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?



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?



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