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1

A study in Pennsylvania dug up soil to a depth of 5 inches and concluded that across an acre there were approximately how many animals?

  • 40 million
  • 135 million
  • 425 million
  • 620 million

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In the same Pennsylvania survey, 209 million of the animals were of what species?

  • slugs
  • hippopotamus's
  • wasps
  • mites

3

Which species sang "A Kiss from a Rose"?

  • Seal
  • Fish
  • Flea
  • Celine Dion

4

What instrument am I describing? A conical-bored BRASS instrument similar to the Tuba; it derives its name from the greek for "well sounding" or "sweet voiced".

  • Flugelhorn
  • Euphonium
  • Cornet
  • Trombone

5

What mountain range lies between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea?

  • Caucasus
  • Alps
  • Urals
  • Himalayas

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The RMS Titanic had one heated pool for its 1st Class passengers. How many does the world's biggest cruise ship, the Oasis of the Seas, have today?

  • 6
  • 14
  • 18
  • 21

7

Can you match the Australian city with its current population (2012)?

Drag items from right column to match with left column

Left

  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane
  • Perth

Right

  • 2.1 million
  • 4.2 million
  • 1.75 million
  • 4.6 million

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This man was British Prime Minister in the mid 50s for just over a year before ill health forced him from office. Who is he?

  • Sir Alec Douglas -Home
  • Harold MacMillan
  • Sir Anthony Eden
  • Clement Atlee

9

Which was the first Asian city to host the Summer Olympics?

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What is the name of this flower?

  • Tulip
  • Delphinium
  • Orchid
  • Iris

11

Which event is NOT part of the Olympic Heptathlon?

  • Javelin
  • 800m
  • Triple Jump
  • 100m hurdles

12

Who is Norman Stanley Fletcher?

  • The prisoner (played by Ronnie Barker) in Porridge
  • Chancellor of the Exchequer 1947-48
  • Winner of Amercan Idol 2011
  • Chris Rea's drummer

13

Which Motorway begins in the Birmingham area and heads north, passing Stoke, Manchester, Preston and Carlisle , running up as far as Gretna, on the Scottish border?

  • M9
  • M5
  • M2
  • M6

14

Who were Hickey, Stuffy, Burpy, Tubby , Sniffy, Shorty and Dizzy?

  • Nicknames of Premier League referees
  • Some names of the Queens corgis over the years
  • The original 7 dwarfs
  • Names given to B17 bombers during WW2

15

Which two cities are the only ones over 100 miles apart by road?

  • Middlesbrough - Leeds
  • Birmingham - Manchester
  • Oxford - Southampton
  • Bristol - Nottingham

 

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