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Quiz Questions I

  1. Aspirin was originally derived from the bark of which tree?
  2. What is the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, in Milan, best known for?
  3. In which modern day country is Carthage?
  4. How many Trident submarines does the UK possess?
  5. What name is given to a golf course on coastal terrain, usually with sand dunes and very few trees?

  6. What sea creatures collect in a smuck?
  7. Which spirit is used to make a margarita?
  8. How often does a vicennial event occur?
  9. What name is given to a five cent coin in the U.S.?
  10. What word was created in 1841 by English scientist Richard Owen?
  11. Name the most famous type of knot that is used to shorten a rope or take up slack?
  12. Before the 12th century which city was the capital of England?
  13. The words 'Allahu Akbar' is repeated 22 times on which country's flag? And what is the literal meaning of Allahu Akbar'?
  14. What are the helianthus genus of plants better known as?
  15. In economics, what name is given to an agreement between competing firms to control prices or exclude entry of a new competitor in a market?


  1. Willow
  2. The Last Supper (it's the location of the 15th-century mural painting by Leonardo da Vinci)
  3. Tunisia
  4. Four
  5. Links
  6. Jellyfish
  7. Tequila
  8. Every 20 years
  9. Nickel
  10. Dinosaur
  11. Sheepshank
  12. Winchester
  13. Iran, God is greater/greatest
  14. Sunflowers
  15. A cartel

Quiz Questions II

  1. Which author played 10 first-class matches for the Marylebone Cricket Club between 1899 and 1907?
  2. Who was granted a decree nisi in Ipswich on 27 October 1936?
  3. What fried chicken dish in garlic sauce, with tomatoes and white wine, is named after a Napoleonic battle?
  4. What is the name for a positive electrode?
  5. Who was appointed Governor of New South Wales, Australia, in 1806, with orders to clean up the corrupt rum trade?
  6. In popular culture, which British historical figure is credited with the invention of the cat-flap?
  7. The Dharma Chakra or Wheel of Law is an ancient symbol that features at the centre of which commonwealth country's national flag?
  8. In what sort of high street shop would you find a Brannock Device?
  9. What do the two 'M's' represent in the sweets M&M's?
  10. Alfred Edward Woodley Mason is best remembered for which 1902 novel of courage and cowardice in wartime?
  11. What did Dmitri Mendeleev, a Russian chemist and inventor, first create?
  12. Which Mary Poppins song won the 1964 Academy Award for Best Original Song?
  13. What is approximately 6 trillion miles?
  14. What was Cleopatra's native language?
  15. The Santa Justa Lift connects the lower streets of the Baixa with the higher Carmo Square in which European city?


  1. Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle
  2. Wallis Simpson
  3. Chicken Marengo
  4. Anode
  5. Captain William Bligh (of mutiny on the Bounty fame)
  6. Sir Isaac Newton
  7. India's
  8. Footwear shop (it is the instrument for measuring shoe size)
  9. Mars and Murrie (Forrest E. Mars and Bruce Murrie)
  10. The Four Feathers
  11. The Periodic Table
  12. Chim Chim Cher-ee
  13. A light year
  14. Greek (she was a member of the Ptolemaic dynasty, a family of Macedonian Greek origin that ruled Egypt)
  15. Lisbon

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