GK 30 Quiz

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Ralph Vaerst coined what name in 1971 for the Santa Clara valley near San Francisco? Silicon Valley
Who released the 2000 album "Light Years"? Kylie Minogue
In which year did Nelson Mandela die? 2013
Whose 2011 debut album was "Who You Are"? Jessie J
What is the forename of the villainous albino monk in Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code"? Silas
The centaur Chiron was placed in the heavens by Jupiter as which constellation? Sagittarius
Rasalhague is the brightest star in which constellation, called the "serpent bearer"? Ophiuchus
Of what is ophidiophobia the morbid fear? Snakes
Who paibted 1662s "The Sampling Officials" (also called "Syndics of the Drapers Guild")? Rembrandt von Rijn
Who played "Stacy's Mom" in the video for the Fountains of Wayne song? Rachel Hunter
Polotsk is widely believed to be the oldest settlement in, and the first capital of, which country? Belarus
Made into a later Borodin opera which 12th century East Slav epic poem tells of a failed raid of the titular character (d. 1202) against the Polovtsians of the Don River region? The Tale of Igor's Campaign (accept similar, must have 'Igor')
In modern Lithuania, revered as a national hero, which ruler of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania commanded his troops to victory at the Battle of Grunwald? Vytautas (Vitautis)
In which war of 1558-83 did the Tsardom of Russia face a varying coalition of Denmark–Norway, the Kingdom of Sweden, and the Union of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Kingdom of Poland for control of parts of modern-day Estonia and Latvia? Livonian War
III Rzeczpospolita or the Third Rzeczpospolita refers to the current 'third' republic of which country? Poland
After which town were a set of town privileges first developed by Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (963-73) and based on the Flemish law named – they regulated the degree of internal autonomy within cities and villages? Magdeburg
What was the name of the 1700-21 conflict in which a coalition led by the Tsardom of Russia successfully contested the supremacy of the Swedish Empire in Central, Northern, and Eastern Europe? Great Northern War
Which six-letter word is another name for a European Bison? Wisent
Which six-letter word is used for administrative divisions in Belarus, Russia and other countries? Oblast
Which King of Poland (1704-09) was placed on the throne by Charles XII of Sweden, in place of Augustus II but lost it again in turn to Augustus when Charles was defeated at the Battle of Poltava? Stanislaus I (Stanislaw Leszczynski)
Which is the only US state flag that is different on each side? Oregon
Who is the principle heroine of 'Pride & Prejudice'? Elizabeth Bennet
What is Africa's third longest river? Niger
What is Africa's second longest river (after the Nile)? Congo
Which animals were originally kept in the 'Kings Mews' at Charing Cross? Hawks
Where in the UK are the group of 50 feet tall stained glass windows 'The Five Sisters'? York Minster
What is the capital of the Indian State Andhra Pradesh? Hyderabad
Which element burns in air of its own accord and emits a green glow? Phosphorus
In which town or city in the UK is the Lawrence Sherriff School? Rugby
In which London building is 'Anne Boleyn's Gate'? Hampton Court Palace
Which capital city was founded by Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada in August 1538? Bogota
In which city of approximately 500,000 people does the Russian football team FC Arsenal play? Tula
119 people were killed on 6th November 1985 in which country's Palace of Justice when it was stormed for 28 hours by members of the revolutionary M-19 movement? Colombia
Peter Kropotkin (1842-1921) was best known for advocating which social system? Anarchism
Whose work, "A Letter to a Hindu", caused the young Mohandas Gandhi to write to him to ask for advice and for permission to reprint the Letter in Gandhi's own South African newspaper, Indian Opinion, in 1909? Tolstoy
Whose Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50, written in Rome between December 1881 and late January 1882, became its composer's own funeral elegy? Tchaikovsky
CIVETS are six favoured emerging markets countries – name any three of them. Colombia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey and South Africa.
The OAS, a continental organization founded on 30 April 1948, for the purposes of regional solidarity and cooperation among its member states, is fully known by what name? Organization of American States
Which explorer is best known for having crossed the Isthmus of Panama to the Pacific Ocean in 1513, becoming the first European to lead an expedition to have seen or reached the Pacific from the New World? Vasco Nunez de Balboa
The Thousand Days' War (1899–1902) took place in which country? Colombia
Which actress is best known for her role as Jenna Maroney in the NBC sitcom 30 Rock, for which she received four Primetime Emmy Award nominations, and also starred in Ally McBeal and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt? Jane Krakowski
The Museo del Oro, which receives around 500,000 tourists per year, is in which national capital? Bogota
Which weekly news magazine published in Hamburg, Germany fell for the Hitler Diaries in 1983? Stern
Who starred in the Netflix political drama House of Cards as Zoe Barnes and appeared in the Fox TV series 24 as computer analyst Shari Rothenberg, as well as movies Fantastic Four (2015) as Susan "Sue" Storm/The Invisible Woman and The Martian (2015)? Kate Mara
Emerald is a variety of beryl, usually coloured green by the presence of which element, atomic number 24? Chromium
Wieliczka and Bochnia in Poland and Zipaquira in Colombia are places famed for mining what? Salt
In which country do the South American football team "The Strongest" play? Bolivia
Olimpia and Club Cerro Porteno are historically the two most successful clubs in which country? Paraguay
Club Universitario de Deportes and Alianza are historically the two most successful teams in which country? Peru
Which football team, based in Mexico City, are nicknamed Las Aguilas (The Eagles)? Club America
How were the Order of Brothers of the German House of Saint Mary in Jerusalem better (and more succinctly) known? Teutonic Knights
Which important historical work is a history of Kievan Rus' from about 850 to 1110, originally compiled in Kiev about 1113? The Primary Chronicle
The Varangians was an Eastern name for which people, more familiarly known by a different name in the West? Vikings
The Battle of Covadonga (718 or 722) is traditionally held to signify the beginning of which period of Spanish history? Reconquista (from the Moors)
How is MDMA more commonly known? Ecstasy
Which Emperor completed his conquest of China in 1279? Kublai Khan
Which Chinese dynasty lasted from 618-907AD? Tang Dynasty
Lanzhou is the capital of which Chinese province? Gansu
Which Han Emperor (156-87BC) reigned for 54 years and saw massive territorial expansion of his Empire? Emperor Wu (of Han)
Which Chinese dynasty was the first to unify a significant part of the country, in 221BC? Chin or Qin Dynasty
Built in 691AD, which was the first Islamic architectural dome? Dome of the Rock
Which French post-impressionist was known as 'Le Douanier'? Rousseau
What was the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate? Baghdad
What was the capital of The Ummayad Caliphate? Damascus
Islamic law initially allowed how many wives (and unlimited concubines!)? Four
Which Battle of 732, won by the Franks, turned Islam back from its furthest expansion in Europe, and is seen by most historians as a critical point in Europe's history? Battle of Tours
Muslim armies unsuccessfully attacked which city in both 623-8 and 717-8? Constantinople
The ancient Silk Road city of Merv lies near which city with a population of 123,000, named after a Bible character? Mary (Turkmenistan)
What name did the Byzantines give to the Arab armies of the 7th century; it was later synonymous with 'Muslim' in Medieval Latin literature? Saracen
