## Good Tiebreaker Questions and Answers

### Tiebreakers

- How many pieces are in the three and a half foot tall Eiffel Tower Lego set?
- How many episodes in total were made of the sitcom
*Friends*? - How many miles was the rail route of the
*Flying Scotsman*between Edinburgh and King's Cross, London? - How tall, in feet, was the world's tallest Christmas tree erected in a Washington shopping mall in 1950?
- Sir Isaac Newton was born on Christmas Day in which year?
- In what year was Albert Einstein born?
- In metres, how deep is Loch Ness at its deepest point?
- In which year did Emmerdale Farm become Emmerdale?
- How old was Frank Sinatra when he passed away in 1998?
- When was the last time a UK general election was not held on a Thursday?
- How many times did Manchester United win the FA Cup with Sir Alex Ferguson as manager?
- How many medals in total did the British team win at the 2012 Olympics?
- How many births were there in England and Wales in 2015?
- At its end, the former Soviet Union was made up of how many republics?
- Composers Verdi and Richard Wagner were both born in which year?
- By how many votes did George Bush win Florida in the 2000 US Election?
- In which year did Henry VIII marry Anne Boleyn?
- To the nearest million what was the population of Poland in 2010?
- How many nations competed in the London Summer Olympics?
- What was the length of the Titanic in metres?

#### Answers:

- 3,428 pieces
- 236
- 392 miles (it took 10 hours and 30 minutes including an half-hour stop for lunch at York)
- 221 feet
- 1642
- 1879
- 230 metres
- 1989
- 82
- 1931
- 5 times
- 65 medals
- 697,852 births
- 15 Republics
- 1813
- 530 votes
- 1533
- 38 million
- 205 countries
- 269 metres

### Tiebreakers

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

#### Answers:

- 72
- 490
- 125 million
- 53
- 34 years 6 months
- 20 lifeboats
- 85 million
- 324 metres
- 13 singles
- 89 caps
- 627 medals
- 12 letters
- 443 metres
- 236
- 32 years
- 31
- 33 days
- 13 National Parks
- 56
- 1940