Collected Quiz


Collected Quiz

Collected Quiz

Collected Quiz

Collected Quiz

Q. An isohel on a map joins a place of equal what?

Ans:   Sunshine

Q. A Regatta is a boat race – where was the original Regatta?

Ans:   Venice. Collected Quiz

Q. From what country does Soave wine originally come?

Ans:   Italy

Q. What fluid ran through the Greek Gods instead of blood?

Ans:   Ichor

Q. The Marie Celeste sailed from which port?

Ans:   New York. Collected Quiz

Q. How was William Huskinson killed in 1830 – first ever Run over by?

Ans:   Railway Train

Q. In which country is Zug?

Ans:   Switzerland (smallest Canton)

Q. Who was captured and kept in a cage by Stromboli?

Ans:   Pinocchio

Q. Name the Hotel in Arthur Haley’s novel/film of the same name?

Ans:  St. Gregory

Q. Frank and Jesse James’ father had what job?

Ans:   Minister. Collected Quiz

Q. What was the Grammy album of the year in 1967?

Ans:  Beatles Sergeant Peppers

Q. Who said: the quickest way of ending a war is to lose it?

Ans:    George Orwell

Q. Edward Teach became famous as who?

Ans:   Blackbeard the Pirate

Q. Who wrote the music to the film The Odessa File?

Ans:  Andrew Lloyd Webber

Q. Which Dickens’ novel features Waxford Squeers?

Ans:   Nicholas Nickleby. Collected Quiz

Q. What is the national flower of Australia?

Ans:   The Wattle Blossom

Q. A nudist in Spain fined £65 – £60 for being nude and £5 for what?

Ans:   Having no ID papers

Q. What links Sheffield, Edinburgh, Rome?

Ans:   Built on 7 Hills

Q. What pet did Florence Nightingale carry with her?

Ans:   An Owl (in her pocket)

Q. Women 375 – 1 Men 1400 – 1 chance of doing what?

Ans:   Living to 100

Q.What colour is Octopus blood?

Ans:   Blue. Collected Quiz

Q. In Maryland, it is illegal to maltreat which creature?

Ans:   Oyster

Q. What are the world’s smallest trees – (not Bonsai)?

Ans:  Dwarf Willows (Greenland) 2 inch

Q. Paul Revere was a silversmith, copper engraver and what?

Ans:  Dentist

Q. What fruit did Eve give to Adam in the bible?

Ans:   Fig (Apple mistranslation)

Q. What is the only bird that can smell?

Ans:   Emus. Collected Quiz

Q. Apart from man what is New Zealand’s only native mammals?

Ans:   Bats

Q. Who entered a contest to find his own look-alike and came 3rd?

Ans: Charlie Chaplin

Q. What colour is worn for funerals in Egypt?

Ans:   Yellow

Q. What country excludes women from the graveside rituals?

Ans:   China

Q. An Arab horse has less what than other horses?

Ans:   Bones (one vertebra less)

Q. ‘An exultation’ is a group of what animals?

Ans:   Larks. Collected Quiz

Q. Pertussis has what more common name?

Ans:   Whooping Cough

Q. Which actress was jailed in 1982 for tax evasion?

Ans:   Sophia Loren

Q. In what country did red onions originate?

Ans:   Italy

Q. March 21st to April 20th is what Star sign?

Ans:   Aries

Q. A haboob creates what?

Ans:   Sandstorm – Desert Wind

Q. Felix Salten wrote which Disney cartoon?

Ans:   Bambi. Collected Quiz

Q. Nephrologists study what?

Ans:   Clouds (Meteorology)

Q. Speed skating started in which country?

Ans:  Netherlands

Q. What job did Ernest Hemmingway do in World War 1?

Ans:   Ambulance Driver

Q. Betty Joan Perske is better known as who?

Ans:   Lauren Bacall

Q. What was the name of the Roman God of sleep?

Ans:   Somnos

Q. Vivaldi the composer had what other professions?

Ans:   Priest. Collected Quiz

Q. What is the name of the four holy books of the Hindus?

Ans:   The Vedas

Q. Pat Sullivan created which cartoon character?

Ans:   Felix the Cat

Q. What is the national flower of Mexico?

Ans:  Dahlia

Q. The Pindus is the main mountain range in what country?

Ans:   Greece

Q. Les Reed wrote which famous song for a Welsh singer?

Ans:   ‘It’s not Unusual’ (Tom Jone)

