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Questions I

  1. To which part of the British Isles was Victor Hugo exiled to by Napoleon III (he wrote Les Miserables while living there)?
  2. There are only four words in common use ending in 'dous', three are tremendous, horrendous and hazardous, what is the remaining one?

  3. The characters 'Billy the Fish' and 'Sid the Sexist' have appeared in which comic?
  4. Which infamous Nazi parachuted into Scotland in 1941?
  5. Which leader of the moement to abolish the slave trade is buried in Westminster Abbey, close to his friend William Pitt?
  6. What metal is commonly used in the manufacture of playing darts?
  7. David slays Goliath in which book of the Bible?
  8. Lord Snooty was a fictional character in which comic?
  9. Which country has the largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites?
  10. Who did actress Jessica Biel marry in Italy in 2012?
  11. Which magazine has been advertised with the slogan: 'I never knew it had so much in it'?
  12. Which actor keeps his name for the character he plays in the sitcom Porridge?
  13. What company was co-founded by Adrian Dalsey, Larry Hillblom and Robert Lynn?
  14. In Canada and Greenland, the term 'Eskimo' has fallen out of favour and has been widely replaced by which term?
  15. Which photocopier company took its name from a Greek word meaning dry?


  1. Guernsey (in the Channel Islands)
  2. Stupendous
  3. Viz
  4. Rudolf Hess
  5. William Wilberforce
  6. Tungsten
  7. Samuel
  8. The Beano
  9. Italy
  10. Justin Timberlake
  11. T.V. Times
  12. Fulton MacKay (plays Principal Officer Mr MacKay)
  13. DHL
  14. Inuit
  15. Xerox

Questions II

  1. What kind of number is equal to the sum of all the numbers it can be divided by, excluding the number itself?
  2. Which British island did the Romans call Mona?

  3. How old was Victoria upon becoming Queen in 1837?
  4. Which UK national newspaper was first published in 1785 and switched from broadsheet to tabloid size in 2004?
  5. What was located on the fictional island of Isla Nublar?
  6. If Eugene Cernan was the last, who was the first?
  7. What is a nulliparous woman missing?
  8. How is Mr. Clifton, husband of Sara and father of Julian, better known?
  9. What is Nessa's middle name in the sitcom Gavin and Stacey?
  10. What name is shared by the biblical tyrant that built the Tower of Babel and a maritime reconnaissance aircraft that entered operational service with the RAF in 1969?
  11. Which religious festival day is celebrated on the 6th January?
  12. The novel Moonfleet is based on the local geography and villages of which English county?
  13. Who was the first U.S. President to visit China?
  14. Who designed the Italian flag?
  15. Which English novelist and poet wrote I Claudius?


  1. A perfect number
  2. Anglesey
  3. 18
  4. The Times
  5. Jurassic Park
  6. Neil Armstrong
  7. Children
  8. Postman Pat
  9. Shanessa
  10. Nimrod
  11. Epiphany
  12. Dorset
  13. Richard Nixon (in 1962)
  14. Napoleon
  15. Robert Graves

Questions III

  1. What popular name is given to the secret military base near Roswell, New Mexico, which is associated with UFO sightings?
  2. Name the seaport city that is a Russian exclave between Poland and Lithuania on the Baltic Sea?
  3. What was created in the late 1870s and early 1880s by Ludwig Lazarus Zamenhof?
  4. In which country is the Bird's Nest stadium?
  5. What disease was carried back to Europe from the Americas by Christopher Columbus's crewmen?
  6. What is the stage name of singer Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta?
  7. Which actress was married to Simon MacCorkindale until his death in 2010?
  8. How many wings does a bee have?
  9. What is the official language of Andorra?
  10. Bird’s Nest Soup is made from the nest of which bird?


  1. Area 51

  2. Kaliningrad
  3. Esperanto (a constructed language)
  4. China
  5. Syphilis
  6. Lady Gaga
  7. Susan George
  8. Four
  9. Catalan
  10. Swift

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