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1. What is contained in a dish that is described as ‘à la Florentine’?


2. Which two musicians made up the pop duo ‘The Communards’?

Jimmy Somerville and Richard Coles

3. What is the chemical formula for carbon dioxide?


4. In terms of photography, what does DSLR stand for?

Digital single-lens reflex camera

5. Of what is melophobia a fear or hatred?


6. “That which does not kill us makes us stronger” is the English translation of a quote by which famous philosopher?

Friedrich Nietzsche

7. Who sang the James Bond theme tune for the 1995 film ‘Goldeneye’?

Tina Turner

8. What was the name of the butler in ‘The Addams Family’?


9. Which famous 80s children’s television character was played by Carol Lee Scott?


10. In which year did India gain independence from Britain?


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1. Which sign of the Zodiac has the ram as its symbol?


2. Who ‘hitch-hiked her way across the USA’ is Lou Reed’s ‘Walk on the Wild Side?


3. ‘Barb’, ‘Belgian Ringbeater’ and ‘Roshan Chirag’ are types of what creature?


4. Richard Avedon was a famous American name in which field of the arts?


5. What relation is Savannah Phillips to Princess Charlotte?

Second Cousins

6. If Monday’s child is fair of face, what is Friday’s child?

Loving and Giving

7. Who composed the famous ‘Rhapsody in Blue’?

George Gershwin

8. Name an African country that uses the Shilling as its currency.

One of; Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia or Uganda

9. What is the more commonly used term for the clavicle?

Collar bone

10. In which year did Ceylon become Sri Lanka, after the end of British colonial rule?



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1. Marcus Bentley’s voice is most famous for what?

Big Brother (He is the man with the strong Geordie accent famous for “Day one…”)

2. Which is the only other country in mainland Europe to be in the same time zone as the British Isles?


3. What is the name of the ‘University Challenge’ theme tune?

College Boy

4. HM Prison Altcourse is to be found in a suburb of which British city?


5. In the Bible, who was the father of Jacob and Esau?


6. Which 1960s television series starred Robert Wagner as burglar Alexander Mundy, who works for the U.S. government in return for his release from prison?

It Takes a Thief

7. Name three of the six African countries through which the equator passes.

Three of: Gabon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Uganda, Kenya and Somalia

8. On which UK banknote does Charles Darwin appear?


9. Who were the three long-term presenters of UK TV quiz show ‘Blankety Blank’?

Terry Wogan, Les Dawson and Paul O’Grady (as Lily Savage)

10. Who is the wife of UK footballer Peter Crouch?

Abbey Clancy


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1. In which sea would you find Malta?


2. Of what is ichthyology the study?


3. In which Shakespeare play do Demetrius and Lysander appear?

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

4. Who is the only Blue Peter presenter to have been sacked?

Richard Bacon

5. In which borough of New York is the famous Central Park?


6. After how many years would you celebrate an Emerald Wedding Anniversary?


7. The Simpsons originally appeared on TV in 1987 as a segment on which other comedy show? 

The Tracey Ullman Show

8. What was the name of the car in ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’?

General Lee (commonly referred to as the General)

9. In which book of the Bible would you find the story of Samson and Delilah?


10. What was the first product produced by Heinz, under Heinz Noble & Company ?

Horseradish sauce





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1. Which is the oldest public museum in Great Britain?

The Ashmolean

2. Which two items are held by the Statue of Liberty?

A torch and a tablet (on which is inscribed July IV MDCCLXXVI)

3. Which of Henry VIII’s wives was older than him?

Catherine of Aragon

4. Who won the Wimbledon ladies single title in 1988, ending Navratilova’s reign after 6 consecutive wins?

Steffi Graf

5. What is the capital of the Shetland Islands?


6. ‘Bein’ is the German word for which part of the body?


7. Which book of the Bible comes straight after the Pentateuch?

Joshua (‘Pentateuch’ is the collective term for the first 5 books, therefore we are looking for the sixth)

8. What star sign is someone born on St. George’s Day?

Taurus (April 23rd)

9. How many inches are there in a fathom?

72 inches (a fathom is six feet)

10. In which year was the United Nations established?






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1. Which member of the royal family has the middle names Antony Richard Louis?

