The Semmering Pass (Round 13)

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The questions and answers within this quiz were verified and updated in July 2020.


The Semmering is a mountain pass in which mountain range?

a) The Himalayas b) The Alps c) Pyranees

b) The Alps


What is the name of the tallest building in New York City?

One World Trade Centre (Freedom Tower)


Which mainland European war began on 17th July 1936 and ended on 1st April 1939?

Spanish Civil War


The Sheffield Steelers are a team that compete in which sport?

Ice Hockey


What triggered The Sydney Riot of 1879?
a) A government decision to raise taxes on local shop owners b) The arrest of a prominent campaigner for social justice c) A controversial umpiring decision in an England vs Australia test match?

c) A controversial umpiring decision in an England vs Australia test match


Which two Irish cities are linked by the Western Railway Corridor?
a) Limerick and Sligo b) Dublin and Cork c) Galway and Dundalk

a) Limerick and Sligo


Which musician is known by the nickname 'The Boss'?

Bruce Springsteen


Which 1995 film starring michelle Pfeiffer was based on a true story by the high school teacher Louanne Johnson, 'My Posse Don't Do Homework'?

Dangerous Minds


In the children's show Sesame Street, what is the name of Bert's room mate?



The world's longest stretch of uninterupted sandy coast is known as Ninety Mile Beach but in which country would you find it?

Australia (not to be confused with the shorter Ninety Mile Beach in New Zealand)


How many players called Gary Stevens were in England's 1986 World Cup squad?
a) none b) one c) two

c) two