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1. What nation was bounced from the Organisation of American States in 1962? Cuba.
2. What continent has the fewest flowering plants? Antarctica.
3. What element begins with the letter “K”? Krypton.
4. What country saw a world record 315 million voters turn out for elections on May 20, 1991? India.
5. What national holiday in Mexico has picnickers munching chocolate coffins and sugar skulls? The Day of the Dead.
6. What nation’s military attached dynamite packs to Dobermans before sending them into Palestinian guerrilla hideouts? Israel.
7. What was the first planet to be discovered using the telescope, in 1781? Uranus.
8. How many days does a cat usually stay in heat? Five.
9. How many U.S. states border the Gulf of Mexico? Five.
10. What’s the ballet term for a 360-degree turn on one foot? Pirouette.
11. What did blind bank robber David Worrell use as a weapon when trying to rob a London bank? His cane.
12. What Great Lake state has more shoreline than the entire U.S. Atlantic seaboard? Michigan.
13. What model appeared topless on the self-penned 1993 novel Pirate? Fabio.
14. If you had Lafite-Rothschild on your dinner table, what would it be? Wine.
15. What is sushi traditionally wrapped in? Edible seaweed.
16. The May Queen, Wisley Crab, Lane’s Prince Albert and Foxwhelps are all species of what? Apples.
17. What is allspice alternatively known as? Pimento.
18. What colour is Absynth? Green.
19. What flavour is Cointreau? Orange.
20. What was the most watched UK TV programme of all time? Eastenders, when Den divorced Angie, which drew 30.10 million viewers on 25th December 1986.
21. Phyllis Nan Sortain Pechey was as famous for her flamboyant character as for her cookery books and TV show throughout the late 1960s to the mid-1970s. By what name was she more usually known? Fanny Cradock.
22. Which popular BBC series about old collectables began in 1977, presented by Bruce Parker and Arthur Negus, and is still running to this day? Antiques Roadshow.
23. Which BBC music programme was broadcast weekly between 1964 and 2006? Top of the Pops.
24. Alastair Burnett, Sandy Gall, Reginald Bosanquet, Alastair Stewart, Carol Barnes and Trevor McDonald were all regular presenters of which TV programme? ITV News at Ten.
25. Which country has more tractors per capita, Canada, Iceland or Japan?
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26. Who averaged one patent for every three weeks of his life?
27. What Elton John album became the first album to enter the charts at Number One, in 1975?
Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy.
28. What laundry detergent got lots of mileage out of the ad line, “ring around the collar”? Wisk.
29. Who, after anchoring off Hawaii in 1779, was mistaken for the god Lono? Captain James Cook.
30. What continent is cut into two fairly equal halves by the Tropic of Capricorn? Australia.
31. What explorer introduced pigs to North America? Christopher Columbus.
32. What magazine boasts the slogan: “Test, Inform, Protect”? Consumer Reports.
33. Who was billed as the “Killer of Custer” in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show? Sitting Bull.
34. What railway linked Moscow and Irkutsk in 1900? The Trans-Siberian Railway.
35. What is the minimum number of musicians a band must have to be considered a “big band”? Ten.
36. What’s a water moccasin often called, due to the white inside its mouth? cottonmouth.
37. What duo survived a 1909 shootout with Bolivia’s cavalry, according to historians? Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
38. What F-word is defined in physics as a “nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei”? Fusion.
39. What’s the largest and densest of the four rocky planets? Earth.
40. What ingredient in fresh milk is eventually devoured by bacteria, causing the sour taste? Lactose.
41. Who offered insurance against an accidental death caused by a falling Sputnik? Lloyds of London.
42. Which is the only American state to begin with the letter ‘p’? Pennsylvania.
43. Name the world’s biggest island. Greenland.
44. What is the world’s longest river? Amazon.
45. Name the world’s largest ocean. Pacific.
46. What is the diameter of Earth? 8,000 miles.
47. Where would you find the world’s most ancient forest? Daintree Forest, north of Cairns, Australia.
48. Which four British cities have underground rail systems? Liverpool, Glasgow, Newcastle and London.
49. What is the capital city of Spain? Madrid.
50. Which country is Prague in? The Czech Republic.
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51. With which sport is Michael Jordan associated? Basketball.
