General Knowledge Quiz Questions
These questions are a good mix of General Knowledge quiz questions and answers, there's something for everyone here and best of all they're free. Don't you just love free quizzes? Did you know there's enough solar energy coming from the sun in 1 hour to power the entire worlds energy needs for a year! Who needs fossil fuels?
- 1. What was the first name of the character played by Olivia Newton John in Grease? Sandy
- 2. Which of the green energies is aeolian energy? Wind Power
- 3. In which city would you find the International Court of Justice? The Hague
- 4. In which county are the UK's highest cliffs? Devon
- 5. Which paper size is 210mm x 297mm? A4
- 6. Who played Rodney in Only Fools and Horses? Nicholas Lyndhurst
- 7. Which 60s pop group caught 'The Last Train To Clarksville'? The Monkees
- 8. Who played the part of the toymaker in the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang? Benny Hill
- 9. Which children's toy provided Aqua with a number one hit? Barbie
- 10. How many dominoes are there in a double 6 set? 28
- 11. Who cut off the tails of the three blind mice? The Farmer's Wife
- 12. Which word can go before, meat, dog and roll? Sausage
- 13. What was the name of the ship that the Pilgrim fathers set sail for America in? Mayflower
- 14. What is the International vehicle registration letter for Germany? D
- 15. Which is the only English word anagram of the word 'English'? Shingle
- 16. What do 'polled' cattle not have? Horns
- 17. What is the epicarp of an orange? Peel
- 18. What type of drink is Harvey's Bristol Cream? Sherry
- 19. What is the birthstone for March? Aquamarine or Beryl
- 20. What name is given to the large prehistoric stones found in places such as Stonehenge? Monoliths
The word Sherry is an English translation of Jerez a town in Andalucia in Spain where Sherry is made. It's a fortified wine (wine spirit is added to the final product to raise it's alcohol level) that's aged in wooden barrels and can only be called Sherry if it's from the Cadiz area, Andalucia, in the southwestern part of Spain. It's the first product to receive a Denominacion de Origen (Designation of Origin - DO) a regulatory system to protect the origins of wines and other foods.
Sherry is regarded by many as a neglected treasure of a wine because it's not drunk anywhere near as much as it used to be. It first became popular in Britain when Sir Francis Drake destroyed the Spanish Armada at Cadiz in 1587, the Spanish were building the Armada to invade England at the time. Drake seized 2,900 barrels of Sherry that was waiting to be loaded onto Spanish ships and brought them back to England. The spoils of war proved to be very popular indeed, it created an industry with many new British companies being set up to supply the large demand, there are cellars in the Sherry region that are still British owned today, much like Port but that's another story.