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Art & Literature

Question Difficulty
1 Created By Author Ian Fleming, Which James Bond Villain Had His Heart On The Right Side Of His
Body?
Dr No
Difficult
2 Which Of The Bronte Sisters Wrote `Jane Eyre` In 1847?
Charlotte
Difficult
3 Which Famous Book Contains The Line 'In A Hole In The Ground There Lived A'
The Hobbit
Very Difficult
4 What Nationality Was The Artist Gustav Klimt?
Austrian
Difficult
5 Which Character Invariably Misused English Words
Mrs Malaprop
Very Difficult
6 Impressionists: Whose Water Lilies Made His Garden At Giverny Famous
Claude Monet
Very Difficult
7 Which Of Jane Austens Novels Was Publsihed Posthumously
Persuasion
Very Difficult
8 Which Child Stars Father Starred In The Nutcracker In The 1950's Alongside Bonnie Bedelia
Macaulay Culkins Father
Very Difficult
9 What Was Frankenstein`s First Name?
Viktor
Difficult
10 What Was Shakespear's Last Completed Play
The Tempest
Very Difficult

Blockbusters

Question Difficulty
1 What 'P' Is The Umbelliferous Plant Whose Leaves Flavour A White Sauce Often Served With Cod?
Parsley
Very Difficult
2 What 'B' Is To Strike Repeatedly?
Beat
Very Difficult
3 What 'Y' Comes Before Club, Full And Hostel?
Youth
Very Difficult
4 What 'H' Is The Red Pigment Of The Blood?
Haemoglobin
Very Difficult
5 What 'K' Is There In Jamaica And South East England?
Kingston
Very Difficult
6 What 'R' Is The Companion Of Doctor Who, Called K9?
Robot
Very Difficult
7 What 'B' Are Almost One Quarter Of All Mammals?
Bats
Very Difficult
8 What 'S' Is The Right Of Voting In Political Elections?
Suffrage
Very Difficult
9 What 'F' Is A Misleading Argument Or Error?
Fallacy
Very Difficult
10 What 'P' As A Verb Means To Cut Away Or As A Noun Is A Dried Plum?
Prune
Very Difficult

Blockbusters Goldrun

Question Difficulty
1 What 'STD' Is The Full Phrase Of S T D When Applied To The Telephone?
Subscriber Trunk Dialling
Very Difficult
2 What 'TJBT' Was Created By Monty Norman In 1962?
The James Bond Theme
Very Difficult
3 What 'TWCF' Was A Famous Sporting Event That First Took Place In Uruguay In 1930?
The World Cup Finals
Very Difficult
4 What 'WC' Was War Correspondent For The Morning Post During The Boer War - Among Other Things?
Winston Churchill
Very Difficult
5 Which 'RA' Directed The Films M*A *S*H And Nashville?
Robert Altman
Very Difficult
6 What 'FDL' Is The Emblem Of France?
Fleur De Lis
Very Difficult
7 What 'AO' Is North Of The USSR?
Artic Ocean
Very Difficult
8 Which 'EAP' Wrote The Poem 'The Raven'?
Edgar Allen Poe
Very Difficult
9 Which 'NC' Was The Prime Minister Who Promised 'Peace In Our Time'?
Neville Chamberlain
Very Difficult
10 What 'STH' Starts With The Lyrics 'Theres A Lady Who's Sure All That Glitters Is Gold
Stairway To Heaven
Very Difficult

Brain Teasers

Question Difficulty
1 Anagrams: BUG SHOT RESTS (Film)
Ghostbusters
Very Difficult
2 How Many Vowels Are Their In The Bottom Row Of A Standard QUERTY Keyboard
None
Very Difficult
3 Dee Septor The Famous Magician Was Bragging About His Marksmanship He Claimed To Be Able To
Hang Up His Hat, Walk 50 Metres Blindfolded Then Turn And Shoot A Bullet Straight Through His
Hat Since Deep Spetor Was Unable To See Through His Blindfold How Was This Possible
He Hung His Hat On The End Of His Gun
Very Difficult
4 Pythagoras Law States Triangles Have 3 Sides Which He Termed The Opposite, Adjacent & What
Hypotenuse
Very Difficult
5 Anagrams: PIANO IRIS SIMON TOYS (Sex Act)
Missionary Position
Very Difficult
6 What Is The Next Letter In The Follwing Sequence O T T F F S S
The Letter E '12345678'
Very Difficult
7 Which Word Can Go After House, Stag, Hen, Labour
Party
Very Difficult
8 Forward Im Heavy Backward Im Not, What Am I
The Word Ton
Very Difficult
9 What Connects The Songs Telegram Sam, C'Mon Everybody & Rock Me Amadeus?
Marc Bolan, Eddie Cochran & Falco- All Died In A Car Crash
Very Difficult
10 Why Can't A Man Living In Philadelphia , Pennsylvannia, Be Buried West Of The Mississippi ?
He's Still Alive.
Very Difficult

