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GK 13


What nationality was Alfred Wegener, who pioneered the idea of continental drift? German
Which two architects built the Parthenon? Iktinos and Kallicrates
A modern copy, by Alan LeQuire, of Athena Parthenos, a statue that formerly stood in the Parthenon, is now in which US city? Nashville
Who sculpted the original Athena Parthenos, a lost massive chryselephantine (gold and ivory) sculpture of the Greek goddess Athena that formerly stood in the Parthenon? Phidias
Located just south of the Acropolis, to which ancient Greek God was what is thought to be the world's first theatre dedicated? Dionysus
In myth, who was the father of the satyrs? Selinos
In myth, who was the father of the physician god Aesclepius? Apollo
In myth, who killed Poseidon's son Haurrhothios, to defend the honour of his own daughter Alcippe? Ares
Beginning as early as 507 BC, the Athenians gathered on which hill in central Athens to host their popular assemblies, thus making the hill one of the earliest and most important sites in the creation of democracy? Pnyx
Brescia is a city in which Italian region? Lombardy
In which city is the Pergamon Museum? Berlin
Which woman Marxist theorist, philosopher, economist and revolutionary socialist of Polish-Jewish descent, killed in 1919, co-founded the Spartacus League? Rosa Luxemburg
Who wrote 1929 novel "Berlin Alexanderplatz"? Alfred Döblin
What was known, in German history, as "Die Mauer"? The Berlin Wall
What structure lies at the Western end of Berlin's Unter Der Linden? Brandenburg Gate
Whose first full-length play, written in 1918, was "Baal"? Berthold Brecht
In which Walter Scott novel does the heroine walk barefoot from Edinburgh to London? The Heart of Midlothian
Which US detective fiction author created the characters Derek Strange and Terry Quinn? George Pelecanos
Which US detective noir author wrote The Black Dahlia (1987), The Big Nowhere (1988) and L.A. Confidential (1990)? James Ellroy
Mentioned in Robert Copland's The Highway to the Spitalhouse (1535), and credited with having held a meeting with Giles Hather, at The Devils Arse Peak in Derbyshire to devise Thieves' Cant, who was this fictional "King Of The Gypsies"? Cock Lorel
Which Bach oratorio - with 6 cantatas - is named after a holiday? Christmas Oratorio
Which Bach work is also known as "48 preludes and fugues in all major and minor keys"? The Well-Tempered Clavier
Chronologically, what was the eighth Labour of Hercules? Capturing the Mares of Diomedes
Chronologically, what was the ninth Labour of Hercules? Capturing the Girdle of Hippolyta
Which musical features the song "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out Of My Hair"? South Pacific
Which American director was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Director for his 1992 debut feature Alien 3? David Fincher
Which influential 13th century Pope initiated both the Fourth Crusade and the Albigensian Crusade? Innocent III
Although the Amish are now found almost exclusively in North America, the Amish church was founded in the late 17th century by Jakob Amman in which European country? Switzerland
What is the name of the residence of the Scottish First Minister? Bute House
Which Scottish painter's works include "The Chelsea Pensioners reading the Waterloo Dispatch" "Ale-House Door" (afterwards entitled "The Village Festival") and "Rabbit On The Wall"? David Wilkie
Which British airport is located at Yeadon? Leeds/Bradford
Portrayed by Miley Cyrus, which fictional schoolgirl led a double life as 'Hannah Montana'? Miley Stewart
Which family appeared in the US animated sitcom "Wait Til Your Father Gets Home"? Boyle
Both "Robin's Nest" and "George and Mildred" were spin-offs of which other TV series? Man About The House
Jude Law got a Best Supporting Role Oscar Nomination (though he did not win) for which 1999 film? The Talented Mr Ripley
Who dubbed Ursula Andress's singing voice in "Dr No"? Diana Coupland
Robert Young plays the title character in which 1970s American medical drama television program"? Marcus Welby MD
Who won the right to legally adopt the baby Chitufo Mercy James in 2009? Madonna
At which film festival is the "Golden Bear" awarded? Berlin
Which character did John Hurt play in "I, Claudius"? Caligula
What group was founded in 1865 in Pulaski, Tennessee? Ku Klux Klan
Which British R&B singer came third in the BBC series Fame Academy, but went on to have seven Top 10 singles? Lemar
Most seen in Japan in which type of video game, aimed at females, generally has the goal, besides the main plot goal, to develop a romantic relationship between the female player character and one of several males? Otome Game
Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher comprise which band? Royal Blood
The Ku Klux Klan took the name "Ku Klux" from the Greek word "kuklos", which means what? Circle
Plessy v. Ferguson was a landmark United States Supreme Court decision of 1896 that upheld what unsavoury concept? Racial segregation
Which term describes the process of discovery and commercialization of new products based on biological resources? Bioprospecting
Other than Hispaniola, which Caribbean island is shared by two countries? St Martin
Who succeeded Woodrow Wilson as US President? Warren Harding
Which country is divided into 16 voivodeships? Poland
Old Father Time on a weather vane is a famous feature of which English cricket ground? Lords
Which is the oldest of eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England? Sussex
In Australian and New Zealand cricket from 1922 to 1979, how many balls comprised an over? Eight
In which year was Wisden's cricket almanac first published? 1864
Which Poet Laureate had a grandson who was England cricket captain? Tennyson
Whose first F1 win was the 2009 German Grand Prix? Mark Webber
In cricket, what does ICC stand for? International Cricket Conference
Which two teams competed in the first international cricket match between two nations in 1844? Canada USA
Which English cricketer took a record 148 Ashes wickets? Botham
Who captained Australia's 1972 and 1974-5 Ashes teams? Chappell
What was the real name of the woman known as 'Jane Roe' in the famous US 'Roe v Wade' abortion case? Norma McCarvey
Who is the 'rogue economist' behind 'Freakonomics'? Steven Levitt
What was the real name of the man often called Johnny Appleseed, an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ontario, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois? John Chapman
With a population of over 277,082, what is Israel's third-largest city? Haifa
What did the 'WC' stand for in WC Fields? William Claude
What was the real surname of US comedian WC Fields? Dukinfield
What does the US tax organisation, the IRS, stand for? Internal Revenue Service
Which US President signed the 'No Child Left Behind' law? George W Bush
From which film does the line "I coulda had class, I could've been a contender" feature? On The Waterfront
"The Ring of Gyges" features in which Plato work? The Republic
What was the working title of DW Griffith's "Birth Of A Nation"? The Clansman
Which American cowboy, vaudeville performer, humorist, newspaper columnist, social commentator, and stage and motion picture actor was called "Oklahoma's favorite son"? Will Rogers
Which American white nationalist, anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist, politician, and former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan pled guilty in 2009 to defrauding supporters by falsely claiming to have no money in order to solicit emergency donations? David Duke
Who was the 106th Mayor of New York City, from 1990 to 1993, replaced by Rudolph Giuliani? David Dinkins
In which country was economist JK Galbraith born? Canada
Which company introduce nylon in 1939, creating a vast demand for nylon stockings? DuPont
Oscar Danilo Blandón Reyes (born 1952) apparently raised money for the Contras in Nicaragua by selling drugs and weapons in the US, with the alleged connivance of the CIA. Which drug is he often thus credited with popularising in the USA? Crack cocaine
On which date were the Ceausescus of Romania executed after a crude trial? Christmas Day 1989
Bloodshed in which city, after anti-government protests, on 17th and 18th December 1989 helped bring down the Ceausescu regime - the name of the city was chanted by the crowd during Nicolae Ceausescu's famous aborted speech on the 21st? Timisoara
Which gang (often abbreviated as BDN or BDN III) is a large mostly African American street gang based in Chicago, Illinois? Black Disciples
On which exact date did Charlemagne become the first Holy Roman Emperor? Christmas Day 800
Which king is believed to have had the Hanging Gardens of Babylon built? Nebuchadnezzar II
Pennsylvania Dutch is a dialogue of which language? German
In which sport has the Gordon Bennett cup been awarded since 1906? Hot Air Ballooning
The 1903 motor racing Gordon Bennett cup, one of three, was held in Ireland and gave rise to which enduring motor racing tradition? British Racing Green
What species of tree was the one that was chopped down by George Washington in the popular "I cannot tell a lie, father" legend? Cherry
Which basketball legend was born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr. on April 16, 1947? Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Which statistical process helps one see how the typical value of the dependent variable ('criterion variable') changes when any one of the independent variables is varied, while other independent variables are held fixed? Regression Analysis
Give a year in the life of Marcus Aurelius. 121-180
Give a year in the life of philosopher Epicurus. 341-270BCE
Which jazz pianist (May 21, 1904 – December 15, 1943) had the real forenames "Thomas Wright"? Fats Waller
Over which body of water was Glenn Miller flying when he disappeared? English Channel
In which country was French-Romani guitarist Django Reinhardt born, in 1910? Belgium
Which style of jazz developed in the early 1940s in the USA, features songs characterized by a fast tempo, complex chord progressions with numerous changes of key, instrumental virtuosity, and improvisation based on a combination of harmonic structure? Bebop
Which jazz musician got his nickname from chasing chickens as a youngster? Charlie "Yardbird" Parker
What was the real name of blues legend Leadbelly? Huddie Ledbetter
Miles Davis is best known for playing which instrument? Trumpet
Louis Armstrong's 1926 recording of "Heebie Jeebies" is often incorrectly cited as the first song to employ which form of singing which Gene Greene had recorded in his song "King of the Bungaloos" and several others between 1911 and 1917? Scat Singing
1953 recordings of "C'est Si Bon" and the enduring Christmas novelty smash "Santa Baby" are among the best-known tunes by which female singer? Eartha Kitt
Who released the novel "Funny Girl" in late 2014? Nick Hornby
Which British monarch was the oldest at the time of their succession, as of 2016? William IV
What was the name given to the Indian practice of widow-burning? Suti/suttee
Which English monarch was forced to submit to the Provisions of Oxford? Henry III
What, according to the Hebrew Bible, was the portable earthly dwelling place for the divine presence, from the time of the Exodus from Egypt through the conquering of the land of Canaan? The Tabernacle
What was the name given to the Christian neo-Gnostic or dualist religiopolitical sect founded in the First Bulgarian Empire during the reign of Tsar Peter I in the 10th century? Bogomils/Bogomilism
Which Persian polymath (839–923 AD) is best known for his commentary on the Quran that bears his name, but also wrote on such subjects as poetry, lexicography, grammar, ethics, mathematics, and medicine? Al-Tabari
Who wrote "At The Mountains of Madness"? HP Lovecraft
Who were the two consorts of Edward I? Eleanor of Castile; Margaret
Who was the last native King of Wales, until his death in 1282? Llywelyn ap Gruffudd
Which controversial artefact was seized by Edward I in 1296, and not returned until nearly 700 years later? Stone of Scone
In Mesopotamian mythology,who was a female demon, monster, malevolent goddess or demigoddess who menaced women during childbirth and, if possible, kidnapped their children while they were breastfeeding? Lamashtu
In Jewish folklore, who was Adam's first wife, created at the same time as him? Lilith
Who was the consort of the Roman emperor Constantius Chlorus and the mother of the emperor Constantine the Great; she was important in the early promulgation of Christianity in Europe? Helena/St Helen
Which five-letter word is a fine-grained silica-rich microcrystalline, cryptocrystalline or microfibrous sedimentary rock that may contain small fossils? Chert
The term introduced by Charles Lyell, in 1893, what geological epoch lasted from about 2,588,000 to 11,700 years ago, spanning the world's recent period of repeated glaciations? Pleistocene
How are the Kerguelen Islands also known? Desolation Islands
Among the most isolated places on Earth, located 450 km (280 mi) northwest of the uninhabited Heard Island and McDonald Islands and more than 3,300 km (2,051 mi) away from the nearest populated location, which country owns the Kerguelen Islands? France
Which Chinese literary critic, writer, professor, and human rights activist who called for political reforms and the end of communist single-party rule won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010? Liu Xiaobo
Alfred Charles William Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe (15 July 1865 – 14 August 1922) owned which two newspapers? Daily Mail and Daily Mirror
Which company makes the F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft? Lockheed
A powerful and influential woman with a reputation for promiscuity, she allegedly conspired against her husband and was executed on the discovery of the plot - Messalina was the wife of which Roman Emperor? Claudius
Considered by some the greatest of all Arab poets, he appears several times in The Book of One Thousand and One Nights, who (756-815CE) was companion to the caliph Haroun al-Rashid? Abu Nuwas
Prior to the civil war, what was the most populous city in Syria? Aleppo (bigger than Damascus)
Which major river leaves Lake Geneva and flows through Lyon? Rhone
Which famous man owned Manoir de Ban, Vevey, Switzerland, where there is now a museum dedicated to him? Charlie Chaplin
How was Charles Edouard Jenneret better known? Le Corbusier
The town of Gruyeres, from which the cheese Gruyere, is in which Swiss canton? Fribourg
In which century was the Corinth Canal completed? 19th (1893)
Recognised as a World Heritage Site in 1999, the archaeological site Tiryns was an important city in which civilisation? Mycenaean
How is the period in Greek history ca. 1100–800 BC, between the presumed Dorian invasions and collapse of the Mycenaean civilisation, and the rise of the polis generally known? Greek Dark Ages
Given the epithet 'The Radical', who is the title character of George Eliot's novel of 1866, set during the time of the Reform Act of 1832? Felix Holt
How is the 'macula lutea' in the eye also known? Yellow spot
Which hormone is produced by the corpus luteum, the spheroid body that grows within the ruptured ovarian follicle after ovulation? Progesterone
Now rarely used, which drug was developed in the 1940s, the first of the aminoglycosides to be discovered, and was the first antibiotic to be effective against TB? Streptomycin
As of 2016, what is the highest station on the national rail network in England, at an altitude of 1,150ft (350 m) near Blea Moor Tunnel? Dent station (Cumbria)
