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1001 Quiz Questions

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Compiled by quizologists Dan Mahony, Anne O'Loughlin, Jim McNeice,
Ross Ahern, Tadhg O'Halloran, and Tadhg O'Shea, from many o'round
at McNeice's ("The Quiz Pub"), Tralee, Ireland.
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Round 1
1. Which has the highest mountain: Earth or Mars?
[Mars]
2. What are the small indentations on a golf ball called?
[dimples]
3. Which city has the largest population?
[Tokyo]
4. Which country claims the world's tallest building?
Malaysia, the twin Petronas Towers at 1,483 feet.
5. With which device are earthquakes recorded?
[seismograph]
6. Who was once known as the King of Soul, and now as the
Godfather of Soul?
[James Brown]
7. Name the Yellow Telly Tubby.
[La La]
8. What is 'Tiger' Woods's first name?
[Eldrick]
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Round 2
1. What are Alpha Centauri and Sirius?
[stars]
2. Which actress starred in High Society ?
[Grace Kelly]
3. In which war was Operation Desert Storm?
[Gulf War]
4. Which 60s rock group recorded "Lighter Shade of Pale"?
[Procol Harum]
5. Clean, Jerk, and Snatch are terms used in which activity?
[weight lifting]
6. Which country is bordered by both the Atlantic and Indian
Oceans?
[Republic of South Africa]
7. Which insect accurately indicates the air temperature: cricket,
mosquito, or spider?
[cricket]
8. In which business is the richest man in the world?
[computer software, programs, Windows, --but not computers]
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Round 3
1. How many men have walked on the moon: 4, 8, or 12?
[12]
2. In which country would one find 8 of the world's 10 highest
moiuntains?
[Nepal]
3. Which is the world's second-largest country in land area?
[Canada]
4. What is the most common blood type in humans?
[Type O]
5. The first television set was sold in which year: 1928, 1938, 1948?
[1928]
6. The name of which area in the Pacific means "many islands"?
[Polynesia]
7. What is the only word in English ending in the letters 'mt'?
[dreamt]
8. There are only four words in the English language which end in
"dous". Two are tremendous and stupendous. Name the other two.
[horrendous or hazardous]
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Round 4
1. Which soup has calf's head as its main ingredient?
[Mock Turtle Soup]
2. When there are two full moons in the same month, what is
the second called?
[Blue Moon]
3. Which word does the 'e' in 'e-mail' stand for?
[electronic]
4. Who wrote "Waiting for Godot"?
[Samuel Beckett]
5. What is the name given to the process of signaling with two flags?
[Semaphore]
6. What is the currency of Switzerland?
[Swiss Franc]
7. What is the business term for assets which can be immediately
turned into cash?
[liquid assets]
8. Which country beginning with a 'T' has a shoreline on the
Andaman Sea?
[Thailand]
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Round 5
1. Which is the largest planet in the solar system?
[Jupiter]
2. In which country is the world's largest McDonalds Restaurant?
[China]
3. Which US state capital ends in 'x'?
[Phoenix]
4. Which US store chain is named after the first mate in Moby
Dick?
[Starbuck's]
5. True or False? Only one word in English rhymes with 'silver'.
[False--none do.]
6. Which Beatle's first girlfriend was Thelma Pickles?
[John Lennon]
7. Which is largest: a megabyte, a kilobyte, or a gigabyte?
[gigabyte]
8. Which instrument did Louis Armstrong play?
[trumpet]
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Round 6
1. Which Irish-American playwright wrote Moon for the
Misbegotten, Long Day's Journey Into Night and The Iceman
Cometh ?
[Eugene O'Neil]
2. What is Triskadekaphobia?
[Fear of the number 13]
3. On which street do Bert and Ernie live?
[Sesame St.]
5. One tablespoon = how many teaspoons?
[3]
6. Name the stock-market trader who sent Barings Bank into
bankruptcy.
[Nick Leeson]
7. What does a numismatist do?
[collects coins]
8. What does a philatelist do?
[collects stamps]
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Round 7
1. After which actor was Mickey Mouse named?
[Mickey Rooney]
2. Which mythological figure flew so close to the sun that
the wax on his wings began to melt?
[Icarus]
3. What is the capitol of the Netherlands?
[The Hague]
4. Name the ghost who appears at a banquet in Shakespeare's
Macbeth?
[Banquo]
5. What is the green pigment in plants called?
[chlorophyll]
6. Where was the strongest Earthquake in 1999?
[Taiwan]
7. To the nearest mile, what is the length of the marathon?
[26 miles]
8. In terms of the amount of alcohol you get, which is the most
expensive: whiskey, beer, or wine?
[beer]
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Round 8
1. What is the capitol of South Africa?
[Pretoria]
2. What is the capitol of New Zealand?
[Wellington]
3. Music: how many notes in the scale?
[8]
5. Which country has the largest Christian population?
[USA]
6. In which country is Basque spoken?
[Spain]
7. What does the 'Big Bang Theory' deal with?
[universe, astronomy, or equivalent]
8. What does a taxidermist do?
[stuffs animals]
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EXTRAS
In which country is the Rose of Tralee Festival?
[Ireland]
What claims to be the largest comedy festival in the world?
[Edinburgh Fringe Festival]
Which geographical area is part of both Chile and Argentina?
[Tierra del Fuego]
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Round 1
1. Name the blue Telly Tubby.
[Tinky Winky]
2. What do you call a ring-shaped coral island surrounding a central
lagoon?
[atoll]
3. With which activity is Osamma Bin Laden [pr. "lah-din"]
associated?
[terrorism]
4. Which British singer has the same name as a famous author?
[Tom Jones]
5. Art Deco became popular in which decade?
[1920s or 1930s]
6. What is the largest living bird?
[ostrich]
7. What is Rambo's first name?
[John]
8. Name the two main ingredients of pasta.
[flour and water]
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Round 2
1. Who invented the steam engine?
[James Watt]
2. In which year did Elvis die?
[1977]
3. In which country are Casablanca and Marakesh?
[Morocco]
4. Which team does Eddie Ervine drive for?
[Ferrari]
5. Where does Homer Simpson work?
[nuclear plant]
6. Approximately how many weeks did it usually take the Famine
ships to reach America from Ireland?
[four or five]
7. What is the capital of Iraq?
[Baghdad]
8. What is the capital of Iran?
[Tehran]
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Round 3
1. Which is heavier: a proton or an electron?
[proton]
2. What is the world's largest island?
[Greenland]
3. What was Marilyn Monroe's real first name?
[Norma]
4. In which century was the steam engine invented?
[18th, 1700s]
5. Who was the first man in space?
[Yuri Gagarin]
6. Where on the body is the human skin least sensitive?
[heel]
7. Which volcano destroyed Pompeii?
[Mt. Vesuvius]
8. Who owns The Sun tabloid?
[Rupert Murdock]
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Round 4
1. In which country did Snooker originate?
[India (invented by British soldiers)]
2. What was Sherlock Holmes address?
[221B Baker St.]
3. Which Presley song has the same melody as an old Irish song?
[Love Me Tender]
4. Re Question 3: Name that old Irish song.
[Nora Lee (or Aura Lee]
5. How many stars in the Big Dipper?
[seven]
6. Which alcoholic spirit is derived from juniper berries?
[gin]
7. Who was the supreme Greek god?
[Zeus]
8. What is xenophobia a fear of?
[foreigners, strangers]
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Round 5 - Cinema '99 Theme
1. Who directed 2001: A Space Odyssey?
[Kubrick]
2. Re Q1: Name one of the two stars of his final film.
[Tom Cruise or Nicole Kidman]
3. Who got the Oscar this year for best performance by an actor in
a leading role?
[Roberto Benigni in Life Is Beautiful ]
4. Who got the Oscar this year for best performance by an actress
in a leading role?
[Gwyneth Paltrow in Shakespeare in Love ]
5. Who got the Oscar this year for best performance by an actor in
a supporting role?
[James Coburn in Affliction ]
6. Who got the Oscar this year for best performance by an actress
in a supporting role?
[Judi Dench in Shakespeare In Love ]
7. Which film got the Oscar this year for best picture?
[Shakespeare In Love ]
8. Who got the Oscar this year for best director?
[Stephen Spielberg for Saving Private Ryan ]

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Round 6
1. What is the world's most popular spectator sport?
[Auto Racing]
2. Who plays the private investigator Hetty Wainthrop?
[Patricia Rutledge]
3. What was civil-rights leader Martin Luther King's profession?
[minister]
4. Who became leader of the Soviet Union immediately after
Kruschev?
[Brezhnev]
5. Which former tennis star won the most Wimbledon women's'
titles?
[Billie Jean King]
6. What is the smallest country in North or South America?
[El Salvador]
7. Who wrote the melody of the song "No Matter What"?
[Andrew Lloyd Webber]
8. What is the capital of India?
[New Delhi (Delhi not acceptable)]

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Round 7
1. Who directed Jurassic Park?
[Stephen Spielberg]
2. In which country was Mel Gibson born?
[US (notAustralia)]
3. Which King founded the Church of England?
[Henry VIII]
4. How many rings in the Olympics emblem?
[five]
5. Whose ghost appeared to Hamlet?
[Banquo]
6. In the fashion world what are mules?
[shoes]
7. In which Italian city is La Scala opera house?
[Milan]
8. Who wrote Sense and Sensibility ?
[Jane Austen]

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Round 8
1. Which recently-retired tennis great is currently dating a top-seed
player?
[Steffie Graf]
2. Re Question 1: Name the top seeder.
[Andre Agasiz]
3. Which came first: Art Deco or Art Nouveau?
[Art Neuveau]
4. How long is the tunnel between England and France?
[31 miles (50K) or nearest answer]
5. In which country are Daewoo cars made?
[Korea]
6. In which year did the Berlin Wall come down?
[1989]
7. Re Quest. 6: In which year was it erected?
[1961]
8. How old is O'Dwyers' bar manager?
[adapt to person in quiz or quizmaster]
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Round 1
1. How many Godfather films have been made?
[three]
2. What do the US presidential surnames Adams, Johnson, and
Roosevelt have in common?
[Two presidents for each]
3. Name the red Telly Tubby.
[Po]
4. Which came first: the Neolithic Age or the Mesolithic Age?
[Mesolithic]
5. In which region in France are Chardonnay wines produced?
[Burgundy]
6. Is it true or false that red wines should be served at room
temperature?
[True]
7. What does a sommelier do?
[taste wine]
8. What is the capitol of Yugoslavia?
[Belgrade]

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Round 2
1. Who wrote The X Files ?
[Chris Carter]
2. What is the name of the galaxy of which our sun is a member?
[Milky Way Galaxy]
3. Which nut has the name of a S. American country?
[Brazil]
4. Who played Perry Mason and Ironsides?
[Raymond Burr]
5. What is the highest score in Darts?
[180]
6. In which city id Karl Marx buried?
[London]
7. The name of which Spanish wine means 'bleeding'?
[Sangria]
8. What is Michael Jackson's middle name?
[Joseph]
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Round 3
1. Popgroups U2 and the Coors are from which country?
[Ireland]
2. Who is the lead singer of Dire Straits?
[Mark Knoffler]
3. Where is most of the gold of the US govt. stored?
[Fort Knox]
4. A rhinologist specializes in the treatment of which part of the
human body?
[nose]
5. What is the Alsatian dog also known as?
[German Shepherd]
6. True or False?: The main styles of Medieval Art were the
Byzantine, Romanesque, and Gothic.
[True]
7. The carpal bones are found in which part of the human body?
[wrist]
8. What does 'GM' stand for in GM food?
["Genetically Modified"]
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Round 4
1. Which singer married and divorced the head of SONY music?
[Mariah Carey]
2. Which actress starred in Breakfast At Tiffany's ?
[Audrie Hepburn]
4. True or False?: Darwin's university degree was in Theology.
[True]
5. What is the spirit base of Blue Curacao [pr. "coora-sow"]?
[gin]
6. Soccer: In which year was the first World Cup?
[1930]
7. Into which planet did a recent space probe crash because NASA
mixed kilometers and miles in their calculations?
[Mars]
8. By what name is Paul Francis Gadd better known?
[Gary Glitter]
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Round 5
1. Armani suits are from which city: Rome, New York, or Milan?
[Milan]
3. Which English soccer club was originally known as Newton Heath?
[Manchester United]
4. Which nationality was Christopher Columbus?
[Italian]
5. What is the largest city in the Sierra Madre mountains?
[Mexico City]
6. Which company is the world's largest producer of microchips?
[Intel]
7. What do communication satellites and a modern kitchen appliance
have in common?
[microwaves]
8. Who is Nicole Kidman's husband?
[Tom Cruise]
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Round 6
2. Name one of the two tiles with the highest score in Scrabble?
[Q or Z]
4. What are the Gibb brothers better known as?
[BeeGees]
5. Which racing team recently won a major appeal?
[Ferrari]
6. By what name was the explorer Cristobal Colon better known?
[Christopher Columbus]
7. True or False?: The Earth and the Moon are the same age.
[True]
8. From which star does the Moon get the most light?
[The Sun]

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Round 7
1. "Elizabeth Arden' is the brand name for which type of product?
[cosmetics, or equivalent]
2. In which year was the ESB founded: 1922, 1927, or 1932?
[1927]
3. Liszt and Lewis played which musical instrument?
[piano (that's Jerry Lee Lewis)]
4. How is 120% expressed as a fraction?
[6/5, six fifths]
5. Which lanaguage is spoken by Walloons?
[French]
6. Which story begins " all children except one grow up"?
[Peter Pan ]
7. Which is the official Ferrari racing color?
[red]
8. How many digits in a Visa Card number?
[16]
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Round 8
1. Which dictator said, "In war it is not right that matters, but
victory."?
[Hitler]
2. From which US city can one travel south to Canada?
[Detroit]
3. In which month did the solar eclipse occur this year?
[August]
4. Which color is the number 10 on the door of 10 Downing Street?
[white]
6. Who wrote Angela's Ashes ?
[Frank McCourt]
7. Besides sleep, what is normally impossible to do with your eyes
open?
[sneeze]
8. How old is tonight's quizologist and scorer?
[adapt]
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Round 1
1. Should it be "shaken not stirred" or "stirred not shaken"?
[shaken not stirred]
2. Where did the ukulele originate?
[Hawaii]
3. How many balls on the pool table at the start of a game?
[15]
4. Which film actor is Shirley McLaine's brother?
[Warren Beatty]
5. In which year was the first atom bomb dropped?
[1945]
6. Where are Pikeur cigars made?
[Holland]
7. Where is a piste (pr. "peest") found?
[ski slope]
8. What is the plural of Mongoose ?
[Mongooses]
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Round 2
1. What was found to be out of focus after it was launched?
[Hubble Space Telescope]
2. In what position do adult horses normally sleep?
[standing]
3. Name four of the Seven Deadly Sins.
[Anger, Covetousness, Envy, Gluttony, Lust, Pride, Sloth]
4. Which was the largest hurricane in 1999?
[Floyd]
5. What is the Mexican food Gazpacho?
[cold soup]
6. In which year did the Nazis invade Russia?
[1941]
7. Name ALL of the Seven Dwarfs.
[Bashful, Doc, Dopey, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy & Sneezy]
8. Re Question 7: How winy wore glasses?
[one (Doc)]

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Round 3
2. Is the normal number of bones in the adult human body 206 or
260?
[206]
3. Where in Scotland is Dunkirk?
[nowhere: it's in France]
4. In which year did Michael O'Hehir make his first broadcast?
[1938]
5. What color is the cross on the flag of Finland?
[Blue]
6. Name the Primary Colors.
[Red, Yellow, & Blue]
7. In which year was the Battle of Hastings fought?
[1066]

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Round 4
1. What do England, France, Spain, and Algeria have in common?
[Greenwich Meridian, or zero degrees longitude]
4. The aubergine comes from which plant?
[Eggplant]
5. Name the leather pouch on a Scottish Highlander's traditional
clothing.
[Sporran]
6. Which is the fastest land mammal?
[Cheetah]
7. What is meant by Tempis Fugit ?
["Time flies".]
8. What was the name of M's secretary in the James Bond films?
[Miss Moneypenny]
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Round 5
1. The Sousaphone is the parade version of which instrument?
[Tuba]
2. Which instrument did Stern, Heifetz, Pagannani and Grapelly
play?
[violin]
3. Name a musical instrument is used in both gospel and rock?
[Organ, Tambourine]
6. Which could be a Stradivarius?
[violin]
8. True or False?: The New York Philharmonic is one of the two
oldest orchestras in the world.
[True]

