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Art & Literature

Question Difficulty
1 In Which City Is The Literary Character Dr Jekyll`s Laboratory?
London
Difficult
2 In Which Of Shakespeare`s Plays Does The Line `A Horse! A Horse ! My Kingdom For A Horse.`
Appear?
`Richard III`
Easy
3 Which ChildrenÃ?¢ââ??‰â??¢s Author Wrote The Malory Towers Series?
Enid Blyton
Medium
4 Which Shakespearean Play Is Set In The Forest Of Arden
As You Like It
Very Difficult
5 Which Literary Character Travelled Around The World In 80 Days With Pass Partout?
Phileas Fog
Medium
6 In Which Country Was Authour Isaac Asimov Born?
Russia
Easy
7 Poets: It Took The Whole Of Creation To Produce My Foot , My Each Feather - Whose Foot
Hawk Roosting Ted Hughes
Very Difficult
8 What Is The Name Given To The Painting Medium Involving Egg Yolks
Tempera
Very Difficult
9 Who Wrote A Play About Ten Guests Invited To A Luxurious Retreat Who Discover Their Unknown
Host Is Among Them, Intent On Murder?
Agatha Christie
Medium
10 Who Most Famously, Sculpted A Marble David
Michelangelo Buonarroti
Very Difficult

Blockbusters

Question Difficulty
1 What 'Y' Is The Double Veil Worn By Moslem Women?
Yashmak
Very Difficult
2 What 'T' Is Someone Who Never Drinks Alcohol?
Teetotal
Very Difficult
3 What 'B' Was The Sport In Which David Bryant Was An English Champion
Bowls
Very Difficult
4 What 'J' Is A Crowbar (or Something Similar), Carried By A Burglar?
Jemmy
Very Difficult
5 What 'H' Are The Pointers Of A Watch Or Clock?
Hands
Very Difficult
6 What '0' Was A Famous Greek Shipping Magnate?
Onassis
Very Difficult
7 What 'K' Is A Russian Coin?
Kopeck
Very Difficult
8 What 'M' Is Traditionally Regarded As The Author Of The Second Gospel?
Mark
Very Difficult
9 What 'B' Is A Substance Capable Of Combining With An Acid To Form A Salt?
Base
Very Difficult
10 What 'I' Is A Brand Of Jeans?
Levi
Very Difficult

Blockbusters Goldrun

Question Difficulty
1 What `AH' Was A 1930's Career First Achieved By Eileen Church
Air Hostess
Very Difficult
2 What 'IE' Is The Jumbo Of The Asian Continent
Indian Elephant
Very Difficult
3 What 'AW' Was The US Pop Artist Who Died In 1987?
Andy Warhol
Very Difficult
4 What 'US' Is A Nickname For The US Government?
Uncle Sam
Very Difficult
5 What 'DT' Is Being In Prison?
Doing Time
Very Difficult
6 What 'AB' Can Be Seen In The Northern Sky?
Aurora Borealis
Very Difficult
7 What 'SM' Is Venice's Most Famous Square?
Saint Mark's
Very Difficult
8 What 'TIO' Is Slang For Attempt To Fool Someone?
Try It On
Very Difficult
9 What 'BD' Is A Store Of Clothes And Linen Etc., Ready For Marriage?
Bottom Drawer
Very Difficult
10 What 'MOT' Is What Necessity Is?
Mother Of Invention
Very Difficult

Brain Teasers

Question Difficulty
1 What Is The Only English Anagram Of The Word 'Graphically'
Calligraphy
Very Difficult
2 Which Person In The News During 1998 Has The Anagram Of 'Yes I Lick Man Now'?
Monica Lewinsky
Very Difficult
3 There's An Ancient Invention Still Used In Some Parts Of The World Today That Allows People To
See Through Walls Today What Is It?
A Window
Very Difficult
4 What Do The Words Month, Orange, Silver And Purple Have In Common
No Word In The English Language Rhymes With Them
Very Difficult
5 Observation: What Company Is Sponsoring This Years Big Brother (2006)
The Carphone Warehouse
Very Difficult
6 Which Word Can Go After House, Stag, Hen, Labour
Party
Very Difficult
7 There Was An Accident On The Border Between Canada And The US. Where Would They Bury The
Survivors?
They Wouldn't Bury SURVIVORS
Very Difficult
8 What Two Things Can You Never Eat For Breakfast?
Lunch And Dinner
Very Difficult
9 Anagrams: ATHENA FLEET POP (Film)
Planet Of The Apes
Very Difficult
10 There's An Ancient Invention Still Used In Some Parts Of The World Today That Allows People To
See Through Walls Today What Is It?
A Window
Very Difficult