Which mountain in central Italy gives its name to the large particle physics laboratory located within it, opened in 1989 and involved with the search for dark matter? Gran Sasso
What is the Chinese name of the Yellow River? Huang He
Which novel by George Eliot features a brother and sister who grow up near the village of St Oggs? The Mill On The Floss (Tom and Maggie Tulliver)
Which phenomenon, named for a mountain in the German Harz range, involves an elongated shadow of the observer, often bearing a halo, being cast on a layer of cloud? Brocken Spectre
On which Californian mountain is the 100-inch Hooker telescope, used by Edwin Hubble to reveal the expansion of the universe? Mount Wilson
Who wrote the 17th-century work "Grace Abounding"? John Bunyan
What eye condition is indicated if a patient sees the grid of an Amsler chart as either distorted or missing lines? Macular degeration
The Scotland district, in which the nation's highest point, Mount Hillaby, is found, is in which island nation? Barbados
What refractive error of eyesight is corrected by spectacles with concave lenses? Myopia/short-sightedness
Whose "The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life" (1912) presented a theory of religion, comparing the social and cultural lives of aboriginal and modern societies? Emile Durkheim
Its name taken from the Latin for shell, what type of mathematical curve is a curve derived from a fixed point O, another curve, and a length d? Conchoid curve
What name for a devil, or Satan himself, was originally found in a German legend about a scholar who gives his soul to the Devil in return for unlimited knowledge? Mephistopheles
Which French engineer and inventor is noted for his early work on the industrial liquefaction of air, for the invention and commercialization of neon lighting, and for a large experiment on generating energy by pumping cold seawater up from the depths? Georges Claude
Who (June 1594 – 19 November 1665) was the leading painter of the classical French Baroque style; most of his works are history paintings of religious or mythological subjects that very often have a large landscape? Nicolas Poussin
The 1927 painting "Automat" which portrays a lone woman staring into a cup of coffee is a famed work by whom? Edward Hopper
Which one-word term in chemistry refers to the irregular boiling of a liquid, specifically, the phenomenon where liquids boiled in a container will superheat and, upon nucleation, rapid boiling will expel the liquid from the container? Bumping
In classical theology, which Latin term means the adulation given to God alone? Latria
The Miwok people, a Native American tribe, were native to the northern part of which US state? California
"Olive Grove, Orange Sky" is a work by which famous artist? Vincent Van Gogh
The Roman city of Lugdunum is better known today as which European city? Lyon
Which pagan festival is celebrated on May Day? Beltane
Which Greek speaking Stoic philosopher's were written down and published by his pupil Arrian in his Discourses? Epictetus
Which term was prefigured by a collection of twelve books published in 1910, funded by the brothers Milton & Lyman Stewart, but coined by Curtis Lee Lawes, who proposed it after the 1920 pre-convention meeting of the Northern Baptists? Fundamentalism
With which islands is South Georgia bracketed in the formal name of the British overseas territory in the southern Atlantic Ocean? South Sandwich Islands
After which monarch was South Georgia named? George III (UK)
The French and Indian War began after a dispute over which river valley, seen by the French as a vital link between their colonies, but which the British were awarding land grants in? Ohio
What is the most populous city to be located mainly on a river island in the world? Montreal
Fort Duquesne, established by the French in 1754, was located on the site of the downtown of which city? Pittsburgh
Which Major led the mainly British forces that surrendered after the Battle of Fort Necessity in 1754? George Washington
The novel 'Hotel Du Lac' by Anita Brookner, than won the Booker Prize in 1984, was set in a hotel on the shores of which lake? Lake Geneva
Who wrote the Booker Prize winning novel "A History Of Seven Killings"? Marlon James
Heinrich Harrer wrote "The White Spider" about the first climb of what? North Face of the Eiger
The "Yankee Nord" Terrace hosts the most vociferous fans of which club? Olympique Marseilles
Bubble tea, or boba, is a drink most associated with which country? Taiwan
Which two-word name refers to the failed British military expedition which attempted to capture the French Fort Duquesne in the summer of 1755 during the French and Indian War, ending with defeat at the Battle of the Monongahela on July 9? Braddock Expedition
Which Old Testament prophet was carried to heaven on a fiery chariot? Elijah
In the Church of England which position ranks directly below bishop? Archdeacon
Who was the lead singer of the 1960s band The Animals? Eric Burdon
Who released the 1976 album "The Song Remains The Same"? Led Zeppelin
What is tisane? Herbal tea/herbal drink
A daiquiri is rum with which fruit juice? Lime
The relics of which French sain, popularly known as "The Little Flower of Jesus" or simply "The Little Flower", toured the UK in 2009? Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
Who composed the surreal 1978 opera "Le Grand Macabre"? György Ligeti
Who was the Roman goddess of war? Bellona
What specific event is celebrated by Lady Day? Annunciation of the Virgin Mary
Which item was invented in a primitive form by Whitcomb Judson in 1891, and perfected by Gideon Sundback in 1913? Zip fastener
Which company used the slogan "impossible is nothing"? Adidas
What does the 'S' stand for in 'UNESCO'? Scientific
Who wrote the spiritual autobiography "Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, or The Brief Relation of the Exceeding Mercy of God in Christ to his Poor Servant", more commonly known as just "Grace Abounding"? John Bunyan
Which unit of measurement derived from the distance between outstretched arms? A fathom
Babouches, also known as balgha, are which item of clothing in North Africa? Slippers
Which commanding General died at the Battle of The Plains of Abraham on 13th September 1759, apparently safe in the knowledge that his forces had won the battle? Thomas Wolfe
The footballer, Stephane Sessegnon, plays international football for which country? Benin
"Luck Be A Lady" features in which musical? Guys And Dolls
Which British radio astronomer shared the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1974, the first Nobel prize awarded in recognition of astronomical research, and was Astronomer Royal from 1972 to 1982? Martin Ryle
What is the most westerly mainland point in England? Land's End
Which river runs through Coventry, albeit now mainly underground? Sherborne
Which island in the Firth of Clyde supplies granite for curling stones? Ailsa Craig
How many members are there in the Scottish Parliament, as of April 2016? 129
How many members are there in the Welsh Assembly, as of 2016? Sixty
What is the abbreviation used for members of the Welsh Assembly? AMs
Who was the first West Indian cricketer to win 100 caps? Clive Lloyd
Which golfer, born in 1870, won the Open Championship in 3 different decades? Harry Vardon
The Val Barker trophy is awarded to the Olympics' star performer in which sport? Boxing
Prior to Andy Murray, who was the last British tennis player to win the pre-Wimbledon tournament at Queens? Bunny Austin
Disbanded in 2004, which short-lived Welsh regional team was formed by a merger of Bridgend RFC and Pontypridd RFC? Celtic Warriors
Which Italian city is home to the Pro 12 rugby team Zebre? Parma
What first for the Pro 12 rugby tournament (or its predecessors) was recorded on the 30th October 2015 by Llanelli Scarlets players Jacob Cowley and Regan King? First father and son to play together
Which veteran rock n’ roller seventh and latest wife is the younger sister of his third wife, whom he scandalously married in 1957 when she was just thirteen-years old? Jerry Lee Lewis
Whose award-winning 2005 autobiography Extreme describes her difficult childhood as daughter of ruthless music mogul Don Arden? Sharon Osborne
Singer–songwriter John Phillips, with whom his daughter Mackenzie claimed to have had a prolonged, drug-fuelled, incestuous relationship, was a member of which chart-topping sixties band? The Mamas and The Papas
n a four-stroke engine, which component transfers motion from the piston to the crankshaft? Conrod
Reflecting the inherent dangers of the design, what two-word term is used for motor vehicle doors that are hinged at the rear? Suicide Doors
The ESP on a car was designed by which company? Bosch
Which chemical element can exist in white, red, violet, and black forms? Phosphorus
Which patriotic Cuban song became a hit in the United States when The Sandpipers took their version - based on an arrangement by Pete Seeger - in to the top 10 in the Billboard Hot 100? Guantanamera
A painting by Dante Gabriel Rossetti depicts which muse of Giovanni Boccaccio? She was the titular subject of his 1344 novel and is mentioned frequently in The Decameron. Fiammetta
The Grand Bazaar in which city is, with over 90 million annual visitors, the world's most visited tourist attraction? Istanbul
Which international brand of seasonings, instant soups, and noodles that originated in Switzerland was acquired by Nestlé in 1947? Maggi
Inspired by Dashiell Hammett's novels Red Harvest and The Glass Key, which 1990 Coen Brothers film contains a famous scene in which the bookie Bernie Bernbaum pleads for his life with the gangster Tom Reagan in the woods at the titular location? Millers Crossing
Which tennis player did Steffi Graf face in six Grand Slam finals between 1994 and 1996? Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Named after the city in which the shogunate was established by Japan's first shogun, Minamoto no Yoritomo, in 1192, which period of Japanese history ended in 1333 with the short re-establishment of imperial rule under Emperor Go-Daigo? Kamakura Period
Published in 1890, The Principles of Psychology was a ground-breaking text in the history of psychology, and was written by whom? William James
Released in 2014, Calm After the Storm is perhaps the best-known hit of which Dutch country-pop band named for the birds with the Latin binomial Linaria cannabina? The Common Linnets
Adermatoglyphia is a rare genetic disorder which causes a person to lack… what? Fingerprints
What in transport, is DERV? Diesel Engine Road Vehicle
Which extinct bird, that once lived on the island of Madagascar, is believed to have laid the largest ever bird eggs? Elephant bird
Which country did the car company Bugatti originate in? France
An asterisk appears on which computer key? 8
What is EDP in computing? Electronic Data Processing
Jack Lemmon played CC Baxter in which film of 1960, produced and directed by Billy Wilder? The Apartment
Max Bialystock is a character from which film? The Producers
Don Birman is a character played by Ray Milland (and for which he won an Oscar) in which 1945 American film noir drama film directed by Billy Wilder and starring Jane Wyman? The Lost Weekend
Played by Humphrey Bogart, who is the café owner in Casablanca? Rick Blaine
Who played Britt Avery in The Magnificent Seven? James Coburn
Which British TV detectives, known by their surnames in the programme's title, had the forenames Andy and Peter? Dalziel & Pascoe
Mickey Rooney co-starred with which female icon in ten films from 1937 to 1949? Judy Garland
Name either film for which Peter Ustinov won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar? Spartacus/Topkapi
Name wither film for which Jason Robards won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar? All The President's Men/Julie
Which iconic film had the tagline: "A Man Went Looking For America - And Couldn't Find It Anywhere"? Easy Rider
Which character did Brett Ekland play in "The Man With The Golden Gun"? Goodnight
Which US actor was one half of "The Persuaders"? Tony Curtis
Which British actor was one half of "The Persuaders"? Roger Moore
Who was the action hero actor in 1992's "Passenger 57"? Wesley Snipes
Who directed the 2005 film version of "The War Of The Worlds"? Steven Spielberg
One of the official languages of South Africa, which Bantu language is characterised by 'clicking'? Xhosa
Saginaw Bay is on which of the Great Lakes? Lake Huron
What are the two main colours on Guatemala's flag? Blue and White
First broadcasting in 1984, where in the UK is Viking FM? Kingston Upon Hull
In which Spanish province is Trafalgar? Cadiz
On which Spanish 'Costa' are Benidorm and Alicante? Costa Blanca
The third largest cities in both Spain and Venezuela share which name? Valencia
Which US state was once named Franklin? Tennessee
Which of the Nobel Prizes has been awarded the most often? Physiology or Medicine
Who conducts the Nobel Prize ceremony? King of Sweden
Ford Madox Brown spent the latter years of his life painting murals that depicted the history of which city, for its town hall? Manchester
Which poet wrote the famous poem "The Charge of the Light Brigade"? Tennyson
Who wrote the famous work "Self-Help" in 1859, that was one of the first examples of the eponymous book genre? Samuel Smiles
Which modern-day philosopher wrote "The Pleasures and Sorrows Of Work"? Alain De Botton
Who wrote "Blott On The Landscape"? Tom Sharpe
Which animals feature in Landseer's "Dignity and Impudence"? Two dogs
Which 19th Century Japanese artist, probably his country's most famous, created woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji? Katsushika Hokusai
Who does Katherina marry in "The Taming Of The Shrew"? Petruchio
Who wrote the classic novel "Heidi"? Johanna Spyri
Balthasar and Stefano are servants of which Shakespeare character? Portia
Which unit of gesture is the sign language equivalent of the spoken phoneme? Chereme
In which month was Martin Luther King Jr assassinated? April (4th April 1968)
The Guugu Yimithirr people are native to which country? Australia
For what is the DSM an abbreviation, in psychiatry? Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (of Mental Disorders)
Moise Tshombe was President of which province when it declared independence in 1960? Katanga
Name any modern recognised constellation that begins with the letter M. Musca, Microscopium, Monoceros, Mensa
How are Felix Ungar and Oscar Madison better known in a play's title? The Odd Couple (Neil Simon)
Which symbol represents eternity to Buddhists, Ganesh to Hindus and the octopus that created the world to the Panamanian Kuna Yala people? Swastika
Gerald Holtom designed which symbol from an amalgamation of two semaphore signals? Peace/CND symbol (from 'n' and 'd' for nuclear disarmamnet
Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty were members of which UK chart-topping band? The KLF
Featuring prominently on the coins and banknotes of both Burma and Sri Lanka, which lion-like creature gave its name to the Chindits - statues of it are commonly seen at the entrances of pagodas and temples? Chinthe
While xylem transports water throughout vascular plants, which living tissue transports sucrose to those parts of the plants that need it? Phloem
Which people who, unlike most Russians, speak a Uralic language, rather more related to Finnish than to Slavic languages such as Russian, are the most red-headed people in the World? Urdmurt
