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  1. Apollo 11 landed on the Moon in which year? Answer: 1969
  2. Who invented the iconic Little Black Dress? Answer: Coco Chanel (in the 1920s)
  3. Which country has the most number of official languages? Answer: South Africa
  4. What is the largest organ in the human body? Answer: Skin

  5. What is the name of the planet that is closest to the Sun? Answer: Mercury
  6. What word was the name of a British classified ads magazine founded in 1984 and also the title of a 1965 play by Joe Orton? Answer: Loot
  7. Who achieved international recognition for her 1957 role in 'And God Created Woman'? Answer: Brigitte Bardot
  8. How many players are on a basketball team? Answer: Five players
  9. Who was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean? Answer: Amelia Earhart
  10. What iconic statue stands on Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro? Christ the Redeemer
  11. What is the name of the first album released by 'The Beatles' in March 1963? Answer: Please Please Me
  12. What does a sphygmomanometer measure? Answer: Blood pressure
  13. What is the smallest bone in the human body? Answer: The stirrup bone
  14. Steven Spielberg won an Oscars for Best Director for which 1993 film? Answer: Schindler's List
  15. What was the most-watched series on Netflix in 2019? Answer: Stranger Things
  16. Which African country is the only one to have Spanish as an official language? Answer: Equatorial Guinea
  17. What country has the most islands in the world? Answer: Sweden (over 220,000)
  18. What is Chandler’s last name in the sitcom 'Friends'? Answer: Bing
  19. Which type of artichoke gets its name from the Italian word for sunflower? Answer: Jerusalem artichoke
  20. Beaumaris castle is on the which island? Answer: Anglesey
  21. Which 1976 classic movie won six Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director? Answer: Rocky
  22. Marco Polo died in which century? Answer: 14th century (1324)
  23. What nut is in the middle of a Ferrero Rocher? Answer: Hazelnut
  24. Who in 1605 said: "A desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy"? Answer: Guy Fawkes
  25. What does Hakuna Matata mean in Swahili? Answer: No worries
  26. Which symbol was added to morse code in 2004? Answer: "at" or "at sign" or "@"
  27. Which construction did Isambard Kingdom Brunel call "my first child, my darling"? Answer: Clifton Suspension Bridge
  28. What is the most abundant gas in the Earth’s atmosphere? Answer: Nitrogen
  29. Who composed the famous classical piece, 'Moonlight Sonata'? Answer: Ludwig van Beethoven
  30. Who played the main character in the movie 'The Shawshank Redemption'? Answer: Tim Robbins
  31. What is the world's second-largest and second-most populous continent? Answer: Africa
  32. During the Vietnam War, what was the DMZ? Answer: Demilitarized Zone
  33. The Forest of Dean is in which English county? Answer: Gloucestershire
  34. From which island country does copper originally get its name? Answer: Cyprus
  35. Which book is known as the Bible of Cricket? Answer: Wisden, or Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
  36. Which play opened in the West End in London in 1952 and ran continuously until March 2020? Answer: The Mousetrap
  37. What can be a type of hat and also the second largest city of Morocco? Answer: Fez
  38. Vexillology is the study of what? Answer: Flags
  39. What is a small state in the USA and also the first Bee Gees No 1 single in the UK? Answer: Massachusetts
  40. Songwriter and record producer Mike Batt performed and produced a number of successful novelty singles for which group? Answer: The Wombles
  41. Who starred in televisons' BAFTA award-winning 'A Fine Romance' with her husband Michael Williams, from 1981 to 1984? Answer: Judy Dench
  42. How many pieces of silver was the price for which Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus? Answer: Thirty pieces of silver
  43. British-Jamaican nurse Mary Seacole become famous during which war? Answer: Crimean War
  44. Moss Side is an inner-city area of which British city? Answer: Manchester
  45. WHo did Paul McCartney marry in 2002 and divorce in 2008? Answer: Heather Mills
  46. What's the name of the network of offshore natural gas pipelines which run under the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany? Answer: Nord Stream
  47. Which Latvian-born American abstract painter is best known for his large colour field paintings like No.61 (Rust and Blue) in 1953? Answer: Mark Rothko
  48. What sort of eating implement is a fork curved like a spoon, with three broad prongs, one of which has a sharp outer edge for cutting? Answer: A runcible spoon
  49. Which Joni Mitchell song is about a 1969 event she did not attend? Answer: Woodstock
  50. Jane Hartley was selected by President Joe Biden for which job? Answer: U.S. Ambassador to the UK