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1. Which three-letter word is the noun used for the young of a beaver?
2. In which decade was the first ‘Now That’s What I Call Music’ album released?
3. “Check out Guitar George, he knows all the chords…” These are lyrics from which 1970s rock song?
4. How many squares are there on a standard Scrabble board?
5. Which video game character has been voiced by actresses including Shelley Blond, Keeley Hawes and Camilla Luddington?
6. In which US state is Alcatraz?
7. ‘Perro’ is the Spanish word for which animal?
8. Which former ‘Fairground Attraction’ singer has since released ten solo albums to date?
9. Jim, Ray, Robby and John were the first names of which American rock band?
10. Which actress played Professor Pomona Sprout in the Harry Potter films?
11. What is the highest possible hand in a game of poker?
12. Who wrote the cautionary poem, ‘Matilda who told lies and was burned to death’?
13. A car with the international license plate code of IL comes from which country?
14. According to the proverb, when should you not change your horses?
15. Name all six characters who represent the players in an original game of ‘Cluedo’.
16. In which Shakespeare play would you find the characters Valentine, Proteus, Silvia and Julia?
17. Who was manager of the England football team at the time of their 1966 World Cup victory?
18. In which year was Concorde first flown?
19. How many players are there on a curling team?
20. What is the first name of ITV’s criminal barrister Judge Rinder?
21. Which hugely successful female American singer has released albums entitled ‘Wildest Dreams’, ‘Break Every Rule’ and ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’?
22. 3a + 21 = 30. What is the value of a?
23. Which actor and actress portrayed the ‘Gold Blend Couple’ on UK adverts running from 1987 to 1993?
24. What is the capital city of the Republic of Indonesia?
actor played Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter film series?
26. In which European city will you find the ‘Sagrada Familia’ cathedral and ‘Camp Nou’ stadium?
27. Which word beginning with ‘M’ is the correct name for a set of Russian nesting dolls?
28. In which English county will you find Drayton Manor Theme Park?29. According to the World Boxing Association, which weight class is just below ‘heavyweight’?
30. Which legendary US film actor got his first leading role in the 1930 western ‘The Big Trail’?
31. Which vitamin is also known as biotin?
32. Cm is the abbreviation for which chemical element?
33. Which board game, first published in 2004, involves placing different-coloured railway cars between destination cities on a map?
34. What is the collective noun for a group of buzzards?
35. In which US state are Carson City and Reno?
36. Who was acting leader of the Liberal Democrat party for 2 months before the election of Nick Clegg in December 2007?
37. Which of the ‘X-Men’ characters was born James Howlett and is often known as Logan?
38. Which English trio, whose debut album ‘If You Wait’ was released in 2013, consists of Hannah Reid, Dan Rothman and Dominic Major?
39. Which recurring ‘Friends’ character was played by Maggie Wheeler?
40. Which word can be placed before ‘rising’, ‘wards’ and ‘set’ to make new words?
41. How many pairs of chromosomes do humans have?
42. In which year did Tony Blair become Prime Minister of the United Kingdom?
43. How many cartoon images does each player have on their board in a game of ‘Guess Who?’
44. On which British island is Beaumaris castle?
45. How many sides does a heptadecagon have?
46. What is the name of the highest rank in the Royal Navy?
47. On a standard dartboard, what is the lowest number that cannot be achieved with a single dart?
48. What is the official language of Sierra Leone?
49. What was the name of the Jersey Zoo gorilla who hit the headlines way back in 1986, when a five-year-old boy fell into his enclosure?
50. Who had a number one hit in the UK in April 2017 with his debut solo single ‘Sign of the Times’?
51. Which river, the second longest in Scotland, flows through Glasgow?
52. Which is the closest prime number to 100?
53. Which news and social networking service was founded by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone and Evan Williams?
54. Which English composer’s works include ‘The Enigma Variations’ and the ‘Pomp and Circumstance Military Marches’?
55. How many squares are there on a standard Scrabble board?
56. “Hugo has been doing his homework.” Specifically, which tense is this sentence in?
57. How many points is the letter J worth in a game of Scrabble?
58. Which chemical element has the atomic number three?
59. Which two men first presented BBC TV show ‘Eat Well For Less’, in which they try to save the British public money on their weekly grocery shop?
60. How many different animals are there in the Chinese Zodiac?
61. What shape is rotini pasta?
62. ‘The Laughing Cavalier’ is a 1624 Baroque portrait by which Dutch painter?
63.How many players are there on an American football team?
64. Which has the greater land mass, North Korea or South Korea?
65. Who was Chief Inspector George Gently’s sidekick?
66. Where is Sir Isaac Newton buried?
67. What is the capital of Lebanon?
68. In Judaism what is meant by the Hebrew word ‘Mitzvah’?
69. What is the official language of Andorra?
70. In which year was the first ever Academy Awards ceremony?
71. Of which British band is Tom Chaplin the lead singer?
72. ‘Thicken’ is an anagram of which other word?
73. Which American novelist’s works include ‘A Perfect Stranger’, ‘Fine Things’ and ‘Family Ties’?
74. What was the name of the boy whose toys came alive in the ‘Toy Story’ films?
75. Which English rapper, singer and songwriter was born Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu?
76. Which ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ professional partnered Fiona Phillips, Lulu and Victoria Pendleton?
77. Which Hindu God is the first of the triumvirate (trinity) and is responsible for creation of the world and all its creatures?
78. In which country was the actor Richard E. Grant born?
79. What is the capital of Cyprus?
80. Which John Steinbeck work tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small?
81. After whom was the Teddy Bear named?
82. How many spots are there on twelve dice?
83. Which evil mythological creature was part woman and part bird, having a human face and a bird’s wings and claws?
84. What is the national flower of Scotland?
85. Who hosts the ITV dating show ‘Take Me Out’?
86. What is the name of the Armed Forces Radio Service DJ played by Robin Williams in ‘Good Morning Vietnam’, upon whom the film is loosely based?
87. Who is actor Emilio Estevez’s famous father?
88. Which artist painted the most expensive painting ever sold at action to date?
89. Which English monarch had the nickname ‘Harefoot’?
90. What is 2017 in Roman numerals?
91. What is the name given to a female swan?
92. What was the capital of England before London?
93. For what did the Austrian Felix Baumgartner become famous in 2012?
94. What was the name of the butler in the 1970s TV series ‘Upstairs, Downstairs’?
95. “All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey…” What are the next 9 words?
96. Where on a horse would you find the ‘gaskin’?
97. In fashion, what does FCUK stand for?
98. Name all four houses in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
99. What is the national currency of Iceland?
100. What is the name of the day of remembrance observed by New Zealanders and Australians (and several other countries/islands) on 25th April each year?