Which American civil rights activist hit the headlines in June 2015 when her white parents stated publicly that she is a Caucasian woman passing as black? Rachel Dolezal
The 2015 NBA Finals was won by the Golden State Warriors, who beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 4-2. In which city are the Golden State Warriors based? Oakland
The four official languages of Singapore are English, Malay, Mandarin Chinese, and which other? Tamil
Which abacus-like finger counting method - which allows users to display all numbers from 0 to 99 on their two hands - was developed in Korea during the 1940s by Sung Jin Pai? Chisanbop
Which American actress, a star of 'Raging Bull' and 'The Commish', is often credited with bringing the crime of stalking to wider public attention after surviving a murder attempt made against her by an obsessed fan? Theresa Saldana
The murder of which actress from the CBS sitcom "My Sister Sam" in 1989 helped prompt the 1990 passage of America's first anti-stalking laws, in California? Rebecca Schaeffer
Also popular in parts of the Middle East, which Greek pastries - with a name deriving from the Turkish for 'morsel' - are made of deep fried dough soaked in honey or sugar syrup and cinnamon? Loukoumades or Lokma
St Petersburg's "Bronze Horseman" statue, one of the symbols of the city, depicts who? Peter the Great
A prominent American railroad engineer in the first half of the 19th century (1800-49). the father of which painter (1834-1903) was employed as a Consultant on the building of Russia's first major railroad, the Moscow-Saint Petersburg Railway? James McNeill Whistler
The first ironclad warship commissioned by the Union Navy, which ship is most famous for her central role in the Battle of Hampton Roads on 9 March 1862, where, under the command of Lt John Worden, she fought the ironclad CSS Virginia to a standoff? USS Monitor
In which year did the Crimean War break out? 1853
In which year did the Crimean War end? 1856
Which treaty settled the Crimean War between Russia and an alliance of the Ottoman Empire, the British Empire, Second French Empire, and the Kingdom of Sardinia? (1856) Treaty of Paris
In 1863 who introduced the first successful detonator - a pyrotechnic fuse blasting cap, using mercury fulminate to detonate nitroglycerin? Alfred Nobel
Who, unusually, won the Nobel Prize in Literature posthumously, in 1931? Erik Karlfeldt
King Oscar II was king of which European country from 18 September 1872 to his death on 8 December 1907? Sweden
What nationality is Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura, appointed in 2016 as FIFA's first female secretary general? Senegalese
Which South American region takes its name from one used by Magellan in 1520 to describe the native people that his expedition thought to be giants? Patagonia
Which is the only Ivy League university to share its name with a US state? Pennsylvania
Apart from Australia and New Zealand, which other two countries feature the Southern Cross on their flags? Samoa, Papua New Guinea
Which historic county is now part of Cambridgeshire? Huntingdonshire
Which city is named after the title of Thomas Townshend (1733-1800)? Sydney
Ernest Hemingway once remarked that there were three sports, and all the rest were merely games. Motor racing and bullfighting were three of his 'sports' - what was the third? Mountaineering
In which philosophical work was life first described as being "nasty, brutish and short"? Leviathan (Hobbes)
Whose work of 1776 was "The Fragment On Government"? Bentham
A close, but possibly platonic relationship with a Mrs Harriet Taylor, before marriage in 1851 upon the death of her first husband, was central to which philosopher's beliefs that women were being unfairly excluded from civil life? John Stuart Mill
As of 2016, there are three high-security psychiatric hospitals in England, one is Broadmoor - name either of the other two. Ashworth or Rampton
The Nore, site of a notorious 1797 mutiny, is a sandbank at the mouth of which river? Thames
Founded in 1843, in which town or city is Arkell's Brewery? Swindon
What is the capital of Bahrain? Manama
In boxing, which weight division lies between flyweight and featherweight? Bantamweight
In boxing, which weight division is beneath flyweight, and is the lowest of all? Strawweight
Which items are required to play the Australian gambling game "two-up"? Coins
How many cards are used per person in a game of bezique? Thirty-two
Which playing cards are not used in a game of bezique? 2,3,4,5,6
Consisting of fossilized remains of diatoms, a type of hard-shelled algae, and used in cat litter, toothpaste, and as a stabilising agent for dynamite, what one-word German name is also given to 'Diatomaceous earth'? Kieselguhr
What does the letters in the name of the manufactured board MDF stand for? Medium-density fibreboard
In which English county is Goodwood, home to the racecourse and motor-racing Festival of Speed? West Sussex
What is the seat of the Duke of Rutland? Belvoir Castle
Which company, founded in 1991, is based in Malmesbury Wiltshire? Dyson
Which English city's main railway station once had the suffix "Thorpe", until 1969? Norwich
How is the group founded as the London Festival Ballet now known? English National Ballet
Where is The Royal Ballet based? Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, UK
Who founded The Royal Ballet in 1931? Dame Ninette de Valois
Stephen Joseph Theatre is a theatre in the round in which English town? Scarborough
Who was, between 1972 and 2009, the artistic director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre? Alan Ayckbourn
Who painted Black on Maroon, a painting that was defaced by Polish national Wlodzimierz Umaniec in 2012? Mark Rothko
The Luangwa River is one of the major tributaries of the Zambezi River, and one of the four biggest rivers of which country? Zambia
Which river is the largest tributary of the Zambezi, and the longest wholly within Zambia? Kafue
Who wrote "Revolutionary Road" in 1961, their debut novel? Richard Yates
Give a year in the life of Geoffrey Chaucer. 1342-1400
Which Welsh-born actress (1755-1831), was the best-known tragedienne of the 18th century, and was famed for her Lady MacBeth? Sarah Siddons
According to Samuel Johnson, which actor "made his profession respectable"? David Garrick
Which whitework needlework technique incorporating features of embroidery, cutwork and needle lace, is sometimes called "white on white" embroidery? Broderie Anglaise
A persistent story, possibly apocryphal, is that the heart of which author, who died in 1928 , was eaten by a cat while his body was being prepared for burial? Thomas Hardy
How is the body of water once called the Hellespont now better known? Dardanelles Strait
The Khalkha people are the largest subgroup of which larger ethnic group? Mongols
Who did Henry Vi of England marry? Margaret of Anjou
Who ((22 November 1428 – 14 April 1471) was described as 'the Kingmaker' during the Wars of the Roses? Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick
In which building did Henry VI of England die? Tower of London
Which skirmish of 22 May 1455 signalled the start of the Wars of the Roses? First Battle of St Albans
At which 12 October 1459, largely bloodless battle in the Wars of the Roses resulted in a temporary setback for the Yorkists? Battle of Ludford Bridge (also Battle of Ludlow)
Which battle fought on 10 July 1460 was a major battle of the Wars of the Roses and saw Henry Vi captured? Battle of Northampton
At which battle of 1460, during the Wars of the Roses, was Richard, Duke of York, killed? Battle of Wakefield
In which year did Ireland leave the Commonwealth? 1948
Which castle in Somerset near Yeovil, actually a Bronze and Iron Age hillfort, is associated with the legend of King Arthur? Cadbury Castle
Which man's 12th century work "Historia Regnum Britannae" was instrumental in promoting the legend of King Arthur? Geoffrey of Monmouth
Which first class county cricket team are the oldest, having being formed in 1839? Sussex
Who won at the first round of Wimbledon in 2004, aged 47 years and eight months, to make her the oldest player to win a professional singles match in the open era? Navratilova
Who retired from international rugby following the 2011 Rugby World Cup as the most-capped South African player ever, with 111 appearances? John Smit
In June 2006, who came off the bench for the Australia rugby union team in the second half of the second Test in Melbourne against England as he earned his 120th international cap - setting a then new world record? He eventually received 139 caps. George Gregan
Which former New Zealand rugby union player, captained the All Blacks – the country's national team – in 110 out of his world record 148 test matches? Richie McCaw
In 1901 who became the only non-league team to ever win the FA Cup? Tottenham Hotspur (who were not league members until 1908)
Who was the first man to jump over seven feet in the athletics High Jump, in 1956? Charles Dumas
Set in 1993, who as of 2016 still holds the men's high jump record? Javier Sotomayor (Cuba)
Preston hold the record for the highest score ever in an FA Cup match as of 2016 - who did they beat 26-0 back in 1887? Hyde United FC
Who owned the 1994 Grand National winner, Minnehoma? Freddie Starr
A bear pawing a strawberry tree is the emblem of which capital city? Madrid
Who reigned over Spain between 1598 to 1621? Felipe III
From the Portuguese for meaning "act of faith" what was the ritual of public penance of condemned heretics and apostates that took place when the Spanish Inquisition had decided their punishment of an individual? Auto-da-fe
Which Spanish playwright, poet and novelist (1562-1635) nicknamed the "The Phoenix of Wits" and "Prodigy of Nature" has about 3,000 sonnets, 3 novels, 4 novellas, 9 epic poems, and about 500 plays attributed to him? Lope de Vega
Which one-word title is the name given to individual Moors or Muslims of Al-Andalus who remained in Iberia after the Christian Reconquista but were not converted to Christianity? Mudéjar
Which battle fought on the morning of 24 February 1525, was the decisive engagement of the Italian War of 1521–26, and saw an Imperial-Spanish army defeat the French? Battle of Pavia
What name was given to Iberian Christians who lived under Moorish rule in Al-Andalus who remained unconverted to Islam, but did however adopt elements of Arabic language and culture? Mozarabs
The Monasterio de las Descalvas Reales is a tourist attraction in Madrid - a monastery for titled women, what does "Descalvas Reales" mean? Barefoot Royals
In 1931, in the face of overwhelming popular rejection, which Spanish Monarch fled the country as the Second Spanish Republic was proclaimed? Alfonso XIII
Which prolific Italian painter and printmaker (1696-1770) from the Republic of Venice worked not only in Italy, but also in Germany and Spain, and painted "Scipio Africanus Freeing Massiva" and "The Immaculate Conception" that hangs in the Prado? Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
What is the name of Def Leppard's famously one-armed drummer? Rick Allen
Wagner's composition of which opera, premiered in Munich on 10 June 1865, was inspired by the philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer (particularly The World as Will and Representation), as well as by Wagner's affair with Mathilde Wesendonck? Tristan Und Isolde
The Gypsy composer János Bihari (1764–1827) remains the most well-known composer and interpreter of which Hungarian dance and music style? Verbunkos
Who was the mythical Norse queen of the underworld, where she receives a proportion of the dead? Hel
Who wrote the song "Windmills Of Your Mind"? Michael Lagrande
Who was the only English Pope? Pope Adrian IV (Nicholas Breakspear)
Who sung the version of "Softly, Softly" that reached No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart for three weeks in February and March 1955? Ruby Murray
What name is given to an organ solo played before during or after a church service? Voluntary
What flavour is the aperitif pastis? Aniseed
Which line divides area of sunlight and darkness on the moon? The Terminator
Which disease has also been called snail fever? Bilharzia
Which tree has the Latin name 'Acer Pseudoplatanus'? Sycamore
Which UK species has the Latin name 'Aquila chrysaetos'? Golden eagle
Which migrant winter bird is the UK's smallest thrush? Redwing
Whose law states that the number of molecules in two gasses at the same volume, temperature and pressure is identical? Avogadro's
Vulcanisation involves treating rubber with which element? Sulphur
In law, what name is given to a court order that compels a party to do or refrain from specific acts? Injunction
How is a 'primula veris' better known? Cowslip
Merino sheep originated in which country? Spain (but modern domesticated breed is Australian)
How many zeroes are there in a British trillion? Eighteen
Between 1536 and 1830, Hungarian monarchs were crowned in St Martin's Cathedral in which city? Bratislava
Literally menaing "sitting" what name is given to a Jewish institution that focuses on the study of traditional religious texts, primarily the Talmud and Torah study? Yeshiva
Which capital city was called Alis Ubbo (Delightful Shore) by the Phoenecians? Lisbon
Which saint, who lived in the 4th Century, is best known for the account of his using his military sword to cut his cloak in two, to give half to a beggar clad only in rags in the depth of winter, an event often depicted in art? St Martin of Tours
He established the Pressburg Yeshiva, which became the most influential yeshiva in Central Europe, producing hundreds of future leaders of Hungarian Jewry - which Orthodox rabbi and opponent to the Reform movement in Judaism (1762-1839)? Moses Sofer/Chatam Sofer/Moses Schreiber
In 1255, Lisbon became the capital of Portugal after the court was moved from which town or city? Coimbra
In which year was there a devastating November 1st earthquake in Lisbon that, along with the resulting fires and tsunami, killed up to one-third of the city's inhabitants? 1755
Petrzalka is a densely populated residential district, full of unpleasant ex-Communist housing blocks, situated across the river from the old town of which European capital city? Bratislava
Which monarch of Portugal was murdered by an anarchist in Lisbon in 1908? (Dom) Carlos I
The Krubera Cave, the world's deepest, is to be found in which largely-unrecognised breakaway republic? Abkhazia
Drill and poplin are both types of what? Fabric
Josephine Cochrane introduced the first commercially successful example of what in 1896? Dishwasher
What name is given to turning boats onto their sides to clean or repair them? Careening
Who was the first female to appear on a UK banknote? Florence Nightingale
SU, Weber and Zenith are all types of which engine component? Carburettor
Willis Haviland Carrier (November 26, 1876 – October 7, 1950) was an American engineer, best known for inventing what in 1903? Air Conditioning
What name is given to a small mechanical model of the solar system? Orrery
In motoring, what is an OHC? Overhead Camshaft
Basting, loop and saddle are all types of what? Stitches
Who did Elizabeth Fry replace on the British £5 note in 2002? George Stephenson
"English Graffiti" was a 2015 album by which indie rock band? The Vaccines
Who co-hosted "The Generation Game" with Larry Grayson? Isla St Clair
Who wrote the play "Abigail's Party"? Mike Leigh
Who composed the piano work "Suite Bergamasque"? Debussy
Who kills Hamlet in the Shakespeare play? Laertes
Which US woman won tennis gold at the 1992 Olympics? Jennifer Capriati?
