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1000 Questions and Answers Quiz


1. Which animal lays eggs? Duck billed platypus
2. On television what was Flipper? Dolphin
3. How many rings on the Olympic flag? Five
4. What colour is vermilion a shade of? Red
5. King Zog ruled which country? Albania
6. What colour is Spock's blood? Green
7. Where can you find London bridge today? USA ( Arizona )
8. Carl and the Passions changed band name to what? Beach Boys
9. Where in your body is your patella? Knee ( it's the kneecap )
10. What spirit is mixed with ginger beer in a Moscow mule? Vodka
11. Who was the first man in space? Yuri Gagarin
12. What would you do with a Yashmak? Wear it - it's an Arab veil
13. Who betrayed Jesus to the Romans? Judas Escariot
14. Who's band was The Quarrymen? John Lenon
15. Which was the most successful Grand National horse? Red Rum
16. Who starred as the Six Million Dollar Man? Lee Majors
17. In the song Waltzing Matilda - What is a Jumbuck? Sheep
18. Who was Dan Dare's greatest enemy in the Eagle? Mekon
19. What is Dick Grayson better known as? Robin (Batman and Robin)
20. What was given on the fourth day of Christmas? Calling birds
21. What was Skippy ( on TV )? The bush kangaroo
22. What does a funambulist do? Tightrope walker
23. What is the name of Dennis the Menace's dog? Gnasher
24. What are bactrians and dromedaries? Camels (one hump or two)
25. Who played The Fugitive? David Jason
26. Who was the King of Swing? Benny Goodman
27. Who was the first man to fly across the channel? Louis Bleriot
28. Who starred as Rocky Balboa? Sylvester Stallone
29. In which war was the charge of the Light Brigade? Crimean
30. Who invented the television? John Logie Baird
31. Who would use a mashie niblick? Golfer
32. In the song who killed Cock Robin? Sparrow
33. What do deciduous trees do? Lose their leaves in winter
34. In golf what name is given to the No 3 wood? Spoon
35. If you has caries who would you consult? Dentist - its tooth decay
36. What other name is Mellor's famously known by? Lady Chatterlys Lover
37. What did Jack Horner pull from his pie? Plum
38. How many feet in a fathom? Six
39. which film had song Springtime for Hitler? The Producers
40. Name the legless fighter pilot of ww2? Douglas Bader
41. What was the name of inn in Treasure Island? Admiral Benbow
42. What was Erich Weiss better known as? Harry Houdini
43. Who sailed in the Nina - Pinta and Santa Maria? Christopher Columbus
44. Which leader died in St Helena? Napoleon Bonaparte
45. Who wrote Gone with the Wind? Margaret Mitchell
46. What does ring a ring a roses refer to? The Black Death
47. Whose nose grew when he told a lie? Pinocchio
48. Who has won the most Oscars? Walt Disney
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49. What would a Scotsman do with a spurtle? Eat porridge (it's a spoon)
50. Which award has the words for valour on it? Victoria Cross
51. If you had pogonophobia what would you be afraid of? Beards
52. Who would take silk as part of their job? Barrister
53. Who won an Oscar for the African Queen? Bogart
54. Who sang the theme song in 9 to 5? Dolly Parton
55. What in business terms is the IMF? International Monetary Fund
56. Ringo Star narrates which children's TV series? Thomas the tank engine
57. Which country grows the most fruit? China
58. Which company is owned by Bill Gates? Microsoft
59. What would you do with a maris piper? Eat it - it's a potato
60. In Casablanca what is the name of the nightclub? Rick's
61. What was the first James Bond book? Casino Royal
62. What kind of animal is a lurcher? Dog
63. What is the currency of Austria? Schilling
64. What is the Islamic equal to the red cross? Red Crescent
65. In fable who sold a cow for five beans? Jack ( and grew a beanstalk )
66. How did Alfred Nobel make his money? He invented Dynamite
67. Who was the first man to run a sub four minute mile? Roger Bannister
68. What are Munroes? Mountains in Scotland
69. Which car company makes the Celica? Toyota
70. Air Lingus is the national airline of which country? Republic of Ireland or Eire
71. Who discovered radium? The Curies
72. What does an alopecia sufferer lack? Hair
73. Who painted The Haywain? John Constable
74. Triskadeccaphobia is the fear of what? Number 13
75. What is a baby rabbit called? Kit or Kitten
76. Which country had The Dauphin as a ruler? France
77. Who did Michael Caine play in the Ipcress File? Harry Palmer
78. Who won Euro song contest Save All Your Kisses For Me? Brotherhood of Man
79. Which country had the guns of Naverone installed? Turkey
80. Ictheologists study what? Fish
81. What is a Winston Churchill? Cigar
82. Who or what lives in a formicarium? Ants
83. What type of acid is used in car batteries? Sulphuric
84. It's a flock of sheep what's a group of owls called? Parliament
85. What animal would you find in a form? Hare
86. Who in books and films was the man of bronze? Doc Savage
87. Who was Stan Laurels partner? Oliver Hardy
88. What kind of food is Cullan Skink? Fish
89. What is classified by the A B O system? Blood Groups
90. What plant does the Colorado beetle attack? Potato
91. Where did the Pied Piper play? Hamlin
92. To where in France do the sick make pilgrimages? Lourdes
93. In which city was the famous black hole? Calcutta
94. Christopher Cockerel invented what? Hovercraft
95. Ray Bolger played who in The Wizard of Oz? Scarecrow
96. Sabotage is French - What did the saboteurs use? Shoes - sabot means shoe
97. Which part of the human body contains the most gold Toenails
98. If you had rubella what would you have caught? German Measles
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99. Mohs scale hardest is diamond - what's the softest? Talc


100. La Giaconda is better known as what? Mona Lisa
101. Who wrote the Opera Madam Butterfly? Puccini
102. What links - Goa - Kerula - Assam - Bihar? India
103. Eric Arthur Blaire was the real name of which author? George Orwell
104. Names - Baker Cook obvious what did Cordwainer do? Shoemaker
105. Which country do Sinologists study? China
106. Ruby Stevens became famous under which name? Barbara Stanwyck
107. Which non alcoholic cordial is made from pomegranates? Grenadine
108. What is Orchesis - either professional or amateur? Art of Dancing
109. Taken literally what should you see in a Hippodrome? Horses
110. Who wrote the Man in the Iron Mask? Alexander Dumas
111. Which 1993 Disney film starred Bet Middler as a witch? Hocus Pocus
112. Who piloted the first flight across the English channel? Louis Bleriot
113. What was the first James Bond film? Dr No
114. What 1991 film won best film, actor, actress, director Oscars? Silence of the Lambs
115. What was the capital of Ethiopia? Addis Ababa
116. Aescapalious emblem staff snake Greek Roman god of what? Medicine
117. Giacomo Agostini - 122 Grand Prix 15 world titles what sport? Motorcycle Racing
118. What is the largest state in the USA? Alaska
119. Led Deighton trilogy Game Set Match What 3 Capitals? Berlin MexicoLondon
120. Alan Stuart Konigsberg famous as who? Woody Allen
121. Which human rights organisation founded 1961 got Nobel 1977? Amnesty International
122. Whose autobiography was The long walk to Freedom? Nelson Mandela
123. What was discovered in 1922 by Howard Carter? Tutankamen tomb
124. Clyde Tonbaugh discovered what planet in 1930? Pluto
125. Who won the women's heptathlon at Seoul in 1988? Jackie Joyner-Kersey
126. Who wrote Northanger Abbey? Jayne Austin
127. Who ran through the streets naked crying Eureka? Archimedes
128. Who composed the Brandeberg concertos full names? Johan Sebastian Bach
129. Who won the World Series in 1987? Minnesota twins
130. What is the correct term of address to the Pope? Your Holiness
131. In which city was Alexander Graham Bell born in 1847? Edinburgh
132. Who composed the ballets Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker? Tchaikovsky
133. AG Bell opened school in Boston in 1872 for Teachers of what? The Deaf
134. Benjamin Kubelsky 1894 fame as what comedian? Jack Benny
135. In the Old Testament what book comes between Obadiah - Micah? Jonah
136. Robin Williams dressed in drag for which 1993 film? Mrs Doubtfire
137. Which chess piece could be a member of the church? Bishop
