General knowledge (4): 10 questions

  1. Who had a hit with “Hanging on the Telephone”?
  2. What mode of transport were both Mark Twain and the Prince of Wales using in London on 30 June 1900?
  3. Who is the founder of Paypal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX?
  4. Audrey’s Lace was a poor quality lace that was sold outside Ely Cathedral in medieval times. What modern English word derives from this practice?
  5. The phrase “May I have a large container of coffee?” is used as a memory aid for what?
  6. What animal is Canary Wharf named after?
  7. What colour is Donald Duck’s bow?
  8. Which is bigger – the Isle of Man or the Isle of Wight?
  9. What is the journal of the Magic Circle called?
  10. How many varieties of Quality Street are there

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  1. Who had a hit with “Hanging on the Telephone”?
    A: Blondie
  2. What mode of transport were both Mark Twain and the Prince of Wales using in London on 30 June 1900?
    A: The London Underground
  3. Who is the founder of Paypal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX?
    A: Elon Musk
  4. St. Audrey’s Lace was a poor quality lace that was sold outside Ely Cathedral in medieval times. What modern English word derives from this practice?
    A: Tawdry
  5. The phrase “May I have a large container of coffee?” is used as a memory aid for what?
    A: The digits of Pi (the number of letters in each word correspond to the number)
  6. What animal is Canary Wharf named after?
    A: Dogs (Canary Wharf was named for the products from the Canary Islands offloaded there, which are in turn named after dogs – from the Latin canis).
  7. What colour is Donald Duck’s bow?
    A: Red
  8. Which is bigger – the Isle of Man or the Isle of Wight?
    A: The Isle of Man
  9. What is the journal of the Magic Circle called?
    A: The Magic Circular
  10. How many varieties of Quality Street are there?
    A: 12

 

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