1. According to the New York Times World Almanac, what was the estimated population of the world in 1 AD? Plus or minus 25 million
2. Which male first name stems from the Greek word meaning 'crown'?
3. Which popular article of clothing originated in the French city Nimes?
4. Who was the only goalkeeper to win the title European Footballer of the Year?
5. Which country joined the G6 in 1976, thus making it the G7?
6. In which three Hollywood blockbusters from 1998 was New York City laid to waste?
7. What did Oscar Wilde describe as "The unspeakable in pursuit of the uneatable"?
8. All of the following words are from songs in which the song title is a question. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer
a. No one will be watching us
b. With a burning love that stings like a bee
c. Act one was when we first met, I loved you at first glance
d. I've got flowers and lots of hours to spend with you
e. He says I'm sorry but I'm out of milk and coffee
f. Like an arrow piercing through it
g. Do you promise not to tell
h. Letting people be just what they want to be
9. Who co-owned Sex, the 'punk emporium' in the 1970s, with entrepreneur Malcolm McLaren?
10. The following films took place in which cities or towns?
b. Dirty Harry
c. Mystic River
d. Shrek II
11. In which year was the Republic of China established? Plus or minus 10 years
12. In which films do the following ships play a role?
a. Andrea Gail
d. HMS Compass Rose and HMS Saltash Castle
13. In which Led Zeppelin song would you find the words "T'was in the darkest depths of Mordor I met a girl so fair, but Gollum and the evil one crept up and slipped away with her"?
14. Which fearless woman was born in Wimbledon on Feb 14th 1968?
15. A word describing a woman of great stature, strength and courage. 6 letters, last letter 'O'.
16. What was Che Guevara's first name?
17. Forbes magazine has an annual list of the 'Top earning dead celebrities'. Here are a few on the newest list. I'll give you the initials, name the celebrity.
a. C. S.
b. D. S.
c. M. C.
d. J. H.
e. A. W.
18. Which two countries have the most dollar billionaires?
19. What causes the unusual hollow glass tubes found in the ground called fulgurites?
20. In song, what is drunk under "mirrors on the ceiling"?
1. 200 million
2. Stephan, Steven, Steve.
4. Lev Yashin 1963
6. Armageddon, Deep Impact and Godzilla
7. Fox Hunting
8. Eight answers
a. Why don't we do it in the road? (Beatles)
b. Where did our love go ? (Supremes)
c. Are you lonesome tonight? (Elvis)
d. What's new pussycat? (Tom Jones)
e. Do ya think I'm sexy? (Rod Stewart)
f. How do you do it? (Gerry and the Pacemakers or Lennon and McCartney)
g. Do you want to know a secret? (Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas or Lennon and McCartney)
h. What is Love? (Howard Jones)
9. Vivienne Westwood
10. Four answers
b. San Francisco
d. Far Far away
12. Four answers
a. The Perfect Storm
b. Children of Men
c. Treasure Island
d. The Cruel Sea
13. Ramble On
14. Lara Croft
17. Five answers
a. Charles Schultz
b. Dr. Seuss
c. Michael Crichton
d. Jimi Hendrix
e. Andy Warhol
18. USA and Germany
19. Lightning. Fulgur is Latin for thunderbolt.
20. "Pink champagne on ice". From the song 'Hotel California.