General Knowledge Quiz (Round 238)

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Which public inquiry held throughout 2011 and 2012 examined the ethics of the British press following the phone hacking scandal?

Leveson Inquiry

 

In Eastenders, a 2019 love interest for Jean Slater is played by which well known British actor known for his role in The Young Ones?

Adrian Edmondson

 

Which political leader was elected President of South Africa in 1994?

Nelson Mandela

 

Which ‘A’ is a soft stone of type gypsum, commonly used for carving and decorative pieces?

Alabaster

 

In which year did Adam Smith publish ‘The Wealth of Nations’?

a) 1660 b) 1776 c) 1901

B) 1776

 

Which British king abdicated in favour of his brother George VI after falling in love with Wallis Simpson?

Edward VIII

 

In 1768, the first edition of which book was published?

a) The Bible b) Madrid Codex c) Encyclopaedia Britannica

c) Encyclopaedia Britannica

 

Which communist politician became premier of Romania in 1965, serving until his execution in 1989?

Nicolae Ceausescu

 

Which cyclist became the first Briton to win the Tour de France race in 2012?

a) Chris Froome b) Mark Cavendish c) Bradley Wiggins

c) Bradley Wiggins

 

Which singer known for the songs ‘My Way’ and ‘New York, New York’ died in 1998?

Frank Sinatra