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  1. In which country do you have to start digging if you want a straight hole through the centre of the Earth to China?
  2. Who was the famous editor of Michael Jackson's 1988 autobiography Moonwalk?

  3. Which country has been the world’s largest exporter of coffee for 150 years?
  4. The collective noun for which animal is often known as an 'embarrassment'?
  5. Which date in May is celebrated by many science fiction fans as Star Wars Day?
  6. Which animal is responsible for most deaths in the world each year?
  7. What unfortunately do Catherine the Great, Elvis Presley and the fictional character Tywin Lannister all have in common?
  8. What name is given to the event in central London in the Summer of 1858 when hot weather exacerbated the smell of untreated human waste and industrial effluent on the banks of the River Thames?
  9. The iconic Concrete Cows created in 1978 by Canadian artist Liz Leyh, can be found in which English town?
  10. Can you name any of the only two South American countries that drive on the left?
  11. 'I'm bored with it all' were the last words of which famous British person?
  12. The name of which place in the world literally means 'fragrant harbour'?
  13. Which famous British sitcom character has the real name Colin Ball?
  14. Which well known actor competed for England in diving at the 1990 Commonwealth Games?
  15. James Blunt's song 'Goodbye My Lover' was composed in the home of which actress?


  1. Argentina or Chile
  2. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
  3. Brazil
  4. Pandas
  5. May 4th (a play on 'May the Fourth be with you')
  6. Mosquito (according to the World Health Organization, 725,000 people are killed each year)
  7. They all died on the toilet
  8. The Great Stink
  9. Milton Keynes
  10. Guyana or Suriname (also the Falkland Islands, which obviously isn't a country)
  11. Sir Winston Churchill
  12. Hong Kong
  13. Trigger (Only Fools and Horses)
  14. Jason Statham
  15. Carrie Fisher (James Blunt lodged at Carrie Fisher's home in 2003)

Quiz II

  1. Which author's father was the highest-ranking man of African descent ever in a European army?
  2. Name the only living animal that has the same common English name and scientific name?
  3. Which is the longest word in the English language to have only one vowel?
  4. In 2005, which country's government threatened to sue Sacha Baron Cohen?
  5. The fictional islands of Lilliput, Azania and Skull Island are all supposedly located in which real ocean?
  6. What sort of animal was Paul, who predicted the winner of football games during the 2010 FIFA World Cup?
  7. Who lived in Sheremetyevo International Airport, Moscow, between the 23 June and 1 August 2013?
  8. World War Two Japanese soldier Hiro Onoda did not surrender until 1974; in which country did he hold out for 29 years?
  9. What gastronomical delight is credited to American entrepreneur Michael James Delligattitti in 1967?
  10. The last known population of which animal was on Wrangel Island in the Arctic Ocean around the same time as the construction of the Great Pyramid of Egypt?
  11. Which two letters on a computer keyboard have ridges to help you place your index fingers correctly without looking?
  12. There is a 3 metre high statue of Farrokh Bulsara overlooking Lake Geneva; who is he?
  13. Which author was first to use the term 'cold war' (it was in an essay, You and the Atom Bomb, published in 1945)?
  14. Which British city elected the first ever Green Member of Parliament?
  15. Handball is the national sport of which country?


  1. Alexandre Dumas (whose father was a general in Revolutionary France)
  2. Boa constrictor
  3. Strengths
  4. Kazakhstan's
  5. Indian Ocean
  6. Octopus
  7. Edward Snowden
  8. Philippines
  9. Creator of McDonald's 'Big Mac' hamburger
  10. Woolly Mammoth (until 4,000 years ago)
  11. F and J
  12. Musician Freddie Mercury
  13. George Orwell
  14. Brighton and Hove
  15. Iceland

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