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General Knowledge 15/06/2009
 
Which British boxer won Olympic gold for Canada?
Lennox Lewis 
What was Blackadder’s servant called in the television series?
Baldrick
Which Shakespeare play do actors refer to as ‘The Scottish play’?
Macbeth
Which river flows through the Grand Canyon?
The Colorado
Who wrote the ‘Just So’ stories?
Rudyard Kipling
Which island was awarded the George Cross in 1942?
Malta
Of which school was Prince Charles made head boy in 1967?
Gordonstone
How many teeth should an adult person normally have?
32
What is the capital of the State of California?
Sacramento
Who invented the pneumatic tyre?
John Dunlop  
          
   
 
 
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Mental Gymnastics 15/06/2009 
 
If it was Phil Mickelson in 2006, Zach Johnson in 2007, and Trevor Immelman in 2008, who was it in 2009?
Angel Cabrera (US Masters winner)
If Freddie Mercury was on vocals, Brian May was on lead guitar, and Roger Taylor was on drums, who was on bass guitar?
John Deacon (in the rock group Queen)
If the US states that border Canada from west to east are Washington, Idaho, Montana, and North Dakota, what comes next?
Minnesota
If 11 is 3, 100 is 4, 101 is 5, what is 1001?
9 (binary numbers)
If Winston Churchill was the first post war Prime Minister, Clement Atlee was second, Churchill third, and Anthony Eden fourth, who was 5th?
Harold McMillan
If Dr. No was first, From Russia With Love was second, and Goldfinger was third, what was fourth?
Thunderball (James Bond movies)
If Elton John has had 7, ABBA have had 9, and Cliff Richard has had 14, who has had the most with 21?
Elvis Presley (UK No1 hit singles - note that the Beatles had 17)
If Finland won in 2006, Serbia in 2007, and Russia in 2008, who won in May 2009?
Norway (in the Eurovision Song Contest)
If the equator crosses Africa’s West coast in the country of Gabon, in which country does it cross the East coast?
Somalia (about 200 miles north of the Kenyan border)
If this character was played by Michael Keaton in 1989, Val Kilmer in 1995, and George Clooney in 1997, who played him in 2008?
Christian Bale (playing Batman)  
            
   
 
 
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Named After 15/06/2009
 
The band T’Pau took their name from a character in which TV series?
Star Trek
What name is given to abdominal thrusts performed on a choking victim, which is named after the American physician to whom it is credited?
Heimlich manoeuvre
Which car manufacturer is named after the US market that it targets?
Lexus (Luxury Export to United States)
The band Kaiser Chiefs took their name from a football club in which country?
South Africa
The Teddy Bear is named after which historical figure?
Theodore Roosevelt
Which British band named themselves after the villain from the sci-fi movie Barbarella?
Duran Duran
Which British comedy actor has a refuse tip named after him in New Zealand, after he visited Palmerston, and said that it was a great place to commit suicide?
John Cleese
The author of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy had an asteroid named after him after he died in 2001. What was his name?
Douglas Adams
The word KOP, when used at a number of football grounds, is named after which historical event?
Boer War. (Tribute to the large numbers of men lost taking Spion kop, a hill in South Africa)
Which US band named themselves after their strict gym teacher at their high school, Mr Skinner.
Lynyrd Skynyrd (Leonard Skinner)  
      
   
 
 
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Geography 15/06/2009
 
Fort Knox lies in which American state?
Kentucky
Tokelau is a dependency of which country?
New Zealand
A Scottish mountain must be at least how many feet high to be called a Munro?
3,000
Kosciusko is the highest mountain in which country?
Australia
Which shipping forecast area is to the directly north of Ireland?
Malin
Name the river that flows through the city of Albuquerque in the USA.
Rio Grande
On which side of the road do people drive in Japan?
The left side
Winnepeg is the capital of which Canadian province?
Manitoba
The name of which European capital city is derived from the names of two towns on either bank of its main river?
Budapest (from Buda and Pest)
How many states of the United States of America have a Pacific coast?
5 (California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii) 
        
    
 
