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  1. What are the three first words of the United States Constitution?
  2. Which animals comes in two breeds, Suri and Huacaya, are similar but smaller than llamas, and are bred specifically for their fiber?
  3. French novelist Pierre Boulle was best known for two books that were both made into films, the Planet of the Apes was one, can you name the other? (Hint: it won an Academy Award for Best Picture)
  4. Name the famous golf club and health resort in Virginia Water, Surrey?
  5. In which form of boules is the goal to toss or roll hollow steel balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonnet?
  6. How old was Hitler when he committed suicide: (a)53, (b)56, (c)59, or (d)62?
  7. Which Germanic language is the historical language of the Ashkenazi Jews?

  8. What is sometimes referred to as La Gioconda?
  9. The most common cause of rickets is a deficiency of which vitamin?
  10. Which French daily newspaper takes its name from a 1778 play by Pierre Beaumarchais?
  11. What word is given to the round left over particle created when a punch hole is made in paper and is also the name of a country in Africa?
  12. Postman Pat lives in which fictional village?
  13. Which slang phrase, to mean "nothing at all", do we get from the name of a young English girl who was murdered by Frederick Baker in Alton, Hampshire, in 1867?
  14. What was the last ever battle to be fought on British soil?
  15. Which inventor founded the University of Pennsylvania?
  16. According to the bible, it is easier for what to go through the eye of the needle, 'than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God'?
  17. The Hajj is an annual pilgrimage to which city?
  18. What sort of theory, prominent in the 1950s to the 1980s, suggested that if one country in a region came under the influence of communism, then the surrounding countries would follow?
  19. Which pompous and stereotypically British cartoon character was first drawn for the London Evening Standard in 1934 by cartoonist David Low?
  20. What would you normally find in an arboretum?
  21. Which archvillain, with the rank of general, was played by Terence Stamp in Superman II?


  1. We The People
  2. Alpacas
  3. The Bridge over the River Kwai
  4. Wentworth
  5. Petanque
  6. 56
  7. Yiddish
  8. Monna Lisa painting
  9. Vitamin D
  10. Le Figaro (from the play Le Mariage de Figaro)
  11. Chad
  12. Greendale
  13. Sweet Fanny Adams
  14. Culloden (1746)
  15. President Benjamin Franklin
  16. A camel
  17. Mecca
  18. Domino theory
  19. Colonel Blimp
  20. Trees
  21. General Zod

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