Prince Edward

2. ‘Ratburger’ and ‘Billionaire Boy’ are books written by which well-known comedian?

David Walliams

3. Which famous jockey convicted and jailed for tax evasion in 1987?

Lester Piggott

4. Who succeeded Peter Davison as Doctor Who in 1984, becoming the sixth to play the role?

Colin Baker

5. Of what is ‘ornithology’ the study?


6. The Siege of Ladysmith took place during which war?

The Second Boer War

7. Of which US state is Santa Fe the capital?

New Mexico

8. For which novel was Salman Rushdie awarded the Booker Prize in 1981?

Midnight’s Children

9. Of which country is TAROM the national airline?


10. How many seconds are there in a fortnight?








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1. Which letter is represented by three dots in Morse code?


2. ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ is a song from which musical?

South Pacific

3. What type of creature is Akela in the Jungle Book?


4. Henri Cartier-Bresson made his name in which area of the arts?


5. According to Greek mythology, who killed the Minotaur?


6. Who wrote the 1859 novel ‘The Woman in White’?

Wilkie Collins

7. According to the proverb, what can’t you make without breaking a few eggs?

An omelette

8. After whom was the American State of Georgia named?

King George II

9. In which country is the region of Transylvania?


10. How many stars and stripes are there on the flag of the United States?

50 stars and 13 stripes (50 stars representing the 50 states and 13 stripes representing the 13 original colonies)






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1. ‘BY’ is the international car registration code for which country?


2. What is the name of Sherlock Holmes’ housekeeper?

Mrs Hudson (Martha Louise)

3. What is the traditional birthstone of someone born in the month of January?


4. Sebastian Coe won his first Olympic gold medal for the 1500 metres – in which year was this?


5. In which country would you find the coastal city of Trondheim?


6. What is the name of the musical written by Robert Lopez, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the latter two being the creators of South Park?

The Book of Mormon

7. Comedian Matthew Keith Hall is better known by which stage name?

Harry Hill

8. How is the Latin philosophical proposition ‘Cogito ergo sum’ commonly translated into English?

I think therefore I am

9. Which country won the Fifa World Cup in 1970, 1994 and 2002?


10. Of which country was Ehud Barak Prime Minister between 1999 and 2001?






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1. Which is the longest river in the UK?

River Severn

2. What is secreted by the lacrimal glands?


3. What is a palindrome?

A word or phrase that is spelled the same forwards and backwards

4. In which novel is the province of ‘Airstrip One’ the primary setting?

Nineteen Eighty-Four

5. On a London Underground map, which line is grey?


6. What is the national currency of Sweden?

Swedish Krona

7. What would be kept in an ossuary?


8. Name all five members of the pop group ‘The Saturdays.’ (First names sufficient)

Mollie, Frankie, Una, Vanessa and Rochelle

9. What type of animal can be found on the Alpha Romeo logo?


10. In which year was the first ever Formula One motor race?







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1. Which number on the Beaufort Wind Scale represents a storm?


2. Which singer released the 1994 album ‘Twelve Deadly Cyns…And Then Some.’?

Cyndi Lauper

3. In which English county will you find Camber Sands beach?

East Sussex

4. Which English rock band’s albums include ‘Empire’, ‘West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum’ and ‘Velociraptor!’?


5. In which Indian city is the ‘Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ located?


6. Who is older: Jeff Goldblum or Richard Gere?

Richard Gere (born 31st August 1949. Jeff Goldblum was born 22nd October 1952)

7. Who played Gene Hunt in the television series ‘Life on Mars’ and its successor ‘Ashes to Ashes’?

Philip Glenister

8. ‘Franciscans’ adhere to the religious teachings of whom?

St. Francis of Assisi

9. What is the French word for ‘ice cream’?

la glace/crème glacée

10. Where might you hear a bosun’s whistle?

On a (naval) boat






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1. In which country was Princess Elizabeth when she learned of the death of her father, George VI?


