### Tiebreaker Quiz Questions I

- How many times heavier than water is gold?
- In a standard set of Monopoly, how many green houses and red hotels are there in total?
- Once completed, the Berlin wall followed a zigzag path which was how many miles long?
- On the evening of the 4th of November, 1605, Guy Fawkes was discovered in a cellar of the Palace of Westminster with enough barrels of gunpowder to blow the building and surrounding area sky high - how many barrels were there?

- According to the publishers, it would take a single person how many years to "key in" the 59 million words of the Oxford English Dictionary second edition?
- In minutes, how long did it take the Titanic to sink?
- Pamela Anderson married for the fifth time in January, 2020, how many days did the mariage last?
- Britain's tallest man Paul Sturgess is how many inches shorter than the world's tallest ever man, American Robert Wadlow?
- Neil Armstrong was the first man to touch the surface of the Moon but how many minutes later did Buzz Aldrin also join him on the Moon's surface?
- Humphrey Bogart and Quentin Crisp were both born on Christmas Day - but how many years apart?
- In feet, how wide is San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge?
- What is the running time in minutes of the 1995 American computer-animated film
*Toy Story*? - The Hollywood Sign is an American cultural icon situated on Mount Lee, in the Hollywood Hills - in feet, how tall are the white capital letters?
- To the nearest whole number, how many times will England fit into the State of Texas?
- In the 21st century, how many times has the United Kingdom finished in the top ten of the Eurovision Song Contest? (note: question was set in August, 2019)
- How old was Abraham Lincoln when he was assassinated in April 1865?
- Hungarian-American actress and socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor and her two actress sisters Eva and Magda were married quite a few times, but how many husbands did they have in total between them?
- The Persistence of Memory is a famous 1931 painting by artist Salvador Dali; how many inches across does this most recognisable work of Surrealism measure?
- Orville Wright made the first successful flight in a powered aircraft on December 17, 1903, but how many metres did he travel?
- In minutes, what was the total time that Neil Armstrong spent out of the lunar module on the moon?
- A standard dartboard measures how many inches in diameter?
- The Christ the Redeemer statue stands on Corcovado mountain overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro; in metres, how long do the arms stretch from finger tip to finger tip?
- Catherine Howard married Henry VIII when she was just 16 or 17, how old was the groom Henry?

#### Answers:

- 19 times heavier (19.3 times, to be exact)
- 44 (32 green houses and 12 red hotels)
- 96 miles long
- 36 barrels
- 120 years
- 160 minutes
- 12 days
- 16 inches (that's 7 foot 7 inches, versus 8 foot 11 inches)
- 19 minutes later
- 9 years apart - Humphrey Bogart (1899) and Quentin Crisp (1908)
- The bridge is 90 feet wide
- 81 minutes
- 45-feet tall
- Five times (5.3)
- Twice (Jessica Garlick third (2002) and Jade Ewen fifth (2009))
- 56 years old
- 20 husbands (Zsa Zsa Gabor had 9, Magda Gabor had 6, and Eva Gabor 5 times)
- 13 inches (9.5 in × 13 in - yes, it really is that small!)
- 37 metres or (120 feet)
- 152 minutes
- 18 inches in diameter
- The arms stretch 28 metres
- 49 (and she was beheaded just 2 years after the marriage)

### Quiz II

- What was the age difference between President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline?
- In metres and centimetres how far is Mike Powell's 1991 long jump world record?
- How many deaths were there at the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral which took place in 1881, in Tombstone, Arizona?
- How old was Margaret Thatcher when she first became Prime Minister?
- Rules of Golf Section 1c states that golf clubs other than putters may not exceed how many inches in length?
- How old was George Harrison when The Beatles first arrived in America on tour and famously landed at Kennedy Airport in February, 1964?
- In feet, what is the length of the minute hand on the clock commonly (but mistakenly!) called Big Ben?
- For the Oxford and Cambridge annual boat race, to the nearest minute, what is the course record (as of 2019)?
- Bluey, an Australian cattle dog, is the record holder for world's oldest dog, how old was he when he died?
- The children's comic strip character Rupert Bear (created by the English artist Mary Tourtel) first appeared in the Daily Express newspaper in which year?
- How many UK number-one singles has the band Oasis had?
- How many episodes of the British historical period drama Downton Abbey have been made?
- Trudy, the oldest living Western Lowland gorilla passed away at Little Rock Zoo in Arkansas, in 2019. How old was Trudy?
- How old was the Eiffel Tower on March 31, 2019?
- Correct as of 2019, what is the maximum length parcel tube you can send with the Royal Mail? (Answer required in centimetres)
- In feet and inches, how tall are the AEC Routemaster red double-decker busses that were designed and used by London Transport?
- The Cook Strait which separates the North and South Islands of New Zealand is how many miles across at its narrowest point?
- Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones share the same birthday, but how many years apart?
- The new polymer five pound note featuring Winston Churchill on the reverse is how many millimetres in width? (i.e. its longest length)
- In December 1926, the crime novelist Agatha Christie famously vanished from her home for how many days?

#### Answers:

- 12 years (Jacqueline Bouvier was 24 when she married 36-year-old Sen. John F. Kennedy in 1953)
- 8.95 metres
- 3 deaths
- 54-years-old
- 48 inches
- 20 years old (John Lennon and Ringo were 23, McCartney 21)
- 14 feet long
- 16 minutes (Cambridge, 1998 – 16 minutes and 19 seconds)
- 29 years (and 5 months)
- 1920
- Eight number ones
- 52 episodes
- 63 years old
- 130 years old
- 90 centimetres
- 14 feet 4.5 inches (or 172.5 inches)
- 14 miles across
- 25 years apart
- 125 millimetres
- 11 days (author Jared Cade later wrote the biography
*Agatha Christie and the Eleven Missing Days*)