Quick-fire General Knowledge Quiz (Round 4)

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This is the fourth in our series of rapid-fire quiz questions, perfect for Chase cash-builder style inquisitions! 

 

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Questions:

 

1) The phrase 'Hit the sack' generally refers to which nightly activity?

 

2) Who was the first member of Take That to have a solo UK number one?

 

3) What is the common function of the human body's respiratory system?

 

4) Andre Agassi was an American star of which sport?

 

5) The Zhou dynasty is the longest lasting dynasty of which modern day country?

 

6) What is the surname of Phoebe from the tv show Friends?

 

7) From where do the elements Uranium, Neptunium, and Plutonium take their names?

 

8) 'Auric' is the first name of which classic Bond villain who stars in the Bond film of the same name?

 

9) Author Gustave Flaubert achieved major success with which debut novel that tells the story of escaping French provincial life?

 

10) In 1973, which company launched the world's first handheld phone?

 

Answers:

 

1) The phrase 'Hit the sack' generally refers to which nightly activity?

Going to sleep

 

2) Who was the first member of Take That to have a solo UK number one?

Gary Barlow

 

3) What is the common function of the human body's respiratory system?

Breathing

 

4) Andre Agassi was an American star of which sport?

Tennis

 

5) The Zhou dynasty is the longest lasting dynasty of which modern day country?

China

 

6) What is the surname of Phoebe from the tv show Friends?

Buffay (or Buffay-Hannigan)

 

7) From where do the elements Uranium, Neptunium, and Plutonium take their names?

Planets in the Solar System

 

8) 'Auric' is the first name of which classic Bond villain who stars in the Bond film of the same name?

Goldfinger

 

9) Author Gustave Flaubert achieved major success with which debut novel that tells the story of escaping French provincial life?

Madame Bovary

 

10) In 1973, which company launched the world's first handheld phone?

Motorola