Which star sign comes between Scorpio and Capricorn chronologically? Sagittarius
Jigme Thinley became, in 2008, the first democratically elected PM of which country? Bhutan
What letter would indicate the cold bath tap in Germany? K
In which year did VAT come into effect in the UK? 1973
A halberd combines a spear with what other weapon? An axe
Which sport has positions called point, cover point, 3rd man, 2nd home and 1st home? Lacrosse
A caddy spoon is used for measuring out which leaves? Tea
The military research centre Porton Down is in which English county? Wiltshire
In which year was the Grand National delayed due to the wedding of Prince Charles to Camilla Parker-Bowles? 2005
Which team beat England in the 1992 cricket World Cup Final? Pakistan
In 2016 who became the first athlete to run under 10 seconds for the 100m, 20 seconds for the 200m and 44 seconds for 400m? Wayde Van Niekerk
The knitting abbreviation YRN stands for what? Yarn Round Needle
In professional boxing which weight division is between light heavyweight and heavyweight? Cruiserweight
Since 2000, Mark Wright hosted which Channel 5 discussion show? The Wright Stuff
Silvaner and Rotgipfler are varieties of which fruit? Grape
What type of hat is traditionally worn with white tie dress? Top hat
Which UK singer had a 2015 hit with "On My Mind"? Ellie Goulding
How is Terry Gene Bollea better known? Hulk Hogan
In 1965, who was the first footballer to be knighted? Sir Stanley Matthews
Who won her first Grand Slam tournament at the 2006 Australian Open when her opponent Justine Henin-Hardenne retired injured? Amelie Mauresmo
Taffeta was originally a type of what material? Silk
Danska is a Danish brand of which alcoholic spirit? Vodka
Which type of paired upper and lower teeth are used by carnivorous mammals to shear meat? Carnassials
Who won Olympic Men's 100m gold in 1964? Bob Hayes
In 2013-4, Stephen Curry and which basketball team-mate were nicknamed the "Splash Brothers" en route to setting the NBA record for combined 3 pointers in a season with 484, a record they broke the next season (525) and again in the 2015–16 season (678)? Klay Thompson
Which English king was the first monarch to have previously held the title Prince of Wales? Edward II
Reverend Elijah Craig is credited with inventing which alcoholic drink? Bourbon
Which British girl band released the 2013 single "Move", after having a 2012 Number 1 with "Wings"? Little Mix
A St Martin's Summer is unusually warm weather in which month? Autumn
Spencer Matthews came to prominence on which UK 'constructed reality' show? Made In Chelsea
In 1889, the Eiffel Tower replaced what as the world's tallest structure? Washington Monument
Who had a 2012 hit with "Va Va Voom"? Nicki Minaj
What is the name of the sabre-toothed tiger in the film series "Ice Age"? Diego
The 19th century Peninsular War referred to which peninsula? Iberian
Micheline Roquebrune (b 1929) a French artist was the second wife of which Oscar winner who celebrated his 80th birthday in August 2010? Sean Connery
t carries 2 million passengers a year and each single trip lasts less than 90 seconds; which highly distinctive (and frankly unusual) part of the Paris Metro requires a separate ticket? Montmartre Funicular
Created by Marvel comics, what first is claimed by Northstar, a French-Canadian mutant who revealed himself in 1992? First openly gay superhero
Established circa 7,000 years ago, which Lebanese city, founded as Gebal by the Phoenicians, got its current name from the ancient Greeks, who imported its papyrus? Byblos
Who was the first man of 'Hispanic' background ever to hold a version of the World Heavyweight Boxing title? John "The Quietman" Ruiz (WBA)
Which country has the most products with protected origin status in the EU? Italy
Between AD 195, when Septimius Severus sacked and re-built the city, and AD 330 when Constantine selected it as the capital of New Rome, by what name was Byzantium /Constantinople/Istanbul known? Antoninia
Earlier films include 'Read My Lips' and the 'Beat that My Heart Skipped; which French director's movies include prison thriller A Prophet' (2009)? Jacques Audiard
Sometimes combined with silk or polyester to create a textile fabric which is lightweight and looks like linen; piña is a fibre made from the leaves of which plant? Pineapple
Which stretch of water separates Africa and Madagascar? Mozambique Channel
Which is Oxford University's oldest college? University College
Which is the largest theatre in London's West End? Coliseum
Where in the UK is the fort of Vindolanda located? Hadrian's Wall
Which river runs into North Sea at Felixstowe? Orwell
Which 5x weekly government bulletin was founded in 1665? London Gazette
Meaning 'open country' which word is sometimes used to describe a slum in Latin America? Barrio
The Eduskunta is the parliament of which country? Finland
'EAT' is the car registration abbreviation for which country? Tanzania (East Africa)
In what order, from highest to lowest, do the five British ranks of nobility come? Duke, Marquis, Earl, Viscount, Baron
In which English county is the independent school Wellington College? Berkshire
In which town is the Charles Wells Brewery? Bedford
What is the capital of Malawi? Lilongwe
What is the currency of Myanmar? Kyat
What is the official language of Haiti? French (or Haitian Creole)
Where is BBC Radio Lancashire based? Blackburn
What is the administrative capital of Clackmannanshire? Alloa
Where is Banks Beer brewed? Wolverhampton
What is the capital of New Caledonia? Noumea
What unit of currency is used in Bangladesh? Taka
As of 2016, which town is home to Stray FM? Harrogate
In 2015-16, who became the National Hunt Champion Jockey, the first after AP McCoy's 20 consecutive victories? Richard Johnson
In the standard ranking for hands of poker, which hand of five cards comes immediately above two pairs? Three of a kind
Which sportsman, with a mother of Indian descent, was born in London on 29 Sep 1956, and had a father who was one of few survivors from a submarine torpedoing in WW2 - the father escaped being a POW by jumping off a train and fleeing to Spain? Seb Coe
hen the referee Tony Bates was injured in a match between Coventry and Nottingham Forest in February 2010 the fourth official had to take over. Thus for the first time a woman took charge of a football league match. What was her name? Amy Fearn
Grimsby Town's home ground, Blundell Park, is actually located in which town, to which Grimsby is physically joined? Cleethorpes
Which city, with a population of 4 million, is the seventh largest in India and the second largest in Maharashtra after Mumbai? Pune
He represented the West Indies from 1984 to 2001 in 132 Tests, captaining the side in 22 matches, and is best known for a remarkable opening bowling partnership along with Curtly Ambrose. He spent 14 years with Gloucestershire. Who is he? Courtney Walsh
Which boxer, nicknamed 'Golden Boy', in 1967, fought for both the British and European titles, losing to Henry Cooper (Great Britain) and Karl Mildenberger (West Germany) respectively? Billy Walker
What is the other common name for the garden flower echinacea? Purple coneflower
What is the surname of the French classical music piano soloist sisters, Katia (b. 1950) and Marielle (b. 1952)? Labeque
In the poem, "The Owl and the Pussycat", by Edward Lear, how much was paid to the pig for the ring at the end of its nose? One shilling
Which actress played the title role of Sylvia Broome in the 2005 motion picture 'The Interpreter'? Nicole Kidman
Who was Prime Minister of Gt. Britain, under whose premiership the Life Peerages Act was introduced? Harold Macmillan
The body of which US President, who died in 1885, lies in Riverside Park in Manhattan, in the largest mausoleum in North America? Ulysses S Grant
In the TV comedy 'Last of the Summer Wine', what was the commonly-used forename of Nora Batty's husband? Wally
In classical mythology, of what was Plutus, (not to be confused with Pluto), the God? Wealth
Which star of the TV series, "Casualty", played an IRA assassin in the TV mini series, "Harry's Game"? Derek Thompson
To travel from Manhattan to new Jersey, one may ride the PATH train. For what does the H in PATH stand? Hudson (Port Authority Trans-Hudson)
Who chaired the convention, which was established by the European Council in December 2001, to produce a draft Constitution for the European Union? Valery Giscard D'Estaing
In the nursery rhyme, "There was a Jolly Miller", where did the jolly miller live? On the River Dee
Who eventually broke Bob Beamon's 23 year-old long jump record, in 1991? Mike Powell
Who wrote the book Half of A Yellow Sun, about the Biafra conflict? Chimimanda NGOZI ADICHIE
The acclaimed 2009 vampire film Let The Right One In was filmed and set in which country Sweden
The Maitisong festival of music, dance and theatre takes over which African capital city annually? Gaborone
Never one to shy away from potentially controversial subjects, God Resigns at the Summit Meeting is a play by which Egyptian feminist? She was charged with "insulting Islam" and all original Arabic copies of the play being destroyed? Nawal El Saadawi
Taken from the Choctaw language, what does the word 'bobbasheely' mean in the southern US? A very close friend
What kind of animal, in the USA, is a 'stone toter'? A fish
In linguistics, what is DARE, finally published in 2009 after decades of research, an acronym for? Dictionary of American Regional English
What is the meaning of the Somalian terror group's name "Al-Shabab"? The Lads or The Youth
Which Belfast-born actor has appeared in such films as Veronica Guerin, There Will Be Blood, and Munich, and played Dumbledore's brother Aberforth in the last Harry Potter film? Ciaran Hinds
This team sport enjoys significant popularity in a number of Latin countries. Depending on territories, it is also known as Hóquei em Patins or International Style Ball? Roller Hockey
This anti-injury indoor team sport was developed in the 1970s by Swiss biologist Hermann Brandt, who believed that "The objective of all physical activities is not to make champions, but make a contribution to building a harmonious society"? Tchoukball
What sport played mainly in Scandinavia is like indoor field hockey? Men and women play indoors with 96-115.5 cm long sticks and a plastic ball - 22-23 cm in circumference - with holes. Matches are played in three twenty-minute periods. Floorball
Duathlons involve what two sports? Running and cycling
What's the name of Hong Kong's main shopping area; a heavily built-up area of Hong Kong, located on Hong Kong Island, and covering parts of Wan Chai District. The Cantonese name is also romanized as Tung Lo Wan as in Tung Lo Wan Road? Causeway Bay
What famous bet about the prices of commodities from 1980 to 1990 was lost by Paul Ehrlich? Simon-Ehrlich Bet
What vertical plane is at right angles to the saggital plane? Coronal plane
New Zealander Susan Devoy dominated the women's version of what sport in the 1980s? Squash
Jaume Marquet i Cot is better known by what name - he has run onto the pitch at several sporting events, like the brain-dead arsehole he clearly is? Jimmy Jump
What's the name of Moscow's tall TV tower - it was the first free-standing structure to exceed 500 m (1,600 ft) in height? Ostankino Tower
Mikhail Sholokhov's stories concern which people's struggle for independence from the Bolsheviks? The Cossacks
Which man, (24 June 1909 – 3 March 1991), an English mathematician and professor of mathematical physics at the Imperial College London and later the rector of Imperial College, led the British effort to build a nuclear bomb in the late 1940s? William Penney
Which singer was born with the surnames McDonald McLoughlin Lawrie but now uses the surname Kennedy-Cairns? Lulu
Which Polish national hero is commemorated by an artificial mound in Krakow? Koszciusko
Which Swiss symbolist painted the famous picture known as the Isle of the Dead (Toteninsel)? Arnold Böcklin
He was Elector of Saxony (1694-1733), King of Poland (1697-1706) and could break horseshoes with his bare hands. What was his name and epithet? Augustus the Strong
What is the Hebrew term for the highest form of exclusion from the Jewish community? It happened to Spinoza, and to Trotsky when he became a communist. Cherem/herem
Who (c. 1217 – c. 1255) founded the Mali Empire? Sundiata Keita
Which Italian artist who died aged 29 in 1963 created the work 'Artist's Sh*t', consisting of his own excrement in cans? Piero Manzoni
A leading Portuguese reformer, who set up the wine industry in the Douro region and gives his name to the architectural style used to rebuild Lisbon after the Earthquake? Pombal
What French word means to decorate an object with coloured scraps of paper as well as paint? The cubists used this technique by clipping newspapers and putting them into collages. Decoupage
Who founded Jainism? Mahavira
What ship sank in the worst Canadian maritime disaster, in 1914, killing 1022 people? Empress of Ireland
Loosely translated to mean stoic determination, grit, bravery, guts, resilience, perseverance and hardiness, 'sisu' is a word expressing the historic self-identified national character of which county? Finland
What is Nathan Ames credited with patenting for the first time in 1859? Escalator
Which city was founded by Caliph Al-Mansur in the year 762? Baghdad
What language gradually replaced Sumerian as a spoken language around the turn of the 3rd and 2nd millennium BC? Akkadian
Which Chinese bank by total assets and by market capitalization, known by a four-letter acronym, is the world's largest? ICBC
Kamla Persad-Bissessar became the first female PM of what country in 2010? Trinidad and Tobago
What is the Greek for small envelope, and refers to the culture of bribes in the country? Thakalaki
What has been the home ground of AFC Bournemouth since 1910? Dean Court
What is the non-sponsored name of the home ground of Accrington Stanley, built in 1968? Crown Ground
What is the nickname of AFC Bournemouth? The Cherries
