General Knowledge Quiz (Round 118)

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Paul Beatty won which award in 2016 for his novel 'The Sellout'?
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction

 

Which topical sitcom of the 80s had newsreaders Sally Smedley and Henry Davenport and was set in the production office of GlobeLink News?
Drop the Dead Donkey

 

The airport at Santa Ana, California is named after which actor famed primarily for his 'western' roles?
John Wayne

 

What do the initials S&P stand for in the stock market index commonly known as the S&P 500?
Standard & Poor

 

Name the son of the actors Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham and star of The Imitation Game?
Benedict Cumberbatch

 

Venice is situated along the confluence of 2 rivers, one is the Piave, what is the other called?
Po

 

Which is the largest venomous snake in the world?
The King Cobra

 

Which company first introduced the Tea Bag into Britain in 1953?
Tetley

 

Going to a depth of 258 feet, what is the deepest lake in England?
Wastwater

 

Vasco da Gama was the first to reach southern India by a sea route. What was his nationality?
Portuguese