1. Which annual title have you been given and now share with previous recipients such as the Ayatollah Khomeini, George W Bush, Pope John Paul II, Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin?
2. Identify the authors of these literary works and get a bonus point for their nationality:
b: Doctor Zhivago
c: The Unbearable Lightness Of Being
d: War and Peace
e: Les Miserables
f: Don Quixote
3. Who wrote a series of wonderful historical stories, including the Roman adventure, The Eagle of the Ninth?
4. One Liners. We give you a line from a famous song from the year 1965 and you must identify the title of the song plus the artist that recorded a hit with the song in 1965 (in the event of the song being released earlier, who had a hit with it in 1965):
a: there's no time For fussing and fighting, my friend
b: There's somethin' special on my mind
c: Life goes on day after day
d: Streets full of people, all alone
e: Short, but not too big around
f: There's a new world somewhere
g: You're so thrilling And I'm so willing
h: Here I stand head in hand
i: The sidewalks in the street
j: Took a walk and passed your house late last night
k: We've already said goodbye
l: In the jingle, jangle morning, I'll come followin' you
m: I'm so glad that she's my little girl
5. There are now six countries in the world with nuclear submarines. Can you name them?
6. Along which lane did Puff the Magic Dragon play?
7. What was the goal of the 1945 military operation in Holland named 'Manna'?
8. Who wrote the original book 'The Lost World' about dinosaurs in South America?
9. Which artists hands created the famous 1889 sculpture of the embracing couple titled The Kiss?
10. Herb Alpert's famous album cover Whipped Cream and other delights. Technically, if one is a stickler for details, the album title should have been called what ?
11. Name the three men in the post war era (1945) who have lost 4 Wimbledon singles finals.
12. Steve Marriott left The Small Faces in 1969 and formed along with Peter Frampton which difficult to swallow super group?
13. What is the mountain range running north of Port Augusta through South Australia, and what is the great freshwater feature to the north of that range?
14. Which sporting superstar's real first name is Eldrick?
15. Which East Coast North American Indian tribe allied with Britain against the French-Huron compact?
16. In the 'Thomas the Tank Engine' stories, what colours are Thomas, Henry and James respectively?
17. Which o'clock is it at the beginning of the following songs?
a. Manic Monday (Bangles)
b. She's leaving home (Beatles)
c. I know what I like (in my wardrobe) (Genesis)
18. Which best-selling American author has more than 550 million copies of her books in print in 47 countries and 28 languages?
19. What is the only fish to have a prehensile tail?
20. But what was the year? We give you an event, you provide the year:
a. Herald Of Free Enterprise sinks just outside Zeebrugge
b. Edward VIII abdicates to live with Wallis Simpson
c. Act of Union formally unites England and Scotland
d. The Jack the Ripper murders take place in Whitechapel
e. Anglo-Saxon treasure discovered at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk
f. Execution of King Charles I
g. First Ford Model T sold
h. Margaret Thatcher elected Prime Minister for the first time
i. Death of William Shakespeare
j. Lockerbie Disaster
k. French routed at Battle of Crecy; Scots under David II invade England and are turned back.
l. Queen Victoria's consort and great love, Prince Albert, dies
m. Great Fire of London
n. Battle of Culloden
o. SAS storm and seize the occupied Iranian Embassy
p. First FA Cup Final
q. TUC staged the first General Strike between 3 and 13 May
r. First folio of Shakespeare's plays published
21. True or false: a male Hollywood star played a female in all his films?
22. Which is the nearest Commonwealth country to the UK?
23. What was the first name of Officer Dibble in Top Cat?
1. TIME magazine's Person of the Year award. In 2006 YOU was awarded the title. YOU = content creator of the world wide web.
a: Johann von Goethe (German)
b: Boris Pasternak (Russian)
c: Milan Kundera (Czechoslovakian)
d: Leo Tolstoy (Russian)
e: Victor Hugo (French)
f: Miguel Cervantes (Spanish)
3. Rosemary Sutcliff
a: We Can Work It Out - The Beatles
b: I'm Into Something Good - Herman's Hermits
c: Ferry 'Cross The Mersey - Gerry & The Pacemakers
d: Everyone's Gone To The Moon - Jonathan King
e: King Of The Road - Roger Miller
f: I'll Never Find Another You - The Seekers
g: What's New Pussycat - Tom Jones
h: You've Got To Hide Your Love Away - The Silkie
i: Concrete And Clay - Unit 4 + 2
j: Silhouettes - Herman's Hermits
k: Go Now - The Moody Blues
l: Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds
m: I Feel Fine - The Beatles
5. USA, Russia, China, GB, France and India.
6. Along the cherry lane.
7. To air drop food supplies to starving civilians. (Manna from heaven)
8. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
9. Auguste Rodin
10. Shaving Cream and other delights. The whipped cream kept melting under the lights so they used shaving cream.
11. Ken Rosewall, Jimmy Connors and Boris Becker
12. Humble Pie
13. Flinders Range and Lake Eyre
14. Tiger Woods
16. Blue, green and red
17. three answers
a. 6 o'clock (6 o'clock already)
b. 5 o'clock (Wednesday morning at 5 o'clock)
c. 1 o'clock (it's 1 o'clock and time for lunch)
18. Danielle Steel
21. True. Lassie is a female character but all nine ?Lassies? have been played by male dogs