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Round 6
1. What would a cartographer make?
[maps]
2. How many pairs of legs has the crab?
[five]
3. What is made by dipping bread in beaten egg and then fried?
[French Toast]
4. Are turtles mammals or reptiles?
[mammals]
5. Which alcohol spirit is made from cacti?
[Tequila]
7. How many in a Baker's Dozen?
[13]
8. Name the character in The Three Musketeers based on a real
person.
[d'Artagnan]
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Round 7
2. In which activity would one find the terms purl and plain ?
[knitting]
3. Which liquid is sometimes called Adam's Ale?
[water]
4. Which event in 1992 began with a flaming arrow igniting a torch?
[Olympics]
5. How many carats is pure gold?
[twenty four]
7. What name is given to a badger's dwelling?
[set]
8. In which cartoon are Lucy and Linus?
[Snoopy]
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Round 8
1. From which country does Sherry originate?
[Spain]
2. What happens more than 86,000 times a day to everyone?
[A second passes.]
3. Name two of the three Tenors.
[Pavarotti, Carraras, Domingo]
4. How many chambers has the human heart?
[four]
5. Who played the doctor in The Incredible Hulk?
[Bill Bixby]
7. With what occupation is Guinness associated?
[porter]
8. What does the acronym UNESCO stand for?
[United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Org.]
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EXTRAS
Who were the composer and lyricist for the Sound of Music?
[Rodgers & Hammerstein]
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Round 1
1. Meringue (pr. "mer-rang] is a combination of whisked egg white
and what?
[sugar]
2. Which country has 60% of its citizens overweight?
{USA]
3. Who said, "I have a dream."?
[Martin Luther King]
5. Was Immanuel Kant a musician or philosopher?
[philosopher]
6. Which country defeated the Persians in the 5th Century BC?
[Greece]
7. Who was Aristotle's most famous student?
[Alexander the Great]
8. Who was Socrates's most famous student?
[Plato]
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Round 2
1. What would you need a modem for?
[computer, or Internet connection, or telephone connection]
2. Which is the largest planet in our solar system?
[Jupiter]
3. Which food type includes starches and sugars?
[carbohydrates]
4. Where would one find the Continental Shelf?
[ocean, Atlantic Ocean, or equivalent]
5. Who is considered the most famous athlete of the 1990s
worldwide?
[Michael Jordan]
7. The Olympic Torch is carried from which mountain to the host
stadium?
[Mount Olympus]
8. The OAS is located in which hemisphere?
[Western]

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Round 3
1. At which degree longitude is the International Date Line?
[180]
2. At which degree longitude is the Greenwich Meridian?
[Zero, or equivalent]
3. At which degree latitude is the Equator?
[zero, or equivalent]
4. The world's largest iceberg, just recently created by Global
Warming,
broke off from which continent?
[The Antarctic]
5. Which US presidential candidate wrote a book about the present
environmental crisis?
[Albert Gore]
7. True or False?: Guinea pigs are rodents.
[True]

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Round 4
1. Which is the oldest commercial whiskey distiller?
[Bushmills]
2. What is a Rhode Island Red?
[hen]
3. Who played the character 'Red' in Shawshank Redemption ?
[Morgan Freedman]
4. Who played the serial killer in Seven Deadly Sins?
{Kevin Spacey]
5. Name four of the Seven Deadly Sins.
[Anger, Covetousness, Envy, Gluttony, Lust, Pride, Sloth]
6. In the sitcom Friends, who plays Ross?
[David Schwimmer]
7. Name one of the two characters in Friends now doing TV ads for
beauty products?
[Rachel--Jennifer Anniston, or Monica--Courtney Cox]
8. If a dish is served 'Florentine', what vegetable will it contain?
[spinach]
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Round 5
1. Which breed of animal is the chinchilla?
[cat]
2. If you had myopia, what would you suffer from?
[short-sightedness]
3. In which range of mountains id the Matterhorn?
[Alps]
4. Internet: What do the letters 'www' stand for?
[world wide web]
5. Approximately how may hairs on the human head: 100,000,
1/2 million, or 1 million?
[100,000]
6. How many pillars in the House of Wisdom?
[seven]
7. Which very famous song did the Hill sisters write?
["Happy Birthday"]
8. Name the capitol of Pakistan.
[Islamabad]
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Round 6
1. What is the central ingredient in Mulligatawny Soup?
[curry]
2. What is gazpacho?
[cold soup, or equivalent]
3. Which type of pastry is used to make vol au vents?
[puff pastry]
4. What are Petite Pois? [pr. "petty-pwahs"]
[peas]
5. What would a soporific drug make one do?
[sleep]
6. In which musical does the character Fagan appear?
[Oliver ]
7. How many dots on two dice?
[42]
8. Who was Cleopatra's lover before she married Marc Anthony?
[Caesar]
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Round 7
1. In which Paris shop did Charlie Haughey like to buy shirts?
[Charvet]
2. A group of geese is called what?
[gaggle]
3. Spell the word pneumonia .
[pneumonia]
4. What is the title of Frank McCord's new novel?
[Tis ]
5. How many Catherines did Henry VIII marry?
[Three: Catherine of Aragon, Catherine Parr, and Catherine Howard]
6. Who played Michael Collins's sweetheart in the movie?
[Julia Roberts]
8. How many keys on a standard piano?
[88]
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Round 8
1. Which famous Irish tenor died this year?
[Joseph Locke]
2. In which TV family was Lurch the butler?
[Addams Family]
3. Which is the southernmost US state?
[Hawaii]
4. What does the Dell company make?
[computers]
5. In which country would you find the Algonquin language?
[US]
6. What is the name of the new popgroup in which the oldest
member
is 11 years old?
[Breeze]
7. True or False?: The Euro notes are all the same size regardless of
denomination.
[False]
8. True or False? The highest denomination Euro note is 100Euros.
[False: it's 500]
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Round 1
1. If you were born on the 24th of September, which star sign would
you be?
[Libra]
2. About which town is the song "The Town I Loved So Well"?
{Derry]
3. Re Quest 2: Who wrote it?
[Phil Coulter]
5. Which cat has no tail?
[Manx]
6. Who was Art Garfunkle's singing partner?
[Paul Simon]
7. Who was violent: Jekyll or Hyde?
{Mr. Hyde]
8. With which activity is Carlos the Jackal associated?
[terrorism (or equivalent)]

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Round 2
1. Elton John's song "Candle in the Wind" is a tribute to which star?
[Marilyn Monroe]
2. Name the bear in the Muppets show.
[Fozzie]
3. Who plays Dr. Mark Green in ER?
[Anthony Edwards]
6. What does MGM stand for?
[Metro Goldwyn & Mayer]
7. In which TV series did Christopher Timothy star as a veterinary
surgeon?
[All Creatures Great and Small]
8. What was Lovejoy's profession?
[antique dealer]

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Round 3
1. What's the other name for German Measles?
[Rubella]
2. Who killed Dr. Martin Luther King?
{James Earl Ray]
3. Maire Brennan is lead singer of which group?
[Clannad]
4. Which is the world's warmest sea?
[The Red Sea]
5. True or False? Halley's comet orbits the sun.
[True]
6. According to some psychologists, what do men think about every
nine minutes?
[sex]
7. Where on the Rattlesnake is its rattler?
[tail]
8. Who was Liza Minelli's mother?
[Judy Garland]

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Round 4
1. Who was Ronald Reagan's first wife?
[Jane Wyman]
2. Who was RTE's first newscaster?
[Charles Mitchell]
3. Who plays the incompetent proprietor of Fawlty Towers?
[John Cleese]
4. What would inhabit an apiary?
[the bee]
5. In which US city was the House of the Rising Sun?
[New Orleans]
6. What would never make silk purse?
[a sow's ear]
7. The Sikh [pr."seek] religion is native to which country?
[India]
8. What is the collective name for a group of domestic cats?
[clowder]

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Round 5
1. Name either of the two Star Wars robots.
[R2D2 or C-3PO]
2. Which is Dublin's oldest surviving church?
[Christ Church Cathedral]
3. On which date is Bastille Day celebrated each year?
[July 14]
4. Which is the only mammal that can fly?
[the bat]
5. Name the Greenpeace ship that was blown up in New Zealand.
[Rainbow Warrior]
6. In which county is Fairyhouse Race Course?
[Meath]
7. Which country gives a Christmas tree to Britain every year?
[Norway]
8. Name Shirley McLaine's actor brother.
{waren Beatty]

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Round 6
1. How many pieces in a Rubik's Cube: 25, 26, or 27?
[26]
2. Who was the first ruler of the Holy Roman Empire?
[Charlemagne (pr. "char-le-main")]
3. Which Irish city is known as City of the Tribes?
[Galway]
4. Who asked "What's Up Doc?"
[Bugs Bunny]
5. What name is given to the male swan?
[cob]
6. In which city or country is the statue of the Little Mermaid?
{Copenhagen or Denmark]
7. Which is the deepest and longest lake in the UK?
{Loch Ness]
8. In the Bible, who wore a coat of many colors?
[Joseph]
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Round 7
1. Who wrote the Bond novels?
[Ian Fleming]
2. Which country gave the Statue of Liberty to America?
[France]
3. Which president appears on the five-dollar bill?
[Lincoln]
4. In which year was Jack Charlton appointed Irish soccer manager?
[1986]
5. Which spirit is used in a Bloody Mary?
[vodka]
6. Which instrument does James Galway play?
[flute]
7. In the nursery rhyme, with what did the dish run away?
[the spoon]
8. Riyadh [pr. "ree-yahd"] is the cpital od which country?
{saudi Arabia]

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Round 8
1. T.S. Eliot would be associated with what?
[poetry]
2. Who presents the show "Don't Feed the Gondolas" on Network 2?
[Sean Moncrieff]
3. Who is the only son of Prince Ranier and Grace Kelly?
[Albert]
4. What was Mr. Magoo's handicap?
[poor eyesight, or short-sightedness (or equivalent)]
5. Salvatore Dali was associated with which art form?
[painting, or surrealism]
6. In which year was the horse Shergar kidnapped: 1979, 1981, or
1983?
[1983]
7. Which herb is the traditional accompaniment for lamb?
[mint]
8. What is a John Dory?
[fish]
EXTRAS
What color is a NYC taxi?
[yellow]
In chess, what are castles otherwise known as?
[rooks]
What is the art of shaping hedges?
[topiary]

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Who invented the phonograph? [Edison]
What is the next line in the Xmas carol after 'O little town of
Bethlehem'?
['How still we see thee lie']
Where was the first movie shown on Dec. 28, 1895? [Paris]
What is the business term for assets which can be immediately
turned into cash? [liquid assets]
What piece of sport equipment has a head, face, heel, and toe? [golf
iron]
Which is the longest bone in the human body?
[femur, thigh bone]
Charles Babbage invented the forerunner of which piece of
electronic equipment?
[computer]
What is an assembly of Cardinal's called?
[conclave]
In the European Union, what does 'ESF' stand for?
[European Social Fund]
Albert Gore wrote a book on which subject?
[environment, or equivalent]
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Round 2

