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  1. Psilocybin (pronounced 'sillasybin') is the natural active ingredient of: LSD; Cannabis; Ecstasy; or Magic Mushrooms?
  2. The Swiss-founded Hublot corporation famously provides certain major sports events: Balls; Energy drinks; Timekeeping; or Artificial grass?
  3. The onomatopoeic Greek originating borborygmi refers medically to: Hiccoughs/hiccups; Blisters; Headache; or Stomach rumble?
  4. Which famous ex-premier's wife founded the controversial Omnia legal consultancy, accused of working for repressive nations in the 2010s?
  5. What took place near Brussels, celebrated and re-enacted for its 200th anniversary in June 2015?
  6. Poets' Corner, which commemorates and contains remains of writers, is in which London building?
  7. Name the celebrity entrepreneur who sought to be US Republican presidential candidate in 2015?
  8. Inspired largely by John Calvin, the Hugeunots minorities of the 16th century were: Protestants; Jews; Royal guards; or Chefs?
  9. The piddock (Pholadidae and 'angelwings') is a rock-boring: Bird; Fish; Mollusc; or Goat?
  10. Queen's Club Championship tennis tournament is held annually on grass courts in: Sweden; London; Denmark; or New York?
  11. Which media organization successfully tested its 'mind/thought control' EEG TV/Radio remote control headset in 2015: Fox; Google; BBC; or Sony?
  12. The past tense word 'hove' refers (esp nautically) to the action of: Setting sail/embarking; Running aground; Sinking; or Lifting/hauling?
  13. What famous road began in Chicago, Illinois, ending at Santa Monica, California?
  14. The celeste, which features in Tchaikovsky's 'Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy' (The Nutcracker ballet) is a: Midnight feast; Musical instrument; Sword; or Difficult leaping action?
  15. Meaning ruined due to neglect, spell: Decrepid; Dicrepid; Decreped; or Decrepit?
  16. Amal Clooney is an internationally renowned: Actress; Gymnast; Fashion designer; or Human rights lawyer?
  17. What's the cube-root of 27,000?
  18. Lorelei is a famous 120 rock, and its mermaid-like water spirit, on/associated with which German river?
  19. What term, extending widely metaphorically, refers to the soldiers behind a larger group, especially giving protection while retreating?
  20. Diegesis refers to what in a film, play, story, etc?
  21. 1. A Frankfurter is a type of sausage, and a Hamburger is kind of sandwich - what is a Berliner?
  22. 2. By what name was the city of Volgograd in Russia known from 1925-1961 (before that, it was known as Tsaritsyn)?
  23. 3. Which American won gold medals in the 100m, 200m, long jump and the 4x100m relay at the 1936 Summer Olympics?
  24. 5. In the Looney Tunes cartoons, Taz was which kind of marsupial animal - native to an island state of Australia?
  25. 6. Which post-impressionist painter spent much of his later life in Tahiti and other islands of French Polynesia, producing many of his paintings before his death in 1903?
  26. 7. Lhasa is the capital of which former nation and current autonomous region of south-western China?
  27. 8. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, which rock bands' Greatest Hits is the highest selling album of all time, with over 38 million copies sold?
  28. 9. Tom Hanks won his second Best Actor Oscar in 1994 for Forrest Gump - for which film had he won his first Academy Award the year before?
  29. 10. Which nation is due to host both the next Summer Olympics (2020) and the next Rugby World Cup (2019)?
  30. 11. Which man - the founder of Amazon - leapfrogged Bill Gates to top Forbes 2018 Billionaires List?
  31. 13. Which Siberian lake - the deepest in the world - contains around 22-23% of all of the Earth's fresh surface water, more than all the American great lakes combined?
  32. 14. 3rd in line to the British crown, what is the Duke and Duchess and Cambridge's eldest child called?
  33. 15. In 2018, which country replaced Trinidad and Tobago at the least populated to play at a FIFA World Cup?
  34. 16. In 2004, which film directed by Peter Jackson matched Ben Hur's record of 11 Academy Awards?
  35. 17. In 1972, who became the first American president to ever visit the communist People's Republic of China?
  36. 18. After escaping Elba in 1814, to which island  in the South Atlantic was Napoleon exiled following his defeat at Waterloo?
  37. 19. For the 2002 film The Pianist - which man became the youngest ever Best Actor winner, at the age of just 29?
  38. 20. In the film series, what is the real first name of swashbuckling archaeologist and adventurer known as "Indiana" Jones?
  39. 1. A Frankfurter is a type of sausage, and a Hamburger is kind of sandwich - what is a Berliner?

