CISCO Pub Quiz - Round 3

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Round 3 - General Knowledge


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which English University did Prince Charles attend?

    • A.

      Oxford

    • B.

      Cambridge

    • C.

      Royal Holloway

    • D.

      Edinburgh

    Correct Answer
    B. Cambridge
    Explanation
    Prince Charles attended Cambridge University.

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  • 2. 

    Which famous Palace is an anagram of 'A place to put monarch?

    Correct Answer
    Hampton Court Palace
    Explanation
    Hampton Court Palace is the correct answer because it is an anagram of "A place to put monarch." An anagram is a word or phrase that is formed by rearranging the letters of another word or phrase. In this case, by rearranging the letters of "A place to put monarch," we can form the name "Hampton Court Palace."

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  • 3. 

    In which city was Alexander Graham Bell born in 1847?

    • A.

      Dublin

    • B.

      Manchester

    • C.

      Glasgow

    • D.

      Edinburgh

    Correct Answer
    D. Edinburgh
    Explanation
    Alexander Graham Bell was born in Edinburgh in 1847.

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  • 4. 

    What is the longest River in Southern Ireland?

    • A.

      River Suir

    • B.

      River Liffey

    • C.

      River Shannon

    • D.

      River Moy

    Correct Answer
    C. River Shannon
    Explanation
    The River Shannon is the longest river in Southern Ireland. It flows through the central part of the country, starting in County Cavan and ending in County Limerick. The river is approximately 360 kilometers long and is known for its scenic beauty and rich biodiversity. It is an important waterway for transportation and also provides opportunities for recreational activities such as fishing and boating.

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  • 5. 

    Which 80’s TV detective series was set on the island of Jersey?

    • A.

      Shoestring

    • B.

      Bergerac

    • C.

      Lovejoy

    • D.

      The Beiderbecke Affair

    Correct Answer
    B. Bergerac
    Explanation
    Bergerac is the correct answer because it was an 80's TV detective series that was set on the island of Jersey. The show followed the adventures of detective Jim Bergerac as he solved crimes on the island. The setting of Jersey added a unique and picturesque backdrop to the show, and the series became popular for its mix of crime-solving and character-driven storylines.

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  • 6. 

    What group of animals would you find in a clowder?

    • A.

      Dogs

    • B.

      Birds

    • C.

      Insects

    • D.

      Cats

    Correct Answer
    D. Cats
    Explanation
    A clowder is a term used to describe a group of cats. Therefore, the correct answer is cats.

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  • 7. 

    What is produced in a ginnery?

    • A.

      Grain

    • B.

      Gin

    • C.

      Polyester

    • D.

      Cotton

    Correct Answer
    D. Cotton
    Explanation
    A ginnery is a facility where cotton is processed. Cotton is the correct answer because it is the main product that is produced in a ginnery.

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  • 8. 

    According to the song, what did Molly Malone sell on the streets of Dublin?

    • A.

      Eels and Muscles

    • B.

      Cockles and Mussels

    • C.

      Mussels and Whelks

    • D.

      Cockles and Eels

    Correct Answer
    B. Cockles and Mussels
    Explanation
    In the song "Molly Malone," it is mentioned that Molly Malone sold cockles and mussels on the streets of Dublin. This is evident from the lyrics of the song where it states, "Alive, alive, oh! Alive, alive, oh! Crying, 'Cockles and mussels, alive, alive, oh!'" This line clearly indicates that Molly Malone sold cockles and mussels as her merchandise.

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  • 9. 

    Which Film and TV star was born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite?

    • A.

      Michael Caine

    • B.

      Tom Hanks

    • C.

      John Malcovich

    • D.

      Elvis Presley

    Correct Answer
    A. Michael Caine
    Explanation
    Maurice Joseph Micklewhite is the birth name of the British actor Michael Caine. He changed his name to Michael Caine in order to avoid being mistaken for another actor with a similar name. Caine is known for his roles in films such as "The Dark Knight" trilogy, "Alfie", and "The Italian Job".

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  • 10. 

    An elephant has 150,000 of what in its trunk?

    • A.

      Veins

    • B.

      Muscles

    • C.

      Bones

    • D.

      Vessels

    Correct Answer
    B. Muscles
    Explanation
    An elephant has 150,000 muscles in its trunk. The trunk is a highly versatile and dexterous organ that elephants use for various tasks, such as grasping objects, drinking water, and even communicating. The large number of muscles in the trunk allows elephants to have precise control and strength, making it an essential tool for their survival and daily activities.

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  • 11. 

    Which jubilee did Queen Elizabeth II celebrate in 2012?

    • A.

      Platinum

    • B.

