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1. Who wrote the novel Black Beauty, first published in 1877?
Ans: Anna Sewell

2. Which metallic element has the chemical symbol Pb and atomic number 82?

3. The Gobi desert covers territory in which two countries?
Ans:China and Mongolia

3. Which American city is known as `the city of brotherly love`?
Ans : Philadelphia

4.Who preceeded Margaret Thatcher as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom?
Ans:James Callaghan

5. Odin, a one-eyed bearded old man was the most powerful god in which mythology?

6.What is the name of the galaxy our Solar System is in?
Ans:The Milky Way

7.What country did ex-Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar represent?

8.What flag does a ship traditionally fly to indicate it is about to set sail?
Ans:The Blue Peter

9.What is the capital city of Iran?

10.If diamond is for the 60th and gold for the 50th, what is used to celebrate the 20th wedding anniverary?

11.Which English scientist discovered Sodium, Potassium, Barium, Calcium and Magnesium?
Ans:Sir Humphrey Davy

12.What term is used for the male voice higher than bass and lower than tenor?

13.Which Welsh city is called Abertawe in Welsh?

14.What is the longest river in Asia?
Ans:Yangtze (known as Chang Jiang in Chinese)
Note: completely different river from the Yellow River!

15.With which instrument is American B B King chiefly associated?

16. Who won the 1992 FA Cup Final?
Ans: Liverpool

17.In Greek mythology, who killed Achilles?
Ans: Paris

18.Who plays Mike Baldwin in the soap opera Coronation Street?
Ans:Johnny Briggs

19.Which racecourse in the Republic of Ireland is also a palindrome?
Ans: Navan

20.Who played JR Ewing in the TV series Dallas?
Ans:Larry Hagman

21.How many wives of Henry VIII were beheaded?

22.Where were the 1992 Summer Olympic Games held?
Ans: Barcelona, Spain

23.Who wrote Tarzan of the Apes in 1912?
Ans:Edgar Rice Burroughs

24.Which Japanese martial art translates into English as "empty hand"?

25.Who played the Toymaker in the 1968 film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang?
Ans:Benny Hill

26.Who wrote the novel Chitty Chitty Bang Bang : The Magical Car?
Ans:Ian Fleming (he was more famous for James Bond)

27.What is the chemical symbol for Copper?

28.In what year was Margaret Thatcher elected as Britain`s first female Prime Minister?

29.Which of these countries does NOT border the Russian Federation
a)Georgia b)Armenia C)Azerbaijan D)Latvia?

Ans:b) Armenia

30.What number is represented by the Roman numeral XLV?

31.In which field was Frenchman Eugene Ferdinand Victor Delacroix famous in the 19th Century?

32.In physics, what letter is used to represent to fundamental constant that is equal to "9.80665 metres per second squared"?
Ans: g (constant is Earth`s gravity pull, the acceleration of free fall)

33.What is the capital of the US State of Florida?

34. What sport is played in the USA by the Minnesota Timberwolves, Cleveland Cavaliers and Houston Rockets?
Ans: Basketball

35.What is the orbital period of Halley`s Comet?
Ans: 76 years

36.At which battle on August 1st 1798 did Nelson destroy the French fleet, 7 years before doing it again at the Battle of Trafalgar?
Ans: Battle of the Nile (also known as the Battle of Aboukir Bay)

37.What football club play their home games at Brunton Park?
Ans: Carlisle United

38.Which US state`s flag has a Union Jack in the canton?
Ans: Hawaii

39. From which plant do we get Vanilla?
Ans: Orchid

40. What European capital city stands on the River Tiber?
Ans: Rome

41.Who was disqualified and stripped of his gold medal for the 100 metres at the 1988 Olympic Games?
Ans: Ben Johnson

42.What American author wrote the classics "East of Eden", "Of Mice and Men" and "The Grapes of Wrath"?
Ans: John Steinbeck

43.In which US State is Kilauea, the world`s most active volcano?
Ans: Hawaii

44.In distance, which planet is sixth furthest from the Sun?

45.What is the well known Japanese word for "empty orchestra"?

46.What is the official name of the bottom 9 miles (15 KM) of the Earth`s atmosphere?

47.Anubis is the god of funerals who transports the souls of the dead to the other world in which ancient civilization?

48.What is the chemical symbol for Potassium?

49.Which renaissance artist painted Primavera and The Birth of Venus?

50.The island of Bahrain is connected by a causeway to which country?
Ans:Saudi Arabia

51.What country`s flag (bizzarly) has a garden hoe and a Kalashnikov rifle inside a star?

52.Which Italian author published Pinocchio in 1880?
Ans: Carlo Collodi

53.Which scientist published the ground breaking book "Principia Mathematica" in the 17th Century?
Ans:Isaac Newton

54.Who was the last Tsar of Russia, who was murdered along with all his family by Bolshevik guards?
Ans:Nicholas II

55.What is the more common name for ascorbic acid?
Ans:Vitamin C

56.In computing, what does RAM stand for?
Ans:Random Access Memory

57.By area, what is the largest country in Africa?

58.What American band have released the albums "Out of Time" and "Automatic for the People"?

59. Which country won the football World Cup in 1934 and 1938?

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