Entries to
to reach him by 29th June

Winning entry will receive £25 prize


Entries were received from Bev Mottershead, Steve Ellis, Ron Taylor, Ian Pinches, Soulla King, Rod Cole, David Woolley, John Curwen and Keri Lomax.

There were a few all correct and the winner drawn from these was Dave Woolley who wins the £25 prize.

1. In which fictional village did Rupert Bear and his friends live? Nutwood.
2. Which of the Ivy League Universities is located in New Hampshire? Dartmouth.
3. At what speed does the Delorean in "Back to the Future" start to time travel? 88 mph.
4. Which 1841 ballet is often referred to as "The Hamlet of the ballet world"? Giselle.
5. Which songs with "Mind" in the title were UK top twenty hits for the following artists [a] Ellie Goulding (2015), [b] The Barron Knights (1980), [c] Elvis Presley (1969), [d] Usher ft. Juicy J. (2015) and (e) Anthony Newley (1960)? [a] "On My Mind" reached no 5, [b] "Never Mind the Presents", no 17, [c] "Suspicious Minds", no 2, [d] "I Don't Mind", no 8 and [e] "Do You Mind?", no 1.
6. In which year did the Ten shilling note cease to be legal tender? 1970
7. What title is given to the Prime Minister of Ireland? Taoiseach.
8. In which British city would you find the Jorvik Museum? York.
9. What name is given to the first ten amendments to the US constitution? The Bill of Rights.
10. As from November 2017, how many characters are allowed in a Twitter tweet? 280
11. What name is given to the lining of the human abdominal cavity? Peritoneum.
12. In which plays by William Shakespeare do the following characters appear, [a] Cordelia, [b] Friar Laurence, [c] Katharina, [d] Nick Bottom and [e] Ophelia? [a] King Lear, [b] Romeo and Juliet, [c] The Taming of the Shrew, [d] A Midsummer Night's Dream and [e] Hamlet.
13. Which was the only English King from the House of Hanover not to be called George? William IV.
14. Who as at 2020 are the four English winners of football's Ballon d'Or? Stanley Matthew (1956), Bobby Charlton (1966), Kevin Keegan (1977 & 1978) and Michael Owen (2001).
15. In which decade were plastic lego bricks first produced? 1950s (1958)
16. Which band released the album "Achtung Baby" in 1991? U2.
17. How many sides are there on a hendecagon? Eleven.
18. Which city in 1985 became the first European Capital of Culture? Athens.
19. Which river flows through the capital city of the USA? River Potomac.
20. Who wrote the Jennings series of children's books? Anthony Buckeridge
21. Alphabetically what is the last sign of the zodiac? Virgo.
22. The city of Sunderland, in the North-East of England, lies at the mouth of which river? River Wear.
23. The alloy, Pewter, is composed of 85-99% of which metal? Tin.
24. Which deep voiced actor made his television debut as Fancy Smith in "Z-Cars"? Brian Blessed.
25. Which songs with "FRIDAY" in the title were UK top 15 hits for the following artists, [a] R. Kelly (1996), [b] The Cure (1992), [c] The Easybeats (1966), [d] Will Young (2004) and [e] Shed Seven (1998) [a] "Thank God It's Friday" reached no. 14, [b] "Friday I'm in Love", no. 6, [c] "Friday on my Mind", no. 6,[d] "Friday's Child", no.4, and [e] "She Left me on Friday", no.11.
26. For how many years does a French President's term of office last? Five Years (It was reduced from 7 in 2000).
27. What was the name of the character played by Julie Walters in the spoof TV soap "Acorn Antiques"? Mrs Overall.
28. Which US state is abbreviated as NE? Nebraska.
29. What was the real name of author Lewis Carroll? Charles Lutwidge Dodgson.
30. Which FIVE countries share a land border with SLOVAKIA? Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Ukraine.
31. Meaning the little bell, what type of foodstuff is a CASCABELL? A Chilli Pepper.
32. Which British places had the following Roman names, [a] Aquae Sulis, [b] Deva, [c] Eboracum, [d] Lindum Colonia and [e] Vectis [a] Bath, [b] Chester, [c] York, [d] Lincoln and [e] Isle of Wight.
33. Which of Henry VIII's wives was known as "The Flanders' Mare"? Anne of Cleaves.
34. With which song did Clodagh Rogers represent the UK in the 1971 Eurovision Song Contest? "Jack in the Box".