      Golden

    • C.

      Diamond

    • D.

      Ruby

    Correct Answer
    C. Diamond
    Explanation
    In 2012, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Diamond Jubilee. A Diamond Jubilee marks the 60th anniversary of a monarch's reign. Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne on February 6, 1952, following the death of her father, King George VI. Therefore, in 2012, she had been the Queen for 60 years, making it her Diamond Jubilee.

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  • 12. 

    What is the phonetic alphabet word for Q?

    • A.

      Quest

    • B.

      Queen

    • C.

      Quebec

    • D.

      Question

    Correct Answer
    C. Quebec
    Explanation
    The phonetic alphabet word for Q is Quebec. Phonetic alphabets are used to spell out words or communicate letters in a clear and unambiguous way, especially in situations where there may be potential confusion or miscommunication. In the case of Q, the word Quebec is used to represent the letter Q to ensure clarity and accuracy in communication.

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  • 13. 

    Who presented the Eurovision Song Contest for the BBC from 1978 to 2008?

    • A.

      Michael Parkinson

    • B.

      Terry Wogan

    • C.

      Graham Norton

    • D.

      Damon Jones

    Correct Answer
    B. Terry Wogan
    Explanation
    Terry Wogan presented the Eurovision Song Contest for the BBC from 1978 to 2008.

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  • 14. 

    Name the only woman honored with a Nobel Prize twice.

    • A.

      Aung San Suu Kyi

    • B.

      Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin

    • C.

      Charlie Johnson

    • D.

      Marie Curie

    Correct Answer
    D. Marie Curie
    Explanation
    Marie Curie is the correct answer because she is the only woman who has been honored with a Nobel Prize twice. She received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1903 for her research on radioactivity and the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1911 for her discovery of the elements polonium and radium. Curie's groundbreaking work in the field of science and her significant contributions to both physics and chemistry make her a deserving recipient of this honor.

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  • 15. 

    Admiral Sir Miles Messervy is more commonly known as whom in the films and books written by Ian Fleming?

    • A.

      Bond

    • B.

      M

    • C.

      Q

    • D.

      Odd Job

    Correct Answer
    B. M
    Explanation
    Admiral Sir Miles Messervy is more commonly known as M in the films and books written by Ian Fleming. This character is the head of the British Secret Intelligence Service, also known as MI6, and serves as James Bond's superior and mentor. M is responsible for assigning missions to Bond and providing guidance throughout his career as a secret agent.

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  • 16. 

     What number do the following Roman Numerals represent? MCMXCI 

    • A.

      1991

    • B.

      1994

    • C.

      2001

    • D.

      1981

    Correct Answer
    C. 2001
    Explanation
    The Roman numeral M represents 1000, CM represents 900, and XC represents 90. When these numerals are combined, they represent the number 1990. Adding I, which represents 1, to 1990 gives us the number 1991. Therefore, the Roman numerals MCMXCI represent the number 1991.

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  • 17. 

     What dinosaurs name roughly translates as “Swift Seizer”?

    • A.

      Diplodocus

    • B.

      T-Rex

    • C.

      Velociraptor

    • D.

      Pterodactyl

    Correct Answer
    C. Velociraptor
    Explanation
    Velociraptor is the correct answer because its name roughly translates to "Swift Seizer". Velociraptor was a small, carnivorous dinosaur known for its agility and speed, making it an effective hunter and predator. Its name reflects its swift and seizing nature, which was essential for its survival and hunting strategies.

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  • 18. 

     What is the most common pub name in Britain?

    • A.

      The Red Lion

    • B.

      The Prince of Wales

    • C.

      The Royal Oak

    • D.

      The Bull

    Correct Answer
    A. The Red Lion
    Explanation
    The Red Lion is the most common pub name in Britain. This is because the red lion is a symbol of royalty and has been used in the coat of arms of England since the 12th century. Additionally, the red lion is associated with bravery and strength, making it a popular choice for pub names.

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  • 19. 

    How many Gold medals did Team GB win in the 2012 Olympics?

    • A.

      19

    • B.

      25

    • C.

      29

    • D.

      32

    Correct Answer
    C. 29
    Explanation
    Team GB won 29 gold medals in the 2012 Olympics.

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  • 20. 

    What colour is a Black Box flight recorder?

    • A.

      Black

    • B.

      Red / Orange

    • C.

      Blue

    • D.

      Yellow & Black

    Correct Answer
    B. Red / Orange
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Red / Orange. The flight recorder, commonly known as the Black Box, is actually painted in bright red or orange color. This is to make it easier to locate and identify in case of an accident or crash. The color stands out against the wreckage and helps search and rescue teams find the recorder quickly.

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