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Art & Literature

Question Difficulty
1 Where Would You Find The Elgin Marbles
The British Museum
Very Difficult
2 Where Is The Worlds Largest Art Gallery
Paris (Lourve)
Very Difficult
3 What Were Wendys Brothers Called In Peter Pan
John & Michael
Very Difficult
4 Who Wrote The Novel `The Count Of Monte Cristo`?
Alexandre Dumas
Difficult
5 Who Painted The Creation Of Adam
Michelangelo
Very Difficult
6 Which Poets Work Includes `Just Give Me A Cool Drink Of Water Fore I Die`
Maya Angelou
Very Difficult
7 Poets: What Kind Of Symmetry Did The Tyger Possess, According To William Blake
Fearful Symmetry Songs Of Experience
Very Difficult
8 Which Famous Book Begins With The Line: It Was A Bright Cold Day In April, And All The Clocks
Were Striking Thirteen
1984
Very Difficult
9 What Are The Christian Names Of JK Rowling Author Of The Harry Potter Books?
Joanne Kathleen
Very Difficult
10 What Was The Name Of The Helicopter Written About By Sarah Fergusson, Duchess Of York?
Budgie
Medium

Blockbusters

Question Difficulty
1 What 'A' Is The Common Name For Acetylsalasilic Acid Usually Taken In Pill Form To Relieve Pain
Aspirin
Very Difficult
2 What 'F' Is The Southernmost Tip Of Greenland - And The Northernmost Of South Island, New
Zealand?
Farewell Cape
Very Difficult
3 What 'R' Is German Measles?
Rubella
Very Difficult
4 What 'J' Is The Month Named After A Two-faced God
January
Very Difficult
5 What 'R' Is To Undergo Oxydisation?
Rust
Very Difficult
6 What 'W' Is The Kind Of Envelope That Has A Transparent Panel Where The Address Shows Through?
Windowed
Very Difficult
7 What 'P' Is A Dummy Pill?
Placebo
Very Difficult
8 What 'N' Is The Body Of A Church?
Nave
Very Difficult
9 What 'M' Is A Blood-sucking Insect Related To The Fly?
Mosquito
Very Difficult
10 What 'G' Is A New York Art Museum?
Guggenheim
Very Difficult

Blockbusters Goldrun

Question Difficulty
1 What 'HT' Is The Father, Son And Holy Spirit?
Holy Trinity
Very Difficult
2 Which 'KK' Had A Brilliant Football Career With Liverpool?
Kevin Keegan
Very Difficult
3 What 'LB' Is The Opera By Puccini Based On Parisian Artists' Lives?
La Boheme
Very Difficult
4 What 'BC' Is A Shotgun Charge That Bangs But Doesn't Shoot?
Blank Cartridge
Very Difficult
5 What 'BB' Is A Member Of Parliament Without A Senior Office?
Back Bencher
Very Difficult
6 What 'SC' Swings Low In A Negro Spiritual?
Sweet Chariot
Very Difficult
7 What 'WB' Is Inhibition That Stops An Authors Work?
Writers Block
Very Difficult
8 What 'SB' Pivoting Around On An Axis Allows Access To River And Road Traffic
Swing Bridge
Very Difficult
9 What 'WNP' Are A Political Group Known In Their Own Language As 'Plaid Cymru'
Welsh National Party
Very Difficult
10 What 'JW' Is A Religious Movement Founded By C.T. Russell?
Jehova's Witnesses
Very Difficult

Brain Teasers

Question Difficulty
1 What Are The Only Two Underground Stations That Use All 5 Vowels In Their Name (PFE)
Mansion House / South Ealing
Very Difficult
2 Take Off My Skin And I Won't Cry, But You Will, What Am I?
Onion
Very Difficult
3 Anagrams: EUREKA EVENS (Actor)
Keanu Reeves
Very Difficult
4 Which Fruit Can Go In The Middle Of The Word 'aped' To Make A New Word?
Pear (Aped) Appeared
Very Difficult
5 What Is The Longest Word In The English Language?
Smiles: There's A Mile Between The First And Last Letters.
Very Difficult
6 What Is The 2nd Most Common Word Behind 'The'
Of
Very Difficult
7 Which Word Can Go In Front Of 'Biscuit, Closet, Colour'
Water
Very Difficult
8 Hardy Pyle Was Washing Windows On A High Rise Office Building When He Slipped And Fell Off A
Sixty Foot Ladder Onto The Concrete Sidewalk Below. Incredibly, He Did Not Injure Himself In
Any Way Shape Or Form How Was This Possible?
He Was On The Bottom Rung Of The Ladder
Very Difficult
9 What Is The Only Part Of The Human Body That Never Grows And Remains The Same Size Since Birth
Eyes
Very Difficult
10 What Word Can Come Before Fly & After Race
Horse
Very Difficult