35. Who are the only TWO actors to have won back to back "Best Actor Oscars"? Spencer Tracey and Tom Hanks.
36. What were the names (first and surname) of the SIX main characters in the TV show "Friends"? Chandler Bing, Phoebe Buffey, Rachel Green, Monica Geller, Ross Geller and Joey Tribbiani.
37. In mobile phone technology what does the acronym SIM stand for? Subscriber Identity (or Identification) Module.
38. Which was the first US city to have an underground railway network? Boston.
39. The airports bearing these people's names, serve which cities, [a] John F Kennedy, [b] Lech Walesa, [c] Ayatollah Khomeini, [d] Louis Armstrong and [e] Marco Polo [a] New York, [b] Gdansk, [c] Tehran, [d] New Orleans and [e] Venice.
40. According to the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, at what speed does a wind become a hurricane? 74 mph [110 km/h].
41. Who founded the Bauhaus school of architecture and design in Germany in 1919? Walter Gropius.
42. In a church where would you find a CLERESTORY? Between the nave and the aisle (they are a row of windows in the upper wall).
43. What theory was first advanced by Georges Lemaitre? The Big Bang Theory.
44. Alphabetically, which is the first of the London Boroughs? Barking & Dagenham.
45. What songs containing "ROAD" in the title were UK top ten hits for the following artists, [a] Roger Miller (1965), [b] Blazin' Squad (2002), [c] Elton John (1973), [d] Gary Barlow (1997) and [e] Boyz II Men (1992)? [a] "King of the Road" reached number 1, [b] "Cross Roads" number 1, [c] "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" number 6, [d] "Open Road" number 7 and [e] "End of the Road" number 1.
46. The Skirrid is thought to be the oldest pub in Wales, near which town can it be found? Abergavenny.
47. Who are the SIX British footballers who have been named European Footballer of the Year? Stanley Matthews (1956), Denis Law (1964), Bobby Charlton (1966), George Best (1968), Kevin Keegan (1978 & 1979) and Michael Owen (2001).
48. In which British cathedral would you find the ancient map of the world known as the "Mappa Mundi"? Hereford.
49. Which is the oldest of the Cambridge University colleges? Peterhouse.
50. What FOUR countries share a land border with Rwanda? Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania and Uganda.
51. What was Evel Knievel real first name? Robert.
52. What in 1893 became the first ready to eat breakfast cereal? Shredded Wheat.
53. In which year were GCSEs first introduced to replace 'O' Levels? 1988
54. Who were the GREEK gods or goddesses of the following [a] War, [b] Agriculture, [c] Fire, [d] The Sea and [e] Sleep? [a] Ares, [b] Demeter, [c] Hephaestus, [d] Poseidon and [e] Hypnos.
55. What is the name of the Indian unleavened bread smeared with butter, rolled and then deep fried? Parata.
56. Situated on the Lualaba River in the Democratic Republic of Congo, by what name are the Stanley Falls now known? Boyoma Falls.
57. In which of Charles Dickens' novels does the character Alfred Jingle appear? The Pickwick Papers.
58. Who are the SIX actors who have played James Bond in the official film series? Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig.
59. In which musical does the song "There's no Business like Show Business" appear? "Annie Get Your Gun".
60. Which group was the first to top the UK single charts in the 21st Century? Manic Street Preachers with "The Masses against the Classes".
61. Of the eight King Henry's that have ruled England, which has ruled for the longest reign? Henry III.
62. How high from the ground is the centre of a darts board in competition play? 5ft 8ins (1.72m).
63. Of what is Thalassophobia the fear? The sea.
64. Which modern day country was once known as Upper Peru? Bolivia.
65. Which songs with the word "Three" in the title were UK top 20 hits for the following artists, [a] Frank Sinatra (1954), [b] Greece 2000 (1999), [c] Wedding Present (1992), [d] Eddie Cochran (1960) and [e] The Commodores (1978)? [a] "Three Coins in a Fountain", reached no. 1, [b] "Three Drives", no. 12, [c] "Three", no. 14, [d] "Three Steps to Heaven", no.1 and [e] "Three Times a Lady", no.1.
