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Art & Literature

Question Difficulty
1 What Nationality Was Jospeh Conrad
Polish
Very Difficult
2 In Which John Steinbeck Story Features The Slow-witted Lennie And His Friend George?
Of Mice & Men
Very Difficult
3 What Are The First Names Of Enid Blyton`s Famous Five?
Julian, Dick, Anne, George And Timmy
Very Difficult
4 Which Daphne Du Maurier Novel Was Turned Into A 1940 Film By Alfred Hitchcock?
`Rebecca`
Medium
5 Who Wrote Gullivers Travels
Jonathan Swift
Very Difficult
6 What Did A E Housemans Initials Stand For
Alfred Edward
Very Difficult
7 Which Painter Is Noted For His Works Depicting The Moulin Rouge
Toulouse- Lautrec
Very Difficult
8 Which Stephen King Novel Is Set At The Overlook Hotel?
The Shining
Very Difficult
9 Which Famous Sculptor Was Refused Entry ToThe French Academy 3 Times
August Rodin
Very Difficult
10 What Novel By Ray Bradbury Was Named For The Temperature At Which Book Paper Catches Fire And
Burns?
`Fahrenheit 451`
Difficult

Blockbusters

Question Difficulty
1 What 'M' Is A Diminutive British Film Star?
Moore
Very Difficult
2 What 'T' Is A Flag With Three Colours?
Tricolour
Very Difficult
3 What 'R' Is The Sum Of Money Paid For The Release Of A Prisoner?
Ransom
Very Difficult
4 What 'C' Is A Metallic Element -- And A Policeman?
Copper
Very Difficult
5 What 'U' Means Of Last Month
Ultimo
Very Difficult
6 What 'V' Carries Blood To The Heart?
Vein
Very Difficult
7 What 'W' Is To Close And Open An Eye Quickly?
Wink
Very Difficult
8 What 'W' Is A 'worthy Oriental Gentleman'?
Wog
Very Difficult
9 What 'U' Is Incontestable?
Undeniable
Very Difficult
10 What 'N' Is Foul, Filthy, Dirty Or Unclean?
Nasty
Very Difficult

Blockbusters Goldrun

Question Difficulty
1 What 'DJL' Is On The Sea Bed?
Davy Jones Locker
Very Difficult
2 What 'TL' Is The TV Character Who Is Always Saying 'sorry'?
Timothy Lumsden
Very Difficult
3 What 'LP' Is The Name Given To The Sitting Of The House Of Commons Forcibly Broken Up By Oliver
Cromwell?
Long Parliament
Very Difficult
4 What 'MTM' Are Curtains Cut Specially For A Person's Requirement?
Made To Measure
Very Difficult
5 Which 'BS' Went To Sea 'with Silver Buckles On His Knee'?
Bobby Shafto
Very Difficult
6 What 'HP' Is The Situation Where No One Political Party Has A Clear Majority?
Hung Parliament
Very Difficult
7 What 'FS' Is One Of Vivaldi's Best Known Works?
Four Seasons
Very Difficult
8 What 'OAG' Is The Medical Study Of Women And Babies?
Obstetrics And Gynaecology
Very Difficult
9 What 'TAT' Is An Island Republic Of The West Indies?
Trinidad And Tobago
Very Difficult
10 What 'FOG' Made A Racket And Saved Rome From Invasion?
Flock Of Geese
Very Difficult

Brain Teasers

Question Difficulty
1 Observation: Which Of The Teletubbies Has A Triangular Handle On Top Of It's Head
Tinky Winky
Very Difficult
2 What Is The Last American State To Be Listed Alphabetically
Wyoming
Very Difficult
3 Write Down The Shortest Possible Sentence In The English Language
I Am
Very Difficult
4 What Do You Throw Out When You Want To Use It, But Take In When You Don't Want To Use It?
An Anchor
Very Difficult
5 What Connects The Years 1865, 1881,1901 & 1963?
Assasination Of Us Presidents
Very Difficult
6 What Is The Only Number (Under 100) That Is Alphabetically In Sequence
Forty
Very Difficult
7 According To The English Dictionary Fact Book There Are Just 4 Words In The English Language
That End With The Letters 'DOUS' PFE.
Tremendous, Horrendous, Stupendous And Hazardous
Very Difficult
8 Which Is The Only US State That Doesn't Contain Any Of The Letters From `Osama` In It's Name?
Kentucky
Very Difficult
9 What Kind Of Coat Can Be Put On Only When Wet?
A Coat Of Paint
Very Difficult
10 What Are The Next 2 Letters In The Following Sequence *A E F H I K L M *
*N & T *, As These Are The Next 2 Letters In The Alphabet Composed Only Of Straight Lines Or Diagonal Lines.
Very Difficult