Who was at the centre of the Barings Bank collapse? [Nick Leeson]
What is the name of a judgement by a court of law that is used to
justify
subsequent verdicts in other courts? [precedent]
What is the term used for formally giving up the right to rule?
[abdication]
What word describes any animal that has hooves? [ungulate]
Which chemical element is the main source of nuclear energy?
[uranium]
Which European country has the largest representation in the
European Parliament with 99 members? [Germany]
Argentic compounds are compounds of which metal? [silver]
What name is given to the study of the flight of projectiles?
[ballistics]
Which French phrase is used for 'a dangerously attractive woman' ?
[femme fatale]
Who created the character Gunga Din? [Rudyard Kipling]
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Round 3
How soon did Romeo plan to marry Julliette after their first
meeting?
[the next day]
What is hypotension? [low blood pressure]
What is Triskadekaphobia? [Fear of the number 13]
Which novel tells the story of the duel between a Cuban fisherman
and a large fish, a marlin? [The Old Man and the Sea]
In Genesis, which of the following is declared to be the first to be
blessed:
a) birds and sea-creatures
b) mankind
c) the river Euphrates? [birds and sea-creatures (1:20-22)]
On a weather map, an isobar connects places having equal -------?
[barometric pressure]
On a weather map, an isohel [spell it] connects places having equal
-----------?
[periods of sunshine]
What is the name of the fee paid to exchange one kind of money for
another?
[agio]
What is the name given to unbranded cattle? [maverick]
The larkspur is better known by its Latin name to most gardeners.
What is it?
[Delphinium]
What is the name given to a word that is a rearrangement of the
letters of another word?
[anagram (e.g., now and won)]
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Round 4
1. Which country is the world's largest producer of uranium?
[Canada]
2. What does hypodermic mean?
[under the skin, below, etc.]
3. Mythology: Who flew so close to the sun that the wax on his wings
began to melt?
[Icarus]
4. Ancient Egypt: What name is given to the rocky narrow gorge on
the West Bank of the Nile used as a cemetary by the Pharohs?
[Valley of the Kings]
5. Which flamboyant American entertainer said after a negative
review, "I cried all the way to the bank"?
[Liberace]
6. Which gas is produced by the process of photosynthesis?
[oxygen]
7. Which desert, covering more than 1 million sq. kilometres, is part
of Mongolia and China?
[Gobi Desert]
8. Which American singer is the daughter of soul singer Cissy
Houston?
[Whitney]
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Round 5
What is the legal term for willfully giving false evidence in court?
[perjury]
Who directed the movie Jaws ? [Spielberg]
'Clean & Jerk,' and 'Snatch' are terms used in which sport? [weight
lifting]
Which Latin phrase refers to a person not acceptable to others?
[personna non grata ]
What results from the chemical interaction of iron, oxygen, and
water? [rust]
In the European Union, what does ' EMS ' stand for?
[European Monetary System]
A hemotologist is a doctor who specializes in the study of what?
[blood, or blood diseases]
Who wrote, "Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise."?
[Thomas Gray]
Who said, "A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always
depend on the support of Paul."? [George Bernard Shaw]
Which town name means Church of the Sloes, or Church of the
Plums? [Killarney] (P.W. Joyce, Irish Local Place Names Explained, p.
56.)
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Round 6
Music: What note follows 'mi' in the scale?
['fa']
What does the musical term a capella mean? [unaccompanied]
Who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995? [Seamus Heaney]
Which country experienced the two worst volcanoes in history?
[Indonesia]
What is the highest mountain in Europe? [Mt. Blanc, 15,771ft]
What is the 2nd highest mountain in the world? [K2, in Kashmir]
What is the pseudonym used by the founder of Alcoholic
Anonymous?
["Bill W."]
What is France's northernmost wine-producing region? [Champagne]
Which Hollywood star was not allowed to use his real name "Michael
Douglas" because the Screen Actor's Guild allows only one of each
name, and there was already a "Michael Douglas?" [Michael Keaton]
By what screen name was actor Marion Michael Morrison known as?
[John Wayne]
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Round 7
What does the Latin above the MGM logo (Ars Gratia Arts), mean?
['Art for Art's Sake', or 'Art for the Sake of Art']
In the movie "2001: A Space Odysey, what was the computer's
name?
[HAL] (Heuristically programmed, ALgorythmic computer. Heuristics
is the science of making computers mimick human speech patterns.)
Which television and movie star was arrested in 1979 for selling
cocaine to an undercover policeman? [Tim Allen]
Some centesimal years, i.e., those ending in 00, are leap years.
Will the year 2000 be a leap year? [Yes]
(3 of every 4 centesimal years (ending in 00) are common years, not
leap years.
But because a common year is one day PLUS 11hrs longer, every
fourth centesimal year is made a leap year. 1600 was a leap year;
1700, 1800, and 1900 were not, but 2000 will be." [Source: World
Almanac])
Who shared the "1968 Best Actress" Oscar with Barbara
Striesand?
[Katharine Hepburn for The Lion in Winter ]
Where would one find the world's largest gypsum quarry? [Nova
Scotia]
What is the name of the Irish Airports Authority? [Aer Rianta]
Which American city, Detroit, New York, or Chicago, was described
by Hunter S Thompson as "This vicious stinking zoo; this mean-
grinning, mace-smelling boneyard of a city; an elegant rockpile of a
monument to everything cruel and stupid in the human spirit"?
[Chicago]
What was the name of the "Bond Girl" played by Ursula Andress in
Dr No?
[Honey Rider]
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Round 8
What is a government run by women called? [Gynarchy]
('Matriarchy' refers not to government but to social structure and
culture.)
If you suffer from pogonophobia, of what would you have a fear?
[beards]
Name one of the countries bordering Angola. [either Zaire, Zambia,
or Namibia]
Which Asian island consists of three different countries? [Borneo]
(It's the world's third largest island, home to Indonesia, Malaysia,
and Brunai.)
The majority of the land area of Africa lies in which hemishpere?
[Northern]
(Popular imagination holds that Africa is situated primarily in the
southern hemisphere, but most of Africa is located in the northern
hemisphere.)
Which is further west, New York City or Santiago, Chile? [NYC]
(New York City is at 74:00:23 west. Santiago is at 70:40:00 west.
It's helpful to remember that the majority of South America is east
of
the U.S.)
Which countries make up Great Britain? [England, Scotland and
Wales]
Which countries make up the United Kingdom? [Great Britain and
Northern Ireland]
True or False: rocky soils are good for growing grapes for wine
because they tend to be less fertile? [TRUE]
Which state is the largest producer of wines in the US? [California]
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1. TRUE or FALSE: computers double in speed and memory size
every 18 months?
[TRUE]
2. What term originated with the Norse practise of consuming large
quantities of Mead, (which is made with honey) during the first
month of a marriage? [Honeymoon]
3. When there are two full moons in the same month, what is the
second called? [Blue Moon]
4. What does the term 'somniloquy' mean? [talking while asleep]
5. What is the main ingredient of 'mock turtle soup'? [calf's head]
6. TRUE or FALSE: The four largest planets in our Solar System all
have rings around them? [TRUE]
7. What is made with fermenting yeast and held in tanks for 2
months at 40 degrees? [Lager or Beer]
8. TRUE or FALSE? Fingernails have a total life span of 3 to 6 years.
[False]
9. Before thermometers were invented, brewers would dip a thumb
or finger into the mix to find the right temperature for adding
yeast. Too cold, and the yeast wouldn't grow. Too hot, and the yeast
would die. Which well-known term grew out of this?
[THE RULE OF THUMB] [Source: Hog's Head Beer Cellar
Newsletter- 10/97]
10. Months which begin on a Sunday will always have what? [A Friday
the 13th]
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Round 2
1. TRUE or FALSE: Dalmatian dogs are born pure white with no
spots?
[TRUE] They don't start getting spots until they are three or four
days old.
2. How long did it take the 3 Wise Men from the East to reach the
manger of Christ? [12 Days]
3. In the carol 'Twelve Days of Christmas,' what is the total number
of gifts that 'my TRUE love gave to me' ? [364]
4. On which day of the week are people statistically more likely to
suffer back injuries or a heart attack? [Monday]
5. Does an average man sweat 2 1/2 quarts, 2 1/2 pints, or 2 1/2
ounces every day?
[2 1/2 quarts]
6. In which city: Bombay, Boston, Los Angeles, or Paris do workers
get the highest average number of paid holidays? [Bombay!]
7. TRUE or FALSE: On average, a man will speak 7000 words over
the course of a day while a woman will only speak 2000 words.
[FALSE. It's the reverse.]
8. Does a woman or a man hold the record for the longest time in
space? [woman]
During her record 188 day stay in the Mir Space Station, NASA
astronaut Shannon Lucid covered 75 million miles circling the Earth
3,008 times, aloft longer than any US astronaut. [Source: NASA]
9. Does the average human heart beat 10,000 times each day, or
100,000 times a day?
[100,000]
10 By using plastic drink containers instead of glass, do airliners save
an average per-flight cost of $20,000 or $2,000 on fuel
costs? [$20,000]
[Source: Readers Digest Australia]
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Round 3
1. There are only two independent nations in Europe that are smaller
than Central Park in New York City. One is Monaco. Name the other.
[Vatican City]
2. TRUE or FALSE: The decimal number system was invented by the
ancient Greeks?
[FALSE] The Incas of Peru created the decimal system
3. Which was the last number to be added to number system:
0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8, or 9? [zero] The basis of Arabic numerals,
including the newly invented 'zero', probably originated in India
around the 6th century and this new knowledge followed the trade
routes to the Arab world.
4. Where is the world's largest McDonalds? {Beijing, China]
The McDonalds in Beijing is 28,000 square feet, 2 stories high, and
seats 700 and
employs 1,000. The Moscow McDonald's also seats 700. [Source:
McDonalds, Inc.]
5. Complete this quote by George Bernard Shaw: "Youth is wasted on
the ..."
[young]
6. Is the human brain 20%, 40%, or 80% water? [80%]
7. Which uses more energy: shaving with a hand razor or with an
electric razor?
[hand razor] because of the water wasted and the electricity used
by the water pump.
8. Which is the largest planet in our Solar System? [Jupiter]
9. What is the person called who is taken on board a ship in order to
guide it in and out of port? [pilot]
10 What is the name of the milky fluid produced by rubber trees?
[latex]
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Round 4
1. Which two countries occupy the Scandinavian Peninsula? [Norway
& Sweden]
2. Whose face is referred to in "The face that launched a thousand
ships"?
[Helen of Troy]
3. What is the name of the aire used in the song Danny Boy?
[Londonderry Aire]
4. How do leprechauns earn a living? [cobblers, shoemakers]
5. Which ancient title for Japanese rulers is also the title of a
Gilbert & Sullivan
operetta? [Mikado]
6. What is the name of the process of breaking down of chemical
compounds by electric current? [electrolysis]
7. What is the lowest denomination postage stamp you can buy an An
Post? [ 1p ]
8. What is the highest denomination postage stamp you can buy an
An Post? [ £ 5 ]
9. What was the name of the Titan who was the father of Zeus?
[Chronos]
10. Beethoven's Piano Concerto #5 in Eb is also known by what
popular name?
[Emperor]
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Round 5
1. In which decade did Mrs. Ghandi become leader of India, Yasser
Arrafat become leader of the PLO, and Col. Kaddaffi become leader
of Lybia? [1960s]
2. Which Irish American playwright wrote Moon for the
Misbegotten, Long Day's Journey Into Night and The Iceman
Cometh ? [Eugene O'Neil]
3. When one is very afraid, one can be said to be petrified; but what
literally does the word petrified mean? [turned to stone]
4. In computer terminology, what does the letters DOS stand for?
[Disk Operating System]
5. In which city in 1945 was the United Nations Charter produced?
[San Francisco]
6. Which famous sci-fi movie was based on the short story The
Sentinel? [2001]
7. Who wrote it? [Arthur C. Clarke]
8. What is the penultimate letter of the English alphabet? [Y]
9. Music: What is the name of the stringed instrument named for
the Greek god of the
winds? [Aeolian Harp]
10 Which Latin phrase, ofter used in law, means 'way of working'?
[modus operandi]
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Round 6
1. Who said, "England and America are two countries divided by a
common language." [George Bernard Shaw]
2. Name one of the two people recently involved in the first digital
signing of an
international document. [Ahern or Clinton] Sept. 4th, 1998 at
Gateway plant in Dublin.
3. What does the 'e' of e>mail srand for? [electronic]
4. Which country has the largest Christian population? [USA]
5. What does the science of metrology encompass? [science of
measurement]
6. In which decade did the Olympic Games take place in Los Angeles,
Moscow, and
Seoul? [80s]
7. Which unit of area is equal to 10,000 sq. metres? [1 hectare]
8. The area of which ocean exceeds the whole of the land area of
the globe? [Pacific]
9. Which poet wrote the famous line, "Fools rush in where angels
fear to tread."?
[Alexander Pope]
10. What term describes the path of one celestial body around
another? [orbit]
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Round 7
1. In which area of the arts is the firm Boosey & Hawkes associated?
[music]
2. Harrison Ford starred in three Indiana Jones movies. The first
was Raiders of the Lost Ark. What was the second?
Indiana Jones and Temple of Doom]
3. What was the third Indiana Jones movie?
[Indianna Jones and the Last Crusade]
4. By multiplying a number by nine, dividing by 5, and adding 32, what
conversion have you achieved?
[from Centigrade (or Celsius) to Fahrenheit]
5. What is agoraphobia a fear of? [the marketplace, going out in
public, crowds]
6. In which decade was Juan Peron overthrown in Argentina, did
Stalin die, and
Harold MacMillan become PM of UK? [50s]
7. What is the minimum number of faces which a pyramid can have?
[4]
8. Helvetia is the Latin name for which European country?
[Switzerland]
9. Anchorage is the capitol of which US state? [Alaska]
10. With which field are the names Pestilozzi amd Montesorri
associated?
[children's education, or ecucation]
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Round 8
1. What's the Italian word for a set of kettle drums? [tympani ]
2. What is the only substance on Earth that is naturally present in
solid, liquid and gas form? [water]
3. Which vitamin can be formed in the skin by the action of sunlight?
[D]
4. What is the purpose of an analgesic drug? [pain killer]
5. Near which city is Alcatraz Island? [San Francisco]
6. Complete the expression, "A fool and his money are ..."
[soon parted]
7. In which country was the game of Golf invented? [Scotland]
8. What is the name of the first golf course? [St. Andrews]
9. In the board game Monopoly, there are three ways to get out of
jail. One is to throw a double with the dice; another is to use a 'Get
Out of Jail Free' card. What is the third way ? [Pay a fine]
10. The word disciple means something other than follower. What is
its proper meaning? [pupil, learner, student, apprentice, scholar]
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Round 1
1. In which country was ice cream invented: England, America, or
China?
[China] Ice Cream was invented in China in about 200 B.C., when a
soft milk & rice mixture was further solidified by packing it in snow.
2. What is the world's largest man-made structure?
[Great Wall of China]
3. Which language is the most widely spoken in the world?
[Chinese] China has almost 1/3 of the world's total population.
4. If you drink a pint of lager, or a standard shot of whiskey
(35.5ml), or a standard 6oz glass of wine, from which would you get
the most alcohol?
[pint of lager]
5. On the Richter scale, how many times more powerful is a 6.0
earthquake than a 5.0? Is it twice as powerful, ten times more
powerful, or 32 times more powerful?
[32]
6. Was the game of Monopoly invented in 1932, 1942, or 1952?
[1932]
Charles Darrow invented the game in 1932 during the Great
Depression when he was out of work. [Source: Trivia Book]
7. Was the lie detector invented in 1901, 1921, or 1961? [1921]
8. True or False: The Biro Pen was invented by George and Lazlo
Biro?
[True]
9. Who invented the scissors and the parachute?
[Leonardo DaVinci]
10. How is the year 1999 written in Roman Numerals?
[MCMXCIX]
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Round 2
1. In 1965, who got the Grammy for Best Vocal Group: the Beatles,
the Rolling Stones, the Supremes, or the Anita Kerr Quartet? [Anita
Kerr Quartet!]
2. TRUE OR FALSE: Sugar is not fattening?
[FALSE] Not only is sugar high in calories, it is also fat supporting.
The minute you begin to eat sugar, the body will stop burning fat and
start to burn the sugar instead. [Source: www.lowfat4life.com]
3. Who wrote the song "Stairway to Heaven"? [Jimmy Page & Robert
Plant, or Led Zepplin]
4. Computer history question: The User-Grafic Interface uses a
mouse to point and click instead of typing in commands. Was it
invented by Apple, Microsoft, or IBM? [Apple]
5. In a year, does an average person's heart beat 400,000, 4 milion,
or 40 million
times? [40 million]
6. True or False: According to physicists, the fastest moving thing in
the universe
is the electron. [True]
7. In the US, which is increasing faster, murder in the street or in
the workplace? [workplace]
The increase in mass murders in offices in the last 10 years is over
200,000 percent.
8. Approximately what percentage of the people in the world have a
telephone: 50% or 75% [50%]
9. In which city is Karl Marx buried: Berlin, Paris, or London?
[London]
10. Which American singer's album was on the Billboard Charts for
longer than any other album in history? [Johnny Mathis] His
Greatest Hits album spent 490 consecutive weeks on Billboard’s Pop
Album chart. That's almost 9 ½ years. [Source: The Music Of
Johnny Mathis: A Personal Collection]
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Round 3
1. Which famous rock group got their name from by taking the first
letter from each of their first names [ABBA: Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny,
and Anni-frid.)
2. Who was injured in the world's first airplane accident? [Orville
Wright] His passenger was killed, by the way.
3. True or False: According to the official rules of Tic-Tac-Toe, the
letter O is actually supposed to go first? [False. X must be first.]
4. According to scientists, which came first, the chicken or the egg.
[egg]
They say that the first chicken came from an egg laid by a bird that
was not quite a chicken.
[Source: National Geographic's Knowledge in a Nutshell]
5. True or False: The largest pyramid in the world is in Egypt. [False]
It is located near Mexico City and covers more than forty acres.
The largest Egyptian Pyramid, The Great Pyramid at Giza, covers
about 13 acres.
6. The letters YKK appear on the clothes of nearly everyone in this
room wearing Levis, jeans, or dungarees, or whatever you call them.
Where does that 'YKK' appear?
[the zipper] The YKK stands for the Japanese companyYoshida
Kogyo Kabushibibaisha, the worlds largest zipper manufacturer.
7. Pluto is our Solar System's smallest planet. Which is the next
smallest planet? [Mercury]
8. By what name is Caisson's disease commonly known? [The Bends]
9. Which city in the world has the most people? [Mexico City]
[Source: World Almanac]
10. At the present time, the planet Pluto has crossed inside the
orbit of the planet next closest to the sun. Which planet is that?
[Neptune] [Source: SJI Sky and Space]
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Round 4
1. Which is the most widely grown vegetable in the world? [potato]
2. TRUE or FALSE: The first people came to Ireland in approx.
2000BC. [FALSE. It's 8000BC]
3. TRUE or FALSE: Mother Theresa was the most photographed
woman in the world? [FALSE] Princess Diana was.
4. Which human age compares to a cat ten years old? [6 to 1 = 60]
5. In which Kerry town did St. Brendon found a monastery?
[Ardfert]
6. In which region of the world is the largest body of fresh water
AND the
largest rain forest? [The Amazon region in South America]
7. Which is the world's largest restaurant chain? [McDonalds]
8. Which is the world's largest landlocked country? [Mongolia]
9. Where is the world's largest living tree: North America, South
America, or Africa?
[N. America] A Giant Sequoia in California named General Sherman
10 Which city has the largest area: New York City, Los Angeles, or
Jacksonville
Florida? [Jacksonville]
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Round 5
1. True or False: The fourth largest Navy in the world is in
Disneyland. [TRUE]
2. True or False: The Nobel Prize for Peace is not awarded every
year. [True]
3. Which country lost the most soldiers in World War II? [The
Soviet Union]
Over 18 million soldiers.
4. What did Thomas Crapper invent? [The modern flushing toilet]
5. True or False: The ovens used in Hitler's 'final solution' during
World War II were manufactured by Mercedes Benz.
[TRUE] Source: Houston Holocaust Musuem
6. The movie All About Eve got 14 Oscar Nominations. Which is the
only other movie ever to do so? [Titanic]
7. What is the medical term for high blood pressure? [hypertension]
8. Name the two left-handed Beatles. [Paul & Ringo]
9. Which Internet website currrently holds the record for the most
people viewing it? [World Cup '98]
10. Gerontology is the study of what? [old age, elderly, the aged,
etc.]
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Round 6
1. Which has more sugar in it: ketchup or Coca Cola: [ketchup]
2. Which country is the world's lagest exporter of Xmas trees?
[Canada]
3. In the song "Waltzing Matilda", what is a matilda? [knapsack,
backpack, bundle]
4. What is the name of the military academy which stands above the
Hudson River in New York? [West Point]
5. Music. What are Kochel (pr, "ker-kull) numbers? [numbers that
catalog the works of Mozart]
6. Of which Middle East country is President Assad the leader?
[Syria]
7. By what acronym is the governing body of world football known?
[FIFA}
8. How many years are celebrated in a Sesquicentennial? [150]
9. In geometry and navigation, how many minutes are there in one
degree? [60]
10 In which country is 53 degrees North, 9 degrees West located?
[Ireland]
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Round 7
1. Who is the musical Buddy about? [Buddy Holly]
2. In George Orwell's 1984, what was the official language of
Oceania? [Newspeak]
3. Five of the 6 Nobel Prizes are awarded in Sweden. Which one is
awarded in Norway? [Nobel Peace Prize]
4. Of which African country is Kinshasa the capitol city? [Zaire]
5. Which 2 counties occupy the Southeast and Southwest corners of
England?
[Kent and Cornwall]
6. Who said, "The medium is the message." [Marshall McLuhan]
7. Hypertension is a term meaning what? [high blood pressure]
8. With what material does a currier work? [leather]
9. Who wrote the Unfinished Symphony? [Franz Schubert]
10. In business and commerce, what term refers to the illegal
practice of selling shares while in possession of priviledged
information? [insider trading, insider dealing]
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Round 8
1. In English grammar, which part of speech are the words 'a' and
'an'?
[indefinite article]
2. Complete the proverb, "All roads lead to ______" [Rome]
3. How many funnels did the Titanic have? [4]
4. TRUE OR FALSE: Is the percentage of people who remember a
TV ad is approximately 10%, 20%, or 30%? [10%] [Source: The
Internet Index]
5. What is the word used to describe moneylending at high rates?
[usury]
6. What was the name of Scrooge's good-natured clerk in "A
Christmas Carol"?
[Bob Cratchet]
7. Which Mediterranean island lies immediately south of Corsica?
[Sardinia]
8. The Halleluiah Chorus is from which Handle oratorio? [Messiah]
9. Who is the present world champion chess player? [Gary Kasparov]
10. In which year did the Great Wall Street Crash occur? [1929]
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Extra Questions
Palpation is the act of examining something by what means? [touch,
hands, fingers,
tactile, sense of touch]
Which Irish city's name is derived from the Irish word for marsh?
[Cork]
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Round 1
2. Name the animal which killed Captain Hook in Peter Pan .
[crocodile, alligator]
3. What does a seismograph [pr. 'size-ma-graf' ] measure?
[earthquakes]
4. How many of his five stones did David use to slay Goliath?
[one]
5. Fill in the missing word from the famous quote, "There are lies,
damned lies,
and ______" [statistics]
6. INTERNET YES or NO: An e>mail address can also be a website
address?
[NO]
7. SCIENCE TRUE or FALSE: Meteors are meteorites which have
landed?
[FALSE: It's the reverse.]
8. Rodgers's first name was Richard. What was Hammerstein's first
name?
[Oscar]
9. Who was the last British monarch to be divorced while still on the
throne?
[Henry 8th]
10. Which actor starred in the movie The Cable Guy ?
[Jim Carrey]
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Round 2
1. Name the two metals that have the chemical symbols Ag and Au ?
[silver & gold]
2. SHAKESPEARE: Which character commited suicide by asp bite?
[Cleopatra]
3. Which Thomas Hardy novel was recently made into a movie?
[Jude the Obscure ]
4. What is the main ingredient and flavor of marzipan : onion,
almond, or tomato?
[almond]
5. DRAMA QUESTION: What is the term given to a monologue
which
represents a character's inner thoughts, for example, Hamlet's "to
be
or not to be..."
[soliloqy (pr. "sole-lillo-qwee")]
6. Which Italian city, Rome, Venice, or Milan is best known for men's
fashion?
[Milan]
7. Who wrote the book Origin of Species?
[Charles Darwin]
8. [Re previous question] What is the book Origin of Species about?
[The Theory of Evolution, evolution]
9. Which Old Testament book tells the story of a good man who
loses
his money, his health, his family, but not his belief in God?
[The Book of Job (pr. "Jobe")]
10. Jenny Lorrey, Bumble-arina, and Carbuckety are characters in
which
long-running musical?
[Cats ]
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Round 3
1. BUSINESS YES or NO: Hyundai [spell] cars originate in South
Korea?
[YES]
2. Which American Vice-President said, "I Was recently on a tour of
Latin America, and the only regret I have was that I didn't study
Latin harder in school so I could converse with those people."
[Dan Quayle]
3. Which Latin phrase means "by virtue of his or her office"?
[ex officio ]
4. How many players on a Hockey team?
[Six]
5. Who wrote the music to the song Summertime ?
[George Gershwin]
6. [Re previous question] Who wrote the lyrics?
[Ira Gershwin]
7. Which two seas are joined by the Suez Canal?
[Mediterranean & Red Seas]
8. Which gland in the human body secrets tears?
[Lacrymal (pr. 'lack-rim-ill']
9. Which fraction is indicated by the prefix deci ?
[one tenth]
10. COOKING YES or NO: The term Lyonnaise [pr. "leo-naze"]
refers to a dish cooked with onions?
[YES]
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Round 4
1. Which football team does Brian Hamilton manage?
[Northern Ireland]
2. Entymology [pr. "en-timm-ology"] is the study of what?
[Insects]
3. Etymology [pr. "ett-timm-ology"] is the study of what?
[words, or origin of words]
4. Which Black-American trumpet player invented the word Jazz ?
[Louis Armstrong]
5. Which Kerry town name means "Toohils's Fort"?
[Listowel] [Source: P.W. Joyce, Irish Place names Explained ]
6. Which software company produces Windows '98?
[Microsoft]
7. Which book by Aldous Huxley predicted test-tube babies?
[Brave New World ]
8. What was the "Underground Railway" in the US during the 19th
Century?
[escape route for slaves]
9. In which city was JFK's assassin shot?
[Dallas, Texas]
10. Was the nationality of Sigmund Freud: Austrian, Dutch, or
German?
[Austrian]
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Round 5
1. According to Forbes Magazine , who is presently the richest man
in the world?
[Bill Gates]
2. Which Kerry place name means "height of the graves"?
[Ardfert]
3. Which is the Republic of Ireland's largest county?
[Cork]
4. INTERNET QUESTION: Which industry ultimately controls
the Internet: computer or telephone?
[Telephone.]
5. NEWS QUESTION: A prominent US politician, who led the forces
against Clinton, recently resigned. What is his name?
[Knewt Gingrich]
6. The Eiffel Tower stands at the end of what famous
thoroughfare?
[Champs Elysee]
7. "Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta..." What comes next?
[Echo]
8. Which rock group wrote and first recorded the song Nights in
White Satin ?
[Moody Blues, or Justin Hayward]
9. Who was John Lennon's second wife?
[Yoko Ono]
10. Was Ireland invaded by the Milesius [pr. "mill-ee-suss"] of Spain
in circa
1,000 AD or BC ?
[1000 BC]
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Round 6
1. INTERNET QUESTION: What do the letters www stand for?
[World Wide Web]
2. Two of the last three American presidents claim Irish heritage.
Name both.
[Reagan, Clinton]
3. In weather folklore, does the expression, "red sky at dawn" mean
impending
good weather or bad?
[bad]
4. In commerce & industry, what does the term 'R & D' stand for?
[research and development]
5. How is the year 2000 written in Roman Numerals?
[MM]
6. Which famous American singer got a Best Supporting Actor
Nomination
for the movie From Here to Eternity ?
[Frank Sinatra]
7. In the song, "California Dreamin', "All the leaves are _____"
[brown]
8. What is the name of the order of mammal which is derived from
the
Latin word for purse ?
[Marsupial]
9. Name two of the UN Security Council's five members.
[China, US, Russia, Britain, or France]
10. The musical instrument Oillean Pipes derives its name from which
part of the human body?
[elbow]
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Round 7
1. Which term describes the movement of an airplane on the ground
other
than take-off and landing?
[taxi-ing]
2. What is President Clinton's middle name?
[Jefferson]
3. Which French philosopher said, "I think, therefore I am"?
[Rene Descartes]
4. Which Irish song begins with the words, "My young love said to
me,
my mother won't mind, and my father won't slight you for your lack
of kind..."
[She Moved Through the Fair ]
5. HISTORY YES or NO: Henry the 8th claimed to be King of
Ireland?
[YES]
6. Which Oscar-winning movie was about a pig who could speak and
was
liked by sheep?
[Babe ]
7. Who was Alexander the Great's tutor?
[Aristotle]
8. Which American actress has written a book about channeling to
her past lives?
[Shirley MacLean]
9. Which American pop singer died of anorexia?
[Karen Carpenter]
10. Who wrote the book Mein Kamph [pr. "Mine Komff"] ?
[Adolph Hitler]
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Round 8
1. MUSIC: Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote the music to which
Boyzone song?
[No Matter What ]
2. MUSIC AGAIN: In the song, what was the Wild Colonial Boy's
name?
[Jack Doolin]
3. NEWS TRUE or FALSE: In the Middle East, a 'fatwa' [pr. 'fah-
twah']
is a declaration honouring a person?
[FALSE. It's a death warrant.]
4. [Re previous question] Name the famous novelist who received a
fatwa.
[Soloman Rushdie (pr. "Rush-dee")]
5. Who was the only philosopher Plato quoted in his Dialogues ?
[Socrates]
6. COMPUTER YES or NO: The term 'software' refers to the disks
one inserts into a computer?
[NO. The disk is 'hardware' which contains 'software' programs.
7. The Samuel French Company publishes books related to which of
the Arts?
[Theatre, Drama, acting, etc.]
8. Reference Books: What is the O.E.D. ?
[Oxford English Dictionary]
9. What is the name of the US Special Prosecutor heading the
current
investigation of the Whitewater and Monica scandals?
[Kenneth Starr, or Starr]
10. Which food is known as "The Staff of Life"?
[bread]
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Round 1
1. How many Teletubbies are there?
[four]
2. [Re 2] Name them and get 1 point for each correct answer!
[Po, La-La, Dipsey, Tinky-Winky] (Must be exact)
3. Which low-priced popular car did Fredrich Porsche design?
[Volkswagon]
4. OPERA: The title of which Puccini aria means "none shall sleep"?
[Nessun Dorma]
5. What is singer Pavarotti's first name?
[Luciano]
6. World-champion chess-player Gary Kasparov lost a match to a
computer
made by which company?
[IBM]
7. Which movie has made the most money in history? Hint: it's not
yet Titanic.
[E.T.]
8. What is the name of the international organisation for persons
with genius IQ's?
[Mensa]
9. Who was the first man in space?
[Yuri Gagarin]
10. What is Hillary Clinton's middle name?
[Rodham]
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Round 2
1. Who first recorded the song "Crazy" ?
[Patsy Cline]
2. [Re Quest. 1] Who wrote it?
[Willy Nelson]
3. COMPUTERS: To what does a modem connect a computer?
[telephone line, or telephone]
4. Who did the voice of Mickey Mouse?
[Walt Disney himself]
5. What kind of question is asked solely to produce an effect or to
make an assertion, and not to elicit a reply?
[rhetorical]
6. John F. Kennedy's widow married which shipping tycoon?
[Aristotle Onassis]
7. [Re 6] Which famous opera singer was the tycoon's girlfriend
prior to his marriage?
[Maria Callas]
8. Which soprano has the lowest range: coloratura, lyric, or mezzo?
[mezzo ]
9. Which Biblical characters are the basis for the puppets Punch &
Judy?
[Pontius Pilate & Judas]
10. Which computer company is presently involved in a lawsuit
brought
against it by the United States government?
[Microsoft]
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Round 3
1. In the song "The 12 Days of Xmas", what did my true love send to
me on the 9th day?
[nine ladies dancing]
2. Irish History: From which county was the female pirate Grainne
Mhaol (pr. "Grann-ya Whale") ?
[Mayo]
3. Which of the Ten Commandments says, "Thou shalt honor thy
father and mother"?
[Fifth]
4. Which is the most popular spectator sport in the world?
[auto racing]
5. During the American Civil War, who was President of the
Confederate States?
[Jefferson Davis]
6. Which Greek philosopher, the central character of Plato's
Dialogues, was executed because the authorities claimed he was
corrupting the morals of the youth of Athens.
[Socrates]
7. Which company was responsible for Santa Claus being dressed in
the colors
red & white?
[Coca Cola}
8. What is the name of the study of the structure of the Universe?
[Cosmology]
9. What is the capitol city of Libya?
[Tripoli]
10. Which rock group wrote and first recorded Pres. Clinton's
favorite song "Don't Stop Thinkin' About Tomorrow" ?
[Fleetwood Mac]
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Round 4
1. In which country was the present Pope born?
[Poland]
2. Which animal is the fastest runner?
[cheetah]
3. Is the population of the Netherlands approximately 5, 10, or 15
million people?
[15 million]
4. Business: This week, a new bank became the largest in the world.
Give the name or country of this bank.
[Germany, Deutche Bank]
5. Which country is bordered by the Arabian Sea and the Bay of
Bengal?
[India]
6. What is the opposite of a synonym?
[antonym]
7. Which singer is most famous for song that begins "Chestnuts
roasting
on an open fire..."
[Nat King Cole]
8. Re 7: What is the actual title of this song?
[The Christmas Song]
9. SCIENCE: Which 16th Century astronomer first proposed the
theory that the planets go around the sun rather than the earth?
[Copernicus]
10. Which city had the world's largest population when Columbus
sailed in 1492 ?
[Mexico City]
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Round 5
1. Last week, which American singer became the first ever to sell
1 million albums in the first week of its release.
[Garth Brooks]
2. Where in Co. Kerry is Dunloe Castle?
[Killarney, or Beaufort, or Fossa]
3. Who wrote the poem beginning with the words "Because I could
not stop for death..."
[Emily Dickinson]
4. Which rock group wrote and first recorded the song "California
Dreamin' "?
[The Mamas & Papas]
5. Which company owns the Ferrari and Alfa Romeo car companies?
[Fiat]
6. What is the largest women's organization in the world?
[YWCA]
7. Which country controls the Azores?
[Portugal]
8. In which decade were the modern Olympic games established,
Oscar Wilde sent to prison, and Queen Victoria's celebration of her
diamond jubilee?
[1890s]
9. What name is given to the science and technology of space flight?
[astronautics]
10. [Re 9] What do the letters EVA stand for?
[Extra-Vehicular Activity]
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Round 6
1. If one alters course from due South to due West, through how
many degrees would one turn?
[90]
2. Who is the hostess of the Sky-TV chatshow Surviving Life ?
[Sarah Ferguson, Fergie, Dutchess of York]
3. Who was the first American to orbit the Earth?
[John Glenn]
4. What is the longest running musical in Broadway history?
[Cats]
5. Who is the richest songwriter in history? Hint: Paul & John
shared the royalties.
[Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber]
6. Who wrote the song "White Christmas"?
[Irving Berlin]
7. What number is implied by the word 'tertiary'?
[3]
9. Which country reaches further North: Finland or Norway?
[Norway]
10. Who said in 1891, "Nothing that is worth knowing can be
taught."?
[Oscar Wilde]
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Round 7
1. Singers Barbara Streisand and Neil Diamond went to the same
high school in which city?
[New York City, (Brooklyn)]
2. Which part of Los Angeles has the postal zip code 90610?
[Beverly Hills]
3. Who produced and directed the movie The Color Purple ?
[Steven Spielberg]
4. Helios and Selene [pr. "sill-een-ee"] were the Greek god and
goddess of what?
[The sun and the moon]
5. Who wrote the old jazz song "Ain't Misbehavin'?
[Fats Waller]
6. Which American president was elected four times, serving longer
than any other?
[Franklin Delano Roosevelt]
7. How many sides has a heptagon?
[7]
9. Who did Ronald Reagan describe as the "best man in Britain"?
[Margaret Thatcher]
10. Gingivitus [pr. "jin-ja-vi-tis"] is an inflammation of which part of
the body?
[gums, or mouth]
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Round 8
1. What is the legal term for willfully giving false evidence in Court?
[perjury]
2. What were the comedy duo Abbott & Costello's first names?
[Bud Abbott & Lou Costello]
4. What is the name of water that collects in the bottom of a boat?
[bilge water]
5. What is the Southern-most state of the US?
[Hawaii]
6. From which Broadway musical is the song "New York, New York" ?
[Cabaret ]
7. Does a circadian rhythm [pr. "sir-kay-dee-an"] have a cycle of
a day, month, or year?
[day]
8. James Joyce spent much of his life in which country?
[Italy]
9. Who said in 1903, "We learn from history that we learn nothing
from history."?
[George Bernard Shaw]
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Round 1
1. In the song, where is the Christmas tree they're rockin' around?
["At the Xmas party hop"]
2. In which country is the world's only beef-free McDonald's?
[India]
3. Which comic-book character is known as the Caped Crusader?
[Batman]
4. Astigmatism is a condition affecting which part of the body?
[the eye]
6. Who wrote The Count of Monte Christo ?
[Alexander Dumas]
7. To which Internet corporation do the letters AOL refer?
[America On Line]
8. In the Beatles, which instrument did Paul play?
[bass]
9. On the ninth day of Christmas, what did my true love send to me?
[nine ladies dancing]
10. Who wrote The Hunchback of Notre Dame ?
[Victor Hugo]
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Round 2
1. Was the first cinema in New York, London, Paris, or Rome?
[Paris]
2. Which Latin phrase is used to describe a person not acceptable to
or unwelcome by others?
[persona non grata ]
3. [Re 2] Which Latin phrase is used to describe a person acceptable
to or welcomed by others?
[persona grata ]
4. The mineral galena [pr. "gal-ee-na"] is the chief source of which
metal?
[lead]
5. GOLF: On a par 4 hole, what score is a double bogey?
[6]
8. With which style of painting were Manet and Monet associated?
[Impressionism]
9. Is Mick Jagger 50, 55, or 60 years old?
[55]
10. Tournament Repeat Question: On the 11th day of Christmas,
what did "my true love send to me"?
[11 pipers piping]
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Round 3
1. Which musical instrument did Buddy Rich play?
[drums]
2. What is the new name of Czechoslovakia?
[Czech Republic]
3. How many symbols in the Chinese calendar?
[12]
4. What is the second line of the Christmas Carol, "Angels We Have
Heard on High"?
["Sweetly singing o'er the plains..."]
5. How many cards in a pack of playing cards?
[54 with the jokers]
6. In equal amounts, which is the most fattening: beer, wine, or
whiskey?
[beer]
7. Which record company did the Beatles create?
[Apple Records]
8. Into what does the Amazon River outflow?
[Atlantic Ocean]
9. Last month, satellites orbiting the Earth were temporarily in
danger of what?
[meteors, meteor shower, shooting stars, etc.]
10. Tournament Repeat Question: In which country is the world's
largest
McDonalds?
[China]
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Round 4
1. Which inventor held the most patents?
[Edison]
2. In which board game would you find a top hat, a boot, a flatiron,
and a car?
[Monopoly]
3. Snatch and jerk are terms used in which international sport?
[weightlifting]
4. In which general direction does the world's weather move?
[West to East, or Eastward]
5. In what order were Aristotle, Socrates, and Plato born?
[Socrates, Plato, Aristotle]
6. What pet-name for a dog is taken from the Latin for "I trust"?
[Fido]
7. What angle is formed by the hands of a clock at 4 o'clock?
[120 degrees]
8. Which religious movement in America was founded by Mary Baker
Eddy?
[Christian Science]
9. TV: Who played Perry Mason and Ironside?
[Raymond Burr]
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Round 5
1. GLOBAL WARMING? What is the second line of the song "White
Christmas"?
["Just like the ones I used to know"]
2. DARTS: On a standard dart board, what is the lowest number
that cannot be scored with a single dart?
[23]
3. For which record company does Stevie Wonder record?
[Motown]
4. What name is given to the regions of the US where religious
fundamentalism is dominant?
[The Bible Belt]
5. In which country is the Eastern-most part of Europe?
[Romania]
6. In which country is the Southern-most part of Europe?
[Greece, or Crete]
7. In which country is the Western-most part of Europe?
[Ireland]
8. In the song "Silver Bells", where is it Christmas time?
[" in the city..."]
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Round 6
1. SCIENCE TRUE or FALSE? The bird is a direct descendant of the
dinosaur.
[TRUE]
2. MEDICINE: If a condition is pulmonary, which part of the body is
affected?
[lungs]
3. For which university degree does the abbreviation Ph.D. stand?
[Doctor of Philosophy]
4. What is the second line of the song "Auld Lang Syne"?
["And never brought to mind"]
5. [Re 4] Who wrote those words?
[Robert Burns]
6. Where is Sierra Leone?
[Africa]
7. SPORT: 1998 saw the breaking of America's greatest sport
record by not one but two players who took health-food steroids.
Which record was it?
[most home runs in one year, or homerun, or equivalent]
8. What is the main unit of currency in Australia, New Zealand, and
Canada?
[dollar]
9. Don't muff it: When milk curdles, the solid part is called "curd".
What is the liquid part called?
[whey] ("Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet, eating her curds &
whey")
10. Tournament Repeat Question: How many players on an ice-hockey
team?
[Six]
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Round 7: Tournament Penultimate Round
1. What does the French fashion term "Pret Apporter" [pr. "prett-
apportay"] mean?
[ready to wear]
2. On which London street is the Sherlock Holmes Museum?
[Baker St.]
3.TRUE or FALSE: According to most psychologists and
philosophers,
the mind is part of the brain.
[FALSE]
4. What is the name of the new space station presently under
construction?
[Unity]
5. Which US city has the highest population?
[New York City]
6. GOLF: On a par-4 hole, which score is an eagle?
[2]
7. MUSIC: Which orchestral instrument plays a note before a
concert to
which the other instruments are tuned?
[oboe]
8. SPORT: To the nearest mile, how long is the Marathon race?
[26]
9. In the song "Here Comes Santa Claus", on what thoroughfare is
Santa traveling?
[Santa Claus Lane]