66. In which year did the first modern Olympic Games take place in Athens? 1896
67. Who in 1965 became the first person to walk in space? Alexi Leonov.
68. How many days after Easter Sunday does Pentecost fall? Fifty.
69. Who played the Bond villain Blofeld in the following 007 movies [a] "You Only Live Twice" (1967), [b] "Spectre" (2015), [c] "Never Say Never Again" (1983), [d] "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969) and [e] "Diamonds are Forever" (1971)? [a] Donald Pleasance, [b] Christoph Waltz, [c] Max von Sydow, [d] Telly Savalas and [e] Charles Grey.
70. Which vitamin is also known as Riboflavin? Vitamin B2.
71. What nationality was composer Gustav Holst? British.
72. Into which US airport would you be flying if your luggage tags contained the following airport code,[a] DFW, [b] MCO, [c] LAX, [d] ATL and [e] EWR? [a] Dallas/Fort Worth, [b] Orlando, [c] Los Angeles, [d] Atlanta International and [e] Newark Liberty.
73. What was the occupation of Bottom in Shakespeare's "Midsummer Night's Dream"? Weaver.
74. In which sport was the Vanderbilt Cup awarded from 1904 to 1968 and then again from 1996 to 2007? US Auto Racing (CART racing).
75. Which UK assay office do the following marks represent [a] Anchor, [b] Rose, [c] Leopard's Head and [d] Castle? [a] Birmingham [b] Sheffield, [c] London and [d] Edinburgh.
76. Which radio station was famous for broadcasting on 208m on the medium waveband? Radio Luxembourg.
77. Which everyday object was invented by Walter Hunt in 1849? Safety Pin.
78. Released on 1st November 1968, what was the first solo album by a member of The Beatles? "Wonderwall Music" by George Harrison.
79. What four nations make up the BRIC countries? Brazil, Russia, India and China.
80. How many strings are there on a standard Mandolin? Eight (Four pairs).
81. Who wrote the novel "Ivanhoe"? Sir Walter Scott.
82. What kind of creature is a POMPANO? A fish.
83. Which group of islands include St. Marys and Tresco? The Scilly Isles.
84. What songs containing the word "Star" provided hits for the following, [a] Dean Friedman (1978), [b] McFly (2006), [c] The Firm (1987), [d] Perry Como (1953) and [e] Flip and Fill (2002) [a] "Lucky Stars" reached No. 3, [b] "Star Girl" No. 1, [c] "Star Trekking'" No. 3, [d] "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes" No. 1. and [e] "Shooting Star" No.3.
85. Which religious sect was founded in 1954 by American L Ron Hubbard? The Church of Scientology.
86. In which city was Martin Luther King assassinated in 1968? Memphis.
87. In which countries are the following parliaments, [a] Storting, [b] Knesset, [c] Bundestag, [d] Althing, and [e] Folketing [a] Norway, [b] Israel, [c] Germany, [d] Iceland and [e] Denmark.
88. In which TV show do Cartman and The Chef appear? South Park.
89. Which TWO English rivers have tidal bores? The Severn and the Trent.
90. What is the Italian city of Cremona famous for manufacturing? Violins.
91. Of what is Dipsophobia a fear? Drinking.
92. What are the following scientific instruments used for measuring, [a] Pluviometer, [b] Ammeter, [c] Pyrometer, [d] Anemometer and [e] Manometer [a] Rainfall, [b] Electrical Current, [c] Temperature, [d] Air/Wind Speed and [e] Gas Pressure.
93. How many "Enigma Variations" did Elgar compose? Fourteen.
94. On what frequency was Radio Luxembourg broadcast to the UK? 208 m.
95. In which books are the following fictional places , [a] Rivendell, [b] Lilliput, [c] Avonlea, [d] Shangri-La and [e] Maycomb, Alabama [a] The Lord of the Rings, [b] Gulliver's Travels, [c] Anne of Green Gables, [d] Lost Horizon and [e] To Kill a Mockingbird.
96. Which American President said "The ballot is stronger than the bullet"? Abraham Lincoln.
97. How many players are there in a Volleyball team? SIX.
98. Which FIVE countries share a land border with Switzerland? Austria, France, Italy, Lichtenstein and Germany.
99. What is the name of the French counter-terrorist unit? GIGN [Groupement d'Intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale].
100. What was the name of the Def Leppard drummer who lost his arm in a motor accident? Rick Allen.


