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Can You Beat This Mega-Tough General Knowledge Quiz?

All these questions are set by members of the UK's national quiz team, so don't expect them to be easy. Via The Only Quiz Book You Will Ever Need.

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  1. 1. Which well-known pair live at 62 West Wallaby Street, Wigan?

    Danger Mouse and Penfold
    Cosgrave Hall Films
    Wallace and Gromit
    Aardman Animations
    Superted and Spotty
    Siriol Animation
    Tom and Jerry
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's those cheese-loving gadgeteers, Wallace and Gromit!

    It's those cheese-loving gadgeteers, Wallace and Gromit!
    Aardman Animation
  2. 2. What is the sinister common name of Amanita phalloides, the most poisonous of British mushrooms, accounting for at least 90% of fungus-related fatalities?

    Death cap
    Evil cap
    Terror cap
    Terror toad
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the death cap! Make sure you don't end up eating one of those.

    It's the death cap! Make sure you don't end up eating one of those.
    Cucu Remus
  3. 3. Lowenbrau, Hofbrauhaus, Augustinerbrau, Paulaner, Hacker- Pschorr, and Spaten are the "big six" breweries in which city?

    Berlin
    Cologne
    Munich
    Bonn
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Munich! The Bavarian capital is pretty darn excellent for beer.

    It's Munich! The Bavarian capital is pretty darn excellent for beer.
    stillwords
  4. 4. What is England's largest landlocked county?

    Derbyshire
    Oxfordshire
    Staffordshire
    Shropshire
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Shropshire! It has no coastline, but it is pretty.

    It's Shropshire! It has no coastline, but it is pretty.
    ChrisPole
  5. 5. How many Apollo missions landed men on the moon?

    Two
    Five
    Six
    Nine
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's six! They were: Apollo 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17.

    It's six! They were: Apollo 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17.
    3DSculptor
  6. 6. In arithmetic, what is the value of 4! i.e. "four factorial"?

    12
    24
    32
    124
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    If you work out 4x3x2x1, you get 24!

    If you work out 4x3x2x1, you get 24!
    Patrick Smith / BuzzFeed
  7. 7. Who was Henry VIII's wife at the time of his death?

    Catherine Parr
    Catherine of Aragon
    Anne Boleyn
    Jane Seymour
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It was Catherine Parr! She was a bit luckier than some of Henry's previous wives.

    It was Catherine Parr! She was a bit luckier than some of Henry's previous wives.
    tudorhistory.org
  8. 8. In which country will the 2018 Winter Olympics be held?

    Canada
    Germany
    France
    South Korea
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's South Korea! Pyeongchang beat rival bids from France and Germany.

    It's South Korea! Pyeongchang beat rival bids from France and Germany.
    Karl Weatherly
  9. 9. Played by rapper Method Man, Cheese Wagstaff was the last on-screen character to die in which drama series?

    The Sopranos
    Boardwalk Empire
    The Wire
    True Blood
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It was The Wire! And Method Man is really good in it too.

    It was The Wire! And Method Man is really good in it too.
    upload.wikimedia.org
  10. 10. Suharto held the office of president in which large Asian nation?

    Malaysia
    Japan
    Indonesia
    Thailand
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Indonesia!

    It's Indonesia!
    Assawin
  11. 11. Derived from a profession/trade, what is the English equivalent of the German surname Fassbinder/Fassbender?

    Fletcher
    Cooper
    Smith
    Thatcher
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Cooper! Coopers and fassbinders both make barrels.

    It's Cooper! Coopers and fassbinders both make barrels.
    aldegonde
  12. 12. In which city will you find Michelangelo’s famous 17-feet-tall marble sculpture "David"?

    Florence
    Venice
    Turin
    Rome
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's in Florence!

    It's in Florence!
    Franco Visintainer
  13. 13. In which sport was Yani Tseng of Taiwan ranked world No. 1 for 109 consecutive weeks from 2011 to 2013?

    Table tennis
    Squash
    Badminton
    Golf
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    She's a golfer! Tseng was also the youngest golfer, man or woman, to win five major championships.

    This was, admittedly, a pretty tough question.

    She's a golfer! Tseng was also the youngest golfer, man or woman, to win five major championships.
    en.wikipedia.org
  14. 14. Which of these sums is greater?

