GENERAL KNOWLEDGE QUIZ

RedVHeartbeat

SGI NSW Cup
  • Who wrote Snow White And The Seven Dwarves?
  • What alcohol do you traditionally use to flame a Christmas pudding?
  • How many people have walked on the moon?
  • The Stadium of Light is home to which English football club?
  • How old do you have to be to stand for US president?
  • In Zootopia, what kind of animal is Flash?
  • What is the capital of Peru?
  • Who does the voiceover on Love Island?
  • In which year was Joan of Arc burned at the stake?
  • Tom Cruise is an outspoken member of which religion?
  • What is the middle name of Angela Merkel?
 

Chris M

SGI NSW Cup
  • Who wrote Snow White And The Seven Dwarves?
  • What alcohol do you traditionally use to flame a Christmas pudding?
  • How many people have walked on the moon?
  • The Stadium of Light is home to which English football club?
  • How old do you have to be to stand for US president?
  • In Zootopia, what kind of animal is Flash?
  • What is the capital of Peru?
  • Who does the voiceover on Love Island?
  • In which year was Joan of Arc burned at the stake?
  • Tom Cruise is an outspoken member of which religion?
  • What is the middle name of Angela Merkel?
Lima

Church of Scientology
 

Morgan

SGI NSW Cup
  • Who wrote Snow White And The Seven Dwarves?
  • What alcohol do you traditionally use to flame a Christmas pudding?
  • How many people have walked on the moon?
  • The Stadium of Light is home to which English football club?
  • How old do you have to be to stand for US president?
  • In Zootopia, what kind of animal is Flash?
  • What is the capital of Peru?
  • Who does the voiceover on Love Island?
  • In which year was Joan of Arc burned at the stake?
  • Tom Cruise is an outspoken member of which religion?
  • What is the middle name of Angela Merkel?
  • Don't know
  • Rum?
  • 0?
  • Sunderland
  • 40
  • Sloth
  • Lima
  • Not the slightest idea
  • 1431
  • Church of Scientology
  • Dorothea (is she still alive?)
 

Morgan

SGI NSW Cup
No one has walked on the moon?
I wouldn't bet my life on it but a huge number of people in the US and Europe believe it (no human has yet walked on the moon) and I watched a TV program called "Myth Busters". They were supposedly debunking the 'conspiracy theory' that the moon landings were staged in a studio or the desert or a desert studio or something like that. I'm not an expert on movie making. Don't know all the jargon.

Anyway, it was so absurd, I came to believe the moon landings were fake. For example, one myth they busted is that the background looks the same in locations over 100km away from each other because the terrain on the moon is very uniform. A real face slap moment. No one has ever denied the terrain on the moon is very uniform! But is it exactly the same? Because the background in some of those photos is exactly the same despite supposedly being over 100km away.

Another myth they busted was the issue with the shadows going every which way despite there supposedly being only one light source. They put it down to the contours of the terrain. Another face slap moment. I don't think anyone over 5 years-old thinks the contours of the terrain doesn't alter the angle of shadows cast over it. But in the photos from the moon there are shadows meeting right angles in some cases!

The one where they addressed the lack of stars in the photos made sense.
 

RedV01

SGI NSW Cup
I wouldn't bet my life on it but a huge number of people in the US and Europe believe it (no human has yet walked on the moon) and I watched a TV program called "Myth Busters". They were supposedly debunking the 'conspiracy theory' that the moon landings were staged in a studio or the desert or a desert studio or something like that. I'm not an expert on movie making. Don't know all the jargon.

Anyway, it was so absurd, I came to believe the moon landings were fake. For example, one myth they busted is that the background looks the same in locations over 100km away from each other because the terrain on the moon is very uniform. A real face slap moment. No one has ever denied the terrain on the moon is very uniform! But is it exactly the same? Because the background in some of those photos is exactly the same despite supposedly being over 100km away.

Another myth they busted was the issue with the shadows going every which way despite there supposedly being only one light source. They put it down to the contours of the terrain. Another face slap moment. I don't think anyone over 5 years-old thinks the contours of the terrain doesn't alter the angle of shadows cast over it. But in the photos from the moon there are shadows meeting right angles in some cases!

The one where they addressed the lack of stars in the photos made sense.
Interesting. But there were 1000s of people directly involved. How would they keep faking it a secret?
 

Morgan

SGI NSW Cup
Interesting. But there were 1000s of people directly involved. How would they keep faking it a secret?
There is actually a movie about this. It was pawned off as a movie because I think they would never have been allowed to make it and release it if they called it a documentary.