138. Which German word means lightning war used in WW2? Blitzkrieg
139. Broccoli belongs to what family of plants? Cabbage
140. Who designed the first Iron ship the Great Britain in 1845? I. Kingdom Brunel
141. Whose boat Bluebird was recently raised from Coniston water? Donald Campbell
142. in 1951 which (of two) car companies introduced power steering? Buick - Chrysler
143. Who wrote Catch 22 (both names)? Joseph Heller
144. Which country set up the world's first chemistry lab in 1650? Netherlands
145. What links the names Botvinik, Tal, Karpov, Fischer? Chess World Champs
146. What is the national flower of Japan? Chrysanthemum
147. Bombardier Billy Wells was seen on many Rank films - why? Hit Gong
148. Where in France do claret wines come from? Bordeaux
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149. What did mathematician John Napier invent in 1614? Logarithms


150. What was the world's first high level programming language 1957? IBM FORTRAN
151. Consumption was the former name of which disease? Tuberculosis
152. Which American state is nicknamed The Diamond State? Delaware
153. What are the Sirocco, Mistral and Chinook? Winds
154. Who wrote about Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory? Roald Dahl
155. Who, at USA customs declared, nothing but my genius? Oscar Wilde
156. Issur Danielovitch became famous a who? Kirk Douglas
157. Who sailed in the Golden Hind? Sir Francis Drake
158. What was the name of the plantation in Gone with the Wind? Tara
159. Who won the 1988 Superbowl? Washington Redskins
160. Which group believes in The Great Architect of the Universe? Freemasons
161. Robert Alan Zimmerman real name of who? Bob Dylan
162. Processed Galena produces which metal? Lead
163. Who wrote Gulliver's Travels (both names)? Jonathon Swift
164. What is a Ha Ha? Sunken Fence
165. In Japan what is Seppuku? Hari Kari - suicide
166. Who discovered blood circulation? William Harvey
167. The dunnock is another name for which common bird? Hedge Sparrow
168. If someone said they were from Hellas - which country? Greece
169. Who was the son of Zeus and Maia - Gods Messenger? Hermes
170. Roy Scherer jr became famous as who? Rock Hudson
171. Who wrote Brave New World (full name)? Aldus Huxley
172. What links Calabria, Liguria, Puglia and Veneto? Regions of Italy
173. Which city in Rajasthan has riding breeches named after it? Jodhpur
174. Portugal has had six Kings with what first name? John
175. What martial arts name means gentle way? Judo
176. Jean Claude Killy famous in which sport? Skiing
177. Kimberlite contains what precious item? Diamonds
178. Who directed Dr Strangelove - 2001 - The Shining (full name)? Stanley Kubrick
179. Rene Lalique - Art Nouveau designer worked what material? Glass
180. Who created the land of Narnia and Lion Witch and Wardrobe? Clive Staples Lewis
181. What animal lives in a drey? Squirrel
182. Why is Louise Brown - born 1978 famous? First test tube baby
183. The title of whose book translates as my struggle? Adolf Hitler
184. Anna Mary Robinson - famous American painter - what name? Grandma Moses
185. In which country would you find the Negev desert? Israel
186. Which character has been played by the most actors? Sherlock Holmes
187. In Greek mythology a Hamadryads spirit guarded what? Trees
188. Jocasta was the wife of Laius and the mother of who? Oedipus
189. Who wrote The Rights of Man - and The Age of Reason? Thomas Paine
190. What is the capital of Sicily? Palermo
191. What was invented by Dr Edward Land in 1947? Polaroid
192. Syd Barett, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason - Group? Pink Floyd
193. Carlo Collodi created which famous children's character? Pinocchio
194. What is mainly extracted from pitchblende? Uranium
195. Which connects Delft, Sevres, Wedgwood, Chelsea? Porcelain
196. Which country introduced the worlds first diesel loco in 1912? Germany
197. in 1656 Christian Huygens invented what type of timekeeper? Pendulum clock
198. Duvali, Dushira and Holi are religious days in which religion? Hindu
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199. In what industry did John Davidson Rockefeller get rich? Oil
200. The Mau Mau were terrorists in which country late 50s early 60s? Kenya
201. What movie cast included James Garner, Richard Attenbourough, Steve McQueen, Charles
Bronson, Donald Pleasance, James Coburn, Gordon Jackson, Angus McPhee among many
others? The Great Escape
202. If you suffer from epistaxis what is wrong? Nose bleed
203. In which book would you find the manservant Pas Partout? Around the world in 80 days
204. What animals name translates as water horse? Hippopotamus
205. In Greek mythology who killed the Gorgon? Perseus
206. Which two metals are alloyed to make pewter? Tin and Lead
207. in 1899 the Eastman company in the USA produced first what? Kodak 1 - hand held roll film
cam
208. What links - Sarte, Neitzsche, Russell and Decartes? Philosophers
209. in 1643 Evangalisa Torichelli invented the first what? Barometer
210. Which Spanish painter has first exhibition at 16? Pablo Picasso
211. Where did the mutineers of the Bounty settle? Pitcairn Islands
212. What is the longest river in Italy? Po
213. What does a polyandric women have more than one of? Husband
214. What links Brazil, Uruguay, Mozambique and Angola? Colonies of Portugal
215. What is the American equivalent of the Irish Poteen? Moonshine
216. Who was the last king of Troy killed by Achilles son Pyrrhus? Priam
217. In 1911 Hiram Bingham discovered what lost city? Machu Picchu
218. Who won the Superbowl in 1989? San Francisco 49 ers
219. Who wrote the book Billy Budd also Moby Dick? Herman Melville
220. Which highwayman rode the horse Black Bess? Dick Turpin
221. Barry Allen was the alter ego of which DC comic superhero? The Flash
222. In 1901 which brand of car was seen for the first time? Mercedes
223. Brisbane is the state capital of which SE Australian state? Queensland
224. In Norse mythology what is the name of the ultimate battle? Ragnarok
225. In 1890 the first electric what opened in London? Underground railway
226. Who wrote the children's novel Swallows and Amazons? Arthur Ransom
227. Oil seed rape belongs to which plant family? Mustard
228. Which Norwegian politicians name became a word for traitor? Vidkun Quisling
229. What is the capitol of Morocco? Rabat
230. What shape were the sailors plates in Nelsons navy? Square Thus Square meal
231. What religion links Weasak, Dhrammacacka, and Bhodi day? Buddhist
232. Linus Torwalds invented and wrote what? Linux computer operating system
233. The bander macaque has which commoner name? Rhesus Monkey
234. Zambia and Zimbabwe used to be called what? Rhodesia
235. What is the staple food of one third of the worlds population? Rice
236. Paul Robeson the singer of old man river had what profession? Lawyer
237. Rene Laennac invented which aid for doctors in 1810? Stethoscope
238. Jagger, Richards, Wyman, Jones, Watts, Stewart - which band? The Rolling Stones
239. What digit does not exist in Roman Numerals? Zero
240. Who was nicknames The desert Fox (both Names)? Erwin Rommel
241. What aid to archaeologists from 197 bc was found in Egypt 1799? Rosetta Stone
242. Which annual sporting event between 2 teams started in 1829? The University Boat Race
243. Who was the jeweller to the Russian Court famous Easter eggs? Faberge
244. What type of food is Taramasalata? Cured /smoked cod roe
245. What links Samuel Delaney, Fredrick Pohl, Harlan Ellison? Science Fiction
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246. Randolph Crane became famous as which cowboy actor? Randolph Scott
247. Ageusia is the loss of which sense? Taste
248. Which Irish political parties name translates as we ourselves? Sein Fein
249. Henry Ford used assembly line in 1908 but someone before 1901? Ransome Olds
250. Who performed the first heart transplant in South Africa? Christian Barnard
251. What is the common name for the star Sirius? Dog Star
252. What calculating aid was invented by William Oughtred in 1662? Slide Rule
253. Which Athenian philosopher wrote nothing immortalised by Plato?Socrates
254. Who designed the WW 1 plane Camel and co designed Hurricane? Thomas Octave Murdoch