Which word usually refers to the collective community of Islamic peoples? Ummah
What three-letter name is given to a broad, flat area of desert covered with wind-swept sand with little or no vegetative cover? Erg
In which years was 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Christmas Number 1 in the UK? 1975 and 1991
Which batter embedded with cherries is associated with Limousin in France? Clafoutis
Which French mayonnaise is flavoured with herbs, capers, mustard and anchovies? Remoulade
How is the food known as the 'Alligator Pear' better known? Avocado
In cooking, which French term, meaning 'kettle drum', applies to a minced dish made in a mould? Timbale
Jordan, Valencia and Barbary are varieties of which kind of nut? Almond
The meat of creature forms the basis of Pate d'Amiens? Duck
Ballet "Pineapple Poll" used an arrangement of whose music when the copyright expired? Arthur Sullivan
In which English town or city is the Timothy Taylor brewery? Keighley
Which Danish crown prince married Mary Donaldson in 2004? Frederik
In which year was the Battle of Copenhagen at which Nelson distinguished himself? 1801
Referring to his sour character, what was General Joseph Stilwell's nickname? Vinegar Joe
Which monarch's forces won the Battle of the Boyne? William III
Which British monarch's forces lost the Battle of the Boyne? James II
Where in 1928 did the President of a country become the King? Albania (Zog)
What was the near-ubiquitous nickname of the corrupt official William M. Tweed – he was brought down, in part, by Thomas Nast cartoons? Boss Tweed
Which Roman Emperor visited Britain in 122AD? Hadrian
Who succeeded Woodrow Wilson as US President in 1921? Warren Harding
Who was Henry VIII's sixth and final wife? Catherine Parr
Of which British monarch did The Times say: "There never was an individual less regretted by his fellow-creatures than this deceased king. What eye has wept for him? … If he ever had a friend – we protest that the name of him or her never reached us."? George IV
Which historical disaster was caused by phytophthora infestans? Irish Potato Famine
Located in Cheshire, what is the country house of the Duke of Westminster? Eaton Hall
Chancellor from 18 August 1892 to 21 June 1895, who preceded Campbell-Bannerman as leader of the Liberal Party? William Harcourt
Who wrote the philosophical work "Sartor Resartus" in 1836? Thomas Carlyle
Which diarist and servant secretly married Arthur Munby, a prominent barrister and philanthropist, their marriage being characterised by bizarre role-playing and erotic games, according to their diaries? Hannah Cullwick
In which current English county is Brathay Hall located? Cumbria
What is the historic county town of Westmorland? Appleby
In 1763, which author (29 October 1740 – 19 May 1795) had a liasion with a prostitute on Westminster Bridge; unsurprisingly, during his life, he contracted venereal disease 17 times? James Boswell
Once widely used to make moulded candles before more convenient wax varieties became available, what name is given to a rendered form of beef or mutton fat that can be stored without refridgeration? Tallow
Which Pope allegedly met Attila the Hun in 452 and persuaded him to turn back from his invasion of Italy? Leo I
Genseric (c. 400 – January 25, 477), also known as Gaiseric or Geiseric, who captured and plundered Rome in 452, was king of which people? Vandals
Which straits separate Sicily from the Mainland? Messina
Theodoric, ruler of Italy (493–526), and who founded a kingdom based in Ravenna, was the king of which peoples? Ostrogoths
Which soldier who in 476 became the first King of Italy (476–493), and whose reign is commonly seen as marking the end of the Western Roman Empire, was killed by Theodoric the Great in Ravenna? Odoacer
Alboin (530s – June 28, 572) was king of which people from about 560 until 572 – he first led them to settle in Italy in 569CE? Lombards
Who was the first monk to become Pope? Gregory I (the Great)
Which city was the capital of the Kingdom of the Lombards from 572 to 774? Pavia
Giving its name to a Swiss canton, what is the most important perennial left-bank tributary of the Po River? Ticino
Eastern Roman Emperor from 582 to 602, who brought the war with Sasanian Persia to a victorious conclusion and campaigned extensively in the Balkans against the Avars – pushing them back across the Danube by 599? Maurice
Pooh-Bah is a character in which Gilbert and Sullivan operetta? The Mikado
Which group had UK 1967 hits with "Night of Fear" and "I Can Hear The Grass Grow"? The Move
Which foodstuff might an American call "lox"? Smoked/brined salmon
According to the Bible who or what "hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars"? Wisdom
In which book of the Bible is it said that "charity shall cover a multitude of sins"? 1 Peter
What one-word name is given to a terrine or meat jelly made with flesh from the head of a calf or pig, or less commonly a sheep or cow, and often set in aspic? Brawn
Who was vocalist with the Jeff Beck group when it formed in 1967? Rod Stewart
Which actor had a 1968 UK number 4 hit with "MacArthur Park"? Richard Harris
Which 1953 opera by Benjamin Britten featured Elizabeth I as a character? Gloriana
Who is the author of "Six Easy Pieces" and shared the 1965 Nobel Prize for Physics? Richard Feynman
Which piece of commonly used equipment was first called "a X-Y position indicator for a display system"? Computer mouse
In the First Gulf War, which Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM), manufactured by Raytheon, was commonly used to shoot down Iraqi SCUDs, although their success is controversial, and a disputed post-war analysis suggests that no Scud was actually hit? Patriot
What sort of creature is a 'chafer'? Beetle
What sort of industrial vehicle has the abbreviation ADT? Articulated Dump Truck
Which maritime patrol aircraft, introduced in 1969 and retired 2011, was developed and operated by the United Kingdom and was an extensive modification of the de Havilland Comet? (Hawker Siddeley) Nimrod
Who manufactures the P-8 Poseidon military aircraft? Boeing
Which aeronautical engineer set up the company that built the Halifax bomber? Frederick Handley Page
Where are Epsilon Peak, the Copernicus Corner and The Straight Wall? On the Moon
What sort of creature is a wisent? (European) Bison
What was invented, as a replacement for ivory in billiard balls, by John Wesley Hyatt in 1870? Celluloid
Bernard Ebbers was the CEO of which US communications company that committed accounting fraud from 1999 to 2003 – the largest accounting fraud in American history until the exposure of Bernard Madoff's $64 billion Ponzi scheme in 2008? Worldcom
Which train service from London to Glasgow was introduced in 1937, and ran until the start of war in 1939? Coronation Scot
Halle Berry replicated Ursula Andress's famous Dr No scene in which Bond film? Die Another Day
Who became the 11th Doctor Who, in the role from 2009 to 2013? Matt Smith
In the film "The Third Man" what substance was Harry Lime racketeering? Penicillin
Karen Gillan played which assistant to Dr Who? Amy Pond
Who played the character 'Fancy Smith' in the TV series "Z Cars"? Brian Blessed
In which film is Paul Newman initially part of a chain gang as "Lucas Jackson"? Cool Hand Luke
Who played the character of Doris Luke in the soap "Crossroads"? Kathy Staff
The Case of the Velvet Claws (1933) was the first novel to feature which popular detective? Perry Mason
Which 1967-75 TV series show starred Raymond Burr as a consultant for the San Francisco police who was paralyzed from the waist down after being shot while on vacation? Ironside
Who played the character of Trot Bolton in the High School Musical franchise? Zac Efron
How is Brook Busey-Maurio, an American screenwriter, producer, author, journalist, memoirist, stripper and exotic dancer, better known – she won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for her debut script? Diablo Cody (Juno)
Who played the character Dr Niles Crane in "Frasier"? David Hyde Pierce
Which film, released in 1982, had the working titles "Growing Up" and "A Boy's Life"? E.T.
