General Knowledge Quiz (Round 217)

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Which ‘B’ is a wooden hat worn over the head and neck that takes its’ name from a Black Sea port?

Balaclava

 

In which decade did Roger Bannister run the world’s first recorded four minute mile?

a) 1940s b) 1950s c) 1960s

b) 1950s

 

Alan Shepard was which country’s first astronaut to visit space in 1961?

a) Australia b) Great Britain c) USA

c) USA

 

Which movement did Sir Robert Baden-Powell create in 1907?

Boy Scout movement

 

Astana is the capital city of which Eastern European country?

Kazakhstan

 

Which national park became Britain’s first in 1951?

a) Cairngorms b) Peak District c) South Downs

b) Peak District

 

Which British television presenter and comedian wrote an autobiography entitled ‘At My Mother’s Knee’?

Paul O’Grady

 

Which is the longer mountain range; The Rockies (Western USA) or Atlas Mountains (North Africa)?

The Rockies

 

At an airport, what does ATC stand for?

Air Traffic Control

 

Born in 1632, which British architect designed London’s St Paul’s cathedral following the Great Fire of London?

a) Inigo Jones b) Nicholas Hawksmoor c) Sir Christopher Wren

c) Sir Christopher Wren