Quiz: general knowledge … with a
Bath-based twist

The Ministry of Quizzes by David Gentle features an irresistible mixture of over 200 quizzes and puzzles to play solo or with family and friends. Here is a taster!

Here are 15 general knowledge questions, with a twist. All the answers are connected by a common theme to do with Bath. Answer the questions and try to work out the connecting theme!

  1. Which American guitarist, singer and songwriter was a co-founder of Chic and has produced albums for David Bowie, Duran Duran, Lady Gaga and Daft Punk?
  2. Which common tree of the genus Quercus appears in the names of three London Underground stations?
  3. Who signs their name with the word ‘Ebor’?
  4. The SI unit of inductance, defined as the amount of inductance that causes a voltage of one volt when the current is changing at a rate of one ampere per second, is given by what name?
  5. Who does Hugh Grant play in Bridget Jones’s Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason?
  6. What is defined on Wikipedia as an ‘emulsion or colloid of butterfat globules within a water-based fluid that contains dissolved carbohydrates and protein aggregates with minerals’?
  7. Which iconic war film, from a book of the same name, won Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director in 1930?
  8. What word goes with ‘dog’, ‘dolly’ and ‘sweet’?
  9. Which football team are nicknamed ‘The Pilgrims’?
  10. What colour is ‘chartreuse’?
  11. Colonel Paul Tibbets piloted a notorious WW2 bombing mission in an aircraft he named after his mother. What was the aircraft called?
  12. ‘Can we talk’ was the catch phrase of which comedienne?
  13. What is the most populous city in North Carolina and home of the Carolina Panthers?
  14. ‘ Hatty’ is a diminutive form of a name that is in turn a shortened form of which girl’s name?
  15. In 1964 the General Post Office introduced a communications device called the Tone Ring Illuminator Model. How was it more commonly known?
  16. What is the link?

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