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  1. The Mughal emperor Shah Jahan constructed which great mausoleum in the city of Agra to honour the death of his wife during childbirth?
  2. Which Irish boy band topped the UK Album Charts during the 00s with albums such as Coast to Coast and Face to Face?
  3. Which city, named after a British general and prime minister, is the southernmost capital in the world?
  4. Which still-active American Football quarterback has reached three more Superbowls than any other?
  5. Who, in 2009, became the first woman to ever win the Academy Award for Best Director, for her war thriller The Hurt Locker?
  6. Which Dr. Seuss character 'hears a Who'?
  7. Which is the slowest of the four Olympic swimming strokes?
  8. Which Italian volcano infamously destroyed the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum?
  9. In which 1990s film did Tom Cruise famously want you to "show him the money"?
  10. Adolf "Adi" Dassler founded sports company Adidas - which competitor company was founded by his brother Rudolf?
  11. Which prison in Paris was stormed on July 14th, 1789 - an event still celebrated in France today?
  12. With which Portuguese football team did Jose Mourinho win the 2004 Champions League?
  13. The foil, the épee and the sabre are the three disciplines in which Olympic sport?
  14. Which European capital city is known as the City of Light?
  15. Which female pop-artist is (as of 18/11/18) the most followed person on Twitter, with 107 million followers?
  16. South Africa famously lost 34-32 to which Asian nation at the 2015 Rugby World Cup?
  17. Actor George Clooney got his big break on which American medical drama as Dr. Doug Ross?
  18. "Good Airs" or "Fair Winds" are possible translations of which South American city?
  19. What is the nickname of Phil Taylor, 14-time PDC World Darts Champion?
  20. Which city-state of the Middle Ages was formerly led by a "Doge"?
  21.  The Mughal emperor Shah Jahan constructed which great mausoleum in the city of Agra to honour the death of his wife?
  22.  Which Irish boy band topped the UK Album Charts during the 00s with albums such as Coast to Coast and Face to Face?
  23.  Which city, named after a British general and prime minister, is the southernmost capital in the world?
  24.  Which still-active American Football quarterback has reached three more Superbowls than any other?
  25.  Who, in 2009, became the first woman to ever win the Academy Award for Best Director, for her war thriller The Hurt Locker?
  26.  Which Dr. Seuss character 'hears a Who'?
  27.  Which is the slowest of the four Olympic swimming strokes?
  28.  Which Italian volcano infamously destroyed the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum?
  29.  In which 1990s film did Tom Cruise famously want you to "show him the money"?
  30.  Adolf "Adi" Dassler founded sports company Adidas - which competitor company was founded by his brother Rudolf?
  31.  Which prison in Paris was stormed on July 14th, 1789 - an event still celebrated in France today?
  32.  With which Portuguese football team did Jose Mourinho win the 2004 Champions League?
  33.  The foil, the épee and the sabre are the three disciplines in which Olympic sport?
  34.  Which European capital city is known as the City of Light?
  35.  Which female pop-artist is (as of 18/11/18) the most followed person on Twitter, with 107 million followers?
  36.  South Africa famously lost 34-32 to which Asian nation at the 2015 Rugby World Cup?
  37.  Actor George Clooney got his big break on which American medical drama as Dr. Doug Ross?
  38.  "Good Airs" or "Fair Winds" are possible translations of which South American city?
  39.  What is the nickname of Phil Taylor, 14-time PDC World Darts Champion?
  40.  Which Mediterranean city-state of the Middle Ages was formerly led by a "Doge"?
  41.  Which Roman Emperor's common name was derived from the Latin for "little soldier's boots"?
  42.  What practice was officially abolished across the British Empire in 1834, and the United States in 1865?
  43.  On which date over the festive period in 2004 did a magnitude 1 earthquake and subsequent tsunami strike countries surrounding the Indian Ocean rim?
  44.  Mt. Etna is a major volcano on which European island, the largest in the Mediterranean Sea?
  45.  Apart from a brief period with the Washington Wizards, with which team did Michael Jordan remain for the majority of his NBA career?
  46.  Which sailor and explorer was killed by Hawaiian natives in 1779 after attempting to kidnap a tribal chief?
  47.  Which island nation is home to the largest number of Muslims, about 7% of the world's total?
  48.  Which pop-band helped Sweden to its first-ever victory at the Eurovision song contest in 1974?
  49.  Which England striker remains the only player (as of 2019) to have scored a hat-trick in a FIFA World Cup final, after scoring three against in a 4-2 victory against West Germany in 1966?
