This is a tough Quiz...

This is a tough Quiz...

Jul 24, 2023

TOUGH GENERAL KNOWLEDGE QUIZ 

QUESTIONS

1. What principality whose official language is Catalan, is a landlocked country in south-west Europe between France and Spain in the Pyrenees region?

2. According to Arthurian legend, which knight found the Holy Grail?

3. SHAPE commands all NATO operations worldwide, what does SHAPE stand for?

4. How many semiquavers are found in one breve in music notation?

5. What uses the Latin phrase, ‘Citius, altius, fortius’ as its motto?

6. What is the northernmost of the inhabited Channel Islands in the English Channel?

7. Which famous warship of Henry VIII sank during the Battle of the Solent in 1545, apparently through an error rather than by enemy fire, and was raised in 1982 and put on display in Portsmouth?

8. Who was King George III’s most famous royal granddaughter?

9. Nimes, the city in Southern France is famous for its textiles, but which fabric is most associated with the city’s rich history?

10. In what decade was the volcanic island of Surtsey formed approximately 32km off the South coast of Iceland, and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is off limits to humans?

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ANSWERS

1. What principality whose official language is Catalan, is a landlocked country in south-west Europe between France and Spain in the Pyranees region?
ANDORRA

2. According to Arthurian legend, which knight found the Holy Grail?
SIR GALAHAD

3. SHAPE commands all NATO operations worldwide, what does SHAPE stand for?
SUPREME HEADQUARTERS ALLIED POWERS EUROPE

4. How many semiquavers are found in one breve in music notation?
32

5. What uses the Latin phrase, ‘Citius, altius, fortius’ as its motto?
THE OLYMPIC GAMES (It translates as Faster, Higher, Stronger)

6. What is the northernmost of the inhabited Channel Islands in the English Channel?
ALDERNEY

7. Which famous warship of Henry VIII sank during the Battle of the Solent in 1545, apparently through an error rather than by enemy fire, and was raised in 1982 and put on display in Portsmouth?
THE MARY ROSE

8. Who was King George III’s most famous royal granddaughter?
QUEEN VICTORIA

9. Nimes, the city in Southern France is famous for its textiles, but which fabric is most associated with the city’s rich history?
DENIM (The blue jean fabric was named after the city)

10. In what decade was the volcanic island of Surtsey formed approximately 32km off the South coast of Iceland, and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is off limits to humans?
1960’s (Over the course of 3 ½ years, between 1963 to 1967, the volcanic eruption created the 1.4 sq km island)

 

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