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  1. The University of Bedfordshire is based in which town?

  2. What is the plural of index?
  3. The board game Trivial Pursuit was invented in which country?
  4. Famous for also being a clown, who was the most popular English actor and entertainer of the earlier 1800s?
  5. Name the trivia guru and co-presenter of the TV quiz show Pointless?
  6. The Gateway Arch is a 192 metre high monument in which American city?
  7. Who wrote the book 'The Invisible Man'?
  8. Where in London is the UK's largest fish market?
  9. What was the first name of the historical Field Marshall, Lord Kitchener?
  10. In the Royal Navy what rank comes between Rear Admiral and Captain?
  11. What colour is the background of the Saudi Arabian flag?
  12. Starting with the letter 'm', what name is given to the strip holding and separating panes of glass in a window?
  13. Which scholar supposedly exclaimed 'Eureka!'?
  14. What well used word is given for the division of Indian society into social groups?
  15. What is the literal translation of the Latin word 'trivia'?
  16. What does the 'WH' stand for in the high street chain WHSmith?
  17. Who is regarded as the father of the modern British police force?
  18. Name the wife of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy?

  19. The International Standard Book Number is how many digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007?
  20. YouTube was bought for 1.65 billion dollars, in 2006, by which company?
  21. Can you name the UK prime minister's official country residence in Buckinghamshire?
  22. In which decade did Billy Butlin open his first holiday camp at Skegness?
  23. Especially used for measuring the depth of water, how many feet are there in a fathom?
  24. What was Victoria's lastname before she married David Beckham?


  1. Luton
  2. Indices
  3. Canada
  4. Joseph Grimaldi
  5. Richard Osman
  6. St. Louis
  7. H. G. Wells
  8. Billingsgate
  9. Horatio
  10. Commodore
  11. Green
  12. Muntin
  13. Archimedes
  14. Caste
  15. Three roads

  16. William Henry
  17. Sir Robert Peel
  18. Carla Bruni
  19. 13
  20. Google
  21. Chequers
  22. 1930s (1936)
  23. 6 feet
  24. Adams

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