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Quiz I

  1. How many American States start with the name 'New'?




  2. The lyrics of which UK number one song contains the title of the next number one song, but not its own title? (Hint: it was the seventies!)
  3. At what age did Borris Becker win his first Wimbledon and also Pele win his first World Cup?
  4. How many bones are there on a skull and crossbones flag?
  5. Often on television, what's the first name of Boris Johnson's father?
  6. Taphophobia is the irrational fear of what?
  7. Which large animal kills more people than any other large animal in Africa?
  8. What did Charles Julius Guiteau and Leon Czolgosz both infamously do?
  9. In which country is the most northernmost McDonald’s in the world?
  10. What are there more of, stars in the night sky or grains of sand in the world's deserts and beaches?
  11. True or false. The first name of Ghandi, who employed nonviolent resistance to lead the successful campaign for India's independence, was Mohatma?
  12. The first item sold on eBay was: (a)a broken laser pointer, (b)a pocket watch stuck at ten past twelve, or (c)an old polaroid camera?
  13. Sold at auction for nearly 6 million pounds in 2011, who painted The Football Match?
  14. Which dynasty, ruled China proper from 1644 to 1912, and was the last imperial dynasty of China?
  15. There are four main blood groups, can you name them?

Answers:

  1. Four (New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, and New Hampshire)
  2. Bohemian Rhapsody (in 1975, and the next number one was ABBA's 'Mamma Mia')
  3. 17
  4. Three (the skull and two crossbones)
  5. Stanley
  6. Being burried alive





  7. Hippopotamus
  8. Assassinate U.S. Presidents
  9. Russia (in Murmansk)
  10. There are more stars in the night's sky (according to scientists)
  11. False (his first name was Mohandas. Mahatma is a honorific meaning "high-souled" or "venerable"), first applied to him in 1914 in South Africa, and now used throughout the world)
  12. A broken laser pointer
  13. LS Lowry
  14. The Qing dynasty
  15. A, B, AB and O



Quiz II

  1. What is Australia's equivalent to the UK's 999 emergency number?
  2. If you read the end letters of the top row of a computer keyboard backwards, it spells which river?
  3. Which Apollo mission was the last to take a man to the moon?
  4. Literally meaning "angry" in Italian, which spicy sauce for pasta is made from garlic, tomatoes, and dried red chili peppers cooked in olive oil?
  5. What sort of maneuver, involves abdominal thrusts in a first aid procedure used to treat upper airway obstructions?
  6. The Parthenon, in Greece, is dedicated to which goddess?
  7. Which book holds the Guinness World Record for most novels sold within 24 hours of release?
  8. Which town in Cheshire is named after King Canute?
  9. Besides the USA, which two other countries share a land border with Mexico?
  10. Which famous director launched his directing career with the 1973 Hovis advert showing a young boy pushing a bike loaded with bread up a cobbled hill?
  11. Derived from the Latin word meaning 'forest' or 'woodland', what is the most popular last name in Portugal?
  12. What do American's call a real estate agent?
  13. According to the song, which building is at the end of Lonely Street?
  14. Investor George Soros, actress Zsa Zsa Gabor and escapologist Harry Houdini were all born in which city?
  15. In darts, what is the lowest score not possible to score with one dart?

Answers:

  1. 000 (triple zero)
  2. Po (Italy's longest river)
  3. 17 (Apollo 17)
  4. Arrabbiata sauce
  5. Heimlich maneuver
  6. Athena
  7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  8. Knutsford (Knutsford was recorded in the William the Conqueror's Domesday Book of 1086 as Cunetesford ("Canute's ford"))
  9. Guatemala and Belize
  10. Ridley Scott
  11. Silva
  12. A realtor
  13. Heartbreak Hotel (by Elvis Presley)
  14. Budapest
  15. 23



Trivia III

  1. Robert Kardashian, an American attorney who gained fame as O. J. Simpson's defence attorney during the 1995 murder trial, had how many children with his first wife, Kris?
  2. Whose autobiography is entitled Long Walk to Freedom?
  3. Caryn Elaine Johnson is one of the few entertainers to have won an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Academy Award, and a Tony Award; by what name is she professionally known?




  4. What was the last name of John, who created a hat based on his experiences in the American West, which he called the "Boss of the Plains"?
  5. The Grand Union Canal in England starts in London and ends in which city?
  6. After which 20th century person is Cristiano Ronaldo named?’
  7. Who owned a Morris Minor convertible, called 'Miriam'?
  8. In which city were composers Brahms and Mendelssohn born and the Beatles came of age?
  9. What star sign would you be if you were born on St. George's Day?
  10. What is the non-emergency number to call the police in the UK when it's less urgent than a 999 call?
  11. In which country is the Angel Falls, the world's highest uninterrupted waterfall?
  12. Which two African cities, can see each other across the wide Congo River, making them the world's second-closest pair of capital cities after Rome and Vatican City?
  13. In Cockney rhyming slang terms how much money is a 'pony'?
  14. How old was William Shakespeare when Henry VIII (8th) died: (a)he was not born, (b)5, or (c)19?
  15. What name is given to the device that fastens the neckerchief worn as part of the Scout or Girl Guides uniform?

Answers:

  1. Four (Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, and Rob, of Keeping Up with the Kardashians fame
  2. Nelson Mandela
  3. Whoopi Goldberg
  4. Stetson
  5. Birmingham
  6. Ronald Regan





  7. Lovejoy
  8. Hamburg
  9. Taurus (St. George's Day is on April 23)
  10. 101
  11. Venezuella
  12. Brazzaville and Kinshasa
  13. £25 (Twenty five pounds)
  14. (a)he was not born (Shakespeare was born in 1564 and Henry VIII died in 1547)
  15. A woggle



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