Food & Drink

Question Difficulty
1 Who, According To The TV Commercial, `makes Exceedingly Good Cakes'?
Mr. Kipling
Very Difficult
2 What Does IPA Stand For
India Pale Ale
Very Difficult
3 Where Exactly Were Cornflakes Invented
Battle Creek Sanitarium
Very Difficult
4 What Is Gazpacho?
Cold Soup
Very Difficult
5 A Calzone Is A Folded Stuffed What?
Pizza
Very Difficult
6 What Name Is Given To The Deep South Stew Or Soup Thickened With Okra?
Gumbo
Very Difficult
7 What Name Is Given To A Savoury Of Oysters Wrapped In Bacon Slices, Served On Toast?
Angels On Hoseback
Very Difficult
8 What Is Sold At Billingsgate Market In London?
Fish
Very Difficult
9 Which Soft Drink Was Invented By The Nicholls Family Of Wythenshawe, Near Manchester, During
The 1900's And Is Sold In Both Still And Sparkling Forms?
Vimto
Very Difficult
10 If A Sparkling Wine Is Labelled As 'Brut' How Will It Taste
Dry
Very Difficult

General Knowledge

Question Difficulty
1 The Song When You Wish Upon A Star Was First Heard In Which Disney Movie
Pinocchio
Very Difficult
2 What Does RIBA Stand For?
Royal Institute Of British Architects
Very Difficult
3 Who Received A Medal For Helping Her Lighthouse Father To Rescue Five People From A Shipwreck
In 1838?
Grace Darling
Very Difficult
4 Statler And Waldorf Are Famous Hecklers In Which TV Show
The Muppets
Very Difficult
5 What Is The Largest County In Northern Ireland
Tyrone
Very Difficult
6 50 / 50:- What Was Boxer Barry McGuigan's Weight Division? Featherweight Or Lightweight
Featherweight
Very Difficult
7 What Was Added To Stevie Wonders Name When He Was A Youngster
Little
Very Difficult
8 Flemish Bond And English Bond Are Methods Of Doing What?
Laying Bricks
Very Difficult
9 Easter:- What Does The Easter Triduum Refer To
The Last Three Days Before Easter Sunday
Very Difficult
10 True Or False:- An English Prime Minister Invented The Swivel Chair
False But It Was In Fact An American President
Very Difficult

Geography

Question Difficulty
1 Featured In The Tv Series The Prisoner, What Is The Name Of The Italiante Welsh Village
Designed By Architect Clough Williams Ellis?
Portmeirion
Very Difficult
2 Which Of These Oceans Is The Largest? Arctic, Atlantic Or Indian?
Atlantic
Difficult
3 In Which American City Is The Largest Settlement Of Chinese People Outside Of Asia?
San Francisco
Medium
4 What Is Latitude 66°32`N Otherwise Known As?
The Arctic Circle
Easy
5 What Is The Capital Of The Canadian Provence Of Nova Scotia And Also A Town In England?
Halifax
Medium
6 What Was The Approximate Population Of The European Country San Marino In 1999? 25,000, 75,000
Or 150,000?
25,000
Medium
7 How Many Countries Border Germany?
9
Very Difficult
8 From 1835 - 1843 14,000 Dutch Boers Moved Inland To Set Up New Colonies, What Was This Journey
Called
The Great Trek
Very Difficult
9 What Makes Up Roughly One Fifth Of The Continent's Surface Area
The Sahara Desert
Very Difficult
10 What Is The Largest Ocean On The Planet
Pacific
Very Difficult

History

Question Difficulty
1 What Year Saw The First Flying Bombs Drop On London?
1944
Difficult
2 In Which Year Did Richard Nixon Begin The Secret Bombing Of Cambodia?
1969
Difficult
3 Who Was British Prime Minister At The Time Of Elizabeth IIÃ?¢ââ??‰â??¢s
Coronation?
Winston Churchill
Medium
4 In Which City Did The Grave Robbers Burke And Hare Operate?
Edinburgh
Medium
5 Who Was The First Member Of The Royal Family To Divorce?
Henry VIII
Easy
6 Who Was Killed Playing Poker While Holding A Pair Of Aces And A Pair Of Eights Leading To
Expression `dead Man`s Hand`?
Wild Bill Hickock
Very Difficult
7 Which Country Declared War On Both Germany And The Allies In World War II?
Italy
Medium
8 Which Famous Person In History, When He Died He Left His Property In His Will To His Two
Daughters, Sister, Three Nephews And Many Friends, But Left Nothing To His Wife Anne?
William Shakespeare
Difficult
9 Who Was The First Person To Sail Around The World?
Ferdinand Magellan
Difficult
10 Which Country Has The World`s Oldest Flag?
Denmark
Very Difficult

Music

Question Difficulty
1 Which Group Took 'My Perfect Cousin' To No.9 At The Start Of The 80's
The Undertones
Very Difficult
2 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: Baby, Baby, I'll Meet You -- Same Place, Same Time
KC & Sunshine Band / Get Down Tonight
Very Difficult
3 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: Or In The Streets Of Brazil
David Bowie & Mick Jagger / Dancing In The Streets
Very Difficult
4 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: It Fades To The Distance
Ultravox - Vienna
Very Difficult
5 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: Don't Go Around Tonight , Well It's Bound To Take Your Life
Creedence Clearwater Revival / Bad Moon Rising
Very Difficult
6 What Did Adolphe Sax Invent
Saxophone
Very Difficult
7 What Was John Lennon's Real Middle Name?
Winston
Very Difficult
8 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: Just Around Midnight
The Rolling Stones / Brown Sugar
Very Difficult
9 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: You Told Me You Loved Me, Why Did You Leave Me All Alone
Justin Timberlake / Cry Me A River
Very Difficult
10 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: Give Me Time To Realise My Crime Let Me Love And Still'
Culture Club / Do You Really Want To Hurt Me
Very Difficult