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1. How many Heinz varieties?
[57]
2. Are there more Muslims or Christians in the world?
[Christians (Source: World Almanac)]
3. Which persons traveled the most miles in 2008?
[Space-Station astronauts]
4. SPORT: On which playing field would you find 5 pieces of wood not
in the hands of a player?
[cricket pitch (stumps and ducks)]
5. The Iberian, Arabian, and Scandinavian are examples of which
geological feature?
[peninsula]
6. From which country does Summo wrestling come?
[Japan]
7. The official title of the head of the Roman Catholic Church is not
"Pope". What is it?
{Supreme Pontiff]
8. WEATHER: On a yearly average, which city gets more
precipitation: Dublin or New York?
[New York! (Source: The World Almanac) ]
9. Of the three countries: Germany, Japan, and the US, which has
the LOWEST average hourly wage including benefits?
[US]
10. What is the total number of gifts "my true love gave to me"?
[364]
Which Latin phrase means "in proportion"?
[pro rata ]
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Round 1
1. How many squares on a chessboard?
[64]
2. Which composer - lyricist - musician wrote "Wonderful Tonight"?
[Eric Clapton]
3. The drink Chartreuse ("sharr-troose") comes in three colors.
Name one.
[green, yellow or white]
4. Which is presently the biggest Irish corporation?
[Smurfit Group]
5. Which country declared war on Germany in 1943?
[Italy]
6. Who was the Director of the film Braveheart ?
[Mel Gibson]
7. Who wrote the song "Johnny B. Goode"?
[Chuck Berry]
8. SPORT: How many attempts is a competitor allowed at each
height in the high jump: one, two or three?
[Three]
9. Which computer language is named after coffee?
[Java]
10. What is the highest degree awarded by a university?
[Ph.D.]
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Round 2
1. What is the most frequent sporting event in Wembley Stadium?
[Dog Racing]
2. What has recently become the required age for First Communion?
[8 years old]
3. Which Hollywood actress starred in the movie Striptease?
[Demi Moore]
4. Which word is used to describe plants which live for many years?
[Perennials]
5. Which company is bigger: Telecom Eirann or Kerry Group?
[Kerry Group]
6. In the book Portrait of the Artist As A Young Man, who was the
artist?
[James Joyce]
7. How much is a shot of Hennesy XO Brandy here at O'Dwyer's:
£3.50, £4.50, or £5.50?
[£5.50]
8. Which sport figure's dogma just got hit by a Karma?
[Glen Hoddle]
9. What is the name of the Wagner (pr. "vogg-ner") opera about a
ghost ship?
[The Flying Dutchman]
10. What kind of car was the Love Bug?
[Volkswagon]
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Round 3
1. In which game would you get 'A Double Top'?
[Darts}
2. GOLF: On a par 4 hole, how many strokes make a birdie?
[3]
3. How many keys on a standard piano?
[88]
4. Which brand of whiskey has three swallows on its label?
[Powers Irish Whiskey]
5. Which whiskey is distilled the most times: Irish, Scotch, or
American?
[Irish]
6. What is converted by subtracting 32, multiplying by 5, and
dividing by 9?
[Temperature, or Fahrenheit to Celsius]
7. What former Hot Gossip member married Andrew Lloyd Webber?
[Sarah Brightman]
9. TRUE or FALSE? This is the last year of the 20th Century.
[False: The next century begins with 2001.]
10. Which 1950's rock group group recorded the song "Rock Around
the Clock"?
[Bill Halley & the Comets]
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Round 4
1. Which drink is the name of a song by the Eagles and a movie
starring Mel Gibson?
[Tequilla Sunrise]
2. In which novel is the world divided into Oceania, Eurasia, and
Eastasia?
[1984]
3. In how many countries do cars drive on the left: 2, 22, or 42?
[42]
4. Besides being US Presidents, what do Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow
Wilson, and Ronald Reagan have in common?
[All acted in films]
5. Which Hollywood actress won the most Oscars for Best Actress?
[Katherine Hepburn--4 Oscars]
6. In which year was the European Common Market created: 1957,
1958, or 1959?
[1957]
7. Which band recorded the White Album?
[Beatles]
8. Which European country was the first to give women the right to
vote: Denmark, Finland, or the UK?
[Finland]
9. What is the name of the cat in Postman Pat ?
[Jess]
10. Which long-running American TV series was about a military
hospital.
[M*A*S*H]
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Round 5
1. From which card game does Bridge originate?
[Whist]
2. Which is the world's oldest liquer?
[Benedictine]
3. In which country is the UK's largest lake?
[Northern Ireland (or equivalent)]
4. In America it's called a 'diaper'. What is it called here?
['nappy']
5. What famous dancer died when her scarf was caught in the
wheels of a car?
[Isadora Duncan]
6. Which bird has the longest wing span?
[Albatross]
7. Who has the new hit single "Maria"?
[Blondie]
8. Which type of whiskey is used in a Gaelic Coffee?
[Scotch]
9. Which psychologist created psychonanalysis?
[Freud]
10. Which contains the least amout of caffeine: coffee, tea, or cola
drinks?
[tea]
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Round 6
1. TRUE or FALSE? A standard 6oz glass of wine, a 12oz bottle of
lager, and a standard 35ml shot of whiskey all have the same amount
of alcohol.
[TRUE]
2. Which two great songwriters wrote "Ebony and Ivory"?
[Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder]
3. Correctly spell the surname of the man who flew The Spirit of St.
Louis.
[Lindbergh]
4. In which art form is Rudolf Nureyev [pr. 'noor-ray-yev]?
[Ballet, Dance]
5. What does 'UFO' stand for?
[Unidentified Flying Object]
6. Who wrote the lyrics to most of Elton John's songs?
[Bernie Taupin]
7. Who came first: Socrates, Plato, or Aristotle?
[Socrates]
8. What was the highest temperature ever recorded in Ireland?
[33 celsius (91F)]
9. Which great composer wrote a symphony after he had lost his
hearing?
[Beethoven (9th Symphony)]
10. Which is the oldest commercial whiskey?
[Bushmill's]
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Round 7
1. In which Kerry town is a monument to An Speirban, the Sky
Woman?
[Killarney (near the Great Southern Hotel)]
2. The word 'disco' is a shortend version of which word?
[discoteque ]
3. Which cartoon character wears a flying helmet and takes on the
Red Baron?
[Snoopy]
4. TRUE or FALSE? The upcoming Millennium will be celebrated by
most of the
world's population.
[False: less than half]
5. What are the two main ingredients of a Bloody Mary?
[Tomato Juice and Vodka]
6. Which organisation is at the center of what has been called,
"Sport's Greatest Scandal"?
[International Olympic Committee (or equivalent)]
7. What is another name for a portable computer?
[laptop]
8. Which whiskey is the main ingredient of a Moscow Mule cocktail?
[Vodka]
9. In which sport would you find a puck?
[hockey]
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Round 8
1. Which has stronger winds: a tornado or a hurricane?
[tornado]
2. Which musical instrument did Louis Armstrong play?
[trumpet]
3. Which whiskey is made from Juniper leaves?
[gin]
4. Which computer giant is at the heart of a major lawsuit by the
US government?
[Bill Gates, or Microsoft]
5. Which 1960's rock star is buried in the same Paris cemetary as
Chopin ("show-pan")?
[Jim Morrison of the Doors]
6. PAINTING: Who is considered the founder of Impressionism:
Manet or Monet?
[Monet]
7. How many finger holes in the old telephone dial?
[ten]
8. CINEMA: What is the full name of the MGM Company?
[Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer]
9. In Oscar Wilde's novel, whose portrait changes in a mystical way?
[Dorian Gray]
10. Exactly how much is a cup of coffee here at O'Dwyer's?
[75p]
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EXTRAS
What causes knots in wood?
[tree limbs]
Which drink brand is a mixture of Champagne and Cognac?
[Remy Martin]
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Round 1
1. On your fingers, where are the Lanula (lan-you-luh)?
[half moons at the base of your fingernails (or equivalent)]
2. TRUE or FALSE? Ireland was invaded by the Milesus of Greece a
millennium ago.
[FALSE: The Milesus were from Spain]
3. Which American singer was born in Tupelo with a twin brother
who didn't survive?
[Elvis Presley]
4. Wexford and Waterford were named by people from which
country?
[Denmark]
5. Which was first: Windows or Netscape?
[Windows]
6. Which Hollywood actor was 'The Duke'?
[John Wayne]
7. How many times was Henry VIII married?
[Six]
8. Is the Dulcimer a string or pipe instrument?
[string]
9. What is the name given to the prominent basalt pillars on the
Antrim coast?
[Giant's Causeway]
10. What is the most Northerly capital in the world?
[Reykjavik, Iceland]
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Round 2
1. How many times have Kerry won the Sam Maguire Cup?
[24]
2. What is the only remaining of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient
World.
[Pyramids]
3. Which movie got the most Oscar Nominations this year?
[Shakespeare in Love - (13)]
4. What does ' B.B.' stand for in the name B.B. King?
[Blues Boy]
5. Who wrote the book A Clockwork Orange ?
[Anthony Burgess]
6. Re Question 5: Who directed the movie?
[Stanley Kubrick]
7. What color is the book of Mao Tse Tung's writings?
[Red]
8. TRUE or FALSE? Email addresses have a different form than
website addresses.
[TRUE]
9. Name one of the Bronte Sisters.
[Charlotte, Anne, or Emily]
10. What is the first of the Ten Commandments?
["Thou shalt have no other God but Me" (or equivalent)]
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Round 3
1. What is the minimum number of sides of a polygon?
[3]
2. In a 1993 survey, which European City was declared the least
polluted:
London, Paris or Rome?
[London]
3. In which song are the following words: "When I get older, losing
my hair"?
["When I'm 64" (Beatles)]
4. How many times have Kerry won the Liam McCarthy Cup?
[none]
5. In which year was there no Irish entry in the Eurovision song
contest?
[1983]
6. In which film was the character Cruella de Vil?
[101 Dalmations]
7. Which American Senator chaired the Northern Ireland Peace
Talks?
[George Mitchell]
8. Which major European river is said by experts to be the most
polluted?
[The Rhine]
9. What make were the motorbikes driven by the stars of Easy
Rider ?
[Harley-Davidson]
10. What is the Italian equivalent of hors d'oeuvres ("orr-derves") ?
[antipasta]
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Round 4
1. Which is the most frequently sung song in Europe and America?
["Happy Birthday To You"]
2. Name one of the two ingredients of "grog" ?
[rum or water]
3. What name is given to the 4-year period between Olympics?
[Olympiad]
4. Which London play holds the record for the longest run of any
show in the world?
[The Mouse Trap ]
5. Which great Basketball player just retired?
[Michael Jordan]
6. In Aesop's fable, which two animals have a race?
[Hare and Tortoise]
7. In which month is the Edinburgh Festival usually held?
[August]
8. Name one of the Everly Brothers.
[Phil or Don]
9. What does 'Alma Mater' literally mean?
[foster mother]
10. What do the letters "U.S.S.R." stand for?
[Union of Soviet Socialist Republics"]
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Round 5
1. What is the name of Germany's national airline?
[Lufthansa ]
2. What was the name of Gary Pucket's rock group?
[The Union Gap]
3. The buildup of which common gas is affecting global warming?
[carbon dioxide, CO2]
4. Name the Captain of the team that won the National Football
League title in 1997.
[Mike Hassett]
5. For which newspaper did Superman work?
[Daily Planet]
6. Which drink brand is a mixture of Champagne and Cognac?
[Remy Martin]
7. In which European country is the world's longest road tunnel?
[Switzerand]
8. What contribution did John Williams make to E.T. and Star
Wars ?
[the music]
9. Charles Strite invented which very common household appliance?
[pop-up toaster (toaster okay)]
10. FILM: Who often said to whom: "This is a fine mess you've
gotten us into."?
[Hardy to Laurel]
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Round 6
1. Which river is said to have mystical powers as it passes through
Finuge?
[Feale]
2. Which boardgame celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 1985?
[Monopoly]
3. Which popular natural therapy treats the bottom of the foot?
[Reflexology]
4. In which year was the Sam Maguire Cup first presented?
[1928]
5. Which Greek philosopher was Alexander the Great's tutor?
[Aristotle]
6. What is the Irish name for County Louth?
[An Lu ]
7. Which American president said, "Of those to whom much is given,
much is required."
[John F. Kennedy]
8. In the English language, what is the shortest word that begins
with a capital letter?
[ 'I' ]
9. How many numbers in a normal Bingo set?
[90]
10. What is the next line of: "To every thing there is a season,..."
["...and a time to every purpose under Heaven." (or equivalent)]
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Round 7
1. Which company's computer is the current computer chess
champion?
[IBM]
2. The novel Erewhon derived its name from what?
[anagram of the word nowhere ]
3. What make of car did Bond drive in Goldeneye ?
[BMW]
4. What is a gorteen?
[little field]
5. When is Mardi Gras in New Orleans?
[the day before Ash Wednesday]
6. TRUE or FALSE?: One goal of Zen meditation is to stop the mind
from thinking
for short periods of time.
[True]
7. Cathair Ui Mhorain is the Irish name for which Kerry town?
[Blennerville]
8. Name the actor who plays Dougal in Father Ted ?
[Ardal O'Hanlon]
9. What is London's main airport?
[Heathrow]
10. What was the first Richard Burton - Elizabeth Taylor film?
[Cleopatra ]
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Round 8
1. Which rock star wrote the book entitled In His Own Write ?
[John Lennon]
2. Which breed of cats, rabbits, and goats have the same name?
[Angora]
3. What is the correct left-to-right order of the brown, yellow, and
green balls in snooker?
[Green, Brown, Yellow (or reverse)]
4. In which of Handel's works is the Hallelujah Chorus?
[Messiah ]
5. Over which continent is the largest hole inthe Ozone layer?
[Antarctica]
6. What is Rambo's first name?
[John]
7. Which parts of the tree cause knots in wood?
[limbs]
8. By what title are the world's wealthiest nations known?
[G-7, or Group of Seven]
9. In what would one find stabilisers, enhancers, emulsifiers and
preservatives?
[food]
10. What does the 'e' in the word 'e-commerce' stand for?
[electronic]
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Round 1
1. George Sand and George Eliot had the same first names. What
else did they
have in common?
[authors, or women]
2. RE QUESTION 1: What else did they have in common?
[women or authors]
3. Which Indiana city hosts the '500' auto race?
[Indianapolis]
4. Which instrument did Stephan Grappelli play?
[violin]
5. What did Natale Wood, Sal Mineo, and James Dean have in
common?
[Went to same high school]
6. Name one of the three-man writing team who wrote most of the
60's Motown hits.
[Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland]
7. T or F?: Islamic law requires artists to depict animals in their
paintings.
[False: It prohibits it.]
8. A birdie is one under, an Eagle is two under. What is three-under?
[Albatross]
9. Who killed John Lennon?
[Mark Chapman]
10. Which dictator's wife was famous for rooms full of shoes?
[Ferdinand Marcos]
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Round 2
1. Prior to Madonna, who was the only female singer to have a
number-one hit
in five consecutive years?
[Olivia Newton-John]
2. What is the English equivalent of nom de plume .
[pseudonym, pen name]
3. Where is the oldest man-made building in the Western World?
[New Grange, Drogheda]
4. What is the only common metal that is liquid at room
temperature?
[Mercury]
5. T or F? In Britain, the M7 runs between Cornwall and Leeds.
[False: There's no M7]
6. In which country did the spirit Tequila originate?
[Mexico]
7. Which singer sang the winning Eurovision song "Congratulations"?
[Cliff Richard]
8. Which British actress just got an Oscar Nomination for Best
Supporting Actress in Shakespeare in Love ?
[Judi Dench]
9. Re Question 8: Who got one for Best Actress in the same movie?
[Gwyneth Paltrow]
10. In the book, who was captain of the Nautilis?
[Capt. Nemo]
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Round 3
1. Was the composer Brahms: French, German, or Belgian?
[German]
2. Protein is one. Name one of the other two food groups.
[carbohydrate, fat]
3. Who is the present Kerry G.A.A. County Board Chairman?
[Sean Walsh]
4. What is Glen Roe star Teasy McDaid's real name?
[Maureen Toal]
5. Which corporation created Traveler's Cheques?
[American Express]
6. What's the next line of "Of shoes and ships and sealing wax.."?
["...and cabbages and kings."]
7. In which country are the islands of Honshu and Hokkaido?
[Japan]
8. What is the name of the procedure to assist a person choking on
food?
[Heimlich Maneuver]
9. COOKING: What are Bouquet garni?
[herbs for flavoring (or equivalent]
10. Which pop group's lead singer was Diana Ross?
[Supremes]
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Round 4
1. Who wrote the song Easter Parade?
[Irving Berlin]
2. In which city is Ulysses set?
[Dublin]
3. Re Question 2: Spell Ulysses.
[Ulysses]
4. T or F?: The Statue of Liberty is located in New York.
[False - Bedloe's Isand is actually part of NJ]
5. Who is the patron saint of music?
[St. Cecelia]
6. Which ghost did Hamlet see?
[his father]
7. How many players on a Netball team?
[seven]
8. Which is the longest-running British soap opera?
[Coronation Street ]
9. Which tree is usually cut during moonlight?
[Mahogany]
10. Besides their surnames, what do Joe Davis and Fred Davis have
in common?
[Snooker Champions, or players]
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Round 5
1. Which Italian composer wrote The Four Seasons ?
[Vivaldi]
2. Indians' revenge?: Which explorer brought tobacco to Europe?
[Sir Walter Raleigh]
3. What is the second-highest hand in poker?
[Straight Flush]
4. Which country puts "Helvetia" on its postage stamps?
[Switzerland]
5. What was the name of the Hunchback of Notre Dame?
[Quasimodo]
6. Re Question 5: What was his occupation?
[bell ringer]
7. T or F?: In certain circumstances, a chess player moves two
pieces at the same time.
[True: when castling]
8. Charles Dodgson was the pseudonym of which author?
[Lewis Carroll]
9. Who wrote the song "The Town That I Love So Well"?
[Phil Coulter]
10. Re Question 9: Which town is it about?
[Derry]
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Round 6
1. Who wrote The Lord of the Rings ?
[Tolkein]
2. On the 100th Anniversary of American Independence in 1876,
what did France give to America?
[Statue of Liberty]
3. Celine Dion sang the winning Eurovision song in which year?
[1988]
4. Which legendary bird rises from ashes to be born again?
[Phoenix]
5. What is the name of the Russian stringed instrument with a
triangular body?
[Balalaika]
6. Name the sponsors of the All Ireland Football Championship.
[Bank of Ireland]
7. Where might you see a 'Flying Camel?"
[ice rink - skating manoeuvre]
8. What is the popular title of the stories told by Scheherezade?
[1001 Arabian Nights (or equivalent)]
9. Limburger Cheese is named after a town in which country?
[Belgium]
10. Which other famous composer was born in the same year as
Bach?
[Handel]
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Round 7
1. How does an audience differ from spectators?
[audience listens, spectators watch (or equivalent)]
2. Which instrument does Ravi Shankar play?
[sitar]
3. In Treasure Island, what did the parrot keep saying?
["Pieces of Eight!"]
4. Which instrument does Elton John play?
[piano]
5. Which underground fungi are much favored by French chefs?
[Truffles]
6. In which country is Monte Carlo?
[Monaco]
8. Who lived at 221B Baker St.?
[Sherlock Holmes]
9. Which art form involves knotting threads and chords?
[Macrame]
10. Who just became only the third player to hold the top three
Snooker titles
at the same time?
[John Higgins]