  50. Mozzarella is a soft Italian cheese traditionally made from the milk of which animal?
  51. At 5642m and over 800m taller than Mont Blanc, which Russian peak is the highest mountain in Europe?
  52. Maximus Decimus Meridius was the title character in which Oscar-winning Ridley Scott movie from the year 2000?
  53. Who are the only 3 football teams to have won the European Cup (Champions League) more than 4 times?
  54. Sir Tim Rice and which English singer wrote the lyrics to the songs of Disney's 1994 film The Lion King?
  55. The Great Sandy Desert is a sandy wilderness in which southern-hemisphere nation?
  56. At the age of 17, who is to this day the youngest person to ever win the FIFA World Cup?
  57. If humans, chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, and orang-utans are "great apes", which family of primate falls into the category of "lesser ape"?
  58. Which American actor has played roles such as Rick Deckard, Henry Jones Jr. and Jack Ryan on the big screen?
  59. Francois Mitterand and Queen Elizabeth II officially opened which major infrastructure project on 6th May 1994?
  60.  From 1808 until 1822, Rio de Janeiro was the temporary capital of which country?
  61. In 2001, which man became the only unseeded tennis player to win the Men's Singles at Wimbledon?
  62. Which dam, named after a US President, spans the Black Canyon of the Colorado River near to the border of Arizona and Nevada?
  63. Robert Oppenheimer was a leading figure in the development of which scientific "device"?
  64. Which country currently (as of 2019) holds the record for most Winter Olympic gold medals ever won?
  65. In 1936, which British monarch became the most recent to abdicate the throne?
  66. Cookiecutter, Bonnethead, and Megamouth are species of what type of marine creature?
  67. In which city did Usain Bolt set the world 100m record in August 2009, with a time of 58 seconds?
  68. The Monument on Pudding Lane in London stands as a commemoration of which event of 1666?
  69. Sirimavo Bandaranaike - the first elected female head of state in the world - served as Prime Minister of which Asian country?
  70.  Mozzarella is a soft Italian cheese traditionally made from the milk of which animal?
  71. Which infamous enemy of Elizabeth I was the mother of her successor, King James I of England?
  72. Mozambique, Cape Verde, and East Timor are all former colonies of which European nation?
  73.  Mozambique, Cape Verde, and East Timor are all former colonies of which European nation?
  74. Which mountain in the east of Turkey is purported to have been the landing place of Noah's Ark?
  75. The Norse adventurer Rollo was the first ruler of which famous Duchy of northern France?
  76. Which school of art was pioneered by painters such as Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque?
  77. Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman both won Oscars for their portrayal of a divorcing couple in which 1979 legal drama film?
  78. Which type of bird was named after a group of islands of the western coast of Africa?
  79. With which state in the American West are Mormons most closely associated?
  80. Which blind singer and pioneer of soul music posthumously received 5 awards at the 2005 Grammy's, following his death the previous year?
  81. In 1917, the British monarch George V changed the family name from Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to begin which new dynasty, in an attempt to avoid any German connotations?
  82. Bohemia, Moravia, and parts of Silesia make up the territory of which modern central-European nation?
  83. How many official languages are there in the United States of America?
  84. Which German striker holds the record for most goals at the FIFA World Cup, with 16 spread across four tournaments?
  85. What is the surname of father-son politicians Pierre and Justin, who were first elected to the position of Canadian Prime Minister some 40 years apart?
  86. Which African country's official name translates into English as "Lion Mountains"?
  87. Bacchus, the Roman god of wine, was analogous to which Greek figure?
  88. Bernardo O'Higgins was an independence leader for which nation in the Americas during the 19th century?
  89. Which legendary film director (1899-1980) is well-known for his cameo roles in 39 of his 52 feature films?
  90. Michael Jordan spent the majority of his NBA career with which Illinois-based basketball franchise?
  91. The 1972 Olympic Games in which city were marred by a terrorist attack targeted at Israeli athletes?
  92. Tanganyika and Zanzibar united in 1964 to become which modern-day African state?
  93. The Gulf of Tonkin incident was a controversial confrontation that helped spark US intervention in which disastrous Asian war?
  94.  Which German striker holds the record for most goals at the FIFA World Cup, with 16 spread across four tournaments?

Questions & Answers

Interactive Quiz

  1. The Mughal emperor Shah Jahan constructed which great mausoleum in the city of Agra to honour the death of his wife during childbirth?
