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Tie Break Questions IV

  1. How many detective novels did Agatha Christie write?
  2. In inches, how wide is The Last Supper - the late 15th-century mural by Leonardo da Vinci?
  3. After departing from Plymouth, in 1620, how many days did it take The Mayflower to reach Cape Cod?
  4. Approximately, how many Heinz baked beans are there in a standard 415g can?




  5. How many episodes were made of the British sitcom Last of the Summer Wine?
  6. Britain's Shard is 306 metres tall; in metres, how tall is Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the world's tallest building?
  7. How many miles wide is The Strait of Gibraltar at its narrowest point?
  8. How many gold medals in total have the UK won at all 22 Winter Olympics upto 2016?
  9. What size chest, in inches, did Arnold Schwarzenegger boast at his peak?
  10. What is the running time (in minutes) of the 1975 film Jaws?
  11. How many years in total did gangster 'Mad' Frankie Fraser spend in prison for numerous violent offences?
  12. What is the age difference (in years) between Donald Trump and his wife Melania?
  13. Britain had 75 submarines sunk in World War Two; how many German submarines were sunk?
  14. In which year did Queen Victoria marry Prince Albert?
  15. How many rooms are there in Buckingham Palace?
  16. In which year was Frank Sinatra born?
  17. In miles, what is the closest distance the moon comes to the earth?
  18. In 2010, to the nearest million, how many tins of Quality Street were sold in the UK and Ireland?
  19. What is the surface temperature of the sun in degrees celsius?
  20. How many ships were in the Spanish Armada?


Answers:

  1. 66 detective novels
  2. 346 inches
  3. 66 days
  4. 465 beans
  5. 295 episodes
  6. 828 metres
  7. 9 miles
  8. 10 medals
  9. 57 inches
  10. 124 minutes
  11. 42 years
  12. 24 years
  13. 994 (source: http://www.world-war-2.info/statistics)
  14. 1940
  15. 775 rooms
  16. 1915
  17. 225,623 miles
  18. 15 million
  19. 5,505 degrees celsius
  20. 130 ships



Tiebreaker Questions III

  1. How many pieces are in the three and a half foot tall Eiffel Tower Lego set?
  2. How many episodes in total were made of the sitcom Friends?
  3. In which year did The Flying Scotsman make her first run between Edinburgh and London?
  4. How tall, in feet, was the world's tallest Christmas tree erected in a Washington shopping mall in 1950?
  5. Sir Isaac Newton was born on Christmas Day in which year?





  6. In what year was Albert Einstein born?
  7. In metres, how deep is Loch Ness at its deepest point?
  8. In which year did Emmerdale Farm become Emmerdale?
  9. How old was Frank Sinatra when he passed away in 1998?
  10. When was the last time a UK general election was not held on a Thursday?
  11. How many times did Manchester United win the FA Cup with Sir Alex Ferguson as manager?
  12. How many medals in total did the British team win at the 2012 Olympics?
  13. How many births were there in England and Wales in 2015?
  14. At its end, the former Soviet Union was made up of how many republics?
  15. Composers Verdi and Richard Wagner were both born in which year?
  16. By how many votes did George Bush win Florida in the 2000 US Election?
  17. In which year did Henry VIII marry Anne Boleyn?
  18. To the nearest million what was the population of Poland in 2010?
  19. How many nations competed in the London Summer Olympics?
  20. What was the length of the Titanic in metres?

Answers:

  1. 3,428 pieces
  2. 236
  3. 1862 (it took 10 hours and 30 minutes including an half-hour stop for lunch at York)
  4. 221 feet
  5. 1642
  6. 1879
  7. 230 metres
  8. 1989
  9. 82
  10. 1931
  11. 5 times
  12. 65
  13. 697,852 births
  14. 15
  15. 1813
  16. 530
  17. 1533
  18. 38 million
  19. 205
  20. 269



Tiebreakers II

  1. How old was John Wayne when he died?
  2. At its closest point how many seconds does it take for sunlight to reach the Earth?
  3. How many millions of viewers are estimated to watch the Eurovision song contest each year?
  4. How old was Margaret Thatcher when she became Prime Minister for the first time?
  5. When George Washington became President of the US in 1789, what was the life expectency at birth for American men?
  6. The Titanic was equipped to carry 64 lifeboats, however, how many lifeboats did she actually carry?
  7. To the nearest million what was the population of Eithiopia in 2010?
  8. How tall in metres is the Eiffel Tower?
  9. How many UK number one singles has Cliff Richard had?
  10. How many caps did Michael Owen win for England?
  11. How many Victoria Crosses were there awarded in World War One?
  12. How many letters are there in the Hawaiian alphabet?
  13. How tall is the Empire State Building in metres?
  14. How many episodes of Friends were made?
  15. To the nearest year what is the age difference between Joan Collins and her husband Percy Gibson?
  16. How many Carry On films were made?
  17. By how many days did Amundsen beat Scott to become the first person to reach the South Pole?
  18. How many National Parks are there in England and Wales?
  19. How old was Hitler when he died?
  20. In which year was the first ever McDonald's restaurant opened?

Answers:

  1. 72
  2. 490
  3. 125 million
  4. 53
  5. 34 years 6 months
  6. 20
  7. 85 million
  8. 324 metres
  9. 13
  10. 89
  11. 627
  12. 12
  13. 443
  14. 236
  15. 32 years
  16. 31
  17. 33 days
  18. 13
  19. 56
  20. 1940



Tie Break Questions I

  1. How many miles south of the Australian mainland is Tasmania?
  2. How many official cities are there in the UK?
  3. How old was Olivia Newton-John when she played the part of Sandy in Grease?
  4. In which year were Zebra crossings introduced to our roads?
  5. In which year was the football net invented by John Alexander Brodie?
  6. The first person to be convicted of speeding is believed to be Walter Arnold, what speed was he doing (in miles per hour)?
  7. How tall is Blackpool Tower?
  8. How old did Minder star George Cole become on his birthday in 2013?
  9. What is the age gap between Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas?
  10. What is Ian Botham's highest test score (hint: he took 226 balls to make it)?
  11. How many floors does the Shard have?
  12. What is the distance 'as the crow flies' between London and Rome?
  13. What is the distance 'as the crow flies' between Bristol and London?
  14. To the nearest thousand how many words are there in the book 'Animal Farm'?
  15. How old was Colonel Sanders when he launched Kentucky Fried Chicken?

Answers:

  1. 150 miles
  2. 69
  3. 29
  4. 1951





  5. 1891
  6. 8
  7. 158 metres
  8. 88
  9. 25 years exactly (both born on the same day)
  10. 208
  11. 87
  12. 891 miles
  13. 106 miles
  14. 30 thousand
  15. 65





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