Sopwith
255. Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull were born in which US state? South Dakota
256. In 1666 Jesuit Bark was used as a prevention against what? Malaria
257. In 1971 which USA space probe was first to orbit another planet? Mariner 9
258. What links Catalonia, Andalusia, Cantabria, Galicia? Regions of Spain
259. Ingemar Stenmark won record 85 world cup races in what sport? Skiing
260. Who wrote the music for ballets Firebird and Rites of Spring? Igor Stravinsky
261. What common legal item literally means under penalty? Subpoena
262. Who was the only person to win world titles on bikes and cars? John Surtees
263. What is the oldest swimming stroke? Breaststroke 16th century
264. Which European country is divided into areas called Cantons? Switzerland
265. Which medical tool was developed by Sanctorius in 1612? Thermometer
266. What weapon was invented by Ernest Swinton used in 1916? Tank
267. Which mythological King chained grapes rose water fell? Tantalus
268. Who created Tarzan (all names) in 1914? Edgar Rice Burroughs
269. Camellia Sinesis evergreen shrub better known as what? Tea
270. In 1901 who first transmitted radio signals across Atlantic? Marconi
271. Who won six consecutive Wimbledon titles in the 1980s? Martina Navratilova
272. What Italian building material translates as baked earth? Terracotta
273. What links Buddy Holly, Lyndon Johnston, Janice Joplin? State of Texas
274. Which eponymous character was Thane of Cawder Glaimes? Macbeth
275. Who wrote the 39 steps (both names)? John Buchan
276. Who won the Superbowl in 1987? New York Giants
277. What is the food tofu made from? Soya Bean Curd via Soya milk
278. Who was the son of Poseidon and Ampherite? Triton
279. Annie Mae Bullock became famous under which name (both)? Tina Turner
280. What linked Armenia, Georgia, Latvia and Moldavia? USSR
281. What is the state capitol of New Jersey? Trenton
282. Who won an Oscar for best supporting actor in Spartacus 1960? Peter Ustinov
283. What was invented by James Dewer in 1872? Vacuum or thermos flask
284. Who was the Roman goddess of the hearth? Vesta
285. Viticulture is the growing of what plants? Vines
286. In 1953 what was first successfully transmitted in the USA? Colour Television
287. Who wrote the Thin Man in 1934 (both names)? Dashiell Hammett
288. Angel falls Venezuela Highest but where second Highest? Yosemite USA
289. Whitcome Judson in 1891 invented what for fastening shoes? Zip Fastener
290. Who sold Louisiana to the USA in 1803? Napoleon
291. Gregory Pincus, John Rock, Gerhart Domangk developed what? Oral Contraceptive
292. The Gloucester E 28/39 first flew in 1941 - what was unusual? Whittle Jet Engine
293. Women compete between USA and UK in Wightman Cup - Sport? Tennis
294. Woolworth's - the store started in which us state 1979? Lancaster Pennsylvania
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295. Which actress starred in the original King Kong in 1933? Fay Wray
296. Except Australia 1 New Zealand 1 USA all since 1870 want? America's Cup
297. What's missing from ale that's included in beer? Hops
298. Until 1971 what was the name of Zaire? Congo
299. Karl Lienstater discovered which medical breakthrough in 1901? ABO Blood Groups
300. Who is the only American president elected unopposed? George Washington 1798 1792
301. Which countries men use the most deodorant? Japan
302. Who played Billy the Kid in The Left Handed Gun? Paul Newman
303. What was the first credit card? Diners Club
304. What links Humphry Davie, Michael Faraday, Madam Curie? Poisoned by chemicals work
305. Hippophagic society members support what? Eating horsemeat
306. What did Britain swap Havana for with Spain in 1763? Florida
307. What is the crime of embracery? Jury Bribing
308. Which country made the worlds first feature film in 1906? Australia Story of the Kelly gang
309. Who wrote Gentlemen Prefer Blonds? Anita Loos
310. What was Norman Bates hobby in Psycho? Stuffing birds
311. What was Casanovas day job? Librarian
312. Where is the worlds largest gold depository? Federal reserve bank Manhattan
313. Why did the state of Indiana ban Robin Hood in 1953? Communist rob rich
314. Angelo Scicilano better know as who? Charles Atlas
315. How did George II die? Fell off toilet
316. What did Marlon Brando and George C Scott refuse? Oscars
317. Why was convict 2599 unusual in Pen State prison 1924? Dog doing life for killing cat
318. What is 6 inches bigger in Summer? Eiffel tower
319. What two ingredients make the dish angels on horseback? Oysters - wrapped in Bacon
320. What was Charles Dickens last (unfinished) novel? Mystery of Edwinn Drood
321. Which sea on Earth has no beaches? Sargasso sea
322. Reuben Tice died trying to invent a machine to do what? Dewrinkle prunes
323. De Witt Wallace founded what? Readers Digest
324. Who is the Patron Saint of thieves? St Nicholas
325. According to his business card what job did Al Capone do? Sell second hand furniture
326. Humans are 10,000 times more sexually active that what animal? Rabbits
327. Shirley Schrift became famous as which actress? Shelly Winters
328. In Kansas what can a waiter not do in a teacup (legally)? Serve wine
329. Which country has the smallest birth rate? Vatican City
330. Which 1956 film caused riots in cinemas? Rock around the clock
331. Who did the USA buy the Virgin islands from? Denmark
332. Who played the scarecrow in the Wiz (all black wiz of oz)? Michael Jackson
333. What was or is a Waltzing Mathilda? Swagman's Knapsack
334. Which country was the first to introduce old age pensions? Germany
335. Which hats became popular with children in 1956? Davy Crocket
336. Malden Serkiovitch famous as which actor? Karl Malden
337. What is it illegal to pawn in New York? American flag
338. What hospital did Dr Kildare work at? Blaire General
339. Collective nouns - a smuck of what? Jellyfish
340. Who was Cleopatra's first husband? Ptolemy Dionysus her brother
341. Who was John Dawkins better known as? Artful Dodger
342. Which film star has his statue in Leicester Square? Charlie Chaplin
343. Virginia McMath became famous as which actress? Ginger Rodgers
344. What is the name of Captain Ahab's ship? Peaquod
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345. Roosevelt won the 1932 election - who lost it? Herbert Hoover
346. Who wrote The History of Mr Polly? H G Wells
347. What is the first day of Lent? Ash Wednesday
348. Mr Chips said goodbye - from which fictional school? Brookfield
349. Who buried the treasure on Treasure Island? Captain Flint
350. Which TV series was narrated by Walter Winchell? The Untouchables
351. In which country was Auschwitz? Poland
352. What was the first British instrumental to top the USA charts? Telstar by The Tornados
353. On which national flag is there an eagle and a snake? Mexico
354. What group of animals would be in a clowder? Cats
355. What is a Sam Browne? Military belt
356. What is the chemical symbol for tungsten? W
357. Who are the two most translated English writers? Shakespeare Agatha Christie
358. Citius Altius Fortius is the motto of what organisation? Olympic
359. What is the main ingredient of sauce Lyonnaise? Onions
360. Who played Miss Marple in 6 films (both names)? Margaret Rutherford
361. From what language does the word alphabet come? Greek -alpha beta
362. In the nursery rhyme what is Fridays child? Loving and Giving
363. What was the first film made in cinemascope? The robe
364. Where was the battle of Hastings fought? Senlac hill
365. A pearmain is what type of fruit? Apple
366. What colour is the bull on an archery target? Gold
367. What was the Rolling Stones first no 1 hit? Its all over now
368. Name both rival gangs in West Side Story? Sharks Jets
369. In golf what do the Americans call an albatross? Double Eagle
370. Which classical composer wrote the Hungarian Rhapsody? Franz Liszt
371. When is St Swithens day? 15th July
372. What are ceps morels and chantrelles? Mushrooms
373. Which part of his body did Charlie Chaplin insure? Feet
374. In golf what would you put in your shag bag? Practice Balls
375. A bind is a group of what type of fish? Salmon
376. Which author created Fu Manchu? Sax Rohmer
