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Art & Literature

Question Difficulty
1 Which Shakespeare Play Inspired The Musical `West Side Story`?
`Romeo And Juliet`
Very Easy
2 In The Adrian Mole Diaries, What Is The Surname Of His Girlfriend?
Braiwaithe
Very Difficult
3 In `Tales From Toytown` What Type Of Animal Was Larry?
A Lamb
Easy
4 Childrens Books: What Kind Of Animal Was H.A Rey's Curious George
A Monkey
Very Difficult
5 Artists: Which Italian Artist Of The 17th Century Is Best Known For His Homoerotic Still Lifes
Michelangelo Da Caravaggio
Very Difficult
6 Impressionists: Which Impressionist Painter, According To Don Mclean, Painted His 'Palette Blue
& Grey'
Vincent Van Gough
Very Difficult
7 It Was A Bright Cold Day In April, And The Clocks Were Striking Thirteen .
1984
Very Difficult
8 Which Italian Artist Of The 17th Century Is Best Known For His Homoerotic Still Lifes
Michelangelo Da Caravaggio
Very Difficult
9 In Which Dickens Novel Would You Find A Convict Called Magwitch?
Great Expectations
Difficult
10 What Are The Names Of The Three Musketeers?
Aramis, Porthos And Athos
Difficult

Blockbusters

Question Difficulty
1 What 'N' Is The Point Of A Quill, Or Fountain Pen?
Nib
Very Difficult
2 What 'F' Is A Hispanic Festival?
Fiesta
Very Difficult
3 What 'D' Is A Retaining Barrier - And An Animal's Mother?
Dam
Very Difficult
4 What 'B' Are Almost One Quarter Of All Mammals
Bats
Very Difficult
5 What 'N' Means Well Known Especially In A Infamous Or Unsavoury Context
Notorious
Very Difficult
6 What 'G' Is A Hindu Spiritual Teacher?
Guru
Very Difficult
7 What 'T' Is An Old-fashioned Word For A Jailor
Turnkey
Very Difficult
8 What 'M' Was Voted The Most Beautiful Word In The English Language In 2004
Mother
Very Difficult
9 What 'N' Invented Dynamite?
Nobel
Very Difficult
10 What 'C' Is Something Arranged In Order Of Time?
Chronological
Very Difficult

Blockbusters Goldrun

Question Difficulty
1 What 'SP' Can't You Make Out Of A Sow's Ear?
Silk Purse
Very Difficult
2 What 'MW Is A Type Of Inflatable Life Jacket?
Mae West
Very Difficult
3 What 'MOOT' Is One Way Teachers Grade Homework
Marks Out Of Ten
Very Difficult
4 What 'LFPG' Are The First Four Syllables Of The Longest Town Name In Wales?
Llan Fair Pwll Gwyn
Very Difficult
5 What 'LB' Won The Daily Mail Prize For Flying The Channel In 1909?
Louis Bleriot
Very Difficult
6 What 'FTTT' Means Once In A While
From Time To Time
Very Difficult
7 What 'TOG' Was Written By F. Scott Fitzgerald?
The Great Gatsby
Very Difficult
8 What 'HT' Is The Father, Son And Holy Spirit?
Holy Trinity
Very Difficult
9 What 'BB' Is A Reality Tv Show Based On George Orwells Book 1984?
Big Brother
Very Difficult
10 What 'PP' Is The Yorkshire Village Of Greendales Most Famous Resident?
Postman Pat
Very Difficult

Brain Teasers

Question Difficulty
1 What Word Can Follow Band Mass And Pass
Age
Very Difficult
2 What Is The Only Word In The English Language That Has Three Consecutive Sets Of Double
Letters?
Bookkeeper / Bookkeeping
Difficult
3 Clara Clatter Was Born On December The 27th Yet Her Birthday Is Always In The Summer How Can
This Be
Clara Clatter Was Born In The Southern Hemisphere, Where The Seasons Are Reversed
Very Difficult
4 Which Animal Appears First In The Dictionary?
Aadvark
Very Difficult
5 In Film & Literature Who Is Jayne Porters Very Famous Boyfriend
Tarzan
Very Difficult
6 Anagrams: PEPPER LILY NIPS (Cocktail)
Slippery Nipple
Very Difficult
7 What Letter Is Next In The Following Sequence. S, M, T, W,
T (Thursday)
Very Difficult
8 Observation: On A NY License Plate, Is New York On The Top Or Bottom?
Top
Very Difficult
9 Anagrams: CAGE MINI TINY LOSS (Film)
Miss Congeniality
Very Difficult
10 Which Word Comes From The Italian Language Meaning To 'Mark Or Scratch A Surface'
Graffiti
Very Difficult

