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Questions I

  1. The radio general knowledge quiz, Brain of Britain, is broadcast on which BBC station?
  2. Who is the daughter of Anglican priest, the Reverend Hubert Brasier?

  3. Where would you find bodkin points and judo points?
  4. Which country has the largest number of Quakers in the world - it has around 133,000 members?
  5. The Mary Rose Museum is located in which British city?
  6. What is the better known name for a zucchini?
  7. What invention in 1958 by chemist Joseph Shivers at DuPont is an anagram of a word which means enlarges or bolsters?
  8. What came before the 'iron age' in the three-age system in archaeology?
  9. Which famous person was born on the 20 June 1967 in Honolulu, Hawaii?
  10. Who is the only member of the Monty Python comedy troupe not born in Britain?
  11. The Black Country Living Museum and Merry Hill Shopping Centre are in which large West Midland's town?
  12. Who was mayor of New York City when the 9/11 attacks occurred?
  13. What was The Guardian newspaper known as until 1959?
  14. What is a labrys?


  1. BBC Radio 4
  2. Theresa May
  3. On an arrow - types of arrow heads
  4. Kenya
  5. Portsmouth
  6. Courgette
  7. Spandex (an anagram of expands)
  8. Bronze age
  9. Nicole Kidman
  10. Terry Gilliam
  11. Dudley
  12. Rudy Giuliani
  13. The Manchester Guardian
  14. It's a double-bladed battle axe

Questions II

  1. Which country only switched to the modern Gregorian Calendar on January 1, 1927?
  2. What is the SI unit of luminous intensity?

  3. Genuphobia is the fear of what part of the body?
  4. Scurvy is caused by the deficiency of which vitamin?
  5. Used to measure the height of horses, how many inches are there in one hand?
  6. Who made headlines after cheating in the general knowledge quiz show 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?' in 2001?
  7. Which letter is represented by a single dot in Morse code?
  8. The song 'Send in the Clowns' was written for what musical?
  9. Clarence Pier is an amusement pier in which English coastal city?
  10. What is the English meaning of the Russian word 'glasnost'?
  11. The medical term cutis anserina is better known as what common condition?
  12. Who painted 'The Potato Eaters'?
  13. Which musical instrument does Bill Clinton play to a very high standard?
  14. Apiphobia is the fear of what creatures?


  1. Turkey
  2. The candela
  3. The knees
  4. Vitamin C
  5. 4
  6. Charles Ingram
  7. E
  8. A Little Night Music
  9. Portsmouth
  10. Openness
  11. Goose bumps
  12. Vincent van Gogh
  13. Saxophone
  14. Bees

Questions III

  1. Which Japanese company developed the first VHS video recorders?
  2. Navigation products company 'TomTom' is based in which country?
  3. How many pennies were there in a pre-decimalizationan English pound?
  4. What was founder by Scots Guards officer David Stirling in 1941?
  5. Who married Renate Blauel in Darling Point, Sydney, on Valentine's Day 1984?
  6. What colour would you associate with a Harrod's carrier bag?
  7. What organisation did Robert Baden-Powell found in 1908?
  8. The 'hip hop' subcultural movement was formed in which American city?
  9. What code name was given to Nazi Germany's plan to invade Britian during the Second World War?
  10. Who said: 'If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman'?
  11. The Intu Metrocentre is a shopping centre in which town?
  12. What occupational task is carried out by a sawyer?
  13. Who owned the Daily Mirror newspaper between 1984 and 1991?
  14. In the popular children's nursery rhyme what is Wednesday's child full of?


  1. JVC

  2. Netherlands
  3. 240
  4. The SAS
  5. Elton John
  6. Green
  7. The Boy Scouts
  8. New York
  9. Operation Sea Lion
  10. Margaret Thatcher
  11. Gateshead
  12. Saws wood
  13. Robert Maxwell
  14. Woe

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