General Knowledge (3): 10 questions

  1. In which modern-day country did the French conduct their first nuclear tests in 1960?
  2. Which actor’s name is an anagram of “Annoy Screen”?
  3. Since it was formed in 1959, only 2 teams from outside Istanbul have won the Turkish football league. Which two? (1 point for each)
  4. What profession was the subject of the film “Pushing Tin”?
  5. What is measured on the Scoville scale?
  6. In which city was the 1940 Olympics meant to have been held in before being cancelled? (2 possible answers, point for either)
  7. Which manmade object is currently furthest from earth?
  8. Name 2 countries on the South American continent where Spanish is not an official language (point for each).
  9. Which famous fictional character is introduced in a book which begins “The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning.”?
  10. Which fictional detective features in the books Curtain, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, and Evil Under the Sun?

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  1. In which modern-day country did the French conduct their first nuclear tests in 1960?
    A: Algeria
  2. Which actor’s name is an anagram of “Annoy Screen”?
    A: Sean Connery
  3. Since it was formed in 1959, only 2 teams from outside Istanbul have won the Turkish football league. Which two? (1 point for each)
    A: Bursaspor, Trabzonspor
  4. What profession was the subject of the film “Pushing Tin”?
    A: Air Traffic Controllers
  5. What is measured on the Scoville scale?
    A: Spiciness
  6. In which city was the 1940 Olympics meant to have been held in before being cancelled? (2 possible answers, point for each)
    A: Tokyo and Helsinki
  7. Which manmade object is currently furthest from earth?
    A: The Voyager space probe
  8. Name 2 countries on the South American continent where Spanish is not an official language (point for each).
    A: Brazil, Guyana, Suriname (Not French Guiana as that is an overseas department of France)
  9. Which famous fictional character is introduced in a book which begins “The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning.”?
    A: James Bond in Casino Royale, by Ian Fleming
  10. Which fictional detective features in the books Curtain, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, and Evil Under the Sun?
    A: Hercule Poirot

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