Anyway, the movie goes through the whole thing on how only a handful of specialists and very senior political and military personally know about it. It was very well done. At the end the specialists are all shot and the law enforcement personal who shot them thought they were terrorists. So some details are probably fiction but the way they were able to pull off the fake was very believable.
 

Eric

Moderator
There is actually a movie about this. It was pawned off as a movie because I think they would never have been allowed to make it and release it if they called it a documentary.

Anyway, the movie goes through the whole thing on how only a handful of specialists and very senior political and military personally know about it. It was very well done. At the end the specialists are all shot and the law enforcement personal who shot them thought they were terrorists. So some details are probably fiction but the way they were able to pull off the fake was very believable.
I didn't know you were a conspiracy theorist. How about the plane attacks in NY York? Buildings were wired with explosives.
 

Morgan

SGI NSW Cup
I didn't know you were a conspiracy theorist. How about the plane attacks in NY York? Buildings were wired with explosives.
I don't consider myself 'a conspiracy theorist'. I don't buy into the conspiracy theory it was an inside (US government) job.
 

RedVHeartbeat

SGI NSW Cup
No one has walked on the moon?
No way that famous quote "one small step for man one giant leap for mankind" uttered by Neil Armstrong before stepping onto the moons surface was faked. If so it has destroyed a special moment in my life. You see I was on my lunch break and joined many others watching the landing from a electrical shop window, when a tv journo shoved a mic in my face and asked me what were my feelings over the historic event. I froze for a second and blurted out ''bloody amazing mate". I was not quite 17 and a touch shocked by the occasion. I cringed when I and my family and friends watched my interview on the evening news.
 
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RedVHeartbeat

SGI NSW Cup
The Answers:
  • The Brothers Grimm
  • Brandy or rum
  • 12
  • Sunderland
  • 35-years-old
  • Sloth
  • Lima
  • Iain Stirling
  • 1431
  • Scientology
  • Dorothea
 

RedVHeartbeat

SGI NSW Cup
10 more.
  • In which English seaside town was ‘Fawlty Towers’ set? - Torquay.
  • Who discovered Penicillin? -Alexander Fleming
  • What is Keir Starmer's constituency?
  • How many times has Katie Price been married?
  • What is the name of Boris Johnson's newborn son?
  • What is the most spoken language in the world?- Chinese Mandarin
  • What is the name of the headteacher in Roald Dahl's Matilda?
  • In what year was the Chernobyl disaster?- 1988
  • In tennis, what piece of fruit is found at the top of the men's Wimbledon trophy?- strawberry
  • Who was the first female Prime Minister of Australia?
 
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RedV01

SGI NSW Cup
There is actually a movie about this. It was pawned off as a movie because I think they would never have been allowed to make it and release it if they called it a documentary.

Anyway, the movie goes through the whole thing on how only a handful of specialists and very senior political and military personally know about it. It was very well done. At the end the specialists are all shot and the law enforcement personal who shot them thought they were terrorists. So some details are probably fiction but the way they were able to pull off the fake was very believable.
This thread is awesome!
 

RedV01

SGI NSW Cup
I don't consider myself 'a conspiracy theorist'. I don't buy into the conspiracy theory it was an inside (US government) job.
That 3rd building which came down was weird! I could understand a lot of damage to the foundation buckling the building. Maybe even making it's collapse inevitable. But the way it came down like a typical high-rise demolish job was really weird. I never thought too much about it but a long time ago I saw a You Tube video, almost certainly censored now, where the specialist said the 3rd building had to be demolished because the whole thing was being managed from within that building.
 

RedV01

SGI NSW Cup
Because the background in some of those photos is exactly the same despite supposedly being over 100km away.

Another myth they busted was the issue with the shadows going every which way despite there supposedly being only one light source. They put it down to the contours of the terrain. Another face slap moment. I don't think anyone over 5 years-old thinks the contours of the terrain doesn't alter the angle of shadows cast over it. But in the photos from the moon there are shadows meeting right angles in some cases!

The one where they addressed the lack of stars in the photos made sense.
What else is there?
 

