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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Quiz

Try to answer the one million pound and one million dollar questions from the UK and USA versions of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.


The One Million Questions

  1. Which King was married to Eleanor of Aquitane?
    A – Henry I, B – Henry II, C – Richard I, D – Henry V

  2. If you planted the seeds of Quercus robur, what would grow?
    A – Trees, B – Flowers, C – Vegetables, D – Grain

  3. Which scientific unit is named after an Italian nobleman?
    A – Pascal, B – Ohm, C – Volt, D – Hertz





  4. Which of these is not one of the American Triple Crown horse races?
    A – Arlington Million, B – Belmont Stakes, C – Kentucky Derby, D – Preakness Stakes

  5. Which boxer was famous for striking the gong in the introduction to J Arthur Rank films?
    A – Bombardier Billy Wells, B – Freddie Mills, C – Terry Spinks, D – Don Cockell

  6. The Earth is approximately how many miles away from the Sun?
    A - 9.3 million, B – 39 million, C – 93 million, D – 193 million

  7. Which insect shorted out an early supercomputer and inspired the term "computer bug"?
    A – Moth, B – Roach, C – Fly, D – Japanese beetle

  8. Khrushchev's famous 1960 shoe-banging outburst at the UN was in response to a delegate from what nation?
    A – Australia, B – The Netherlands, C – The Philippines, D – Turkey

  9. Which of the following men does not have a chemical element named for him?
    A – Albert Einstein, B – Niels Bohr, C – Isaac Newton, D – Enrico Fermi

  10. Which of the following landlocked countries is entirely contained within another country?
    A – Lesotho, B – Burkina Faso, C – Mongolia, D – Luxembourg

  11. In the children’s book series, where is Paddington Bear originally from?
    A – India, B – Peru, C – Canada, D – Iceland

  12. Who is credited with inventing the first mass-produced helicopter?
    A – Igor Sikorsky, B – Elmer Sperry, C – Ferdinand von Zeppelin, D – Gottlieb Daimler

  13. The US icon Uncle Sam was based on Samuel Wilson who worked during the War of 1812 as a what?
    A – Meat inspector, B – Mail deliverer, C – Historian, D – Weapons mechanic

  14. Who did artist Grant Wood use as the model for the farmer in his classic painting "American Gothic"?
    A – Traveling salesman, B – Local sheriff, C – His dentist, D – His butcher

  15. According to the Population Reference Bureau, what is the approximate number of people who have ever lived on earth?
    A – 50 billion, B – 100 billion, C – 1 trillion, D – 5 trillion

  16. The song "God Bless America" was originally written for what 1918 musical?
    A – "Oh Lady! Lady!!", B – "Yip, Yip, Yaphank", C – "Blossom Time", D – "Watch Your Step"

  17. Now used to refer to a cat, the word "tabby" is derived from the name of a district of what world capital?
    A – Baghdad, B – New Delhi, C – Cairo, D – Moscow

  18. Neurologists believe that the brain's medial ventral prefrontal cortex is activated when you do what?
    A – Have a panic attack, B – Remember a name, C – Get a joke, D – Listen to music

  19. What club did astronaut Alan Shepard use to make his famous golf shot on the moon?
    A – Nine iron, B – Sand wedge, C – Six iron, D – Seven iron

  20. Famous pediatrician and author Dr. Benjamin Spock won an Olympic gold medal in what sport?
    A – Swimming, B – Rowing, C – Fencing, D – Sailing

  21. How many days make up a non-leap year in the Islamic calendar?
    A – 365, B – 400, C – 354, D – 376

  22. What scientist first determined that human sight results from images projected onto the retina?
    A – Galileo, B – Copernicus, C – Johannes Kepler, D – Isaac Newton





Answers:

  1. Which King was married to Eleanor of Aquitane?
    B – Henry II

  2. If you planted the seeds of Quercus robur, what would grow?
    A – Trees

  3. Which scientific unit is named after an Italian nobleman?
    C – Volt

  4. Which of these is not one of the American Triple Crown horse races?
    A – Arlington Million

  5. Which boxer was famous for striking the gong in the introduction to J Arthur Rank films?
    A – Bombardier Billy Wells

  6. The Earth is approximately how many miles away from the Sun?
    C – 93 million

  7. Which insect shorted out an early supercomputer and inspired the term "computer bug"?
    A – Moth

  8. Khrushchev's famous 1960 shoe-banging outburst at the UN was in response to a delegate from what nation?
    C – The Philippines

  9. Which of the following men does not have a chemical element named for him?
    C – Isaac Newton

  10. Which of the following landlocked countries is entirely contained within another country?
    A – Lesotho

  11. In the children’s book series, where is Paddington Bear originally from?
    B – Peru

  12. Who is credited with inventing the first mass-produced helicopter?
    A – Igor Sikorsky

  13. The US icon Uncle Sam was based on Samuel Wilson who worked during the War of 1812 as a what?
    A – Meat inspector

  14. Who did artist Grant Wood use as the model for the farmer in his classic painting "American Gothic"?
    C – His dentist

  15. According to the Population Reference Bureau, what is the approximate number of people who have ever lived on earth?
    B – 100 billion

  16. The song "God Bless America" was originally written for what 1918 musical?
    B – "Yip, Yip, Yaphank"

  17. Now used to refer to a cat, the word "tabby" is derived from the name of a district of what world capital?
    A – Baghdad

  18. Neurologists believe that the brain's medial ventral prefrontal cortex is activated when you do what?
    C – Get a joke

  19. What club did astronaut Alan Shepard use to make his famous golf shot on the moon?
    C – Six iron

  20. Famous pediatrician and author Dr. Benjamin Spock won an Olympic gold medal in what sport?
    B – Rowing

  21. How many days make up a non-leap year in the Islamic calendar?
    C – 354

  22. What scientist first determined that human sight results from images projected onto the retina?
    C – Johannes Kepler