General knowledge (6): 10 questions

  1. Which country is the largest producer of cotton in the world?
  2. What fruit has varieties called Conference and William?
  3. How many countries border the Sargasso Sea?
  4. Which film, released 50 years ago in 1968, has Keir Dullea in the lead role and uses music from Also Sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss at the start and conclusion of the film?
  5. Which historical figure was famously told to “beware the Ides of March”, at least according to Shakespeare?
  6. In which sport might you use a spider or a swan rest?
  7. Which children’s character has friends called Gordon, Percy, James and Terence the tractor?
  8. Snafu means a mess or fiasco. The word is originally an acronym. What do the letters SNAFU stand for?
  9. What is the boiling point of water in Fahrenheit?
  10. What is the top speed of a wombat (point for within 5km/h either way)

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  1. Which country is the largest producer of cotton in the world?
    A: China
  2. What fruit has varieties called Conference and William?
    A: Pear
  3. How many countries border the Sargasso Sea?
    A: None (it’s in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean)
  4. Which film, released 50 years ago in 1968, has Keir Dullea in the lead role and uses music from Also Sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss at the start and conclusion of the film?
    A: 2001: A Space Odyssey
  5. Which historical figure was famously told to “beware the Ides of March”, at least according to Shakespeare?
    A: Julius Caesar
  6. In which sport might you use a spider or a swan rest?
    A: Snooker/Pool/Billiards
  7. Which children’s character has friends called Gordon, Percy, James and Terence the tractor?
    A: Thomas The Tank Engine
  8. Snafu means a mess or fiasco. The word is originally an acronym. What do the letters SNAFU stand for?
    A: Situation Normal, All Fouled Up (the F may be replaced by a different word)
  9. What is the boiling point of water in Fahrenheit?
    A: 212
  10. What is the top speed of a wombat (point for within 5km/h either way)
    A: 40km/h

 

 

 

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