Which actor's directorial debut was the 2004 film "Ladies in Lavender"? Charles Dance
Which Hollywood actor, nominated for three Academy Awards, all for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, winning in 1992 for his role in City Slickers. once boxed under the name Jack Brazzo? Jack Palance
In 1965, Jimmy Tarbuck replaced which fellow Liverpudlian comedian as host of Sunday Night at the London Palladium in 1965? Norman Vaughan
Who was the original compere of Sunday Night at the London Palladium, doing so from 1955 to 1958? Tommy Trinder
Who is the usual doctor in The Simpsons, known for his inappropriate laughing? Dr Julius Hibbert
Which Hollywood star had a brief career as a boxer in 1919 under the name "Packy East"? Bob Hope
What make of car is Genevieve in the 1953 film of the same name? Darracq
To what did Virgin Radio rebrand itself in 2008? Absolute Radio
Which aged popstar left his wife for waitress Ekaterina Ivanova in 2008? Ronnie Wood
What is wrestler Hulk Hogan's real name? Terry Bollea
Leo the lion was the famous mascot of which film studio? MGM
Kiki Hakansson was the first winner of which competition? Miss World
What is the fictional setting of TV comedy "Dad's Army"? Walmington-on-Sea
Which actor, with the middle name Bonaventure, made his film debut in 1930's "Up The River"? Spencer Tracy
Arnie Becker and Douglas Brackman Jr were both characters in which popular US TV series? LA Law
How many cycling gold medals did Team GP win at the 2008 Beijing Olympics? Eight
Which Polish American professional boxer who became one of the greatest World Middleweight Champions in history was murdered at a ranch in Conway, Missouri at the age of 24 in 1910? Stanley Ketchel
In which year was Greg Norman's first major title win in golf, when he won the Open after famously losing on the final putt at the US Masters earlier in the year? 1986
The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe is a horse race run at which racecourse? Longchamp
Which boxer was, as of 2017, the second-longest reigning heavyweight champion of all time, and has the second-most successful title defences total of any heavyweight boxer with 23 (including his initial reign as WBO champion), behind Joe Louis (25)? Wladimir Klitschko
What name is shared between the oldest known Scandinavian dynasty, and a type of sailboat and sailboat competition class? Yngling
Which rugby union team play at Sixways Stadium? Worcester Warriors
Which classic cycling race is nicknamed the Queen of the Classics or l'Enfer du Nord ("The Hell of the North") and is one of the last cobbled races? Paris–Roubaix
Which cycling classic, one of the five 'Monuments of Cycling' is nicknamed the Autumn Classic or the Race of the Falling Leaves, as it is held in October or late September? Giro de Lombardia
What name is given to is the distinctive jersey worn by the reigning world champion in a cycling discipline, since 1927? Rainbow jersey
Which was the first film with an all-black cast to win a Best Picture Academy Award? Moonlight
Which movie was the first to win a Cesar Award and Best Picture Oscar? The Artist
Which Irish sport is also known by the shorter names Peil or Caid? Gaelic Football
Equivalent to ambassadors, officials exchanged among members of the Commonwealth of Nations are known by which two word title? High Commissioner
Incorporated in 2009 by Brian Acton and Jan Koum, which company was acquired by Facebook in 2014? Whatsapp
Which river splits Norfolk from Suffolk? Waveney
Which literary character's home was Thornfield Hall? Mr Edward Rochester
For his role in which film did JK Simmons win the Oscar for best Supporting actor in 2015? Whiplash
In imperial measure, how many gills are there in a gallon? 32
Name the year: Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin is assassinated, Nick Leeson makes spectacular losses for Barings Bank and America is shocked by the Oklahoma bombing? 1995
What is Canadian province New Brunsick's capital? Fredericton
Who was the first known astronomer to see Uranus, although he mistakenly catalogued it as a star called '34 Tauri'? John Flamsteed (first Astronomer Royal)
In which US Great Lake is Isle Royale National Park? Lake Superior
What is the capital of Bermuda? Hamilton
Which American business and finance company founded on May 11, 2000 by Jeffrey Sprecher, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia is abbreviated ICE? Intercontinental Exchange
What is Guyana's currency? Guyana Dollar
What does a dotted line on an OS Map represent? Footpath
What are the five cities in Northern Ireland? Belfast, (London)Derry, Armagh, Lisburn, Newry
In which county is Flatford Mill, that appears in the Haywain by Constable? Suffolk
Which European nation's name derives from a group whose name meant "people of the fields"? Poland (Polans)
Which small, sacred temple near the Parthenon on the Acropolis was named after a legendary King of Athens and housed a wooden statue of Athena? Erechtheum
Which ancient war lasted from 434 to 401BC? Peloponnesian War
How is ancient Corcyra now known? Corfu
Who was Alexander The Great's father? Philip II of Macedon
Which battle of August 2nd 338BC saw Philip II of Macedon decisively defeat the Athenians and Thebans? Chaeronea
Which May 334BC battle was the first of three major battles fought between Alexander the Great and the Persians? Battle of Granicus River
Which November 333BC battle, fought in modern-day Turkey, between Macedons and Persians under Darius III, was the second of three major battles between Alexander the Great and the Persians? Battle of Issus
Also called the Battle of Arbela, which battle of 331BC saw Alexander the Great finally defeat the Persian Empire? Battle of Gaugamela
How is the River Oxus now known? Amu Darya
In which city did Euclid, the famed 'father of geometry', live and work? Alexandria
The word 'Punic', as in the wars, derives from the Latin for what? Phoenecian (Carthage was settled originally by Phoenecians)
Rome's first 'province' or overseas territory was which island, captured in 241BC? Sicily
At which 202BC battle did the Romans defeat the Carthaginians in the second Punic War? Zama
In what year was Julius Caesar assassinated? 44BCE
The ancient city of Cyrene is now in which modern-day country? Libya
Pyrrhus (from which, Pyrrhic victory) was an opponent of early Rome and King of where? Epirus
Which animal was used as the standard of a Roman Legion? Eagle
Which large island was annexed by the Romans in 58BC? Cyprus
What relation was Octavian (Augustus) to Julius Caesar? Great-nephew
In which year did Emperor Augustus of Rome die? 14AD
Who was Augustus's wife and Tiberius's mother? Livia Drusilla
In which century did King Tutankhamun reign? 14th Century BC (died c. 1340BC)
How many years after the Exile from Jerusalem did some Jews' return (once the Persians had overthrown the Babylonians)? 49 years (587BC – 538BC)
Which Hellenistic Empire ruled much of the middle and near east from 312-63BC? Seleucids
What name was given to a political movement in 1st century Second Temple Judaism which sought to incite the people of Judaea Province to rebel against the Roman Empire and expel it from the Holy Land by force of arms? Zealotry
What name is given to the second (115-117AD) of three revolts by the Jews of Judaea against Roman rule? Kitos War
Fought 132-136AD, and named for its leader, what was the third of the three revolts by the Jews of Judeae against Roman rule? Bar Kobhka revolt (after Simon Bar Kobhka)
What offence was Jesus put on trial for that led to the crucifixion? Blasphemy (claiming to be the Son of God)
Believed by some to be Jesus' brother, who was the first Bishop of Jerusalem? James (the Just)
St Paul was originally known by what name? Saul (of Tarsus)
In which Canadian province is the city of Alberta? Edmonton
