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Trivia I

  1. What name links the English architect best known for rebuilding the Palace of Westminster and a South Wales seaside resort?



  2. A United Kingdom tablespoon is exactly how many millilitres?
  3. Carlos Irwin Estevez is better known by what stage name?
  4. Who wrote A Dictionary of the English Language, published on 15 April 1755?
  5. What sort of animal was Tufty, the road safety favourite with sixties and seventies children?
  6. Which official American public holiday is observed annually on November 11?
  7. Harvey Keitel is often seen in an advert for which UK insurance company?
  8. What was Mary Read famous for during the early 18th century?
  9. The bombardment of which sea fort started the American Civil War?
  10. Which United States navy nuclear-powered supercarrier was commissioned on 9 December 1995 and named after a Mississippi Senator?

Answers:

  1. Barry (Sir Charles Barry and Barry Island)/li>
  2. 15
  3. Charlie Sheen
  4. Samuel Johnson
  5. Squirrel
  6. Veterans Day
  7. Direct Line
  8. Piracy - she was an infamous female pirate
  9. Fort Sumter
  10. USS John C. Stennis



Trivia Questions II

  1. What name is given to the helical grooves in the barrel of a gun which helps to improve the stability and accuracy of its fired projectile?
  2. In which British city are the Gasworks Bridge, Osney Rail Bridge, Folly Brdge and the A34 Road Bridge?
  3. Who is the father of Tamara Rutland and Petra Stunt?
  4. What was the nationality of William Tell?
  5. In which year was the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer?
  6. The Victorian era ended in 1901, but in which year did it start?
  7. By what pen name is author David Cornwell better known?
  8. In which small Devon village, best known for its steep pedestrianized cobbled main street, did novelist Charles Kingsley once live as a child?
  9. The Adventures of Pinocchio was written in 1883 by which Italian writer?
  10. Which country is the world's leading producer of copper?

Answers:

  1. Rifling
  2. Oxford
  3. Bernie Ecclestone
  4. Swiss
  5. 1981
  6. 1837
  7. John le Carre
  8. Clovelly
  9. Carlo Collodi
  10. Chile



Trivia III

  1. How many Senators are in The United States Congress?
  2. In 2009, who replaced Carol Vorderman doing the letters and numbers selection on Channel Four's Countdown?
  3. Which coastal twon has piers called the Britannia Pier and the Wellington Pier?
  4. Which rank of nobility comes between Duke and Earl?
  5. What is the collective noun for caterpillars?
  6. What is the first name of the brother of the Duchess of Cambridge?
  7. Precisely, what colour is the ribbon of a Victoria Cross?
  8. In which Asian city was Charles Saatchi, the co-founder of advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi, born?
  9. Politician George Osborne changed his name when he was 13, what was his original first name?
  10. In which European country was the company Nokia founded?

Answers:

  1. 100
  2. Rachel Riley
  3. Great Yarmouth
  4. Marquess
  5. Army
  6. James
  7. Crimson (accept wine-red)
  8. Baghdad
  9. Gideon
  10. Finland



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