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Quiz 24

  1. Which German word means lightning war?
  2. Can you name the rather tall co-presenter of the BBC One television quiz show Pointless?
  3. What name links the former rugby playing husband of Charlotte Church to the creator of The Muppets?
  4. Name the last British monarch to be born outside Great Britain?
  5. Which British television series is filmed at Weald and Downland Living Museum in Singleton, West Sussex?
  6. What did Ian Dury and the Blockheads want to be hit with?
  7. Human cells normally contain how many pairs of chromosomes?
  8. What is the name of Joe Biden's wife?

  9. What's the name of the tallest of all penguin species?
  10. What name is shared by a fictional plantation and the eldest daughter of Joan Collins?
  11. Designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon, in which decade was the Sydney Opera House formally opened?
  12. Which famous American company has supplied the Presidential helicopter since 1957?
  13. Which actor was dubbed the muscles from Brussels?
  14. In miles per hour, what's the maximum speed limit that mobility scooters are allowed to do on UK roads? (Hint: if you need a clue, it's either 8, 12, 14 or 16 mile per hour)
  15. What does a Brannock Device measure?
  16. An ice giant is a giant planet composed mainly of elements heavier than hydrogen and helium. There are two ice giants in the Solar System, can you name both?
  17. Who starred in the sitcom Nearest and Dearest with Hylda Baker and played Cannonball Lee in the 1990 flim The Krays?
  18. Which Jane Austen novel tells the story of naive young Catherine Morland and her journey to a better understanding of herself and of the world around her?
  19. Which 3-digit number, particularly in America, is cannabis culture slang for marijuana?
  20. Name the world's lowest lying capital city, it sits an amazing 28 metres below sea level?
  21. Which character on the Teletubbies television series flows through Turin?
  22. What is the most northerly town on the mainland UK?
  23. First made in France in 1869 in response to a challenge by Emperor Napoleon III, what did chemist Hippolyte Mege-Mouries invent?
  24. How many pennies are there in an old pound?
  25. Entertainer Annie Mae Bullock became famous under which name?
  26. How many consecutive Wimbledon titles did Martina Navratilova win in the 1980s?
  27. Which Swedish company with brands relating to outdoor and transportation products shares its name with the farthest north location mentioned in ancient Greek and Roman literature and cartography?
  28. Which four letters denote Jesus Nazareth King of the Jews?
  29. Which two explorers did President Thomas Jefferson commission to explore and map the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase territory in 1803?
  30. Which country are vending machines a common sight, with some estimates of one machine for every twenty-five people?


  1. Blitzkrieg
  2. Richard Osman
  3. Henson
  4. George II (born 1683 in Hanover)
  5. The Repair Shop
  6. Rhythm Stick ("Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick")
  7. 23 pairs of chromosomes (for a total of 46)
  8. Jill Biden
  9. Emperor Penguin
  10. Tara (which is the plantation from "Gone With the Wind" and Tara Newley)
  11. 1970s (October 1973)
  12. Sikorsky
  13. Jean Claude Van Damme
  14. 8 miles per hour
  15. Shoe size or feet (it's that typical device we've all seen in shoe shops)
  16. Uranus and Neptune
  17. Jimmy Jewel
  18. Northanger Abbey
  19. 420
  20. Baku (the capital of Azerbaijan on the Caspian Sea)
  21. Po (name of both the longest river in Italy and Teletubbies character)
  22. Thurso
  23. Margarine
  24. 240 pennies
  25. Tina Turner

  26. Six
  27. Thule
  28. INRI
  29. Lewis and Clark
  30. Japan