Pot Luck #43 - General Knowledge Quiz Questions
1. 'Carl and the Passions', changed their band name to what?
2. How many coloured rings make up the Olympic flag?
3. What colour is vermilion a shade of?
4. King Zog ruled which country from 1922 to 1939?
5. What colour is Spock's blood?
6. Where in your body is your patella?
7. Where can you find the original London Bridge today?
8. What spirit is mixed with ginger beer in a Moscow Mule?
9. Who was the first man in space?
10. What would you do with a Yashmak?
11. Who betrayed Jesus to the Romans?
12. Name a mammal that lays eggs?
13. On the television show 'Flipper', what kind of animal was Flipper?
14. Who formed the band, 'The Quarrymen' in 1956?
15. Which horse has won the Grand National the most times?
16. Which actor originally starred as the Six Million Dollar Man?
17. In the song Waltzing Matilda - What is a Jumbuck?
18. Who was Dan Dare's greatest enemy in the Eagle?
19. What is Dick Grayson better known as?
20. What was given on the fourth day of Christmas?
21. What was Skippy ( on TV )?
22. What does a funambulist do?
23. What is the name of Dennis the Menace's dog?
24. What are bactrians and dromedaries?
25. Who played The Fugitive in the 1963 TV Series?
1. Beach Boys
6. The patella is commonly referred to as the kneecap. It is a small, freestanding, bone that rests between the femur (thighbone) and tibia (shinbone)
7. USA (Lake Havasu City, Arizona)
8. Vodka - Moscow mule is a cocktail made with vodka, spicy ginger beer, and lime juice, garnished with a slice or wedge of lime. It is a type of buck and therefore sometimes known as a vodka buck.
9. Yuri Gagarin - On 12 April 1961, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to travel into space when he launched into orbit on the Vostok 3KA-3 spacecraft (Vostok 1).
10. Wear it - A yashmak, yashmac or yasmak (from Turkish yaşmak, "a veil") is a Turkish type of veil or niqab worn by some Muslim women to cover their faces in public.
11. Judas Escariot - Matthew directly states that Judas betrayed Jesus for a bribe of "thirty pieces of silver" by identifying him with a kiss – "the kiss of Judas" – to arresting soldiers of the High Priest Caiaphas, who then turned Jesus over to Pontius Pilate's soldiers.
12. Duck billed platypus or echidna (also known as spiny anteaters)
13. A dolphin
14. John Lennon
15. Red Rum - Red Rum became, and remains, the only horse to have won the Grand National three times, in 1973, 1974, and 1977.
16. Lee Majors - Colonel Steve Austin, portrayed by American actor Lee Majors.
17. Sheep - Jumbuck (noun) is an Australian English term for sheep, and is featured in Banjo Paterson's poem "Waltzing Matilda".
18. Mekon - The Mekon of Mekonta was the arch-nemesis of space hero Dan Dare. He was characterised by his large domed head and tiny body.
19. Robin (Batman and Robin)
20. Calling Birds
21. The Bush Kangaroo
22. Tightrope Walker - funambulist. The key to remembering funambulist is "ambulate," which comes from the Latin root meaning "to walk" — in this case referring to someone who walks on a tightrope.
24. Camels - Dromedaries have only one hump and flourish in the deserts of north Africa and the Middle East and bactrians have two humps.
25. David Janssen