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  1. Founded by author J. M. Barrie in 1890 and active to 1913, what was Allahakbarries?
  2. Who wrote Magnificent Desolation, the second of two autobiographies?
  3. In 1816, Harriet Westbrook, the pregnant wife of the poet Percy Shelley, was found drowned in which body of water?
  4. Dom Mintoff was Prime Minister of which country in the 1950s?

  5. Whose ashes were fired out of a cannon in 2005 in a ceremony attended by Johnny Depp and Jack Nicholson?
  6. Which phrase from a Latin poem by Horace is popularly translated as 'Seize the day'?
  7. Precisely, where would you find Hurst Street £400, and Bickenhill £350?
  8. Which sportswoman was opening flag bearer for the UK team at the 1984 Summer Olympics?
  9. Harrison Ford, Walt Disney and Hillary Clinton were all born in the same city - name the city?
  10. His first name is Edward and his father was the MP for North West Surrey from 1974 to 1997 - who is he?
  11. Which comedian devised the 1980s television game show Bullseye?
  12. Dame Shirley Bassey has sung the theme songs to how many James Bond films?
  13. In 2016, which country was estimated to have approximately 3.5% of the world population?
  14. Which well-known phrase is believed to have originated with Bill Milliken's 1968 book of the same title?


  1. An amateur cricket team (notable figures to have played for the side included Rudyard Kipling, H. G. Wells, Arthur Conan Doyle, P. G. Wodehouse)
  2. Buzz Aldrin
  3. Serpentine
  4. Malta
  5. Hunter S. Thompson
  6. Carpe Diem
  7. On a Birmingham monopoly board
  8. Lucinda Green
  9. Chicago
  10. Bear Grylls (British adventurer, writer and TV presenter)
  11. Norman Vaughan
  12. Three (Goldfinger (1964), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), and Moonraker (1979))
  13. Indonesia
  14. Tough Love

Tough Questions II

  1. How many Olympic gold medals has swimmer Michael Phelps won?
  2. Which author wrote the books The 48 Laws of Power and The Art of Seduction?
  3. The Rupert Bear Museum was opened in 2003 in which English city?
  4. Which island, with capital Charlottetown, is often known as 'Garden of the Gulf'?
  5. In 1976, Peter Powell's well known product was elected toy of the year by the British Association of Toy Retailers - what was it?
  6. In which German city was Anne Frank born?
  7. 'Truth Alone Triumphs' is the motto of which country?
  8. What was Spike Milligan's real first name?
  9. Which forest is notable as the site of the Armistice between Germany and The Allies which ended World War I?
  10. Upon completion in 1884, what became the world's tallest structure for 5 years until the completion of the Eiffel Tower?
  11. Lafarge is the world's largest cement manufacturer; what is it's brand name in the UK?
  12. Sanditon is an unfinished novel by which English writer?
  13. Two British citizens won Nobel Prizes in the years 1907 and 1908, one was born in India and the other in New Zealand; can you name both?
  14. The Sarah Jane Adventures is a spin-off of which television programme?


  1. 23
  2. Robert Greene

  3. Canterbury
  4. Prince Edward Island
  5. The Peter Powell kite (accept kite)
  6. Frankfurt
  7. India
  8. Terrence
  9. Compiegne
  10. The Washington Monument
  11. Blue Circle
  12. Jane Austin
  13. Rudyard Kipling (born in India, Literature, 1907), and Ernest Rutherford (born in New Zealand, Chemistry, 1908)
  14. Doctor Who
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