General knowledge 141

From the quiz on 8/8/17.

  1. How many US cents make one nickel? 5

  2. Which Beatles song opens with John Lennon singing the lines “Picture yourself in a boat on a river / With tangerine trees and marmalade skies”? Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

  3. In which religion do the Four Heavenly Kings guard the four cardinal directions? Buddhism

  4. What name, from the Greek for “stretching under”, is given to the longest side of a right-angled triangle? Hypotenuse

  5. Which English football team are nicknamed The Superwhites and play their home games at Prenton Park? Tranmere Rovers

  6. Which German city lends its name to a legal defence in which a defendant protests innocence because they were merely following orders? Nuremberg

  7. In order to be classified as hypersonic, an object must be moving at a speed at least how many times the speed of sound?

  8. Which European country’s Formula One Grand Prix is currently held at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps? Belgium

  9. In firefighting, what name is given to the sudden explosion of a fire caused by the reintroduction of oxygen to an oxygen-depleted environment, typically by opening a door or window? Backdraught

  10. In 2009, which British rapper reached number one on the UK Singles Chart with a song actually called Number 1? Tinchy Stryder


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