2. Which English rock band were formed in Wigan in 1990 and had hits with ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’ and The Drugs Don’t Work?

The Verve

3. Which country is due to host the 2018 Winter Olympic Games?

South Korea

4. Which orchestral musical piece by the British composer Eric Coates forms the theme tune to Desert Island Discs on Radio 4?

By the Sleepy Lagoon

5. Which King of England succeeded Elizabeth I?

James I

6. Which trees form the natural diet of the silkworm?


7. In which country is ‘Corona’ lager produced?


8. ‘Mimas’ is a moon orbiting which planet in our solar system?


9. Who had a 1958 hit with ‘Summertime Blues’?

Eddie Cochran

10. Humans carry more bacterial cells than they do human ones – true or false?

True (Approximately ten times as many)





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1. What was the name of Captain Nemo’s submarine?


2. After how many years of marriage would a couple celebrate their Ruby Wedding Anniversary?


3. Who was the only British Prime Minister to have been born outside of the British Isles?

Andrew Bonar Law (Born in New Brunswick, now Canada)

4. How many feet are there in a fathom?


5. In a game of cribbage, what is the highest number the cards played may total before no more cards may be played?


6. What is one-seventh of 189?


7. Who was Children’s Laureate from 2011 to 2013?

Julia Donaldson

8. Who plays ‘the Cat’ in Red Dwarf?

Danny John-Jules

9. Which word beginning with ‘t’ is an alternative word for kettledrums?


10. Which film connects Bill Nighy, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson and Martin Freeman?

Love Actually (they all starred in it)





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1. Roger Bannister famously became the first man to run a mile in under four minutes in 1954 – but in which British city did he achieve this feat?


2. Which US actor was actually born Eric Marlon Bishop in 1967 in Texas?

Jamie Foxx

3. Which two coloured stripes can be found on the Nigerian flag?

Green and white

4. How many rooms are there in a game of Cluedo where the murder can take place?


5. In which 2006 film did Julie Walters play Evie, an eccentric retired actress?

Driving Lessons

6. What was the name of the captain of the Titanic?

Edward Smith

7. Which Shakespeare play includes the characters of Desdemona, Iago, Michael Cassio and Brabantio?


8. Which British king married Eleanor of Aquitaine?

Henry II

9. In the nursery rhyme ‘Polly Put the Kettle On’, who took the pot off again?


10. What is the name of Michael Hutchence’s only child?

Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily (Known as Tiger)





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1. What was the name of the spacecraft in which Yuri Gagarin became the first human to journey into outer space?


2. What is the Spanish word for the colour yellow?


3. What is the national animal of the U.S.A?

Bald eagle

4. ‘My Family and Other Animals’ is the 1956 autobiographical tale of whose childhood?

Gerald Durrell

5. ‘Fire and Water’ is a 1970 album by which English rock band?


6. ‘Hansen’s disease’ is another term for which illness?


7. How many vertices does a cube have?

8 (corners)

8. Which Italian writer created Pinocchio?

Carlo Collodi

9. Which British folk band had a 1979 hit with Day Trip to Bangor (Didn’t We Have a Lovely Time)?

Fiddler’s Dram

10. What is the meaning of the word ‘ziganka’?

It is a type of Russian country dance







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 1. Of which American state is Lansing the capital?


2. Who won the 2014 series of Britain’s Got Talent?


3. Which actor played Jeffrey Fairbrother in the original Hi-de-Hi?

Simon Cadell

4. Who was the Roman god of death, or the dead?


5. Which is the highest mountain in Ireland?


6. How many game pieces are there on a board in the beginning of a game of British draughts?

24 (12 per side)

7. How many presidents of the United States were there before Barack Obama?


8. Which cocktail consists of equal parts of brandy or Cognac, Cointreau and lemon juice?


9. What, in Ireland, are the ‘Jacob’s awards’?

The Irish television and radio awards

10. What is a ‘howdah’?

A seat on the back of an elephant, or sometimes a camel or other animal, which is used to carry people





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1. Of which country is Libreville the capital?