Q. What does ‘hours d’oeurve’ literally mean?

Ans:   Out of course hence Extra Dish

Q. ‘Nossa Senhora da Aparecida’ is the Patron Saint of which country?

Ans:   Brazil. Collected Quiz

Q. The Acropolis – what does the word literally mean?

Ans:   Highest point (of a city)

Q. What animal always gives birth to same-sex twins?

Ans:   Armadillo

Q. Joe Yule junior born 1920 became famous as who?

Ans:  Mickey Rooney

Q. In what sport are Triffus, Miller and Rudolf moves?

Ans:   Trampolining

Q. Douglas Engelbart invented what – we all use it?

Ans:   Mouse

Q. Hans Christian Anderson had what job before writing?

Ans:   Actor

Q. What colour is named after a battle fought in Italy in 1859?

Ans:  Magenta. Collected Quiz

Q. Which author’s books are most borrowed from libraries?

Ans:  Catherine Cookson

Q. What do you add to vegetables to make the dish salmagundi?

Ans:   Duck or Chicken

Q. Collective nouns – what group of animals are labour?

Ans:   Moles

Q. Durbarry is cream of vegetable soup – what one?

Ans:   Cauliflower

Q. What is the Australian name for a ‘long narrow oxbow lake’?

Ans:  Billabong

Q. In the Bolshoi ballet, what does the word ‘Bolshoi’ mean?

Ans:   Big. Collected Quiz

Q. Which acid gives nettles their sting?

Ans:  Formic acid

Q. In the Hindu religion, what is a Mandir?

Ans:   Temple

Q. Which wine grape variety is most planted in California?

Ans:   Chardonnay

Q. A ‘paddling’ is a group of which animals?

Ans:   Ducks

Q. From what country does the dish ‘skordalia’ come?

Ans:   Greece

Q. What nationality was Mata Hari shot as a spy?

Ans:   Dutch

Q. Declan McManus became famous as who?

Ans:  Elvis Costello

Q. Robert Fitzroy captained which famous ship?

Ans:   The Beagle

Q. Who said: ‘I have no problems with drugs – only policemen?’

Ans:   Keith Richard. Collected Quiz

Q. Which American city was named after a British Prime Minister?

Ans:   Pittsburgh

Q. What plant was named after the Greek goddess of the rainbow?

Ans:   Iris

Q. Which sailor dreamed of Toasted Cheese in The Treasure Island?

Ans:   Ben Gunn

Q. What writer was paid $5 for writing thanks?

Ans:   Rudyard Kipling

Q. What sort of animal is a fennec?

Ans:   Desert Fox. Collected Quiz

Q. ‘Vermicelli pasta’ literally translates as what?

Ans:   Little worms

Q. How did Marc Quinquadron die while setting a new world record?

Ans:   Food Poisoning ( ate 7 snails 3 min)

Q. Why two car thieves caught trying to sell stolen car in 1976?

Ans:   Tried to sell to owner

Q. B. Holiday, J. Dean, E. Peron, J. Joplin – what is common to them?

Ans:   All were Prostitutes

Q. Reginald Carey became famous as who?

Ans:   Rex Harrison. Collected Quiz

Q. What do the quarters of a hot cross bun symbolize?

Ans:   Four Seasons

Q. What is the literal translation of ‘terrapin’?

Ans:   Eatable (Algonquin word)

