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Famous Captains I

  1. In golf, name the most successful Ryder Cup captain ever? (Hint: he led Europe from 1983 to 1989)
  2. Which brand of rum is named after a 17th-century Welsh pirate?

  3. What does the 'T' stand for in Star Trek's Captain James T Kirk?
  4. Which footballer earned 62 caps for England and was made national captain in 1974?
  5. Which 1994 novel by the British writer Louis de Bernieres was also released as a film in 2001 starring Nicolas Cage?
  6. Novelist Rafael Sabatini based which of his fictional heroes on a colonel who tried to steal the crown jewels in 1671?
  7. The poem "O Captain! My Captain!" written by Walt Whitman is about the death of whom?
  8. Name the seafaring Merchant Marine Captain who was one of Tintin's best friends?
  9. Bernie Hamilton played Captain Dobey in which 1970s police series?
  10. Name the fictional captain that was the main protagonist of the Pirates of the Caribbean film series?


  1. Tony Jacklin

  2. Captain Morgan
  3. Tiberius
  4. Emlyn Hughes
  5. Captain Corelli's Mandolin
  6. Captain Blood
  7. American president Abraham Lincoln
  8. Captain Haddock
  9. Starsky and Hutch
  10. Jack Sparrow

Famous Captains II

  1. Which film follows United States Army Rangers Captain John H. Miller and his squad?
  2. Captain Ahab is a fictional character in which book?
  3. Name the fictional character played by Frank Thornton in the BBC comedy show Are You Being Served?
  4. Name the captain of the RMS Titanic?
  5. Captain America is the alter ego of which frail young man enhanced to the peak of human perfection by an experimental serum?
  6. In a Robert Louis Stevenson's book who was the captain of a pirate ship, The Walrus?
  7. Who led South Africa to Rugby World Cup victory in 1995?
  8. Raymond Ian Burns is better known by which stage name?
  9. Which captain was played by actor Gil Gerard?
  10. Who did the Teen Angels discover and thaw from a block of ice?


  1. Saving Private Ryan
  2. Moby Dick
  3. Captain Peacock (Captain Stephen Peacock)
  4. Edward John Smith
  5. Steve Rogers
  6. Captain Flint (John Silver later called his parrot "Captain Flint" in mockery)
  7. Francois Pienaar
  8. Captain Sensible
  9. Captain Buck Rogers
  10. Captain Caveman

Famous Captains III

  1. Which captain's roll-call was "Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble, Grubb"?
  2. What was the middle name of explorer Captain Robert Scott who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions?

  3. Can you name the first husband of Princess Anne?
  4. Which captain is known in parts of Europe as Captain Iglo? (Hint: he's an advertising mascot)
  5. Which 2013 film starring Tom Hanks was inspired by the true story of the 2009 Maersk Alabama hijacking?
  6. Name the fictional character created by Agatha Christie as the companion and best friend of Hercule Poirot?
  7. What is the first name of Captain Pugwash who sails the high seas in his ship called the Black Pig?
  8. Who captained England in the final of the 1991 Rugby World Cup and also led them to a 1995 Grand Slam?
  9. Name the commanding officer of the rival Eastgate Platoon whose frequently at loggerheads with Captain Mainwaring in Dad's Army?
  10. Captain W E Johns created which hero?


  1. Captain Flack's

  2. Falcon
  3. Captain Mark Phillips
  4. Captain Birdseye
  5. Captain Phillips
  6. Captain Hastings
  7. Horatio
  8. Will Carling
  9. Captain Square
  10. Biggles (James Bigglesworth)