377. Mrs Darell Waters (translated 128 languages) pen name? Edith Blyton
378. Who played the pawnbroker in the film of that name? Rod Stiger
379. What was the first manufactured item sold on Hire Purchase? Singer sewing machine in
1850s
380. Which letters denote Jesus Nazareth King of the Jews? INRI
381. In France if you were served le miel what would you eat? Honey
382. The Greek for circle of animals gives it name to what? Zodiac
383. Who was the Roman god of agriculture? Saturn
384. What is ikebana? Flower arranging
385. What nationality was Morse inventor of the famous code? American
386. Goa used to be a colony of which nation? Portugal
387. What does a galactophagist drink? Milk
388. What did God create on the fifth day (both)? Sea creatures and birds
389. Where was Bob Dylan born? Duluth Minnesota
390. In the 18th century what would a pencil be? Brush
391. Agrippa poisoned her husband/uncle who was he? Claudius
392. Who was the mother of Castor and Pollux? Helen of Troy
393. What are the snaffle Pelham and Weymouth? Horse bits
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394. Walter Koenig played which part in the Star Trek series? Ensign Chekov
395. Who had a hit with Devil Woman? Cliff Richard
396. What were the first false teeth made from? Ivory
397. The jealous Athena turned who into a spider? Arachne
398. What was the first Carry On film? Carry on Sergeant
399. Who was the female lead in The Shootist? Lauren Bacall
400. What is a dzo? Cow Yak cross
401. Hypermetropic people are what? Long Sighted
402. Which leader lives in the Potola? Dalai Lama
403. What wood was the cross supposed to be made of? Mistletoe
404. Joseph Levitch became famous as who? Jerry Lewis
405. If you planted a bandarilla what are you doing? Bullfighting
406. What was the first Pink Floyd album? Piper at the gates of dawn
407. In which city was the first public opera house opened? Venice
408. In what Elvis film did he play a double role? Kissing Cousins
409. The Aphrodite of Melos has a more famous name - what? Venus de Milo
410. Which country invented the concentration camp? Britain - Boer war
411. John Huston scored a hit with his first film - what? Maltese falcon
412. Stan laurel, Mickey Rooney, Lana Turner what in common? 8 marriages
413. What real person has been played most often in films? Napoleon Bonaparte
414. Scotopic people can do what? See in the dark
415. What is the most critical thing keeping bananas fresh transport? Temperature not below C
55F
416. What is the name of the Paris stock exchange? Bourse
417. Whose music featured in The Clockwork Orange? Beethoven
418. What was the Troggs most famous hit? Wild Thing
419. In Japan what colour car is reserved for the royal family only? Maroon
420. What city has Kogoshima as its airport? Tokyo
421. What was gangsters George Nelsons nickname? Baby Face
422. Whose first wife was actress Jayne Wyman? Ronald Regan
423. In MASH what is Radars favourite drink? Grape Knee High
424. What do you give on the third wedding anniversary? Leather
425. What is a baby whale called? Calf
426. In which film did the Rolls Royce have the number plate AU1? Goldfinger
427. Vladamere Ashkenazy plays what musical instrument? Piano
428. With which organ does a snake hear? Tongue
429. On what is the Mona Lisa painted? Wood
430. What is the second most common international crime? Art theft
431. Count de Grisly was the first to perform what trick in 1799? Saw woman in half
432. Who wrote Les Miserable? Victor Hugo
433. Which bird turns it head upside down to eat? Flamingo
434. The colossus of Rhodes was a statue of who? Apollo
435. Who rode a horse called Bucephalus? Alexander the Great
436. To which London club did Mycroft Holmes belong? Diogones
437. What did William Addis invent in prison? Toothbrush
438. What is the only duty of police Gracthenvissers in Amsterdam? Motorists in canals
439. Kleenex tissues were originally intended as what in 1915? WW1 Gas mask filters
440. Who invented popcorn? American Indians
441. What is the colour of mourning in Turkey? Violet
442. For what is spirits of salt another name? Hydrochloric acid
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443. Which game is played on an oval with 18 player per team? Australian football
444. In the Winnie the Pooh stories what is Kanga's baby called? Roo
445. Which actor is common to Magnificent 7 and Dirty Dozen? Charles Bronson
446. Who saved Andromeda from the sea monster? Perseus
447. What flower is the symbol of secrecy? Rose
448. What items were originally called Hanways? Umbrellas
449. What is Brussels best known statue? The Mannequin Pis
450. in which language does God Jul mean happy Xmas? Swedish
451. Which flying pioneer was nicknamed the lone eagle? Charles Lindbergh
452. Horse statue - mounted man - on two legs - how man die? Killed in Battle
453. Which American state produces the most potatoes? Idaho
454. Who wrote Dr Zhivago? Boris Pasternak
455. Who is Charlie Browns favourite baseball player (fictional)? Joe Shlabotnik
456. Emerald is the birth stone for which month? May
457. Whose yacht was called Honey Fitz? John Fitzgerald Kennedy
458. What is the white trail behind a jet plane made from? Ice Crystals
459. What Italian habit did Thomas Coyrat introduce to England 1608? Eating with forks
460. Purl Plain Fisherman's Cable types of what? Knitting stitches
461. Why was Mary Mallen locked up from 1915 to 1938? Typhoid Mary
462. If you were doing vaccimulgence what doing? Milking a cow
463. For what purpose was the chow chow dog originally bred? As food or Chow
464. What kind of fruit is a kumquat? Small Orange
465. Who was the Greek goddess of love? Aphrodite
466. What first appeared in New York World 21st December 1913? Crossword
467. Which group of animals are called a cete? Badgers
468. Which herb did the Romans eat top prevent drunkenness? Parsley
469. What is the original literal meaning of the word bride? To cook (ancient tutonic)
470. Who ran the first marathon? Phidipedes
471. What is the only creature that can turn its stomach inside out? Starfish
472. What is Milan's opera house called? La Scala
473. What is the oldest most widely used drug on earth? Alcohol
474. What type of animal is a Samoyed? Dog
475. In which country did draughts (checkers) originate? Egypt
476. Shane Fenton became famous as who? Alvin Stardust
477. What is the worlds most popular green vegetable? Lettuce
478. What does a racoon do before eating its food? Washes it in water
479. What other name is used for the snow leopard? Ounce
480. Which drink did Bach enjoy so much he wrote a cantata for it? Coffee
481. Who invented the first safety razor in 1895? King Camp Gillette
482. What nationality is Thor Heyerdahl? Norwegian
483. What 3 ingredients make a sidecar cocktail? Brandy Cointreau Lemon juice
484. A spunder or drift is the name for a group of what animals? Swine
485. What is Erse? Irish Gaelic language
486. On oometer measures what? Birds Eggs
487. What did table tennis balls used to be made from? Cork
488. If you had variola what disease have you got? Smallpox
489. Which playing card is called the Curse of Scotland? Nine of Diamonds
490. Which painter did Hans van Meegeren most fake? Vermeer
491. Which country had the first women MPs 19 in 1907? Finland
492. In 1969 what category was added to the Nobel prizes? Economics
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493. In which city was Bob Hope born? London (Eltham)


494. In the human body where is your occiput? Back of head
495. Who wrote the Star Spangled Banner? Francis Scott-key
496. Which food did Victorians deride as little bags of mystery? Sausages
497. Which actor was dubbed the muscles from Brussels? Jean Claude Van Dam
498. Which film star was the first to appear on a postage stamp? Grace Kelly
499. What would you expect to find in a binnacle? Ships compass
500. Which Hollywood star has made the cover of Life most times? Elizabeth Taylor (11)
501. Which Mediterranean countries orchestra is bigger than its army? Monaco
502. What links stags tails, pickled worms, gallstones, tomatoes? Once thought to be Aphrodisiacs
503. Baked beans were originally served in what sauce? Treacle - molasses
504. Where can you buy a copy of Penguin News? Falkland Islands