From which 1928 Yeats poem is the phrase "This is no country for old men taken"? Sailing to Byzantium
In which year was the first Cannes Film Festival? 1946
Which US neoconservative pundit wrote the 1967 autobiography "Making It"? Norman Podhoretz
Hiroshima mon amour (1959), Last Year at Marienbad (1961), and Muriel (1963) are famous works by which French film director (1922-2014)? Alain Resnais
Now a national park, at which location in western Kigoma Region, Tanzania did primatologist Jane Goodall study chimpanzees, published in her book "In The Shadow Of Man"? Gombe Stream
Which Austrian-American director, actor and producer, most notable as being a film star of the silent era (1885-1957) played Rommel in "Five Graves To Cairo" and Max von Mayerling in "Sunset Boulevard"? Erich von Stroheim
Who directed what is generally considered the first 'talkie', "The Jazz Singer"? Alan Crosland
How is the Russian phrase "glavnoye upravleniye lagerei" more commonly abbreviated? Gulag
Who is the furthest president to the right depicted at Mount Rushmore? Abraham Lincoln
Which Italian painter, mostly of landscapes and seascapes, is now best known as the rapist of Artemisia Gentileschi? Agostino Tassi
St. Peter's Baldachin, a large Baroque sculpted bronze canopy, technically called a ciborium or baldachin, over the high altar of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City, was designed by which artist? Gianlorenzo Bernini
How many fathoms are there in a cable? 120
Blackheath, Goldsmiths, University of London and Millwall F.C. are located within which borough of London? Lewisham
In the Bible, and in a Gentileschi painting, which invading general of Nebuchadnezzar is beheaded by Judith? Holofernes
Who first wrote "The female of the species is more deadly than the male" in a 1911 poem? Rudyard Kipling
In which country does most of the action of Shakespeare's Othello take place? Cyprus
In which country did the musical genre and dance style Mambo originate? Cuba
In which country did the musical genre Bossa Nova originate? Brazil
What is the forename of Mr Darcy in the novel "Pride and Prejudice"? Fitzwilliam
Which 1529 treaty was the Eastern equivalent of the Treaty of Torsedillas defined the areas of Spanish and Portuguese influence in Asia to resolve the "Moluccas issue"? Treaty of Zaragoza
Which British artist, best known for his sculpture for the empty fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square, Ecce Homo (1999), and State Britain (2007), a recreation at Tate Britain of Brian Haw's protest display outside parliament, won the Turner Prize in 2007? Mark Wallinger
The subject of a 1994 film, which name did Mary Baker adopt when she passed herself off in early 19th century society as a Polynesian princess who had swum ashore at Bristol, escaping from pirates? Princess Caraboo
Which art exhibition that took place in the London Docklands in July 1988, mainly organised by Damien Hirst, was significant in the subsequent development of the Young British Artists? Freeze
Name either of the two British scientists who won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2001 for their discoveries of key regulators of the cell cycle. Tim Hunt or Paul Nurse
Sir Robert Geoffrey Edwards (1925-2013) won was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the development of what? IVF
Which German photographer (b.1955) known for his large format architecture and landscape colour photographs, often employing a high point of view, created 2 of the most expensive photos ever sold – Rhein II and Chicago Board of Trade III? Andreas Gursky
Barrow Point is the northernmost point of which country? Alaska
In which Charles Dickens Novel does Esther Summerson appear? Bleak House
Which female writer used the pseudonym Mary Pollock? Enid Blyton
Where were the Winter Olympics held in 1994? Lillehammer
What was the Anglicised name of Stanislawa Walasiewicz, the intersex 1932 winner of the women's Olympics Games? Stella Walsh
How old was Nadia Comaneci when she scored a perfect 10 at the 1976 Olympics? Fourteen
At which Olympics did Olga Korbut make her debut? 1972 Munich
The Royal Crescent was designed by which architect and built between 1767 and 1774? John Wood, the Younger
Pulteney Bridge, which crosses the River Avon in Bath, was designed by which architect? Robert Adam
Ansel Adams (February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984) was a famous name in which branch of the arts? Photography
Which comedian, who had his own show on BBC Radio 4 "15 Minutes of Misery", started off as a supporting actor in the 1993 series Newman and Baddiel in Pieces? Sean Lock
Give a year in the life of Geoffrey Chaucer. 1342-1400
Which novel features the line "It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done"? A Tale of Two Cities
What name (forename and surname) is shared by the founder of the University of Aberdeen, and the major-general under whose command the disastrous retreat of the British from Kabul occurred in 1842? William Elphinstone
Which was the only country to vote against Pakistan's accession to the UN in 1947? Afghanistan
Mirza Nur-ud-din Beig Mohammad Khan Salim was known by what imperial name (Persian for "conqueror of the world"), when he reigned as the fourth Mughal Emperor from 1605 until his death in 1627? Jahangir
Named after a place in Turkmenistan, which incident of 1885 was a diplomatic crisis between Britain and Russia caused by the Russian Empire's expansion southeast toward Afghanistan and India? Panjdeh Incident
Named after a British diplomat and civil servant of the British Raj (1850-1924) what name is commonly given to the Afghan-Pakistani border? Durand Line
Habibullah succeeded who as Emir of Afghanistan in 1901? Habibullah's father, he was known as the 'Iron Emir'. Abdur Rahman
Who succeeded Hamid Karzai as Afghan President in 2014? Ashraf Ghani
Meaning "grand assembly" which important meetings in Afghanistan are mainly organized for choosing a new head of state in case of sudden death, adopting a new constitution, or to settle national or regional issue such as war? Loya jirga
The Third Anglo-Afghan War lasted for just 94 days in which year? 1919
Zbigniew Brzezinski, a Polish-American diplomat, author and political scientist, was a National Security Advisor to which President? Jimmy Carter
What was the name of the Belarussian cipher clerk who defected to Canada in September 1945, with 109 documents on Soviet espionage activities in the West exposing Stalin's efforts to steal nuclear secrets, and the technique of planting sleeper agents? Igor Gouzenko
Which Polish-born Communist politician and trade union organizer became, in 1947, the only Member of the Canadian Parliament ever convicted of spying for a foreign country? Fred Rose
Which is the only Canadian province to have both French and English as official languages? New Brunswick
Which Canadian statesman, diplomat and future Prime Minister was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1957 for his role in defusing the Suez Crisis through the United Nations? Lester B Pearson
Which small, uninhabited barren knoll located in the centre of the Kennedy Channel of Nares Strait that separates Ellesmere Island from northern Greenland and connects Baffin Bay with the Lincoln Sea is claimed by both Canada and Denmark? Hans Island
Named after a Canadian Prime Minister, what was the name of Constable Benton Fraser’s canine sidekick in the award-winning Canadian television police drama Due South? Diefenbaker
Canada’s Four Corners point, located near Kasba Lake, is a point at which four political subdivisions meet, namely the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and which two provinces? Manitoba and Saskatchewan
What was the name of the Minister of Quebec who was kidnapped and murdered by members of the terrorist group The Front de Liberation du Quebec during the October Crisis of 1970? Pierre Laporte