Food & Drink

Question Difficulty
1 What Does It Mean About The Taste If A Wine Is Described As 'brut'?
Very Dry
Very Difficult
2 What Sort Of Cheese Would You Sprinkle On Spaghetti?
Parmesan
Very Difficult
3 What Is The Main Flavour In The Following Alcohols 'Sambuca' ?
Elderberry / Aniseed
Very Difficult
4 Sea Urchin Sushi Is Known As What In Japanese
Uni
Very Difficult
5 Which Popular Beverage's Name Is German For 'to Store' ?
Lager
Very Difficult
6 Which Dish Contains Offal And Oatmeal, And Is Traditionally Boiled In A Bag Made From The
Stomach Of An Animal?
Haggis
Very Difficult
7 What Name Is Given To A Cockerel That Is Castrated And Fattened For The Table?
Capon
Very Difficult
8 Who, According To The TV Commercial, `makes Exceedingly Good Cakes'?
Mr. Kipling
Very Difficult
9 What Traditionally Can You Eat Only When There Is An R In The Month
Oysters
Easy
10 Which Of The Following Brands Of Drink Sold The Most In The UK In The Year 2000 - Ribena,
Lucozade Or Tango?* *
Ribena
Very Difficult

General Knowledge

Question Difficulty
1 What Is Orology The Study Of? Mountains, Rivers Or Precious Stones?
Mountains
Medium
2 What Was The Christian Name Of Will Carling’s First Wife?
Julia
Very Difficult
3 True Or False:- The Mexican Hat Dance Is The Official Dance Of Mexico
TRUE
Very Difficult
4 Which Letter Comes Next In This Sequence H,B,T,Y,H,B,T,Y,H,B?
D - First Line Of Happy Birthday
Very Difficult
5 Which 2 Countries Fought The Pastry War Of 1838
Mexico And France
Very Difficult
6 What Children's Game Would You Be Playing If You (Rolled Your Bonce At An Alley)
Marbles
Very Difficult
7 Politics:- Who Replaced Betty Boothroyd As Speaker Of The House Of Commons In 2000?
Michael Martin
Very Difficult
8 In Which TV Comedy Will You Find 'Dave Lister'' Apparently The Last Human In The Universe
Red Dwarf
Very Difficult
9 Known In The USA As The ‘Big Three Colleges’ Name All Three (PFE)
Yale, Harvard, Princeton
Very Difficult
10 Which 20th Century Dictator Ordered That All Sparrows In The Land Be Killed
Mao Zedong
Very Difficult

Geography

Question Difficulty
1 Who Purchased The Site For The New UN Headquarters
John D Rockafeller 1946
Very Difficult
2 What Is The Scirocco
A Wind
Very Difficult
3 In Which European Country Is The World`s Longest Road Tunnel?
Switzerland
Difficult
4 Which River Forms The Eastern Section Of The Border Between England And Scotland?
Tweed
Medium
5 How Many Countries Border San Marino?
1
Medium
6 Name The Largest City In Canada
Toronto
Very Difficult
7 Which Of The Following Colours Does Not Appear On The Flag Of Afghanistan? Green, Red Or
Yellow?
Red
Very Difficult
8 Which Famous Egyptian Queen Ordered The Expedition To Punt & Insisted On Dressing As A King
While Wearing A False Beard
Hatshepsut
Very Difficult
9 What Is The Longest River In Scotland?
The Tay
Difficult
10 Mount Cook Is The Highest Peak In Which Country?
New Zealand
Medium

History

Question Difficulty
1 Who Preceded Queen Victoria On The British Throne?
William IV
Difficult
2 Who Did Ronald Reagan Succeed As American President
Jimmy Carter
Easy
3 Who Was The Mother Of James I Of England (VI Of Scotland )?
Mary Queen Of Scots
Very Difficult
4 In Which Country Was Florence Nightingale Born?
Italy
Difficult
5 What Four Countries Formed The Quadruple Alliance In 1718, Against Spain?
Britain, France, Austria And Holland
Very Difficult
6 Which Legendary American Fire Fighter Was Sent To Extinguish The Oilfields Of Kuwait In 1991?
Red Adair
Very Difficult
7 In Which Month In 1963 Was John F Kennedy Assassinated?
November
Very Difficult
8 In What Year Did Margaret Thatcher Become Prime Minister?
1979
Very Difficult
9 In Which Battle Was Nelson Killed?
The Battle Of Trafalgar
Very Easy
10 When The First World War Broke Out Which Three Countries Made Up The Triple Entente?
France, England And Russia
Difficult

Music

Question Difficulty
1 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: Lost In The Milky Way Smile At Empty Sky'
The Lightning Seeds / Life Of Riley
Very Difficult
2 Which Song Was A Hit For Both Freddie Mercury And The Platters?
`The Great Pretender`
Easy
3 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: Don't You Get Fresh With Me
Cherry, Neneh - Buffalo Stance
Very Difficult
4 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: If So How Often? Which Do You Choose The Hard Or Soft Option?
Pet Shop Boys / West End Girls
Very Difficult
5 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: How Much Does It Cost? -- I'll Buy It
Jonathan Edwards / Sunshine
Very Difficult
6 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: I Must Be Strong, And Carry On
Eric Clapton / Tears In Heaven
Very Difficult
7 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: I Will Surely Miss Your Tender Kiss
The Communards / Don't Leave Me This Way
Very Difficult
8 Which Female Trio Released The Multi Platinum 'Wide Open Spaces' In 1998
Dixie Chicks
Very Difficult
9 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: I Know You're Not Mine Anymore-anyway-anytime
Michael McDonald / I Keep Forgettin
Very Difficult
10 From The Lyrics, Name The Song: He Nearly Gave Me Heart Attack, He's Underneath The Window, Hey
La My Boyfriends Back
Dire Straits / Romeo & Juliet
Very Difficult

