General Knowledge Quiz (Round 248)

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Misbehaving students in the first British universities had their names written in black books providing inspiration for which modern day popular phrase?

Blacklist

 

'It was love at first sight' is the first line from which Joseph Heller novel?

Catch-22

 

Blathers, Charlotte and Fagin are characters from which Charles Dickens tale?

Oliver Twist

 

Death in Leamington, Highland Low and A Nip in the Air are poems from which English poet who died in 1984?

a) John Betjeman b) Philip Larkin c) W.H. Auden

a) John Betjeman

 

The London postal area E17 refers to which area?

a) Wood Green b) Walthamstow c) Woolwich

b) Walthamstow

 

Which politician served as Mayor of London between 2008 and 2016?

Boris Johnson

 

Named after the German neurologist who discovered the disease, which disorder of the brain causes premature senility?

Alzheimer's disease

 

The Battle of Killiecrankie of 1689 during the Jacobite Rising took place in which country?

Scotland

 

Blue Moon, Hopelessly Devoted to You and Summer Nights are songs from which film musical?

Grease

 

David Bowie had a UK number one single with Ashes to Ashes in which year?

a) 1976 b) 1978 c) 1980

c) 1980