general knowledge quiz this month. All
the questions and/or answers are connected in some way with the autumn months
of September, October and November. Two
marks for each correct answer, one for a part answer or near miss. Answers to firstname.lastname@example.org.
23 September 2002, where was the epicentre of England’s biggest earthquake for
September 2002, which leading radio DJ made his debut on TV’s Channel 5?
of the political parties’ traditional autumn conferences is taking place first
in 2002, and where?
Railtrack has a
fleet of special trains which blast high-pressure water cannon on to the
leader won the September 2002 general election in Germany, and who was his
Science and Nature
scientific word describes the first day of autumn, when the periods of day and
night are equal?
- What term describes a late spell of unseasonably
fine warm weather?
term describes the full moon which occurs in late September, giving farmers a
sequence of long evenings of bright moonlight.
- The absence of what substance results in the
colours of autumn leaves?
is this wild flower, the roots of which are traditionally used for medicinal
is celebrated on October 31?
November 1605, Guy Fawkes attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament, but
who was the actual leader of the Gunpowder Plot?
is 16 September 1992 better remembered?
what term is the Soviet seizure of power in Russia in the autumn of 1917
know it was 1066, but what was the actual date of the Battle of Hastings?
the legal, and sometimes in the educational, profession, the autumn term is known
as the Michaelmas term: what is
Michaelmas Day and on what date does it fall?
- Which Italian composer wrote the violin
concertos ‘The Four Seasons’?
- Which English poet wrote Ode to Autumn?
- Which duo wrote the popular song entitled Autumn
which war does the poem The Battle Autumn of 1862 by John Greenleaf
- Which place was home to several Impressionist
painters in the 1870s, and subject of this painting by Claude Monet called
‘Autumn at …’?
22. What takes place
at the Belfry on 27 – 29 September 2002?
23. Cricket: where is the ICC Champions Trophy taking
place in September 2002?
24. Which country
did Great Britain play in the September 2002 Davis Cup tie, and what was the
score in rubbers?
25. How is
estivo-autumnal malaria more commonly known?