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History & Geography

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The ‘Backbone of England’ is named after which Italian mountain range?

2

What is a deep fissure in a glacier called?

3

What kind of rocks are on the bottom of the Amazon River?

4

In which 20th century decade was Yorkshire split into four parts?

Science & Nature

5

What is the third state of matter after solid & liquid?

6

Where would you find your metatarsal arches?

7

Who devised the Theory of Relativity?

8

How many standard sized marbles can you put in an empty bag 14 cm in diameter and 8 cm tall?

Language & Literature

9

Who was the Danish storyteller whose fairy tales The Little Mermaid and The Ugly Duckling are still popular all over the world?

10

In which of Dickens’s novels did Uriah Heep appear?

11

What word is always spelled wrongly more than any other word?

12

Spell ‘indefatigable’.

Mathematics

13

How many millimetres in a metre?

14

A new street is built with one hundred new houses, numbered 1 to 100. How many number 9's are required to number all the houses?

15

I am sitting at a table. Ten flies are on the table. With one swat - I kill three flies.
How many flies are left on the table?

16

In cryptology, if K is 11, R is 18, 25 will be?

Sport

17

What is the generic name for track events run between 800 m to 3000 m.

18

What do you serve that you cannot eat?

19

Name the major international multi-sport events where athletes with a physical disability compete.

20

Who was an early sub-4 minute miler born in Huddersfield?

Music

21

In which country is ‘The Sound Of Music’ set?

22

Which bandleader was widely known as the "King of Swing"?

23

What kind of a band doesn't play music?

24

Name either the artist or the song which was 2010’s Christmas number 1 in the UK singles chart.

Art & Entertainment

25

Who is the most successful mystery writer of all time, having written 66 novels, almost 150 short stories, and 16 plays?

26

Who painted The Haywain?

27

Which pair had a friend called Spike?

28

In New York, why can’t you take a photograph of a policeman with a truncheon?

General Knowledge

29

Alfred Nobel initiated the ‘Nobel Peace Prize’ after feeling guilty about what?

30

What does ‘UNESCO’ stand for?

31

Fiona's mother had three children. The first child was named April  and the second was named May. What do you think the third child's name was?

32

What starts with an "e," ends with an "e" and usually contains only one letter?

Common Bonds
In the following puzzle each pair has two common bonds. Both words will be related to the same category (eg cars, flowers, etc) and you must insert the same three letters in the same order into the blanks to complete the word.

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Ch _ _ _ y                 Strawb _ _ _ y

34

_ _ _ es                    Aqu _ _ _ us

35

Ve _ _ _                    Ura _ _ _

36

B _ _ _ ze                  I_ _ _

 

Team Name

 

We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that:
quicksand can work slowly,
boxing rings are square and
a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig,
writers write but fingers don't fing, and
grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham?

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