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People
1. Kenneth Starr was the special prosecutor who investigated President Clinton’s relationship with whom?
2. Who became the first black president of South Africa in 1994?
3. Who led the mutiny on HMS ‘Bounty’?
4. In which country was the 20th century conductor ‘George Solti’ born?
5. Who was the first of the Queen’s children to marry?

General Knowledge
1. In religion, what rank of clergyman is in charge of a diocese?
2. In the 1830’s the religion known as Mormonism was founded in which Country?
3. Which ‘M’ is an area in Paris which is dominated by the Sacre Coeur church?
4. In mythology, what name is given to the Norse Paradise where warriors who died in battle would go?
5. In which year did Queen Elizabeth II marry Prince Philip?




Geography
1. What is the capital of Belgium?
2. Which city’s international airport used to be known as Ringway?
3. In the USA, what is the name of the vast freshwater marsh area covering much of southern Florida?
4. In Italy, which Venetian bridge links the Doge’s Palace to the state prison?
5. Caledonia was the Roman name for which part of the UK?

Movies
1. Jiminy Cricket acts as the conscience of which Disney character?
2. In the 1991 film ‘Frankie and Johnny’ who played ‘Frankie’ alongside Al Pacino ?
3. Robert De Niro and Ray Liotta starred in which 1990 hit Scorsese film about the mafia?
4. Who directed the British movie ‘The Devils’ in 1971, starring Vanessa Redgrave and Oliver Reed?
5. In the title of the 1946 film, how many times does the postman always ring?

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Geography
1. Which country’s World War I troops were nicknamed ‘Doughboys’?
2. Cox’s Cave and Jacob’s Ladder are amongst the features of which Somerset tourist attraction?
3. In what country was the explorer Christopher Columbus born?
4. In 1906, which US city was hit by an earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale?
5. In which British city would you find Spaghetti Junction?

Music
1. Which pop group also starred in their own television series ‘L.A. 7’?
2. In which musical does the character ‘Fagin’ appear?
3. Which rock group appeared in and played the music for the film ‘Tommy’?
4. What nationality are singers Tom Jones and Shirley Bassey?
5. What ’80s all girl pop band sang ‘Manic Monday’?




Food
1. In which country does Parmesan cheese originate?
2. Topside is a joint of which meat?
3. Broccoli is a member of which vegetable family?
4. A ‘crepe’ is a kind of what French food?
5. Dim sum is a type of food associated with the cuisine of which Asian country?

Literature
1. What instrument does Captain Corelli play in the novel by Louis de Bernieres?
2. The opera ‘Falstaff’ is based on which Shakespeare comedy?
3. Open Sesame’ is a line from which of the Arabian Nights stories?
4. The most famous work of the late Douglas Adams is ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the’ . . .what?
5. What is the pseudonym of British Spy writer David John Moore Cornwell?

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Nature
1. What ‘C’ is a natural red dye obtained from the bodies of certain female insects?
2. Through which process do plants produce glucose?
3. Coconuts grow on what kind of tree?
4. What part of a plant is covered by sepals?
5. What ‘A’ is a term for a plant from high altitude mountainous regions?

Movies
1. What is the title of Mike Leigh’s Oscar-winning film about Gilbert & Sullivan?
2. Which famous singer played a female baseball player in the film ‘A League of their Own’ ?
3. Complete the title of the Kevin Spacey film, ‘The Usual …’ What’?
4. In the 1993 film ‘The Remains of the Day’ what job does Anthony Hopkins character have ?
5. In film, the 1989 comedy ‘See No Evil. Hear No Evil’, starred Richard Pryor and ‘Gene…’ who?




Geography
1. Chartres Cathedral is nearest to which city in France?
2. In which city is the famous ‘Via Dolorosa’?
3. What name links a Womble with the main town on the island of Mull?
4. In which German city was the composer Beethoven born?
5. Which British city’s cathedral features a huge tapestry by Graham Sutherland?

General Knowledge
1. At what age are children legally allowed to undertake paid work in the UK?
2. What ‘M’ is the term for a painting painted onto an entire wall?
3. What kind of educational facility is situated at West Point in America?
4. What is the ‘Charleston’?
5. In politics, how many seats are there in the London Assembly?

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General Knowledge
1. In the UK, which month does the Queen officially celebrate her birthday?
2. What is the U.K telephone dialing code for Edinburgh?
3. How many stripes are there in total on the flag of the United States of America?
4. Which position in the British cabinet has the initials DPM?
5. Excluding jokers, how many face cards are there in a standard 52 card pack?