505. Who was the hero of the old TV cop series Dragnet? Sergeant Joe Friday
506. Which African country was founded by Americans? Liberia
507. What was Britain called - before it was Britain? Albion
508. What part of a frog do you rub to hypnotise it? Its belly
509. How did multi millionaire Russell Sage save money? Not wear underwear
510. How was USA president James Buchanan different from all rest? Batchelor maybe gay
511. What's involved in 20% of car accidents in Sweden? A moose
512. What's unusual about evangelist Amy Semple Mcphersons coffin? Contains Telephone
513. Who would use a swozzle? Punch and Judy man
514. What does a tailor do with his plonker? Press suits
515. Churches in Malta have two what? Clocks right and wrong confuse devil
516. Marnie Nixon what Deborah Kerr Natilie Wood Audrey Hepburn? Dubbed in their singing
voices
517. Which Italian tractor maker tried making cars in 1960s? Ferruchio Lamborghini
518. What first appeared on Page 1 of the Times 3 May 1966? News stories
519. Caruso put what in Nellie Melbas hand singing tiny hand frozen? Hot Sausage
520. What would you do with an Edzell blue? Eat it - it's a potato
521. In what month did the Russian October revolution take place? November
522. Nobody's perfect is the last line in which classic comedy film? Some Like it Hot
523. How did Buffalo Bill stick to one glass whisky a day? Quart glass
524. In 1760 what means of personal transport was invented? Roller Skates
525. What three counties were Eliza Dolittle taught to pronounce? Hertford Hereford Hampshire
526. In Hitchcock's film The Trouble with Harry what was the trouble? He was dead
527. What was the first gramophone record made from? Tinfoil
528. What did George Washington soak his wooden teeth in for taste? Port
529. George V1 Mozart Al Jolson Casanova - which organisation? Freemasons
530. Who said "Its so long since sex I forget who gets tied up"? Joan Rivers
531. St Appolonia Patron Saint of what? Toothache
532. What is measured on the Gay-Lussac scale? Alcohol strength
533. A squid found in New Zealand had the biggest what ever seen? Eye 15.75 inches
534. What was the first country to guarantee freedom of worship? Transylvania
535. which famous person invented the cat flap? Isaac Newton
536. By law what can you not do in Minnesota with your washing line? Put male female washing
together
537. Why do Tibetans grow long nails on little fingers? To pick noses efficiently
538. Richard Penniman became famous as who? Little Richard
539. What is a snood? A kind of hairnet
540. Who said "men are creatures with two legs and 8 hands"? Jayne Mansfield
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541. Which European country eats the most breakfast cereal? Britain
542. Philosopher Jeremy Bentham has a very unusual pet - what? Tea Pot
543. What country did Italy invade in 1935? Abyssinia - Ethiopia
544. Who sang the title song in the film Grease? Frankie Valli
545. What is produced in a ginnery? Cotton
546. What was made illegal in England in 1439? Kissing
547. What was invented by Dr Albert Southwick in 1881? Electric chair
548. In which country most likely to die from a scorpion sting? Mexico (1000 a year)
549. Who is the most filmed author? Shakespeare over 300
550. Excluding religious works what is the worlds top selling book? Guinness Book of Records

551. Who sold the most albums on a single day? Elvis 20 million day after death
552. What was the last item shown on British TV before WW2? Mickey Mouse
553. What countries people had the longest life expectation? Iceland
554. Who said "I like Beethoven especially the poems"? Ringo Starr
555. What does the entire economy of the island of Nauru depend on? Bird shit - Guano fertiliser
556. John Glen first USA to orbit earth was in which service? US Marine Corps
557. Oedipus was named after what - literal translation? Swollen feet
558. What fish can hold objects in its tail? Sea Horse
559. Who is the most filmed comic strip character? Zorro
560. Whose version of A View to a Kill reached 1 in USA 2 in UK? Duran Duran
561. Which country grows the most potatoes? Russia
562. What does a drosomoter measure? Dew
563. Which English Kings armour has the biggest codpiece? Henry 8
564. Which country was the first to abolish capitol punishment 1826? Russia Czar Nicholas -
Siberia instead
565. In law what is a co-parcener? Joint Heir
566. Which pop group had a hit with Silence is Golden? Tremaloes
567. Greek mathematician cylinder enclosed sphere carved on grave? Archimedes
568. What does a psephologist study? Voting - Elections
569. Where would you find line of Mars - Girdle of Venus? Palm - lines in Palmistry
570. British call this bird species tits what do Americans call them? Chickadees
571. Which country owns the Hen and Chicken islands? North island New Zealand
572. Who created the TV series - The man from UNCLE? Ian Fleming
573. Which film director described actors as cattle? Alfred Hitchcock
574. Shirley Bassey sang three Bond themes - which 3 films? Goldfinger, Diamonds are Forever,
Moonraker
575. Barring rain - in which athletics event would you get wet? Steeplechase
576. What colour is the flesh of the Charentais melon? Orange
577. Who appeared on the first US postage stamps (both names)? Washington - Franklin
578. Who was the first person elected to US swimming hall fame? Johnny Weismuller
579. The guillotine was invented for chopping off what? Hands
580. Which country invented the bedsprings? Greeks
581. Whats the difference between fog and mist? Seeing Distance under 1000yd
582. What did Spanish scientists fit to cows to increase milk yield? False Teeth
583. What people founded cheese making in England? Romans
584. What is the first name of Mr Toad - in Toad of Toad Hall? Thaddeus
585. Atephobia is a fear of what? Imperfection
586. What are Grapnel, Bruce, Danforth, Plough types of? Anchor
587. Why did Handel compose The Messiah? For Cash
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588. Red flags flown by French ships Joli Rouge origin of what name? Jolly Rodger
589. in which country could you spend a Kwanza? Angola
590. John Henry Deutchendorf famous as who (both names)? John Denver
591. Mitre Dovetail Jig and Hack are types of what? Saw
592. Tracey and Hepburn first film in 1942 was what? Woman of the Year
593. Antimacassars were fitted to chairs - what is macasser? Hair oil
594. Jack Ketch 1663 1686 had what job? Hangman
595. Nekal was the first type of what product (Germany 1917)? Detergent
596. Name the first Grand Prix driver to used a safety belt in 1967? Jackie Stuart
597. The SF award the Hugo is named after Hugo who? Gernsbeck
598. Maurice Micklewhite became famous as who? Michael Caine
599. What do Ombrophobes fear? Rain
600. If you had a Brassica Rapa what vegetable would you have? Turnip
601. Boob Day in Spain what day in Britain (practical jokes played)? April Fools Day 1st April
602. What crime did Theresa Vaughn commit 62 times in 5 years? Bigamy - Tried 1922
603. Who sailed in a ship called Queen Ann's Revenge? Blackbeard
604. Saponification is the process that makes what common product? Soap
605. Blue red green yellow four Olympic rings colour what's missing? Black
606. Detective Philip Marlow smokes what brand? Camels
607. Who landed on Timor Island after being cast adrift? Captain Bligh
608. What is the more common name of the Chaparral Cock? The Road Runner
609. In what language did St Paul write his epistles? Greek
610. Ian Fleming's house was called Goldeneye - which country? Jamaica
611. Alfred Schneider became famous as who? Lenny Bruce
612. A C-Curity was the original name of what common object? Zip Fastener
613. Fidelity Bravery Integrity is which organisations motto? FBI
614. Who was the first black entertainer to win an Emmy award? Harry Bellefonte
615. Anthony Daniels played who in a series of films? C-P3O
616. Of what material was the hairspring made in early watches? Pigs Hair
617. In 1860 Napoleon III banquet - serving dishes dearer gold what?Aluminium
618. Which author created Dick Tracy? Chester Gould
619. What is the worlds most widely used vegetable? Onion
620. What are lentigines? Freckles
621. What type of animal is a vmi-vmi? Very small pig
