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  1. Which country invented the first paper making process?
  2. Who wrote the novel Nineteen Eighty-four?
  3. Who ruled before Queen Victoria?
  4. What name is given to the longest part of the large intestine?
  5. Liverpool is a metropolitan county on the eastern side of which estuary?
  6. What does a bibliophile collect?
  7. What's the American word for a kitchen or bathroom tap?

  8. What word means an obstacle created by a sharp double bend on a motor-racing track?
  9. What did John Logie Baird invent?
  10. Which European city relies entirely on its waterways for transport?
  11. In which decade was Mount Everest conquered for the first time?
  12. Which planet is closest to the sun?
  13. Which theory descibes how the universe expanded?
  14. Which metal used to make batteries is also the lightest metal in the periodic table?
  15. The word feline relates to what type of animal?
  16. What is the name of Long John Silver’s parrot in Treasure Island?
  17. What name is given to the study of fossils?
  18. Craftsman Antonio Stradivari is considered to be the most distinguished maker of what?
  19. Who was the second husband of Josephine Bonaparte?
  20. What 'L' is a substance that helps reduce friction between surfaces in mutual contact?
  21. What's another name for a polygraph?
  22. What name is given to the small ceremonial mallet commonly used by an auctioneer?
  23. Hydrophobia is the irrational fear of what?
  24. In which ocean would you find the Canary Islands?
  25. The Bay of Pigs Invasion was a failed military landing operation on which island?
  26. Wildebeest are what sort of animals?
  27. The Abolitionist movement in the United States of America was an effort to end what?
  28. Idi Amin served as the president of which country from 1971 to 1979?
  29. Name the city with the largest population in the United States?
  30. What canal opened to traffic in 1914?
  31. The phrase "Et tu, Brute?" was used by William Shakespeare in which play?
  32. In which U.S. state would you find the Grand Canyon?
  33. Which British runner became the first person to run a mile under 4 minutes?
  34. Which gas is the major constituent of ordinary air?
  35. What does the acronym RAM stand for?
  36. What does the word hubris mean?
  37. In Peter and the Wolf what instrument represents the duck?
  38. What reef is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Australia?
  39. Which festival is celebrated in New Orleans on Shrove Tuesday?
  40. Muscles are attatched to bones by what?


  1. China
  2. George Orwell
  3. King William IV
  4. Colon
  5. Mersey Estuary
  6. Books
  7. Faucet
  8. Chicane
  9. Television
  10. Venice
  11. 1950s (1953)
  12. Venice
  13. The Big Bang
  14. Lithium
  15. Cats
  16. Captain Flint
  17. Palaeontology
  18. Violins
  19. Emperor Napoleon I
  20. Lubricants?
  21. Lie detector
  22. A gavel
  23. Water
  24. Atlantic
  25. Cuba
  26. Antelope
  27. Slavery
  28. Uganda
  29. New York City
  30. Panama
  31. Julius Caesar
  32. Arizona
  33. Roger Bannister
  34. Nitrogen
  35. Random Access Memory
  36. Excessive pride or self-confidence
  37. Oboe
  38. Great Barrier Reef
  39. Mardi Gras
  40. Tendons