Cape Columbia is the northernmost point of land of Canada and is located on which island? Ellesmere Island
What was the name of the one-legged cancer patient who became a Canadian national celebrity after he undertook the cross-Canada run known as the Marathon of Hope in 1980? Terry Fox
Born in 1641, Titus was the only child who survived into adulthood of which painter, who used his son as a model in several of his paintings? Rembrandt
Which artistic term, deriving from the Italian for ‘scratched’, refers, in painting, to the practice of laying one colour over another and scratching the paint so that the colour underneath shows through? Sgraffito
If the first is ‘The Heir’ and the second is ‘The Levee’, then what is the third? The Orgy
In which very famous painting of 1882 can a pair of green feet, belonging to a trapeze artist, be seen in the extreme top left hand corner of the canvas? A Bar at the Folies-Bergere
In which famous painting of 1656 can the Italian dwarf Nicolas Pertusato be seen waking a sleeping mastiff with his foot whilst the achondroplastic German, Maribarbola, looks on? Las Meninas
The snow-topped Mount Chimborazo is the highest peak in Ecuador. Its summit is also often said to be the spot on the surface farthest from the center of the Earth. Its appears, most famously, in art in a popular 1859 painting by which American artist? Frederic Edwin Church (Heart of the Andes)
Who played Norman Bates in the 1998 Gus Van Sant remake of Hitchcock’s 'Psycho'? Vince Vaughn
What is the name of the inn at which Sergeant Howie stays in the 1973 film 'The Wicker Man'? The Green Man
The 1922 film 'Nosferatu' was an unofficial adaptation of Bram Stoker’s 'Dracula'. However, as the studio could not obtain the rights to the novel, what name was given to Max Schreck’s Count? Count Orlok
What is the name of the demon who possesses Regan MacNeil in the 1973 film 'The Exorcist'? Pazazu
Butetown and Tiger Bay are part of which British city? Cardiff
Which Welsh painter, draughtsman, and etcher (1878-1961) was an important exponent of Post-Impressionism in the United Kingdom and painted many distinguished contemporaries, including T. E. Lawrence, Thomas Hardy, W. B. Yeats and Aleister Crowley? Augustus John
Which Welsh painter and poet (1895-1974) was considered by T. S. Eliot to be of major importance, with his The Anathemata considered by W. H. Auden to be the best long poem written in English of the 20th century? David Jones
Completed 1794, which now mostly filled-in canal connected Merthyr Tydfil to Cardiff? Glamorganshire Canal
Which family donated much of central Cardiff's land to the nation, including the castle, and an eponymous park? Bute family
The last known contemporary example of which writing system dates to 394AD in Philae? Hieroglyphs (Egyptian)
Which period of Egyptian history saw the arrival of the invading Hyksos? Second Intermediate Period
Who was the first ruler of the Twelfth Dynasty of ancient Egypt – he ruled from 1991 BC to 1962 BC and reunited the kingdom from his capital at Thebes? Amenemhat I, also Amenemhet I
Which ancient kingdom in Nubia, existing approximately 1050BCE to 350CE, was located at the confluences of the Blue Nile, White Nile and River Atbara in what is now Sudan and South Sudan? Kingdom of Kush
Lough Erne is located in which county of Northern Ireland? Fermanagh
Which US President established the name of the White House by having "White House–Washington" engraved on the stationery? Theodore Roosevelt
What is the adjective pertaining to Madagascar? Malagasy
The television series The League of Gentlemen was filmed in Hadfield, which doubled as the fictional town of Royston Vasey – in which county is Hadfield? Derbyshire
How many sovereign nations does the Equator pass through? Eleven
The Greenwich Prime Meridian passes through the land of how many countries, not including Antarctic territory? Eight
The Purus, Madeira and Japura or Caqueta are all geographically, the three largest what? Amazon tributaries
Which island lies 6 miles north of Ballycastle in County Antrim? Rathlin Island
Foula and Papa Stour are islands in which group? Shetlands
Travelling due east from New York City, which country's land would you hit first? Portugal
The Barton Aqueduct, opened on 17 July 1761, was built for which canal? Bridgewater Canal
Give a year in the life of poet Robert Burns. 1759-96.
Who were the first two people to win the combination of awards known as a PEGOT (Pulitzer, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony)? Richard Rodgers, Marvin Hamlisch
According to the Hebrew Bible, who was the first king of the Kingdom of Israel and Judah? Saul
Who was the father of the Biblical King Solomon? David
In the JM Barrie play "Peter Pan" who is Captain Hook's first mate, or bo'sun? Mr Smee
Which author created the character Jack Ryan? Tom Clancy
Who wrote the novels upon which the TV series "The Darling Buds of May" was based? HE Bates
Rabelais created which giant with an enormous appetite, the son of Lord Grandgousier, and who as a child, required 17,913 cows for the provision of his daily milk? Gargantua
Which American musician, singer-songwriter, satirist, and mathematician wrote the song "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park"? Tom Lehrer
What is the first name of Georges Simenon's fictional detective, Maigret? Jules
Who wrote the 1980 novel "Earthly Powers"? Anthony Burgess
Which two countries now possess most of the territory of the ancient Kingdom of Edom? Israel, Jordan
In the US version of House of Cards, he was called Frank Underwood – what was he called in the original British TV series? Francis Urquhart
Who was the only person to have been a member of the US Marines to have defected to the Soviet Union? Lee Harvey Oswald
What is the common name of the snake with the scientific name Eunectes murinus, which is also called the Greater Water Boa? (Green) Anaconda
Which title character of an 1820 Walter Scott novel which has the subtitle "A Romance" is the son of Cedric of Rotherwood? Ivanhoe
Which is the only mainland European country that, as of 2017, does not border an EU country? Montenegro
Which former MP for Middlesbrough East was the first female Secretary of State for Education, in office from 1945 until her death from an accidental overdose in 1947? Ellen Wilkinson
Which natural limestone arch on the island of Gozo in Malta collapsed after a March 2017 storm? Azure Window
Which 19th century British inventor, born in Scarborough in 1773, developed the first glider able to carry a human aloft? George Cayley
Philippe Quinault was the main librettist for which 17th century composer? Jean-Baptiste Lully
Les Huguenots is an opera by who that premiered in Paris in 1836? Giacomo Meyerbeer
What two-word term is sometimes attached to Italian operas written by Vincenzo Bellini (1801–1835) and Gaetano Donizetti (1797–1848)? Bel Canto
Which country ruled Sardinia from 1469 to 1708? Spain
Brown's, Pennant's, Mealy and Golden Mantled Rosella are all types of which bird? Parakeet
Which test, named after its Japanese ophthalmologist creator, is used to detect colour blindness? Ishihara
What term is used to describe animals active at twilight? Crepuscular
How is eolic energy better known? Wind energy
What type of organism (Opuntia ficus-indica) is a 'prickly pear'? Cactus
Which car manufacturer made the 'Hornet' model from 1961 to 1969? Wolseley
What is the freezing point of water in Kelvin? 273K
Which car manufacturer made the Magnette model from 1953 to 1969? MG
The Maddalena archipelago lies off the north coast of which island? Sardinia
Yanomami Indians call which animal, whose range extends from Southwestern United States and Mexico across much of Central America and south to Paraguay and northern Argentina, the 'eater of souls'? Jaguar