Food & Drink

Question Difficulty
1 How Many Pieces Of Bun Are In A Mcdonald's Big Mac
Three
Very Difficult
2 How Is Steak Cooked If Cooked Blue?
Very Rare
Very Difficult
3 After Who Was The Sandwich Named
The Earl Of Sandwich
Very Difficult
4 Rum, Lime, And Cola Drink Make Up Which Type Of Cocktail
Cuba Libre
Very Difficult
5 The Name Of Which Chinese Dish Means 'Odds & Ends'
Chop Suey
Very Difficult
6 On The Dessert Menu What Is The Name Given To A Mixture Of Fresh Or Dried Fruit In Syrup?
Compote
Difficult
7 What Is Albumen The Correct Term For
Egg White
Very Difficult
8 If You Asked For Scraps In A Chippy What Would You Get
Bits Of Fish Batter
Very Difficult
9 The Marine Snail Is Better Known As What
Whelk
Very Difficult
10 Triple Sec, Tequila, And Lemon Or Lime Juice Make Up Which Type Of Cocktail
Margarita
Very Difficult

General Knowledge

Question Difficulty
1 The Colorado Beetle Preys On Which Type Of Plant In Particular
Potato
Very Difficult
2 True Or False:- Ian Botham Used To Play For Leeds United
False ( Scunthorpe Utd)
Very Difficult
3 What Is The Largest Country In The World That Has Only 4 Letters
Iran
Very Difficult
4 Where Was Casanova From
Venice
Very Difficult
5 Which Horror Movie Star Did The Voice Over At The End Of Michael Jackson's Song Thriller?
Vincent Price
Very Difficult
6 How Has The Name Of Mickey Bliss Been Absorbed Into The English Language
Taking The Mickey
Very Difficult
7 True Or False:- More Americans Own A Michael Jackson Thriller CD Than Own A Passport?
FALSE
Very Difficult
8 What Morse Code Letter Is Dot Dash
The Letter ''A''
Very Difficult
9 What English Word Comes From Two French Words Meaning Sour Wine?
Vinegar
Difficult
10 Scandals:- With Which Pop Star Do You Associate Allegations Involving A Child Named Jordan
Chandler?
Michael Jackson
Very Difficult

Geography

Question Difficulty
1 In Which Country Is Mythological Monster The Bunyip Said To Live?
Australia
Difficult
2 Which 19th Century Engineer Design Paddington Station
Isimbard Kingdom Brunnel
Very Difficult
3 In 1974 How Many Of Darwins 8,000 Homes Were Destroyed By Cyclone Tracy
7500
Very Difficult
4 What City Is Served By Tempelhof Airport
West Berlin
Very Difficult
5 What Is The State Capital Of Mississippi?
Jackson
Difficult
6 What Does Copenhagen Mean In English
Merchants Haven
Very Difficult
7 Which `M` Is The Capital Of The American State Of Wisconsin?
Madison
Very Difficult
8 Which City Is The Capital Of Zimbabwe
Harare
Very Difficult
9 What Is The Only National Capital That Borders Two Different Countries?
Bratislava
Very Difficult
10 On Which River Does The City Of Budapest Stand
The Danube
Very Difficult

History

Question Difficulty
1 Who Is Best Remembered As The Mistress Of Lord Nelson?
Emma Hamilton
Very Difficult
2 Which Volcano Caused The Destruction Of Pompeii?
Vesuvius
Medium
3 What Was William The Conqueror`s Wife Called?
Matilda
Difficult
4 Genghis Khan Founded Which Empire?
Mongol Empire
Easy
5 When Women First Got The Vote In Britain In 1918, How Old Did They Have To Be?
30
Difficult
6 Who Invented The Safety Lamp In 1815?
Sir Humphry Davy
Difficult
7 What Is The Oldest University In Britain?
Oxford
Medium
8 Which King Was The Target Of The Gunpowder Plot Of 1605?
James I
Difficult
9 At What Type Of Shop Did The Great Fire Of London Start In 1666?
Bakers
Easy
10 What Were The Surnames Of `Bonnie And Clyde`?
Parker And Barrow
Difficult

Music

Question Difficulty
1 Who Was The First Black Country Singer To Be Successful In Nashville
Charley Pride
Very Difficult
2 How Is The World Of Music Is 'Anna Mae Bullock' Known To The World
Tina Turner
Very Difficult
3 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: It Was A Slap In The Face How Quickly I Was Replaced
Alanis Morissette / You Oughtta Know
Very Difficult
4 What Was The First Uk Hit For Gladys Knight And The Pips
Take Me To Your Arms And Love Me
Very Difficult
5 Which Comedy Duo Made The Song 'Bring Me Sunshine' Their Own
Morecambe & Wise
Very Difficult
6 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: I Can Hardly Express My Mixed Emotions At My Thoughtlessness
Lennon / Woman
Very Difficult
7 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: Can't Get Food For The Kid
Eddie Grant / Electric Avenue
Very Difficult
8 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: Hear The Hollow Words Ringing Now The Chips Are Down
Christians - Forgotten Town
Very Difficult
9 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: I'll Lay Down My Coat So You Can Walk Over A Puddle
LL Cool J / I Need Love
Very Difficult
10 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: Wish I Knew What You Were Looking For
The Church / Under The Milky Way
Very Difficult

