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Art & Literature

Question Difficulty
1 Which French Surrealist Poet Hid In The Mental Hospital During The 2nd World War, Pretending To
Be One Of The Patients
Paul Eluard
Very Difficult
2 What Was The Name Of Henri Matisse`s Scultpure Which Sold For Over 14 Million Dollars In May,
2000?
`La Serpentine`
Very Difficult
3 What Did A E Housemans Initials Stand For
Alfred Edward
Very Difficult
4 Agatha Christie: Who Played Agatha Christie In Michael Apted's 1978 Film Agatha
Vanessa Redgrave
Very Difficult
5 Who Painted The `Laughing Cavalier`?
Frans Hals
Difficult
6 Where Might You Finnd The Museum Of Modern Art
New York
Very Difficult
7 Who Painted `The Umbrellas`?
Renoir
Very Difficult
8 What Is The Name Of The 7th And Final Harry Potter Book
Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows
Very Difficult
9 Dance: Which Child Stars Father Starred In The Nutcracker In The 1950's Alongside Bonnie
Bedelia
Macaulay Culkins Father
Very Difficult
10 Who Wrote `20,000 Leagues Under The Sea`?
Jules Verne
Difficult

Blockbusters

Question Difficulty
1 What 'O' The City Port Is Named After?
Oporto
Very Difficult
2 What 'S' Was The Singer Who Burst Out In 1988 With `Boys, Boys, Boys'?
Sabrina
Very Difficult
3 What 'D' Is A Painting With Two Folding Leaves?
Diptych
Very Difficult
4 What 'P' Is A Dummy Pill?
Placebo
Very Difficult
5 What 'S' Are Demonstrated By The Statements 'you Have Hissed All Mystery Lessons', And 'taken
The Town Drain'?
Spoonerisms
Very Difficult
6 What 'A' Is The Opposite Of Diabolic?
Angelic
Very Difficult
7 What 'P' Means Transparent Or Clear?
Pelucid
Very Difficult
8 What 'J' Comprised The Panel Of 9 Who All Gave Full Marks To Torvill And Dean When They Won
Olympic Gold In 1984
Judges
Very Difficult
9 What 'T' Means Poisonous And Is Frequently Used To Describe Waste That May Contaminate The
Environment?
Toxic
Very Difficult
10 What 'O' Turns Metals Green?
Oxygen
Very Difficult

Blockbusters Goldrun

Question Difficulty
1 What 'POTB' Means To Congratulate?
Pat On The Back
Very Difficult
2 What 'SEL' Is An Open Air Entertainment In A Place Of Historical Interest?
Son Et Lumiere
Very Difficult
3 What 'NN' Is A Famous Dickens Novel?
Nicholas Nickleby
Very Difficult
4 What 'UU' Is The Name Of The Wizard's University In Terry Pratchett's 'Discworld'' Series Of
Books
Unseen University
Very Difficult
5 What 'RG' Wrote I Claudius?
Robert Graves
Very Difficult
6 What 'TB' Sometimes Decides The Outcome Of A Set Of Tennis?
Tie Break
Very Difficult
7 Which 'LP' Invented The Rabies Innoculation?
Louis Pasteur
Very Difficult
8 What 'BO' Is The Launching Of A Rocket Or Space Vehicle?
Blast Off
Very Difficult
9 What 'LB' Was The Very First Product Made By The Phillips Company
Light Bulb
Very Difficult
10 What 'BATS' Was A Form Of Execution?
Burning At The Stake
Very Difficult

Brain Teasers

Question Difficulty
1 How Many Cubes Of Exactly 3 Inches Square Can You Cut From An Object One Foot Square Assuming
The Cubes Are Cut Perfectly Thin
64 ( 4 X 4 X 4)
Very Difficult
2 Anagrams: SOFT RECORD - Make And Model Of Car?
Ford Escort
Very Difficult
3 What Letter Comes Next In The Following Sequence DN,FRWL, G, T, YOLT?
DAF = Diamonds Are Forver
Very Difficult
4 What Letter Is Next In The Following Sequence. S, M, T, W,
T (Thursday)
Very Difficult
5 What Is The Only Letter That Doesn't Appear In The Names Of Any Of The American States
Q
Very Difficult
6 The Maker Doesn't Want It, The Buyer Doesn't Use It, And The User Doesn't See It. What Is It?
A Coffin
Very Difficult
7 Which Four Letter Word Can Go After 'Po' Or Before 'Ular' To Produce Two New Words?
Sing
Very Difficult
8 What Is The Only Sign Of The Zodiac That Doesn't Contain Any Of The Letters In The Word
`Bungee`?
Scorpio
Very Difficult
9 You Enter A Dark Room. You Have Only One Match. There Is A Candle, A Furnace, And A Stove In
The Room. Which Would You Light First?
The Match
Very Difficult
10 What Connects George, Sean, Timmy, Danny, And Roger?
007 (James Bond)
Very Difficult

