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Art & Literature

Question Difficulty
1 Which `T` Was The Surname Of The Subject Of The First Of The Mr Men Books?
Tickle
Difficult
2 What Kind Of Symmetry Did The Tyger Possess, According To William Blake
Fearful Symmetry Songs Of Experience
Very Difficult
3 Which Novel Deals With The Events Of One Day In Dublin In June 1904
Ulysses By James Joyce
Very Difficult
4 American Writers: For Which Particular Genre Is Zaney Grey Best Known
The Western
Very Difficult
5 Which Artist Painted `Sunflowers`?
Van Gogh
Easy
6 According To The Bible, How Long Was Jonah Said To Have Spent In The Belly Of The Whale?
3 Days And Nights.
Difficult
7 Childrens Books: What Were A.A Milne's First 2 Names
Alan Alexander
Very Difficult
8 Which Tyneside Lad Took Up Dancing Lessons With Julie Waters Against His Miner Fathers Wishes
Billy Elliot
Very Difficult
9 Agatha Christie: Which Of Agatha Christie's Plays In Now The Longest Continually Running Drama
In The West End?
The Mousetrap
Very Difficult
10 What Nationality Was The Novelist Marcel Proust?
French
Medium

Blockbusters

Question Difficulty
1 What 'C' Is A Measure Of Weight For Precious Stones?
Carat
Very Difficult
2 What 'R' As Is A French Ewes Milk Cheese
Roquefort
Very Difficult
3 What 'M' Comes Before Purpose, Millionaire And Racial?
Multi
Very Difficult
4 What 'G' Is A Type Of Radiation -- And A Greek Letter?
Gamma
Very Difficult
5 What 'C' Is King Arthur's Court?
Camelot
Very Difficult
6 What 'A' Is The Fruit That Has The Most Calories When Eaten Raw?
Avacado
Very Difficult
7 What 'O' Is An Old-fashioned Term For Bus?
Omnibus
Very Difficult
8 What 'K' Is A Wailing Irish Dirge
Keen
Very Difficult
9 What 'G' Is The Official Robe Of A University Graduate?
Gown
Very Difficult
10 What 'D' Is To Distribute Cards To Players?
Dial
Very Difficult

Blockbusters Goldrun

Question Difficulty
1 What 'HWAW' Ends The Proverb 'Early To Bed, Early To Rise, Makes A Man ...'?
Healthy Wealthy And Wise
Very Difficult
2 What 'AM' Is A Fictional Character Who Wrote A Diary And Had Growing Pains?
Adrian Mole
Very Difficult
3 What 'POP' Is Used To Mend A Broken Arm Or Leg?
Plaster Of Paris
Very Difficult
4 What 'KG' Is An Often Walled Area For Growing Fruit And Vegetables?
Kitchen Garden
Very Difficult
5 What 'SCW' Designed St Paul's Cathedral?
Sir Christopher Wren
Very Difficult
6 What 'MW' Is An Inflatable Life-jacket And The Name Of A Film Actress?
Mae West
Very Difficult
7 What 'SR' Is A Cylindrical, Jam-layered Cake?
Swiss Roll
Very Difficult
8 Which 'CR' Is The Famous 20th Century Singer Christened Harry Webb?
Cliff Richard
Very Difficult
9 What `THM' Is The Emergency Procedure Often Performed On A Choking Person
The Heimlich Manoeuvre
Very Difficult
10 What 'LBL' Means Gradually?
Little By Little
Very Difficult

Brain Teasers

Question Difficulty
1 What Seven Letter Word, Beginning With The Letters 'Ra' Is A Palindrome?
Racecar
Very Difficult
2 Though In Theory I Am Always Behind You, I Am Also Around To Remind You. But In Case It's Your
Way To Give Me Too Much Say, I Can Hamper Or, Even Worse, Blind You. What Am I?
The Past
Very Difficult
3 Anagrams: ATHENA FLEET POP (Film)
Planet Of The Apes
Very Difficult
4 Three Waitresses Need To Split $48 In Tips. Tonya Gets 3 Times More Than Jenna And Barb Gets 4
Times As Much As Jenna. How Much Does Barb Get?
$24
Very Difficult
5 Anagrams: Red Admiral Is An Anagram Of Which Football Team?
Real Madrid
Very Difficult
6 What Do The Words 'Canopy, Deft, Laughing, Stupid And Hijack' Have In Common?
They All Have Three Consecutive Letters Which Appear Consecutively In The Alphabet!! NOP,DEF, GHI, STU, HIJ
Very Difficult
7 Anagrams: ACED TWIST LOON (Actor)
Clint Eastwood
Medium
8 Arrange The Letters Of The Phrase 'GET OUT MAN ' In The Correct Order, To Find The Name Of A
Vegetable
Mangetout
Very Difficult
9 What Is The One Thing That Aall Wise Men , Regardless Of Religion Or Politics Agree Is Between
Heaven And Earth
The Word And
Very Difficult
10 Anagrams: BRED ETHIC LINES (Film)
The Incredibles
Very Difficult

