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1

To which part of an orchestra does a piccolo belong?

  • Percussion
  • Woodwind
  • Strings

2

How many legs does a crab have?

  • 8
  • 10
  • 12

3

What is the closest that the planet Uranus can get to Earth?

  • 2.57 billion km
  • 3.57 billion km
  • 4.57 billion km

4

What is the name of Ricky Gervais' partner?

  • Jane Fallon
  • Sarah Fallon
  • Linda Fallon

5

Who is the current (as of 28/07/2009) secretary of state for work and pensions?

  • Yvette Cooper
  • Tessa Jowell
  • Harriet Harman

6

How far is Moscow from London?

  • 1059 miles
  • 1559 miles
  • 2059 miles

7

'Globophobia' is the fear of what?

  • Space
  • Air travel
  • Balloons

8

Who was Henry VIII's last wife?

  • Catherine Parr
  • Catherine of Aragon
  • Anne of Cleeves

9

What is the capital city of Ethiopia?

  • Addis Ababa
  • Asmara
  • Accra

10

Who was the first royal patron of the NSPCC charity?

  • Prince Albert
  • Queen Victoria
  • Queen Elizabeth II

11

Which star sign is Bono?

  • Aries
  • Taurus
  • Cancer

12

Where was Thomas Beckett murdered?

  • The north east transept of Cantebury Cathedral
  • The chapter house of York Minster
  • The south aisle of Westminster Abbey

13

Anti-Section 28 protestors stormed into the BBC news studio in 1988. Who was the presenter?

  • Peter Sissons
  • Sue Lawley
  • Michael Buerk

14

Who killed Marvin Gaye in 1984?

  • His wife
  • His son
  • His father

15

Who will replace Fern Britton as the 'This Morning' presenter?

  • Fern Cotton
  • Holly Willoughby
  • Emma Forbes

16

Who won 'Pop Idol' in 2004?

  • Michelle McManus
  • Steve Brookstein
  • Will Young

17

Who is the Prime Minister of India?

  • Manmohan Singh
  • Mohammed Singh
  • Mahatma Singh

18

Where in the human body would you find the haustra?

  • Colon
  • Liver
  • Kidney

19

Complete this common British saying; 'stone the.....'

  • Cows
  • Criminals
  • Crows

20

How long is the song 'The Devil Glitch' by Chris Butler?

  • 69 minutes
  • 79 minutes
  • 89 minutes

21

How many degrees are there in a triangle?

  • 90
  • 180
  • 360

22

Who directed the film 'The Beach'?

  • Danny Boyle
  • Quentin Tarantino
  • Steven Spielberg

23

In which two South American countries is Lake Titicaca?

  • Bolivia and Perru
  • Bolivia and Brazil
  • Bolivia and Paraguay

24

Who, is it currently thought, was Tutankhamun's mother?

  • Nefertari
  • Nefertiti
  • Kiya

25

How many seconds are there in one day?

  • 8,400
  • 86,400
  • 860,400

 

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