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Quiz Questions I

  1. Which country did Arthur C. Clark emigrate to in 1956, largely to pursue his interest in scuba diving?
  2. Who shot John Lennon? And how old was John Lennon when he died?
  3. SABENA was the national airline of which country from 1923 to 2001?

  4. What line from the film Jaws made the AFI's 100 Greatest Movie quotes of all time?
  5. Thomas Hardy named his fourth novel, Far from the Madding Crowd, after a line from which poem?
  6. Which English film director is known for his treatment of social issues such as homelessness in Cathy Come Home and labour rights in Riff-Raff?
  7. In archery what is a bluffie?
  8. In which century did Nostradamus live?
  9. What was Linda McCartney's maiden name before she married Paul?
  10. In which U.S. state is the Pentagon?


  1. Sri Lanka
  2. Mark Chapman, 40
  3. Belgium
  4. You're gonna need a bigger boat
  5. Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard (by Thomas Gray)
  6. Ken Loach
  7. A practise arrow
  8. 16th
  9. Eastman
  10. Virginia

Quiz Questions II

  1. Which county's main tourist attraction is the Peak District?
  2. Which pop group, led by Gary Lightbody, sounds like they are arctic explorers?
  3. Which song was pop singer Suzi Quatro's only number one in 1974?
  4. Who claimed the invention of 'action painting' in 1947?
  5. What does the 'myo' part of myocardial mean?
  6. What is the name of the famous toboggan run at St. Moritz?
  7. Which mountains separate the Czech Republic from Slovakia?
  8. Which band emerged from the break up of the Housemartins to give us A Little Time?
  9. Which decade saw the last execution by guillotine in France?
  10. In the Edward Lear poem, which instrument does the Owl play while serenading the Pussy Cat?


  1. Derbyshire
  2. Snow Patrol
  3. Devil Gate Drive
  4. Jackson Pollock
  5. Muscle
  6. The Cresta Run
  7. Carpathian
  8. Beautiful South
  9. 1970s
  10. A guitar

Quiz Questions III

  1. Who gave his name to the whirlpool bath he invented?
  2. A nettle sting is caused by which acid?
  3. What shape is cordate?
  4. What is the literal meaning of the word 'Islam'?
  5. What word describes the underground cemeteries where early Christians were buried in niches in the walls of tunnels?
  6. What did members of the SS in Nazi Germany have tattooed on the underside of their left arm?
  7. Who won her first best actress Oscar for her portrayal of Brandon Teena in 1999's Boys Don't Cry?
  8. Which sea makes up the majority of Israel's coastline?
  9. Carlos Menem was president of which country from 1989 to 1999?
  10. What does the acronym YMCA stand for?


  1. Jacuzzi
  2. Formic
  3. Heart-shaped
  4. Submission
  5. Catacombs
  6. Their blood group
  7. Hilary Swank
  8. The Mediterranean Sea
  9. Argentina
  10. Young Men's Christian Association

Quiz Questions IV

  1. What would a tailor do with his plonker?
  2. On what day of the week was President Kennedy assassinated on, in 1963?
  3. In which British city would you go shopping in the White Rose Centre?
  4. The Sky Tower, the tallest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere, is in which city?
  5. What is paraskevidekatriaphobia the fear of?
  6. What animals collective noun can be a 'shrewdness'?
  7. In which city would you find the mosque Hagia Sophia?
  8. The Merlion is a mythical creature that depicts a monster with a lion's head, and the body of which animal?
  9. What animal does a mahout ride?
  10. Which American university awards the Pulitzer prize?


  1. Iron cloth
  2. Friday
  3. Leeds
  4. Auckland
  5. Friday the 13th
  6. Apes
  7. Istanbul
  8. A fish
  9. An elephant
  10. Columbia

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