  2. Which Irish boy band topped the UK Album Charts during the 00s with albums such as Coast to Coast and Face to Face?
  3. Which city, named after a British general and prime minister, is the southernmost capital in the world?
  4. Which still-active American Football quarterback has reached three more Superbowls than any other?
  5. Who, in 2009, became the first woman to ever win the Academy Award for Best Director, for her war thriller The Hurt Locker?
  6. Which Dr. Seuss character 'hears a Who'?
  7. Which is the slowest of the four Olympic swimming strokes?
  8. Which Italian volcano infamously destroyed the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum?
  9. In which 1990s film did Tom Cruise famously want you to "show him the money"?
  10. Adolf "Adi" Dassler founded sports company Adidas - which competitor company was founded by his brother Rudolf?
  11. Which prison in Paris was stormed on July 14th, 1789 - an event still celebrated in France today?
  12. With which Portuguese football team did Jose Mourinho win the 2004 Champions League?
  13. The foil, the épee and the sabre are the three disciplines in which Olympic sport?
  14. Which European capital city is known as the City of Light?
  15. Which female pop-artist is (as of 18/11/18) the most followed person on Twitter, with 107 million followers?
  16. South Africa famously lost 34-32 to which Asian nation at the 2015 Rugby World Cup?
  17. Actor George Clooney got his big break on which American medical drama as Dr. Doug Ross?
  18. "Good Airs" or "Fair Winds" are possible translations of which South American city?
  19. What is the nickname of Phil Taylor, 14-time PDC World Darts Champion?
  20. Which city-state of the Middle Ages was formerly led by a "Doge"?
  21.  The Mughal emperor Shah Jahan constructed which great mausoleum in the city of Agra to honour the death of his wife?
    Taj Mahal
  22.  Which Irish boy band topped the UK Album Charts during the 00s with albums such as Coast to Coast and Face to Face?
    Westlife
  23.  Which city, named after a British general and prime minister, is the southernmost capital in the world?
    Wellington (New Zealand)
  24.  Which still-active American Football quarterback has reached three more Superbowls than any other?
    Tom Brady
  25.  Who, in 2009, became the first woman to ever win the Academy Award for Best Director, for her war thriller The Hurt Locker?
    Kathryn Bigelow
  26.  Which Dr. Seuss character 'hears a Who'?
    Horton
  27.  Which is the slowest of the four Olympic swimming strokes?
    Breaststroke
  28.  Which Italian volcano infamously destroyed the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum?
    Mt. Vesuvius
  29.  In which 1990s film did Tom Cruise famously want you to "show him the money"?
    Jerry Maguire
  30.  Adolf "Adi" Dassler founded sports company Adidas - which competitor company was founded by his brother Rudolf?
    Puma
  31.  Which prison in Paris was stormed on July 14th, 1789 - an event still celebrated in France today?
    Bastille
  32.  With which Portuguese football team did Jose Mourinho win the 2004 Champions League?
    Porto
  33.  The foil, the épee and the sabre are the three disciplines in which Olympic sport?
    Fencing
  34.  Which European capital city is known as the City of Light?
    Paris
  35.  Which female pop-artist is (as of 18/11/18) the most followed person on Twitter, with 107 million followers?
    Katy Perry
  36.  South Africa famously lost 34-32 to which Asian nation at the 2015 Rugby World Cup?
    Japan
  37.  Actor George Clooney got his big break on which American medical drama as Dr. Doug Ross?
    E/R
  38.  "Good Airs" or "Fair Winds" are possible translations of which South American city?
    Buenos Aires
  39.  What is the nickname of Phil Taylor, 14-time PDC World Darts Champion?
    The Power
  40.  Which Mediterranean city-state of the Middle Ages was formerly led by a "Doge"?
    Venice
  41.  Which Roman Emperor's common name was derived from the Latin for "little soldier's boots"?
    Caligula
  42.  What practice was officially abolished across the British Empire in 1834, and the United States in 1865?
  43.  On which date over the festive period in 2004 did a magnitude 1 earthquake and subsequent tsunami strike countries surrounding the Indian Ocean rim?
  44.  Mt. Etna is a major volcano on which European island, the largest in the Mediterranean Sea?
  45.  Apart from a brief period with the Washington Wizards, with which team did Michael Jordan remain for the majority of his NBA career?
  46.  Which sailor and explorer was killed by Hawaiian natives in 1779 after attempting to kidnap a tribal chief?
  47.  Which island nation is home to the largest number of Muslims, about 7% of the world's total?
    Indonesia
  48.  Which pop-band helped Sweden to its first-ever victory at the Eurovision song contest in 1974?
    ABBA
  49.  Which England striker remains the only player (as of 2019) to have scored a hat-trick in a FIFA World Cup final, after scoring three against in a 4-2 victory against West Germany in 1966?
