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1

What did P.T. Barnum offer Sarah Bernardt $1,000 for?

  • Her "Modesty"!
  • Her Grandmothers antique table
  • Her amputated leg

2

Which British holiday resort staged the 1948 Olympic Yachting events?

  • Cowes
  • Torbay
  • Brighton

3

Which late member of the Royal Family was born on the same day as Athlete Carl Lewis?

  • Princess Margaret
  • The Queen Mother
  • Princess Diana

4

Which country's 72 letter alphabet is the longest in the world?

  • China
  • Cambodia
  • Malaysia

5

Which month see's the start of the British flat racing season?

  • March
  • April
  • May

6

Which musical chord consists of the notes C, E and G?

  • G
  • E
  • C

7

What did Hippolyte Mege Mouries patent in 1869, that has since been used worldwide?

  • The feather duster
  • Margarine
  • The egg timer

8

Which European capital's name means " Black pool"?

  • Madrid
  • Dublin
  • Prague

9

Which sections of an orchestra should join in if the music is marked "tutti"?

  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • All of them

10

Which detective features in Wilkie Collins novel The Moonstone?

  • Sergeant Duff
  • Sergeant Cuff
  • Sergeant Fluff

11

What colour are each of the 35 eyes of a scallop?

  • Green
  • Pink
  • Blue

12

What would you be doing if you had your fingers round a "Mashie Niblick"?

  • Playing polo
  • Playing Golf
  • Playing Hockey

13

Which world standard golfer was born in Welwyn Garden City?

  • Sam Torrance
  • Lee Trevino
  • Nick Faldo

14

What animals was Albert Cuyp particularly famous for painting?

  • Cows
  • Dogs
  • Birds

15

Which fishy product did Sir Charles Forte forecast would be regarded as a traditional English dish within 100 years?

  • Squid
  • Scampi
  • Scallops

16

Which Television soap was promoted with the TV Times blurb: "Every door hides a story"?

  • Eastenders
  • Crossroads
  • Coronation Street

17

Which asylum for the criminally insane was opened in Berkshire in 1863?

  • Springfields
  • Banstead
  • Broadmoor

18

What is the minimum number of bars an Abacus must have to be of practical use?

  • 6
  • 8
  • 9

19

Which London theatre was the first in the world with electric lights?

  • The Savoy
  • The Palladium
  • Her Majesty's

20

Which American President said "Honey I forgot to duck"?

  • Bill Clinton
  • Ronald Reagan
  • George Bush

21

Which London Theatre was designed by Sir Denys Lasdun?

  • The Prince of Wales
  • The Savoy
  • The National

22

What should be entered first in a game of noughts and crosses?

  • Nought
  • Cross
  • It doesnt matter

23

What is the oldest recorded vegetable?

  • Globe Artichoke
  • Carrot
  • Pea

24

From what does the "fighting fish" construct its nest?

  • Dead fish scales
  • Plankton
  • Bubbles

25

How many records did the first jukebox hold when it appeared in 1906?

  • 8
  • 16
  • 24

26

What is the modern name for Asia Minor?

  • Funchal
  • Turkey
  • Crete

27

What invention did WH Carrier first install in a US printing plant in 1902?

  • Automatic coffee machine
  • Xerox Machine
  • Air conditioning

28

Which country boasts the famous Pagan Ruins?

  • Burma
  • China
  • Nepal

29

What appeared in the sky on the day Mark Twain was born and again on the day he died?

  • Total eclipse of the sun
  • A Full Moon
  • Halley's Comet

30

What circumnavigates the Earth 23.2 degrees south of the North Pole?

  • The sun
  • The Arctic Circle
  • The Space Station

 

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