Where are the peroneus muscles? Calf (prompt on leg)
Of what is philophobia the morbid fear? Falling in love/love
Which animal (Melursus ursinus) is called a 'bhalu' in India? Sloth bear
The Organ of Corti is vital to which of the five human senses? Hearing
Used in cooking, or to treat toothache, what is the usual name of the aromatic flower buds of a tree in the family Myrtaceae, Syzygium aromaticum? Cloves
'Southport Red Globe' and 'Stuttgarter Giant' are varieties of which foodstuff? Onion
In which year was the British Board of the Admiralty disbanded? 1964
Who was Pope from 1154 to 1159? Nicholas Breakspear (Adrian IV)
In which decade was adoption legalised in the UK? 1920s (1926)
The people of which nation defeated the Italians at the 1896 Battle of Adwa? Ethiopians
The West Side Boys were an armed group from which country, that in 2000 captured and held peacekeepers from the United Nations Mission and a patrol of British soldiers from the Royal Irish Regiment? Sierra Leone
Arthur Christopher John Soames, Baron Soames, was the last British Governor of which country? Zimbabwe (Southern Rhodesia)
In which decade was highwayman Dick Turpin hanged? 1730s (1739)
His sculpture The Great Relief (completed 1928) was included in the 2006 Danish Culture Canon as one of Denmark's cultural masterpieces – which artist associated with Skagen at Jutland's tip? (Jens Ferdinand) Willumsen
Which artists association in Denmark in the 1930s and 1940s focusing on Abstraction and Symbolism was pioneered by Vilhelm Bjerke-Petersen together with Ejler Bille and Richard Mortensen? Linien
Who played "Hans Christian Andersen" in the 1952 film of that name, singing the song "Wonderful Copenhagen"? Danny Kaye
Which Danish former professional road bicycle racer who placed first in the 1996 Tour de France later admitted using banned substances? Bjarne Riis
Which Danish football team, based in Herning, knocked Southampton out of the Europa League in 2015-16, and beat Manchester United 2-1 at home, before losing 5-1? They won the Superliga in 2015 for the first time. FC Midtjylland
Which 5-letter Danish and Norwegian word can be described as a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture)? Hygge
The Danish town of Herning contains the major museum dedicated to the works of which Italian artist best known for his ironic approach to avant-garde art (1933-63)? Piero Manzoni
The NorthSide Festival and the exhibit of prehistoric Grauballe Man can both be seen in or near which major Danish city? Aarhus
The flag of which German lander is essentially the flag of the Netherlands inverted? Schleswig-Holstein
Which city on the River Trave, the leading city of the Hanseatic League, was, because of its extensive Brick Gothic architecture, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1987? Lubeck
Which German's book "Professor Unrat" was freely adapted into the movie Der Blaue Engel (The Blue Angel)? He was the brother of a more famous writer. Heinrich Mann
What is the capital of the German state of Saarland? Saarbrucken
Marbach am Neckar, near Stuttgart, is most famous as the birthplace of who in 1759? Friedrich Schiller
Which former United States Army officer was convicted by court-martial of murdering 22 unarmed South Vietnamese civilians in the My Lai Massacre on March 16, 1968? He had 3 and a half years of house arrest. William Calley
The First Treaty of London (1839) resulted in the independence of which nation? Luxembourg
On November 5th 1872, which prominent Suffragette cast a vote in the US Election along with 14 other women? She was later fined $100. Susan B Anthony
Which American suffragist and social activist's "Declaration of Sentiments", presented at the Seneca Falls Convention held in 1848 is often credited with initiating the first organized women's rights movements in the United States? Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Under which English monarch was Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March hanged at Tyburn in 1330? Edward III
Which future British Prime Minister left school at the age of sixteen in 1959 with three O-levels in History, English Language and English Literature? John Major
Which enslaved African American led a rebellion of slaves and free blacks in Southampton County, Virginia on August 21, 1831, and was tried, convicted, sentenced to death, and hanged in November as a result? Nat Turner
"Lie Down in Darkness" (1951) was which US author's acclaimed first work, published when he was 26? William Styron
Who was commander-in-chief of victorious Anglo-Dutch forces at the 1706 Battle of Ramillies? John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough
In which 2013 video game do players control Joel, a smuggler tasked with escorting a teenage girl named Ellie across a post-apocalyptic United States? The Last of Us
"Men at Arms" and " Officers and Gentlemen" are two parts of Evelyn Waugh's 'Sword of Honour' trilogy – what is the third? Unconditional Surrender
What is the minimum age that a US President must be? 35
Daniel arap Moi was President of which nation from 1978 to 2002? Kenya
Who was the first Prime Minister of Singapore, governing for three decades? Lee Kuan Yew
In which decade was 'Piltdown Man' a famous paleoanthropological hoax, allegedly 'discovered'? 1910s (1912)
Which Olivia Manning trilogy, part of the "Fortunes of War" series, consists of The Great Fortune (1960), The Spoilt City (1962) and Friends And Heroes (1965)? The Balkan Trilogy
Who was the first recipient of an Academy Award for Best Actress? Janet Gaynor
Who picked up an Academy Award for Best Actress at the 3rd Academy Awards for "The Divorcee"? Norma Shearer
With a name deriving from the Polish for ‘little tail’, what name is given to the diacritic hook placed under the lower right corner of a vowel in the Latin alphabet used in several eastern European and Native American languages? Ogonek
Coined by the theologian Frederic William Farrar in 1879, what is the linguistic term, sometimes also called ‘speaking in tongues’, for the fluent speech-like but unintelligible utterances that are often used as part of religious practice? Glossolalia
In which city was Constantine the Great acclaimed Emperor in 306CE? York
Who was the father of the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great? Constantius
Which chemical element was named for the ancient Greek for 'pale green'? Chlorine
Who was the last emperor to rule over both the eastern and the western halves of the Roman Empire? Theodosius I
The ancient kingdom of Cilicia lies in the southern part of which modern-day country? Turkey
Whose (100-165CE) First Apology, his most well known text, passionately defends the morality of Christian life, and provides various ethical & philosophical arguments to convince the Roman emperor, Antoninus, to abandon the persecution of the Christians? Justin Martyr
What was the name of the system instituted by Roman Emperor Diocletian in 293 that divided rule of the Empire, which refers to the number of divisions he made – the system lasted just 20 years? Tetrarchy
Killing himself on Constantine the Great's orders in 310CE, who was Augustus of the West, with Diocletian as Augustus of the East, from 285 to 310CE? Maximian
Which Roman Emperor, reigning from 270 to 275, defeated the Alemanni, the Goths, Vandals, Juthungi, Sarmatians, and Carpi and was hailed as 'Restorer of the World' by the Senate? Aurelian
The Goths killed which Roman Emperor in battle in 251CE? Decius
Probably representing a bateleur eagle or the African fish eagle, which country's flag depicts a soapstone statue of a bird? Zimbabwe
Predominantly blue, with the coat of arms in the centre, the flag of Belize has thin stripes of which colour at the top and bottom? Red
What is the predominant colour of the flag of East Timor? Red
