1. Which gas in the atmosphere absorbs ultraviolet rays?
  2. Who predicted that in the future everyone would have fifteen minutes of fame?
  3. In the music group ZZ Top what is unique about member Frank Beard?
  4. Name these four Vice Presidents of the U.S.A.
    quiz-53-q4-u-s-vice-presidents
  5. In 1978 Bjorn Borg won three of the four so called Grand Slam tournaments, which one did he not win?
  6. One of the most famous classical pieces of music ever written was the 1812 Overture. Who was the composer and which historic event was it celebrating?
  7. The Scoville Heat Scale test measures what?
  8. Name these three Disney Characters and the films that thye appeared in.
    quis-53-q8-disney-characters
  9. Which desert covers parts of Namibia, Botswana and South Africa?
  10. Only six answers required here. Name the six states (and only name ix states) that make up the region known as New England.
  11. Name these four well known millionaires from the world of business.
    quiz-53-q11-business-leaders
  12. In which book did the following poem (excerpt) first appear and who wrote it?
    “Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
    The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
    Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
    The frumious Bandersnatch!”
  13. The Soviet Union only had one recognized president in the entire time of its existence, what was his name?
  14. Name the countries where these four symbols can be found on the national flag.
    quiz-53-q14-symbols-on-flags
  15. In the world of movies, which actress played the character, Ilsa Lund?
  16. who had a worldwide hit in 1987 with a song called Heaven is a Place on Earth?
  17. In the bible how many of each animal did Moses bring onto the Ark?
  18. Four famous football derbies, name the cities where the games take place or where these clubs can be found.
    (I made a small error in the question and the first picture actually involves two cities that are very close together)
    quiz-53-q14-football-derbies
  19. In U.S. History what was the name of the programme where the atomic bomb was developed during World War 2?
  20. Which fictional animated character drives a red car with the registration number 313?
  21. A film will be released soon based on Dan Browne’s book, Inferno. Inferno is the first part of an epic poem from the early part of the 14th century. What is the name of the poem and who wrote it?
  22. These are the actual names of well known celebrities, by what names are they better known as?
    quiz-53-q22-real-names
  1. Which gas in the atmosphere absorbs ultraviolet rays?
    1. Ozone
  2. Who predicted that in the future everyone would have fifteen minutes of fame?
    1. Andy Warhol
  3. In the music group ZZ Top what is unique about member Frank Beard?
    1. He is the only one without a beard.
  4. Name these four Vice Presidents of the U.S.A.
    quiz-53-q4-u-s-vice-presidents

    1. a) Joe Biden b) Dan Quayle c) Richard Nixon d) Gerald Ford
      (½ point each)

  5. In 1978 Bjorn Borg won three of the four so called Grand Slam tournaments, which one did he not win?
    1. Australia (he won it only once in 1974)
  6. One of the most famous classical pieces of music ever written was the 1812 Overture. Who was the composer and which historic event was it celebrating?
    1. It was written by Pyotr Tchaikovskiy and it celebrated the repelling of Napoleons forces from Russia in 1812
      (½ point for the composer and(½ point for the event
      )
  7. The Scoville Heat Scale test measures what?
    1. The spiciness of chili peppers
  8. Name these three Disney Characters and the films that thye appeared in.
    quis-53-q8-disney-characters

    1. a/b) Fairy Godmother from Cinderella c/d) Thumper from Bambi
      e/f) George Darling from Peter Pan
      (½ point each character and ½ point each film)
  9. Which desert covers parts of Namibia, Botswana and South Africa?
    1. Kalahari
  10. Only six answers required here. Name the six states (and only name ix states) that make up the region known as New England.
    1. Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusets, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire
      (½ point each – if they write more than six only mark the first six and take half a point off for each additional answer they write)
  11. Name these four well known millionaires from the world of business.
    quiz-53-q11-business-leaders

    1. a) Richard Branson b) Warren Buffet c) Steve Wozniak d) Carlos Slim Helú
      (½ point each)

  12. In which book did the following poem (excerpt) first appear and who wrote it?
    “Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
    The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
    Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
    The frumious Bandersnatch!”

    1. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
      (½ point each)

  13. The Soviet Union only had one recognized president in the entire time of its existence, what was his name?
    1. Mikhail Gorbachev
  14. Name the countries where these four symbols can be found on the national flag.
    quiz-53-q14-symbols-on-flags

    1. a) Mexico b) India c) Uruguay d) Malta
      (½ point each)

  15. In the world of movies, which actress played the character, Ilsa Lund?
    1. Ingrid Bergman
  16. who had a worldwide hit in 1987 with a song called Heaven is a Place on Earth?
    1. Belinda Carlisle
  17. In the bible how many of each animal did Moses bring onto the Ark?
    1. None (It was Noah who built rhe Ark)
  18. Four famous football derbies, name the cities where the games take place or where these clubs can be found.
    (I made a small error in the question and the first picture actually involves two cities that are very close together)
    quiz-53-q14-football-derbies

    1. a) Dortmund or Gelsenkirchen (Schalke v Dortmund) b) London (West Ham v Millwall
      c) Milan (AC v Inter) d Lisbon (Sporting v Benfica)
      (½ point each)

  19. In U.S. History what was the name of the programme where the atomic bomb was developed during World War 2?
    1. The Manhattan Project
  20. Which fictional animated character drives a red car with the registration number 313?
    1. Donald Duck
  21. A film will be released soon based on Dan Browne’s book, Inferno. Inferno is the first part of an epic poem from the early part of the 14th century. What is the name of the poem and who wrote it?
    1. The Divine Comedy by Dante
      (½ point each)

  22. These are the actual names of well known celebrities, by what names are they better known as?
    quiz-53-q22-real-names

    1. a) Elton John b) Michael Caine c) George Michael d) Martin Sheen e) Ben Kingsley f) Tony Bennett
      (½ point each)