Multiple Choice I
- Which of these pairs of animals are most likely to meet in the wild? (a) A penguin and a polar bear (b) A leopard and a cheetah (c) A gorilla and an orang-utan (d) A lemur and a wallaby
- Which of these inventions could Queen Victoria have never seen? (a) A photograph (b) A telephone (c) Coca Cola (d) Teabags
- Which of these took up their position as a judge first? (a) David Hasselhoff on Britain’s Got Talent (b) Alesha Dixon on Strictly Come Dancing (c) Cheryl Cole on The X Factor UK (d) Jennifer Lopez on American Idol
- In early Victorian Times who were called Pythagoreans? (a) Vegetarians (b) Mathematicians (c) Freemasons (d) Suffragettes
- A device capable of storing electricity consisting of conducting plates separated by a layer of insulating material is given what name? (a) Dynamo (b) Transistor (c) Battery (d) Capacitor
- Which of these countries is closest to the Isle of Man? (a) Northern Ireland (b) Wales (c) Scotland (d) England
- Which out of the following football stadiums has the largest capacity? (a) St. James' Park, Newcastle (b) Anfield, Liverpool (c) Villa Park, Aston Villa (d) Stamford Bridge, Chelsea
- Tribology is the science of what? (a) Friction and lubrication (b) Extinct marine arthropods (c) Amazonian tribes (d) Ancient handwriting
- Of which alphabet is aleph the first letter?(a) Greek (b) Bulgarian (c) Cyrillic (d) Hebrew
- What was Sir Edmund Hillary's official occupation? (a) Beekeeper (b) Bookkeeper (c) Accountant (d) Zoo keeper
- A leopard and a cheetah
- Cheryl Cole on The X Factor UK
- St. James' Park, Newcastle
- Friction and lubrication
Multiple Choice II
- Which foot did Neil Armstrong put on the moon first: (a)left, (b)right, or (c)both at the same time?
- In which year did Old West legend Wyatt Earp die: (a)1869, (b)1899, or (c)1929?
- Which two countries border Liechtenstein: (a)Germany and Austria, (b) Switzerland and Austria, or (c)Germany and Switzerland?
- Which pop duo was the first western band to play in China: (a)Wham!, (b)Hall and Oats, or (c)Pet Shop Boys?
- How long does it take Pluto to orbit the Sun: (a)248 years, (b)24 years, or (c)24 months?
- By the mid 17th century, which city was the world's financial centre? (a)Amsterdam, (b)Paris, or (c)London?
- John Lennon was shot outside which New York apartment building: (a)The Dakota Building, (b)The Denver Building, or (c)The Chrysler Building?
- What was the profession of Jack Russell, the breeder who has given his name to the modern dog breed: (a)Schoolmaster, (b)Gamekeeper, or (c)Parson?
- What is the technical term for a lack of oxygen in the body: (a)Hypercapnia, (b)Holism. or (c)Hypoxia?
- What does the Sikh surname 'Singh' mean: (a)Lion, (b)Master. or (c)Farmer?
- In 1993, Jacqueline Gold became managing director of which retail chain: (a)Ann Harvey, (b)Ann Summers, or (c)Woolworths?
- What is the 'trolley problem' an experiment in: (a)philosophy, (b)physics, or (c)mathematics?
- His left
- Switzerland and Austria
- 248 years
- The Dakota Building
- Ann Summers
Multiple Choice III
- The German passenger airship Hindenburg, which was destroyed by fire in 1937, was filled with which gas: (a)hydrogen, (b)helium, or (c)oxygen?
- What is Sara Mendes da Costa best known for: (a)voice of the speaking clock, (b)being the wife of Nick Clegg, or (b)former President of the European Parliament?
- How long would a manned space flight to Mars roughly take: (a)7 weeks, (b)7 months, or (c)7 years?
- Whose motto is Eclat, a French word meaning 'brilliance': (a)The French Foreign Legion, (b)The Red Arrows, (c)The Special Boat Squadron?
- Which island, a major apple producer, is the 26th largest Island in the world: (a)Cuba, (b) Hawaii, or (c)Tasmania?
- Who was born on May 12, 1956, and raised on a farm: (a)Bill Clinton,(b)Barbie, or (c)Homer Simpson?
- Who finished in second place in the 1979 24 Hours of Le Mans automobile race: (a)Steve McQueen (b)Robert Redford, or (c)Paul Newman?
- Which European city has more bridges inside its city limits than any other city in the world: (a)London, (b)Hamburg, or (c)Amsterdam?
- What is the last name of Chandler, a fictional character from the sitcom Friends: (a)Bing, (b)Bong, (c)Bung?
- Who was the first English author to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature: (a)Rudyard Kipling, (b)William Golding, or (c) Sir Winston Churchill?
- Bono. the lead singer of U2, gets his nickname from what: (a)a hearing aid, (b)a mouth organ, or (c)reading glasses?
- Name the ship that Lieutenant James Cook commanded on his first voyage of discovery, to Australia and New Zealand? (a)Endeavour, (b)Discovery, or (c)Endurance?
- Who was born in Edinburgh in 1930 and given the middle name Balfour: (a)Ronnie Corbett, (b)Richard Wilson, or (c)Billy Connolly?
- What was founded in 1953 by London vicar Chad Varah: (a)the samaritans, (b)oxfam, (c)citizens advice bureaus, or (d)amnesty international?
- Voice of the speaking clock
- 7 months
- The Red Arrows
- Homer Simpson
- Paul Newman
- Rudyard Kipling
- Hearing Aid (Latin for 'good voice', taken form the Bonavox hearing aid store in Dublin)
- Ronnie Corbett
- The samaritans
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