Hard Quizzes with Answers
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Hard Quiz 1
- What gas were British World War Two barrage balloons filled with?
- Who was the United States Ambassador to Czechoslovakia between 1989 and 1992?
- Name the main character in cartoonist Chic Young's long-running comic strip Blondie?
- Who bought Dodington Park, in Gloucestershire, in 2003 for a price believed to be £20 million?
- What is a clerihew?
- Which monarch knighted artist Sir Joshua Reynolds?
- Which famous 19th century book's title comes from the name of a stop along the pilgrim's route in John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress?
- If you're unfortunate to have a furuncle, what do you have?
- Which poem, written by Alexander Pope, is the source of the famous quotations "To err is human, to forgive divine," and "A little learning is a dang'rous thing"?
- The Rapa Nui are specifically inhabitants of which part of the world?
- Which actress provided the voice for Duchess in the 1970 American animated film The Aristocats?
- Which war, thought between 1665 and 1667 for control over trade routes, was given an eyewitness account in Samuel Pepys' diaries?
- During the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony in London, which actress played the Queen on board the helicopter in the short James Bond segment?
- Which play features assistant bank manager, Peter Hunter, who lives in a flat above his bank with his new bride Frances?
- What was the name of Amy Johnson's plane in which she flew solo to Australia in 1930?
- In which year was the death of Queen Elizabeth I?
- Which film roles have been done by boxer Billy Wells and wrestler Ken Richmond?
- Edible varieties of which fruit can be divided into three main types: purple ones, yellow ones and giant granadilla?
- The 1992 Winter Olympics were held in Albertville, France; the next Winter Olympics were held in Lillehammer, Norway, but in which year?
- Can you name the fictional Welsh fishing village that features in the play Under Milk Wood?
- Hydrogen (which was highly explosive so detered any attacks on the balloons themselves, plus the safer Helium was in rare supply!)
- Shirley Temple (former child actress)
- Dagwood Bumstead
- James Dyson (British inventor and businessman)
- A poem - four-line biographical poem invented by Edmund Clerihew Bentley. (e.g. Sir Humphry Davy, Abominated gravy. He lived in the odium, Of having discovered sodium.)
- George III (in 1769)
- Vanity Fair
- A boil
- An Essay on Criticism
- Easter Island
- Eva Gabor
- Second Anglo-Dutch War
- Julia McKenzie
- No Sex Please, We're British
- The man banging the gong introducing Rank Films
- Passion fruit
- 1994 (the Winter Olympics were held in the same year as the Summer, but it was decided to change this to every two years after in the early nineties)
- Llareggub (which is "bugger all" backwards!)