General Knowledge (5): 10 questions

  1. Which actor had recurring roles in both Only Fools and Horses and The Vicar of Dibley?
  2. In the 1920s, which American industrialist attempted to establish a settlement in Brazil, named after himself, in order to control the supply of rubber required for his projects?
  3. Tom Bourdillon, Charles Evans and Eric Shipton were some of the lesser known members of the team which managed which feat of exploration?
  4. Which now defunct chain of shops had a mascot called Geoffrey the Giraffe?
  5. In which decade of the 20th century did the following happen; The launch of Radio Luxembourg, the first pirate radio station, the publication of The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, and the death of T.E. Lawrence in a motorcycle accident?
  6. In which country would you find the Apennine mountains?
  7. What is the only football team from outside of England to have won the FA Cup?
  8. What cities are at the start and end of the Trans-Siberian railway?
  9. What is the name given to a solid mass that builds up in a sewer, made from non-biodegradable matter such as cooking fats and wet wipes, and causes blockages?
  10. Which country is Easter Island a part of?

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  1. Which actor had recurring roles in both Only Fools and Horses and The Vicar of Dibley?
    A: Roger Lloyd Pack
  2. In the 1920s, which American industrialist attempted to establish a settlement in Brazil, named after himself, in order to control the supply of rubber required for his projects?
    A: Henry Ford
  3. Tom Bourdillon, Charles Evans and Eric Shipton were some of the lesser known members of the team which managed which feat of exploration?
    A: The first successful climb of Mt. Everest in 1953)
  4. Which now defunct chain of shops had a mascot called Geoffrey the Giraffe?
    A: Toys’R’Us
  5. In which decade of the 20th century did the following happen; The launch of Radio Luxembourg, the first pirate radio station, the publication of The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, and the death of T.E. Lawrence in a motorcycle accident?
    A: 1930s
  6. In which country would you find the Apennine mountains?
    A: Italy
  7. What is the only football team from outside of England to have won the FA Cup?
    A: Cardiff City
  8. What cities are at the start and end of the Trans-Siberian railway?
    A: Moscow and Vladivostok
  9. What is the name given to a solid mass that builds up in a sewer, made from non-biodegradable matter such as cooking fats and wet wipes, and causes blockages?
    A: Fatberg
  10. Which country is Easter Island a part of?
    A: Chile

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