Food & Drink

Question Difficulty
1 What Is The Name Of The Dish Of Cold Meat Served In Aspic
Ballotine
Very Difficult
2 In Which Century Were Bananas First Sold In London?
17th
Very Difficult
3 How Many Noggins In A Pint?
4
Very Difficult
4 From Which Fruit Is Grenadine Obtained?
Pomegranate
Very Difficult
5 Approximately How Many Coffee Beans Make Up An Expresso Measure
40
Medium
6 Not To Be Confused With Spatchcock, Which Creature Might Be Split And Grilled Or Fried In A
Manner Known As Spitchcock?
Eel
Very Difficult
7 Which Italian Phrase Is Used To Describe Pasta Cooked Only Until It Offers A Slight Resistance
When Bitten?
Al Dente
Very Difficult
8 Eggwash Is Generally Used For What Purpose?
Glazing Breads And Pastries
Very Difficult
9 In The Year 2001 Which Popular Food Dish Was Declared As Britain's Favorite
Chicken Tikka Masala
Very Difficult
10 What Is Ciabatta?
Italian Bread
Very Difficult

General Knowledge

Question Difficulty
1 How Is -273 Degrees Celsius Better Known?
Absolute Zero
Very Difficult
2 When There Are 2 Full Moons In The Same Month, What Is The Second Called
Blue Moon
Very Difficult
3 The Emirates Stadium Is Home To Which Football Team
Arsenal
Very Difficult
4 Numbers:- How Many Legs Do The Famous Five Have?
12 Legs
Very Difficult
5 What F Word Is The Name Given To Ribbon Shaped Pasta?
Fettuccine
Very Difficult
6 Where Is The Only Place In The World Where There Is No Cold Virus
Antartica
Very Difficult
7 Which Religious Group Publishes The War Cry?
Salvation Army
Very Difficult
8 Which Guitarist Is Known As (Old Slow Hand)?
Eric Clapton
Very Difficult
9 How Is The Dutch Artist 'Jerome Van Aken' Painter Of The Garden Of Earthly Delights More
Commonly Known
Hieronymus Bosch
Very Difficult
10 A Pullet Is The Young Of Which Animal
Chicken
Very Difficult

Geography

Question Difficulty
1 Where In The World Is Rock English Spoken?
Gibraltar
Very Difficult
2 In Which Country Is Madras
India
Very Difficult
3 What Is The Capital Of Thailand?
Bangkok
Easy
4 Why Would It Be Incorrect To Describe This Mountain As Mount FujiYama
Yama Means Mountain So It Should Be Mount Fuji
Very Difficult
5 Hanoi Is The Capital Of Which Country
Viet Nam
Very Difficult
6 Which Is Bigger - Europe Or Antarctica?
Antarctica
Easy
7 What Southern U.s. City Was Named For King Charles Ii
Charleston
Very Difficult
8 Which Country Protrudes Inland From The Atlantic Coast , & Is Otherwise Completely Surrounded
By Senegal
The Gambia
Very Difficult
9 What Was The Approximate Population Of Portugal In July 1999? 3 Million, 10 Million Or 24
Million?
10 Million
Medium
10 What Is The Capital Of Sicily?
Palermo
Difficult

History

Question Difficulty
1 Thomas Selfridge Was The First Man To Be Killed By What Type Of Transport?
Aeroplane
Very Difficult
2 Which Canadian City Was Originally Called York In 1793?
Toronto
Difficult
3 Who Preceded Queen Victoria On The British Throne?
William IV
Difficult
4 During World War II, How Was William Joyce Better Known?
Lord Haw-Haw
Difficult
5 Who Ruled England From 1837 To 1901?
Queen Victoria
Easy
6 Who Patented The Sewing Machine In 1851?
Isaac Singer
Difficult
7 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
8 In What Year Did Disneyland Open? 1942, 1955 Or 1966?
1955
Difficult
9 Where In London Were Prince Charles And Princess Diana Married?
St Pauls Cathedral
Easy
10 In Greek Legend, Which King Turned Everything He Touched Into Gold?
King Midas
Easy

Music

Question Difficulty
1 Who Was Pink Floyd's 'Crazy Diamond'?
Syd Barrett
Very Difficult
2 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: Everybody Needs A Little Time Away, I Heard Her Say, From Each
Other
Chicago / Hard To Say I'm Sorry
Very Difficult
3 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: We're Even Skanking To Bob Marley, Reggae's Expanding With Sly
And Robbie
Tom Tom Club / Genius Of Love
Very Difficult
4 In 1983, What Became The Eurythmics First UK Top Ten Single?
`Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)`
Difficult
5 What Was The Name Of The Horse In America's 1971 Hit
(Nothing (Horse With No Name)
Very Difficult
6 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: Watching I Keep Waiting Still Anticipating Love
Berlin / Take My Breath Away
Very Difficult
7 Who Did Stevie Wonder Write The Song `Happy Birthday` For?
Martin Luther King
Difficult
8 Epic', 'From Out Of Nowhere' And 'Falling To Pieces' Were Early 90's Tracks From Which US Band
Faith No More
Very Difficult
9 Who Recorded The 1969 Album 'Goodbye'
Cream
Very Difficult
10 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: Voulez-vous Coucher Avec Moi
Labelle / Lady Marmalade
Very Difficult