We received entries from Ian Robertson, Steve Ellis, Dave Woolley, Rod Cole, Anne-Marie Rainbow, Linda Cartmell, Kerry Lomax, John Curwen, Viv Harumal, Ron & Hilary Coyne, Ian Pinches, Belinda Stevenson and Ron Taylor.

The winning entry came from Kerry Lomax who receives £25 prize.

Q:What does a lepidopterist collect?
A:Butterflies (and moths)
Q:What product was the first to appear in a UK TV commercial (in 1955)?
A:Toothpaste (Gibbs SR)
Q:What flavour is the liqueur cassis?
Q:What was Tom Jones' first UK number one single?
A:It's Not Unusual
Q:In which country was ex-England cricket captain Tony Greig born?
A:South Africa
Q:Who wrote the novel, Treasure Island?
A:Robert Louis Stevenson
Q:What does OPEC stand for?
A:Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
Q:Nephritis is the inflamation of which part of the body?
Q:In 1960 which country had the first ever woman prime minister?
A:(Ceylon) Sri Lanka (Sirimavo Bandaranaike)
Q:What acid is associated with muscles in the body experiencing lack of oxygen?
A:Lactic acid
Q:Who sang the theme tune to the Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies?
A:Sheryl Crow
Q:Eugene the Jeep featured in which comic strip?
Q:Kulfi is a type of which Indian food?
Q:Who discovered penicillin?
A:Alexander Fleming (1928)
Q:Whatis the collective name for a group of beavers?
Q:In which English county is the ancient monument Stonehenge?
Q:Who is the Roman god of fire?
Q:Which band released an album entitled Wish You Were Here?
A:Pink Floyd
Q:What does an acrophobic fear?
Q:What is the capital of Peru?
Q:Who was the driver of the car in which Princess Diana was killed?
A:Henri Paul
Q:Who was the 1st Bond Girl?
A:Ursula Andress
Q:What sport is played by the LA Lakers?
Q:Which rock 'n' roll star was killed in a car crash during a British tour in 1960?
A:Eddie Cochran
Q:What kind of tree did the 'Jolly Swagman' camp beside?
A:Coolibah Tree
Q:Which military rank does James Bond hold?
A:Commander (a naval officer next in rank below captain)
Q:What was the name of Batman's butler?
Q:In what year was hanging abolished in the UK?
Q:What was the name of the Skipper in Moby Dick?
A:Captain Ahab
Q:What's the only active volcano in mainland Europe?
Q:In the Wild West, what did the Red Indians call whisky?
Q:Which day didn't Bob Geldoff like?
Q:What is the capital of Pakistan?
Q:Which war was fought between 1936 and 1939?
A:Spanish Civil War
Q:Where in the body is the Scapula?
A:Shoulder blade
Q:What property of a body is calculated by multiplying its mass by its velocity?
Q:It means Aunt Mary in English, but by what name do we usually know this drink?
A:Tia Maria
Q:Following the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, the US Army produced a set of playing cards featuring its 52 most wanted Iraqis. Which card was assigned to Saddam Hussein?
A:Ace of Spades
Q:What is the name of the baked, light, sweet or savoury, dish whose name derives from the French 'to puff up'?
Q:Montezuma II was the last King of Whom?
A:The Aztecs
Q:Who composed the ballet Swan Lake?
Q:What name is given to the President’s study in the White House?
A:The Oval Office
Q:Who became the first black manager of a Premiership club when he took over at Chelsea in 1996?
A:Ruud Gullit
Q:What is the Capital of New Zealand?
Q:What is the opposite of a 'Concave' lens?
Q:Which was the first country to have a public monorail system?
Q:Which three flavours make up a Neapolitan ice cream?
A:Vanilla, Strawberry and Chocolate
Q:From which continent did the guinea pig originate?
A:South America
Q:What is floating wreckage at sea called?
A:Flotsam (Jetsam is discarded material which has been washed ashore)
Q:Taken from the word for lid, what name is given to an assortment of Spanish hors d’oeuvres?
Q:If you were "Doing Leap Frog" or "Walking the Dog" what equipment would you be using?
A:Yo Yo
Q:To whom is the most mail addressed?
A:Santa Claus
Q:Who along with Vince Clark formed the pop duo Yazoo?
A:Alison Moyet
Q:Other than Psalms, which other Book of the Old Testament begins with ‘P’?
Q:In English cricket what do the letters TCCB stand for?
A:Test and County Cricket Board
Q:Which military base in North Kentucky holds the US Gold Reserves?
A:Fort Knox
Q:Which 60's rock group recorded a lighter shade of pale?
A:Procol Harum
Q:Jerk, clean & snatch are terms used in what activity?
