Which microblogging and social networking site was founded in 2007 by David Karp and purchased by Yahoo! in 2013? Tumblr

  7. After how many years, especially of marriage, is a ruby anniversary celebrated? 40

  8. In which European capital city is Manneken Pis, a small bronze fountain in the shape of a boy urinating? Brussels

  9. Which American author wrote the Maximum Ride, Women’s Murder Club and Alex Cross series of novels? James Patterson

  10. Which 1991 single by Bryan Adams was UK number one for a record 16 consecutive weeks? (Everything I Do) I Do It for You


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