Questions & Answers

Interactive Quiz

  1. Psilocybin (pronounced 'sillasybin') is the natural active ingredient of: LSD; Cannabis; Ecstasy; or Magic Mushrooms?
    Magic Mushrooms
  2. The Swiss-founded Hublot corporation famously provides certain major sports events: Balls; Energy drinks; Timekeeping; or Artificial grass?
    Timekeeping 
  3. The onomatopoeic Greek originating borborygmi refers medically to: Hiccoughs/hiccups; Blisters; Headache; or Stomach rumble?
    Stomach rumble
  4. Which famous ex-premier's wife founded the controversial Omnia legal consultancy, accused of working for repressive nations in the 2010s?
    Cherie Blair
  5. What took place near Brussels, celebrated and re-enacted for its 200th anniversary in June 2015?
    The Battle of Waterloo
  6. Poets' Corner, which commemorates and contains remains of writers, is in which London building?
    Westminster Abbey
  7. Name the celebrity entrepreneur who sought to be US Republican presidential candidate in 2015?
    Donald Trump
  8. Inspired largely by John Calvin, the Hugeunots minorities of the 16th century were: Protestants; Jews; Royal guards; or Chefs?
    Protestants
  9. The piddock (Pholadidae and 'angelwings') is a rock-boring: Bird; Fish; Mollusc; or Goat?
    Mollusc 
  10. Queen's Club Championship tennis tournament is held annually on grass courts in: Sweden; London; Denmark; or New York?
    London 
  11. Which media organization successfully tested its 'mind/thought control' EEG TV/Radio remote control headset in 2015: Fox; Google; BBC; or Sony?
    BBC 
  12. The past tense word 'hove' refers (esp nautically) to the action of: Setting sail/embarking; Running aground; Sinking; or Lifting/hauling?
    Lifting/hauling 
  13. What famous road began in Chicago, Illinois, ending at Santa Monica, California?
    Route 66
  14. The celeste, which features in Tchaikovsky's 'Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy' (The Nutcracker ballet) is a: Midnight feast; Musical instrument; Sword; or Difficult leaping action?
    Musical instrument 
  15. Meaning ruined due to neglect, spell: Decrepid; Dicrepid; Decreped; or Decrepit?
    Decrepit 
  16. Amal Clooney is an internationally renowned: Actress; Gymnast; Fashion designer; or Human rights lawyer?
    Human rights lawyer
  17. What's the cube-root of 27,000?
    30
  18. Lorelei is a famous 120 rock, and its mermaid-like water spirit, on/associated with which German river?
    Rhine
  19. What term, extending widely metaphorically, refers to the soldiers behind a larger group, especially giving protection while retreating?
    Rearguard
  20. Diegesis refers to what in a film, play, story, etc?
    Cast of characters; Plot; Suspense; or Laughter coefficient? Plot
  21. 1. A Frankfurter is a type of sausage, and a Hamburger is kind of sandwich - what is a Berliner?
  22. 2. By what name was the city of Volgograd in Russia known from 1925-1961 (before that, it was known as Tsaritsyn)?
  23. 3. Which American won gold medals in the 100m, 200m, long jump and the 4x100m relay at the 1936 Summer Olympics?
  24. 5. In the Looney Tunes cartoons, Taz was which kind of marsupial animal - native to an island state of Australia?
  25. 6. Which post-impressionist painter spent much of his later life in Tahiti and other islands of French Polynesia, producing many of his paintings before his death in 1903?
  26. 7. Lhasa is the capital of which former nation and current autonomous region of south-western China?
  27. 8. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, which rock bands' Greatest Hits is the highest selling album of all time, with over 38 million copies sold?
  28. 9. Tom Hanks won his second Best Actor Oscar in 1994 for Forrest Gump - for which film had he won his first Academy Award the year before?
  29. 10. Which nation is due to host both the next Summer Olympics (2020) and the next Rugby World Cup (2019)?
  30. 11. Which man - the founder of Amazon - leapfrogged Bill Gates to top Forbes 2018 Billionaires List?
  31. 13. Which Siberian lake - the deepest in the world - contains around 22-23% of all of the Earth's fresh surface water, more than all the American great lakes combined?
  32. 14. 3rd in line to the British crown, what is the Duke and Duchess and Cambridge's eldest child called?
  33. 15. In 2018, which country replaced Trinidad and Tobago at the least populated to play at a FIFA World Cup?
  34. 16. In 2004, which film directed by Peter Jackson matched Ben Hur's record of 11 Academy Awards?
  35. 17. In 1972, who became the first American president to ever visit the communist People's Republic of China?
  36. 18. After escaping Elba in 1814, to which island  in the South Atlantic was Napoleon exiled following his defeat at Waterloo?
  37. 19. For the 2002 film The Pianist - which man became the youngest ever Best Actor winner, at the age of just 29?
  38. 20. In the film series, what is the real first name of swashbuckling archaeologist and adventurer known as "Indiana" Jones?
  39. 1. A Frankfurter is a type of sausage, and a Hamburger is kind of sandwich - what is a Berliner?
    Donut/Sweet Pastry