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Art & Literature

Question Difficulty
1 In The Bible, Who Cut Off Samson`s Hair?
Delilah
Easy
2 Which Italian Artist Of The 17th Century Is Best Known For His Homoerotic Still Lifes
Michelangelo Da Caravaggio
Very Difficult
3 What Is The Name For The Dot On The Letter I?
A Tittle
Difficult
4 What Creatures Does Captain Ahab Become Obsessed With
Moby Dick, Great White Whale
Very Difficult
5 Of Which Country Did Peter, Susan, Edmund & Lucy Become Monarchs
Narnia
Very Difficult
6 Childrens Books: Who Used The Doormouse As A Pillow At The Mad Hatters Tea Party
The March Hare & The Hatter
Very Difficult
7 Who Wrote Mein Kampf (My Struggle)
Adolf Hitler
Very Difficult
8 Which Novel Was Originally Going To Be Titled Elinor And Marianne?
Sense And Sensibility
Very Difficult
9 On Which Train Was Miss Marple Travelling When She Saw A Woman Being Strangled
The 4.50 From Paddington
Very Difficult
10 Which Character Created By Dodie Smith Drove A Black & White Car & Wore A Black & White Fur
Coat?
Cruella De Vil
Very Difficult

Blockbusters

Question Difficulty
1 What 'D' Is The Jutland Peninsula Part Of
Denmark
Very Difficult
2 What 'E' Is The Festival Of Christ's Resurrection
Easter
Very Difficult
3 What 'E' Is The Wearing Away Of Rocks And Soil?
Erosion
Very Difficult
4 What 'H' Is Suicide By Disembowelment?
Hara Kiri
Very Difficult
5 What 'E' Is One Liquid Dispersed In Droplets Throughout Another?
Emulsion
Very Difficult
6 What 'N' Is A Hard Aromatic Seed Used As Spice?
Nutmeg
Very Difficult
7 What 'L' Was A Fond Name For Laurence Olivier?
Latitude
Very Difficult
8 What 'M' Are The Hungarians?
Magyars
Very Difficult
9 What 'D' Does The D Stand For When Its Written After The Names Of Harry S Truman, John F
Kennedy, And Lyndon B Johnson
Democrat
Very Difficult
10 What 'V' Is A Long, Open Porch
Verandah
Very Difficult

Blockbusters Goldrun

Question Difficulty
1 What 'TPB' Is A Form Of Skittles?
Ten Pin Bowling
Very Difficult
2 What 'TGV' Is The Very Fast French Train?
Train Grand Vitesse
Very Difficult
3 What 'AK' Is A Book Written By Tolstoy?
Anna Karenina
Very Difficult
4 What 'WL' Is 'rain Before Seven, Fine Before Eleven' Amongst Many Other Such Examples?
Weather Lore
Very Difficult
5 What 'AD' Is An Island Sheikdom Of The United Arab Emirates?
Abu Dhabi
Very Difficult
6 Which 'EJ' Is A Rock Star Whose Real Name Is Reginald Dwight?
Elton John
Very Difficult
7 What 'TA' Is The Therapeutic Method Of Treating Mental Patients?
Psycho Analysis
Very Difficult
8 What 'CTD' Is A Nautical Phrase Meaning Get Ready (for Action)?
Clear The Decks
Very Difficult
9 What 'GC' Governs The Treatment Of Prisoners Of War?
Geneva Convention
Very Difficult
10 What 'GF' Wrote Madame Bovary?
Gustave Flaubert
Very Difficult

Brain Teasers

Question Difficulty
1 What Is The Second Most Common Word In Written English Behind 'the'?
Of
Very Difficult
2 Observation: Which Presidents Face Is On A Dime?
Roosevelt
Very Difficult
3 If You Were To Slice An Orange In 2 Does It Always Have The Same Number Of Segments Yes Or No
No
Very Difficult
4 What Is The Only English Anagram Of The Word Graphically?
Calligraphy
Very Difficult
5 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
6 Which One Of These People Would Look Down On The Others Arnold Swarzenegger, Richard Gere, Mick
Jagger, Russel Crowe Or Clint Eastwood? (Basicly Who's The Tallest)
Clint Eastwood
Very Difficult
7 Which Word Meaning Guilty Has Passed Out Of Common Use Although It's Opposite Is Still In
Everyday Use Today
Nocent
Very Difficult
8 If You Were Going Down The Battle For A Couple Of Britney's & A Winona Where Would You Be Going
And What Would You Be Buying
Boozer, 2 Beers, 1 Cider
Very Difficult
9 Jack The Axe, Charges 5 Pounds To Cut A Wooden Log Into 2 Pieces. How Much Will Jack Charge To
Cut A Log Into Four Pieces. Explain?
15.00 , Coz It Only Takes 3 Cuts To Make 4 Pieces Of Wood
Very Difficult
10 Anagram :- MOON STARERS Is An Apt Anagram For Which Eleven Letter Word?
Astronomers
Very Difficult

