General Knowledge Quiz Round 88

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Which Australian bushranger became one of his country's greatest folk heroes following the Glenrowan shoot-out?

Ned Kelly

 

Then known as the voltaic pile, which modern day object was invented by Alessandro Volta in 1800?

Battery

 

Which sporting iconic was awarded the BBC Sports Personality of the Century Award in 1999?

a) Muhammad Ali b) Ian Botham c) Steve Redgrave

a) Muhammad Ali

 

Who succeeded Paddy Ashdown as leader of the Liberal Democrats in 1999?

Charles Kennedy

 

Which famous battle took place first? The battle of Hastings or the battle of Yorktown?

Hastings

 

What is the name of Adrian Edmondson's comedian and actress wife?

a) Jennifer Saunders b) Joanna Lumley c) Dawn French

a) Jennifer Saunders

 

What was the name of the Comet, discovered independently by two observers in the United States in 1995, that went on to the be dubbed the Great Comet of 1997?

Comet Hale Bopp

 

Located on The Mall in London, which royal residence was the home to the Queen Mother between 1953 and 2002?

Clarence House

 

How was the performing artist Sir George Ivan Morrison better known?

Van Morrison

 

In 1968, The Beatles sang about a raccoon. What was his name?

a) Rocky b) Ricky c) Robby

a) Rocky

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