Q. What is it against the law to kill in Pacific Grove?

Ans:   California Butterflies 

Q. According to E. Hemmingway- what would protect against allergies?

Ans:  Having lots of sex

Q. The Gettysburg Address was written on what?

Ans:   Used envelopes. Collected Quiz

Q. Who was banned from writing USA Constitution?

Ans:  Benjamin Franklin

Q. The 9 banded armadillo and humans have what in common?

Ans:  Both catch Leprosy

Q. How do you Rizzle something?

Ans:    Sun dry

Q. If you suffered from pruritus – what would be wrong?

Ans: Itching

Q. Andre Gide the writer was expelled from school for what crime?

Ans:  Masturbating during lessons

Q. What type of food is a Munster plum?

Ans:  Potato

Q. Old superstition- Wearing socks inside out protection from what?

Ans:  Witches. Collected Quiz

Q. What food item did Pythagoras advise his followers to avoid?

Ans:  Beans

Q. What happened to the first traffic lights outside HP 1868?

Ans:   They exploded

Q. What was unusual – beauty contest judge Percy Moorby 1985?

Ans:  He was Blind

Q. John Ruskin said: Marriage collapsed when the wife had ————. what?

Ans:   Pubic Hair

Q. Who called himself 8th wonder of the world because of his big dick?

Ans:   Charlie Chaplain

Q. What would a nidologist be interested in?

Ans:  Bird’s nests. Collected Quiz

Q. In the 18th century, what job did a fart-catcher do?

Ans:  A footman – walk behind the master

Q. What is a young pigeon called?

Ans:  Squab

Q. Around which French town is the champagne industry located?

Ans:  Epernay

Q. What country invented castanets?

Ans:   Egypt

Q. Who is the patron saint of music?

Ans:   St. Cecilia

Q. Whose first box office film was called ‘Risky Business’?

Ans:   Tom Cruise. Collected Quiz

Q.What is the smallest state of Australia?

Ans:   Tasmania

Q. What is measured by an interferometer?

Ans:  Wave-length of light

Q. What airlines identification code is VS?

Ans:    Virgin Atlantic

Q. What emperor ordered St. Peter crucified?

Ans:   Nero

Q. What was the name of Ali Baba’s female slave?

Ans:  Morgiana

Q. In which novel does the character ‘Quebec Bagnet’ appear?

Ans:   ‘Bleak House’

Q. Sarah Josepha Hall wrote what?

Ans:  ‘Mary had a Little Lamb’