52. Churchill, Sherman and Panzer were all developed as types of what? Tank.
53. Which record label did Michael Jackson first record on? Motown.
54. Who recorded the album Dark Side Of the Moon? Pink Floyd.
55. Which Bobby took Mack The Knife to No 1 in the charts? Darin.
56. My Heart Will Go On came from which movie? Titanic.
57. With which sport is Cedric Pioline associated? Tennis.
58. What does the N stand for in NATO? North.
59. Who played Rachel Green in Friends? Jennifer Aniston.
60. Which instrument is Roberta Flack associated with? Piano.
61. Who famously announced “heeeere’s Johnny” on the Johnny Carson show from the early 60s? Ed McMahon.
62. With what did the ancient Romans dye their hair? Bird poop
63. On which continent did the samba originate? America.
64. Which fictional bear thought he had “very little brain”? Winnie-the-Pooh.
65. Lord Mountbatten was murdered off the coast of which country? Ireland.
66. In which state was Isaac Hayes born? Tennessee.
67. Black activist Steve Biko died in which country in the 70s? South Africa.
68. What is the postal abbreviation for Main? ME.
69. What was Aretha Franklin’s first No 1? Respect.
70. What is the main colour of the Chinese flag? Red.
71. Dick Francis novels revolve around which sport? Horse racing.
72. In LCD, what does the C stand for? Crystal.
73. In which country did Marilyn Monroe die? The United States.
74. Which Danny starred in Batman Returns? De Vito.
75. In which state is Prince William Sound? Alaska.
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76. What followed Exhale in the 1995 Whitney Houston hit? Shoop Shoop.
77. Which sitcom about an army hospital in Korea was transmitted in the UK without the canned laughter of the US version? M*A*S*H.
78. The disastrous poison gas leak at Bhopal took place in which country? India.
79. Which Sinatra song manages to rhyme a line with “shy way”? My Way.
80. In which decade of the 20th century was Andie MacDowell born? The 1950s.
81. What sort of Nest was the subject of over 150 sitcoms? Empty.
82. What type of cargo was carried by the stricken vessel the Torrey Canyon?
83. Playwright Arthur Miller was married to which famous blond actress? Marilyn Monroe.
84. In football, where do the Broncos come from? Denver.
85. Which actress married for the seventh time on Michael Jackson’s ranch in 1991? Elizabeth Taylor.
86. Hartsfield international airport is in which US state? Georgia.
87. What sort of Acres was the subject of a sitcom of over 170 episodes? Green.
88. On a computer keyboard, what letter is between Q and E? W.
89. In basketball, where do the Hawks come from? Atlanta.
90. Which snooker player was nicknamed ‘Hurricane’? Alex Higgins
91. What type of animal is a ‘skink’? A lizard
92. Which Polish philologist created the international language of ‘Esperanto’? Lazarus Ludwig Zamenhof
93. Which planet of our solar system was the first to be discovered by telescope? Uranus
94. Someone who suffers from oneirophobia is scared of what? Dreams
95. Who was the Roman God of fruit? Pomona (Her name derives from the Latin word ‘pomum’ meaning fruit)
96. What is the name of Oprah Winfrey’s production company? Harpo (Harpo is Oprah spelt backwards)
97. According to Thomas Edison, ‘genius’ is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent what? Perspiration
98. How is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta better known in the music industry? Lady Gaga
99. The Twilight Saga of movies is based on novels by which author? Stephenie Meyer
100. Who is the current manager of Chelsea FC? Carlo Ancelotti
101. Which Ancient Greek playwright is often credited with writing the play ‘Prometheus Bound’? Aeschylus
102. Sandra Bullock won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in which 2009 movie? The Blind Side
103. Which mammal has the longest gestation period? Elephant
104. What was the name of Dan Brown’s 2009 novel – a follow-up to the highly successful ‘The Da Vinci Code’? The Lost Symbol