622. What did Mege-Mouries invent in 1870 winning a Napoleon prize? Margarine
623. What was Walt Disney's middle name? Elias
624. Who would you expect to find in Castle Gondolofo? The Pope
625. What two items make up the dish devils on horseback? Bacon Prunes
626. What does ludo mean (literally)? I Play
627. The Detours changed to The High Numbers then what name? The Who
628. What animal was believed to be a cross camel - leopard? Giraffe
629. An elephant has 400000 what in its trunk? Muscles
630. What colour is cerulean? Deep Blue
631. Who composed the Air for the G string (init and name)? JS Bach
632. What were Twinkletoes - Lucky Jim (stuffed cats) first to do? Fly across Atlantic with
Alcock Brown
633. What are kreplach? Jewish ravioli
634. The pica pica is what common bird? Magpie
635. What male human feature was taxed in Elizabethan times? Beards
636. Which record company rejected the Beatles as being past it? Decca
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637. From which country does spinach originate? Iran


638. British policemen have truncheons what is USA equivalent? Nightstick
639. In DC comics Linda Lee Danvers is whose alter ego? Supergirl
640. In what country does the cow tree grow - sap looks tastes milk? Venezuela
641. The penny black - worlds first stamp - what was second? Two penny Blue
642. Which country produces Tokay? Hungary
643. Where could you legally flash your dong - then spend it? Vietnam currency
644. The Bald Eagle is Americas bird - What is Britain's? Robin
645. Australian Clement Wragge instituted what? Naming Hurricanes
646. What does Zip stand for in the American Zip Code? Zone Improvement Plan
647. What wood is plywood mostly made from? Birch
648. What is a Hummum? Turkish bath
649. In which sport are left handed people banned from playing? Polo
650. What food was invented in a sanatorium in 1890? Kellogg corn flakes
651. What is a Bellwether? Leader of flock of sheep
652. What was Procul Harem's greatest hit? Whiter shade of pale
653. Percy Shaw invented what in 1934? Cats eyes
654. What animal produces its own sun tan lotion? Hippopotamus
655. What was a Nuremberg egg? Pocket watch / clock
656. What was the name of Isaac Newton's dog - caused fire in lab Diamond
657. Who was eaten by dogs in the Old Testament? Jezebel
658. In literature who is the alter ego of Percy Blakney? Scarlet Pimpernel
659. Juglans Regia is the real name of what type of nut tree? Walnut
660. What album cover (by the Rolling Stones) had a zip on the side? Sticky Fingers
661. What lives in a holt? An Otter
662. Who is the Patron Saint of dancers and actors? St Vitas
663. What is the worlds tallest grass? Bamboo
664. Who owned the newspaper in Lou Grant - Nancy Marchand? Mrs Pyncheron
665. Who reputedly first said - if in doubt tell the truth? Mark Twain
666. John Richie became famous under what name? Sid Vicious
667. In Greek mythology who rowed the dead across the river Styx? Charon
668. Alfred White was a famous author under which name? James Herriot
669. Which acid was first prepared from distilled red ants? Formic acid
670. Who invented doctor Who? Terry Nation
671. What took place on London's serpentine first time 16 June 1930? Mixed Bathing
672. Which European city was the bride of the sea? Venice
673. Who (not Peter Sellers) played Inspector Clouseau in 1968? Alan Arkin
674. Where could you find the Lutine Bell? Lloyds of London
675. Yabusame is the Japanese version of what sport? Archery
676. Which Dickens novel is considered an autobiography? David Copperfield
677. Dendrologists worship what? Trees
678. What is the national sport of Finland? Motor Rallying
679. Who was Agrippa's son? Nero
680. Peter Goldmak invented what in 1948? LP record
681. Milton lost which sense? Sight
682. What are camel haired brushes made of? Squirrels tails
683. How did the Greek dramatist Aeschalys die? Eagle dropped tortoise on head
684. Playing card - Raymond Shaw trance - Manchurian Candidate? Queen Diamonds
685. Eiffel designed the Eiffel tower - what was his first name? Gustave
686. The Salk vaccine is used against what disease? Polio
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687. If you are born between June 23rd and July 23rd what star sign? Cancer
688. An alloy of Iron - Chromium and Nickel makes what? Stainless Steel
689. Who said "Public service is my motto"? Al Capone
690. Drakes Golden Hind was originally called what? The Pelican
691. In what film did Elvis play a Red Indian? Stay away Joe
692. What did the Victorians call servant regulators? Alarm Clocks
693. Which country first used the fountain pen? Egypt
694. What is the more popular name for the Londonderry Air? Danny Boy
695. Freyr was the Norse god of what? Fertility
696. TAP is the national airline of which country? Portugal
697. In which country is the port of Frey Bentos? Uruguay
698. The Koh-i-Nor is a famous diamond - what does the name mean? Mountain of Light
699. A nilometer measures the rise and fall of what? Rivers (originally Nile)
700. What was Britain's first colony (annexed in 1583)? Newfoundland
701. Joseph Lister - first operation antiseptic - 1867 on who? His sister
702. What was Black Beauties original name? Darkie
703. Who was the original Peeping Tom looking at? Lady Godiva
704. What element is present in all organic compounds? Carbon
705. What was Professor Moriarties first name? James
706. Who was known as the Little Brown Saint? Ghandi
707. Who rode a horse called Morengo? Napoleon at Waterloo
708. A skulk is a group of which animals? Foxes
709. Who defended World heavyweight title twice same night in 1906? Tommy Burns both 1st
round KOs
710. What part of an aircraft is the empennage? Tail Unit
711. We know who wrote Little Women but who wrote Little Men? Lousia May Alcott
712. Who was the Goddess of the rainbow? Iris
713. European city can be jailed for not killing furry caterpillars? Brussels
714. Who was Olive Oyls boyfriend - before Popeye? Ham Gravy
715. Sienna law forbids women of what name from prostitution? Maria
716. What do the letters MG stand for on cars? Morris Garages
717. Who was the first actor to appear on cover of Time magazine? Charlie Chaplin
718. Polyphemus was the leader of which group of mythical giants? Cyclops
719. What does a pluviomoter measure? Rainfall
720. Which game was illegal in Elizabethan England? Bowls
721. What nationality was Oddjob? Korean
722. What is a Knout? Russian flogging whip
723. What language has the most words? English
724. Which film star used to be a circus acrobat? Burt Lancaster
725. The comma bacillus causes what disease? Cholera
726. Which country invented Venetian Blinds? Japan
727. What is a quadriga? Roman 4 horse chariot
728. What is a brickfielder? Hot SE Aussie wind
729. Pupik means belly button in what language? Yiddish
730. What is the main ingredient in Borsch? Beetroot
731. What was the name of Dr Dolittles Parrot? Polynesia
732. What was the name of William Tells son (the apple head boy)? Walter
733. Laika was the first ever dog to do what? Go into space
734. Where could you spend a Markka? Finland
735. What links a bick, throat, half swage, punching hole? Anvil they are parts of it
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736. The Fagus is the Latin name of what type of tree? Beech
737. If you have Chlorosis what colour does the skin go? Green
738. The French say Bis - what word do the English use? Encore
739. Of what are Karakul, Texel, Romney Marsh types? Sheep
740. What is biltong? Dried meat
741. What type of fish is Scomber Scombrus? Mackerel
742. What are brick, fontina, port salut, quargel types of? Cheese
743. In which country did the turnip originate? Greece
744. Tchaikovsky died of which disease? Cholera
745. Sam Barraclough owned which film star? Lassie
746. Which animals can live longest without water? Rats
747. Captain Hanson Gregory Crockett created what void in 1847? Hole in Doughnuts
748. Kaka means parrot in which language? Maori
749. Who wrote A Town Like Alice? Nevil Shute
750. Which fruit contains the most protein? Avocado
751. Ignatius Loyola founded which organisation? Jesuits
752. Which 16th century Italian wrote The Prince? Machiavelli
753. A meander bend in a river, named from river meander - where? Turkey