Built in 2005, and named for a factory whose owners donated the land to the team, where do Burton Albion FC play? Pirelli Stadium
What is the non-sponsored name of Cheltenham Town's home ground? Whaddon Road
The Darlington Arena was once named for which man, later convicted of money laundering? George Reynolds (Reynolds Arena)
Richard III reigned for how many complete years? Two (and nearly two months)
Who was the consort of Richard III? Anne Neville
Which 'incident' of 21/22 October 1904 nearly led to a war between Britain and Russia? Dogger Bank Incident
Which 1807-14 war was fought in Iberia against the forces of Napoleon? Peninsular War
The film "Coraline" is based on a book by whom? Neil Gaiman
Who played spin doctor Malcolm Tucker in "The Thick Of It"? Peter Capaldi
Who played the character Jesse Chadwick in Coronation Street? John Thomson
Who took over the Radio 5Live weekday breakfast show from Shelagh Fogarty in May 2011, alongside current co-presenter Nicky Campbell.? Rachel Burden
Whose appearance in the 1937 film They Won't Forget in a tight-fitting knit top is sometimes considered the first case of the "sweater girl", a nickname she later adopted? Lana Turner
Who was Mia Farrow's mother? Maureen O'Sullivan
Which film starred Jane Fonda as 'number 67'? They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
Who directed the 1972 film "Cabaret"? Bob Fosse
Who won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for playing the MC in 1972 film "Cabaret"? Joel Grey
"Kookie" and "Roscoe" were characters in which 1950s/1960s detective TV series? 77 Sunset Strip
Seven pairs of birds, and seven pairs of animals that fell into what other criteria were, according to the Bible, taken on board Noah's Ark? Animals that could be sacrificed
In the Biblical flood, in Genesis, for how many consecutive days did it rain? 150
What was Fafnir in German myth? A dragon
Who was the Pope during WW1? Benedict XV
Which Led Zeppelin drummer died in 1980? John Bonham
With who did WH Auden collaborate on 'Paul Bunyan'? Benjamin Britten
How many incisors do adult humans have? Eight
How many legs does a lobster have? Ten
What is the English name for constellation Circinus? Compasses
Which mission landed a roving vehicle on Mars? Pathfinder
What was revoked at Fontainebleau Chateau in 1685, with the new Edict of Fontainebleau? Edict of Nantes
How old was Alexander the Great when he died? 32
In which city did Alexander the Great die on 10 or 11 June 323 BC? Babylon
Yon Sosa and Turcios Lima were rebel leaders in which country in the 1960s? Guatemala
In which year was St Petersburg founded, by Peter the Great? 1703
Which Roman Emperor visited Britain in 122CE? Hadrian
Generally considered to be the largest naval battle of World War II and, by some criteria, possibly the largest naval battle in history, which battle took place between 23–26 October 1944? Battle of Leyte Gulf
What is the meaning of the name Sargon, as in the name of the Akkadian ruler? Rightful King
In which year did the US occupation of mainland Japan end? 1952
In which year did the US occupation of Okinawa end? 1972
Which country signed a treaty with the Allies on 17 August 1916 that pledged to declare war on Austria-Hungary by 28 August? Romania
In which year was the actual peace treaty that ended WW1 signed? 1919 (not 1918)
Who was Emperor of Austria, and King of Hungary, Croatia and Bohemia at the outbreak of WW1? Franz Josef
After whom (February 13, 1258 – August 1/9, 1326) was the Ottoman Empire named? Ottoman Empire
In which decade was the dual monarchy of Austro-Hungary born? 1860s (1867)
Which Russian tsar was assassinated on 13 March 1881? Alexander II
Which First World War Imperial German Naval victory over the Royal Navy took place on 1 November 1914? Battle of Coronel
In which month and year was the first powered flight, by the Wright brothers? December 1903
In which war was the first successful use of a submarine to sink an enemy vessel? US Civil War
What were originally known as landships? Tanks
Sweetbreads are traditionally made from which two animal glands? Thymus, Pancreas
Which organisation first held a religious service in 1867 in a tent in London? The Salvation Army
In Greek myth, who became a tear-spouting stone after the death of her children? Niobe
Which soprano made her final appearance, as Tosca on July 5th 1965? Maria Callas
Tofu is made from which type of beans? Soya
Which restaurant in Hammersmith and Fulham was owned and run by chefs Ruth Rogers (wife of Richard) and Rose Gray until Gray's death in 2010? The River Cafe
Which four instruments comprise a string quartet? Two violas, a violin and a cello
Which musical, by Stephen Sondheim, is set in Sweden around the year 1900? A Little Night Music
Which process is also technically known as lyophilisation, lyophilization, or cryodesiccation? Freeze-drying
Which garden flowers, Latin name calendula officinalis, have been used to give chickens golden skin? Marigolds
Which dessert dish was created in 1951 by Paul Blangé at Brennan's in New Orleans, Louisiana? Bananas Foster
What is the alternative one-word name for black cumin? Nigella
Including fruits such as the peach, what is the botanical term for an indehiscent fruit in which an outer fleshy part (exocarp, or skin; and mesocarp, or flesh) surrounds a shell (the pit or stone,) of hardened endocarp with a seed (kernel) inside? Drupe
What takes its name from the Aztec drink xocoatl? Chocolate
Which berry is a cross between the European Raspberry (Rubus idaeus), a European blackberry (Rubus fruticosus), an American dewberry (Rubus aboriginum) and the Loganberry (Rubus × loganobaccus)? Boysenberry
Which composer has a museum dedicated to his works at Lower Broadheath, Worcestershire? Edward Elgar
What was the fate of the Jew who taunted Jesus on his way to Calvary, according to the Bible and to tradition? Wandering the Earth
What is the name given to an abbot's deputy? Prior
How is the garbanzo bean better known in culinary terms? Chickpea
What connects the eighth book of the Old Testament with the seventeenth? Both named after women
Who is the only apostle whose mother-in-law is mentioned in the Bible? Simon Peter
Complete the well-known operatic phrase: "A tenor has the best tunes but a baritone...."? Has the best parts
In the Bible, who said "quo vadis?" to the risen Christ? St Peter
Who is the founder (born 26 January 1973) of controversial movement PEGIDA? Lutz Bachmann
Which traditional dessert from Sicily consists of round sponge cake moistened with fruit juices or liqueur and layered with ricotta cheese, candied peel, and a chocolate or vanilla filling similar to cannoli cream? Cassata
In the World War One song what was to be packed up "in your old kit bag"? Your troubles
On which Beatles album cover are the Fab Four pictured looking down a stairwell? Please Please Me
Zebedee was the father of which pair of Jesus's disciples in the Bible? James and John
"One Night In Bangkok" is a song from which musical? Chess
What do British people call what the Americans call "variety meat"? Offal or tripe
Which word for a soup is also a handicapping method in both croquet and real tennis? Bisque
The drama Borgen is mainly set in which city? Copenhagen
The 2008 album "Stainless Style" by Neon Neon is about the rise and fall of which man? John DeLorean
Which Queen is said to have introduced macaroons to France? Catherine de Medici
What is the smallest nation by size in the Americas? St Kitts and Nevis
What is the correct name of Jodrell Bank? Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratory
What is the USA's largest Native American reservation? Navajo Nation
Phil Ivey, Antonio Esfendari and Gus Hansen are all names associated with which game? Poker
Lisahally, once the site of multiple U-boat moorings at the end of WW2, is near which British city? Londonderry
The Brockman family were the central characters in which BBC sitcom? Outnumbered
Attracting 17m viewers at its peak which 1969-76 UK TV series featured Gerald Harper as the titular "perfect squire, paternalistically careful of his tenantry's welfare, beloved in the village, respected in the council"? Hadleigh
The Monteverdi brand of luxury cars were built in which country? Switzerland
What was the nickname of Lord Lucan, who disappeared in 1974? Lucky
In 1967, the first BBC local radio station was set up in which city? Leicester
Which actress, 1908-89, was reportedly Disney's first choice to play Mary Poppins? Bette Davis
Which singer was the son of a man who changed his name to Marty O'Brien for prize-fighting purposes, as Italians were not accepted at the time? Frank Sinatra
Who spoke the only word in Mel Brooks' film "Silent Movie"? Marcel Marceau
The spaceship 'Nostromo' appears in which film of the 1970s? Alien
Eddie Izzard, Winona Ryder and Marge Simpson have all been arrested for what offence? Shoplifting
Whose first named film role was as Jon Rubin in 1968 Brian De Palma film "Greetings"? Robert de Niro
Who played God in the 1999 film "Dogma"? Alanis Morisette
Who played "FDR" in the 1965 film biopic of the same name? Charlton Heston
In which hugely successful film did Robert Shaw play "Quint"? Jaws
The 'Coast Starlight' train connects which two US cities? Seattle and LA
The South African rand is divided into 100 what? Cents
The Algerian dinar is divided into 100 what, now rarely used due to inflation, although prices are sometimes still quoted in them? Santeem
'Manam' and 'Bagana' are active volcanoes in which country? Papua New Guinea
The 'Santa Maria' and 'Pacaya' active volcanoes are in which country? Guatemala
The University of Ulster is mainly based in which town, where it was originally founded in the 1960s? Coleraine
What is the largest natural lake in Wales? Lake Bala
What is the Welsh word for lake - it often precedes lakes' names in that language? Llyn
Which five Radio 4 shipping areas take their names from rivers? Tyne, Humber, Thames, Shannon and Forth
Now owned by the National Trust, Knole House in Sevenoaks, Kent is the ancestral home of which family, the 7th Baron taking over guardianship of the house in 2004? Sackville/Sackville-West
Which country is known as Bharat to much of its population? India
In which mountain range does the Chinook wind blow? Rockies
At which complex of buildings does the annual "Ceremony of the Lilies and the Roses" occur? The Tower of London
In which Welsh county are the Brecon Beacons? Powys
What is the currency of the UAE? Dirham
What colour is the star on the flag of Liberia? White
What colour is the triangular part of Cuba's flag? Red
Which city has the third-oldest underground metro system in the world ? Glasgow
Sometimes described as 'the national food of the Greeks', which soup is made by simmering dry white beans in olive oil along with vegetables such as carrots, onions, and celery? Fasolada
Which Japanese shogunate was ended by the Meiji Restoration of 1868? Tokugawa
Often caused by a deficiency in vitamin A and taking its name from the Greek for 'dry eyes', which medical condition can be described as a pathological dryness of the conjunctiva and cornea as a result of the inability of the eye to produce tears? Xerophthalmia
Which product - first launched in 2001 - took its name from a line spoken in the classic film 2001: A Space Odyssey? iPod
Later coming to represent the spirit of the Risorgimento, Il Bacio (The Kiss), is the best-known work of which 19th century Italian painter? Francesco Hayez
The leading power in Rome following the death of Gaius Marius, who was the father-in-law of Julius Caesar who served as four-time consul of the Roman Republic between 87 BC and his death in 84 BC? Lucius Cornelius Cinna
Sharing its name with a well-known composer - but actually named for an American meteorologist - which widely used system uses satellite images to estimate tropical cyclone intensity? Dvorak Technique
Which racehorse won the American Triple Crown and the Breeders' Cup Classic in 2015? American Pharoah (it was inadvertently misspelled)
Deriving from the Latin for 'branch', what is the name of the perpendicular portion of the human mandible? Ramus
Napoleon's first wife Joséphine had previously been married to which French general guillotined during the Reign of Terror in 1794? Alexandre de Beauharnais
A speciality of Goa, there are two types of this spirit, flavoured with cashew apples and coconut respectively. Which spirit takes its name from the Sanskrit word for 'froth'? Feni
The scene in which alcoholic David Holm wakes up at midnight only to find himself looking upon his own corpse is one of the most imitated in cinema history. Which 1921 Victor Sjöström film adapted from the Lagerlöf novel Thy Soul Shall Bear Witness!? The Phantom Carriage or Körkarlen
In Homer's Odyssey, eleven of Odysseus's twelve ships were destroyed by which tribe of giant cannibals? Laestrygonians
Her character, story, and depiction in art is often observed to be noticeably similar to that of the Virgin Mary in Christianity. Which goddess of mercy is almost certainly the most important female in the Buddhist tradition? Guanyin (or Kwan Yin or Quan Yin)
The terrifying Evil Otto was the principal baddie in which video arcade game released in 1980? A 1982 sequel, entitled Frenzy, also featured the character. Berzerk
One of the first actions of the Great Leap Forward, the Four Pests Campaign began in 1958 and aimed to rid China of rats, flies, mosquitoes, and which birds which have given their name to a better-known name for the campaign? Sparrows
The headwaters of the rivers Ob and Irtysh are to be found in which mountain range on the border of Russia, China, Mongolia, and Kazakhstan? Altai Mountains
Which French-Israeli folk pop duo scored a worldwide hit in 2014 after the German electronic record producer Robin Schulz remixed their song Prayer in C? Lilly Wood and the Prick
Because of the red sap produced by the tree, what name is given to a distinctive monocot tree native to the Socotra archipelago? Dragon Blood Tree