Food & Drink

Question Difficulty
1 What Does The Phrase Al Dente Mean?
Pasta Cooked Firm
Very Difficult
2 How Many Gallons Of Beer Are There In A Firkin?
Nine
Very Difficult
3 The Turkish Dish Of Small Pieces Of Meat And Vegetables Cooked On A Skewer?
Shish Kebab
Very Difficult
4 What Is The Name Of The Dish Of Cold Meat Served In Aspic
Ballotine
Very Difficult
5 From Which Birds Nest Is Birds Nest Soup Made
The Swift
Very Difficult
6 What Is Feta A Type Of
Cheese
Medium
7 What Would You Buy From A Bodega?
Wine
Very Difficult
8 If You Were Eating Aloo In An Indian Restaurant What Would You Be Eating?
Potato
Very Difficult
9 Where Might You Drink The Wine Retsina
Greece
Medium
10 From Which Fish Do We Get Caviar?
Sturgeon
Very Difficult

General Knowledge

Question Difficulty
1 Who Writes The Discworld Novels
Terry Pratchett
Very Difficult
2 How Many Years Is The Term Of Office For President Of The United States?
Four
Very Difficult
3 Numbers:- How Many Legs Does The Famous Five Have
12
Very Difficult
4 What Is A Village Without A Church Called?
A Hamlet
Very Difficult
5 What Colour Is A Mandrills Beard
Yellow
Very Difficult
6 Which Aromatic Spice Is Obtained From The Outer Shell Of The Nutmeg?
Mace
Very Difficult
7 In What Year Did Edwina Currie First Stand For Parliament
1983
Very Difficult
8 What Is The Largest Gland In The Human Body?
The Liver
Very Difficult
9 Which Actor Starred In The Movies Hudson Hawk & The Last Boy Scout
Bruce Willis
Very Difficult
10 Which 3 England Footballers Missed Their Penalties In The Shoot Out With Portugal In The 2006
World Cup
Frank Lampard, Jamie Carragher, Steven Gerrard
Very Difficult

Geography

Question Difficulty
1 What Is The Capital City Of Ethiopia?
Addis Ababa
Very Difficult
2 Which Is The Only City In Cornwall?
Truro
Very Difficult
3 What Is The Most Northern National Capital In Europe?
Helsinki
Difficult
4 Who Renamed The South Sea As The Pacific Ocean In 1520?
Ferdinand Magellan
Very Difficult
5 What Is The Largest Country In The World?
Russia (c.17 Million Square Kilometres)
Very Difficult
6 What Is The Name Of The Lake In The Middle Of Hyde Park?
The Serpentine
Easy
7 What Is The Largest Island In The World
Greenland
Very Difficult
8 In 1904 Danish Biologist Johannes Schmidt Discovered The Sargasso Sea In The North Atlantic To
Be The Breeding Ground Of Which Fish
European Eel
Very Difficult
9 The Colosseum Is Located In The Capital City Of Which Country?
Italy
Medium
10 Of Which US State Is Tallahasse The Capital?
Florida
Medium

History

Question Difficulty
1 In What Year Was The British Commonwealth Established?
1931
Very Difficult
2 Who Shot Martin Luther King?
James Earl Ray
Difficult
3 Who Did John Francis Attempt To Assassinate In 1842? John Constable, Charles Dickens Or Queen
Victoria?
Queen Victoria
Medium
4 When Women First Got The Vote In Britain In 1918, How Old Did They Have To Be?
30
Difficult
5 Which Is Britain`s Oldest Cathedral?
Canterbury
Difficult
6 Who Was Born In Russia In 1877, Moved To America And Worked On Make-up For Films And In 1927
Introduced The First Cosmetics To Be Sold To Non-theatrical Customers?
Max Factor
Difficult
7 In Which Century Was King Henry IV Of England Born?
14th
Very Difficult
8 Who Was The First Man To Swim The English Channel?
Matthew Webb
Difficult
9 In What Year Did Adolf Hitler Commit Suicide?
1945
Medium
10 In What Year Was The Berlin Wall Erected?
1961
Very Difficult

Music

Question Difficulty
1 True Or False The Sex Pistols Former Drummer Once Recorded With Bananarama
TRUE
Very Difficult
2 James P Johnson Wrote The Signature To Which 1920's Dance Craze
The Charleston
Very Difficult
3 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: White Man Came Across The Sea, He Brought Us Pain And Misery
Irin Maiden / Run To The Hills
Very Difficult
4 Which Soft Cell Single Was Dismissed In A Melody Maker Review As 'Some Of The Most Appallingly
Limp Music It's Ever Been My Misfortune To Hear'
Soft Cell / Tainted Love
Very Difficult
5 Who Released The Album `Wednesday Morning` In 1964?
Simon And Garfunkel
Difficult
6 Who Was Born In New York In 1981 And Had Great First Time Success With The Album 'Songs In A
Minor'?
Alicia Keyes
Very Difficult
7 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: So What Do You Want Of Me, Got No Words Of Sympathy
The Primitives / Crash
Very Difficult
8 Which Label Is Associated With A Palm Tree Logo
Island
Very Difficult
9 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: We Can Feel The Motions Of A Thousand Dreams
The Thompson Twins / Doctor! Doctor!
Very Difficult
10 Who Had A Number One Hit In 1998 With `Frozen`?
Madonna
Medium

