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Q. If Florida is nicknamed the "Sunshine State", and California is the "Golden State", what is New York state's nickname?

 

Q. Canada's capital city, Ottawa, stands on which river?

 

Q. In which Italian city or town was Leonardo da Vinci born?

 

Q: Bangui is the capital of which central African republic?

 

Q: What river goes over Niagara Falls?

 

Q: "Unchained Melody" was written as the theme for which film?

 

Q: What was Dutch painter Rembrandt's first name?

 

Q: The city of Zürich is located on the shores of what lake?

 

Q: On which ship did Jason and the Argonauts search for the Golden Fleece?

 

Q: Who was the last British prime minister not to have a wife?

 

Q: What is the southernmost country in Africa?

 

Q: Texarkana lies on the border between which two US states?

 

Q: As the equator crosses South America from west to east, what is the first country it passes through?

 

Q: Which Beatle was given the middle name 'Paul'?

 

Q: The 80m tall giant wheel, featuring 36 observation cars, at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893 was designed by which engineer?

 

Q: What is the name of the strait spanned by San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge?

 

Q: In which English town was St. Edmund the Martyr buried in the year 903?

 

Q: What's the name of this meteor crater in Arizona?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q. The columns of a periodic table are called 'groups'. What are the rows called?

 

Q: In ancient Greece, Pheidippides is reputed to have run around 40km to Athens to report victory in which battle?

 

Q: In the 1977 film "The Greatest", which dramatised the life of Muhammad Ali, who played Ali?

 

Q: Which period of classical music occured between approximately 1750 and 1820, between the baroque and the romantic periods?

 

Q: Which Marx Brother played the harp?

 

Q: Which band's debut album was "In The Court of the Crimson King"

 

Q: What film released in 1984 starred John Hurt as Winston Smith?

 

Q: Who, when appearing on BBC's "Desert Island Discs", chose seven recordings all by the German-British soprano Elisabeth Schwarzkopf?

 

Q: Which popular cheese is made backwards?

 

Q: What was Led Zeppelin's third studio album?

 

 

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Q. If Florida is nicknamed the "Sunshine State", and California is the "Golden State", what is New York state's nickname?

A. The "Empire State" (as in the Empire State Building)                                  

 

Q. Canada's capital city, Ottawa, stands on which river?

A. The Ottawa river

 

Q. In which Italian city or town was Leonardo da Vinci born?

A. Vinci (Leonardo da Vinci means “Leonardo from Vinci”)

 

Q: Bangui is the capital of which central African republic?

A: Central African Republic                                      

 

Q: What river goes over Niagara Falls?

A: The Niagara river

 

Q: "Unchained Melody" was written as the theme for which film?

A: "Unchained" (1955)

 

Q: What was Dutch painter Rembrandt's first name?

A: Rembrandt (full name: Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn)

 

Q: The city of Zürich is located on the shores of what lake?

A: Lake Zürich

 

Q: On which ship did Jason and the Argonauts search for the Golden Fleece?

A: The Argo

 

Q: Who was the last British prime minister not to have a wife?

A: Theresa May

 

Q: What is the southernmost country in Africa?

A: South Africa

 

Q: Texarkana lies on the border between which two US states?

A: Texas and Arkansas (split into Texarkana, Texas and Texarkana, Arkansas)

 

Q: As the equator crosses South America from west to east, what is the first country it passes through?

A: Ecuador (which is Spanish for "equator")

 

Q: Which Beatle has the middle name 'Paul'?

A: Paul McCartney (full name: James Paul McCartney)

 

Q: The 80m tall giant wheel, featuring 36 observation cars, at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893 was designed by which engineer?

A: George Ferris

 

Q: What is the name of the strait spanned by San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge?

A: Golden Gate

 

Q: In which English town was St. Edmund the Martyr buried in the year 903?

A: Bury St. Edmunds

 

Q: What's the name of this meteor crater in Arizona?

A: Meteor Crater

 

Q: The columns of a periodic table are called 'groups'. What are the rows called?

A: Periods

 

Q: In ancient Greece, Pheidippides is reputed to have run around 40km to Athens to report victory in which battle?

A: Battle of Marathon

 

Q: In the 1977 film "The Greatest", which dramatised the life of Muhammad Ali, who played Ali?

A: Muhammad Ali

 

Q: Which period of classical music occured between approximately 1750 and 1820, between the baroque and the romantic periods?

A: Classical period

 

Q: Which Marx Brother played the harp?

A: Harpo

 

Q: Which band's debut album was "In The Court of the Crimson King"

A: King Crimson

 

Q: What film released in 1984 starred John Hurt as Winston Smith?

A: 1984

 

Q: Who, when appearing on BBC's "Desert Island Discs", chose seven recordings all by the German-British soprano Elisabeth Schwarzkopf?

A: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

 

Q: Which popular cheese is made backwards?

A: Edam

 

Q: What was Led Zeppelin's third studio album?

Led Zeppelin III

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