General knowledge (7): 10 questions

  1. Jahangir Khan went 555 professional games unbeaten in what sport between 1981 and 1986?
  2. What were the first names of Laurel and Hardy?
  3. What fruit juice would you expect to find in a Salty Dog?
  4. In which US state is Mt. McKinley (also known as Denali), the tallest mountain in the country?
  5. William Morris, Edward Burne-Jones and John Ruskin are all associated with which four-word artistic movement?
  6. In what century did the following events all happen; Black Death ravages Europe, Dante wrote The Divine Comedy, Emperor Go-Daigo restores imperial rule (briefly) in Japan, and the Ming Dynasty began in China?
  7. What is the only one word anagram of the word “woodland”?
  8. Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada are official languages of which country?
  9. Which Motown group had a US No.2 and UK No. 4 hit with “Dancing in the Street” in 1964?
  10. In the UK we call it a swede. What do they call it in the United States?

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  1. Jahangir Khan went 555 professional games unbeaten in what sport between 1981 and 1986?
    A: Squash (interesting article here about the man himself)
  2. What were the first names of Laurel and Hardy?
    A: Stan and Oliver
  3. What fruit juice would you expect to find in a Salty Dog?
    A: Grapefruit
  4. In which US state is Mt. McKinley (also known as Denali), the tallest mountain in the country?
    A: Alaska
  5. William Morris, Edward Burne-Jones and John Ruskin are all associated with which four-word artistic movement?
    A: Arts and Crafts Movement
  6. In what century did the following events all happen; Black Death ravages Europe, Dante wrote The Divine Comedy, Emperor Go-Daigo restores imperial rule (briefly) in Japan, and the Ming Dynasty began in China?
    A: 14th
  7. What is the only one word anagram of the word “woodland”?
    A: Download
  8. Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada are official languages of which country?
    A: India
  9. Which Motown group had a US No.2 and UK No. 4 hit with “Dancing in the Street” in 1964?
    A: Martha and the Vandellas
  10. In the UK we call it a swede. What do they call it in the United States?
    A: Rutabaga

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