General knowledge (10): 10 questions

  1. In which city in Texas did David Koresh and his Branch Davidians gather in a cult which was besieged by US law enforcement in 1993, leading to the deaths of 76 people?
  2. What kind of paper, so called because it was originally made from hemp fibres from that part of the world, is named after the capital of an Asian city?
  3. To which city did the US move its Israeli embassy to in 2018?
  4. What is the name of Mickey Mouse’s dog?
  5. Aotearoa is another name for which country, used by the native people of that country?
  6. Complete the title of the US folk tune, “I’ve been working on the _________, all the live long day”.
  7. Which mathematician is most famous for his sequence of numbers in which each number is the sum of the two numbers previous to it?
  8. Satya Nadella is currently (November 2018) CEO of which large company?
  9. Which UK newspaper’s logo is a picture of a knight holding a shield?
  10. Which Belgian dance band had a worldwide hit in 1993 with “There’s no limit”?

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  1. In which city in Texas did David Koresh and his Branch Davidians gather in a cult which was besieged by US law enforcement in 1993, leading to the deaths of 76 people?
    A: Waco (there is a very good BBC documentary series about the cult and the siege available here)
  2. What kind of paper, so called because it was originally made from hemp fibres from that part of the world, is named after the capital of an Asian city?
    A: Manila paper (from which the popular envelopes are made – read more about it here)
  3. To which city did the US move its Israeli embassy to in 2018?
    A: Tel Aviv
  4. What is the name of Mickey Mouse’s dog?
    A: Pluto
  5. Aotearoa is another name for which country, used by the native people of that country?
    A: New Zealand
  6. Complete the title of the US folk tune, “I’ve been working on the _________, all the live long day”.
    A: Railroad
  7. Which mathematician is most famous for his sequence of numbers in which each number is the sum of the two numbers previous to it?
    A: Fibonacci
  8. Satya Nadella is currently (November 2018) CEO of which large company?
    A: Microsoft
  9. Which UK newspaper’s logo is a picture of a knight holding a shield?
    A: Daily Express (the term “newspaper” may have been used quite loosely)
  10. Which Belgian dance band had a worldwide hit in 1993 with “There’s no limit”?
    A: 2 Unlimited

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