Science & Nature

Question Difficulty
1 What Was Maggie Seaver's Maiden Name On Growing Pains?
Maggie Malone
Difficult
2 What Was The Name Of The Russian Sub That Sunk Killing All 118 On Board In 2000
Kursk
Difficult
3 Which 80's Film Took Place 'in And Around A Small Town In Oregon, Summer 1959'
Stand By Me
Difficult
4 Which Was The Sacred Animal Of Ancient Egypt
Cat
Difficult
5 What Is The Motto Of The Stock Exchange
My Word Is My Bond
Difficult
6 'I Know My Parents Love Me' Are The Opening Words To Which Of The Following?
A Different World
Difficult
7 In The 1940s George Gamow Developed A Theory That A Giant Explosion, 10-20,000 Million Years
Ago, Began The Expansion Of The Universe. What Is The Name Given To This Theory?
The Big Band Theory
Very Difficult
8 What Name Is Given To The Diagram In Which Sets Are Represented By Circles
Venn Diagram
Very Difficult
9 Name The TV Show Which Featured An Average Housewife Teamed Up With A Secret Agent.
Scarecrow And Ms. King
Difficult
10 In The Periodic Table, Which Element Comes Last Alphabetically?
Zirconium
Very Difficult

Sport

Question Difficulty
1 Which City Holds The Title Of World Cup Capital Due To The Number Of Soccer World Cup Matches
Held There?
Mexico City
Very Difficult
2 Which Team Won The Rugby World Cup In 1995?
South Africa
Difficult
3 Who Was Britain`s First Million Pound Footballer?
Trevor Francis
Medium
4 Who Was First To Win An Olympic Gold Medal For Britain In A Throwing Event?
Tessa Sanderson
Medium
5 In The Olympic Games, What Five Sports Make Up The Modern Pentathlon?
Running, Fencing, Swimming, Horse Riding And Shooting
Very Difficult
6 If You Were At The Brickyard, What Sport Would You Be Watching?
Motor Racing (The Indianapolis 500)
Difficult
7 When World Boomerang Throwing Championships Were Held From 1981, Which Country Won It In 12 Out
Of The First 13 Years?
USA (Australia Only Won It Once)
Difficult
8 Which Of The Following Is Not A Formation In Football? 4-4-2, 4-5-3 Or 3-5-2?
4-5-3
Very Easy
9 What Is The Minimum Number Of Darts A Person Needs To Throw To Complete A Leg From 501?
9
Easy
10 Which Football Team Qualified For The France 98 World Cup Finals Via The Playoffs And Went On
To Finish Third?
Croatia
Difficult

Tie Break

Question Difficulty
1 How Many League Goals Has Ian Wright Scored For Arsenal?
185
Very Difficult
2 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
3 In What Year Was The World`s First Daily Newspaper Published?
1702
Very Difficult
4 In What Year Did The Building Of The Panama Canal Begin?
1880
Very Difficult
5 In Which Year Did James Boyd Patent The Rubber Fire Hose?
1821
Very Difficult
6 In What Year Was The First Cannes Film Festival Held?
1946
Very Difficult
7 In What Year Was The Hot Air Balloon Invented?
1783
Very Difficult
8 In What Year Was The World Famous AGA Cooker Range Invented?
1922
Very Difficult
9 In The Movie `The Goonies` What Year Is On One-Eyed Willy`s Pirate Treasure Map?
1632
Difficult
10 In Which Year Was The Pirate Radio Radio Caroline Launched?
1964
Very Difficult

TV & Film

Question Difficulty
1 Margarita Cansino Is The Real Name Of Which Actress?
Rita Hayworth
Very Difficult
2 Which Famous Horror Film Featured A Killer Wearing A Mask Which Was Actually A Captain Kirk
Mask Painted White?
Halloween
Medium
3 What Was Marilyn Monroe`s Full Real Name?
Norma-Jean Baker
Very Difficult
4 What Are The First Names Of The Twin Girls In Bart`s Class In The Simpsons?
Sherri And Teri
Difficult
5 Which Character In The TV Show `Sesame Street` Lives In A Trash Can?
Oscar
Very Difficult
6 What Is The Name Of The Jetsons` Dog? Astro, Apollo Or Maris?
Astro
Very Difficult
7 Which Of The Following Actors Did Not Appear In The Film `Platoon`? Johnny Depp, River Phoenix
Or Tom Berenger?
River Phoenix
Medium
8 As At The Year 2001, Who Is The Only Film Director To Have Won 4 Best Director Awards At The
Oscars?
John Ford
Very Difficult
9 What 1982 Stars Dustin Hoffman As An Actor Who Disguises Himself As A Woman To Get Work?
`Tootsie`
Easy
10 How Many Of The Seven Dwarfs Wore Glasses?
One (Doc)
Medium