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Round 8
1. Which nationality was the composer Chopin?
[Polish]
2. Who led Solidarity and later became President of Poland?
[Lech Walesa]
3. Which burns more calories per minute: walking up stairs,
fastwalking, or coal mining?
[walking up stairs]
4. What is Gay Byrnes's middle name?
[Mary]
5. T or F?: Kerry have not won an All Ireland Senior Hurling title in
the 20th Century.
[True]
6. Which instrument does Larry Adler play?
[harmonica]
7. COOKING: What is a Tammy Cloth used for?
[straining sauces]
8. What do Americans call a tap?
[faucet]
9. What is the popular name of the Parliamentary Buildings in
Belfast?
[Stormont]
10. What was the name of Michael Jackson's first band?
[Jackson Five]
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Round 1
1. How many times have Ireland won the Eurovision Song Contest?
[7]
2. Name the silent Marx Brother.
[Harpo]
3. In what year was the 1921 All Ireland Senior Hurling final played?
[1923]
4. On what date does Good Friday fall this year?
[April 2nd]
5. Which Internet software came first: Netscape's or Microsoft's?
[Netscape's]
6. Which is England's largest castle?
[Windsor Castle]
7. Name the monk credited with the invention of Champagne.
[Dom Perignone]
9. Who was voted World's Sexiest Woman 1998 by the readers
of FHM Magazine?
[Jenny McCarthy]
10. Who was described by Churchill as "seditious" and "half-naked"?
[Ghandi]
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Round 2
1. What is the Irish name of the upcoming Kerry Arts festival?
[Samhlaiocht Chiarrai]
2. What is the name of the optical illusion caused by atmospheric
conditions?
[mirage]
3. Who was the chief witness to the Camp David Accord between
Sadat and Arafat?
[Jimmy Carter]
4. Who is Shirley MacLaine's actor brother?
[Warren Beatty]
5. TRUE or FALSE?: There are approximately 50,000 miles of
streets in London.
[True]
6. Doris Day had two big song hits in the 1950's. One was Secret
Love. What was the other?
[Que Sera, Sera, or Whatever Will Be Will Be]
7. Which is the largest city in Scotland?
[Glasgow]
8. Which pianist is associated with the candelabra?
[Liberace]
9. In what year did Thadg O'Halloran captain Kerry in the Munster
Championship:
1984, 1988, or 1989?
[1989]
10. What is Bruce Springsteen's nickname?
[The Boss]
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Round 3
1. Who played Cat Ballou?
[Jane Fonda]
2. Was Frank Sinatra born in 1915, 1920, or 1925?
[1915]
3. What comes after, "Well it's one for the money, two for the
show..."?
["Three to get ready..."]
4. Which is the only country that refuses to ban nuclear testing in
the atmosphere?
[France]
5. What is the name of 0 degrees longitude?
[Greenwich Meridian]
6. What is the name of 180 degrees longitude?
[International Date Line]
7. What is the name of 0 degrees latitude?
[Equator]
8. What is the name of 90 degrees North latitude?
[North Pole]
9. What is the first book of the Bible?
[Genesis]
10. Where are NATO Headquarters?
[Brussels or Belgium]
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Round 4
1. What was the name of the dog in Peter Pan?
[Nana]
2. To what political party does Prionnsios De Rossa belong?
{Labour (no other answer acceptable)]
3. In which two countries was the 1987 Rugby World Cup held?
[Australia AND New Zealand]
4. Name the actress who plays Sally Fletcher in Home and Away.
[Kate Ritchie]
5. It was first called Cape Canaveral, then Cape Kennedy. What is it
called now?
[Cape Canaveral]
6. In which town is the Four Kerry Poets Memorial?
[Killarney]
7. What are the units of masurement for the height of a horse?
[hands]
8. Who are the current Superbowl Champions?
[Denver Broncos]
9. If Clinton had been removed from office, who would have become
President?
[Albert Gore]
10. Who wrote the music to Riverdance?
[Bill Whelan]
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Round 5
1. TRUE or FALSE?: Years ending in 00 are always leap years.
[False]
2. What faded away until there was nothing left but a grin?
[Cheshire Cat]
3. What is the largest industry in the Arctic region?
[whaling]
4. Where would one find a diatonic scale?
[music]
5. The American version of the boardgame Monopoly is set in which
city?
[Atlantic City]
6. In which opera is a gypsy girl who works in a cigarette factory?
{Carmen]
7. Who was the greatest Reggae star?
[Bob Marley]
8. Re Question 8: which country was he from?
[Jamaica]
9. With what is a libretto associated?
[opera]
10. Change just three letters of Mickey Mouse and you get which
other cartoon character?
[Mighty Mouse]
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Round 6
1. Songwriter Robert Zimmerman was far better known by what
name?
[Bob Dylan]
2. Where is the Hubble Telescope?
[in Earth orbit (or equivalent)]
3. What was T. E. Lawrence better known as?
[Lawrence of Arabia]
4. What does the common abbreviation 'A.M.' stand for?
[apres meridian]
5. Which country won the Eurovision the year it was held in
Millstreet?
[Ireland]
6. Axel Rose played in which band?
[Guns & Roses]
7. Who bills himself as the world's greatest boxing promoter?
[Don King]
8. What is Radio-One's presenter Maxi's real name?
[Irene McCaubrey]
9. What is the middle name of former Bishop Eamon Casey's son?
[Eamon]
10. The Rattoo Round Tower is located near which town?
[Ballyduff]
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Round 7
1. Which spirit is in a Pina Colada?
[Rum]
2. Which garment is named after an atoll in the South Pacific?
[bikini]
3. Where in England is the monarch not permitted to enter?
[House of Commons]
4. Which musical instrument derived it name from the Italian words
for soft and loud?
[piano or pianoforte]
5. Besides pen name, correctly spell the other English equivalent of
nom de plume .
[pseudonym]
6. Who of the following is NOT a member of Boyzone: Mikey, Keith,
Steve,
Davie, or Ronan?
[Davie]
7. Who was the first animal film star?
[Rin Tin Tin]
8. Which female crime-story writer has sold nearly 300 million
books?
{Agatha Christie]
9. In which song is the line, "Michael they are taking you away"?
[Fields of Athenry}
10. What was the Beatles' first Top-20 hit song?
[Love Me Do]
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Round 8
1. The new Manager for England played for which German club during
his career?
[Hamburg]
2. With which actor did John Travolta exchange faces in the movie
Face Off ?
[Nicolas Cage]
3. Which country produces Tokay wine?
[Hungary]
4. Which alcohol drink is made from apples?
[cider]
5. Who is John in Marvin Gaye's song, Abraham, Martin & John?
[JFK]
6. Which piece of clothing derived its name from originally being
made in bright dazzling colors?
[blazer]
7. In which US state are the Motown Record Co.?
[Michigan (Detroit)]
8. Which chess piece does not move in a straight line?
[knight]
9. In the card game, how many points is a blackjack?
[21]
10. What is done with a crinoline?
[It is worn--it's a petticoat)]
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Round 1
1. Which American poet is required reading for Irish students?
{Emily Dickinson]
2. Name the last player to score a goal for Kerry in an All-Ireland
Senior Football final.
[Mikey Sheehy]
3. How did General Rommel die?
[suicide, poison]
4. What is Saigon now known as?
[Ho Chi Minh City]
5. In a bookseller's catalogue, what would 'O/P' mean?
[out of print]
6. Which British actress starred in McCabe & Mrs Miller ?
[Julie Christie]
7. Which term describes a victory in battle that is so costly it is of
no value to the victor?
[Pyrrhic Victory]
8. Who wrote the four-volume History of the English-Speaking
People ?
[Winston Churchill]
9. Who is Carrie Fisher's mother?
[Debbie Reynolds]
10. When do Christmas and New Year's Day occur in the same year?
[every year!]
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Round 2
1. What is the other name for the kettledrums?
[Tympani]
2. Name the pickpocket who taught Oliver Twist how to steal.
[Artful Dodger]
3. Which American president served the most terms in office?
[F. D. Roosevelt]
4. Whose diary was bought by the London Times and then found to
be a forgery?
[Hitler]
5. How many feet of electrical wiring is found in the typical car: 500,
1500, or 3000?
[3000]
6. Which singer made his film debut in Love Me Tender?
[Presley]
7. The song Love Me Tender took its melody from which Irish song?
[Nora Lee]
8. In which novel is Britain renamed Airstrip One?
[1984]
9. In which country did golf originate?
[Scotland]
10. Which scientist's name might be found on a milk container?
[Pasteur]
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Round 3
1. Which city has the largest population?
[Mexico City]
2. What is the nickname of a Boeing 747?
[Jumbo Jet]
3. Name one of the three vegetables of which we eat only the seeds.
[corn-on-the-cob, beans, peas]
4. If the plaintiff dies during a libel case, what happens?
[case is dropped, dismissed]
5. Which rock star divorced Christie Brinkley?
[Billy Joel]
6. What was Christie Brinkley's profession?
[model]
7. In which Beatle song does "...Mother Mary come to me"?
[Let It Be]
8. What was Peter Pan trying to find?
[his shadow]
9. Which singer is known as "Lady Soul"?
[Arethre Franklin]
10. Which imaginary line across the sky is equivalent to the Equator
on land?
[Zodiac]
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Round 4
1. A leak from an American-owned company killed tens of thousands
in which
city in India?
[Bopal]
2. Which was first: Impressionism or Cubism?
[Impressionism]
3. In which year was Boris Yeltsin last elected?
[1996]
4. Which country has grown nearly 20% in size by reclaiming the
sea?
[Netherlands]
5. In the song, doh is a deer. What is re (pr. "ray")?
[drop of golden sun]
6. Which Irish athlete won the Olympic Gold medal in the Women's
Pentathalon in 1972?
[Mary Peters]
7. Which movie director has made the most top-ten money-makers?
[Speilberg]
8. Name one of the Three Musketeers.
[Aramis, Porthos, Athos]
9. Re 8: Who wrote it?
[Alexander Dumas]
10. What was Richard Starkey's first film?
[A Hard Day's Night (Ringo)]
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Round 5
1. What happened to Alice after she drank from a bottle labled
"Drink Me"?
[she shrank]
2. How many books comprise Lord of the Rings ?
[three]
3. What trilogy did John Ronald Reuel write under a pseudonym?
[Lord of the Rings]
4. What is the well-known Japanese term meaning "empty
orchestra"?
[Karaoke]
5. What is the well-known Japanese term meaning "empty hand"?
[Karate]
6. In the Ancient proverb, where is the heardest path to find?
[under foot]
7. How many terminals in Heathrow?
[four]
8. Which country is credited with the origin of Chess?
[India]
9. In which city is the La Scala opera house?
[Milan]
10. What is the term for two-over-par in Golf?
[double bogey]