Science & Nature

Question Difficulty
1 Which Mammal Has The Longest Gestation Period?
The African Elephant
Difficult
2 Who Replaced Winston Churchill At The Potsdam Conference In July & August 1945
Clement Attlee
Difficult
3 Who Invented The Thermometer In 1593?
Galileo
Difficult
4 How Was France Administratively Reorganized As A Result Of The Revolution
The 83 Departments Were Created
Difficult
5 What Is The Longest Side Of A Right Angled Triangle Called
It's Hypotenuse
Very Difficult
6 Which Is The Longest Bone In The Human Body
The Femur, Thighbone
Very Difficult
7 What Was The Name Given To Those Who Campaigned For Social Reform In England Between 1836 &
1858?
The Chartists
Difficult
8 To What Name Did The City Of Leningrad Revert In 1991
St Petersburg
Difficult
9 Which Has Longer Wavelengths X-Rays Or Microwaves?
Microwaves
Very Difficult
10 Which Organ In The Human Body Regulates The Amount Of Water In The Blood And Helps Remove Waste
Products?
Kidney
Easy

Sport

Question Difficulty
1 What Was Special About The FA Cup Qualifying Soccer Match Between Linfield And Cliftonville In
1888?
It Was The Only FA Cup Tie To Be Played On Christmas Day
Very Difficult
2 In Feet, How High Above The Floor Is The Net On A Basketball Court?
10 Feet
Medium
3 Which British 400 Metre Hurdler Announced Her Retirement At The World Championships In Athens
In 1997?
Sally Gunnell
Easy
4 In 1744, Which British Golf Course Established The First Golf Club?
Muirfield
Very Difficult
5 What Colour Jersey Does The Overall Leader Of The Tour De France?
Yellow
Very Easy
6 Which American Football Team Won The First Ever Superbowl?
Green Bay Packers
Very Difficult
7 Which Scottish Football Team Are Nicknamed The Arabs Because They Used To Play On A Pitch Which
Was Very Sandy?
Dundee United
Difficult
8 Which Top Flight Australian Rugby League Team Play At Suncorp Stadium?
Brisbane Broncos
Difficult
9 Which European Football Club Is Nicknamed As `La Vicchia Signora`, Which Translates As `the Old
Lady`?
Juventus
Very Difficult
10 At Which Racecourse Is The Derby And The Oaks Traditionally Run?
Epsom
Very Easy

Tie Break

Question Difficulty
1 For How Many Years Did Louis XIV Of France Reign?
72
Very Difficult
2 What Time Did Paula Radcliffe Record In The 2002 Chicago Marathon When She Set A New World
Record?
02:17:18
Very Difficult
3 In What Year Were Electric Christmas Tree Lights First Used?
1895
Very Difficult
4 In What Year Was The First Issue Of The Comic `The Beano` Published?
1938
Very Difficult
5 In What Year Did The First Cricket Test Match Take Place Between Australia And England?
1877
Very Difficult
6 According To The Collins Millenium Dictionary, In What Year Was The Word `Allergy` Introduced
Into The English Language?
1907
Very Difficult
7 In What Year Did Edmond Halley Discover Halleys Comet?
1682
Very Difficult
8 In What Year Was The World Famous AGA Cooker Range Invented?
1922
Very Difficult
9 How Many Muscles Does A Cat Have In Each Ear?
32
Very Difficult
10 In What Year Was Walt Disney Born?
1901
Very Difficult

TV & Film

Question Difficulty
1 In `The Simpsons` Who Runs The Store Called The Leftorium?
Ned Flanders
Medium
2 Which Actress Married And Divorced Both Mickey Rooney And Frank Sinatra?
Ava Gardner
Medium
3 In Which English City Is The Film `The Full Monty` Set?
Sheffield
Medium
4 Which Actress Provided The Voices For Jane And Brooke Shields In The 1999 Films `Tarzan` And
`South Park: Bigger, Longer And Uncut`?
Minnie Driver
Difficult
5 What Is Scooby Doo`s Favourite Food?
Scooby Snacks
Easy
6 Which Comedy Duo Appeared In The Last Episode Of The Sweeney?
Morcambe And Wise
Medium
7 The TV Series `Dynasty` Was Set In Which American City?
Denver
Very Difficult
8 Which 1933 Film Is Set On And Around Skull Island?
`King Kong`
Difficult
9 Archibald Leach Is The Real Name Of Which Actor?
Cary Grant
Difficult
10 Which Famous Cartoon Bird Appeared For The First Time In 1937 On The Porky Pig Show?
Daffy Duck
Medium