GCRV

SGI NSW Cup
10 more.
  • In which English seaside town was ‘Fawlty Towers’ set? - Torquay.
  • Who discovered Penicillin? -Alexander Fleming
  • What is Keir Starmer's constituency?
  • How many times has Katie Price been married?
  • What is the name of Boris Johnson's newborn son?
  • What is the most spoken language in the world?- Chinese Mandarin
  • What is the name of the headteacher in Roald Dahl's Matilda?
  • In what year was the Chernobyl disaster?- 1988
  • In tennis, what piece of fruit is found at the top of the men's Wimbledon trophy?- strawberry
  • Who was the first female Prime Minister of Australia?
Interesting thread but these questions are way too Anglo-centric for me.
  • In which English seaside town was ‘Fawlty Towers’ set? - Torquay.
  • Who discovered Penicillin? -Alexander Fleming
  • What is Keir Starmer's constituency? - I know he is the "opposition" leader in the UK who is supposed to be left wing but by any accurate mesaure is far right-wing. Is said to have the charisma of a damp rag.
  • How many times has Katie Price been married? - Is she the No.4 aristocrat in the UK? After the king, queen and oldest prince? The epitome of a parasite.
  • What is the name of Boris Johnson's newborn son? - I hope he doesn't grow up anything like his father.
  • What is the most spoken language in the world?- Chinese Mandarin
  • What is the name of the headteacher in Roald Dahl's Matilda? - Miss Honey?
  • In what year was the Chernobyl disaster?- 1988
  • In tennis, what piece of fruit is found at the top of the men's Wimbledon trophy?- strawberry
  • Who was the first female Prime Minister of Australia? - Damn, forgot her name already. The one before last with red hair who denounced Assange as a criminal only for the Australian secret police to come out and say he hadn't broken any laws.
 

Morgan

SGI NSW Cup
That 3rd building which came down was weird! I could understand a lot of damage to the foundation buckling the building. Maybe even making it's collapse inevitable. But the way it came down like a typical high-rise demolish job was really weird. I never thought too much about it but a long time ago I saw a You Tube video, almost certainly censored now, where the specialist said the 3rd building had to be demolished because the whole thing was being managed from within that building.
Unlike the so-called moon landings, I haven't looked into this so really can't offer and opinion one way or another. But apart from the event itself, what was the need for it politically? They could have done something on a much smaller scale and used it to browbeat the population into the invasion of Iraq.
What else is there?
Where do I start? So much. Off the top of my head:
  • Fluttering flag.
  • No dust on the landing struts.
  • Areas in shadow in some pics are pure black as they should be, in others very transparent, as they shouldn't be.
  • After denying it for many years, NASA admitting some pics were doctored for some kind of dramatic effect.
  • The cross hairs on the camera lens being behind the objects.
  • The C on the rock.
  • The Van Allens belt. Not that in and of itself but the fact one astronaut said they were very thoroughly briefed on it and another not having any idea what it was.
  • The fact when these things are pointed out, NASA officials and astronauts only say, "the Russians would never let us get away with that." How would the Russians even know?
Then some more things I'm not qualified to judge but people who are being very skeptical.
  • The moon buggy should have floated into space after going over a bump.
  • The technology simply didn't exist back then which is seemingly the case still now.
 

GCRV

SGI NSW Cup
How about this?
  1. What city is the Statue of Liberty in?
  2. What year and where approximately did the Titanic sink?
  3. What is the name of the biggest technology company in South Korea?
  4. Which now famous TV chef started cooking at the age of eight in his parents’ pub, ‘The Cricketers’, in Clavering, Essex?
  5. Which metal was discovered by Hans Christian Oersted in 1825?
  6. What is the chemical symbol for silver?
  7. What is the world’s smallest bird?
  8. What did Al Capone’s business card state his occupation was?
  9. Who invented the tin can for preserving food in 1810?
  10. Who was the first woman in space?
 

Eric

Moderator
How about this?
  1. What city is the Statue of Liberty in?
  2. What year and where approximately did the Titanic sink?
  3. What is the name of the biggest technology company in South Korea?
  4. Which now famous TV chef started cooking at the age of eight in his parents’ pub, ‘The Cricketers’, in Clavering, Essex?
  5. Which metal was discovered by Hans Christian Oersted in 1825?
  6. What is the chemical symbol for silver?
  7. What is the world’s smallest bird?
  8. What did Al Capone’s business card state his occupation was?
  9. Who invented the tin can for preserving food in 1810?
  10. Who was the first woman in space?
  1. NY
  2. 1912 in the North Atlantic
  3. Samsung?
  4. Not the faintest idea.
  5. Palladium?
  6. Ag.
  7. Humming Bird
  8. Accountant?
  9. Not the slightest idea.
  10. Valentina Tereshkova
 
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