Food & Drink

Question Difficulty
1 The Dessert Pavlova Is Made From Fresh Fruit, Cream And Which Other Ingredient?
Meringue
Very Difficult
2 What Is Pumpernickel?
German Black Bread
Very Difficult
3 What Fruit Flavour Is Used In Crepes-suzette
Orange
Very Difficult
4 The Aperitif Made From White Aligote Wine And Cassis Is Known As What
Kir
Very Difficult
5 From What Country Does Sangria Originate?
Spain
Very Difficult
6 What Are You Doing If You Are Shucking An Oyster?
Opening It
Very Difficult
7 What Type Of Meat Usually Goes Into Frankenfurters?
Pork
Very Difficult
8 What Is The Minimum Age For A Three Star Brandy - Is It Three, Five Or Ten Years?
5 Years
Very Difficult
9 What Is An Egg Plant
An Aubergine
Very Difficult
10 From Which Fruit Is Grenadine Obtained?
Pomegranate
Very Difficult

General Knowledge

Question Difficulty
1 Observation:- On A NY Licence Plate, Is New York On The Top Or Bottom?
Top
Very Difficult
2 What Substance Has The Chemical Symbol O3
Ozone
Very Difficult
3 From Which Country Does The Game Of Mah-jong Originate?
China
Medium
4 On 15 Th May 1930 Ellen Church Became A World First When She Answered An Ad That Read '
Applicants Must Be No Taller Than 5ft 4 Inches, Should Be No Heavier Than 115 Lbs & Have A
Clear Speaking Voice - A Background In Nursing Or Catering Would Be Advantageous' What Type Of
Job Did She Apply For
Worlds First Air Hostess
Very Difficult
5 True Or False:- Paradise Found Is The Sequel To The Poem Paradise Lost
False ( Paradise Regained)
Very Difficult
6 What Name Is Given To An Animal That Eats Both Meat And Vegetable Matter?
Omnivore
Very Difficult
7 Which Industry Does Oftel Regulate
Telecommunications
Very Difficult
8 What Was Spike Milligans Real First Name
Terence
Very Difficult
9 What Is The More Common Eight Letter Name For The Wood Hyacinth?
Bluebell
Very Difficult
10 A Griffin Had The Body Of A Lion And The Head And Wings Of What Type Of Bird?
An Eagle
Very Difficult

Geography

Question Difficulty
1 What Is The Worlds Busiest Seaport Handling The Most Tonnage Of Cargo
Rotterdam
Very Difficult
2 In Which American City Would You Find Dodge City?
Kansas
Difficult
3 Which Type Of Birds Gather In Their Millions On The Shallow Soda Lakes Of East Africa
Greater & Lesser Flamingo's
Very Difficult
4 What Type Of Shop Predominates On The Ponte Vecchio In Florence
Jewellers Have Had The Monopoly Since 1593
Very Difficult
5 What Is The Name Of A Russian Summer Home
A Dacha
Very Difficult
6 What Do You Call A Narrow Strip Connecting 2 Land Masses
An Isthmus
Very Difficult
7 What Is The Name Given To The Stretch Of Water Between Russia And Alaska?
The Bering Strait
Difficult
8 In Which City Is Wembley Stadium
London
Very Difficult
9 In Which European Country Is The World`s Highest Road Bridge?
France
Difficult
10 What Two Countries Border Andorra?
France And Spain
Difficult

History

Question Difficulty
1 In 1916, 55% Of Cars Were Of What Make?
Model T Fords
Medium
2 Which American President Was In Office When America Declared War On Germany In World War I?
Woodrow Wilson
Medium
3 Which Politcal Party Did American President Bill Clinton Represent?
Democratic Party
Easy
4 When Women First Got The Vote In Britain In 1918, How Old Did They Have To Be?
30
Difficult
5 Which Famous Inventor Was Born In Scotland In 1847 And Became A US Citizen 35 Years Later?
Alexander Graham Bell
Medium
6 What Famous Building Did John Nash Rebuild In 1825?
Buckingham Palace
Very Difficult
7 To Which Country Did Tanzania Belong Before Becoming A British Mandate?
Germany
Difficult
8 Where In London Were Prince Charles And Princess Diana Married?
St Pauls Cathedral
Easy
9 Which Of These Periods Was Most Recent? Permian, Cretaceous Or Silurian?
Silurian
Very Difficult
10 Who Were The Mother And Father Of Elizabeth I?
Anne Boleyn And Henry VIII
Difficult

Music

Question Difficulty
1 Who Released The Original Recording Of 'Lets All Chant'
The Michael Zager Band
Very Difficult
2 On Which Label Was The Sex Pistols First Single 'Anarchy In The UK'
EMI
Very Difficult
3 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: Just Listen And You Will Plainly See , That As Life Travels On
And Things Do Go Wrong
Eddiie Cochran / Three Steps To Heaven
Very Difficult
4 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: Baby Baby When I Look At You I Get A Warm Feeling Inside
Chaka Khan / I Feel For You
Very Difficult
5 Wheels Cha Cha & 'March Of The Mods' Were Hits For Which Society Band Leader
Joe Loss
Very Difficult
6 Eurovision: Which Country Won The Eurovision Song Contest In 1979
Israel
Very Difficult
7 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: Lost In The Milky Way Smile At Empty Sky'
The Lightning Seeds / Life Of Riley
Very Difficult
8 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: Didn't Make Sense Not To Live For Fun
Smash Mouth / All Star
Very Difficult
9 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: There's A Skeleton Chokin On A Crust Of Bread
The Police / King Of Pain
Very Difficult
10 Who Guessed 'That's Why They Call It The Blues'
Elton John
Very Difficult

