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Q. Ronald Ross campaigned for the destruction of what?

Ans:   Mosquitoes – stop malaria

Q. Who won two Nobel prizes in different fields?

Ans:   Marie Curie (Physics 1903, Chemistry 1911)

Q. Name 3rd century BC Greek mathematician wrote The Elements?

Ans:   Euclid. Select Quiz

Q. Evidence of what alternative treatment found in 5300 mummy?

Ans:   Acupuncture

Q. North Fork Roe River – world’s shortest – in which US state?

Ans:   Montana

Q. In 1879 James Ritty invented what?

Ans:   Cash Register

Q. Who wrote the novel Tom Jones in 1749?

Ans:   Henry Fielding

Q. What country – largest earthquake of 20th century 8.6 Richter?

Ans:   1906 ( in Colombia)

Q. The okapi belongs to what family of animals?

Ans:   Giraffe. Select Quiz

Q. Dimitri Mendeleyev is credited with the discovery of what?

Ans:   Periodic Table

Q. What feature of a triangle makes it scalene?

Ans:   Different side lengths

Q. Taphophobia is fear of what?

Ans:   Buried Alive

Q. In the Chinese New Year what year follows?

Ans:   Rat Ox

Q. Genuphobia is the fear of what?

Ans:   Knees

Q. Percy Le Baron Spencer invented what in 1945 in the USA?

Ans:   Microwave Oven

Q. St. Peter was the first Pope – Who was the second?

Ans:   St. Linus

Q. What 1945 film won best picture, actor, director Oscars?

Ans:   The Lost Weekend

Q. What is the literal translation of pot-pouri?

Ans:   Putrid Pot

Q. Who did James Bond marry?

Ans:   Theresa Draco

Q. What is studied in the science of somatology?

Ans:  The Body. Select Quiz

Q. What was Hugh Hefner’s jet plane called?

Ans:   Big Bunny

Q. What profession did Handel originally study?

Ans:   The Law

Q. What European nation was the first to drink tea?

Ans:   The Dutch

Q. Beaufort – the wind scale man – had what job?

Ans:   Sailor (Admiral)

Q. What bird is the symbol of Penguin books (children’s section)?

Ans:   Puffin

Q. Which part of the body is most sensitive to radiation?

Ans:  The Blood

Q. What film made 58 times – cartoon, porrno, operatic, ballet?

Ans:   Cinderella. Select Quiz

Q. In which American city can you get a doctorate in hambugerology? 

Ans:  Hamburger College (Chicago)

Q. Which author created The Saint?

Ans:   Leslie Charteris

Q. What is Sericulture?

Ans:    Growing Silkworms

Q. What was Edison’s first practical invention?

Ans:   Tick a Tape for Stock Market

Q. Frigophobia fear of what?

Ans:   Being Cold

Q. Which company invented the transistor radio in 1952?

Ans:   Sony

Q.Who is the only solo performer to win the Euro song twice?

Ans:   Johnny Logan (1980 –1987)

Q.Franz Liszt was the father-in-law of what composer?

Ans:  Richard Wagner

Q.In what town was Leonardo Da Vinci born?

Ans:   Vinci

Q. Who directed the Halloween series of films?

Ans:   John Carpenter

Q. What metal impurity makes rubies red and emeralds green?

Ans:   Chromium. Select Quiz

Q. Robert Whitehead invented what weapon in 1866?

Ans:   Torpedo

Q. Zymase and Glucose combine to form what drug?

Ans:   Alcohol

Q. Translated literally what does television mean?

Ans:   Far Seeing

Q. Who was the Greek goddess of retribution?

Ans:   Nemesis

Q. 47 people worked on a committee to produce what work?

Ans:   Authorized Version of the Bible

Q. What book was made into the first feature-length British cartoon?

Ans:   Animal Farm in 1954

Q. Edwin Drake sank the first of them in 1859 – what were they?

Ans:   Oil Wells. Select Quiz

Q. Calico cloth was invented in which country?

Ans:   India

Q. Who played Pink in the movie ‘The Wall Bob’?

Ans:   Geldorf

Q. Rhabdophobia fear of what?

Ans:   Being Beaten

Q. Dr C W Long was the first to use what (anaesthetic) in 1842?

Ans:  Ether

Q. Hey Big Spender comes from what musical instrument?

Ans:    Sweet Charity

Q. Whose nickname was Slow-hand?

Ans:   Eric Clapton

Q. Which country invented the mariners’ compass?

Ans:   China

Q. What country’s international car registration letters are DZ?

Ans:   Algeria

Q. The name Malissa means what?

Ans:   Bee

Q. Dragoon, Antwerp, Poulter, Tumbler, Horseman types of what?

Ans:   Pigeon

Q. What was the first frozen food available in Britain in 1937?

Ans:   Asparagus. Select Quiz

Q. If you suffer from cynanthropy what do you think you are?

Ans:   Dog

Q. What is the phonetic alphabet word for the letter P?

Ans:   Papa

Q. The artist Abbott Thayer’s developed what for military use?

Ans:   Camouflage colours

Q. What did Francis Bacon call The Purest of Pleasures?

Ans:  The Garden

Q. What is the largest single known gold object in the world?

Ans:  Tutankhamen’s Coffin

Q. Madame Pauline de Vere first female circus performer – do what?

Ans:   Head in Lions Mouth

Q. How was Alexander the Great’s body preserved?

Ans:  In a large jar of honey

Q. What type of birds (Hugin + Munin) sit on the shoulders of Odin?

Ans:   Ravens

Q.Where are you most likely to have a serious accident?

