1. Which very wise and enchanting fictional character's name is the Old English for any insect that flies with a loud humming noise?
2. What is the most eastern E.U. capital city and what is the most western E.U. capital city?
3. What kind of heavenly marriage is 'Hierogamy'?
4. There was literally peace on Earth at 06:00 UTC, March 23, 2001. Explain.
5. The following words are from which cult film?
"Nobody's gonna hurt anybody. We're gonna be like three little Fonzies here. And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda, what's Fonzie like?"
6. The four Beatles we all know, George, Paul, John and Ringo were all born in Liverpool. The other two, Stuart Sutcliffe and Pete Best were not. In fact, both were born outside of England. In which country was
a. Stuart Sutcliffe born and
b. Pete Best born?
7. Which six letter word describes both a rupture and the leap out of the water made by a whale?
8. What are the first four words to both the original and classic Hippocratic Oath?
9. The following lyrics about money are from which songs? One point for each correct answer
a. Always sunny in a rich man's world
b. Watch the greenbacks tumble, feel the Sterling crumble
c. New car, caviar, four star daydream, think I'll buy me a football team
d. I saw Captain Farrell and his money he was countin
e. I've got 40,000 French Francs in my fridge
f. Your lovin can't pay my bills
g. He's got people who've been working for 50 years, no one asks for more money cause nobody dares
h. I was born in the wagon of a travellin show, my mama used to dance for the money they'd throw
i. Saving up to buy some clothes, keeps a ten bob note up his nose
j. You never count your money when you're sitting at the table
k. Did I hear you say that there must be a catch, will you walk away from a fool and his money
10. The title of which extremely popular film is the Hindu word for a god or goddess that comes to earth?
11. Perhaps the longest winning streak in sporting history, 132 years (1857-1983), was the successful defence of the America's Cup by which club?
12. Fruit flies were the first animals to do what in 1947?
13. The title of which hit song from 1978, found in the Rolling Stone list of the '500 Greatest Songs of All Time', is a Queen in Welsh mythology "taken by the wind"?
14. Since the introduction of the Premier League in England, which ten players have scored the most goals? (Premier League goals only) One point for each correct answer
15. What was the name of the doctrine, jokingly coined by Mikhail Gorbachev in October 1989 as his Soviet Union 'faced the final curtain', that was seen internationally as Moscow giving permission to its allies to decide their own futures?
16. Each of the following wrote books under which pen name?
a. Eric Arthur Blair
b. David Cornwell
c. Richard Bachman
d. Mary Westmacott
17. What do the following places have in common:
San Marino, Colombia, Bolivia, the Philippines, Israel, El Salvador and Bermuda?
18. Put the following lengths in order of size, starting with the smallest:
a: equatorial diameter of the Earth
b: length of the Great Wall of China
c: diameter of the Moon
d: length of the Trans-Siberian Railway
19. The movie Avatar is said to have cost around $237 million to produce. Official accounting sources state that three other movies previous to Avatar have cost more than this to produce. Can you name one of these three?
20. Which dated word meaning 'nonsense' stems from a combination of the Dutch word for doll and an old English word for excrement? (Nine letters)
2. Nicosia (Cyprus) and Lisbon (Portugal)
3. A marriage between a god and a goddess
4. The MIR space station hit the Pacific Ocean. MIR means 'peace' or 'world'
5. Pulp Fiction
6. Two answers
a. Scotland (Edinburgh)
b. India (Madras)
8. "I swear by Apollo"
9. Eleven answers
a. Money Money Money (ABBA)
b. Wall Street Shuffle (10cc)
c. Money (Pink Floyd)
d. Whisky in the Jar (Thin Lizzy)
e. The Money Song (Monty Python)
f. Money (That's what I want) (Barrett Strong)
g. Matthew & Son (Cat Stevens)
h. Gypsies Tramps and Thieves (Cher)
i. Mean Mr. Mustard (Beatles)
j. The Gambler (Kenny Rogers)
k. Come and get it (Badfinger)
11. NYYC (New York Yacht Club)
12. Go into space
13. Rhiannon (Fleetwood Mac)
14. In order: Alan Shearer, Andy Cole, Thierry Henry, Robbie Fowler, Les Ferdinand, Michael Owen, Teddy Sheringham, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Dwight Yorke and Robbie Keane.
15. The Sinatra Doctrine (The name alluded to the Frank Sinatra song "My Way" - the Soviet Union was allowing these nations to go their own way)
16. Four answers
a. George Orwell
b. John le Carre
c. Stephan King
d. Agatha Christie
17. All named after people: San Marino (Saint Marinus), Colombia (Christopher Columbus), Bolivia (Simón Bolívar), the Philippines (Philip II of Spain), Israel (Jacob, alternate name), El Salvador ("The Saviour", Jesus) and Bermuda (Juan de Bermúdez)
18. Correct order is CBDA,
c: diameter of the Moon (3,480 km)
b: length of the Great Wall of China (6,400 km)
d: length of the Trans-Siberian Railway (9,288 km)
a: equatorial diameter of the Earth (12,756 km)
19. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End ($300m), Spider-Man 3 ($258m) and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ($250m)
20. Poppycock. Pop is Dutch for doll, Cack is old English for excrement.