A:Weight lifting
Q:Meaning before noon what does the acronym AM stand for?
A:Ante meridian
Q:Which beverage may be black or green?
Q:What is the next prime number after 37?
Q:What was the name of the donkey in Winnie the Pooh?
Q:Which French town has a reputation for miracle cures?
Q:What is a nickelodeon?
A:A cinema
Q:In which Sport does your team only have to travel 3.6 metres To Win?
A:Tug Of War
Q:What name is given to plants that last for many years?
Q:What is the common name for loss of peripheral sight?
A:Tunnel vision
Q:Which moor is the setting of the Sherlock Holmes novel “The Hound Of The Baskervilles
Q:Which word means the forecast of the probable course or outcome of a disease?
Q:What name is given to a person that stuffs animals?
Q:What is the official language of Austria
Q:What does a ‘Sommelier’ Do?
A:Wine taster
Q:Strenuous exercise can cause a build-up of which acid in the muscles?
A:Lactic Acid
Q:What is Fred Flintstone's favourite sport?
A:Ten pin bowling
Q:What do Americans call a pack of playing cards?
Q:Which famous musical opens up with an auction underneath a Paris theatre?
A:Phantom of the opera
Q:What is the world's largest animal-made structure?
A:The Great Barrier Reef
Q:What name is given to the chalice used by Jesus at the Last Supper?
A:The Holy Grail
Q:What is the age limit after which a Cardinal can't vote for the next Pope?
Q:Which Bradford born vocalist duetted with Elton John on the hit single 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart'?
A:Kiki Dee
Q:Which of the following is the odd one out: Ming, Royal Doulton, Chippendale, and Wedgwood?
A:Chippendale (It's furniture). The rest are pottery.
Q:Pyongyang is the capital of which Asian country?
A:North Korea
Q:In which country was former motor racing driver Ayrton Senna born?
Q:Which is the world's longest mountain range?
Q:How old is a filly when she officially becomes a mare?
Q:Where are all British monarchs crowned?
A:Westminster Abbey
Q:Which is the deepest land gorge in the world?
A:The Grand Canyon
Q:Which group had a UK hit in 1985 with Walking On Sunshine?
A:Katrina and the waves
Q:Is Brian Lara left or right handed when batting?
Q:What colour was Moby Dick?
Q:Which country's capital city is San Salvador?
A:El Salvador
Q:What movement did Lord Baden Powell found?
A:Boy scouts
Q:Which male singer was backed by the "Heartbreakers"?
A:Tom Petty
Q:What is the plural on the word Mongoose?
Q:Which paper size is 210mm x 297mm?
Q:Who was married to JR in Dallas?
A:Sue Ellen (Linda Grey)
Q:Which group was on a Road to Nowhere in 1985?
A:Talking Heads
Q:Who wrote Pride and Prejudice?
A:Jane Austen
Q:What is the last letter of the Greek Alphabet?
Q:What was the former name of Ho Chi Minh City?
Q:Who was the last British Governor of Hong Kong?
A:Chris Patten
Q:Who had a top ten hit single with Sweet Child O' Mine in 1989?
A:Guns 'n Roses
Q:What animal is on the top of the Calcutta Cup?
Q:What do Americans call the game that we call draughts?
Q:In which country was George Best born?
Q:In mythology who fired the arrow that struck Achilles in his heel?
Q:Who had the best selling single in Europe in 1987 with Never Gonna Give You Up?
A:Rick Astley
Q:Where would you find a Purser?
A:On a ship (more recently, also commercial aircraft) - in charge of money and documentation
Q:In fairy tales - what was the name of the little man who could turn straw into gold?
Q:Who was Anne Hathaway married to?
A:William Shakespeare
Q:What is the most Westerly county in England?
Q:Which song begins: "The road is long, with many a winding turn"?
A:He ain't heavy, he's my brother
Q:What do Sumo wrestlers throw into the ring prior to a match?
Q:Pb is the chemical symbol for which element?
Q:Which cocktail consists of Tia Maria, Vodka and Coke?
A:Black Russian
Q:In which city would you find the International Court of Justice?
A:The Hague (Netherlands)
Q:Which singer came third in the 1973 Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Power To All Our Friends"?
A:Cliff Richard
Q:Who wrote the novels about Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple?
A:Agatha Christie
Q:What is a Natterjack?
A:A toad
Q:Which word goes before the following to make 3 new words, 'Gain', 'Row' and 'Tender'?
Q:What do the initials ISBN stand for?
A:International standard book number