Ans:   At your home

Q. Melvin R Bissell invented what in 1876 in the USA?

Ans:  Carpet Sweeper

Q. Peniaphobia fear of what?

Ans:  Being Penniless

Q. About which game has most books been written?

Ans:   Chess. Select Quiz

Q. Albert De Salvo was better known as who?

Ans:  The Boston Strangler

Q. King Mongut had approximately 9000 wives /concubines what country?

Ans:   Siam  (Thailand)

Q. Only approximately one-third world’s population uses what regularly?

Ans:   Fork

Q. Clementina Campbell famous as who?  Select Quiz

Ans:   Cleo Lane

Q. What should you give after 15 years of marriage?

Ans:   Crystal

Q. What is a Charollais Type of?

Ans:   Cattle

Q. What place is called Rapa-nui by its native inhabitants?

Ans:   Easter Island

Q. What pop group took their name from a Herman Hess novel?

Ans: Steppen wolf

Q. How often does a Hebdomadal Council meet?

Ans:  Weekly. Select Quiz

Q. In what country is the Eucumbene Dam?

Ans:   Australia 

Q. Males outnumber females by 5 to 1 in what addiction?

Ans:   Alcoholism

Q. For what would an Edgar be awarded or won?

Ans:   Mystery Writing

Q. What nation on average takes the most time to eat meals?

Ans:   French

Q. Dr F Lanchester invented what motor safety aid in 1902?

Ans:   Disc Brakes

Q. Halophobia fear of what?

Ans:    Speaking

Q. Arthur Jefferson better known as who?

Ans:   Stan Laurel

Q. Why is the city La Paz in Bolivia safe from fire?

Ans:   Too high (Not enough air to burn)

Q. What is the national drink of Yugoslavia?

Ans:   Slivovitz. Select Quiz

Q. Agnes the girl’s name means what?

Ans:   Chaste

Q. Who is the Patron Saint of France?

Ans:   St. Denis

Q. What are you supposed to give/get for 40 years of marriage?

Ans:   Ruby

Q. What is the Roman Numeral for 1000?

Ans:   M

Q. What fashion did General Ambrose Burnside start in Civil War?

Ans:   Sideburns. Select Quiz

Q. In what village do Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn live?

Ans: St. Petersburg

Q. What Opera’s story is about a female cigar factory worker?

Ans:   Carmen

Q. E is the international car registration plate for which country?

Ans:   Spain 

Q. USA has most roads what country has the second most?

Ans:   India

Q. In the Chinese calendar what year follows Monkey?

Ans:   Chicken

Q. What river flows through 8 countries and four capitals?

Ans:    Danube. Select Quiz

Q. What does the word Desert (from Latin desertus) translate as?

Ans:  Abandoned

Q. In 1848 The London Daily News carried the world’s fist what?

Ans:   Weather report/forecast

Q. What is a Kakapo?

Ans:  Nocturnal New Zealand Parrot

Q. What part of the human body can expand 20 times its normal size?

Ans:   Stomach 0.5 litres to 5 litres

Q. The island of Yap has the world’s largest what?

Ans:   Coins up to 12 feet across

Q. Which tennis player was sued by his fan club?

Ans:   Jimmy Connors

Q. What is a chemically castrated cock called?

Ans:  Capon

Q. Nessus killed Hercules – What was Nessus?

Ans:   Centaur. Select Quiz

Q. Ben Franklin invented it – Britain tried it in 1916 – What?

Ans:  Daylight-saving Time

Q. In which country is Mount Aspiring National Park?

Ans:   New Zealand (South Island)

Q. Alfred Wallace coined which phrase – Wrongly given to Darwin?

Ans:   Survival of the Fittest

Q. Who won the first Nobel Prize for Physics in 1901 – gave away?

Ans:  Wilhelm Roentgen

Q. What country’s days include Fire day, Water day and Wood day?

Ans:   Japan (Tue, Wed, Thu)

Q. What city has the longest metro system?

Ans:   London

Q. Yoga (the meditation) is a Sanskrit word meaning what?

Ans:   Union

Q. Which Science Fiction author invented the idea of the com Satellite?

Ans:   Arthur C Clark

Q. What country consumes the most coal each year?

Ans:  China

Q. What was Hebe the goddess of?

Ans:  Youth. Select Quiz

Q. What are a Galliard, Sarabande, Morisca and Courante?

Ans:   Dance Types

Q. What would an anemometer measure?

Ans:   Wind Speed

Q. James Outram invented what?

Ans:   Tramways

Q. If you were eating calemare – what are you snacking on?

Ans:   Squid

Q. Which women injured while riding, eloped with a poet, had a dog?

Ans:    Elizabeth Barret Browning

Q. ROK international car registrations which country?

Ans:  Korea. Select Quiz

Q. USA has the most cars what country has the second most?

Ans:  Japan

Q. All Sikhs must possess five things – one is a Kangha – what is it?

Ans:  Comb

Q. What colour graded slope do expert skiers use?

Ans:   Black. Select Quiz

Q. Randy Newman said: short people don’t have what?

Ans:  Reason to Live

Q. To which gentleman’s club did Phineas Fogg belong?

Ans:  The Reform

Q. 1804 J M Jacquard invented the first programmable device – what?

Ans:  Loom (programmed punch cards)

Q. Sobek was an Egyptian god – in what form is he seen?

Ans:   Crocodile

Q. The Amati family was famous for making what?

Ans:   Violins

Q .Oliver was fed gruel – it’s made from water and what?

Ans:   Oatmeal. Select Quiz

Q. Bunyan wrote Pilgrims Progress – where?

Ans: Bedford Jail

Q. What composer boasted “I could set a laundry list to music”?

Ans:   Rossini

Q. What dinosaur’s name translates as three-horned?

Ans:  Triceratops

Q. In the 18th century, Siberia used solid blocks of what as money?

Ans:   Tea. 0 0 0

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