Q. What is the main ingredient of faggots?

Ans:  Liver. Collected Quiz

Q. Who were the first people to measure the year?

Ans:   Babylonians

Q. Anthony McMillan became famous as who?

Ans:   Robbie Coltrane

Q. Roy Thines played David Vincent in which TV series?

Ans:  The Invaders

Q. What colour is the cap given to an England cricket player?

Ans:   Blue

Q. What capital city began as the village of Edo?

Ans:   Tokyo. Collected Quiz

Q. In Penny Lane what is the nurse selling from a tray?

Ans:   Poppies

Q. Whose last words were “let’s do it”?

Ans:   Garry Gilmore

Q. The Black Swan is native to which country?

Ans:  Australia

Q. Who said, “All the world’s art aren’t worth a good potato pie”?

Ans:   L. S. Lowrie

Q. Collective nouns a ‘Toc’ of what?

Ans:   Capercailzie

Q. If you had podobromhidrosis what would you have?

Ans:   Smelly Feet. Collected Quiz

Q. What instrument is also called the octave flute?

Ans:  Piccolo

Q. What type of food is coulibiac?

Ans:  Russian Fish Pie

Q. What spice is used to make a whiskey sling?

Ans:  Nutmeg

Q. What sort of creature is a tarantula hawk?

Ans:  Wasp – hunts spiders. Collected Quiz

Q. Where does the spice saffron come from?

Ans:   The Crocus

Q. What tennis player had trials with Bayern Munich soccer club?

Ans:  Boris Becker

Q. Which children’s character was created by Mary Tourtel?

Ans:   Rupert the Bear

Q. What does the name ‘Chengis Khan’ mean?

Ans:  Very Mighty Ruler. Collected Quiz

Q. Who was Canada’s first Prime Minister?

Ans:  Sir John MacDonald

Q. ‘In Utmost Good Faith’ is the motto of which organization?

Ans:   Lloyds of London

Q. The Shadows first record went straight to no 1 – what was it?

Ans:   Apache

Q. What is the most common disease in the world?

Ans:   Dental Caries

Q. ‘Cirrus is a cloud type’ – what literal translation of its Latin name?

Ans:  Lock of Hair. Collected Quiz

Q. Which country was the first to make seat belts compulsory?

Ans:  Czechoslovakia

Q. What do Stacey Keach and Oscar Wilde have in common?

Ans:  Reading in Jail

Q. Mathew Webb swam the channel – where did he drown?

Ans:   Niagara Falls

Q. Whose last unfinished novel was ‘The Last Tycoon’?

Ans:  Scott Fitzgerald

Q. What do callipygian people have?

Ans:   Prettily shaped buttocks

Q. Zubin Mehta conducted who in concert?

Ans:   Three Tenors

Q. Who wrote and starred in the 1922 version of ‘Robin Hood’?

Ans:   Douglas Fairbanks

Q. Where were the 1952 Olympics held?

Ans:   Helsinki

Q. Who was given an honorary Oscar in 1985 after 50 years acting?

Ans:   James Stuart. Collected Quiz

Q. Handel’s Harmonious Blacksmith was written for what instrument?

Ans:   Harpsichord

Q. Which US state is known as the Nutmeg State?

Ans:   Connecticut

Q. In a Gynocracy – who rules?

Ans:   Women

Q. In golf, the no. 10 iron is usually called what?

Ans:   Wedge

Q. What was the name of the Jester in ‘As You Like It’?

Ans:  Touchstone. Collected Quiz

Q. What alternative scale (not Richter) measures earthquakes?

Ans:  Mercalli

Q. A paratrichosic person has extra what?

Ans:   Hair in unusual places

Q. Josip Broz became famous as who?

Ans:   Marshal Tito

Q. The Pampero blows over which mountains?

Ans:   Andes

Q. Which Canadian city is known as ‘The Steel City’?

Ans:   Hamilton . Collected Quiz

Q. If an alloy is an amalgam what metal must it contain?

Ans:   Mercury

Q. What stretch of water separates Italy and Sicily?

Ans:   Straights of Messina

Q. The Althing rules in which country?

Ans:   Iceland

Q. Who won an Oscar for the soundtrack to Chariots of Fire?

Ans:  Vangelis

Q. Collective nouns – a Barren of what?

Ans:    Mules

Q. Dorothy Parker said – ‘Scratch an actor and you will find- what’?

Ans:   An Actress

Q. What animal could be Siberian or Caspian?

Ans:   Tiger. Collected Quiz

Q. Collective nouns – an Array of what?

Ans:  Hedgehogs

Q. The Plains of Abraham overlook which city?

Ans:   Quebec

Q. The Mariners Compass or Pyxis is what?

Ans:   Constellation

Q. The Sam Maguire Trophy is played for in which sport?

Ans:   Gaelic Football

Q. The Somers Islands has what more familiar name?

Ans:  Bermuda

Q. The Three Stars is the national ice hockey team of which country?

Ans: Sweden

Q. What type of animal is a markhor?

Ans:   Wild Goat. Collected Quiz

Q. What is the National Bird of India?

Ans:   Peacock

Q. ‘The Weir of Hermiston’ – last unfinished novel of whom?

Ans:   Robert Louis Stevenson

Q. What is the last book of the Bible?

Ans:   Revelations

Q. What organization did C T Russell found?

Ans: Jehovah Witnesses

Q. Paris and what other capital had the world’s first telephone link?

Ans:   Brussels

Q. Tempera uses water and what to paint with?

Ans:   Egg Yolk

Q. What colour is the cross on the Greek Flag?

Ans:  White

Q. What was used before the baton was invented to conduct A Violin?

Ans:  Bow

Q. Leslie Lynch King became famous as who?

Ans: Gerald Ford. Collected Quiz

Q. Lack of vitamin B1 causes what condition?

Ans:   Beri Beri

Q. What song was ‘The Pittsburgh Pirates anthem’?

Ans:   ‘We are Family – Sister Sledge’.