The 1939 'Winter War' was fought between which two nations? Russia, Finland
Which battle of January 1777 shares its name with an Ivy League university? Princeton
In which 'war' of 1675-6 were Native Americans defeated in New England? King Philip's War
What was the ship 'HMS Bounty' carrying when the famous mutiny occurred? Breadfruit Trees
In 1794, Dolley Payne Todd married which future US President? James Madison
Whose dying words were "she will only ask me to take a message to Albert"? Disraeli
Which English town saw two separate battles in the Civil War, on 20 September 1643, and 27 October 1644? Newbury
Simeon II, deposed in 1946, was the last king of which nation? Bulgaria
Which Winter War commander later became President of Finland from 1944 to 1946? Mannerheim
In the Wilton Diptych, which English monarch is depicted along with the saints? Richard II
The IMF was established by which conference of July 1–22, 1944? Bretton Woods Conference
Who was the Soviet Minister for Foreign Affairs from 1939 to 1949, and then again from 1953 to 1956? Vyacheslav Molotov
Which Allied wartime conference was held from 28 November to 1 December 1943, the first of the "Big Three" conferences? Tehran
Which Allied wartime conference of the USA, USSR and UK was held from February 4 to 11, 1945; it was the last attended by FDR? Yalta (accept Crimea)
In which month of 1945 did Franklin D Roosevelt die? April (12th)
Which Communist politician and longtime leader of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia (KSČ) was Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia from 1946 to 1948 and President from 1948 to 1953? His body was once on display, badly embalmed, in Prague. Klement Gottwald
Which Czech diplomat and politician and Foreign Minister of Czechoslovakia from 1940 to 1948 died in mysterious circumstances just one month after the Communist takeover? Jan Masaryk
In which year did Stalin suddenly blockade West Berlin? 1948
Both West and East Germany were officially founded as nations in which year? 1949
Who served as Prime Minister of Japan from 1946 to 1947 and from 1948 to 1954, helping to rebuild the country post-war? Shigeru Yoshida
Which musical note is called an eighth in the United States? A quaver
What type of dance is performed to Strauss's "Tales From The Vienna Woods"? Waltz
Jascha Heifetz was a virtuoso, considered by some the best of all time, on which musical instrument? Violin
Which female jazz singer duetted with Billy Eckstine on "Passing Strangers"? Sarah Vaughan
Which record label released Beatles recordings before Apple? Parlophone
What was the first UK Number 1 hit single by Elvis Presley? All Shook Up
Which member of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young was British? Graham Nash
Who had a 1980 number 2 hit, "One Day I'll Fly Away". as well as hits with "You Might Need Somebody" (1981), and a cover of Brook Benton's classic "Rainy Night in Georgia"? Randy Crawford
Which band's act was censored in the 2006 Superbowl half-time show? The Rolling Stones
What is the original Italian title of Rossini's opera "The Thieving Magpie"? La Gaza Ladra
William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow were the opposing legal minds in which famous case? Scopes Monkey Trial (1925)
"Natural Theology" was an influential 1802 work by who? William Paley
In which decade did Malthus write his "Essay on The Principle Of Population"? 1790s (1798)
"Nature red in tooth and claw" is taken from which poem? "In Memoriam" by Tennyson
Darwin wrote an 1862 work - his first since the Origin of Species - about the fertilisation of which plants by insects? Orchids
The complete title of which Charles Darwin book ends "and Selection in Relation to Sex"? The Descent Of Man
Wilhelm Liebknecht and August Bebel were two of the founders of which German political party? Social Democratic Party of Germany (German: Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands, SPD)
The first volume of Karl Marx's "Capital" appeared in which decade? 1860s (1867)
Which organization of socialist and labour parties was formed in Paris on July 14, 1889, and lasted until 1916? The Second International
What was Lenin's surname at birth? Ulyanov
Which invertebrate, myxine glutinosa, is also called a 'slime eel'? Hagfish
Where in Europe is the Lovell Telescope located? Jodrell Bank, Cheshire, England
Which Swiss chemist first synthesized LSD? Hofmann
Which computer famously defeated contestants on 'Jeopardy' in 2011? Watson
Which 120BCE device, subject to much wild speculation because of its apparently advanced mechanical design, and described as 'an analogue computer', was found on the seabed between Crete and Greece in 1901? Antikythera Mechanism
Which part of their body do butterflies taste with? Feet
Which was the first European country to make seatbelts compulsory for car drivers? Czechoslovakia
Which plant is sometimes called the 'Irish daisy'? Dandelion
What sort of animal is a 'Flemish Giant'? Rabbit
What was invented by Edward Beard Budding in 1830? Lawnmower
Who was the first female licence pilot in the USA, although she died in a plane accident in 1912 when she was thrown from her seat? Harriet Quimby
In which year was the royal yacht Britannia launched? 1953
How else is 'Newcastle Disease', a disease that affects birds but can be transmitted to humans, known? Fowl Pest
Who co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1975? Paul Allen
What is the French equivalent of the forename Stephen? Etienne
Which WW2 ship, best known for her support of the German commerce raider, the "pocket battleship" Admiral Graf Spee, was commanded by Kapitan Heinrich Dau? Altmark
How is the flowering plant 'Hellebore Niger' also known? Christmas Rose
What number is diamond on the Mohs scale? Ten
Which car company made the 'Ulysse' people carrier? FIAT
What type of dogs are 'clumbers' and 'cavaliers'? Spaniels
What is the highest peak in continental Spain? Mulhacen
What is the highest point of the Welsh Cambrian mountains? Plynlimon
"A Philosopher Giving A Lecture On The Orrery" is a characteristic 1766 painting by who? Joseph Wright of Derby
"Du gamla, Du fria" is the national anthem of which nation? Sweden
Give a year in the life of German painter Caspar David Friedrich. 1744-1840
"The Good Mother" and "The Swing" are among the most famous works by which French painter? Jean-Honore Fragonard
The preeminent artist of his generation (1748-1825) whose works included "The Death of Socrates" (1787) and "Lictors Bring Back To Brutus The Bodies of his Sons" (1789)? Jacques-Louis David
Depicting the fall of a Victorian woman, which artist (1816-63) scored a success with "Past And Present Nos I, II and III"? Augustus Egg
"Letters On The Aesthetic Education of Man" was a major work by which German dramatist? Schiller
What was the pseudonym of Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg (May 2, 1772 – March 25, 1801), a poet, author, and philosopher of Early German Romanticism? Novalis
Which famous poet wrote a "Defence of Poetry" in 1821? Shelley
The term "Romantic" was popularised by whose two-volume 1813 work "De L'Allemagne"? Madame de Stael
Which French poet (1 November 1636 – 13 March 1711), greatly influenced by Horace, was usually known by a one-word name? Boileau (Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux)
Joseph Dobrovsky helped the Renaissance of which language and national literature by writing a history of both in 1792? Czech (titled 'Bohemian' at the time)
Which collection opened in 1795 by Alexandre Lenoir and contained actual monuments of French Medieval and Renaissance art, removed from churches and chateaux after the French Revolution? It remained open until the Bourbon Restoration of 1816. Musée des Monuments Français
Which set of reactionary restrictions introduced in the states of the German Confederation on 20 September 1819 banned nationalist fraternities ("Burschenschaften"), removed liberal university professors, and expanded the censorship of the press? Carlsbad Decrees
Which German physician (11 May 1752 – 22 January 1840) decreed there to be five human races - the Caucasian, Mongolian, Malayan, Ethiopian and American, and helped popularise the term 'Caucasian'? Johann Friedrich Blumenbach
Which 19th century position, also a term for a theory in linguistics, advocated that all humans had descended from a single couple and therefore there could be no innate superiority or inferiority between different races? Monogenesis
Which now pejorative term was formerly used to refer to persons born of one white parent and one black parent, and is believed to derive from the Spanish or Portuguese for 'mule'? Mulatto
Referring to the month it was established, what term is sometimes used for the French reign of Louis Philippe that began in 1830 and was ended by revolution in 1848? July Monarchy
Ironically, whose mother married a Jew, Ludwig Geyer, upon the death of his father in 1813? Richard Wagner
Who wrote "A Vindication Of The Rights Of Woman" in 1792? Mary Wollstonecraft
What is the capital city of the German state of Saxony-Anhalt, although it is only the second largest city there? Magdeburg (Halle is bigger)
What was the real name of George Sand? Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin
In the 1860s, which university became the first on the European continent to admit women? Zurich
In which famous novel does the heroine Dorothea marry an elderly scholar called Casaubon who is writing "The Key To All Mythologies"? Middlemarch
Sartor Resartus (The Tailor Retailored) was an 1835 book by which important thinker? Thomas Carlyle
Which German theologian, philosopher, and biblical scholar known for his attempt to reconcile the criticisms of the Enlightenment with traditional Protestant Christianity writing "Der Christliche Glaube nach den Grundsätzen der Evangelischen Kirche"? Friedrich Schleiermacher
1802's "The Genius of Christianity" was by whom - he also wrote the autobiography "Mémoires d'Outre-tombe" ("Memoirs from Beyond the Grave") published posthumously in 1849–1850? François-René, Vicomte de Chateaubriand
John Keats and Thomas Carlyle were both born in which year? 1795
Whose posthumous "Lectures On The History Of Philosophy" appeared in 1832? Hegel
The six-volume "Course of positive Philosophy" and four-volume "System Of The Positivist Party" were major works by who? Auguste Comte
Which banker, MP and political radical wrote a 12-volume "History of Greece" between 1846 and 1856 and three-volume "Plato and Other Companions of Socrates" in 1865, that greatly influenced Victorian conceptions of Socrates? George Grote
Which word can mean a type of fly plaguing cattle, typically belonging to either the family Tabanidae (horse-flies) or the family Oestridae (bot flies), appears in myth as a tormenter of Io sent by Hera, and also means someone who upsets the status quo? Gadfly
Associated with Dionysus (or Bacchus) and his followers, the Satyrs and Maenads, is a symbol of prosperity, fertility, hedonism, and pleasure/enjoyment in general, which ancient Greek fennel staff was topped with a pine cone? Thyrsus
Who wrote "The Case Against Wagner" after falling out with him, having once been friends? Nietzsche
Which town was known as Durocobrivis to the Romans? Dunstable
The Cam is a tributary of which river, on which the county town of Bedfordshire stands? Great Ouse (Bedford)
The Cecil Higgins Gallery, built by a brewing family, is in which town or city? Bedford
The Khyber Pass connects Pakistan to which other country? Afghanistan
Which English railway financier and politician (1800-71) who, because he controlled a significant part of the railway network in the 1840s, became known as "The Railway King"? George Hudson
Who became Hitler's armaments minister in 1942? Albert Speer
Which bodyguard of Diana, Princess of Wales, survived her fatal car accident? Trevor Rees-Jones
In which year were the English and Scottish monarchies united under James I and VI? 1603
Which British army regiment were founded on 13th August 1650? Coldtream Guards
Which Scottish king died in 1460 during the siege of Roxburghe Castle? James II
King Anawrahta (1044-77) is sometimes credited with being the man who unified which country? Myanmar/Burma
How many women in total were put to death as witches in the Salem Witch Trials? Twenty
In 1772, Martha Wayles Skelton married which man, a future President of the United States? Thomas Jefferson
Which Indian Emperor embraced Buddhism in the 3rd century BCE, he ruled almost all of the Indian subcontinent from c. 268 to 232 BCE? Ashoka
Charles Dickens criticised "Christ in The House Of His Parents" by which artist, describing the young Christ as 'a hideous, wry-necked, blubbering, red-headed boy, in a bed gown'? Millais
Mike Gibson, born 1942 and regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, won 69 caps for which rugby union nation? Ireland
Which boxer was nicknamed "The Ragamuffin Man"? Lloyd Honeyghan
At which venue did Bernhard Langer miss a very costly short putt at the 1991 Ryder Cup? Kiawah Island
In which year did Martina Navratilova win her final women's Wimbledon singles title? 1990
Draw, block, trail and drive are different shots that can be played in which game? Bowls
Sosban Fach ("Little Saucepan") is a song associated with rugby union teams from which town or city? Llanelli
What is the correct title of the painting "Bubbles" by Millais? A Child's World
Which product was famously advertised using Millais' painting "Bubbles", after a director of the company bought the image rights to it? Pears' soap
Other than horse racing, which other sport has a Cesarewich and St Leger? Greyhound Racing
Which list of twenty-three problems in mathematics, published in 1900. were all unsolved at the time, with several of them being very influential for 20th century mathematics? Hilbert's problems
Which nation formally took control of the Panama canal on May 4, 1904, inheriting it from the French ? USA
