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Dec 19, 2014

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.

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

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    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?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    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?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

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

    stillwords
  4. 4. What is England's largest landlocked county?

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    Wrong! 

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

    ChrisPole
  5. 5. How many Apollo missions landed men on the moon?

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    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"?

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    Wrong! 

    If you work out 4x3x2x1, you get 24!

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  7. 7. Who was Henry VIII's wife at the time of his death?

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    Wrong! 

    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?

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    Wrong! 

    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?

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    Wrong! 

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

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  10. 10. Suharto held the office of president in which large Asian nation?

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    Wrong! 

    It's Indonesia!

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

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    Wrong! 

    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"?

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    Wrong! 

    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?

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    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.

    en.wikipedia.org
  14. 14. Which of these sums is greater?

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    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?

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    Wrong! 

    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?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    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?

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    Wrong! 

    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?

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    Wrong! 

    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?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's Alexandria!

    Baloncici
  20. 20. Which manufacturer makes the car models Qashqai, Juke, and Note?

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    Wrong! 

    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?

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    Wrong! 

    It was the Baggies!

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  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?

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    Wrong! 

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

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  23. 23. Wigan law student John Whaite won which BBC TV contest in 2012?

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    Wrong! 

    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?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

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

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  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?

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    Wrong! 

    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

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    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?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    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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