General Knowledge (2): 10 Questions

  1. Which historical figure is the subject of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall trilogy?
  2. What is the name of the nutrient and antibody-rich breast milk secreted in the hours and days after the birth of a baby?
  3. In which country would you find the Nullarbor Plain?
  4. The American Film Institute released a list of 100 greatest movie heroes and 100 greatest movie villains in 2003. Who was the only character to appear on both lists?
  5. “Sumer is Icumen in” is one of the oldest English songs known, dating from the thirteenth century. What bird is mentioned frequently in the chorus?
  6. In which European country is the Northern League a potent political force?
  7. Louis Washkansky was the first recipient of what medical procedure in 1967?
  8. How many degrees are there between the hour and minute hand of an analogue clock at 3:15?
  9. In which Scottish city is the football team St. Johnstone based?
  10. What surname is shared by the deputy headmaster of Hogwarts, and a famously bad poet whose works included “The Tay Bridge Disaster”?

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  1. Which historical figure is the subject of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall trilogy?
    A: Thomas Cromwell
  2. What is the name of the nutrient and antibody-rich breast milk secreted in the hours and days after the birth of a baby?
    A: Colostrum
  3. In which country would you find the Nullarbor Plain?
    A: Australia
  4. The American Film Institute released a list of 100 greatest movie heroes and 100 greatest movie villains in 2003. Who was the only character to appear on both lists?
    A: The Terminator
  5. “Sumer is Icumen in” is one of the oldest English songs known, dating from the thirteenth century. What bird is mentioned frequently in the chorus?
    A: Cuckoo
  6. In which European country is the Northern League a potent political force?
    A: Italy
  7. Louis Washkansky was the first recipient of what medical procedure in 1967?
    A: Heart Transplant
  8. How many degrees are there between the hour and minute hand of an analogue clock at 3:15?
    A: 7.5
  9. In which Scottish city is the football team St. Johnstone based?
    A: Perth
  10. What surname is shared by the deputy headmaster of Hogwarts, and a famously bad poet whose works included “The Tay Bridge Disaster”?
    A: McGonagall

 

 

 

 

 

 

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