General knowledge 134

From the quiz on 20/6/17.

  1. What natural phenomenon is indicated by the Greek root phot(o)-? Light

  2. Gravesham, Sevenoaks, Swale and Thanet are districts of which English county? Kent

  3. What animal is the title character in the 1960s TV series The Littlest Hobo? Dog (Alsatian)

  4. For which 2012 film did Jennifer Lawrence win the Academy Award for Best Actress? Silver Linings Playbook

  5. Which Irish republican became leader of Sinn Féin in 1983? Gerry Adams

  6. Which English word may precede wind, banana and coming to give three common phrases? Second

  7. In the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer, what name do Edward and Bella give their baby daughter? Renesmee

  8. Which manga series by Fujiko F. Fujio follows a titular blue robotic cat who travels back in time to help a young boy named Nobi Nobita? Doraemon

  9. Which American actress and singer was the mother of Carrie Fisher? Debbie Reynolds

  10. I’m afraid of the dark / Especially when I’m in a park” and “I don’t want to see a ghost / It’s the sight that I fear most / I’d rather have a piece of toast” are some of the notoriously bad lyrics from which 1998 top-ten song by which English singer? Life by Des’ree

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