1. HISTORY
    The Great Depression lasted mostly through which decade of the twentieth century
  2. MUSIC
    Born in 1770, which composer suffered from a severe case of tinnitus?
  3. INVENTORS
    Tim Berners Lee is known for inventing what specific thing (answer needs to be specific)?
  4. PICTURESPOLITICAL LEADERS
    Two political leaders from around the world. Name them and the countries that they lead (Note: The first one appeared in the news lately for making a controversial phone call)
  5. ACRONYMS
    the acronym BMI stands for what?
  6. FOOD AND DRINK
    The well-known dish Chili Con Carne has its origins in which country?
  7. TELEVISION
    The alias Heisenberger is used by what character and n which TV show? 
  8. PICTURES – CARS
    Name the model and producer of each of these cars. In the case of Picture B the make and model is the same so name the country where this famous car was produced.

  9. RELIGIOUS BUILDINGS
    The Basilica (or church) in the Vatican where all of the major religious services take place is named after which saint?
  10. GEOGRAPHY
    The River Danube flows through nine countries, name any eight of them. You must list the country where it starts and the country where it enters the sea. Only write down eight countries, do not write down every country in Europe. Only the first eight will be marked and extra countries written down will be penalised by ½ point each)
  11. MOVIES
    Here are still from four movies where Tom Hanks plays real people. Name the four movies.
  12. WHICH CAME FIRST
    Which of these four events came first; Man walks on the moon, The first episode of Star Trek airs on TV, Richard Nixon elected president of the USA, China sends its first manned mission into space?
  13. GEOGRAPHY
    Ascunsion is the capital city of which South American country?
  14. FLAGS
    Name the nationality of the flags where these four symbols can be found?

  15. DRINK
    What two spirits make sex on the beach?
  16. LITERATURE
    Silas, the monk in the book, and film, the Da Vinci Code who punished himself with a selice had what physical feature?
  17. HISTORY In which year, plus or minus 1, did Hitler start an uprising in Munich later called the Beer Hall Putsch?
  18. PICTURES
    Name these four toy companies?

  19. THE BIBLE AND HISTORY
    Who was emperor in Rome when Jesus was born?
  20. ALCOHOL
    According to EU regulations, name one of the two main spices or herbs that should be used in the Scandinavian spirit Aquavit?
  21. MUSIC
    Which classic 1970 heavy metal hit song is also the Cambridge Dictionary’s word of the year 2016?
  22. CARTOON DOUBLES
    Here is one half on three well known cartoon doubles. First name the character you see and then name who is missing. For example if I had a picture of Kermit the Frog you would say Kermit for A and Miss Piggy for B.

 

    1. HISTORY
      The Great Depression lasted mostly through which decade of the twentieth century?

      1. 1930’s
    2. MUSIC
      Born in 1770, which composer suffered from a severe case of tinnitus?

      1. Ludwig Van Beethoven
    3. INVENTORS
      Tim Berners Lee is known for inventing what specific thing (answer needs to be specific)?

      1. The World Wide Web (not the internet, I accepted www)
    4. PICTURESPOLITICAL LEADERS
      Two political leaders from around the world. Name them and the countries that they lead (Note: The first one appeared in the news lately for making a controversial phone call)

      1. a/b) Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan c/d) Erna Solberg Prime Minister of Norway
        ( ½ point for each correct answer, total for this question is 2 poins)
    5. ACRONYMS
      the acronym BMI stands for what?

      1. Body Mass Index
    6. FOOD AND DRINK
      The well-known dish Chili Con Carne has its origins in which country?

      1. The USA
    7. TELEVISION
      The alias Heisenberger is used by what character and n which TV show?

      1. Walter White in Breaking Bad
        ( ½ point for each correct answer, total 1 point for this question)
    8. PICTURES – CARS
      Name the model and producer of each of these cars. In the case of Picture B the make and model is the same so name the country where this famous car was produced.

      1. a/b) Volkswagon Beetle c/d) DeLorean made in the UK (Belfast – It is up to you whether or not to accept Ireland, I would) e/f) Ford Model T
        ( ½ point for each correct answer, total for this question is 3 points)
    9. RELIGIOUS BUILDINGS
      The Basilica (or church) in the Vatican where all of the major religious services take place is named after which saint?

      1. Saint Peter
    10. GEOGRAPHY
      The River Danube flows through nine countries, name any eight of them. You must list the country where it starts and the country where it enters the sea. Only write down eight countries, do not write down every country in Europe. Only the first eight will be marked and extra countries written down will be penalised by ½ point each)

      1. Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania and Ukraine.
        ( ½ point for each correct answer, total 3 points, they only get the extra points if they mention the starting country (Germany) and the ending country (Ukraine) so total four points here)
    11. MOVIES
      Here are still from four movies where Tom Hanks plays real people. Name the four movies.

      1. a) Captain Philips b) Sully c) Bridge of Spies d) Apollo 13
        ( ½ point for every correct answer , total 2 points)
    12. WHICH CAME FIRST
      Which of these four events came first; Man walks on the moon, The first episode of Star Trek airs on TV, Richard Nixon elected president of the USA, China sends its first manned mission into space?

      1. Moon was 1969, Nixon elected 1968, China in Space 2004, Star Trek 1966
    13. GEOGRAPHY
      Ascunsion is the capital city of which South American country?

      1. Paraguay
    14. FLAGS
      Name the nationality of the flags where these four symbols can be found?

      1. A) India b)Mexico c) Lebanon d) Ethiopia, officially changed from the lion logo in 1976
        ( ½ point for each correct answer, 2 points total)
    15. DRINK
      What two spirits make sex on the beach?

      1. Vodka and Peach Snaps
    16. LITERATURE
      Silas, the monk in the book, and film, the Da Vinci Code who punished himself with a selice had what physical feature?

      1. He was albino
    17. HISTORY In which year, plus or minus 1, did Hitler start an uprising in Munich later called the Beer Hall Putsch?
      1. 1923
    18. PICTURES
      Name these four toy companies?

      1. A) Milton Bradley b) Hasbro c) Mattel d) Lego
        ( ½ point for each correct answer, total 2 points)
    19. THE BIBLE AND HISTORY
      Who was emperor in Rome when Jesus was born?

      1. Caesar Augustus
    20. ALCOHOL
      According to EU regulations, name one of the two main spices or herbs that should be used in the Scandinavian spirit Aquavit?

      1. Dill or Caraway (Cumen)
    21. MUSIC
      Which classic 1970 heavy metal hit song is also the Cambridge Dictionary’s word of the year 2016?

      1. Paranoid
    22. CARTOON DOUBLES
      Here is one half on three well known cartoon doubles. First name the character you see and then name who is missing. For example if I had a picture of Kermit the Frog you would say Kermit for A and Miss Piggy for B.

      1. a/b) Obelix and Asterix (Also accept Dogmatix (Idafix in Swedish) Obelix’ dog) c/d) Thompson and Thompson (also accept the Swedish Dupont and Dupond) e/f) Stimpy and Ren
        ( ½ point for each correct answer with a total of 3)