    Sir Geoff Hurst
  50. Mozzarella is a soft Italian cheese traditionally made from the milk of which animal?
  51. At 5642m and over 800m taller than Mont Blanc, which Russian peak is the highest mountain in Europe?
  52. Maximus Decimus Meridius was the title character in which Oscar-winning Ridley Scott movie from the year 2000?
  53. Who are the only 3 football teams to have won the European Cup (Champions League) more than 4 times?
  54. Sir Tim Rice and which English singer wrote the lyrics to the songs of Disney's 1994 film The Lion King?
  55. The Great Sandy Desert is a sandy wilderness in which southern-hemisphere nation?
  56. At the age of 17, who is to this day the youngest person to ever win the FIFA World Cup?
  57. If humans, chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, and orang-utans are "great apes", which family of primate falls into the category of "lesser ape"?
  58. Which American actor has played roles such as Rick Deckard, Henry Jones Jr. and Jack Ryan on the big screen?
  59. Francois Mitterand and Queen Elizabeth II officially opened which major infrastructure project on 6th May 1994?
  60.  From 1808 until 1822, Rio de Janeiro was the temporary capital of which country?
  61. In 2001, which man became the only unseeded tennis player to win the Men's Singles at Wimbledon?
  62. Which dam, named after a US President, spans the Black Canyon of the Colorado River near to the border of Arizona and Nevada?
  63. Robert Oppenheimer was a leading figure in the development of which scientific "device"?
  64. Which country currently (as of 2019) holds the record for most Winter Olympic gold medals ever won?
  65. In 1936, which British monarch became the most recent to abdicate the throne?
  66. Cookiecutter, Bonnethead, and Megamouth are species of what type of marine creature?
  67. In which city did Usain Bolt set the world 100m record in August 2009, with a time of 58 seconds?
  68. The Monument on Pudding Lane in London stands as a commemoration of which event of 1666?
  69. Sirimavo Bandaranaike - the first elected female head of state in the world - served as Prime Minister of which Asian country?
  70.  Mozzarella is a soft Italian cheese traditionally made from the milk of which animal?
    (Italian Water) Buffalo
  71. Which infamous enemy of Elizabeth I was the mother of her successor, King James I of England?
  72. Mozambique, Cape Verde, and East Timor are all former colonies of which European nation?
  73.  Mozambique, Cape Verde, and East Timor are all former colonies of which European nation?
    Portugal
  74. Which mountain in the east of Turkey is purported to have been the landing place of Noah's Ark?
  75. The Norse adventurer Rollo was the first ruler of which famous Duchy of northern France?
  76. Which school of art was pioneered by painters such as Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque?
  77. Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman both won Oscars for their portrayal of a divorcing couple in which 1979 legal drama film?
  78. Which type of bird was named after a group of islands of the western coast of Africa?
    (They themselves were named from the Latin for dogs)
  79. With which state in the American West are Mormons most closely associated?
  80. Which blind singer and pioneer of soul music posthumously received 5 awards at the 2005 Grammy's, following his death the previous year?
  81. In 1917, the British monarch George V changed the family name from Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to begin which new dynasty, in an attempt to avoid any German connotations?
  82. Bohemia, Moravia, and parts of Silesia make up the territory of which modern central-European nation?
  83. How many official languages are there in the United States of America?
  84. Which German striker holds the record for most goals at the FIFA World Cup, with 16 spread across four tournaments?
  85. What is the surname of father-son politicians Pierre and Justin, who were first elected to the position of Canadian Prime Minister some 40 years apart?
  86. Which African country's official name translates into English as "Lion Mountains"?
  87. Bacchus, the Roman god of wine, was analogous to which Greek figure?
  88. Bernardo O'Higgins was an independence leader for which nation in the Americas during the 19th century?
  89. Which legendary film director (1899-1980) is well-known for his cameo roles in 39 of his 52 feature films?
  90. Michael Jordan spent the majority of his NBA career with which Illinois-based basketball franchise?
  91. The 1972 Olympic Games in which city were marred by a terrorist attack targeted at Israeli athletes?
  92. Tanganyika and Zanzibar united in 1964 to become which modern-day African state?
  93. The Gulf of Tonkin incident was a controversial confrontation that helped spark US intervention in which disastrous Asian war?
  94.  Which German striker holds the record for most goals at the FIFA World Cup, with 16 spread across four tournaments?
    Miroslav Klose