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Quiz I

  1. What word can mean either a storyline or a parcel of land?
    ANSWER: Plot
  2. Which continent does Greenland belong to?
    ANSWER: North America
  3. Band Aid was founded in 1984 by Bob Geldof and which other musician?
    ANSWER: Midge Ure
  4. Humans have 32 teeth, how many teeth should an adult dog have?
    ANSWER: 42 teeth

  5. Ruling from 1644 to 1912, what was the name of the last imperial dynasty of China?
    ANSWER: Qing (Note: it was preceded by the Ming dynasty)
  6. Who created the game of rugby football when he picked up the ball and ran with it?
    ANSWER: William Webb Ellis
  7. What is equivalent to 100 million satoshis?
    ANSWER: One Bitcoin
  8. What animal did Marco Polo think was a unicorn?
    ANSWER: Indonesian rhinoceros
  9. What is the largest city in the Californian high technology region known as Silicon Valley?
    ANSWER: San Jose
  10. Which ocean liner nicknamed the Great White Whale, served as a troopship in the 1982 Falklands War?
    ANSWER: SS Canberra
  11. Which county is known as the Garden of England?
    ANSWER: Kent
  12. Construction signs on U.S. roads are what colour?
    ANSWER: Orange
  13. Which central park in Moscow is named after a writer who was nominated five times for the Nobel Prize in Literature?
    ANSWER: Gorky Park
  14. Peter Benchley wrote which novel in 1974?
    ANSWER: Jaws
  15. Farfalle are bow-tie shaped pasta but the name comes from the Italian word for what?
    ANSWER: Butterfly
  16. Which series of children's books were written and illustrated by Jill Murphy?
    ANSWER: The Worst Witch
  17. Can you name the largest lake in England?
    ANSWER: Windermere
  18. What is owned by Chinese company ByteDance?
    ANSWER: TikTok
  19. What German word means the spirit of the time or the general trend of thought of a particular period of time?
    ANSWER: Zeitgeist
  20. Which American artist is best known for the painting 'American Gothic'?
    ANSWER: Grant Wood
  21. What sort of printing wheel was used in electronic typewriters from 1972 onwards?
    ANSWER: Daisy wheel
  22. What is the French word for cheese?
    ANSWER: Fromage
  23. Who wrote the 1993 novel Trainspotting?
    ANSWER: Irvine Welsh
  24. Actress Jane Leeves is best known for her role in which sitcom?
    ANSWER: Frasier (playing Daphne Moon)
  25. Rafflesia arnoldii is the largest individual flower on Earth. What name is it known by because of its unpleasant smell?
    ANSWER: Corpse flower

Quiz II

  1. In the original Twister board game, how many circles are there in total on the mat?
    ANSWER: 24
  2. Which country is known as the cockpit of Europe?
    ANSWER: Belgium (because of the number of battles thought on its soil by other countries)
  3. Boston cream pie is the official dessert of which American state?
    ANSWER: Massachusetts
  4. What was Madonna's first UK number one single?
    ANSWER: Into the Groove
  5. The "Jumpman" logo is owned by Nike to promote which brand of basketball shoe?
    ANSWER: Air Jordan
  6. What's the capital of the the United Arab Emirates?
    ANSWER: Abu Dhabi
  7. What word derived from a seaport city in Indonesia means any small poultry?
    ANSWER: Bantam
  8. Ophidiophobia is an overwhelming fear of what?
    ANSWER: Snakes
  9. Which river forms most of the county border between Suffolk and Essex?
    ANSWER: River Stour
  10. Who was King of England from 1100 to his death in 1135?
    ANSWER: Henry I
  11. The Pulitzer Prize is an award administered by which American university?
    ANSWER: Columbia University
  12. The song 'Memory' was written for which musical?
    ANSWER: Cats
  13. The official headquarters of the United Nations overlooks which river?
    ANSWER: East River
  14. Olympic gold medals are required to be at least 92.5 percent of which metal?
    ANSWER: Silver
  15. What 'Sussie' is best known for appearing in "Dictionary Corner"?
    ANSWER: Dent (Sussie Dent in Countdown)
  16. What code name is missing from the following list: Gold, Juno, Omaha, and Utah?
    ANSWER: Sword (code names for the beaches on D-Day)
  17. What is the main gas found in the Sun?
    ANSWER: Hydrogen (75% hydrogen, 26.5% Helium)
  18. Which cotton fabric of plain weave gets its name from a city in Iraq, where it was first manufactured?
    ANSWER: Muslin
  19. What did Gilbert & George win in 1986?
    ANSWER: The Turner Prize
  20. Can you name the highest peak in Antarctica?
    ANSWER: Mount Vinson
  21. What name is given to the horizontal threads that are interlaced through the warp in a woven fabric?
    ANSWER: Weft
  22. Often sold with loans and credit cards, what does the acronym PPI stand for?
    ANSWER: Payment protection insurance
  23. Who wrote the novel "The Catcher in the Rye"?
    ANSWER: J.D. Sallinger
  24. What is the name of the popular Netflix series about a chess prodigy?
    ANSWER: The Queen's Gambit
  25. Ackee and saltfish is widely regarded as the national dish of which country?
    ANSWER: Jamaica