General Knowledge Quiz Round 55

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In what year did Sinéad O'Connor spend 4 weeks at No.1 in the UK charts with 'Nothing Compares to You'?
1990

 

English portrait and landscape painter of the 18th century whose works include 'The Blue Boy'
Thomas Gainsborough

 

In 1997 the Land Speed record was set in ThrustSSC with a speed of 763 mph. Who was driving?
Andy Green

 

In anatomy what is another name for the tympanic membrane?
Eardrum

 

What type of weapon was a Mangonel?
A catapult or siege engine used to throw projectiles at a castle's walls

 

Penelope Cruz was born in which counrty?
Spain

 

Angora fibre comes from the downy coat of which animal?
Angora rabbit

 

What is the film set during the Vietnam war and directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Martin Sheen.
Apocolypse Now

 

What is the cooking term when vegetables are cooked briefly in boiling water to preserve colour and flavour?
Blanch

 

What is the state capital of Louisiana?
Baton Rouge