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Round 6
1. Which alternative treatment massages the bottom of the feet?
[reflexology]
2. Which inventor was born in 1847 in Edinburgh?
[Alexander Graham Bell]
3. What is the name of the warm ocean current passing by Ireland?
[Gulf Stream]
4. Re Question 3: Where does it originate?
[Gulf of Mexico]
5. Which type of music was named by Allan Freed?
[Rock & Roll]
6. What is a tarantella?
[a dance]
7. What numbers were Hitler's Reich and DeGaulle's Republic?
[third AND fifth (both needed)]
8. From what is rum distilled?
[sugar cane]
9. What is Margaret Thatcher's middle name?
[Hilda]
10. Who was the original subject of Elton John's song Candle in the
Wind ?
[Marilyn Monroe]
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Round 7
1. Which Irish name is derived from the name of a Roman social
class?
[Patrick for Patrician]
2. TRUE or FALSE? Computers double in speed and memory size
every 18 months.
[True]
3. What does tempis fugit mean?
[time flies or escapes]
4. Which was the Beatles's last film?
[Let It Be]
5. What did Charlie parker play?
[saxophone or jazz]
6. What do sulphur dioxide, potasium nitrate, and benzioic acid have
in comon?
[food preservatives]
7. Which team knocked Limerick out of the 1998 Senior Hurling
Championship?
[Cork]
8. What do Americans call the number 1 followed by 12 zeros?
[one trillion]
9. Which dance rhythm originated in Martinique?
[Bossa Nova]
10. Who wrote the song The Girl from Ipanema?
[Antonio Carlos Jobim (pr. "ho-beem")]
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Round 8
1. Which musical instrument was Sherlock Holmes able to play?
[violin]
2. Which sport is played with the heaviest ball?
[Ten-Pin Bowling]
3. When there are two full moons in the same month, what is the
second called?
[Blue Moon]
4. What does the term 'somniloquy' mean? [talking while asleep]
5. What is the main ingredient of 'mock turtle soup'? [calf's head]
6. TRUE or FALSE? The four largest planets in our Solar System all
have rings
around them.
[True]
7. What is made with fermenting yeast and held in tanks for 2
months at 40
degrees?
[Lager or Beer]
8. TRUE or FALSE? Fingernails have a total life span of 3 to 6 years.
[False - it's 3 - 6 months]
9. Which type of Amerian whiskey comes from Kentucky?
[Bourbon]
10. Months which begin on a Sunday will always have what?
[A Friday the 13th]
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EXTRAS
What is the name for a combination of smoke and fog?
[smog]
What does the film title E.T. stand for?
[Extra-Terrestrial]
The old Irish air, the Riddle Song, is the melody for which popular
Johnny Mathis hit?
[The Twelfth of Never]
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Round 1
1. Who was the first Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland?
[John A. Costello]
2. Who succeded Eamon DeValera as Taoiseach in 1948?
[John A. Costello]
3. Which was the largest dinosaur?
[Tyrannosaurus]
4. Which branch of Astronomy studies the structure of the
Universe?
[Cosmology]
5. Who is Warren Beatty's famous sister?
[Shirley Maclaine]
6. Which group wrote and recorded the song "Good Vibrations"?
[The Beach Boys]
7. In which country is the capitol of Tibet?
[China]
8. Computers: What does the RAM stand for?
[Random Access Memory]
9. Who is oldest: Prince Charles, Bill Clinton, or Mick Jagger?
[Jagger]
10. Which famous wife is rumoured to be contemplating divorce?
[Hillary Clinton]
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Round 2
1. Who topped the charts in 1995 with the song, "You Are Not
Alone"?
[Michael Jackson]
2. Derrynane Abbey is the ancestral home of which historic figure?
[Daniel O'Connell]
3. Which Catholic missionary and Nobel Laureate died in 1997?
[Mother Theresa]
4. How many of the Seven Dwarfs wore glasses?
[one (Doc)]
5. (Re 4) How many had no beard?
[one (Dopey)]
6. Which artist was famous for his blue period?
[Picasso]
7. Which movie was second in the number of Oscar Nominations this
year?
[Saving Private Ryan]
8. Who wrote Jude the Obscure?
[Thomas Hardy]
9. Which instrument does James Galway play?
[flute]
10. Which mineral is found in bones, teeth, and seashells?
[calcium]
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Round 3
1. Opal is the birthstone for which month?
[October]
2. Which group had a hit with "Whiskey In the Jar"?
[Thin Lizzy]
3. On which river did Huckleberry Finn's adventures take place?
[Mississippi]
4. Where are the Ox Mountains?
[Sligo]
5. What is another name for almond paste?
[marzipan]
6. In which country did the rumba originate?
[Cuba]
7. What was the name of Robinson Caruso's companion?
[Friday]
8. Which famous film director died this week?
[Stanley Kubrick}
9. (Re 8) How many Best-Director Oscars did he win?
[none]
10. In which year did the Flight of the Earls take place?
[1607]
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Round 4
1. On which of Shakespeare's plays is West Side Story based?
[Romeo & Julliet]
2. (Re 1) Who wrote the music?
[Leonard Bernstein]
3. Which year begins the next Millennium?
[2001]
4. Which is Ireland's second-largest county?
[Galway]
5. How many horns has a Rhinocerous?
[one]
6. Who started Virgin Records?
[Richard Branson]
7. Which town was the seat of the early kings of Munster?
[Cashel]
8. What is the name given to the cultivation of plants without soil?
[Hydroponics]
9. Name the silent Marx Brother.
[Harpo]
10. What is the name of Oprah Winfrey's production company ?
[Harpo]
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Round 5
1. Name the two boxers in the upcoming World Championship.
[Lennox Lewis & Evander Holyfield]
2. Name all theTeletubbies.
[Dipsey, La La, Po, Tinky Winky]
3. In which film musical did Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood sing?
[Paint Your Wagon]
4. Which herb is used in pesto?
[basil]
5. Who was the subject of The Agony and the Ecstasy ?
[Michelangelo]
6. What is said to be the "Mother of Invention"?
[necessity]
7. What was the name of Frank Zappa's rock group"
[The Mothers of Invention]
8. In which street is Neighbours set?
[Ramsey]
9. In which county are the Fields of Athenry?
[Galway]
10. Who in the Bible was the youngest son of Jacob?
[Benjamin]
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Round 6
1. Jobim wrote songs to which dance beat?
[Bossa Nova]
2. What did Sherlock Holmes keep in the toe of a Persian slipper?
[his tobacco]
3. Which is the smallest county in Ireland?
[Louth]
4. Which composer grew up in a palace, traveled the world as a child
prodigy,
and was buried a pauper?
[Mozart]
5. What is the flavor of Cointreau?
[orange]
6. For how many years is the President of Ireland elected?
[seven]
7. Which instrument does Julian Bream play?
[Guitar, lute]
8. Eva Braun was whose mistress?
[Hitler]
9. Which is the largest island of the Phillipines?
[Luzon]
10. Who wrote the novel The Godfather ?
[Mario Puzo]
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Round 7
1. Which Beatles song has been recorded by the most artists?
[Yesterday]
2. Aer Lingus names it planes after what?
[saints]
4. Which Australian city has the largest population?
[Sydney]
5. How many symphonies did Beethoven write?
[Nine]
6. Which country has the most miles of roads?
[US]
7. Who was Bob Cratchit's boss?
[Scrooge]
8. What is the term for having more than one husband at the same
time?
[polyandry]
9. Which drip-style painter was best known?
[Jackson Pollack]
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Round 8
1. How is 1999 written in Roman Numerals?
[MCMXCIX]
2. How many sides has a British 50p coin?
[7]
3. Who invented the scissors and the parachute?
[Leonardo DaVinci]
4. Which Irish pop group were once named 'Feedback'?
[U2]
5. Was the game of Monopoly invented in 1932, 1942, or 1952?
[1932]
6. Was the lie detector invented in 1921, 1941, or 1961?
[1921]
7. Where is the world's largest man-made structure?
[China (Great Wall)]
8. (Re 7) Where is the world's oldest man-made structure?
[New Grange, Drogheda, Ireland]
8. Where was the actor Richard Harris born?
[Limerick, Ireland]
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Round 1
2. Under which sign of the Zodiac are we at this moment?
[(adapt)]
3. Who won the 1999 Oscar for Best Supporting Actress?
[Judi Dench]
4. How many stomachs has the cow?
[four]
5. Which form of therapy uses the essences of plants in heated oils?
[Aromatherapy]
6. Name the world's southernmost capitol.
[Wellington, N. Z.]
7. What was the 1997 Oasis album called?
[Be Here Now]
8. Which is the nearest star to the Earth?
[the Sun]
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Round 2
1. In which country did the dog breed the Beagle originate?
[England]
2. The owl and the pussycat bought their wedding ring from which
animal?
[the pig]
3. How many took part in the Last Supper?
[13]
4. Who provided the voice for Woody in Toy Story?
[Tom Hanks]
5. Who won the 1999 Best-Director Oscar?
[Steven Spielberg]
7. Which brand of beer originated in the Rocky Mountains?
[Coors]
8. Which rock group has the same name as a beer brand?
[Coors]
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Round 3
1. Which is the last book of the Old Testament ?
[The Book of Malachi]
2. When do we next reset our clocks?
[(adapt)]
4. In which country was ice cream invented?
[China]
5. Which food do more humans eat than any other?
[rice]
7. To what does a modem connect a computer?
[telephone line, or telephone]
8. Who preferred his Martinis "shaken"?
[James Bond]
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Round 4
1. Who was oldest: Hitler, Mussolini or Stalin?
[Stalin]
2. What is the Information Superhighway?
[ Internet, or World Wide Web]
4. With which art form is Henry Moore associated?
[sculpture]
5. Was 1900 a leap year?
[No]
6. Name one of the two trees most frequently mentioned in the
Bible.
[fig, cedar]
7. Who just won the Oscar for Best Actress in a leading role?
[Gwynneth Paltrow]
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Round 5
1. Dipsophobia is the fear of what?
[drinking]
2. Upon completion of an historic event, who said, "The Eagle has
landed."?
[Charles Lindbergh or Neil Armstrong]
3. Re 2: Upon completion of another historic event, who said, "The
Eagle has landed."?
{Neil Armstrong or Lindbergh]
4. Re 2 & 3: After which other historic event was it again said?
[balloon flight around the world]
5. If a woman is nubile, what does that mean?
[marriageable]
6. Who just won the Oscar for Best Actor in a leading role?
[Roberto Benigni]
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Round 6
3. Who painted The Last Supper?
[DaVinci]
4. Who won the 1999 Oscar for Best Supporting Actor?
[James Coburn]
5. Name one of the two main ingredients of roux .
[butter or flour]
7. What connects Kant, Hegel and Sartre?
[philosophy]
8. Where is the city of Pristina?
[Kosovo, or Serbia, or Yugoslavia]
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Round 7
1. Who was the youngest Beatle?
[George]
2. In which sport would you find a bomb, a blitz, a shotgun, and a
tight end?
[American football]
3. What was the first hand-held camera called?
[Brownie]
4. Who won the recent Holyfield/Lewis fight?
[Neither: it was a draw]
6. Was Dali a realist, surrealist, or abstractionist?
[surrealist]
8. What does the acronym CD-ROM stand for?
[Compact Disk-Read Only Memory]
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Round 8
1. Which movie won the 1999 Best Picture Oscar?
[Shakespeare In Love ]
3. Who was born first: Van Gogh or Picasso?
[Van Gogh]
4. What is xerography?
[photocopying]
5. Of the 1999 Oscar winners, who is the oldest?
[James Coburn, b. 1928 (Dench b. 1934)]
6. What is the cullinary term for 'according to the menu'?
[a la carte ]
7. What is the best selling single of all time?
[Candle in the Wind]
8. On which day of the week was Millennium Eve?
[Friday]
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Round 1
1. Name Kosovo's largest city.
[Pristina]
2. Who started the custom of carrying a flaming torch from Athens
to the site of the Olympics?
[Hitler in 1936]
4. In which sport would one see a trudgen?
[swimming]
5. Who wouldn't Take That and left in 1995?
[Robbie Williams]
6. Which event is said to have been the last great achievement in
aviation?
[balloon flight around the world]
7. How many Spice Girls are there now?
[four]
8. TRUE or FALSE?: Bicycle Polo was a recognized sport.
[True]