What colour is the star on the flag of East Timor? White
A yellow wreath with an upright olive-branch symbol within is to be found on the left of which country's green, red and blue national flag? Eritrea
Which country's flag is green with an orange-coloured African fish eagle in flight over a rectangular block of three vertical stripes, coloured, from left to right: red, black and orange? Zambia
A double headed eagle appears on the flags of Albania and which other nation? Montenegro
What colour is the star on the flag of Liberia? White
What colour are the crescent and 14-pointed star on the flag of Malaysia? Yellow
What are the two colours on the flag of Bahrain? White and red
Abraha was a viceroy in southern Arabia from which Ethiopian kingdom which controlled much of east Africa between the 1st and 10th centuries? It was centred at a namesake city that exists today in northern Ethiopia. Aksum (Aksumite Kingdom)
Which singer released her debut solo album "Animal Heart" in 2014? Nina Persson
In Zoroastrianism, what name is given to the 17 Avestan hymns believed to have been composed by Zarathusthra (Zoroaster) himself? Gathas
The Parsis, a Zoroastrian community in India, have mainly historically been based around which major city? Mumbai (Bombay)
One of the first converts to Zoroastrianism, what is the name of the righteous king who helped propagate and defend the faith, when Zoroaster apparently healed his mortally ill horse? Vishtaspa
Which ancient philosopher wrote the Enneads? Plotinus
In Zoroastrianism, which deity of evil opposes Ahura Mazda? Angra Mainyu
Which rationalist school of Islamic theology that flourished in the cities of Basra and Baghdad, both in present-day Iraq, during the 8th–10th centuries, are best known for their denying the status of the Qur'an as uncreated and co-eternal with God? Mutazilas
Derived from a word meaning "habit" or "usual practice", what name is given to the verbally transmitted record of the teachings, deeds and sayings, silent permissions (or disapprovals) of the Islamic prophet Muhammad? Sunnah
The House of Wisdom (Arabic: Bayt al-Hikma) was a major intellectual centre during the Islamic Golden Age, based from the 9th to the 13th centuries in which city? Baghdad
Which of the Suras of the Quran is the subject of the story about "The Satanic Verses"? Sura 53/The Star
In 1986, hod-carrier Michael Lush died in a bungee jumping accident rehearsing a stunt for what Saturday night entertainment show hosted by Noel Edmonds? The Late, Late Breakfast Show
What was the name of the band that Noel Edmonds formed with Multi-Coloured Swap Shop regulars Maggie Philbin and Keith Chegwin that had a UK hit in 1981 with "I Wanna Be a Winner"? Brown Sauce
Jose Luis Chilavert scored a hat-trick, as a goalkeeper, for which Argentinian club in 1999? Velez Sarsfield
Which Bosnian goalkeeper scored a 97.5 yard goal for Stoke City against Southampton after just 13.5 seconds in November 2013? Asmir Begovic
The 1973 comedy-drama American Graffiti, the second full-length feature directed by George Lucas, was set in which city in the Central Valley of California, in which Lucas had himself grown up? Modesto
Which English goalkeeper, who played over 300 games for Middlesborough from 1985, scored a penalty in his own testimonial match in 1995, thus becoming the last player to score at his club's old Ayresome Park ground? Stephen Pears
Which 2007 Ridley Scott film centres on events following the arrest of the fictionalised heroin smuggler Frank Lucas, who is played by Denzel Washington? American Gangster
The Berlin Wall fell within weeks of the appointment of which politician as the final General Secretary of the ruling Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED)? Egon Krenz
A Professor of European Studies at the University of Oxford, which British historian wrote the 1997 work The File, about his experiences under surveillance from the Stasi in Cold War East Berlin while a postgraduate? Timothy Garton Ash
Name the man, known as the "Mob's Accountant", who was a major organized crime figure (1902-83) and, along with his associate Charles "Lucky" Luciano, was instrumental in the development of the National Crime Syndicate in the United States? Meyer Lansky
Which Afro-American religion of Caribbean origin that developed in the Spanish Empire among West African descendants is also known as La Regla de Ifa or Lucumi? Santeria
Of what are countries members if they are part of the 'NAM'? Non-Aligned Movement
The aboriginal Taino and Ciboney peoples were among the original inhabitants of which nation? Cuba
Which 'G grouping' at the United Nations is a coalition of developing nations, designed to promote its members' collective economic interests? It was founded in 1964, and despite its name now has over 100 members. G77
In supranational bodies, what do the initials OAS stand for? Organization of American States
Which Spanish explorer and conquistador led the first European expedition deep into the territory of the modern-day United States (Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama) and is the first European documented as having crossed the Mississippi River? Hernando de Soto
Which nation was formerly known as French Saint-Domingue? Haiti
The Battle of Carillon and the Battle of Zorndorf were both part of which wider conflict? Seven Years' War
A War beginning in 1868 as part of the Cuban Wars of Independence was known as the how many years war? Ten Years War
According to Hollywood legend, whose RKO screen test in 1930 read "Can't sing. Can't act. Balding. Can dance a little"? Fred Astaire
As of 2017, who is the most nominated performer in any major acting category at the Filmfare Awards, with 41 nominations overall? Amitabh Bachchan
Who was the first African-American actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress, for her performance in the 1954 film Carmen Jones? She died aged 42 in mysterious circumstances. Dorothy Dandridge
Which Canadian actress and singer appeared in musical films in the 1930s and 1940s including "Three Smart Girls" (1936),"One Hundred Men and a Girl" (1937), "Mad About Music" (1938) and "That Certain Age" (1938)? Deanna Durbin
Dying at 44 from a heart attack, which American film, stage and radio actor (1914-58) starred in The Mark of Zorro, Blood and Sand, The Black Swan, Prince of Foxes, Nightmare Alley, Witness For The Prosecution, The Black Rose, and Captain from Castile? Tyrone Power
Which Cuban-born American actor, musician, and television producer is best remembered for his role as Ricky Ricardo on the American television series sitcom "I Love Lucy" where he co-with Lucille Ball, to whom he was married at the time? Desi Arnaz
Which scandalmonger for 1950s magazine "Confidential" and virulent anti-Communist shot and killed his wife before turning the gun on himself in a taxi cab in New York in 1958? Howard Rushmore
Which male US tennis player was the World No. 1 player for six years from 1920 through 1925.? He won 15 Major singles titles including ten Grand Slam events but his later life was dogged with allegations of sex with underage boys. Bill Tilden
The most successful amateur golfer of all time, who founded and helped design the Augusta National Golf Club, and co-founded the Masters Tournament? Bobby Jones
Which athlete set 22 official world records at distances between 1500m and 20 kilometres, and won 9 gold and 3 silver medals in 12 events in the Olympic Games, as well as remaining unbeaten in cross country events and the 10,000m throughout his career? Paavo Nurmi
Earl Sande (1898-1968) was a famous name in which sport? Horse Racing
What was Charlie Chaplin's middle name? Spencer
The Yoruks are an ethnic group predominantly living in which country? Turkey
Which US actor played Phillip Morgan in "Rope" and Guy Haynes on "Strangers On A Train"? Farley Granger