Food & Drink

Question Difficulty
1 Which Region Of France Does Claret Come From?
Bordeaux
Very Difficult
2 What Does 'Vol-au-vent' Actually Mean In French
Vol-Au-Vent Is French For 'Flying On The Wind' They Are Puff Pastry Cases
Medium
3 Which Fruit Is The Main Ingredient Of The Relish Guacamole?
Avocado
Very Difficult
4 Which Vegetable Is A Welsh Emblem?
Leek
Very Difficult
5 What Are The Ingredients Of A Harvey Wallbanger Cocktail
Vodka, Orange Juice, Galliano
Very Difficult
6 From Which Nut Is Marzipan Derived
Almonds
Very Difficult
7 What Is Pumpernickel?
German Black Bread
Difficult
8 What Type Of Food Is Associated With 4th July Celebrations, Is It A Curry, A Roast Turkey, A
Picnic, Or A BBQ?
Picnic Or BBQ
Very Difficult
9 What Is The Most Widely Eaten Meat In The World?
Pork
Easy
10 Which Country Produces The Wine Vinho Verdi?
Portugal
Very Difficult

General Knowledge

Question Difficulty
1 What Connects The Artists Who Recorded (Say What You Want), (Yummy Yummy Yummy) And The Ballad
Of Davy Crockett?
American States- Texas, Ohio Express And Tennesse Ernie Ford
Very Difficult
2 What Year Was Charlie Chaplin Knighted?
1975
Very Difficult
3 What Does NATO Stand For?
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Very Difficult
4 Which Canal Took 10 Years To Build And Opened In 1869?
Suez
Very Difficult
5 Which Actor Is The Voice Of Homer Simpson's Brother Herb?
Danny Devito
Very Difficult
6 Which Product Was Named By It's Founder, Ole Christiansen After The Danish For Play Well
Lego
Very Difficult
7 Who Wrote Dr Zhivago
Boris Pasternak
Very Difficult
8 Which Military Rank Does James Bond (007) Hold
Commander
Very Difficult
9 Birthdays:- Which Famous Singers Birthday Is On The 8th January 1935?
Elvis Presley
Very Difficult
10 In The Board Game Monopoly, What Colour Is Bond Street?
Green
Easy

Geography

Question Difficulty
1 What US State Would You Arrive In If You Headed Due North From Hawaii?
Alaska
Medium
2 Vienna Is The Capital Of Which Country?
Austria
Easy
3 With Which Country Are Mounties Associated?
Canada (mounted Police)
Medium
4 Which Of The Following American States Is Nicknamed The Equality State? Wyoming, Michigan Or
Maryland?
Wyoming
Very Difficult
5 In Which Country Is San Salvador?
El Salvador
Difficult
6 Ynys Mon Is The Largest Island In England & Wales By What Name Is It Known In English
Anglesey
Very Difficult
7 Which `M` Is The Capital Of The American State Of Alabama?
Montgomery
Difficult
8 What Is The Largest City In Scotland?
Glasgow
Easy
9 What Famed Ranch Can You See From Ranch Road No. 1 Near Stonewall, Texas
The Lbj Ranch
Very Difficult
10 What Country Consists Mainly Of The Jutland Peninsula
Denmark
Very Difficult

History

Question Difficulty
1 What Was The Capital Of Norway In The 11th And 12th Centuries? Oslo, Trondheim Or Helsinborg?
Trondheim
Very Difficult
2 Which Of The Following Occurred Most Recently? The Iron Age Or The Bronze Age?
Iron Age
Easy
3 What Was The First Type Of Animal In The World To Be Domesticated?
The Dog
Medium
4 In What Century Was Joan Of Arc Born?
15th
Difficult
5 Which Knight Of The Round Table Fell In Love With Queen Guinevere?
Lancelot
Easy
6 What Were The Names Of Adam And Eve`s Three Sons?
Cain, Abel And Seth
Very Difficult
7 In What Year Did Buffalo Bill Die? 1789, 1865 Or 1917?
1917
Medium
8 Which Two Countries Fought In The Hundred Years War?
England And France
Difficult
9 Which Country Has The World`s Oldest Flag?
Denmark
Very Difficult
10 By What Name Was The Scottish Outlaw Robert McGregor Better Known?
Rob Roy
Easy

Music

Question Difficulty
1 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: Look At Me Babe, If I'm With You, You Know You Gotta Have Hope
Gabrielle / Dreams
Very Difficult
2 Who Had A Hit In 1985 With The Gambler
Madonna
Very Difficult
3 Which Musical Opens At Uncle Jocko's Kiddie Show In Seattle
Gypsy
Very Difficult
4 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: When I Look Back Upon My Life It's Always With A Sense Of Shame
I've Always Been The One To Blame
Pet Shop Boys / It's A Sin
Very Difficult
5 Guess The Band From These Initials AFL / AF / BA / BU
Abba
Very Difficult
6 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: You Want A Piece Of My Heart You Better Start From The Start.
You Wanna Be In The Show Come On Baby Lets Go
Loverboy / Working For The Weekend
Very Difficult
7 Which Pop Song Includes The Lyrics `Don`t Let Your Indecision Take You From Behind`?
`Making Your Mind Up` (by Bucks Fizz)
Medium
8 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: Suddenly. I'm Not Half The Man I Used To Be
The Beatles / Yesterday
Very Difficult
9 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: I Never Meant Cause You Any Sorrow I Never Meant To Cause You
Any Pain
Prince / Purple Rain
Very Difficult
10 Which Famous Model Tried To Embark On A Career In Music When She Released The Single `Oh Yeah`
In 1999?
Caprice
Difficult

