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The Big Answers Quiz

All the answers start with the words "The Big" - for example, if the question was 'how astronomers explain the way the universe began', the answer would be 'The Big Bang'.


  1. Founded by John Bird and Gordon Roddick in September 1991.
  2. Stars Jeff Bridges as "The Dude", a Los Angeles slacker and avid bowler.
  3. American musician Jiles Perry Richardson Jr.
  4. The winter of 1962–1963 in the UK.
  5. An index which is a way of measuring Purchasing Power Parity between different countries.

  6. Nickname for the city of New Orleans, Louisiana.
  7. North American name for the Plough.
  8. Largest self-storage company in United Kingdom.
  9. Nickname of American aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt.
  10. In the early 1960s, he was a boilermaker in the Glasgow shipyards.
  11. Agatha Christie novel featuring Hercule Poirot, first published in 1927.
  12. A 1958 American Western film directed by William Wyler.
  13. Annual food festival held every Summer in Caerphilly, South Wales.
  14. Nickname of the New York Stock Exchange.
  15. Liam Neeson film. An unemployed Scottish miner accepts an offer to fight in an illegal bare-knuckle boxing match.
  16. A 1939 crime novel by Raymond Chandler. The first to feature the detective Philip Marlowe.


  1. The Big Issue (street newspaper)
  2. The Big Lebowski
  3. The Big Bopper
  4. The Big Freeze (one of the coldest winters)
  5. The Big Mac index
  6. The Big Easy
  7. The Big Dipper
  8. The Big Yellow
  9. The Big Stick (based on Theodore Roosevelt's quotation, "Speak softly and carry a big stick")
  10. The Big Yin (Billy Connolly)
  11. The Big Four
  12. The Big Country
  13. The Big Cheese
  14. The Big Board
  15. The Big Man
  16. The Big Sleep

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