Which film was Elvis Presley's first starring film vehicle, following his debut in "Love Me Tender" in a supporting role? He played up and coming singer Deke Rivers. Loving You
Who wrote the 1953 book "Battle Cry", later made into a film? Leon Uris
Which American actress, known for her "smoky voice" and being "the most beautiful face of film noir during the 1940s and 1950s" starred in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946), Dead Reckoning (1947), Desert Fury (1947), and Too Late for Tears (1949)? Lizabeth Scott
Which actor (1911-76) is best known for his performances in 12 Angry Men (1957), On the Waterfront (1954), and The Exorcist (1973) and also played the role of Willy Loman in the original Broadway production of Arthur Miller's play Death of a Salesman? Lee J Cobb
Instituted in 1954, what is the highest civilian award of the Republic of India – Sachin Tendulkar and Nelson Mandela are among recipients? Bharat Ratna
Which 1941 film, featuring the song "Since I Kissed My Baby Goodbye" was Rita Hayworth's big breakthrough? You'll Never Get Rich
By what acronym is The Kurdistan Workers' Party better known – it is considered a terrorist group by Turkey and many countries, including the UK? PKK
What is the capital of the autonomous province of Iraqi Kurdistan? Erbil
How were Alvah Bessie, Herbert Biberman, Lester Cole, Edward Dmytryk, Ring Lardner Jr., John Howard Lawson, Albert Maltz,Samuel Ornitz, Adrian Scott and Dalton Trumbo collectively known after arrest for suspected Communist activities? Hollywood Ten
The second biographical film to win the Oscar for Best Picture, which film starred Joseph Schildkraut as Captain Alfred Dreyfus? The Life of Emile Zola
Raoul Dufy was a French painter associated with which movement? Fauvism
Who painted 1932's "Daughters of Revolution"? Grant Wood
Known for painting courts, clowns and prostitutes, which French expressionist (1871-1958) painted 1937's "The Old King"? Georges Rouault
Edward G Robinson and Frank Sinatra starred in which 1959 film by Frank Capra that introduced the song "High Hopes"? A Hole In The Head
Who played Al Jolson in the 1946 film "The Jolson Story"? Larry Parks
Which city in New Jersey was the birthplace of Frank Sinatra? Hoboken
Which actor first became famous in Italy in the 1970s for a television series called Onda Libera, on RAI2, produced by Renzo Arbore, in which he interpreted the satirical piece The Hymn of the Body Purged? Roberto Benigni
Which film saw the feature film debut of filmmaker Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, and was about the monitoring of East Berlin residents by agents of the Stasi, the GDR's secret police? The Lives of Others (German: Das Leben der Anderen)
What was Humphrey Bogart's middle name? DeForest
Which Irish presenter has presented both The One Show, and Robot Wars, with Dara O'Briain? Angela Scanlon
Which actor's first great success was as Duke Mantee in The Petrified Forest (1936)? Humphrey Bogart
What name is given to a virus that infects and replicates within a bacterium? Bacteriophage
What name is given to a pathogen that takes advantage of a situation that is not normally available, such as a host with a weakened immune system, an altered microbiota (such as a disrupted gut flora), or breached integumentary barriers? Opportunistic
Discovered in 2013 which type of virus replaced megaviruses and mimiviruses as having the largest genome size of any known viral genus? Pandoraviruses
What name is given to a virus that infects and replicates within another virus? Virophage
What one-word term refers to the entirety of genetic information within an organism? Genome
Equivalent structures support the gills in fish, which embryonic structures in humans develop into the thymus, the jaws and the larynx, among other structures? Branchial arch/Pharyngeal arch
Which parasitic disease is caused by an infection with one of eight roundworms, including Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi, and Brugia timori, and can lead to elephantiasis or river blindness? Filariasis
What one-word term, derived from the Greek for a type of worm, is used to refer to parasitic worms? Helminths
In humans, what name is given to the condition of localized fluid retention and tissue swelling caused by a compromised lymphatic system? Lymphoedema
What name is given to a type of white blood cell that engulfs and digests cellular debris, foreign substances, microbes, cancer cells, and anything else that does not have the types of proteins specific to healthy body cells on its surface? Macrophage
In which iconic film did James Dean play a character called Jim Stark? Rebel Without A Cause
Which actress was born Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko on July 20, 1938 to Russian and Ukrainian parents? Natalie Wood
Which Oscar-winning actress was born Shirley Schrift on August 18, 1920? Shelley Winters
Which 1950 film's opening scene features the body of Joe Gillis, played by William Holden, floating in a pool? Sunset Boulevard
"Splendor in the Grass" and "Love With the Proper Stranger" were the two films for which actress received Oscar Nominations for Best Actress? Natalie Wood
Santa Catalina Island, off the coast of which Natalie Wood drowned, is part of which archipelago? Channel Islands (of California)
Which British-American actress popular during the Second World War won the Best Actress Oscar for "Mrs Miniver" in 1942? Greer Garson
Which American film and stage actress was best known for her portrayal of the title character in the film Laura (1944), and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Ellen Berent Harland in Leave Her to Heaven (1945)? Gene Tierney
Which American actress and producer was best known for her role as Norma Desmond, a reclusive silent film star, in the critically acclaimed 1950 film "Sunset Boulevard"? Gloria Swanson
Which Hollywood actress attracted publicity by giving up on LA movies in 1950, aged 22, to dedicate her life to Christ – she did subsequently star in several evangelical movies, often sponsored by Billy Graham? Colleen Townsend
Which 1953 Christian epic film was based on a book by Lloyd C. Douglas? The Robe
Which film garnered Paul Scofield a BAFTA, Golden Globe and Best Actor Oscar, in 1966? A Man For All Seasons
Which actor was nominated for an Oscar 7 times, six as Best Actor but never won – his last such nomination was for 1977's "Equus"? Richard Burton
Which Swedish playwright and author is considered the "father" of modern Swedish literature with his "The Red Room" (1879) frequently described as the first modern Swedish novel? August Strindberg
Which German film director was born Hans Detlef Sierck in 1897? Douglas Sirk
Which entertainer lost one eye in an automobile accident in 1954, when it made contact with the bullet-shaped horn button of his Cadillac in San Bernardino, in California? Sammy Davis Jr.
Which photographer took famed photos of Christine Keeler in a reversed chair, and of Joe Orton? Lewis Morley
"The Human Condition" and "The Rape" were 1934 works by which artist? Rene Magritte
Which US President famously said "the business of America is business"? Calvin Coolidge
Who was the 29th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1921, until his death in 1923 – his later reputation was marred by scandals that took place under his administration, such as Teapot Dome, and revelations of an affair by Nan Britton? Warren Harding
Who wrote the 1922 novel "Babbitt"? Sinclair Lewis
Who wrote the Rougon-Macquart series of novels? Emile Zola
Published in 1920, what was Sinclair Lewis's first published novel? Main Street
In which year did Guglielmo Marconi found the first wireless telegraph company? 1900
Qarabag FK, who debuted in the Champions League in 2017/8, are a football team from which country? Azerbaijan

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