1. What do Ictheologists study?
2. Who or what lives in a formicarium?
3. What didChristopher Cockerel invent?
4. Who didRay Bolger play in The Wizard of Oz?
5. Who wrote the Man in the Iron Mask?
6. Which 1993 Disney film starred Bet Middler as a witch?
7. What is the largest state in the USA?
8. Who won the World Series in 1987?
9. Which chess piece is named after a member of the church?
10. What family of plants does broccoli belong to?
11. What is the national flower of Japan?
12. Who discovered blood circulation?
13. If someone said they were from Hellas - which country would this be?
14. What animals name translates as
'water horse'?
15. What is the longest river in Italy?
16. Who won the Superbowl in 1989?
17. Barry Allen was the alter ego of which DC comic superhero?
18. Linus Torwalds invented and wrote what operating system?
19. Who was the Roman goddess of the hearth?
20. Who sold Louisiana to the USA in 1803?
21. What is the first day of Lent called?
22. Which country has the smallest birth rate?
23. What colour is the bull on an archery target?
24. What were the first false teeth made from?
25. What is the worlds most widely used vegetable?

They study fish.
The hovercraft.
Alexander Dumas.
Hocus Pocus.
Minnesota twins.
A Bishop.
William Harvey.
The Po river.
The San Fransisco 49ers.
The Flash.
Ash Wednesday.
Vatican City.
Gold (or yellow).

We had entries from Sharon Mancini, Charlotte Slater, Alan Ridings, Dave Woolley, Ron Taylor and Ian Piches

The winning entry who wins £10 prize was from David Woolley.