Food & Drink

Question Difficulty
1 What Is The Basic Ingredient Of The Indonesian Dish Nasi Goreng?
Rice
Very Difficult
2 The Finest Strands Of Pasta Are Known As What
Vermicelli
Very Difficult
3 Which Two Fruits Are Crossed To Make An Ugly Fruit?
Grapefruit & Tangerine
Very Difficult
4 What Is The Principle Ingredient Of Mayonaise
Eggs
Very Difficult
5 In Which Country Did Scampi Originate?
Italy
Very Difficult
6 Crushed Grain, Nuts And Dried Fruit
Muesli
Very Difficult
7 What, On A Bottle Of Wine, Is The Punt?
The Dent On The Base
Very Difficult
8 Once Very Popular In Europe, Which Leafy Weed Was Later Called Pig Weed Because It Was Said To
Be Only Suitable For Pigs And Frenchmen ?
Portulaca, Purslane Or Pusley
Very Difficult
9 What European Country Is The Consumer Of The Most Ice Cream
Sweden
Very Difficult
10 What Do You Wrap Beef In When Preparing Boeuf Wellington
Pastry
Very Difficult

General Knowledge

Question Difficulty
1 The Romans Paid Their Soldiers Salarium Or Salt Money Which Word To We Get From This
Salary
Very Difficult
2 In Which Month Is The French National Holiday, Bastille Day?
July
Very Difficult
3 Numbers:- How Many Lives Does A Cat Have?
9
Very Difficult
4 What Is The Name For A Single Dot On A Computer Screen?
Pixel
Very Difficult
5 On This Day In 1940 Who Opened Their First Restaurant In San Bernardino California?
Mc Donalds (Ray Kroc)
Very Difficult
6 50 / 50:-What Is Bill Clinton's Middle Name? Is It Jefferson Or Johnson
Jefferson
Very Difficult
7 Known In The USA As The ‘Big Three Colleges’ Name All Three (PFE)
Yale, Harvard, Princeton
Very Difficult
8 Madonna's Sponsorship By Pepsi Lasted Less Than A Month. Which Song Originally Featured In A
Pepsi Commercial , Prompted The Company To Drop Her
Like A Prayer
Very Difficult
9 Who Did Bill Clinton Defeat When He First Became Us President?
(George Bush)
Very Difficult
10 Which English County Is The Last Alphabetically
Worcestershire
Very Difficult

Geography

Question Difficulty
1 Which Of The Following Is Not A Real Place Name? Tarring Neville (East Sussex), South Flobbets
(Aberdeenshire), Wham (North Yorkshire) Or Booby (Tyne And Wear)?
Booby (Tyne And Wear)
Medium
2 Which Country, Other Than England, Has A City Called London On A River Called The Thames?
Canada
Difficult
3 In Which City Does The Blue Nile Meet The White Nile?
Khartoum
Very Difficult
4 Where Are The Headquarters Of UNESCO
Paris
Very Difficult
5 Which Range Of Mountains Separates France From Spain?
Pyrenees
Easy
6 Which North Yorkshire Village Is Famous For Both Its Racecourse And Its Barracks
Catterick
Very Difficult
7 What Is The Name Of The Sea That Separates New Zealand And Australia?
Tasman Sea
Difficult
8 In What State Is Concord
New Hampshire
Very Difficult
9 Meridians Converge At The What.
Pole S
Very Difficult
10 In Which Continent Would You Find The Yangtze River
Asia
Very Difficult

History

Question Difficulty
1 In What Decade Was Mahatma Gandhi Assassinated?
1940s (1948)
Difficult
2 What Nationality Was Adolf Hitler?
Austrian
Easy
3 Name The Only Three Successive Female English Monarchs?
Lady Jane Gray, Mary I And Elizabeth I
Very Difficult
4 Who Was Prime Minister For France In 1974 To 1976 And 1986 To 1988 And Became President Of
France In 1995?
Jacques Chirac
Easy
5 Who Ordered The Building Of The Tower Of London?
William The Conqueror
Very Difficult
6 What Ancient Greek Mathematician Compiled 13 Volumes On Geometry Called `The Elements`?
Euclid
Very Difficult
7 For What Invention Is Earl Silas Tupper Best Known?
Tupperware
Easy
8 Who Invented Both The Electric Lamp And The Gramaphone?
Thomis Edison
Medium
9 By What Name Is Edward Teach Better Known?
Blackbeard
Difficult
10 What Did Russia Sell To America In 1867?
Alaska
Medium

Music

Question Difficulty
1 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: I've Got This Feeling Of Emotion, A Sudden Sense Of Liberty
New Order / True Faith
Very Difficult
2 Which Female Singer Sang The James Bond Theme Song `Goldeneye` And Which Two Members Of Another
Band Wrote It?
Tina Turner Sang It, Bono And The Edge Of U2 Wrote It.
Very Difficult
3 Sung By John Taylor Which Single Was Also The Theme To The Movie 9 And A Half Weeks
I Do What I Do
Very Difficult
4 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: Now Laughing Friends Deride Tears I Cannot Hide Oh So I Smile
And Say When A Lovely Flame Dies
The Platters / Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Very Difficult
5 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: Baby You're All That I Want When You're Lying Here In My Arms
Bryan Adams - Heaven
Very Difficult
6 In Which Year Did Albatross Top The Charts For Fleetwood Mac
1968
Very Difficult
7 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: We've Been Together Since Way Back When
Orleans / Still The One
Very Difficult
8 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: You're So Fine And You're Mine
Madonna / Like A Virgin
Very Difficult
9 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: We Are Strong No One Can Tell Us We're Wrong
Pat Benatar / Love Is A Battlefield
Very Difficult
10 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: Hot Dog, Jumping Frog, Albuquerque
Prefab Sprout / King Of Rock And Roll
Very Difficult