TV
1. Idris the Dragon was a character from which children’s TV programme?
2. Which British born actress starred as Jessica Fletcher in the 1980s TV Series ‘Murder, She Wrote’?
3. Which celebrated American director conceived the TV series ‘Twin Peaks’?
4. Angus Deayton was the longest running chairman of which news based TV comedy panel show?
5. Which TV comedy was set in the fictional village of Dibley?




Movies
1. The 2003 film ‘Calendar Girls’ was about a nude calendar featuring members of which female organisation?
2. In which war film is Marlon Brando’s character hunted down by Martin Sheen’s?
3. Which Scottish comedy actor played the title role in the 1951 film ‘Scrooge’?
4. Which British film company used the symbol of a man striking a gong at the start of its features?
5. In the 1982 film E.T., what is the name of the boy who finds and befriends the stranded alien?

The Human Body
1. The pollex is an anatomical feature in humans shared only with other primates. What is it?
2. Which part of the eye controls the amount of light entering the pupil?
3. A human being has seven vertebrae in the neck; how many does a giraffe have?
4. Found in the leg, the tendon that joins the heel and calf is named after which Greek hero?
5. The carpal bones are found in which part of the human body?

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History
1. In which decade did decimalisation take place in the U.K.?
2. In Roman times, what was a denarius?
3. In ancient Greek mythology, which mountain is traditionally regarded as the home of the Greek gods?
4. In which year did the Cuban Missile Crisis occur?
5. During which World War did the Battle of Jutland take place?

Music
1. Which keyboard instrument has pipes, bellows and stops? #
2. Complete the name of this Liverpudlian pop band: Echo and the …’?
3. Which pop band had a U.K. hit in 1995 with ‘Country House’?
4. Which comedy pop group sang about their brand new combine harvester in 1976?
5. In music, what does the instruction ‘forte’ mean?




General Knowledge
1. Which tabloid newspaper was launched in 1964?
2. The US dollar is divided into 100 what?
3. Which fish shares its name with the type of snake that killed Cleopatra?
4. What profession is shared by Ainsley Harriott and Gordon Ramsay?
5. What is prepared in a tannery?

People
1. In which century was the Italian astronomer Galileo born?
2. Which 20th century British monarch had no children?
3. Who wrote the 1948 Musical ‘Kiss Me Kate’?
4. What was the real name of the Scottish nationalist nicknamed ‘Braveheart’?
5. Who assumed the presidency of Chile in 1973 after a military coup?

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General Knowledge
1. Tom Stoppard is a leading name in which of the arts?
2. What type of clothing is a ‘Fedora’?
3. In what profession did David Kid Jensen and Bruno Brookes first come to fame?
4. The British Standards Institute uses what mark as a sign of approval?
5. The Beat Generation was a literary movement founded in which decade?

Movies
1. Which actor played boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter in the 1999 film ‘The Hurricane’?
2. Which celebrity actress played Vanessa Kensington in ‘Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery’?
3. Who is the director and star of the Oscar winning film ‘Life is Beautiful’?
4. Which British actor won an Oscar for the 1990 film ‘Reversal of Fortune’?
5. Who played Captain John H. Miller in the 1998 film ‘Saving Private Ryan’?




Literature
1. Which book by Richard Adams, features the characters Hazel, Fiver and Bigwig?
2. What was the name of Thomas Kennelly’s book from which the film ‘Schindler’s List’ came?
3. What was the first name of Sherlock Holmes’s friend Dr Watson?
4. Huckleberry Finn escapes from his father by sailing down which river?
5. In which childrens’ story does an unattractive bird become a swan?

Science & Technology
1. Which illegal drug was first produced in Germany in 1898 as an analgesic?
2. The ‘Altair Eight Thousand Eight Hundred’ was the first type of what electronic device?
3. In medicine,’anti-tussive’ drugs relieve or prevent what?
4. Which metal is combined with lead to make solder?
5. What name was nuclear plant Windscale changed to in 1971?

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Geography
1. Which mountain range, also the term for a book of maps, can be found in Morocco?
2. Which castle, on the river Dee in Scotland, is a private residence of the Queen?
3. The Clifton Suspension Bridge spans which British river?
4. Which country has a coastline on both the Atlantic and Indian Oceans?
5. Which city contains the original Tate Gallery?

Literature
1. In A A Milne’s ‘Winnie the Pooh’ stories, what is the name of the little boy?
2. In J.M.Barrie’s story of Peter Pan what noisy object had the crocodile swallowed?
3. Which female author wrote the novels ‘Riders’ in 1984 and ‘Rivals’ in 1988?
4. In the nursery rhyme, who ‘…met a pieman going to the fair’?
5. Complete the title of this 1992 John Grisham novel, ‘The Pelican …’ what?




