GENERAL KNOWLEDGE QUIZ

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QUESTIONS

1. What can be a small handheld device that controls a computer cursor or a small creature with a tail?

2. Which city in the UK is considered to be the birthplace of the industrial revolution with its towering mills, bustling warehouses and crowded streets that transformed 18th Century England?

3. Which international cargo industry is the largest company in Denmark?

4. Which country won the 2022 EHF European Men’s Handball Championship?

5. In Star Trek: the Next Generation television series, which character was played by Michael Dorn?

6. In 1821 Rafael Rivera named an area between New Mexico and California as ‘The Meadows’ after its spring watered grasses. What city is this area now known as?

7. Whose grave did Howard Carter famously uncover in November 1922?

8. During WWI, which country’s 100,000 troops were involved in the Battle of Vimy Ridge on April 9, 1917, which allowed the French forces to enter the town of Aisne almost unopposed?

9. The energy companies of today are striving to produce a viable Hydrogen/Oxygen fuel cell which was first developed by the physicist William Grove in 1839. What part of the UK did this forward thinking physicist hail from?

10. Which three kingdoms were joined under the Kelmar Union between 1397 and 1523 to help the trade and expansion of the countries involved? (One point for each country)

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ANSWERS

1. What can be a small handheld device that controls a computer cursor or a small creature with a tail?
MOUSE

2. Which city in the UK is considered to be the birthplace of the industrial revolution with its towering mills, bustling warehouses and crowded streets that transformed 18th Century England?
MANCHESTER

3. Which international cargo industry is the largest company in Denmark?
MAERSK

4. Which country won the 2022 EHF European Men’s Handball Championship?
SWEDEN

5. In Star Trek: the Next Generation television series, which character was played by Michael Dorn?
WORF (Lt Cmdr Security detail)

6. In 1821 Rafael Rivera named an area between New Mexico and California as ‘The Meadows’ after its spring watered grasses. What city is this area now known as?
LAS VEGAS

7. Whose grave did Howard Carter famously uncover in November 1922?
KING TUTANKHAMEN

8. During WWI, which country’s 100,000 troops were involved in the Battle of Vimy Ridge on April 9, 1917, which allowed the French forces to enter the town of Aisne almost unopposed?
CANADA

9. The energy companies of today are striving to produce a viable Hydrogen/Oxygen fuel cell which was first developed by the physicist William Grove in 1839. What part of the UK did this forward thinking physicist hail from?
WALES

10. Which three kingdoms were joined under the Kelmar Union between 1397 and 1523 to help the trade and expansion of the countries involved? (One point for each country)
DENMARK – NORWAY - SWEDEN

 

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