 
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One Word Film Title Anagrams 15/06/2009
 
Lo On Pat
Platoon
Lilli Pago
Galipolli
Peter St Goli
Poltergeist
Reg Sea
Grease
Vera Bertha
Braveheart
Les Hut
Sleuth
Daphne Aquoir
Quadrophenia
Rod Tagial
Gladiator
Calvin De Ree
Deliverance
Juan Jim
Jumanji  
         
   
 
 
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Geography 29/06/2009
 
In which European country would you find the Troodos mountain range?
Cyprus
What is the name of the sea that separates New Zealand and Australia?
Tasman Sea
A country historically known as Abyssinia, what is the modern name for it?
Ethiopia
Three countries have both an Atlantic and a Mediterranean coast. France and Spain are two, but what is the other?
Morocco
What is the only national capital that borders two different countries?
Bratislava
Which South American country has borders with Columbia and Peru?
Ecuador
On which planet is the solar system’s highest volcano?
Mars (Olympus Mons)
What is the modern-day name for the country formerly known as Kampuchea?
Cambodia
What country was formerly known as Persia?
Iran
What is the modern-day name for the country formerly known as Upper Volta?
Burkina Faso  
          
   
 
 
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Royalty 29/06/2009 
 
How many lions are there on the English Royal Standard?
Seven
How tall was Queen Victoria? 5 foot, 5 foot 5 or 5 foot 10?
5 foot
In what decade did the Tower of London appoint their first female beefeater?
2000s (2007)
Who is the oldest of Prince Andrew's daughters?
Princess Beatrice
Who was the last monarch of England only?
Elizabeth I
Commissioned by Queen Victoria in memory of her husband, in which Royal park would you find the Albert Memorial?
Kensington Gardens
In what year did Edward VIII abdicate?
1936
Which "royal" establishment was moved from London to Llantrisant in South Wales in 1968?
The Royal Mint
What event takes place on the official birthday of the sovereign?
Trooping the Colour
What is the name of the Scottish home of the British Royal Family?
Balmoral Castle  
 
   
 
 
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Sport 29/06/2009
 
How many inner wire rings are there on a dartboard?
7
Charlotte Edwards led England’s women to World Cup glory in which sport in March 2009?
Cricket
Who won the 2009 Rugby World Sevens Cup?
Wales
Who is the only player to win a Champion’s League medal, the Premiership and the FA Cup, and to be relegated from the Premiership without going on to play in the Championship?
Kanu
In what year and in what country was the first FIFA world cup held?
1930, Uruguay
In which sport are the Thomas Cup, Uber Cup and Sudiman Cup tournaments played?
Badminton
How many players make up an Australian rules football team?
18
What is the only English league football team with no letters in common with the word ‘mackerel’?
Swindon Town
In which event would you compete for the Borg Warner Cup?
The Indianapolis 500
In the 1966 World Cup, matches were played at two London venues. Wembley was one, but what was the other?
White City 
      
   
 
 
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Music 29/06/2009
 
Which famous pop star was christened Charles Westover?
Del Shannon
The town of Titipu in Japan, the Tower of London and Venice in Italy. What is the musical connection?
They’re all settings for Gilbert and Sullivan operas
Which pop band named itself after an American firetruck?
REO Speedwagon
The original Live Aid concerts were held at Wembley and Philadelphia on 13th July in which year?
1985
What song did Whitney Houston record for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics?
One Moment In Time
'Flowers In The Rain' holds the distinction of being the very first record played on Radio One, but who performed it?
The Move
Who sang the first line of the USA for Africa’s ‘We Are The World’?
Lionel Richie
Which American soul singer’s dad played football for Glasgow Celtic ?
Gil Scott-Heron
Which Paul released his first single 'I Confess' when he was 14 and had written over 200 songs by the time he was 21?
Paul Anka
What was the common title of 3 different songs released by 3 different artists that all entered the Top 20 UK charts in 1985?
‘The Power Of Love’ (by Huey Lewis and the News, Frankie Goes To Hollywood and Jennifer Rush)   
        
    
   
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