Science & Nature

Question Difficulty
1 Which Is The Largest Land Living Carnivore
Brown Or Grizzly Bear
Very Difficult
2 Where In The Body Would You Find The Femur Bone?
The Leg (thigh Bone)
Easy
3 What Is The Longest Side Of A Right Angled Triangle Called
It's Hypotenuse
Very Difficult
4 What Are Only Three Animals Which Walk By Moving Their Front And Hind Legs On One Side, Then On
The Other?
Cat, Camel, Giraffe.
Very Difficult
5 What Is The Only Venomous Mammal In The World?
The Duckbill Platypus.
Very Difficult
6 When James The VI Of Scotland Became James I Of England In 1603 For How Long Had He Occupied
The Scottish Throne
36 Years
Difficult
7 Who Is The Only One Who Understands John Shaft ?
His Woman
Difficult
8 What Kind Of Animal Is A Marmoset?
A Monkey
Difficult
9 What Links Flamsteed Halley, Bradley And Bliss
Astronomy
Very Difficult
10 After Which Norse God Is The Day Thursday Named
Thor
Difficult

Sport

Question Difficulty
1 Which Sportsman`s Autobiography Is Called `You Cannot Be Serious`?
John McEnroe
Medium
2 Which Football Team Won The World Cup In 1938?
Italy
Difficult
3 With Which Sport Would Associate The Sheffield Eagles?
Rugby League
Easy
4 Which Snooker Player Was Nicknamed The Romford Robot?
Steve Davis
Easy
5 What Animals Name Is Also The Term Given To Three Strikes In A Row In Ten-pin Bowling?
Turkey
Medium
6 In Which Country Did The `Rumble In The Jungle` Between Muhammed Ali And George Foreman Take
Place In 1974?
Zaire
Very Difficult
7 By What Scoreline Did Argentina Beat West Germany In The 1986 World Cup Final?
3-2
Difficult
8 What Was The Original Name Of Wembley Stadium?
Empire Stadium
Very Difficult
9 Which English Football Team Play Their Home Games At The MacAlpine Stadium?
Huddersfield Town
Difficult
10 What Nationality Is Jean Marc Bosman, Famous For The `Bosman Ruling` Which Affected Footballers
Being Transferred From One Club To Another?
Belgian
Difficult

Tie Break

Question Difficulty
1 In Which Year Was Cricketer Bob Willis Born?
1949
Very Difficult
2 In Which Year Did Samuel Pepys Write His Last Diary Entry?
1669
Very Difficult
3 In What Year Did Clarence Birdseye First Put Quick-frozen Fish On Sale?
1924
Difficult
4 In Which Year Did The First Alcoholics Anonymous First Meeting Take Place?
1935
Very Difficult
5 In What Year Was Fry`s Turkish Delight First Introduced?
1915
Very Difficult
6 In Which Year Did Leonardo Da Vinci Design The First Parachute?
1480
Very Difficult
7 In Which Year Was The Numbering Of Houses First Introduced?
1463
Very Difficult
8 To What Speed Does The Car In `Back To The Future` Have To Reach To Travel In Time?
88 Miles Per Hour
Very Difficult
9 How Old Was Bruce Lee When He Died?
32
Very Difficult
10 In Which Year Did BBC 2 Become The First British Channel To Broadcast In Colour?
1967
Very Difficult

TV & Film

Question Difficulty
1 Justin Henry Becamse The Youngest Actor To Be Nominated For Oscar After His Performance In
Which 1979 Film?
Kramer Vs Kramer
Difficult
2 Which Oscar Winning Screenplay Writer Also Co-wrote The Screenplay For The Movie Superman 2?
Mario Puzo
Very Difficult
3 What Was The Subject Of The 1958 Film `A Night To Remember`?
The Sinking Of The Ship Titanic
Easy
4 Which Famous Actress Provided The Voice Of Maggie In The TV Show The Simpsons When She Uttered
Her First Word?
Elizabeth Taylor
Difficult
5 In 2002, Who Won BBC TVs `Fame Academy`?
David Sneddon
Easy
6 In Which Film Did Tom Hanks Play A Prison Guard Called Paul Edgecomb?
`The Green Mile`
Easy
7 Who Provided The Voice Of The Baby In The Film `Look Who`s Talking`?
Bruce Willis
Difficult
8 `Island Of Lost Dreams` Was Part Of The Title To Which 2002 Movie Sequel?
Spy Kids 2
Medium
9 In The TV Series `Only Fools And Horses`, What Is The Name Of Boycie`s Wife?
Marlene
Medium
10 In 1933, What Became The Only Film To Have It`s Sequel Released In The Same Year?
King Kong (the Sequel Was Called `The Son Of Kong`)
Very Difficult