In the late 19th century, which country's universities first started demanding contributions to research, attested by a dissertation, for the award of their final degree, initiating the concept of a Doctor of Philosophy (abbreviated as Ph.D)? Germany
The Ringstraße, constructed in the mid-19th century after the dismantling of the city's fortification walls, is a major road - and part of a UNESCO site -in which city? Vienna
Who famously wrote "The Protestant Ethic and The Spirit of Capitalism" in 1904? Max Weber
Which major 20th century oil painting created in 1907 by the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, portrays five nude female prostitutes from a brothel on Carrer d'Avinyó in Barcelona, in a 2D, primitivist style that marked a radical departure in Western art? Les Demoiselles D'Avignon
Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard and Aristide Malliol formed which group of artists? Les Nabis
Who composed 1908's "Das Buch der hangenden Garten"? Schoenberg
The first moving assembly line, that began operation on December 1, 1913, was developed specifically for what product? Ford Model T
What was the trade name of the asphenamine sold by Paul Ehrlich in the early 20th century as one of the first treatments for syphilis? Salvarsen
Lasting for twelve days from 5th to 16th August 1914, the first major battle of the First World War saw the Germans capture which Belgian city ? Liège
In Greek mythology, who was the equivalent of the Biblical Noah who was told to build an ark for he and his wife, Pyrrha, in order to ensure the survival of one pair of humans? Deucalion
Who was the American Democratic Senator, known as 'The Kingfish', who was assassinated in the Capitol Building in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1935? Huey Long
A copy of which of his albums had John Lennon signed for his killer, Mark Chapman, on the day of his assassination? Double Fantasy
What is the stage name used by the Nigerian-born pop singer Helen Folasade Adu? Sade
Which bone in the human body is also called the lingual bone? Hyoid bone
What is the alter ego of Marvel superhero Daredevil? Matt Murdock
Said to have been the final meal of François Mitterrand, what is the common name of the small songbird, Emberiza hortulana, illegally captured and force-fed, before being drowned in Armagnac, roasted and eaten whole by French gastronomes? Ortolan
What term is traditionally applied to one of a number of so-called "tri-racial isolate" groups of the SE United States, found mainly in Eastern Tennessee, Southwestern Virginia, and Eastern Kentucky, noted for their dark skin and Aryan features? Melungeon
Who was the American career criminal who in January 1977 became the first person to be executed in the United States after the reinstation of the death penalty? Gary Gilmore
Which Austrian write the 1908 novel "The Road Into The Open"? Arthur Schnitzel
Which Austrian poet, novelist and librettist, sceptical that art can ever be the basis for society's values, wrote the poems "The Death of Titian" (1892) and "The Fool And Death"? Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Which German philosopher and priest (January 16, 1838 – March 17, 1917) thought philosophy went in cycles - there had been three - ancient, medieval and modern - each divided into four phases: Investigation, Application, Scepticism and Mysticism? Franz Brentano
Give a year in the life of philosopher Edmund Husserl. 1859-1938
Edmund Husserl, Gregor Mendel and Sigmund Freud all were born in which historical county, an imperial state of the Holy Roman Empire from 1004 to 1806? Moravia
The famous proponent of genetics, Francis Galton, was what relation to Charles Darwin? Cousin
The Second Boer War started and ended in which years? 1899-1902
What alternative name is given to the First Boer War, also the name of a province of South Africa from 1910 to 1994? Transvaal
In which city was Theodor Herzl born? Budapest
What were the first names of early movie impresario and director DW Griffith? David Wark
Which Austrian psychologist (15 January 1842 – 20 June 1925) was the first of many men to professionally disagree with, and split from, Sigmund Freud? Josef Breuer
The title of Maya Angelou's memoir "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" is taken from the final line of which poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar? Sympathy
Who kills Hector in the Iliad? Achilles
Who are the parents of Hector in Homer's "Iliad"? Priam and Hecuba
In the Iliad, who is Hector's wife? Andromache
Which Biblical prophet, during the reign of Jeroboam II, (786–746 BC), and one of the 12 minor prophets, says the famous lines "Let justice roll down like the waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream"? Amos
What is the name of the independent boarding school in Edinburgh whose famous alumni include Iain MacLeod and Tony Blair? Fettes College
The youngest person ever to give birth, for which there is verifiable medical evidence, is a Peruvian girl named Lina Medina who gave birth at what age? Five
Between 1968 and 2000, what was the pseudonym used by any Hollywood film director who wished not to be credited with a particular film? Alan Smithee
The date-plum and the kaki are both varieties of which edible fruit that takes its name from the Algonquian for 'dry fruit'? Persimmon
Which Russian anarchist, was a proponent of a communist society free from central government and based on voluntary associations between workers, released the 1902 work "Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution"? Peter Kroptkin
For what did the B stand in the name of the film-maker Cecil B DeMille? Blount
What was the name of the literary group, founded in 1713, whose members included Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift and John Gay? Scriblerus Club
What is the name of the thick, spicy Russian soup made with meat or fish, cucumbers, brine, cabbage, mushrooms and cream? The soup is prepared by cooking the cucumbers with brine before adding the other ingredients to the broth. Solyanka
Which is the only one of the counties of Northern Ireland not to border Lough Neagh? Fermanagh
By what nickname was the Latvian anarchist Peter Piaktow, who led the Siege of Sidney Street in 1911, better known? Peter the Painter
Which is the latest date upon which Easter Sunday can fall? April 25th
Who was the Austrian Foreign Minister, considered Europe's most important diplomat of the time, who chaired the Congress of Vienna from 1814 to 1815? Metternich
Who was the first solo black singer to have a British number 1 single? Winifred Atwell
Which is the largest of the 88 recognised constellations? Hydra
Which footballer, best remembered for his time with Leicester City and Shrewsbury Town, retired in 1965 having scored 433 league goals, a record that stands to this day? Arthur Rowley
Nietzsche, Oscar Wilde and John Ruskin all died in which year? 1900
Who wrote the plays "Fortunatus and his Sons" (1900-01) and "King Candaules" (1903)? Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Which philosopher (1859-1938) described a noema/noesis dichotomy, where noema is something that is true in itself, and noesis is where a mind 'intends' an object? Edmund Husserl
Which term, itself derived from the novels of a Graz author, was first coined in Richard von Krafft-Ebing's "Psycopathia Sexualis"? Masochism (from the works of leopold von Sacher-Masoch)
Which architect (1841-1918), who believed function follows form, and thus was one of the first to use the technique of showing the iron girders underpinning structures, was awarded the 1894 commission to design the Vienna underground? Otto Wagner
Which Austrian and Czechoslovak architect and influential theorist of Modern architecture wrote "Ornament and Crime" that advocated smooth and clear surfaces in contrast to the lavish decorations of the Fin de siècle? Adolf Loos
In poetry, which word, deriving from the Greek for ‘carrying back’, is given to the repetition of the same word or group of words at the beginning of several consecutive sentences or verses to emphasize an image or a concept? Anaphora
With the seeds of which plant is the liqueur Kümmel made? Caraway
Which small British Overseas Dependency is the only place in the world, besides Ireland, to celebrate St Patrick’s day as a public holiday? Monserrat
What was the name of the Spanish slave-carrying schooner upon which African slaves revolted in 1839, precipitating the abolitionist movement? Amistad
With a name meaning 'Good God', who was the supreme deity of pre-Christian Ireland, associated with fertility, agriculture, manliness and strength, as well as magic, druidry and wisdom? The Dagda
Who was the Greek scientist and philosopher, the pupil of Leucippus, who first proposed the existence of atoms and gave them their name? Democritus
Gustav Klimt's father had what profession - something that clearly influenced his son? Goldsmith
What was the forename of Gustav Klimt's elder brother, who died in 1892, with whom Gustav collaborated on large murals for Vienna's Ringstrasse? Ernst
What was the German term for art nouveau? Jugendstil
Since 1985, where have the World Bog Snorkelling Championships been held, every August Bank Holiday? Llanwrtyd Wells
What were the forenames of flight pioneers the Wright brothers? Orville and Wilbur
Which film, released in 1989, marked Bette Davis' last film role? Wicked Stepmother
Lady Charlotte Guest was an important 19th Century figure in the study of Welsh literature and is best remembered for her pioneering translation of which major mediaeval work? The Mabinogion
Which great writer once attempted suicide by way of shooting himself in the chest, after running up gambling debts at Monte Carlo, but was bailed out financially by his Uncle Tadeusz, who also created the fiction that he had actually been shot in a duel? Joseph Conrad
The 1908 premiere of whose Second String Quartet in Vienna turned into a farce, the crowd blowing whistles, and a newspaper review describing it as a 'convocation of cats'? Schoenberg
Which German term, often applied to the works of Wagner, applie sto expressionist vocal techniques between singing and speaking? Sprechgesang
Which photographer established the famous "291" avant-garde gallery at 291 Broadway, New York? Alfred Stieglitz
Carlo Broschi was, perhaps, the most famous castrato singer of the 18th Century; by what stage name was he better known? Farinelli
What was the first name of Colonel Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame? Harland
On which fictional island was King Kong captured in the 1933 film of the same name? Skull Island
Who was the 10-year old child pretender to the throne of England during the time of Henry VII who was claimed, falsely, to be the Earl of Warwick? Lambert Simnel
Which US singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer, a founder member of The War On Drugs - although he left after the first album - has the backing band "The Violators"? Kurt Vile
According to the Book of Revelation, which city in modern-day Israel will be the site of the Armageddon? Megiddo
"She Came to Stay" and "The Mandarins" are among whose novels? Simone de Beauvoir
"The Bald Prima Donna", "Rhonoceros" and "The Stroller In The Air" are all plays by which man, sometimes called "The Last Modernist"? Eugene Ionesco
Which coastal town in south-western Scotland takes its name from the Gaelic for 'the fat nose'? Stranraer
Which Pope, who reigned from 1846 to 1878, was the longest-reigning Pope since St Peter? Pius IX
Which American film star of the 1940s was known as the 'Peekaboo Girl'? Veronica Lake
Which English comedian, political commentator and TV host is widely known for hosting HBO's "Last Week Tonight" and for his work on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" - he popularised the idea that Donald Trump be called by his ancestral name, Drumpf. John Oliver
In which decade did women get the vote in France? 1940s (1947)
"Sexual Behaviour In The Human Male" was a postwar work by which man? Alfred Kinsey
Who was the Bulgarian tennis player who was Monica Seles' opponent in the quarter-final in Hamburg in 1993 during which Seles was stabbed? Magdalena Maleeva
Whose novel was "A Walk On The Wild Side" (1956)? Nelson Algren
François Hennebique invented which aid to architecture? Reinforced concrete
Coquille St. Jacques is the name given to a dish containing which molluscs? Scallops
Kill Devil Hill, the town where the Wright Brothers first flew, is in which US state? North Carolina
The 'umbrella' or 'parasol' is a species of which type of tree? Pine
Which Wright brother won a coin toss and therefore was the first man to fly a heavier-than-air aeroplane successfully? Orville
In which country did the Australian athlete John Landy become only the second man to run a sub-four minute mile in 1954? Finland
Which word, coined in 1976 by the biologist Richard Dawkins, refers to a "unit of cultural information" which can propagate from one mind to another in a manner similar to genes? Meme
Written by John Denver, what was the only number 1 hit for Peter, Paul and Mary? Leaving On A Jet Plane
Which police force became known as the Milice de Volontaires de la Sécurité Nationale in 1971? Tontons Macoutes
Which ecumenical Christian community was founded by the Scottish clergyman Reverend George MacLeod in 1938? Iona Community
Located in Kazakhstan, what is the world's largest operational space launch facility? Baikonur Cosmodrome
When signing a letter in place of someone else it is common to write the abbreviation 'pp' before one's signature; for which Latin phrase does the abbreviation 'pp' stand? Per Procurationem
In which Gaelic sport is the All-Ireland final contested annually on the first Sunday in September? Hurling
Which Russian car manufacturer is better known to the world as Lada? Autovaz/VAZ
Which rhythm and blues star killed himself whilst playing Russian roulette on Christmas Day in 1954? Johnny Ace
