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Christmas Quiz

Sport and games

  1. Who won the 2006 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (Superbike category)?
  2. Which footballer, after being transferred to an Italian club, said he found it difficult to settle because it was “just like a foreign country”?
  3. What are the names of the British mixed doubles badminton pair that won bronze at the Sydney Olympics?
  4. Which former England rugby union captain bragged about snorting cocaine – then claimed afterwards he had been lying?
  5. Which equestrian sport must be played right-handed?

Music, art and literature

  1. “Who’s the black private dick that’s a sex machine to all the chicks?”
  2. Whose Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1 is much more famous under another name?
  3. “Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, ……..” What is the next word in Shakespeare’s Hamlet?
  4. “A school of Victorian artists, often painting literary or historical subjects, generally in a highly sentimental style.” Name the group.
  5. Which performer once recorded the Beach Boys’ “I Can Hear Music” under the name Larry Lurex?

History and current affairs

  1. Who was the first woman to win a seat in the House of Commons?
  2. After which Italian explorer is America named?
  3. A “chad” in the US Presidential election is a piece of paper punched out of the ballot slip. What was it in wartime Britain?
  4. Which member of the shadow Cabinet denied at the end of November 2000 that he was about to quit politics?
  5. Who admitted in court in November 2000 that he had spent £290,000 on flowers in 18 months?

Around the world

  1. Which international airport has the code DXB?
  2. What plant gives tequila its flavour?
  3. In 1958 the USS Nautilus made a famous journey. Where?
  4. What is the northernmost point of the British Isles?
  5. How was the length of the metre originally defined?

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