Science & Nature

Question Difficulty
1 `Orcinus Orca` Is The Latin Name For Which Sea Creature?
Killer Whale
Difficult
2 What Computer Game Featured A Disco Leftover Looking For Love?
Leisure Suit Larry
Difficult
3 What Is Rosh Hashanah
Jewish New Year
Difficult
4 What Diameter Floppy Disks Were Introduced By Ibm In 1970
8 Inch
Very Difficult
5 How Many Times Was Franklin Roosevelt Elected President
Four
Difficult
6 How Many Colours Are The In A Rainbow
7
Very Difficult
7 What Does The Letter C Stand For In The Computer Term ASCII
Very Difficult
8 Which Metallic Element Was Known To The Romans As `Plumbum`?
Lead
Medium
9 What Does A.M Stand For On Radios
Amplitude Modulation
Very Difficult
10 What Is The Common Name For Cercis Canadensis, The State Tree Of Oklahoma
Redbud
Difficult

Sport

Question Difficulty
1 What Was The Number On The Back Of The Football Jersey That Both Maradona And Pele Said Was
Lucky?
10
Easy
2 In Inches How Wide Is The Balance Beam In Olympic Gymnastics? 2, 4 Or 6?
4
Medium
3 Which Player Holds The Record For The Most Goals Scored In A Season When He Scored 60 For
Everton In The 1927-28 Season?
Dixie Dean
Difficult
4 Which English Football Team Play Their Home Games At The MacAlpine Stadium?
Huddersfield Town
Difficult
5 Which Famous Footballer Left Tottenham In 1992 To Join Japanese Side Grampus Eight?
Gary Lineker
Medium
6 As At March 2001, Who Holds The Record For Scoring The Most League Goals For The Soccer Team
Arsenal?
Ian Wright
Medium
7 In Which Event Would You Compete For The Borg Warner Cup?
The Indianapolis 500
Difficult
8 How Many Balls Are There On The Table At The Start Of A Normal Game Of Pool?
16
Easy
9 Which Of The Following Teams Was Not In France`s Group In The 2002 World Cup? Costa Rica,
Senegal Or Uruguay?
Costa Rica
Medium
10 In The 1966 World Cup, Matches Were Played At Two London Venues. Wembley Was One, But What Was
The Other?
White City
Very Difficult

Tie Break

Question Difficulty
1 In Which Year Was Napolean Proclaimed Emperor Of France?
1804
Very Difficult
2 How Tall In Feet Is Salisbury Cathedral`s Spire From Ground To Tip?
404 Feet
Very Difficult
3 In What Year Did MPs First Receive A Salary?
1911
Very Difficult
4 In What Year Was The National Health Service Founded?
1948
Very Difficult
5 How Many League Goals Has Ian Wright Scored For Arsenal?
185
Very Difficult
6 How Old Was Henry III When He Became King In 1216?
9
Very Difficult
7 In Which Year Was Isaac Newton Born?
1642
Very Difficult
8 In Football, In Which Year Was The Charity Shield First Contested For?
1908
Very Difficult
9 In Miles, What Is The Diameter Of The Moon?
2160
Very Difficult
10 What Is The Atomic Number Of The Element Californium?
98
Very Difficult

TV & Film

Question Difficulty
1 Which Famous 1927 Film Is Based On The Play Day Of Atonement By Samson Raphaelson?
The Jazz Singer
Difficult
2 Velma Kelly And Roxie Hart Are The Protagonists Of Which Oscar Winning Movie?
Chicago
Medium
3 What Are The First Names Of `The Blues Brothers`?
Jake And Elwood
Difficult
4 In Disney`s `The Incredible Journey` What Type Of Animal Was `Badger`?
A Dog (bull-terrier)
Easy
5 In The Film `The Matrix`, By What Name Is Keanu Reeve`s Character Thomas A. Anderson Commonly
Known?
Neo
Easy
6 Which Cartoon Character Lives At 1313 Webfoot Walk?
Donald Duck
Easy
7 What School Did Cartoon Characters Pebbles And Bam Bam Go To?
Bedrock High
Difficult
8 Which Actress Links The 1989 Film `Tango And Cash` And The TV Series `Desperate Housewives`?
Teri Hatcher
Difficult
9 Who Played The Female Lead In The 1933 Film `King Kong`?
Fay Wray
Difficult
10 Which Comedienne Is Married To Geoffrey Durham?
Victoria Wood
Medium