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Questions:

1) Which trio of brothers released the song 'Mmm Bop’ in 1997?

 

2) ‘Floreat Etona’ is the motto of which British public school?

 

3) Welsh band Catatonia had a 1998 hit with 'Mulder And Scully’. From which TV series did the song take its’ name?

 

4) Blathers, Charlotte and Fagin are characters from which Charles Dickens tale?

 

5) The Battle of Killiecrankie of 1689 during the Jacobite Rising took place in which country?

 

6) Named after the German neurologist who discovered the disease, which disorder of the brain causes premature senility?

 

7) In Chemistry, which 'P' are long-chained molecules in which a group of atoms are repeated?

 

8) Which British athlete won Gold in both the 5000m and 10000m 2016 Olympic Games?

 

9) In 1800, the capital of the USA was transferred to Washington DC from which city?

 

10) The Officer Training School for which branch of the British military is located at Sandhurst?

 

11) Which country has the world’s longest coastline?

 

12) The historical novel Wolf Hall which won the Booker Prize in 2009 was written by which author?

 

13) Which Australian cricketer was known as "The Don"?

 

14) Abel Makkonen Tesfaye is the stage name of which act who released 'Blinding Lights' in 2020?

 

15) 'Birds of Prey' starring Margot Robbie is based on which character from the DC Comics universe?

 

16) Which Liverpool centre half became the first Estonian footballer to score in the Premier League when he scored an injury time winner at Burnley in 2018?

 

17) Southwark is a borough in which British city?

 

18) Whom did António Guterres replace as United Nations Secretary-General in 2017?

 

19) Francis Crick and James Watson made which medical discovery in 1953?

 

20) Which 1985 film directed by Joel Schumacher centres around seven Georgetown graduates?

 

21) With which Cuban singer did Shawn Mendes team up with on the track "Señorita"?

 

22) What does the Beaufort scale measure?

 

23) Which city in South America was founded by the Portugese in March 1565?

 

24) Which British-Italian engineer obtained a patent for radio in London in 1897?

25) Which curly haired presenter of Channel 4's 'The Last Leg' and the 'Quickly Kevin' podcast is a well known Plymouth Argyle fan?

 

26) What type of clothing is a Glengarry?

 

27) In the phonetic alphabet what word is used to denote the letter K?

 

28) Which country legend known for 'Island in the Stream' and 'The Gambler' sadly died in March 2020?

 

29) Eric Carle wrote a series of children's books about A Very Hungry ... what?

30) Which British monarch was the final ruler in The House of Tudor?

 

31) Which English club won the FA Cup in 2014 and 2015?

 

32) Which British band released the album 'A Rush of Blood to the Head' in 2002?

 

33) Which western astrological sign is represented by the twins Castor and Pollux?

 

34) Born Lee Gordon McKillop, which British comedian appears on the BBC's 'Would I Lie to You' and 'Not Going Out'?

35) The buddy comedy 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles' stars John Candy and which other American comic actor?

 

36) What type of vehicle does Robert De Niro drive in the title of a 1976 Martin Scorsese film?

 

37) Which lead singer of the band Culture Club was born George Alan O'Dowd?

 

38) In the Harry Potter book series, which character is described as having a “wild, tangled beard”?

 

39) 'Moonshine' was a slang term for which type of beverage?

 

40) The common phrase 'down and out' meaning beaten is taken from which sport?

 

41) Catherine Wheels and Skyrockets are types of what?

 

42) In ballet, which 'A' is a move where the body is supported on one leg with the other leg extended directly behind the body?

 

43) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus became the head of which United Nations agency in 2017?

 

44) Which Conservative MP became 'Leader of the House' in July 2019?

 

45) Which BBC children's show gardens were famously vandalised in 1983?

 

46) 'The Chronicles of Narnia' is a children's book series written by which author?

 

47) Sandie Shaw won which European music event in 1967 with 'Puppet on a String'?

 

48) How many minutes after a quarter past nine is ten forty five?

 

49) 'Food Glorious Food' is a song from which British musical?

 

50) In music, which 'O' is the interval between two notes?

 

51) Which British athlete won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2004 after become the country's first double gold medallist at the same games since 1920?

 

52) Which Irish actor starred as Thomas Shelby in Peaky Blinders and Jim in 28 Days Later?

 

53) Which is the largest planet in the solar system?

 

Answers:

 

1) Which trio of brothers released the song 'Mmm Bop’ in 1997?

Hanson

 

2) ‘Floreat Etona’ is the motto of which British public school?

Eton

 

3) Catatonia had a 1998 hit with 'Mulder And Scully’. From which TV series did the song take its’ name?

The X-Files

 

4) Blathers, Charlotte and Fagin are characters from which Charles Dickens tale?