754. Who tells the story in The Arabian Nights? Sheherazade
755. Alfred Jingle appears in which Dickens novel? The Pickwick Papers
756. Vaselina and Brillantino were alternate names which film? Grease
757. Chaplin ate a boot in the Gold Rush - what was it made of? Liquorice
758. Phoebe Anne Mozee better known as who? Annie Oakley
759. What is the tenth letter of the Greek alphabet? Kappa
760. If you were misocapnic what do you hate? Tobacco Smoke
761. In sailing ship days who often acted as the ships doctor? Cook
762. An isoneph on a map joins places of equal what? Average Cloud Cover
763. Bumper Harris - wooden leg - what Job on London Underground? Ride new escalators
764. Who is Ivanhoe's wife? Rowena
765. The Lent Lilly has a more common name - what? Daffodil
766. What would you be if you were a coryphee? Ballet Dancer
767. Whose last words were - "Clito I owe a cock to Asclepius"? Socrates
768. What does the German word Panzer literally mean? Armour
769. What is Frances longest river? Loire
770. In which month is the Munich beer festival held? October
771. What was the name of Norse God Thor's hammer? Mjolnir
772. Who ordered John the Baptists execution? King Herod
773. What was Walt Disney's first cartoon character? Oswald the Rabbit
774. What medication discovered in 1928 but introduced 1940? Penicillin
775. Who wrote Beau Geste? P C Wren
776. Prophesied the Chalus the Greek - Die on day - did of what? Laughing cos he was not dead
777. Who is Aladdin's father? Mustapha the tailor
778. What American state is the Badger state? Wisconsin
779. Why was Fred Lorz disqualified 1904 Olympic marathon? Hitched a lift passing car
780. In China what colour does the bride traditionally wear? Red
781. A muster is a group of which birds? Peacocks
782. Bohea is a type of what? Tea
783. In which country were antibiotics first used? Egypt - used mouldy bread
784. Which country grew the first Orange? China
785. Gossima was the original name of what game? Table Tennis
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786. Wild marjoram is also known as what? Oregano


787. What was the name of Roses monkey in Friends? Marcel
788. Horse brasses - on dreyhorses - originally what purpose? Charms - ward off evil
789. Alfred Hitchcock admitted to being terrified of what? Policeman
790. What was the name of Sancho Panza's donkey? Dapple
791. What is Steganography? Invisible ink writing
792. An Albert chain is usually attached to what? Watch
793. An unkindness is a group of what birds? Ravens
794. A fellmonger deals in what items? Animal skins
795. What colour habit do Franciscan monks wear? Grey
796. Nenen-Kona is sold in Russia - what do we call it? Pepsi-Cola
797. Hugh Lofting created which famous character? Doctor Dolittle
798. What was the name of Russian bear mascot 1980 Olympics? Mischa
799. What ingredient must French ice cream contain by law? Eggs
800. A kindle is the name for a group of what young animals? Kittens
801. What is the commonest symbol on flags of the world? Star
802. Which country is alphabetically last? Zimbabwe
803. Smiths Bon-Bons changed their name to what after 1840? Christmas Crackers
804. Minerva is the Goddess of what? Wisdom
805. What type of animal is a jennet? Small Spanish horse
806. If you were crapulous what would you be? Drunk
807. Where would you Wedel? Ski slope
808. What is the correct name for a baby otter? Kitten
809. What colour is the gemstone peridot? Green
810. Sanskrit is an old language - what does the word mean? Put together or Perfected
811. In which country do they play houlani - type of hockey? Turkey
812. What does the name Tabitha mean? Gazelle
813. With what is spangy played? Marbles
814. Where did Spam get its name? Spiced Ham
815. The Pogues took their name from Pogue Mahone - what mean? Kiss my arse
816. What comes after the year of the snake - Chinese calendar? Horse
817. Mosi-oa-Tunya - Smoke that Thunders - what natural feature? Victoria falls
818. One person every 6 seconds dies from what? Contaminated water diseases
819. Approximately 40 million of what are consumed each year? Bananas
820. What is the worlds largest rodent? Capybara
821. Which winter game is known as the roaring game? Curling
822. The first known what happened in Wisconsin 1878? Organised motor race
823. Which 2 countries will host the 2002 Soccer World Cup finals? Japan - South Korea
824. In 1935 Charlton C McGee invented what in the USA? Parking Meter
825. Which French philosopher created analytical geometry? Rene Decartes
826. The length of what is approx 1/10th circumference of earth? Great wall of China
827. What was the world's first computer bug in 1946? A moth
828. What does a polythesistic person believe in? Many Gods
829. Who founded the Greek theatre? Thespis
830. Maria Magdelana Von Losch Beyyer know as who? Marlene Dietrich
831. If you suffered from tantartism what would you be doing? Dancing Mania
832. Which literary prize started in 1968? Booker McConnell
833. What links Fitzroy, Essenden, Collingswood and Carlton? Aussie rules football teams
834. What countries people spend most private money on recreation? Taiwan's
835. What links The Reivers, Grapes of Wrath, Humbolts Gift? Pulitzer Prize winners
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836. USA has most airports which country has second most? Australia
837. In 1829 Walter Hunt invented what common item? Safety Pin
838. Fredrick Sanger discovered which medical life saver? Insulin
839. Who invented punched cards used in early computing 1880s? Herman Hollerith
840. Why did Roselin Franklin (pre discovered dna helix) no Nobel? She was dead
841. What is a Dwarf Goby? Worlds smallest true fish
842. What types can be saddle, plane or pivotal? Body Joints
843. 1500 paces was what Roman measurement? League
844. Denis Gabor of Hungary 1971 Nobel prize for what invention? Holograms
845. Who gave the UN the land in NY to build their HQ? John D Rockerfeller
846. In 1779 Abraham Darby built the worlds first what? Metal Bridge
847. What is the worlds oldest monotheistic religion? Judaism
848. An aubade or alborda is a song - but what type? Mourning
849. What sport links Castle Cup, Red Stripe Cup, Ranji Trophy? Cricket
850. What countries leader does not have an official residence? Cuba
851. Which writer coined the word Cyberspace in 1984? William Gibson Neuromancer
852. Demeter was the Greek god of what (Ceres Roman)? Harvest
853. What film won the 1943 Oscar as best film? Casablanca
854. What do ungulate animals alone have? Hooves
855. Dr Ludwig L Zamenhof invented what 1887 Poland? Esperanto
856. Who wrote The Picture of Dorian Grey in 1891? Oscar Wilde
857. Who composed The Planets suit (both names)? Gustav Holst
858. What links Doric, Ionic, Tuscan, Corinthian and Composite? Classical Architecture
859. What is phonetic alphabet word for U? Uniform
860. Why were women barred from original Olympic Games? Male entries nude
861. In which USA state is Churchill Downs racetrack? Louisville Kentucky
862. In 1867 Lucian B Smith invented what restraint? Barbed Wire
863. In 1961 which Henry Mancini record won Grammy record of year? Moon River
864. What links Willie Brant, Lech Walesa, Yasser Arafat? Nobel Peace Prize
865. Which countries government spends most in social security %? Uruguay
866. Archaeopteryx was the first what? Bird
867. In 1810 in England Peter Durand invented what? Tin can (food)
868. Who was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952 (turned down)? Albert Einstein
869. What is the oldest known infectious disease? Leprosy
870. A JPEG is a picture file format - what does JPEG stand for? Joint Photographic Experts
Group
871. What is the worlds largest sea (in area)? South China
872. Which islands wildlife is 90% unique? Madagascar
873. What are truffles - highly prized as food? Fungi
874. Which Game is Played 15 a side and scores 3 or 1 points? Gaelic Football
875. What was invented in 1855 45 years later than it was needed? Can Opener
876. What links Sissinnius, Zosimus, Liberius, Sergius V1,Victor II? Popes
877. What is the world largest seed? Coco-de-mare palm a double coconut
878. Bristlemouths are the worlds most common what? Fish
879. What swims at 1/8 inch an hour? Sperm
