A quick 10 question General Knowledge quiz for a grey Monday morning. Apparently, today is the most depressing day of the year, so turn that frown upside down, grab a coffee and get quizzing :-)

QUESTIONS

  1. What was the first European country to ban smoking inside bars and restaurants?

  2. What fruit gives Earl Grey tea its unique flavour?

  3. What id the national sport of Japan?

  4. Which country did the mandolin musical instrument originate from?

  5. Who was the director of '2001: A Space Odyssey'?

  6. In fantasy fiction, who wrote the book within a book called 'There and Back Again'?

  7. In which TV show would you expect to see Bernadette and Howard with a friend and sometime babysitter called Raj?

  8. Which two countries lie opposite each other across the Strait of Gibraltar?

  9. What was the natural colour of carrots before they were selectively cultivated to make them orange?

  10. What was the full name of the female lead in '50 Shades of Grey'?

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ANSWERS

  1. What was the first European country to ban smoking inside bars and restaurants?
    IRELAND

  2. What fruit gives Earl Grey tea its unique flavour?
    BERGAMOT

  3. What id the national sport of Japan?
    SUMO WRESTLING

  4. Which country did the mandolin musical instrument originate from?
    ITALY

  5. Who was the director of '2001: A Space Odyssey'?
    STANLEY KUBRICK

  6. In fantasy fiction, who wrote the book within a book called 'There and Back Again'?
    BILBO BAGGINS (It is his story of The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings')

  7. In which TV show would you expect to see Bernadette and Howard with a friend and sometime babysitter called Raj?
    THE BIG BANG THEORY

  8. Which two countries lie opposite each other across the Strait of Gibraltar?
    SPAIN & MOROCCO (Only 1 point for BOTH countries)

  9. What was the natural colour of carrots before they were selectively cultivated to make them orange?
    PURPLE

  10. What was the full name of the female lead in '50 Shades of Grey'?
    ANASTASIA STEELE