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Art & Literature

Question Difficulty
1 Who Was The First Indian Born Author To Win A Nobel Prize?
Rudyard Kipling
Difficult
2 Which Movement Spanned The Period From The 17th Century To The Early 18th
Baroque
Very Difficult
3 Who Wrote The Novel `The Count Of Monte Cristo`?
Alexandre Dumas
Difficult
4 Which Painting By Leonardo Da Vinci Is Also Known As La Gioconda?
The Mona Lisa
Easy
5 Who Wrote The 1995 Novel `Rose Madder`?
Stephen King
Easy
6 Which Actor Wrote The Autobiography `Parcel Arrived Safely - Tied With String`?
Michael Crawford
Very Difficult
7 Which Fiction Character From Children`s Books Said `I Am A Bear Of Very Little Brain And Long
Words Bother Me`?
Winnie The Pooh
Easy
8 By What Name Is Author Samuel Langhorn Clemens Better Known?
Mark Twain
Medium
9 In Which John Steinbeck Story Features The Slow-witted Lennie And His Friend George?
Of Mice & Men
Very Difficult
10 In Which Century Did Artists First Start Painting On Canvas
15th Century
Very Difficult

Blockbusters

Question Difficulty
1 What 'H' Is A Cross Between Two Different Types Of Plants?
Hybrid
Very Difficult
2 What 'B' Is A Bargeman?
Bargee
Very Difficult
3 What 'F' In Computing Is A Collection Of Information Stored On Disc
File
Very Difficult
4 What 'S' Goes Before Catch, Chain, Belt, Match?
Safety
Very Difficult
5 What 'S' Is A Finnish Word For A Steam Bath?
Sauna
Very Difficult
6 What 'R' Is The Mountain Ash?
Rowan
Very Difficult
7 What 'H' Is The Full Bloom Or Youth And Vigour?
Heyday
Very Difficult
8 What 'F' Wrote A Room With A View?
Foster
Very Difficult
9 What 'P' Is Inserted Into Written Text To Help Indicate Internation
Punctuation
Very Difficult
10 What 'M' Is Sometimes Put After The Letters ABCD To Indicate A Grade For Homework
Minus
Very Difficult

Blockbusters Goldrun

Question Difficulty
1 What 'WOM' Means Oral?
Word Of Mouth
Very Difficult
2 What 'BHA' Is Murdoch's Partner And Anthea's Father?
Big Hearted Arthur
Very Difficult
3 What 'LBIA' Is Osborne's Most Famous Play?
Look Back In Anger
Very Difficult
4 What 'YOT' Do You Blow When You Boast?
Your Own Trumpet
Very Difficult
5 What 'GAWP Means To Escape Retribution?
Get Away With It
Very Difficult
6 What 'ITS' Describes Someone In A Sticky Situation?
In The Soup
Very Difficult
7 What 'SC' Owns Sycho Music?
Simon Cowell
Very Difficult
8 What 'PS' Are Andrew, David And George
Patron Saints
Very Difficult
9 What 'AOG' Is The Operation Of Uncontrollable Forces Of Nature?
Act Of God
Very Difficult
10 What 'FDR' Do The Initials Sstand For With Regard To Aircraft?
Flight Data Recorder
Very Difficult

Brain Teasers

Question Difficulty
1 On 15 Th May 1930 Ellen Church Became A World First When She Answered An Ad That Read '
Applicants Must Be No Taller Than 5ft 4 Inches, Should Be No Heavier Than 115 Lbs & Possess A
Clear Speaking Voice - A Background In Nursing Or Catering Would Be Advantageous ' What Type Of
Job Did She Apply For
Air Hostess
Very Difficult
2 What Is Significant About The Words Stewardesses & Reverberated?
Longest Words That Can Be Typed With Left Hand
Very Difficult
3 Anagrams: LOBES MINI SIMS IPSO (Film)
Mission Impossible
Very Difficult
4 What Is The Shortest Word In The English Language To Contain All Five Vowels In Alphabetical
Order
Facetious
Very Difficult
5 Professor Quantum Has 2 Coins Which Total 30p Since One Of The Coins Is Not 10p What Are The 2
Coins
A 20p & 10p , Since One Of The Coins Is Not A 10p The Other One Is
Very Difficult
6 Voiceless It Cries, Toothless It Bites. What Is It?
The Wind
Very Difficult
7 Anagrams: Canal Bulkrods (actress)
Sandra Bullock
Very Difficult
8 I Live Above A Star, And Have Eleven Neighbors. PRS (& Sometimes Q) Are My Initials. Who Am I?
The Number 7 On A Telephone
Very Difficult
9 Rearrange These 3 Words To Form The Name Of An Occupation 'See Magic Contours'
A Cosmetic Surgeon
Very Difficult
10 When I Am Filled I Can Point The Way. When I Am Empty, Nothing Moves Me. I Have Two Skins, One
Without And One Within. What Am I?
A Glove
Very Difficult

