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Hard Quiz Questions I

  1. The Hindenburg disaster occurred on May 6, 1937, trying to dock at a naval air stattion in which US state?



  2. How many vertebrae or bones are there in a giraffe's neck?
  3. What number President of the United States was Abraham Lincoln?
  4. Which university was the first winners of the quiz show University Challenge in 1963?
  5. What is the registered logo of the Encyclopaedia Britannica?
  6. Montana's Holter Dam is on which river?
  7. Which leader established The Yuan dynasty?
  8. In 1976 the mnemonic 'SPLINK' was introduced on televison - what does the 'P' stand for?



  9. Which birds are the third-tallest and second-heaviest living bird in the world?
  10. Who wrote the foreword to the 1756 book An Introduction to the Game of Draughts by William Payne, it was the earliest book in English about the game?
  11. Name any owner of the company W. Chump & Sons Limited?
  12. If Grand Ole Opry is the longest in the world, which British program is the second longest?

Answers:

  1. New Jersey
  2. Seven (same number as a human)
  3. 16th
  4. Leicester University
  5. A (blue) thistle
  6. Missouri
  7. Kublai Khan
  8. Pavement (in the Green Cross Code adverts with actor John Pertwee)
  9. Cassowary
  10. Samuel Johnson
  11. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May, or Andy Wilman (the company produced The Grand Tour)
  12. Desert Island Discs (second longest-running radio programme in the world)



Quiz Questions II

  1. Cyclist Chris Froome and singer Roger Whittaker were both born in which non British city?
  2. Which poet wrote mystery stories under the pseudonym of Nicholas Blake?
  3. In which modern day country is Colchis - best known in Greek mythology as the home to Medea and the Golden fleece?
  4. The nursery rhyme 'Pop Goes the Weasel' celebrates which profession?
  5. Which British Labour Party politician succeeded Javier Solana in 1999?
  6. To the nearest day, how long was the Apollo 11 mission which landed man on the Moon?
  7. Which actor created the charitable foundation SixDegrees.org - the The Guardian also named 'one of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award nomination'?
  8. Which moon in the solar system is named after the ferryman who took souls across the River Styx?
  9. Author John Milton invented what name for the capital of Hell?
  10. Which former World War Two RAF pilot and Victoria Cross winner founded a hospice that grew into a national disability charity?
  11. Singer Peter Gabriel, TV presenter David Dimbleby and scout's founder Robert Baden-Powell all went to which public school?
  12. What term is given for a chapter of the Koran?

Answers:

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  1. Nairobi, Kenya





  2. Cecil Day-Lewis
  3. Georgia
  4. Pawnbroker
  5. George Robertson (became tenth Secretary General of NATO)
  6. 6 days (5 days, 22 hours and 54 minutes)
  7. Kevin Bacon
  8. Charon
  9. Pandemonium
  10. Leonard Cheshire
  11. Charterhouse
  12. Surah (there are 114 Surahs)








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