Science & Nature

Question Difficulty
1 The First Successful Organ Transplant Occurred In 1954. What Organ Was It A= Kidney, B= Liver,
C= Heart?
A= Kidney
Difficult
2 Which Disease Is The Most Widespread
Tooth Decay
Very Difficult
3 Who First Demonstrated Television In 1926
John Logie Baird
Very Difficult
4 Which Fruit Has The Latin Name Of Malus Oumila
Apple
Very Difficult
5 If A Dog Is A Canine And A Cat A Feline, What Animal Relates To A Lupine?
Wolf
Medium
6 Godzilla First Made His Mark So To Say In 1954. What Do The Japanese Call Godzilla ?
Gojira
Difficult
7 Knight Rider Was A Very Popular TV Show Of The 80's But What Make And Model Was The Car
Pontiac / Trans Am
Difficult
8 What Mineral Has The Lowest Number On The Mohs Scale?
Talc
Very Difficult
9 Who Originated The Uncertainty Principle
Heisenberg
Very Difficult
10 Which Queen Had An Extra Finger?
Anne Boleyn
Difficult

Sport

Question Difficulty
1 Which Football Team Overturned A 3-0 Half-time Score To Win The Champions League Final In 2005?
Liverpool
Easy
2 Who Was The First Unseeded Player To Win The Wimbledon Mens Singles Title?
Boris Becker
Medium
3 In Which Sport Are Competitors Not Allowed To Play Left Handed?
Polo
Very Difficult
4 How Many Times Has The Host Nation Won The Football World Cup?
6 (Uruguay 1930, Italy 1934, England 1966, West Germany 1974, Argentina 1978, France 1998)
Difficult
5 Who Won The Monaco Grand Prix 5 Times And Was Killed In A Plane Crash In 1975?
Graham Hill
Medium
6 What Was The Name Of The Horse, Part Owned By Alex Ferguson In 2004 When He Got Involved In A
Row About Stud Rights?
Rock Of Gibraltar
Medium
7 Which Football Team Were The Subject Of The 1984 Song `The Boys In Blue`?
Everton
Medium
8 By What Score Did Europe Beat USA In The 2002 Ryder Cup?
15-12
Very Difficult
9 In Cricket, How Many Runs Is A Double Nelson?
222
Medium
10 Which Two Countries Have Only Won The Football World Cup Once?
England And France
Very Difficult

Tie Break

Question Difficulty
1 In What Year Was The Davis Cup Tennis Competition First Held?
1900
Very Difficult
2 In Football, In Which Year Was The Charity Shield First Contested For?
1908
Very Difficult
3 What Time Did Paula Radcliffe Record In The 2002 Chicago Marathon When She Set A New World
Record?
02:17:18
Very Difficult
4 In What Year Was The First British Open Golf Championship Held?
1860
Very Difficult
5 How Many Light Years Away Is The Star Alpha Centauri From Earth?
4.28 Light Years
Difficult
6 In What Year Did Sweden Become The First European Country To Issue Bank Notes?
1661
Very Difficult
7 In Which Year Did The BBC First Broadcast Opera On The Radio?
1923
Medium
8 How Many Islands Are In Fiji?
332
Difficult
9 How Many Events Were Contested In The First Ever Olympic Games?
43
Difficult
10 In What Year Was The Telescope Invented?
1608
Difficult

TV & Film

Question Difficulty
1 In The Cartoon Series `The Simpsons`, What Musical Instrument Does Lisa Simpson Play?
The Saxophone
Medium
2 What Was Marilyn Monroe`s Full Real Name?
Norma-Jean Baker
Difficult
3 Bob Hope Was Born In Which Country?
England
Medium
4 Who Played Mel Gibson`s Sidekick In The `Lethal Weapon` Films?
Danny Glover
Medium
5 In `The Wizard Of Oz`, What Was The Tin Man Looking For?
A Heart
Easy
6 Which Quentin Tarantino Film Was An Adaptation Of Elmore Leonard`s Novel Called `Rum Punch`?
`Jackie Brown`
Difficult
7 What 1968 Film Features The Characters Caractacus Potts And Truly Scrumptious?
`Chitty Chitty Bang Bang`
Very Difficult
8 Which Film Was Advertised With The Line `In Space, No-one Can Hear You Scream`?
Alien
Medium
9 In The TV Series Of The Same Name, What Does `C. S. I.` Stand For?
Crime Scene Investigation
Difficult
10 Which British Comdey Series Featured Characters Including Bob Fleming, Colin Hunt And Dave
Angel?
`The Fast Show`
Medium