105. How many squares are there on a standard chessboard? 64
106. Which up and coming US singer has had recent hits with ‘Whatcha Say’ and ‘Ridin’ Solo’? Jason Derulo
107. Which of Shakespeare’s plays is the shortest in length? The Comedy of Errors
108. Who sang the theme from the 70’s movie Love Story? Andy Williams.
109. Which talk-show hostess appeared in The Color Purple? Oprah Winfrey.
110. Which Barney was the subject of a sitcom of over 160 episodes? Miller.
111. Which state is called the Cornhusker State? Nebraska.
112. In baseball, where do the Blue Jays come from? Toronto.
113. McCoy international airport is in which US State? Florida.
114. Which Madeline became the first woman US Secretary of State? Albright.
115. What is the shallowest ocean in the world? The Arctic
116. The acronym NASA stands for what? National Aeronautics & Space Administration
117. In ‘The Simpsons’, what is the name of the beer served in Springfield? Duff
118. The Gobi Desert is primarily situated in which country? Mongolia
119. Which was the first song by the Beatles to go to No. 1 in the US? I Want To Hold Your Hand
120. In which country is the Simpson desert found? Australia
121. If a coffee bean is darker, will its caffeine content be higher or lower? Lower
122. Who played Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg in the 2010 movie, ‘The Social Network’? Jesse Eisenberg
123. According to the Bible, how long did Methuselah live to be? 969 years
124. Which musical personalities now make up the judging panel of the 2011 series of American Idol? Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson
125. What is the name of the floating island in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels? Laputa
126. Sangha’ monks and nuns are found in which religion? Buddhism
127. In which season do most burglaries take place? Winter.
128. What’s so special about the 1896 war between Zanzibar and England? It was the shortest war ever (Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.)
129. In the 1700s, what did some residents of London purchase to avoid going to hell? Insurance
130. What is the only rock regularly eaten by humans? Salt.
131. On what day of the week do the most auto accidents happen? Saturday.
132. What was featured in the first TV commercial advertising a toy? Mr.Potato head.
133. What is the only state whose name is a single syllable? Maine.
134. License plates in New Hampshire contain the motto “Live Free or Die.” Where are those license plates made? In Prison.
135. What do you get if you cross a goat with a sheep? A Geep.
136. There is only one kind of fruit that has its seeds on the outside. Name it. Strawberry.
137. Superman works for the Daily Planet, but who works for the Daily Bugle? Spider-man (a.k.a. Peter Parker)
138. Portugal has had six Kings with what first name? John
139. Clark Gable used to do it four or more times a day, but do what? Clark Gable used to shower four times a day.
140. What is America’s Wal-Mart trading name in the UK? Asda
141. Emerald is the birthstone for which month? May
142. What rock band started in Georgia, 1980, with Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Bill Berry? R.E.M.
143. Who is Homer Simpson’s brother? Herb Powell
144. In Quentin Tarantino´s hit film Reservoir Dogs, what were the colours used in place of names of characters? Mr Blonde (Michael Madsen), Mr Blue (Eddie Bunker), Mr Brown (Quentin Tarantino), Mr Orange (Tim Roth), Mr Pink (Steve Buscemi), Mr White (Harvey Keitel)
145. What is the largest fresh water lake in North America? Lake Superior
146. Apart from drinks what used to be stored in pub cellars? Corpses – it was a cold place.
147. What part of the body does H stand for in the charity AHA? Heart.
148. In the 1994 movie, The Lion King, who narrated the voice of Mufasa, Simba’s father? James Earl Jones.
149. What’s the least expensive and most popular fruit? The banana.
150. What kind of bird is often seen dashing along the roads and highways of the southern USA and Mexico… hence its name? Roadrunner.
151. Which part of a beetle’s body is a skeleton? The outside.
152. What is the name used in the study of earthquakes? Seismology.
153. What are Black-eyed peas? Beans
154. In which English city is Buckingham palace located? London.
155. What was the name of Daddy Warbucks’s Giant bodyguard who wore a turban in the Little Orphan Annie comic strip? Punjab.
156. By what other word are the Motion Picture Academy Awards also known? Oscars.
157. Who did Running Bear love in the 50s hit song? Little White Dove.
158. The hard white material of elephant tusks is called what? Ivory.
159. What is the name of the device added to a car’s exhaust system to reduce pollution? Catalytic converter.
160. Which atmospheric gas is the most common? Nitrogen.
161. What was tested at “Bikini Atoll” in the 1940s and the 1950s? Atomic bomb.
162. The iron and steel industry was developed in which city by Andrew Carnegie? Pittsburgh.
163. The 1980 Winter Olympic held at which Lake? Placid.
164. For which film did Robert de Niro win his first Oscar? The Godfather Part II.
165. The hardest natural substance known is what? Diamond.
166. What is the biggest animal to have inhabited the Earth? Blue Whale.