Food & Drink

Question Difficulty
1 What Name Is Given To The Deep South Stew Or Soup Thickened With Okra?
Gumbo
Very Difficult
2 What Type Of Star Is Awarded To Restaurants Where The Food Is Of Exceptional Quality
Michelin Star
Very Difficult
3 The Commercial Distribution Of Which Meat Was Banned By Law In Germany In 1986?
Dog Meat - (allowed Since 1941)
Very Difficult
4 What Type Of Foodstuff Is A 'Rollmop''
Fish (Pickled Herring)
Very Difficult
5 What Is The Fruit Flavour Of Cointreau?
Orange
Very Difficult
6 Which Cocktail Consists Of Tia Maria, Vodka And Coke?
A Black Russian
Very Difficult
7 What Is Special About Porcini Mushrooms
They Are Dried
Very Difficult
8 What 'B' Is A Mexican Dish That Translates Into English As Little Donkey
Burrito
Very Difficult
9 Cognac (brandy( And White Creme De Menthe Make Up Which Type Of Cocktail
A Stinger
Very Difficult
10 What Are Globe And Jerusalam Both Examples Of
Artichoke
Very Difficult

General Knowledge

Question Difficulty
1 Which Prince’s Childhood Nickname Was ‘Jaws’ – Was It Charles,
Andrew Or Edward?
Edward
Very Difficult
2 After How Many Years Of Marriage Would You Celebrate A Pearl Wedding Anniversary?
30
Medium
3 This Event Took Place On The 25 Th Of October 1854 What Was It
The Charge Of The Light Brigade
Very Difficult
4 Waitangi Day On February 6th Is The National Day In Which Country?
New Zealand.
Difficult
5 What Was Princess Diana`s Maiden Name?
Spencer
Easy
6 Numbers:- How Many Keys Are There On A Standard Piano
88
Very Difficult
7 Who Wrote The Song White Christmas
Irving Berlin
Very Difficult
8 One Of The Wonders Of The World, The Gigantic Bronze Statue Of Apollo Stood At The Harbour
Entrance Of Which City
Rhodes
Very Difficult
9 Who Played The Baddie Dr Irina Spalko Opposite Harrison Ford In This Year's Indiana Jones And
The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull?
Cate Blanchett
Very Difficult
10 The Capital Of Nova Scotia Shares Its Name With A Town In Yorkshire What Is It?
Halifax
Very Difficult

Geography

Question Difficulty
1 What's The Largest Museum In The World
The Louvre
Very Difficult
2 How Many African Countries Lie On The Equator
Six: Gabon, Congo, Democratic Repuplic Of Congo, Uganda, Kenya & Somalia
Very Difficult
3 In Which European Country Is The World`s Highest Road Bridge?
France
Difficult
4 Which Is The Largest Of The Balearic Islands
Majorca
Very Difficult
5 The Bahamas Lie Off The Coast Of Which US State?
Florida
Medium
6 What Is The Name Of The Dam On The Zambia - Zimbabwe Border?
Kariba
Difficult
7 In Which American State Are The Adirondack Mountains
New York
Very Difficult
8 In Which American State Is Death Valley?
California
Medium
9 Which Flag Depicts The Image Of An Eagle Devouring A Snake?
Mexico
Difficult
10 How Many Countries Does The Equator Run Through? 12, 16 Or 21?
12
Very Difficult

History

Question Difficulty
1 Which English King Was Nicknamed `The Hammer Of The Scots`?
Edward I
Difficult
2 Thomas Chippendale Was Best Known For Making And Designing What In The 18th Century?
Furniture
Easy
3 In 1943, About 5,000 Lives Were Lost Due To Flooding In Which Country?
India
Difficult
4 Who Was The Last Governor Of Hong Kong?
Chris Pattern
Medium
5 In Greek Mythology, Who Did Zeus Punish By Making Him Carry The Heavens With His Head And
Hands?
Atlas
Easy
6 In Greek Mythology, Who Was The Daughter Or Cronus And Wife Of Zeus?
Hera
Very Difficult
7 Who Was Been The Oldest American President To Be Elected Into Office?
Ronald Reagan
Medium
8 Which World War II Action Had The Code Name Operation Chastise?
The Dambusters Raid
Difficult
9 What Did Henry Beck Famously Map Out In 1932?
The London Underground
Very Difficult
10 In Egyptian Mythology, Who Was The God Of Embalming Who Also Watched Over The Dead?
Anubis
Very Difficult