Q. What country’s parliament is called ‘The Storting’?

Ans: Norway

Q. Who directed Four Weddings and a Funeral?

Ans:   Mike Newell

Q. Which company developed the Laser Printer?

Ans:  Cannon

Q. Parsley is a member of which family?

Ans:  Carrot

Q. What does ‘lager’ literally mean in German?

Ans:   Storage. Collected Quiz

Q. Franz Kafka wrote in German what nationality was he?

Ans:   Czeck

Q. Which car company produced the first front-wheel drive in 1934?

Ans:   Citroen

Q. Who produced the Tom and Jerry cartoons until 1956?

Ans:  Fred Quimby

Q. The sackbut developed into which modern instrument?

Ans:  Trombone

Q. Which record label signed the ‘Rolling Stones’ in 1991?

Ans:   Virgin

Q. In heraldry, gules are of what colour?

Ans: Red. Collected Quiz

Q. Reginald Truscott-Jones became famous as who?

Ans:   Ray Miland

Q. What is the food of the secretary bird?

Ans:  Snake

Q. What bridge links a Palace with a State Prison?

Ans:   Bridge of Sighs (Venice)

Q. The African and French marigolds are native to what country?

Ans:   Mexico

Q. Who is the Patron Saint of ‘Gravediggers’?

Ans:   St. Anthony

Q. Mary Read and Anne Boney had what job in common?

Ans:  Pirates. Collected Quiz

Q. Short actors stand on what wooden object – to appear bigger?

Ans:  Pancake

Q. What is the commonest name for a pub in Britain?

Ans: The Red Lion

Q. What does the word ‘Economy’ mean in original Greek?

Ans: Home Management

Q. ‘Pokta Pok’ started in Mexico – what modern game/sport is it?

Ans:  Basketball

Q. Country singer Hank Wangford had what profession?

Ans:  Gynecologist. Collected Quiz

Q. In what film did Bruce Willis play a time-travelling criminal?

Ans:   Twelve Monkeys

Q. What bird is sacred in Peru?

Ans:  Condor

Q. What industry would use a mordant?

Ans:  Dying (to fix a colour)

Q. Catherine the Great of Russia was born in which country?

Ans:  Poland

Q. In which city would you find ‘The Blue Mosque’?

Ans:   Istanbul

Q. What country makes Sukhindol wine?

Ans:   Bulgaria

Q. The minnow is the smallest member of what fish family?

Ans:   Carp

Q. Lucille Le Sueur became famous as who?

Ans:   Joan Crawford

Q. In which city is The Abbey Theatre?

Ans:   Dublin. Collected Quiz

Q. Which island’s capital is ‘Flying Fish’?

Ans:   Cove Christmas Island

Q. Where in the world is Radwick racecourse situated?

Ans:   Sydney, Australia

Q. Treifa foods are forbidden to which religious group?

Ans:   Jews 

Q. Which metal is the best conductor of electricity?

Ans:   Silver

Q. What ship was sunk in Auckland harbour in 1987?

Ans:  Rainbow Warrior

Q. A Mycologist studies what?

Ans:  Fungi

Q. Orpheus went into the underworld to rescue whom?

Ans:   Eurydice. Collected Quiz

Q. Colleen McCullough wrote which bestselling book?

Ans:  ‘ The Thorn Birds’

Q. What would you put on your escutcheon – if you had one?

Ans:   Coat of Arms

Q. Who might wear a wimple?

Ans:  A nun

Q. What is the largest country in Africa?

Ans:   Sudan

Q. What tree can be English, American or Eurasian?

Ans:  Elm

Q. Which dictator preferred 50,000 rifles to 50,000 votes?

Ans:  Benito Mussolini. Collected Quiz

Q. What would be happening if you suffered from ‘canotis’?

Ans:  Graying Hair

Q. According to the proverb which fruit tastes sweetest?

Ans:  Forbidden fruit

Q. What animal’s name literally translates as’ earth pig’?

Ans:   Aardvark

Q. What dance is usually performed to Orpheus in the Underworld?

Ans:   ‘Can Can’.

Q. What country was once named New France?

Ans:   Canada. Collected Quiz

Q. In which country was modern banknotes first used?

Ans:   Sweden

Q. Which country produces wine in the Casablanca Valley?

Ans:   Chile

Q. The Air Canada Silver Broom is won in which sport?

Ans:   Curling

Q. Iain Stewart – dropped – looked too normal – what pop group?

Ans:   The Rolling Stones

Q. What is the main flavour of aioli?

Ans:  Garlic

Q. What was the world’s first passenger jet aircraft?

Ans:   Comet. Collected Quiz

Q. What does the syrinx help a bird to do?

Ans:  Sing

Q. What member of the weasel family is over 1 meter or 3 feet long?

Ans:  Badger

Q. Boccaccio’s collection of ten stories are known as what?

Ans:   ‘Decameron’.

