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1. Vilnius is the capital city of which country?
Malta
Moldova
Lithuania
Kyrgyzstan
Vilnius, Lithuania, capital city over 500,000 population and famous for baroque architecture:
2. Was Spencer Perceval ......?
The first man to swim the English Channel:
Only British Prime Minister to be assassinated in office:
First Briton to Become a Billionaire:
The translator of the 'Dead Sea Scrolls':
British prime minister from 1809 until his assassination in 1812:
3. Which colour is at the top of a rainbow arch?
Blue
Yellow
Green
Red
In order downwards red / orange / yellow / green / blue / indigo / violet:
4. Which of these countries does NOT border Saudi Arabia?
Syria
Oman
Jordan
Kuwait
Syria at its closest point to Saudi Arabia is approx. 100 km across Jordan:
5. Which animal is the odd one out?
Llama
Vicuna
Capybara
Alpaca
Capybara is a giant rodent of South America - the other animals are all South American camelids
6. Which of these European countries is the smallest in area?
San Marino
Liechtenstein
Malta
Andorra
San Marino 61 km2, Liechtenstein 160 km2, Malta 316 km2, Andorra 468 km2
7. Which of these fruits has the least calories per 100 gm?
Cherry
Apple
Plum
Pineapple
Plum 46 c / Pineapple 50 c / Cherry 50 c / Apple 52 c
8. Which of these US cities is NOT a State Capital?
Helena
Albuquerque
Frankfort
Lansing
Helena - Montana / Frankfort - Kentucky / Lansing - Michigan
9. "Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none"...... is a quote from ?
Muhammad Ali
Benjamin Franklin
Mahatma Gandhi
William Shakespeare
Taken from ..... "All's Well That Ends Well"
10. Georges Bizet the composer of 'Carmen' was born in which city?
Barcelona
Madrid
Paris
Lisbon
Born 1838 as Alexandre César Léopold Bizet in Paris, France:
11. The River Rhine does NOT run through which of these cities?
Liege
Dusseldorf
Basel
Arnhem
Liege is situated on the river Meuse, Belgium
12. Which of these 'Elements' is not named after a city?
Hafnium
Nihonium
Lutetium
Berkelium
Nihonium is named for Japan: Hafnium for Copenhagen, Lutetium for Paris, Berkelium for Berkeley Cal.
13. According to votes IMDB members (International Movie Data Base) the greatest movie of all time up to 2020 is?
Titanic
Citizen Kane
Shawshank Redemption
The Godfather
14. The famous painting 'The Laughing Cavalier' was painted by who?
Frans Hals
Johannes Vermeer
Frida Kahlo
Pablo Picasso
Wallace Collection, London, has been described as "one of the most brilliant of all Baroque portraits".
15. Who created 'The Academy' in Athens famous for its philosophers:
Socrates
Aristotle
Plato
Pythagoras
Famous school in ancient Athens founded by Plato in 428/427 BC
16. Our Sun and most Stars exist in a stable state of nuclear fusion, mainly converting Hydrogen to which gas?
Helium
Oxygen
Nitrogen
Methane
Late in life stars also start to convert Helium into other elements:
17. The nearest country to South Korea is of course North Korea, what is the second nearest?
China
Japan
Taiwan
Russia
Tsushima Island, Japan is approx. 50 km from South Korea:
18. Which of these commercially fished fish is the odd one out?
Cod
Turbot
Halibut
Flounder
All except Cod are 'Flat fish' having a greatly compressed body and swimming on one side, with both eyes on the upper side in the adult.
19. Approximately how wide is the 'Red Sea' at its widest point?
80 km
350 km
600 km
150 km
The Red Sea is about 2250 km (1398 mi) long:
20. Which of these US States does not border one of the five Great Lakes?
Wisconsin
Ohio
Illinois
Vermont
Vermont borders Lake Champlain - sometimes called the Sixth Great Lake:
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Mar 26, 2021
The Shawshank Redemption is the best movie according to IMDB ratings.
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Mar 26, 2021
Thanks, I have now updated that question.