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Quiz I

  1. The first men to climb Mount Everest, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, were from New Zealand and Nepal - which country's flag was the firt to be planted on Mount Everest's summit?
  2. From which planet did Doctor Spock come from?
  3. What do the words august, job, polish and reading have in common?
  4. What did Frankenstein have through his neck?
  5. The day before two days after the day before tomorrow is Saturday. What day is it today?
  6. Turn me on my side and I am everything. Cut me in half and I am nothing. What am I?




  7. The Four Corners is the only spot in the USA where you can stand in four states at once - can you name any two of these four states?
  8. Why is the video 'Me at the zoo' famous?
  9. Can you name the three sports that can claim to be mentioned in the bible?
  10. What links Chiswick in North London with Pontarddulais in Wales?
  11. What was noteable about Abebe Bikila's 1960 Olympic marathon win in Rome?
  12. In television, the opening credits of Breaking Bad feature the symbols of which two chemical elements from the Periodic Table?
  13. Who was the first swimmer to break the one minute barrier for the 100-metre freestyle?
  14. On 19 July 1873, Hertfordshire born Williams Gosse reached Uluru and gave it what name?
  15. Which country lies south of Detroit?
  16. Rudi Dassler, the older brother of Adidas founder, Adolf "Adi" Dassler, founded which company?
  17. Which alien life form took its name from a single volume of a run of encylcopedias?
  18. Horses 44, dolphins 250, snails 25,000 - what number would you associate with humans?
  19. What was the first man-made object to break the sound barrier?
  20. On April 3rd, Thomas Howard's last words were said to be "that picture is awful dusty", what is Howard's real name?
  21. I had ten pence and a pound and I bought a horse and a hound; the horse cost a pound more than the hound, how much did I pay for the hound?
  22. Which sport, competed on a 14 foot by 7 foot area, was accepted into the Summer Olympic Games for 2000?
  23. Which material is named after a French phrase meaning 'cloth of the king'?
  24. Who founded the Church of England?
  25. What is the name of the galaxy that contains our Solar System?

Answers:

  1. The UK flag or the Union Jack (the climbers were part of the British Everest expedition)
  2. Earth (Dr. Spock is a child psychologist, Mr. Spock is a fictional character in Star Trek)
  3. They change pronounciation when the first letter is changed to a capital
  4. Nothing (Frankenstein was the doctor not the monster)
  5. Friday
  6. The number 8 (turned on its side it becomes the infinity sign, etc.)
  7. Utah, Colorado, Arizona and/or New Mexico
  8. The first video uploaded to YouTube. (It was uploaded on April 23, 2005 by the site's co-founder Jawed Karim.)
  9. Wrestling, boxing and endurance running
  10. M4 motorway
  11. He ran barefoot
  12. Bromine and Barium (Br and Ba for bromine and barium)
  13. Johnny Weissmuller
  14. Ayers Rock (in Australia)
  15. Canada
  16. Puma
  17. Daleks (from the alphabetic sequence dal-lek on an encyclopedia)
  18. Humans 32 (number of teeth)
  19. A whip
  20. Jesse James (shot in the back whilst dusting a picture)
  21. Hound cost 5p
  22. Trampolining
  23. Corduroy
  24. Henry VIII
  25. The Milky Way