Music

Question Difficulty
1 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: Baby's Good To Me You Know She's Happy As Can Be You Know She
Said No
Nirvana / I Feel Fine
Very Difficult
2 Lou Gramm Was A Member Of Which Band
Foreigner
Very Difficult
3 In Which Song Released First In 1966 & Again In 1991 Will You Hear The Name Of Americas First
Woman Astronaut Uttered Time & Time Again (66 Wilson Picket / 91 The Commitments)
Mustang Sally (Sally Ride1983)
Very Difficult
4 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: All The Leaves Are Brown And The Sky Is Grey
Mamas & Papas / California Dreaming
Very Difficult
5 More Of A 50's Legend, Who Crept Into The Early 60's With 'Dream Talk' & 'Train Of Love'
Alma Cogan
Very Difficult
6 Who Used His Wife's Compensation Money From A Car Crash To Take Up Music Full Time
Howard Jones
Very Difficult
7 What Was The Two-Word Title Of The England World Cup Team's 1970's Official Song?
Back Home
Very Difficult
8 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: Just 'cause You Cut Me To The Bone
Go West / King Of Wishful Thinking
Very Difficult
9 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: Been On The Bottom Line Sure Ain't No Fun
Yazz / The Only Way Is Up
Very Difficult
10 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: Emotions Come I Don't Why/cover Up Love's Alibi
Blondie / Call Me
Very Difficult

Science & Nature

Question Difficulty
1 What Was The Name Of The Son Of Cleopatra & Julius Caesar
Caesarion
Difficult
2 Who Was The First British King To Hold The Title Of Prince Of Wales
Edward II
Difficult
3 What Fell Into The Pool In Caddyshack Which Caused A Major Exodus?
A Baby Ruth Candy Bar
Difficult
4 What Is The Chemical Symbol For The Element Helium?
He
Medium
5 In Computing, Which Operating System Has A Penguin As It`s Logo?
Linux
Difficult
6 Where Would You Find The Metatarsals?
The Feet
Very Difficult
7 Which Company Introduced The First 'instamatic' Camera In 1963?
Kodak
Very Difficult
8 Sharing It's Name With An Arnold Schwarzenegger Film, What Name Is Given To The Line Dividing
Light And Dark Portions Of The Moon
The Terminator
Very Difficult
9 Southern Rhodesia Became What Country In 1980?
Zimbabwe (Independent Nation Of Zimbabwe)
Difficult
10 Which Animal Has The Longest Gestation Period?
The African Elephant
Difficult

Sport

Question Difficulty
1 Where Were The 1960 Olympic Games Held?
Rome
Difficult
2 Which Football Team Are Nicknamed The Rams?
Derby County
Easy
3 In 2001, Which Welsh Rugby Union Player Became The First To Have Scored More Than 1,000 Points
In International Rugby?
Neil Jenkins
Difficult
4 Which Italian Football Club Was Founded In Memory Of The Opera Legend Giuseppe Verdi?
Parma
Very Difficult
5 In Which Country Did The `Rumble In The Jungle` Between Muhammed Ali And George Foreman Take
Place In 1974?
Zaire
Very Difficult
6 How Many Minutes Of Play Are There In An American Football Match?
60
Easy
7 Who Was The First Black Footballer To Captain England?
Paul Ince
Medium
8 Which Italian Won The Golden Boot In The 1982 World Cup Scoring 6 Goals?
Paolo Rossi
Medium
9 Who Was The First Unseeded Player To Win The Wimbledon Mens Singles Title?
Boris Becker
Medium
10 What Was The Original Name Of Wembley Stadium?
Empire Stadium
Very Difficult

Tie Break

Question Difficulty
1 In What Year Was The First American Test-tube Baby Born?
1983
Very Difficult
2 The First Ever Jukebox Was Installed At The Palais Royal Hotel In San Francisco In What Year?
1899
Very Difficult
3 To What Speed Does The Car In `Back To The Future` Have To Reach To Travel In Time?
88 Miles Per Hour
Very Difficult
4 In What Year Did Sweden Become The First European Country To Issue Bank Notes?
1661
Very Difficult
5 When Was Lewis Carroll`s Book `Alice`s Adventures In Wonderland` Written?
1865
Very Difficult
6 In What Year Was The Novel `Robinson Crusoe` First Published?
1719
Very Difficult
7 How Many Islands Are In Fiji?
332
Very Difficult
8 In Which Year Was `Match Of The Day` First Broadcast On BBC1?
1964
Very Difficult
9 In What Year Did Edmond Halley Discover Halleys Comet?
1682
Very Difficult
10 In What Year Was The Typewriter Invented?
1829
Very Difficult

TV & Film

Question Difficulty
1 Who Played The Title Role In The TV Show `Queenie`s Castle`?
Diana Dors
Medium
2 Which Actor Was Madonna Married To Between 1985 And 1989?
Sean Penn
Easy
3 In Disney`s `The Incredible Journey` What Type Of Animal Was `Badger`?
A Dog (bull-terrier)
Easy
4 What School Did Cartoon Characters Pebbles And Bam Bam Go To?
Bedrock High
Difficult
5 What Relation Is Supergirl To Superman?
Cousin
Medium
6 How Is Marie Lawrie Better Known In The Music World?
Lulu
Difficult
7 What Is The Name Of The Rabbit In The Magic Roundabout?
Dylan
Difficult
8 In Doctor Who, Who Was The Creator Of The Daleks?
Davros
Medium
9 Which Actress, Also Known For Her Singing, Played The Character Alexandra Medford In The Film
`The Witches Of Eastwick`?
Cher
Easy
10 Who Directed The Film `Aliens`?
James Cameron
Difficult