880. Trypanophobia is fear of what? Inoculations or Injections
881. Chogori is better know by what boring name? K2
882. Colonel Jacob Schick invented what in 1928 in USA? Electric Razor
883. What links Duke Wellington, Earl Derby, Marquis Salisbury ? UK Prime Ministers
884. In 1996 which Celine Dion album Grammy album of year? Falling into You
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885. What weight is the lightest in Amateur Boxing? Light Flyweight


886. Which country has the worlds biggest (on land) National Park? Canada at Wood Buffalo
17300s ml
887. What language speakers were shot Russia and Germany 1930s? Esperanto
888. Ronald Ross campaigned for the destruction of what? Mosquitoes - stop malaria
889. Who won two Nobel prizes in different fields? Marie Curie Physics 1903 Chemistry 1911
890. Name 3rd cent BC Greek mathematician wrote The Elements? Euclid
891. Evidence of what alternative treatment found in 5300 mummy? Acupuncture
892. North Fork Roe River - worlds shortest - which US state? Montana
893. In 1879 James Ritty invented what? Cash Register
894. Who wrote the novel Tom Jones in 1749? Henry Fielding
895. What links Millionaires,Metropolitans,Black Hawks,Silver seven? Stanley Cup winners Ice
Hockey
896. What country - largest earthquake of 20th cent 8.6 Richter 1906? Colombia
897. The okapi belongs to what family of animals? Giraffe
898. Dimitri Mendeleyev is credited with the discover of what? Periodic Table
899. What feature of a triangle makes it scalene? Different side lengths
900. Taphophobia is fear of what? Buried Alive
901. In the Chinese New Year what year follows Rat? Ox
902. Genuphobia is the fear of what? Knees
903. Percy LeBaron Spencer invented what in 1945 in USA? Microwave Oven
904. St Peter was the first Pope - Who was second? St Linus
905. What 1945 film won best picture, actor, director Oscars? The Lost Weekend
906. What is the literal translation of pot-pouri? Putrid Pot
907. Who did James Bond marry - character - (both names)? Theresa Draco
908. What is studied in the science of somatology? The Body
909. What was Hugh Hefner's jet plane called? Big Bunny
910. What profession did Handel originally study? The Law
911. What European nation was the first to drink tea? The Dutch
912. Beaufort - the wind scale man - had what job? Sailor (Admiral)
913. What bird is the symbol of Penguin books (children's section)? Puffin
914. Diane Leather was the first woman to do what? Sub 5 minute mile
915. What is Admiral Sir Miles Messervy usually known as? M (Bond films)
916. Which part of the body is most sensitive to radiation? The Blood
917. What film made 58 times - cartoon, porrno, operatic, ballet? Cinderella
918. Mr Chips said goodbye from Brookfield school - What subject? Latin
919. In which American city can you get doctorate in hambugerology? Hamburger College
Chicago
920. Which author created The Saint (both names)? Leslie Charteris
921. What is sericulture? Growing Silkworms
922. What was Eddison's first practical invention? Tick a Tape for stockmarket
923. Frigophobia fear of what? Being Cold
924. Which company invented the transistor radio in 1952? Sony
925. Who is the only solo performer to win Euro song twice? Johnny Logan 1980 and 1987
926. Franz Liszt was the farther in law of what composer? Richard Wagner
927. In what town was Leonardo Da Vinci born? Vinci
928. Who directed the Halloween series of films? John Carpenter
929. What metal impurity makes rubies red and emeralds green? Chromium
930. Helen Mitchell became famous as what soprano? Nellie Melba
931. Robert Whithead invented what weapon in 1866? Torpedo
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932. Zymase and Glucose combine to form what drug? Alcohol


933. Translated literally what does television mean? Far Seeing
934. Not as soups what have gazpacho - vichyssoise in common? Served Cold
935. Who was the Greek goddess of retribution? Nemesis
936. 47 people worked on a committee to produce what work? Authorised version of Bible
937. What was the first feature length British cartoon? Animal Farm in 1954
938. Who first said "Publish and be Damned"? Wellington re Harriot Wilson mistress
939. Edwin Drake sank the first of them in 1859 - what were they? Oil Wells
940. Calico cloth was invented in which country? India
941. What is dittology? Double meaning
942. Who played Pink in the movie The Wall? Bob Geldorf
943. Rhabdophobia fear of what? Being Beaten
944. Dr C W Long was the first to use what (anaesthetic) in 1842? Ether
945. Hey Big Spender comes from what musical? Sweet Charity
946. Jamie Farr played what role in MASH? Corporal Clinger
947. Whets the correct name for golf club called Texas Wedge? Putter
948. Whose nickname was slowhand (both names)? Eric Clapton
949. Which country invented the mariners compass? China
950. What countries international car registration letters are DZ? Algeria
951. The name Malissa means what? Bee
952. What was Acadia? Nova Scotia (French Name)
953. Dragoon, Antwerp, Poulter, Tumbler, Horseman types of what? Pigeon
954. What was the first frozen food available in Britain in 1937? Asparagus
955. If you suffer from cynanthropy what do you think you are? Dog
956. What is the phonetic alphabet word for letter P? Papa
957. What is a runcible spoon? A broad Pickle fork
958. The artist Abbott Thayer's developed what for military use? Camouflage colours
959. What did Francis Bacon call The Purest of Pleasures? The Garden
960. What is the largest single known gold object in the world? Tutankhamens Coffin
961. Madame Pauline de Vere first female circus performer - do what? Head in Lions Mouth
962. How was Alexander the Greats body preserved? In large jar of honey
963. Californian law no shooting any animal moving car except what? A Whale
964. Peter Falk plays Lt Colombo but who was first offered role? Bing Crosby
965. What type of birds (Hugin + Munin) sit on the shoulders of Odin? Ravens
966. Where are you most likely to have a serious accident? In your home
967. Melvin R Bissell invented what in 1876 in the USA? Carpet Sweeper
968. Peniaphobia fear of what? Being Penniless
969. About which game has most books been written? Chess
970. Albert De Salvo was better known as who? The Boston Strangler
971. What was the last European nation to accept the potato? France
972. Students at Cambridge - no dogs - what Lord Byron keep? Bear
973. King Mongut had aprox 9000 wife's/concubines what country? Siam - Thailand
974. Only approx one third worlds population uses what regularly? Fork
975. William Tayton was the first man to do what? Appear on TV on Bairds demo
976. Clemintina Campbell famous as who? Cleo Lane
977. What should you give after 15 years of marriage? Crystal
978. What is a Charollais? Type of Cattle
979. What place is called Rapa-nui by its native inhabitants? Easter Island
980. Where was/is the original Penthouse? In a Real Tennis Court
981. What pop group took their name from a Herman Hess novel? Steppenwolff
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982. How often does a Hebdomadal Council meet? Weekly


983. What was unusual about Tyrell's car in the 1976 Spanish G Prix? Six Wheels
984. In what country is the Eucumbene Dam? Australia New South Wales
985. Males outnumber females by 5 to 1 in what addiction? Alcoholism
986. For what would an Edgar be awarded or won? Mystery Writing
987. What are salopettes? Snow proof Dungaree trousers
988. Which society cared - plague victims when physicians left 1665? Apothecaries
989. Domenikos Theotocopoulos born Crete - died Spain - who? El Greco
990. What nation on average takes most time to eat meals? French
991. Dr F Lanchester invented what motor safety aid in 1902? Disc Brakes
992. Halophobia fear of what? Speaking
993. Arthur Jefferson better known as who? Stan Laurel
994. Why is the city La Paz in Bolivia safe from fire? To high - Not enough air to burn
995. What is the national drink of Yugoslavia? Slivovitz
996. Agnes the girls name means what? Chaste
997. What were the wicks in the Vestal Virgins lamps made from? Asbestos
998. Who is the Patron Saint of France? St Denis
999. What are you supposed to give/get for 40 years of marriage? Ruby
1000. What is the Roman Numeral for 1000? M