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Hard Quiz Questions I

  1. Which capital city translates aa 'Capital' in its native tongue?
  2. Which fictional detective appeared for the first time in the 1977 book, Quiet as a Nun?
  3. Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport is a national airport in which city?
  4. Meghan is the second name of the Duchess of Sussex - what is her actual first name?
  5. The Fall of Constantinople marked the end of which Empire?

  6. What is the 12th letter of the Greek alphabet?
  7. The đồng has been the currency of which country since 1978?
  8. Which artist painted Girl with a Pearl Earring?
  9. How many letter 'e' tiles are there in Scrabble?
  10. The Fitzwilliam Museum is an art and antiquities museum in which city?
  11. What was the name of the inn in Treasure Island?
  12. Which Hollywood actress, who died in 1990, was born Ruby Catherine Stevens?
  13. Which city is the largest French-speaking city in the world?
  14. Which Italian university, founded in 1088, is the oldest university in continuous operation in the world?
  15. Which city's underground, locally known as subte, is the oldest underground system in the Southern Hemisphere?
  16. Who stood down from their Henley constituency at the 2001 election to be succeeded by new Member of Parliament Boris Johnson?
  17. Who got married on November 21, 1990, in Bali, Indonesia, to discover years later that they were never officially married? (Two names needed)
  18. What's the name of the group of English writers in the early 20th century that included Virginia Woolf and E. M. Forster as members?
  19. Which dynasty ruled Egypt from 305 to 30 BC and was the last dynasty of ancient Egypt?
  20. Which dance is also the often used collective known for a group of rattlesnakes?
  21. Who in 1966 wrote the song "This Is My Song", which became a Number One hit for Petula Clarke?
  22. The siege of Sidney Street in 1911 was a gunfight in the East End of London between a combined army and police force and two revolutionaries from which country?


  1. Seoul (South Korea)
  2. Jemima Shore (in the books by Antonia Fraser)
  3. Little Rock
  4. Rachel
  5. Byzantine Empire
  6. Mu
  7. Vietnam
  8. Johannes Vermeer
  9. 12
  10. Cambridge
  11. Admiral Benbow
  12. Barbara Stanwyck
  13. Kinshasa
  14. Bologna University
  15. Buenos Aires
  16. Michael Heseltine
  17. Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall
  18. The Bloomsbury Group
  19. Ptolemaic dynasty
  20. Rhumba
  21. Charlie Chaplin
  22. Latvia

Quiz II

  1. Which actor's only Academy Award nomination was for a part that lasted less than six minutes in the film Network?
  2. Which well-known famous event happened just 77 days before the storming of the Bastille?
  3. Which country is the smallest country in mainland Africa?
  4. Which writer is best known for his Discworld series of 41 novels?
  5. Can you name the highest mountain in Northern Ireland?
  6. What was Bing Crosby's real first name?
  7. If it is 10PM in Sydney, Australia, what time is it in Perth, Australia?
  8. Who is the tallest measured British monarch, whose skeleton measured six foot four and a half inches?
  9. "Incident at West Egg" was the working title of which book?
  10. Abraham Lincoln became county champion at the age of 21 in what?
  11. What symbol is technically called an octothorpe?
  12. Expanding bullets, designed to expand on impact, are also known as what bullets?
  13. Which country's team arrived 12 days late to the 1908 London Olympics because they were using the Julian and not the Gregorian calendar?
  14. Who starred opposite Jim Carrey in the 1994 comedy film Dumb and Dumber?
  15. Where was President Nixon when he declared: "I am not a crook!"?
  16. Which former Blue Peter presenter was Chief Scout of the United Kingdom before Bear Grylls appointment in 2009?
  17. Verulamium was a town in Roman Britain, sited southwest of which modern city?
  18. A. G. Carrick is one of Britians most succesful artists, what is his better known name?
  19. What name is given to a sentence that contains every letter in the alphabet?
  20. Which country has often been called the Switzerland of Central America?


  1. Mutiny on the Bounty
  2. The Gambia
  3. Terry Pratchett
  4. Slieve Donard
  5. Harry
  6. 8PM
  7. Edward IV
  8. The Great Gatsby
  9. Wrestling
  10. Hashtag
  11. Dumdum bullets
  12. Russia
  13. Jeff Daniels
  14. Disney World, Orlando, Florida
  15. Peter Duncan
  16. St Albans
  17. Prince Charles
  18. Pangram
  19. Costa Rica

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