Science & Nature

Question Difficulty
1 In The Tv Show Til Death Us Do Part First Aired In 1965 What Football Team Did Alf Support
West Ham
Difficult
2 Which Nation Invented Paper
China
Very Difficult
3 What Is The Name Given To A Young Eagle?
An Eaglet
Difficult
4 Which False Idol Was Worshipped By The Hebrews At The Foot Off Mount Sinai
The Golden Calf
Very Difficult
5 Which Creature Got It's Name Because Scientists Felt That It Fed On Eggs
Oviraptor
Very Difficult
6 Who Led A 125 Mile March Of Child Worker To Theodore Roosevelt's Vacation Home On Long Island
Mary Harris Jones
Difficult
7 What Is The Common Name For The Medical Condition Epistaxis?
Nose Bleed
Difficult
8 To The Nearest Whole Number, How Many Revolutions Does The Moon Make Around The Earth In A
Calendar Year?
13
Difficult
9 What Nationality Was The Inventor Of The Rubik's Cube
Hungarian
Difficult
10 Which Silent Film Star Was Awarded A Knighthood In 1975?
Charlie Chaplin
Difficult

Sport

Question Difficulty
1 Who Was The 1998 Formula One World Champion?
Mikka Hakkinen
Medium
2 Who Did Arsenal Beat 3-2 In The 1979 FA Cup Final?
Manchester United
Very Difficult
3 What Distance Is Covered In One Circuit Of A Modern Outdoor Running Track?
400 Metres
Easy
4 With Which Sport Was Suzanne Dando Associated?
Gymnastics
Medium
5 Which Team Did England Beat In The 1966 World Cup Final?
West Germany
Easy
6 As At The End Of The 2004-05 Season, Which Team Last Won The FA Cup From Outside Englands Top
Division?
West Ham United
Difficult
7 Which English Football Team Was Formerly Known As Thames Ironworks?
West Ham United
Difficult
8 What Colour Is The Bullseye On A Standard Dartboard?
Red
Medium
9 Brothers Gary And Philip Neville Have Both Represented England At What Sport?
Football
Easy
10 What Football League Team Did Cricketer Ian Botham Play For?
Scunthorpe United
Very Difficult

Tie Break

Question Difficulty
1 In What Year Was Fry`s Turkish Delight First Introduced?
1915
Very Difficult
2 When Did The Weather Forecast Appear In The Times Newspaper For The First Time?
1860
Medium
3 In Which Year Was The Corkscrew Patented?
1860
Very Difficult
4 In What Year Was The Company Microsoft Founded?
1975
Very Difficult
5 In Which Year Was Benny Goodman Born?
1909
Very Difficult
6 In Which Year Did The Radio Show `The Archers` Begin?
1950
Very Difficult
7 In What Year Was The World`s First Daily Newspaper Published?
1702
Very Difficult
8 In What Year Did The First Parachute Jump Take Place?
1783
Very Difficult
9 In What Year Was The First Traveller`s Cheque Cashed?
1772 (introduced By London Credit Company And Could Be Used In 90 Cities)
Very Difficult
10 In Which Year Was The Comic Strip Character Of Popeye Created?
1929
Difficult

TV & Film

Question Difficulty
1 In Which American City Is The Film `Minority Report` Set?
Washington D.C.
Very Difficult
2 In Which Film Does The Main Character Befriend A Dog He Calls `two Socks`?
Dances With Wolves
Difficult
3 Which Scottish Actress Played The TV Character Supergran?
Gudrun Ure
Very Difficult
4 `The Unknown Stuntman` Was The Theme Song For Which TV Action Series?
`The Fall Guy`
Difficult
5 Who Played The Title Role In The Film `Edward Scissorhands`?
Johnny Depp
Medium
6 As At January 2000, What Are The Only Two James Bond Films Where The Title Is Not Mentioned In
The Theme Song?
`Dr No` And `Octopussy`
Very Difficult
7 The Action At The End Of The James Bond Film `A View To A Kill` Features Around Which Famous
Bridge?
Golden Gate Bridge
Medium
8 In What Year Was Channel 4 Launched?
1982
Difficult
9 Cut-throat Jake Was The Arch Enemy Of Who?
Captain Pugwash
Medium
10 Better Known As A Comedian, Who Sang The Theme Tune For The TV Series `One Foot In The Grave`?
Eric Idle
Easy