Questions - Answers below
1. Which famous man was known as "Barry O'Bomber" at school due to
his basketball prowess?
2. Francis Rossi and Ronnie Wood have both lost which part of their
3. In 1985, Sting sang guest vocals on which "relatively" best-
selling album for a group of troublemakers?
4. The US state of California borders the Pacific Ocean, the
Mexican state of Baja California and which three other US States?
5. In Greek mythology, who was known as a divine hero, the son of
the ruler of Mount Olympus and the nephew of Amphitryon?
6. Who am I? I was a English poet, novelist and jazz critic and was
offered the Poet Laureateship following the death of John Betjeman,
but declined the post.
7. Canopus, Rigel, Regulus and Procyon are all examples of what?
8. In which country can one find (spell it out) "Agencja Wywiadu",
the Foreign Intelligence Agency
9. What connects the actors Lon Chaney, Charles Laughton and
10. Chemakum, Akkadian, Carian, Illinois, Cumbric and Hadramautic
are all examples of what?
11. Six lists of twenty-one Christian names from both sexes, sorted
alphbetically, each name in each list beginning with a different
letter. Each list is reusd every six years. Explain.
12. Which gemstone is said to be the birthstone for May?
13. The first guide dog training schools were established in which
European country (shortly after World war I)?
14. Cliff Richard entered the Eurovision Song Contest in which year?
15. The following are the nicknames of which famous footballers
(soccer players)? For an extra point per answer, give their
a: Short fat Mueller (Kleiner dicker Mueller)
d: Little Buddha AND Divine Ponytail
e: Asian Maradona
f: Baby-Faced Assassin
16. "Time and Materials" by Robert Hass and "Failure" by Philip
Schultz both won what in 2008?
17. What do kangaroos, anteaters and seahorses all have in common?
18. Where do/did the following ethnic groups live?
a: The Brong
19. Which famous Russian city was called Tsaritsyn between 1598 and
20. Which famous winger (footballer / soccer player) died on the
25th of November, 2005?
1. Barack Obama, US Politician
2. Nasal Septum - part of their nose, due to drug abuse
3. Brothers in Arms - (Dire Straits)
4. Oregon, Nevada, Arizona
5. Heracles (or Hercules)
6. Philip Larkin
7. Bright stars
9. They have all played the hunchback of Notre Dame
10. Extinct languages
11. Hurricane names (in the North Atlantic)
15. Six Answers:
a: Gerd Muller (German)
b: Neil Ruddock (English)
c: Pavel Nedved (Czech)
d: Roberto Baggio (Italian)
e: Ali Karimi (Iranian)
f: Ole Gunnar Solskjar (Norwegian)
16. The Pulitzer prize (for poetry)
17. Pouches to carry their young
18. Six Answers:
a: Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire (formerly Ivory Coast)
b: USA (Columbia River valley in Washington and Oregon)
c: Ukraine, Poland and Slovakia
f: San Marino
19. Volgograd (was also called Stalingrad between 1925 and 1961)
20. George Best