General Knowledge (1): 10 questions

  1. The construction of the Lincoln Cathedral in Lincoln, England was finished in 1311, making it the tallest freestanding structure in the world. What was the previous record-holder?
  2. What does a pascal (Pa) measure?
  3. What name is shared by a cartoon character and the character played by Gene Hackman in “The French Connection”?
  4. What is a blue moon?
  5. What living animals are considered the last surviving dinosaurs?
  6. What is the least densely populated country on earth?
  7. Who are the only father and daughter to have duetted together on a US No.1 song? For a bonus point, what is the name of the song?
  8. What EU member country has an Arabic language as one of its official national languages?
  9. What’s bigger, Ireland or Iceland?
  10. Bir Tawil is an uninhabited piece of land situated between Egypt and Sudan. What is significant about it?

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  1. The construction of the Lincoln Cathedral in Lincoln, England was finished in 1311, making it the tallest freestanding structure in the world. What was the previous record-holder?
    A: The Great Pyramid of Giza
  2. What does a pascal (Pa) measure?
    A: Pressure
  3. What name is shared by a cartoon character and the character played by Gene Hackman in “The French Connection”?
    A: Popeye
  4. What is a blue moon?
    A: The second full moon in a calendar month
  5. What living animals are considered the last surviving dinosaurs?
    A: Komodo dragons
  6. What is the least densely populated country on earth?
    A: Mongolia
  7. Who are the only father and daughter to have duetted together on a US No.1 song? For a bonus point, what is the name of the song?
    A: Frank and Nancy Sinatra, Something Stupid
  8. What EU member country has an Arabic-derived language as one of its official national languages?
    A: Maltese
  9. What’s bigger, Ireland or Iceland?
    A: Iceland (103,000 sq km vs 84,000 sq km)
  10. Bir Tawil is an uninhabited piece of land situated between Egypt and Sudan. What is significant about it?
    A: It is claimed by no country

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