Science & Nature

Question Difficulty
1 Whose New Model Army Was The First English Army To Conquer Scotland
Oliver Cromwell
Difficult
2 Who Was Shot In Dallas On 24 Th November 1963
Lee Harvey Oswald
Difficult
3 Rimsky Korsakov Composed A Short Piece Of Music About Whose Flight
The Bumblebee
Very Difficult
4 What Is The Study Of Low Temperatures Called
Cryogenics
Very Difficult
5 Which Colours Are Most Commonly Confused In Colour Blindness
Red And Green
Very Difficult
6 What Are The Names Of The Brothers From 90's Super-group Oasis ? (PFE)
Liam & Noel
Difficult
7 What Is The Chemical Symbo For Hydrogen?
H
Very Easy
8 What Is The Only Animal Which, For Both Genders, Is Born With Horns On Its Forehead?
Giraffe
Very Difficult
9 Where And When Was Gunpowder First Discovered
China 9th Century
Difficult
10 Between 1340 & 1360 & Again From 1369 - 1377 Which Monarch Asserted His Claim To The French
Throne
Edward III
Difficult

Sport

Question Difficulty
1 Name Four Race Courses In The UK That Don`t Have Any Of Letters From The Word `race` In Their
Name?
Plumpton, Ludlow, Goodwood And Huntingdon
Very Difficult
2 What Was The Nationality Of The Racing Driver Keke Rosberg?
Finnish
Difficult
3 Which Two Countries Contested The First Ever International Cricket Match?
Canada And USA (in 1844)
Very Difficult
4 Where Is The Royal And Ancient Golf Club?
St. Andrews (in Scotland)
Easy
5 In Which City Is World`s Largest Football Stadium?
Rio De Janiero (The Maracana)
Very Difficult
6 When Was The First World Snooker Championship Held? 1927, 1947 Or 1961?
1927
Medium
7 On Which Racecourse In England Is The Rowley Mile?
Newmarket
Difficult
8 Who Did Muhammad Ali Fight In `The Thrilla In Manila`?
Joe Frazier
Medium
9 How Many Yards Wide Is A Soccer Goal?
8
Medium
10 Which Football Team Won The World Cup In 2002?
Brazil
Very Easy

Tie Break

Question Difficulty
1 How Many Stories Did Each Of The World Trade Towers Have?
110
Very Difficult
2 In The Movie `The Goonies` What Year Is On One-Eyed Willy`s Pirate Treasure Map?
1632
Difficult
3 In What Year Was Morse Code Devised?
1832
Very Difficult
4 According To The Collins Millenium Dictionary, In What Year Was The Word `Allergy` Introduced
Into The English Language?
1907
Very Difficult
5 In Which Year Did Alabama Become The First American State To Recognise Christmas As An Official
Holiday?
1836
Very Difficult
6 In Which Year Was A Test Cricket Match Tied For The First Time?
1960
Very Difficult
7 In What Year Were The First Nobel Prizes Awarded?
1901
Very Difficult
8 In What Year Was The Telescope Invented?
1608
Very Difficult
9 In Which Year Did Leonardo Da Vinci Design The First Parachute?
1480
Very Difficult
10 In What Year Was The Typewriter Invented?
1829
Very Difficult

TV & Film

Question Difficulty
1 What Was The Name Of The Ship That Captain Pugwash Sailed In?
The Black Pig
Difficult
2 In The Childrens TV Series, What Was The Name Of The Girl Who Looked After Bagpuss?
Emily
Difficult
3 Who Won The Best Actor Award For The Film `Ben Hur`?
Charlton Heston
Easy
4 Mickey Mouse Is Named After Which Actor?
Mickey Rooney
Difficult
5 Who Played Joey Boswell In Bread And Later Went On To Direct The Film `Sliding Doors`?
Peter Howitt
Difficult
6 Which British Actress Has Appeared In The Films `The Last Days Of Disco`, `Serendipity` And
`Pearl Harbour`?
Kate Beckinsale
Easy
7 Which Film Character`s Car Had The Registration Number BMT214A?
James Bond (the Aston Martin DB5)
Difficult
8 In The TV Show `Blue Peter`, Who Was The First Presenter To Actually Be Called Peter?
Peter Purves
Medium
9 Who Played Mrs Robinson In The Film `The Graduate`?
Anne Bancroft
Easy
10 In The Film `Casablanca`, How Many Times Does Humphrey Bogart Say `Play It Again Sam`?
Never
Medium