We had entries from Hayley Rowe, Alan Ridings, Nicky Swain, Eoin Meagle, Linda Cartmell, Samantha Wood, Dave Woolley, Vivian Harumal, Alan Crayston, Janet Carney, Steve Ellis, Brian Frewer, Ron Taylor, Belinda Stevenson, Amanda Holland, Hilary Coyne and Mike Ormond.

The winning entry was received from Hayley Rowe who wins the £25 prize

1. What was the name of the dog that belonged to the Grinch in Dr. Seuss' book "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"?
a. Rudolph
b. Toto
c. Max
d. Cerberus

2. Which star led the Three Kings to Jesus?
a. Star of David
b. North Star
c. Star of Bethlehem
d. Angel Star

3. What was the name of Scrooges' dead business partner in "A Christmas Carol"?
a. Jacob Marley
b. Bob Cratchit
c. Tiny Tim
d. Bill Sykes

4. Where did the real St. Nicholas live?
a. In Holland
b. At the North Pole
c. In Turkey
d. In Germany

5. What brought Frosty the Snowman to life?
a. Pixie Dust
b. An old silk hat
c. A kiss
d. A fresh snowfall

6. In the movie "It's A Wonderful Life" how do you know that an angel has received his wings?
a. A light flashes
b. It starts raining
c. A trumpet sounds
d. A bell rings

7. Who was the author of "A Christmas Carol"?
a. Hans Christian Anderson
b. Charles Dickens
c. Thomas M. Sawyer
d. Mark Twain

8. What was pictured on the first stamp printed for the Christmas season?
a. Santa Claus
b. An Angel
c. A Star
d. A Rose

9. The poem commonly known as "The Night Before Christmas" was originally titled:
a. The Night Before Christmas
b. Santa Claus is Coming to Town
c. A Visit From Saint Nicholas
d. The Night Visitor

10. Electric Christmas tree lights were first used in what year?
a. 1925
b. 1700
c. 1895
d. 1750

11. Which of these events did NOT occur on Christmas Day?
a. Hong Kong fell to the Japanese in WWII.
b. Ebenezer Scrooge was visited by four ghosts.
c. King Arthur pulled Excalibur from the stone.
d. Charlemagne was crowned Holy Roman Emperor.

12. Good King Wenceslas was king of which country?
a. Hungary
b. Bohemia
c. Poland
d. Czechoslovakia

13. When was Christmas first celebrated?
a. The year after Jesus was crucified
b. Around 100 AD
c. In the 4th Century
d. 1935

14. Why was December 25th chosen as Christmas Day?
a. That's when Jesus was born
b. To compete with a pagan celebration
c. That's when Christmas trees are in season
d. That's when the Bible says to celebrate it

15. How did Xmas originate as an abbreviation for Christmas?
a. Atheists refused to accept "Christ" as part of the word
b. The early popes were lazy so they tended to shorten everything
c. The Greek word for Christ is Xristos
d. From Latin terminology for any holy day

16. What comes after '8 maids a-milking' in the song 'The 12 Days of Christmas'?
a. 9 pipers piping
b. 9 lords a-leaping
c. 9 drummers drumming
d. 9 ladies dancing

17. When are the '12 Days of Christmas'?
a. The 12 days before Christmas: December 14 to December 25
b. The 12 days after Christmas: December 26 to January 6
c. The 12 days around Christmas: Christmas Eve to January 4
d. The 12 days beginning with the winter solstice: December 21 to January 1

18. How many sides does a snowflake have?
a. 6
b. 8
c. 10
d. 12

19. In the movie 'Miracle on 34th Street', Kris Kringle is hired to play Santa Claus in what large department store?
a. Marshall Field's
b. FAO Schwarz
c. Macy's
d. Gimble's

20. When is the 'Feast of Stephen'?
a. December 6
b. December 12
c. December 26
d. January 6


Apologies, I failed to post the October Quiz, hence why we only had entries from a few people this month - Catherine Bass, Bev Mottershead, Jim Barnham, Ian Pinches and Dave Woolley. The winning entry was received from Bev Mottershead who wins the £10 prize

The ANSWERS were: Third degree, Inside man, Knock on wood, Painless operations, A fish out of water, High Flyer, Unfinished business, Blue blood. Gold rush, The whole nine yards, Fifth column, No holds barred, An American in Paris, Three men in a boat, Iron curtain, Love Letters, Mixed Emotions.

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