    3 squared
    2 cubed
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's 3 squared, which is 9 as opposed to 8!

  15. 15. In which city is the vast majority of the political drama Borgen set?

    Malmö
    Gothenberg
    Helsingborg
    Copenhagen
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Copenhagen!

    It's Copenhagen!
    arte.tv
  16. 16. The album Stainless Style by Neon Neon – featuring Gruff Rhys of the Super Furry Animals – is about the rise and fall of which auto industry figure?

    Henry Ford
    John DeLorean
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It was DeLorean! And it's a really good album.

    It was DeLorean! And it's a really good album.
    en.wikipedia.org
  17. 17. Composed of two main islands and with its capital at Basseterre, which is the smallest nation in the Americas?

    St Kitts and Nevis
    Barbados
    The Bahamas
    Turks and Caicos Islands
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's St Kitts and Nevis! It's a very small country.

    It's St Kitts and Nevis! It's a very small country.
    alexis84
  18. 18. In 2012, Joyce Banda was sworn in as which African country’s first female president?

    Mozambique
    Zambia
    Tanzania
    Malawi
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Malawi!

    It's Malawi!
    Serdarbayraktar
  19. 19. In AD828 the relics of St Mark were taken from which city to Venice and placed in the new basilica?

    Alexandria
    Jerusalem
    Rome
    Canterbury
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Alexandria!

    It's Alexandria!
    Baloncici
  20. 20. Which manufacturer makes the car models Qashqai, Juke, and Note?

    Toyota
    Nissan
    Suzuki
    Subaru
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Nissan!

    It's Nissan!
    carbuyer.co.uk
  21. 21. With which team did Manchester United draw 5–5 in Sir Alex Ferguson’s 1,500th and last game in charge?

    Birmingham City
    Liverpool
    West Bromwich Albion
    Aston Villa
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It was the Baggies!

    It was the Baggies!
    Getty Images
  22. 22. Boris Becker contested consecutive Wimbledon men’s singles finals in 1988, 1989, and 1990, winning in 1989. Who was his opponent in all three matches?

    Michael Stich
    Andre Agassi
    Ivan Lendl
    Stefan Edberg
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It was Edberg! He won Wimbledon twice, in 1988 and 1990.

    It was Edberg! He won Wimbledon twice, in 1988 and 1990.
    Flickr: michaelerhardsson
  23. 23. Wigan law student John Whaite won which BBC TV contest in 2012?

    The Great British Bake Off
    The Apprentice
    The Voice
    Pointless
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    He won Bake Off!

    He won Bake Off!
    johnwhaite.com
  24. 24. Which great English scientist, who worked initially as an assistant to Sir Humphry Davy, was commemorated on the Bank of England's £20 note from 1991 to 2001?

    John Dalton
    Isaac Newton
    Francis Crick
    Michael Faraday
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Michael Faraday! A key figure in the development of electromagnetism and chemistry.

    It's Michael Faraday! A key figure in the development of electromagnetism and chemistry.
    commons.wikimedia.org
  25. 25. From its completion in 1981, which British bridge was, for the next 16 years, the longest single-span suspension bridge in the world?

    The Humber Bridge
    The Forth Bridge
    The Hungerford Bridge
    The Clifton Suspension Bridge
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the Humber! Its length was surpassed by Japan's Akashi Kaikyō Bridge in the 1990s.

    It's the Humber! Its length was surpassed by Japan's Akashi Kaikyō Bridge in the 1990s.
    MarkMulhern
  26. 26. Which city’s 15 subway stations include St George’s Cross, St Enoch, Kinning Park, and Buchanan Street? They form the third-oldest underground metro system in the world. 15

    Budapest
    London
    Glasgow
    Buenos Aires
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Glasgow!

    It's Glasgow!
    spt.co.uk
  27. 27. Which veteran British actor, who died in April 2014, played Nikita Khrushchev, Beria, Manuel Noriega, Pope John XXIII, Mussolini, J. Edgar Hoover, and Winston Churchill?

    Richard Attenborough
    Bob Hoskins
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It was Bob Hoskins!

    It was Bob Hoskins!
    Which veteran British actor, who died in April 2014, played Nikita Khrushchev, Beria, Manuel Noriega, Pope John XXIII, Mussolini, J. Edgar Hoover and Winston Churchill?

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