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Round 2
1. How many squares on a chess board?
[64]
3. Who is the Secretary General of the UN?
[Kofi Annan]
4. Which is the biggest Irish corporation?
[Smurfit Group]
5. In which Kerry town is the Sky Woman monument?
[Killarney]
6. Who won Sunday's rugby match between Ireland & Italy?
[Ireland]
7. Who was the first golfer to reach $1 million in earnings?
[Arnold Palmer]
8. Which is the most common name in the world?
[Mohammed]
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Round 3
1. Which is the most popular spectator sport worldwide?
[auto racing]
2. TRUE or FALSE?: There were no Englishmen on Liverpool's FA
Cup winning
side in 1986.
[True]
3. In Internet addresses, what does .com ("dot com") stand for?
[a commercial or business website]
4. Name one of the three main ingredients of a Harvey Wallbanger.
[vodka, orange juice, Galiano]
5. How do you spell singer Sade [pr. "shah-day"] 's name?
[Sade]
6. What is significant about the letters of the word facetiously ?
[pr. "fa-see-shus-lee"]
[contains all the vowels in alphabetical order]
7. Who was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.
[Amelia Earhart]
8. Where is Montenegro?
[Yugoslavia, or Balkans]

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Round 4
1. What is the second book of the Bible.
[Exodus]
2. The shortest war on record was in 1896 and lasted 38 minutes.
Name one
of the two countries involved.
[England, Zanzibar]
3. Who was Aristotle's teacher?
[Plato]
6. What does U.A.E. stand for?
[United Arab Emirates]
7. In equestrian sport, which event tests obedience?
[Dressage]
8. Roman mythology: Celene and Diana are the goddesses of what?
[the moon]
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Round 5
1. Soccer: Which country scored the first goal in the first World
Cup Finals?
[France]
2. The drink Chartreuse ("sharr-troose") comes in three colors.
Name one.
[green, yellow or white]
3. Which type of dance involves moving under a horizontal pole?
[the limbo]
4. Into which sea does the Nile flow?
[Mediterranean]
5. Would abc@xyz.ie be an e>mail or website address?
[e>mail]
6. TRUE or FALSE?: The comma was introduced into the English
language in the 16th Century.
[True]
7. Who wrote the song "Roll Over Beethoven"?
[Chuck Berry]
8. In which city is the Parthenon?
[Athens]

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Round 6
1. What is the highest degree awarded by a university?
[Ph.D.]
3. Is the tomato fruit or vegetable?
[fruit]
5. Who sang the hit "Nothing Compares 2 U"?
[Sinead O'Connor]
6. Who won the 1999 Oscar for Best Actor in a leading role?
[Roberto Benigni]
7. Which reaches farther north: Greenland or Siberia?
[Greenland]
8. What was the pen name Charles Dodgson?
[Lewis Carroll]
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Round 7
1. When did IBM introduce their pc: 1979, 1981, or 1987?
[1981]
3. Which is the world's best-selling chocolate bar?
[Hershey Bar]
4. Who wrote the song "Crazy"?
[Willie Nelson]
5. Which is the world's largest desert?
[Sahara]
7. Which of Shakespeare's plays has the most film versions?
[Hamlet]
8. Who killed Mac Beth?
[Macduff]