2. On a standard UK Monopoly board, which property lies between Piccadilly and Coventry Street?

Water Works

3. Who has hosted the Oscars the most times?

Bob Hope

4. Which is the longest bone in the human body?


5. On which day of the year is St. Andrew’s Day?

30th November

6. Who was the first man to reach the South Pole?

Roald Amundsen

7. Which is the longest river in Europe?


8. If something is described as ‘cordate’, what shape is it?


9. In 1995 the name ‘Divine Brown’ was featured in a huge news story – who was she?

The prostitute with whom Hugh Grant was caught

10. Which colours are featured on the Dutch flag?

Red, white and blue





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1. Of which US state is Frankfort the capital?


2. Who was the first ever female DJ on BBC Radio 1?

Annie Nightingale

3. Which Kenyan runner won the 2014 London Marathon in a record time of 2 hours 4 minutes and 29 seconds?

Wilson Kipsang

4. In which UK city did the 2014 Tour de France begin?


5. Who wrote the original ‘Mister Men’ stories?

Roger Hargreaves

6. Which of Henry VIII’s wives was mother to Queen Elizabeth I?

Anne Boleyn

7. Which is the third highest mountain in the world?

Kangchenjunga (in Himalayas)

8. Who provides the voice of Marge Simpson?

Julie Kavner

9. What is the name of Stephen Fry’s husband?

Elliot Spencer

10. Which two colours will you find on the flag of the Ukraine?

Yellow and blue (two horizontal bands)





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1. Which gemstone is the traditional birthstone of someone born in the month of September?


2. In which street are the headquarters of the Bank of England?

Threadneedle Street

3. Whose real name was Phyllis Nan Sortain Pechey?

Fanny Craddock

4. In the hit TV sitcom ‘The Royle Family’, what was the name of the character played by Ralf Little?

Antony Royle

5. How many squares are there on a chess board?


6. Alan B. Shepard, Jr. became the second man to do what, in 1961?

Travel into space

7. In UK measurement, how many teaspoons are equivalent to one tablespoon?

3 (teaspoon is 5ml, tablespoon 15ml)

8. Which Greek God is the equivalent of the Roman God Neptune?


9. What did Barnes Wallace invent in 1942?

Bouncing bomb

10. Who was the first Queen Regnant of England?

Mary I (Regnant = reigning in own right)





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2. To which country does the archipelago of Madeira belong?


3. Which actor plays Stephen Hawking in the 2014 film ‘The Theory of Everything’?

Eddie Redmayne

4. In which Thomas Hardy novel do the characters of Bathsheba Everdene and Gabriel Oak appear?

Far from the Madding Crowd

5. Of which Canadian rock band is Chad Kroeger the lead singer?


6. Name three of the six naturally occurring noble gases.

Helium, Neon, Argon, Krypton, Xenon and Radon (any three of)

7. Name all six weapons used in a traditional British version of the board game Cluedo.

Candlestick, dagger, lead pipe/piping, revolver, rope and spanner

8. In which English county will you find Bolsover Castle?


9. How many feet above the ground must the bottom edge of the crossbar on a football goal be?

8 feet (2.44 metres)

10. Who was the first character to ever appear on Eastenders?

Den Watts





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1. Who held the post of Leader of the House of Commons on 1st January 2015?

William Hague

2. Which country was the first ever winner of the FIFA World Cup?


3. Which American journalist and author wrote a short story entitled ‘Brokeback Mountain’, which was later turned into an Oscar-winning film?

Annie Proulx

4. How many dots are there in total on five dice?


5. How warm is normal body temperature?

37˚C/ 98.6˚F

6. Which word represents the letter ‘M’ in the NATO phonetic alphabet?


7. What is seventeen squared?


8. Who did American actress Barbara Bach marry in 1981?

Ringo Starr

9. Which US state borders Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas?


10. In which year was the Battle of Britain?






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