Science & Nature

Question Difficulty
1 What Is Measured On The Mohs Scale?
The Hardness Of Minerals
Difficult
2 Which Metal Is The Best Conductor Of Electricity?
Silver
Very Difficult
3 Which American Architect/Engineer Invented Geodesic Dome Construction
Buckminster Fuller
Very Difficult
4 Who Released The 70's Album Entitled Kimono My House
Sparks
Difficult
5 What Is The Farenheit Equivalent Of 20 Degrees Centigrade?
68
Very Difficult
6 What Is The Only Venomous Mammal In The World?
The Duckbill Platypus.
Very Difficult
7 Oklahoma Has More Man-made ___ That Any Other State
Lakes
Difficult
8 In 1959, Berry Gordy Jr. Started A Small Record Company Called
Motown
Difficult
9 Which Type Of Fish Are The Sea Wasp And Cubozoa?
Jellyfish
Very Difficult
10 What Is The Number Ten In Binary Notation?
1010
Very Difficult

Sport

Question Difficulty
1 How Many Hurdles Must A Runner Jump Over In The 110m MenÃ?¢ââ??‰â??¢s
Hurdles Race?
10
Easy
2 What Nationality Was The Racing Driver Alberto Ascari?
Italian
Easy
3 Which Football Is Nicknamed `The Baby Faced Assassin`?
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Medium
4 How Many Fences Are Jumped Twice In The Grand National?
14
Very Difficult
5 Which Scottish Football Team Are Nicknamed The Arabs Because They Used To Play On A Pitch Which
Was Very Sandy?
Dundee United
Difficult
6 What Was David Beckham`s Squad Number At Manchester United Before The Retirement Of Eric
Cantona?
10
Difficult
7 In What Year Was The First Soccer World Cup?
1930
Difficult
8 When Geoff Boycott Scored His 100th First Class Century, Which Batsman Was At The Crease With
Him?
Graham Roope
Very Difficult
9 Which J. C. Won Two Of The Four Tennis Grand Slam Tournaments In 1992?
Jim Courier
Easy
10 In Horse Racing, What Betting Odds Are Known As A `carpet`?
3-1
Easy

Tie Break

Question Difficulty
1 By How Many Days Did Amundsen Beat Scott To Become The First Person To Reach The South Pole?
35
Very Difficult
2 In BBC`s 2002 100 Greatest Britons, Which Position Was Robbie Williams?
77
Very Difficult
3 In Which Year Did Coca Cola Introduce Cherry Coke?
1985
Very Difficult
4 In What Year Did India Gain Independence From The United Kingdom?
1947
Very Difficult
5 In Which Year Did BBC 2 Become The First British Channel To Broadcast In Colour?
1967
Very Difficult
6 How Tall In Feet Is Salisbury Cathedral`s Spire From Ground To Tip?
404 Feet
Very Difficult
7 In What Year Was Mensa Founded?
1946
Very Difficult
8 Fairview Is The Most Common Name For A City In America. How Many Cities Are Named This?
66
Very Difficult
9 In Which Year Did The First Alcoholics Anonymous First Meeting Take Place?
1935
Very Difficult
10 In Which Year Was The First Electric Iron Patented By H.W. Seely?
1882
Very Difficult

TV & Film

Question Difficulty
1 What Was The Name Of The Tiger In The Film `The Jungle Book`?
Shere Khan
Medium
2 In `The Flintstones`, What Is Barney`s Wife Called?
Betty
Easy
3 In "Only Fools And Horses", By What Name Did Trigger Always Call Rodney?
Dave
Easy
4 Who Won A Golden Globe For Playing The Character Satine In The 2001 Film `Moulin Rouge`?
Nicole Kidman
Very Easy
5 When Appearing In The Credits At The End Of A Film, Who Is Alan Smithee?
An Alias For The Director, Who Disowned The Film And Didn`t Want To Use His Own Name.
Medium
6 Who Played Miss Jones In The TV Show `Rising Damp`?
Frances De La Tour
Difficult
7 What Do The Letters OC Stand For In The Programme The OC?
Orange County
Medium
8 Who Is Angelna Jolie`s Famous Actor Father?
Jon Voigt
Medium
9 Which Quentin Tarantino Film Was An Adaptation Of Elmore Leonard`s Novel Called `Rum Punch`?
`Jackie Brown`
Difficult
10 Which 1984 Film About The Life Of A Famous Composer, Won An Oscar For Best Film?
`Amadeus`
Medium