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30 questions from the quiz show Tipping Point


  1. In his epic poems, Homer often refers to nectar as the drink of the gods and which other substance as their food?
  2. Which type of pepper shares its name with the capital of French Guyana?
  3. Of the seven letters of the alphabet that are used as Roman numerals, which comes first alphabetically?
  4. The name of which container, often used to hold liquid, is commony used as a slang word for courage?
  5. Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook whilst studying at which university?
  6. Which singer has the nickname mother monster?
  7. London by the Sea is a nickname given to which resort in the UK?
  8. Which is the only Commonwealth Nation located on the South American continent?

  9. Which Dutch city is widely known as the "international city of peace and justice"?
  10. 'Hinkspiel' is a German variation of which popular children's game?
  11. The Basilica of St Denis was the traditional burial place for the kings of which country?
  12. Which MP's sixth child is called Sixtus Dominic Boniface Christopher?
  13. The sternum, a long, flat bone, is commonly known by what name?
  14. Immediately before the Gregorian calendar was established which calendar was in the UK?
  15. Which American talk show host supplied the voice of Dory in the Disney Pixar film 'Finding Nemo'?
  16. What is the alternative name for a woodchuck?
  17. The Dashwood sisters are central characters in which Jane Austen novel?
  18. Which Bond villian has been played on screen by Charles Gray, Telly Savalas and Donald Peasance?
  19. The television series The Royal Family was set in which British city?
  20. Which children's author did American actress Patricia Neal marry in 1953?
  21. In which year's Olympic Games did Linford Christie win the 100 metres gold medal?
  22. The famous sketch "Fork Handles" was performed by which TV comedy duo?
  23. Which stately home in Wiltshire, famous for its safari park, is home to the Marquess of Bath?
  24. What gas causes the cork to pop out of a champagne bottle?
  25. When Margaret Thatcher first became Prime Minister, who was the US President?
  26. Which word for an eminent music composer comes from the Italian word for master?
  27. Name the only city in Cumbria?
  28. 'Personal' is the 19th novel by Lee Childs to feature which protagonist?
  29. In the original Pac-Man video game how many ghosts chased around the maze?
  30. How many of the eight planets in our solar system have the letter 'A' in their name?


  1. Ambrosia
  2. Cayenne
  3. C
  4. Bottle
  5. Harvard University
  6. Lady Gaga
  7. Brighton
  8. Guyana
  9. The Hague
  10. Hopscotch
  11. France
  12. Jacob Rees-Mogg
  13. Breastbone
  14. Julian calendar
  15. Ellen DeGeneres
  16. Groundhog
  17. Sense and Sensibility
  18. Blofeld (Ernst Stavro Blofeld)
  19. Manchester
  20. Roald Dahl
  21. 1992
  22. The Two Ronnies

  23. Longleat
  24. Carbon dioxide
  25. Jimmy Carter
  26. Maestro
  27. Carlisle
  28. Jack Reacher
  29. Four
  30. Four