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  1. According to T.S. Elliot's poem, The Waste Land, which month is the cruellest?
  2. Which video game, featuring saving eggs from green-coloured pigs, has been downloaded more than three billion times?
  3. The name of which coffee-flavoured Italian custard dessert means 'cheer me up' in English?

  4. Cambridge University graduate Sid Waddell was nicknamed the voice of what?
  5. What does the acronym POF stand for in relation to the website address
  6. Name the only animal species whose full scientific name is identical to its common name?
  7. What name was given to the tariffs and restrictions put on imported food and grain to favour British domestic producers between 1815 and 1846?
  8. Name the most populated island in the world?
  9. In China, the ruling Ming dynasty ended in the middle of which century?
  10. Which sword is the largest and heaviest of the three weapons used in sport fencing and is also the French word for 'sword'?
  11. What is the national mammal of the United States?
  12. The Acme Thunderer is a type of what?
  13. How is Amy Dunne described in the title of a novel by Gillian Flynn?
  14. What was burned by mutineers on the 23rd of January, 1790?
  15. The Sonderfahndungsliste G.B. was a secret list of people to be arrested if Germany invaded Britian during World War Two - how was this list better known?
  16. Which of the children is the first to find the wardrobe entrance to Narnia in the book The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe?
  17. Which country gained its political Independence from Britain on the 21st of September, 1964?
  18. Which horse movement, slower than a gallop, is believed to derive its name from a city in Kent, England?
  19. Which name links the second largest city of Cuba with a South American capital city?
  20. What was founded in 1895 by Sidney Webb, Beatrice Webb, Graham Wallas and the writer G Bernard Shaw, in three rooms in London?


  1. April
  2. Angry Birds
  3. Tiramisu
  4. Voice of Darts
  5. Plenty of Fish (a well known dating website)
  6. Boa constrictor
  7. Corn Laws
  8. Java (an island of Indonesia with a populaton 141 million)
  9. 17th century (it ended in 1644)

  10. Epee
  11. The American bison or buffalo
  12. Famous type of whistle
  13. Gone Girl
  14. HMS Bounty
  15. The Black Book
  16. Lucy (Pevensie)
  17. Malta
  18. Canter (from Canterbury)
  19. Santiago (Santiago is capital of Chile, and Santiago de Cuba is the second largest city in cuba)
  20. London School of Economics
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