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Round 8
3. On which day of the week was Millennium Eve?
[Friday]
5. Who was the first US president to be assassinated?
[Lincoln]
7. What was the Year 2000 Problem?
[computer dates use only last two digits of year, (or equivalent)]
8. Name the only state in the world with a zero birth rate.
[Vatican]
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Round 1
1.
2.
3. Name both seas joined by the Suez Canal.
[Mediterranean AND Red Seas]
4. Are Hyundai cars Korean or Japanese?
[Korean]
5. The school shooting in Colorado was intended by the killers
to honor whose birthday?
[Hitler]
6. How many stones did David have in his pouch?
[five]
7. Re Question 6, how many did he use to slay Goliath?
[one]
8. Which is the largest city in Kosovo?
[Pristina]
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Round 2
1. Who played lead guitar for Cream?
[Clapton]
2. Who first recorded the song "Crazy" ?
[Patsy Cline]
3. In which Italian city was Columbus born?
[Genoa]
4. Which famous sculpture has no arms?
[Venus de Milo]
6. Which popular soft drink once contained cocaine?
[Coca Cola]
7. Is Crypton fictional or real?
[real]
8. At which film festival is the Palm d'Or given?
[Cannes]
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Round 3
1.
2. Which famous Irish pop group has the same name as a popular
beer?
[The Coors]
3.
4.
5. What is the flavor source of Amaretto liqueur?
[almonds]
6. In which American sitcom is Courtney Cox one of the stars?
[Friends]
7. Which constellation contains the North Star?
[Little Dipper, or Little Plough, or Ursa Minor]
8. Filbert and Brazil are types of what?
[nut]
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Round 4
1. What was Bob Marley's band called?
[Whalers]
2. On which island is Jakarta located?
[Java]
3. When Marx & Engles wrote the Communist Manifesto, what was
happening in Ireland?
[The Great Famine]
4. What must be octagonal according to international law?
[stop sign]
5. How many lunar months does it take the Moon to orbit the Earth?
[one]
6. In which art form would one find the terms Major and Minor?
[music]
7. Who wrote the novel Jaws, later made into the movie?
[Peter Benchley]
8. Which island country are the present holders of Cricket's World
Cup?
[Sri Lanka]
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Round 5
1. Which rockgroup recorded Beggar's Banquet and Let It Bleed
albums?
[Rolling Stones]
2. TRUE or FALSE? Hungary and Italy border Yugoslavia.
[False, only Hungary]
3. In which country would one find the sport of hurling?
[Ireland]
5. 'Crazy Horse' led which Native American nation?
[Sioux]
6. Bible: Who did Cain kill?
[Abel]
7. Leaves of Grass was by which poet?
[Walt Whitman]
8. TRUE or FALSE: Milosovec has the support of the majority of
Serbs.
[True]
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Round 6
1. What is the previous name of the Democratic Republic of Congo?
[Zaire]
2. FASHION: What do the letters DKNY stand for?
[Donna Karen New York]
3. Au Gratin refers to a dish made with what ingredient in its crust?
[cheese or bread crumbs]
5. From which recent news event did we learn of the Trenchcoat
Mafia?
[Colorado school shooting]
6. Belgrade is on the banks of which river?
[Danube]
7. The Oillean Pipes derive their name from which part of the human
body?
[elbow]
8. How many nations in NATO?
[19]
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Round 7
1. Who was in both Mad Max and Gallipole?
[Mel Gibson]
2. Which famous actor is a financial contributor and spokesman for
Scottish devolution?
[Sean Connery]
3. Which movie won the Best Picture Oscar in 1995?
[Braveheart]
4. Who is the most successful Scottish sportsman in history?
[Snooker great Steven Hendry]
5. Which sport is currently holding its world championship?
[Snooker]
6. Where are your stirrups and anvils?
[in your ears]
7. Which European country has the oldest documented genealogy?
[Ireland]
8. Bondi Beach is on which ocean?
[Pacific]
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Round 8
1. Given that a complete sentence must contain subject and verb,
write one of the two shortest complete sentences in the English
language.
[I do. (or) I am.]
2. Who composed the operas La Boheme and Tosca ?
[Puccini]
3. Where was the NATO summit meeting held on occasion of its
50th birthday?
[Washington, or US]
4. 1999 News: What did K.L.A. stand for?
[Kosovo Liberation Army]
5. What is the most Oscar nominations ever given to a movie: 12, 13,
or 14?
[14]
6. Shylock is a character in which of Shakespeare's plays?
[Merchant of Venice]
7 What sort of word is a neologism?
[newly coined]
8. How old am I? Nearest guess correct.
[(adapt to quizmaster et al.)]
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1. What is the name given to a substance which speeds up a chemical
reaction?
[catalyst]
2. What is the name given to a pressure wave in a blood vessel which
corresponds to the heartbeat?
[pulse]
5. What is the stage-name of singer/composer Gordon Sumner?
[Sting]
5. What was the dog's name in Peter Pan ?
[Nanna]
6. Which US president's middle name was 'Millhouse'?
[Nixon]
7. Which composer wrote Romeo & Juliet and Swan Lake ballets?
[Tschaikovsky]
8. What is the name of the present King of Spain?
[Juan Carlos]
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1. In which country is the world's highest waterfall: US, South
Africa, or Venezuela?
[Venezuela]
2. Which is world's lowest altitude: Dead Sea, Antarctica, or Grand
Canyon?
[Dead Sea]
3. Which is world's oldest island: Madagascar, Iceland, or New
Zealand?
[Madagascar]
4. In which country is world's deepest lake: Russia, China, or
Canada?
[Russia]
5. What does a cephalogist study?
[heads]
6. In which month is Van Morrison's song Moondance set?
["'neath the cover of October skies..."]

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1. Which vitamin is abundant in citrus fruits?

2. What instrument is used for measuring temperature?

3. Who developed the theory of evolution by natural selection?

4. What gas do plants absorb from the atmosphere?

5. What do we call a shape with eight sides?

6. What is the study of plants called?


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GEOGRAPHY
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1. Which South American country has the greatest land area?

2. What is the capital city of Sri Lanka?


3. Which climate is generally hotter and more humid, tropical or temperate?

4. What do we call a mountain which could erupt?

5. Antarctica covers which of the earth's poles?

6. On which continent is Sierra Leone?


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1. In which sport would you use a 'sand iron'?

2. In boxing, what do the letters K.O. stand for?

3. Baseball originated in the U.S.A. in which century?

4. How many rings are there in the Olympic Games symbol?

5. Which country won the 1998 FIFA World Cup football tournament?

6. Who won the 2003 Wimbledon women's tennis championship?


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MUSIC
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1. Which female pop singer had a big hit called 'Baby, One More Time'?

2. What pop group was Michael Jackson a member of when he was young?

3. What type of music did Louis Armstrong play?

4. What does an orchestra's conductor wave to keep time?

5. What nationality was Mozart?

6. Which rock group is Michael Stipe the lead singer of?


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1. Triton is a moon of which planet?

2. For what process do plants need sunlight, CO2 and water?

3. Which physicist wrote a book called 'A Brief History of Time'?

4. Which chemical element is represented by the symbol Zn?

5. In which organ of the body is the cerebrum found?

6. What do we call the study of birds?


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1. In which country is the world's highest waterfall?

2. What natural phenomena are measured by the 'Richter scale'?

3. Which two oceans does the Panama Canal link?

4. What is South America's highest mountain range?

5. What is the capital city of Kenya?


6. What is the line of latitude 23.5 degrees north of the equator called?
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1. In which athletic event is a heavy metal ball thrown?

2. In what sport could you 'hit a six' or 'bowl a leg spinner'?

3. Golf was first played in which country?

4. In which sport could you find yourself in a headlock?

5. In which sport are a bow and arrow used?

6. What does a third-place getter at the Olympic Games win?


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MUSIC
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1. What instrument did the jazz musician Miles Davis play?

2. Which British rock group do Liam and Noel Gallagher belong to?

3. Which instrument has keys, pedals and strings?

4. In which country is a 'gamelan orchestra' most commonly found?

5. Who wrote the song entitled 'Yesterday'?

6. Which is the largest stringed instrument in a classical orchestra?


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These general knowledge quiz questions are fun and free for everyone to try. You can test
your general knowledge now by trying to answer them and then clicking on Check the
Answer after each question. The quiz questions are in four levels of difficulty: Lower
Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced (click, or scroll down, to find
the different levels).
If you'd like to use them in a pub quiz or in a classroom quiz, we've made printer-friendly
versions for you. You can print them out by clicking on the links just under each set of
questions. There are two versions for printing; 'with answers' and 'without answers'. The
questions were written for ESL students, but because they are general knowledge questions
they can be used by everyone.
Each set has 24 quiz questions in 4 categories: Science, Geography, Sports and Music.

LOWER INTERMEDIATE
SCIENCE
Top of Form
1. What does your heart pump?

2. Which is the nearest star?

3. Which is heavier, gold or silver?

4. How many sides does a triangle have?

5. What is H2O?

6. How many legs does a butterfly have?


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GEOGRAPHY
Top of Form

1. Which is bigger, a lake or an ocean?

2. Which country has the most people?

3. What is the capital city of Norway?

4. What is the biggest state in the U.S.A.?

5. Which country has the biggest land area?

6. In which ocean is Hawaii?


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SPORTS
Top of Form

1. What sport is played at Wimbledon?

2. In which country were the 2008 Olympic Games held?

3. What country does the football player Romario come from?

4. What is the most popular indoor sport in the U.S.A.?

5. In which sport was Muhammad Ali the world champion?

6. Which famous golf player's mother comes from Thailand?


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MUSIC
Top of Form
1. How many strings does a violin have?

2. Where was Ricky Martin born?

3. What pop group was Howie D. in?

4. Which singer usually sings rap music, Mariah Carey or Eminem?

5. Which instrument is often used in jazz music, a saxophone or a tuba?

6. What nationality is Robbie Williams?


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INTERMEDIATE
SCIENCE
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1. Blood is filtered by which pair of organs?

2. Which planet is the fifth from the sun?

3. Who developed the theory of relativity?

4. Which chemical element is represented by the symbol N?

5. In which organelle of a living cell is DNA found?

6. Which travel faster, light or sound waves?


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GEOGRAPHY
Top of Form

1. In which country is Mount Everest?

2. Which continent has the biggest population?

3. What is the capital city of New Zealand?

4. On which continent is the Sahara desert?

5. Name the two longest rivers in the world.


6. Which ocean is to the east of Africa?
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SPORTS
Top of Form

1. What is longest running race in the Olympic Games called?

2. Who won the 2003 British Open golf tournament?

3. In snooker, what is the colour of the last ball potted?

4. What nationality is the tennis player Lleyton Hewitt?

5. In which sport can you throw a 'curve ball'?

6. Which team won the 2003 Formula One car racing championship?
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MUSIC
Top of Form

1. Which pop singer married British movie director Guy Ritchie?

2. Which rock group did George Harrison belong to?

3. Which classical composer became deaf near the end of his life?

4. How many strings does a bass guitar usually have?

5. In what country did reggae music originate?

6. How many instruments are there in a string quintet?


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UPPER INTERMEDIATE
SCIENCE
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1. Which vitamin is abundant in citrus fruits?


2. What instrument is used for measuring temperature?

3. Who developed the theory of evolution by natural selection?

4. What gas do plants absorb from the atmosphere?

5. What do we call a shape with eight sides?

6. What is the study of plants called?


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GEOGRAPHY
Top of Form

1. Which South American country has the greatest land area?

2. What is the capital city of Sri Lanka?


3. Which climate is generally hotter and more humid, tropical or temperate?

4. What do we call a mountain which could erupt?

5. Antarctica covers which of the earth's poles?

6. On which continent is Sierra Leone?


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SPORTS
Top of Form

1. In which sport would you use a 'sand iron'?

2. In boxing, what do the letters K.O. stand for?

3. Baseball originated in the U.S.A. in which century?

4. How many rings are there in the Olympic Games symbol?

5. Which country won the 1998 FIFA World Cup football tournament?

6. Who won the 2003 Wimbledon women's tennis championship?


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MUSIC
Top of Form
1. Which female pop singer had a big hit called 'Baby, One More Time'?

2. What pop group was Michael Jackson a member of when he was young?

3. What type of music did Louis Armstrong play?

4. What does an orchestra's conductor wave to keep time?

5. What nationality was Mozart?

6. Which rock group is Michael Stipe the lead singer of?


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ADVANCED
SCIENCE
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1. Triton is a moon of which planet?

2. For what process do plants need sunlight, CO2 and water?

3. Which physicist wrote a book called 'A Brief History of Time'?

4. Which chemical element is represented by the symbol Zn?

5. In which organ of the body is the cerebrum found?

6. What do we call the study of birds?


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GEOGRAPHY
Top of Form

1. In which country is the world's highest waterfall?

2. What natural phenomena are measured by the 'Richter scale'?

3. Which two oceans does the Panama Canal link?

4. What is South America's highest mountain range?

5. What is the capital city of Kenya?


6. What is the line of latitude 23.5 degrees north of the equator called?
Bottom of Form

SPORTS
Top of Form

1. In which athletic event is a heavy metal ball thrown?

2. In what sport could you 'hit a six' or 'bowl a leg spinner'?

3. Golf was first played in which country?

4. In which sport could you find yourself in a headlock?

5. In which sport are a bow and arrow used?

6. What does a third-place getter at the Olympic Games win?


Bottom of Form

MUSIC
Top of Form

1. What instrument did the jazz musician Miles Davis play?

2. Which British rock group do Liam and Noel Gallagher belong to?

3. Which instrument has keys, pedals and strings?

4. In which country is a 'gamelan orchestra' most commonly found?

5. Who wrote the song entitled 'Yesterday'?

6. Which is the largest stringed instrument in a classical orchestra?


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Levels of Difficulty : Lower Intermediate | Intermediate | Upper Intermediate | Advanced

These general knowledge quiz questions are fun and free for everyone to try. You can test
your general knowledge now by trying to answer them and then clicking on Check the
Answer after each question. The quiz questions are in four levels of difficulty: Lower
Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced (click, or scroll down, to find
the different levels).
If you'd like to use them in a pub quiz or in a classroom quiz, we've made printer-friendly
versions for you. You can print them out by clicking on the links just under each set of
questions. There are two versions for printing; 'with answers' and 'without answers'. The
questions were written for ESL students, but because they are general knowledge questions
they can be used by everyone.
Each set has 24 quiz questions in 4 categories: Science, Geography, Sports and Music.

LOWER INTERMEDIATE
SCIENCE
Top of Form
1. What does your heart pump?

2. Which is the nearest star?

3. Which is heavier, gold or silver?

4. How many sides does a triangle have?

5. What is H2O?

6. How many legs does a butterfly have?


Bottom of Form

GEOGRAPHY
Top of Form

1. Which is bigger, a lake or an ocean?

2. Which country has the most people?

3. What is the capital city of Norway?

4. What is the biggest state in the U.S.A.?

5. Which country has the biggest land area?

6. In which ocean is Hawaii?


Bottom of Form

SPORTS
Top of Form

1. What sport is played at Wimbledon?

2. In which country were the 2008 Olympic Games held?

3. What country does the football player Romario come from?

4. What is the most popular indoor sport in the U.S.A.?

5. In which sport was Muhammad Ali the world champion?

6. Which famous golf player's mother comes from Thailand?


Bottom of Form

MUSIC
Top of Form
1. How many strings does a violin have?

2. Where was Ricky Martin born?

3. What pop group was Howie D. in?

4. Which singer usually sings rap music, Mariah Carey or Eminem?

5. Which instrument is often used in jazz music, a saxophone or a tuba?

6. What nationality is Robbie Williams?


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INTERMEDIATE
SCIENCE
Top of Form

1. Blood is filtered by which pair of organs?

2. Which planet is the fifth from the sun?

3. Who developed the theory of relativity?

4. Which chemical element is represented by the symbol N?

5. In which organelle of a living cell is DNA found?

6. Which travel faster, light or sound waves?


Bottom of Form

GEOGRAPHY
Top of Form

1. In which country is Mount Everest?

2. Which continent has the biggest population?

3. What is the capital city of New Zealand?

4. On which continent is the Sahara desert?

5. Name the two longest rivers in the world.


6. Which ocean is to the east of Africa?
Bottom of Form

SPORTS
Top of Form

1. What is longest running race in the Olympic Games called?

2. Who won the 2003 British Open golf tournament?

3. In snooker, what is the colour of the last ball potted?

4. What nationality is the tennis player Lleyton Hewitt?

5. In which sport can you throw a 'curve ball'?

6. Which team won the 2003 Formula One car racing championship?
Bottom of Form

MUSIC
Top of Form

1. Which pop singer married British movie director Guy Ritchie?

2. Which rock group did George Harrison belong to?

3. Which classical composer became deaf near the end of his life?

4. How many strings does a bass guitar usually have?

5. In what country did reggae music originate?

6. How many instruments are there in a string quintet?


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UPPER INTERMEDIATE
SCIENCE
Top of Form

1. Which vitamin is abundant in citrus fruits?


2. What instrument is used for measuring temperature?

3. Who developed the theory of evolution by natural selection?

4. What gas do plants absorb from the atmosphere?

5. What do we call a shape with eight sides?

6. What is the study of plants called?


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GEOGRAPHY
Top of Form

1. Which South American country has the greatest land area?

2. What is the capital city of Sri Lanka?


3. Which climate is generally hotter and more humid, tropical or temperate?

4. What do we call a mountain which could erupt?

5. Antarctica covers which of the earth's poles?

6. On which continent is Sierra Leone?


Bottom of Form

SPORTS
Top of Form

1. In which sport would you use a 'sand iron'?

2. In boxing, what do the letters K.O. stand for?

3. Baseball originated in the U.S.A. in which century?

4. How many rings are there in the Olympic Games symbol?

5. Which country won the 1998 FIFA World Cup football tournament?

6. Who won the 2003 Wimbledon women's tennis championship?


Bottom of Form

MUSIC
Top of Form
1. Which female pop singer had a big hit called 'Baby, One More Time'?

2. What pop group was Michael Jackson a member of when he was young?

3. What type of music did Louis Armstrong play?

4. What does an orchestra's conductor wave to keep time?

5. What nationality was Mozart?

6. Which rock group is Michael Stipe the lead singer of?


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ADVANCED
SCIENCE
Top of Form

1. Triton is a moon of which planet?

2. For what process do plants need sunlight, CO2 and water?

3. Which physicist wrote a book called 'A Brief History of Time'?

4. Which chemical element is represented by the symbol Zn?

5. In which organ of the body is the cerebrum found?

6. What do we call the study of birds?


Bottom of Form

GEOGRAPHY
Top of Form

1. In which country is the world's highest waterfall?

2. What natural phenomena are measured by the 'Richter scale'?

3. Which two oceans does the Panama Canal link?

4. What is South America's highest mountain range?

5. What is the capital city of Kenya?


6. What is the line of latitude 23.5 degrees north of the equator called?
Bottom of Form

SPORTS
Top of Form

1. In which athletic event is a heavy metal ball thrown?

2. In what sport could you 'hit a six' or 'bowl a leg spinner'?

3. Golf was first played in which country?

4. In which sport could you find yourself in a headlock?

5. In which sport are a bow and arrow used?

6. What does a third-place getter at the Olympic Games win?


Bottom of Form

MUSIC
Top of Form

1. What instrument did the jazz musician Miles Davis play?

2. Which British rock group do Liam and Noel Gallagher belong to?

3. Which instrument has keys, pedals and strings?

4. In which country is a 'gamelan orchestra' most commonly found?

5. Who wrote the song entitled 'Yesterday'?

6. Which is the largest stringed instrument in a classical orchestra?


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