Who was the Trojan priest of Apollo who, with his two sons, was crushed to death by sea serpents sent by the gods because he warned his people against accepting the Trojan horse from the Greeks? Laocoon
Robert Henri (1865-1929) was the leader of which artistic movement who painted the real, ugly world around them? Ashcan School
How many seconds did Orville Wright's pioneering flight last, according to the man himself? Twelve
What was the name of the machine with which the Wright Brothers pioneered flight in 1903? Flyer
Which 1919 silent film directed by Abel Gance juxtaposes a romantic drama with the background of the horrors of World War I, and it is sometimes described as a pacifist or anti-war film? J'Accuse
Which mountain's name means "Deer Mountain" in Italian and French, but "Meadow Peak" in its more familiar German name? Matterhorn
Lying on the border between Italy and Austria, which is the lowest of the main Alpine passes and was the site of meetings between Hitler and Mussolini during the Second World War? Brenner Pass
"I see no good reason why the views given in this volume should shock the religious feelings of anyone." - these words were appended to a later edition of which 1850s work? On The Origin Of Species by Darwin
From the Greek for "to eat," what name is given to a virus that infects bacteria? Phage
"Quite the most complimentary meaning of the adjective from his name is the terrible descriptive style of writing. The more general meaning is licentious and coarsely erotic." These words from an 1898 reference work refer to which French novelist? Emile Zola
What term for an actor is derived from the name of the man often said to have been the first performer in Greek drama to stand apart from the chorus? Thespian (from Thespis)
The Persians, written in about 472BC, in one of the earliest works by which dramatist, credited with introducing a second actor alongside the existing protagonist and chorus? Aeschylus
Which dramatist from the fifth century BC, of whose many tragedies only seven complete plays survive, is credited with introducing painted scenery and a third actor into the performance? Sophocles
What name is given to the cycle in which phages incorporate their nucleic acid into the chromosome of the host cell and replicate with it as a unit without destroying the cell? Lysogenic cycle
A lysogenic strain of the streptococcus pyogenes bacteria produces an erythrogenic toxin that leads to which illness similar to strep throat but with a characteristic red rash? Scarlet Fever
Suffering extensive fire damage during the American Civil War during the occupation led by General Sherman, which city is the state capital of South Carolina? Columbia
The Canadian province of British Columbia is bordered by Alaska to the northwest and by three other American states to the south. Washington is one. What are the other two? Montana and Idaho
The District of Columbia, with which the city of Washington is coextensive, lies on the bank of which river forming the border between Maryland and West Virginia? Potomac
Which assault rifle is the most widely manufactured and used in the world? AK-47
The FAMAS is the service rifle of which country's military? France
What name is given to both the apparent plane of, and the apparent path of the Sun on the celestial sphere? Ecliptic
What is the alternative name for the nutria, a large aquatic South American rodent with webbed hind feet found in the wild but also bred for its fur? Coypu
Brevicaudata and lanigera are the two species of which small rodent, native to the Andes? It's been hunted almost to extinction in the wild for its thick silver-grey fur Chinchilla
"Remember, all men would be tyrants if they could, we women won't hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation." From a letter of 1776, these are the words of which future first lady of the United States? Abigail Adams
In ancient belief systems, including Hinduism and Greek and Egyptian mythology, what is the object of veneration in ophiolatry? Snakes
The Oxford Parliament saw the defeat of attempts to exclude James Duke of York from succession. Which monarch summoned this parliament? Charles II
Which leading figure of the 19th century Oxford Movement was beatified by the Pope on his visit to the UK in 2010? John Henry Newman
With more than four million people in an area slightly smaller than Anglesey, what is the most densely-populated country in Asia? Singapore
King George IV paid which Swiss artist £200 for his painting 'The Nubian Giraffe' in 1827? Jacques-Laurent Agasse
Which type of pasta translates from the Italian as 'little ears'? Orecchiette
Part of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, what is nonetheless the second largest city and municipality in Finland? Espoo
Choosing Trajan as his heir in 96 AD, which Roman Emperor, who died two years later, was the first Emperor to select his successor by his capabilities rather than paternal relations? Nerva
Who was the 17th Century Anglican Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All-Ireland who famously calculated the date of creation as 22nd October, 4004 BC? James Ussher
The play that Abraham Lincoln was watching, - "Our American Cousin" - when he was assassinated in 1865, was a work by which playwright? Tom Taylor
Which album by U2 took its name from a line in the Mel Brooks film 'The Producers'? Achtung Baby
Which mammal, found in South and Central America, is the only aquatic marsupial? Yapok
Rosenborg are the most successful team in Norwegian football league history; in which city do they play their home games? Trondheim
What is the occupation of the title character in the musical 'Hello, Dolly!'? Matchmaker
Which Dutch painter, who moved to England in 1870 and was knighted by Queen Victoria, designed the set for Henry Irving's 1901 production of 'Coriolanus' at the Lyceum Theatre in London? Lawrence Alma-Tadema
What is the name of the supposedly magical stone that stands on the Hill of Tara in Ireland? Lia Fail
What was the first name of chef Escoffier, who famously invented Peach Melba? Auguste
What was the name of the Russian submarine that sank in the Barents Sea in 2000, killing 118 people? Kursk
Who was the Italian politician, convicted of having Mafia contacts, who served as Italian Prime Minister on three occasions between 1972 and 1992? Giulio Andreotti
From 1964 to 1966, which famous singer-songwriter was the lead singer of the group Them? Van Morrison
At which racecourse is the Kentucky Derby run? Churchill Downs
Lying five miles north-west of the moorland slopes of the Long Mynd, the Stiperstones are a ragged ridge of high hills in which English county? Shropshire
What was the last of the series of 'Road to…' movies starring Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, released in 1962? Hong Kong
Which Latin phrase refers to the practice in drama of introducing a god or other improbable device to resolve a conflict in the plot? Deus Ex Machina
The jujube is a fruit that has been cultivated in China and India for over 4,000 years; by what name is it better known in the UK? Chinese Date
What was the name of the horse ridden by Lord Cardigan at the Charge of the Light Brigade? Ronald
Of which African tribe was Nelson Mandela born a royal? Tembu
In July 1954, both Frank Sinatra and the Four Aces had top 5 hits with the same song; which song? Three Coins In The Fountain
Named after a prominent Pakistani-born American astrophysicist, what name is given to the maximum possible mass of a stable cold star, above which it must collapse into a black hole? Chandrasekhar limit
Which 1971 film starring Vincent Price tells the story of a disfigured musical genius seeking to avenge the death of his wife? The Abominable Dr Phibes
Carn Menyn, the jagged, rocky outcrops thought to have been the source of the bluestones used in Stonehenge, forms a part of which hills in West Wales? Preseli Hills
The name of which Asian city translates as 'the place of the Gods'? Lhasa
What are names of the three main divisions of the mind in Freudian psychology? Id, ego, superego
Located in Berlin's Tiergarten, which building has been the official residence of the President of Germany since 1994? Schloss Bellevue
Who wrote the 1866 poem "The Garden of Prosperine"? Swinburne
Jos is a city that is the capital of which country's "Plateau State"? Nigeria
Discovered by Chartrand and Bargh, what name is given in psychology to the unconscious tendency to mimic others' behaviour? Chameleon Effect
The acronym WEIRD, a cultural identifier of psychology test subjects, usually from affluent countries, stands for what? "Western, educated, industrialized, rich and democratic",
In the Biblical book of Kings, Yahweh performed many miracles through which prophet, including raising the dead, bringing fire down from the sky, and taking the prophet himself up to heaven "by a whirlwind? Elijah
Which is the sixth largest metropolitan influence area in Brazil, and the capital and largest city of the state of Pernambuco? Recife
What name was given to Brazil's 7-1 2014 football World Cup semi-final defeat to Germany, evoking the name of national shame brought by the Maracanazo, when Brazil lost at home to Uruguay in 1950? Mineirazo (Mineiraço in Brazil)
Winning on 19 November 1999, and sharing his name with a famous Hollywood director, who was the first $1 million dollar winner in the US version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire"? John Carpenter
Who were the eponymous lead comedians of the US sketch comedy series "Laugh-In" that ran for 140 episodes from 1968 to 1973 and was the top-rated US show in each of its first two seasons? (Dan) Rowan & (Dick) Martin
Which were the three ships taken over by colonists as the Boston Tea Party? Dartmouth, Eleanor, Beaver
American Airlines, the New York Subway, Nestle and Jeep all traditionally use which font in their logos? Helvetica
Moving from New York in 1958, which San Francisco MLB franchise won the World Series in 2010, 2012 and 2014? San Francisco Giants
Which coupled ocean-atmosphere phenomenon is the counterpart of El Niño as part of the broader El Niño–Southern Oscillation climate pattern system? La Niña
What does El Niño, as in the name of the climate system, mean in Spanish? The boy
A portion of the cerebral cortex folded deep within the lateral sulcus, and located in each hemisphere, which brain structure is believed to be involved in consciousness and takes its name from the Latin for 'island'? Insula/insular cortex
Which gland of the human body secretes melatonin? Pineal
The Santa Ana winds are a meteorological phenomenon affecting which part of the globe? Southern California (accept Baja California)
Who wrote the 1938 detective novel "Red Wind"? Raymond Chandler
The sharav wind affects which country? Israel (Hebrew name for the Khamsin)
Geli Raubal, who killed herself on 18 September 1931, was the half-niece of which man - she used his pistol to shoot herself? Adolf Hitler
Prominent in the Alps, what name is given to a type of dry, warm, down-slope wind that occurs in the lee (downwind side) of a mountain range? Foehn
How is the neurotransmitter 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) better known? Serotonin
What is the county town of Devon? Exeter
What is the county town of Cornwall? Truro
What is the county town of Somerset? Taunton
What is the county town of East Sussex? Lewes
What is the county town of West Sussex? Chichester
Located in Barkhor Square, Lhasa, what is the most sacred and important temple in Tibet? Jokhang Temple
What is the county town of Buckinghamshire? Aylesbury
Released in 1995, what was the first full length major Hollywood film that was completely designed by computer? Toy Story
In which year was George Orwell's "1984" published? 1948
Which three-time Presidentian nominee led the prosecution at the infamous Scopes monkey trial? William Jennings Bryan
The discoverer of Machu Picchu, Hiram Bingham, was born in which city, now in the USA, but then capital of an independent nation? Honolulu
Which American indoor exhibition space dedicated to showing projected motion pictures flourished around 1905-15, and was named for the usual price of admission? Nickelodeon
Which town in Dare County, North Carolina was the scene of the Wright Brothers' historic powered flight? Kill Devil Hills
Manufacturing and repairing which items provided the financial basis for the Wright Brothers' aviation exploits? Bicycles
In the Bible, who was the husband of Bathsheba? Uriah the Hittite
Which Russian modernist poet, one of the most acclaimed writers in the Russian canon wrote Requiem (1935–40), her tragic masterpiece about the Stalinist terror? Anna Akhmatova
Born as Paul Antschel to a Jewish family in Cernăuți, who wrote several moving poems about the death of his parents in, and his experiences of the Holocaust, before drowning himself in 1970? Paul Celan
Sometimes called the world's first novel, which classic work of Japanese literature was written by the noblewoman and lady-in-waiting Murasaki Shikibu in the early years of the 11th century? The Tale of Genji
He rebelled against his father and was killed during the Battle of Ephraim Wood - Biblically, which handsome man was David's third son? Absalom
David fatefully sees Bathsheba bathing on the roof in which book of the Bible? 2 Samuel
"The Song Of The Sea" is a poem that can be found in which book of the Bible? Exodus
Otto Lilienthal (23 May 1848 – 10 August 1896) was an early pioneer of what, and certainly the first man to repeatedly and successfully use the technique, although he was eventually killed doing it? Gliding
William James Glackens (March 13, 1870 – May 22, 1938) was an American realist painter and one of the founders of which school? Ashcan
Which early film, edited and directed by Edwin Porter, was one of the first to intercut scenes, and feature a chase scene - it was released in 1903? The Great Train Robbery
King Songsten Gampo moved his capital to which city in the 7th century - it remains a capital to this day? Lhasa
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