General Quiz : Dt. 7.6.2001 Q-File 21 Qns by : G.Sreekanth 1. In the 1960's, who used the pseudonyms Eric Galt, Paul Edward Bridgeman, George Ramon Sneyd and John Willard ? ans) James Earl Ray - assassinated Martin Luther King Jr. 2. Who trained as a surgeon at St. Bartholomew's and Westminster hospitals; practised as such for some 20 years in Bristol; died during WWI; and is buried at Beckenham Cemetery, Elmers End Road, in Kent ? ans) Dr.W.G.Grace. 3. In the world of fiction whose mother, Monique Delacroix, died in a climbing accident near Chamonix when he was 11 ? ans) James Bond. 4. Where, among many others, can be seen: Lenny Bruce, H G Wells, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Edgar Allen Poe, Sir Robert Peel, Karl Marx, Dr David Livingstone, Marilyn Monroe, Albert Stubbins, and Max Miller ? ans) On the sleeve of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - Beatles. 5. Nelly Thornton, who was travelling to Egypt with her lover, Lord Montagu, perished at sea in 1916 when their ship was torpedoed by a German submarine. It is generally believed that a sculptor called Charles Sykes used her as a model for something that became extremely famous. What was this ? ans) Spirit of Ecstasy - on the bonnet of Rolls-Royce. 6. There is more than one way of spelling it but what is the Yiddish word, used prominently in North America, which means "shameless audacity" or"self-confidence" and is normally applied to a person who says or does something outrageous without any outward sign of embarrassment ? ans) Chutzpah. 7. Monsignor John O'Connor (1870 --1952), who lived and worked in or near Bradford for much of his life, was the inspiration for which famous fictional character who habitually wore black? ans) Father Brown. 8. After the attempt on his life in 1981, Ronald Reagan is supposed to have said to his wife "Honey, I forgot to duck". He was, however, quoting a man who had made the same remark in very different circumstances in 1926. Who ? ans) Jack Dempsey - the legendary boxer . 9. Which three words complete this extract from a famous 1930's poem? "He's the bafflement of Scotland Yard, The Flying Squad's despair, / For when they reach the scene of crime - - -". ans) Macavity is not there ... 10. Ultimate trivia. What is " Sizzlethighophobia " the fear of ? ans) The fear of sitting on a vehicle parked in the hot sun by the thought that one's thighs might get burnt.
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