General Knowledge Quiz (Round 131)

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Humbert Humbert and Dolores Haze are central characters of which controversial novel?
Lolita

 

What did Sir James Dewar invent to help his experiments on cooling gases, like air and oxygen, to such low temperatures that they would liquefy.
Thermos Flask

 

JRR Tolkien author of Lord of the Rings, was born in which southern hemisphere country?
South Africa

 

The study of ants is known as what?
Formicology or Myrmecology

 

What 2 elements make up 98% of the Sun?
Hydrogen and Helium

 

In Netball when the opposition scores, who gets to re-start the game with a pass from the centre circle?
Whichever team didn't start the last played point - teams alternate the start

 

Which dance style consists of four kinds of movement: toprock, downrock, power moves, and freezes?
B-boying/Breaking/Breakdance

 

How many years of marriage would you be celebrating if it was your emerald anniversary?
55

 

Haweswater was built from 1929 to supply water to which city? a) Liverpool b) Manchester c) Sheffield
b) Manchester

 

The Airship Hindenburg caught fire and was destroyed following its maiden flight. In which US state was it mooring when it happened? a) California b) New York c) New Jersey
c) New Jersey