Q. What do fennel leaves taste of?

Ans:  Aniseed

Q. What country is the home of the Ashanti people?

Ans:   Ghana

Q. 12 is the atomic number of which metal?

Ans:   Magnesium. Collected Quiz

Q. What was Beethoven’s only opera?

Ans:   Fidelio

Q. In which of Aristophanes plays do the women refuse sex?

Ans:  Lysistrata

Q. Which Australian writer won the Nobel Prize in 1973?

Ans:   Patrick White

Q. What is a hypocaust?

Ans:   Roman Heating System

Q. What 18th-century German soldier told very tall tales of himself?

Ans:  Baron Munchhausen

Q. Which country imports the most champagne?

Ans: Great Britain. Collected Quiz

Q. Thomas Keneally wrote which book (Oscar-winning film)?

Ans:   ‘Schindler’s Ark’

Q. What is the name of the metal discs set in a tambourine’s rim?

Ans:   Jingles

Q. Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Handel, Liszt, Ravel what in common?

Ans:  Bachelors

Q. What were China 14, Raduga 14 ,Himwari 3,?

Ans:   Orbiting satellites

Q. What food item in French literally means ‘twice-cooked’?

Ans:   Biscuit. Collected Quiz

Q. What religion’s sacred writings are collected in the Tripitaka?

Ans:   Buddhism

Q. Herodotus the Greek is known as the father of what?

Ans:   History

Q. We have used the Latin phrase ‘ad hoc’ – what literally mean?

Ans:  Arranged for a special purpose

Q. Which dancer died in 1927 strangled by scarf on a car wheel?

Ans:  Isadora Duncan

Q. What do astronomers call the red sky before sunrise?

Ans:   Aurora

Q. A beast of prey sometimes called a glutton – what is it?

Ans:  Wolverine

Q. What is the correct name for food permitted under Moslem laws?

Ans:   Hal-al. Collected Quiz

Q.What country is known to its inhabitants as Suomen Tasavalta?

Ans:   Finland

Q. What French blue cheese (similar to stilton) is made of ewe’s milk?

Ans:   Roquefort

Q. Segmental, Primitive, Doucine, Elliptical are types of what?

Ans:  Arch (in construction)

Q. What animals make up the Suidae family?

Ans:  Pigs

Q. Joel Chandler Harris wrote which series of stories?

Ans:   ‘Uncle Remus’. Collected Quiz

Q. We have heard of the Renaissance – what does it literally mean?

Ans:   Rebirth

Q. What do we call what the Japanese call ‘Oshugatsu’?

Ans:  New Year. Collected Quiz

Q. ‘Tete-beche’ is a familiar term in which hobby?

Ans:   Stamp Collecting

Q. Good King Wenceslas was the King of which country?

Ans:   Bohemia (Germany)

Q. Sir Jack Cohen founded what?

Ans:   Tescos (supermarkets)

Q. What does Rabbi literally mean?

Ans:   My Master. Collected Quiz

Q. What port lies at the mouth of the Swan River?

Ans:   Freemantle (Perth)

Q. Who starred in the film Sixth Sense?

Ans:   Bruce Willis

Q. KLM is the national airline of which country?

Ans:  Holland. Collected Quiz

Q. Name the most famous English artist who painted mostly horses?

Ans:   George Stubbs

Q. Who were Curier Ellis and Acton Bell?

Ans:   Bronte sisters (pen names)

Q. What is the official title of the ambassador of the Pope?

Ans:   Nuncio

Q. Chaconne, Rigadoon, Passepied are all types of what?

Ans:   Old style dances

Q. What British birds lay only one egg during the nesting season?

Ans:   Fulmar or Guillemot

Q. If an Italian was having Pranzo what would they be having?

Ans:   Lunch

Q. What currency consists of 100 Groschen?

Ans:  Austrian Schilling. Collected Quiz

Q. In Greek mythology who created man?

Ans:   The demigod Prometheus. 0 0 0.

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