Oliver Twist

 

5) The Battle of Killiecrankie of 1689 during the Jacobite Rising took place in which country?

Scotland

 

6) Named after the German neurologist who discovered the disease, which disorder of the brain causes premature senility?

Alzheimer's disease

 

7) In Chemistry, which 'P' are long-chained molecules in which a group of atoms are repeated?

Polymers

 

8) Which British athlete won Gold in both the 5000m and 10000m 2016 Olympic Games?

Mo Farah

 

9) In 1800, the capital of the USA was transferred to Washington DC from which city?

Philadelphia

 

10) The Officer Training School for which branch of the British military is located at Sandhurst?

The Army

 

11) Which country has the world’s longest coastline?

Canada

 

12) The historical novel Wolf Hall which won the Booker Prize in 2009 was written by which author?

Hilary Mantel

 

13) Which Australian cricketer was known as "The Don"?

Don Bradman

 

14) Abel Makkonen Tesfaye is the stage name of which act who released 'Blinding Lights' in 2020?

The Weeknd

 

15) 'Birds of Prey' starring Margot Robbie is based on which character from the DC Comics universe?

Harley Quinn

 

16) Which Liverpool centre half became the first Estonian footballer to score in the Premier League when he scored an injury time winner at Burnley in 2018?

Ragnar Klavan

 

17) Southwark is a borough in which British city?

London

 

18) Whom did António Guterres replace as United Nations Secretary-General in 2017?

Ban Ki-moon

 

19) Francis Crick and James Watson made which medical discovery in 1953?

Structure of DNA

 

20) Which 1985 film directed by Joel Schumacher centres around seven Georgetown graduates?

St. Elmo's Fire

 

21) With which Cuban singer did Shawn Mendes team up with on the track "Señorita"?

Camila Cabello

 

22) What does the Beaufort scale measure?

Wind Strength

 

23) Which city in South America was founded by the Portugese in March 1565?

Rio de Janeiro

24) Which British-Italian engineer obtained a patent for radio in London in 1897?

Guglielmo Marconi

25) Which curly haired presenter of Channel 4's 'The Last Leg' and the 'Quickly Kevin' podcast is a well known Plymouth Argyle fan?

Josh Widdecombe

 

26) What type of clothing is a Glengarry?

Hat or bonnet

 

27) In the phonetic alphabet what word is used to denote the letter K?

Kino

 

28) Which country legend known for 'Island in the Stream' and 'The Gambler' sadly died in March 2020?

Kenny Rogers

 

29) Eric Carle wrote a series of children's books about A Very Hungry ... what?

Caterpillar

30) Which British monarch was the final ruler in The House of Tudor?

Elizabeth I

 

31) Which English club won the FA Cup in 2014 and 2015?

Arsenal

 

32) Which British band released the album 'A Rush of Blood to the Head' in 2002?

Coldplay

 

33) Which western astrological sign is represented by the twins Castor and Pollux?

Gemini

 

34) Which Tolstoy novel begins "All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."?

Anna Karenina

35) The buddy comedy 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles' stars John Candy and which other American comic actor?
Steve Martin

 

36) What type of vehicle does Robert De Niro drive in the title of a 1976 Martin Scorsese film?

Taxi

 

37) Which lead singer of the band Culture Club was born George Alan O'Dowd?
Boy George

 

38) In the Harry Potter book series, which character is described as having a “wild, tangled beard”?

Hagrid

 

39) 'Moonshine' was a slang term for which type of beverage?

Alcohol

 

40) The common phrase 'down and out' meaning beaten is taken from which sport?

Boxing

 

41) Catherine Wheels and Skyrockets are types of what?

Fireworks

 

42) In ballet, which 'A' is a move where the body is supported on one leg with the other leg extended directly behind the body?

Arabesque

 

43) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus became the head of which United Nations agency in 2017?

WHO (World Health Organisation)

 

44) Which Conservative MP became 'Leader of the House' in July 2019?

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

45) Which BBC children's show gardens were famously vandalised in 1983?

Blue Peter

 

46) 'The Chronicles of Narnia' is a children's book series written by which author?

C.S. Lewis

 

47) Sandie Shaw won which European music event in 1967 with 'Puppet on a String'?

Eurovision

 

48) How many minutes after a quarter past nine is ten forty five?

Ninety

 

49) 'Food Glorious Food' is a song from which British musical?

Oliver!

 

50) In music, which 'O' is the interval between two notes?

Octave

 

51) Which British athlete won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2004 after become the country's first double gold medallist at the same games since 1920?

Dame Kelly Holmes

 

52) Which Irish actor starred as Thomas Shelby in Peaky Blinders and Jim in 28 Days Later?

Cillian Murphy

 

53) Which is the largest planet in the solar system?

Jupiter