General Knowledge
1. On which BBC radio station would you listen to The Archers?
2. Sir Frank Whittle invented what sort of engine?
3. What do the letters N.E.C. stand for in ‘The Birmingham N.E.C.’?
4. What is the total number of letter slates in a brand new Scrabble set?
5. In which religion is the festival Hannukah celebrated?

Sport
1. In which US sport do teams compete for the Super Bowl?
2. In which sport are David Duval and Lee Westwood professionals?
3. In sport, in which year did Eric Cantona’s infamous ‘Kung-Fu’ kick take place at Crystal Palace?
4. In netball, how many players on a team are allowed to score?
5. Which South African athlete, famous for running barefoot, represented Great Britain in the 1984 Olympics?

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General Knowledge
1. According to superstition, what, in addition to something old, something new and something blue, should a bride wear?
2. In Brazil, Who is known as Papa Noel?
3. Which political party was Douglas Hurd a minister for?
4. In Scotland, the first visitor to a house on New Year’s Day is known as what?
5. The banns’ are called for three weeks leading up to which ceremony?

Sport
1. In which sport has Colin MacRae been world champion?
2. Jockey Sir Gordon Richards won which horse race in 1953, at his twenty eighth attempt?
3. Who was the England cricket captain when they regained the Ashes in 2005?
4. Which English midlands football team is nicknamed ‘The Sky Blues’?
5. Which Derby-winning racehorse was kidnapped in 1983?




People
1. Joan and Jackie Collins were what relation to each other?
2. What was the first name of Prime Minister Lloyd George?
3. Who became Soviet leader immediately after Khrushchev?
4. In which industry is Bruce Oldfield a leading name?
5. Who is traditionally regarded as the patron saint of travellers?

Movies
1. Which 1980 horror film starred Jack Nicholson as the rampaging killer, Jack Torrance?
2. In which sci-fi blockbuster series does the animated character Jar Jar Binks appear?
3. Which comedian starred with Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour in ‘The Road To…’ series of movies?
4. Which comedy duo came to England in the film ‘A Chump at Oxford’?
5. Complete the title of the 1998 British gangster film: Lock, Stock and…?

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Nature
1. What geographical event occurred on Krakatoa in 1883? Volcanic
2. Which tree is named from the belief that one of the Apostles hanged himself from its branches?
3. Which imaginary line divides the Earth into the Northern and Southern hemispheres?
4. In nature, a gingko is a type of what?
5. Which plant is the national emblem of Scotland?

History
1. In which ancient civilisation was Ra the god of the sun?
2. The Roman Emperor Vespasian ordered the construction of which famous Amphitheatre in Rome?
3. Which people were led by Attila?
4. In mythology, Odin was one of the principal gods for which civilisation?
5. In what year was the Battle of the Somme?




Food & Drink
1. Moussaka and souvlaki are dishes from which European countries?
2. Which US city did the Waldorf salad originate?
3. The food additive ‘Monosodium Glutamate’ is often abbreviated to what?
4. What ‘p’ is a hard Italian cheese usually served grated on food?
5. In food, farfalle and rigatoni are types of what?

Music
1. Who rose to fame in 1999 with the single ‘…Baby One More Time’?
2. Who sang with Elton John on the 1976 Pop Music-topper ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’?
3. Charlie Watts has been the drummer with which band since 1963?
4. Which sportsman was the subject of Johnny Wakelin’s 1975 hit single ‘Black Superman’?
5. Which 2005 TV talent show winner had a UK number one hit with the single ‘That’s My Goal’?

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Geography
1. Which London cathedral stands at the top of Ludgate Hill?
2. Which is the largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands?
3. Nefertiti was queen of which country in the fourteenth century BC?
4. Which US city has the highest population?
5. Moss Side is a residential district in which Northern city?

Literature
1. Complete the title of this Anthony Burgess novel, ‘A Clockwork …’ what?
2. In which area of northern England were Arthur Ransome’s ‘Swallows and Amazons’ books mainly set?
3. Which English author wrote the novel ‘Middlemarch’?
4. Which English poet also provided the illustrations for his work ‘Songs of Innocence and Experience’ ?
5. Which Scottish author wrote ‘Trainspotting’ and ‘Filth’?




People
1. Whose story was the inspiration for the film ‘Rogue Trader’?
2. Which 17th century English poet wrote a poem about his blindness?
3. Who was President of the United States when Dan Quayle was Vice-President?
4. Who wrote the words to the hymn ‘Jerusalem’?
5. Who was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize in 1903, for her work on radioactivity?

General Knowledge
1. Jodphurs are a type of what clothing?
2. Four and twenty of what type of bird were baked in a pie, according to the nursery rhyme?
3. What colour is the background of the Olympic flag?
4. Name the shroud that is believed by some to be Christ’s burial cloth?
5. What activity brought Philby, Burgess and Maclean to fame in the 1960’s?

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