Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Questions from Sunday 5th March

Current Affairs

Who is the new leader of the Lib Dems?
What is the full name of David Cameron’s new baby
If a gold medal is 3 points, silver 2, and bronze 1, how many points in total did Team GB get at the 2006 Winter Olympics
Under the same criteria, which country got the most points overall?
Who admitted that he wasn’t clever enough to help his son with his maths homework?
Which national newspaper had the headline last week saying “Spies Bugged Diana’s Last Calls”?
Which tennis tournament did Andy Murray win in February?
Which band played at halftime in the 2006 Superbowl
What species of bird was Dick Cheney trying to shoot when he accidentally shot his friend?
Which sitcom is currently being done as a west End play?

Infamous Robberies

Which painting was stolen from the Louvre in August 1911?
What was the name of the policeman who led the investigation into the Great Train Robbery?
At which UK airport did the Brinks Mat gold robbery take place?
What was the name of the Diamond that thieves attempted to steal from the Dome in November 2000? (Millenium Star)
By which nickname was the American bank robber Harry Alonzo Longabaugh, who died in 1908, better known?

People Called Smith

Which person called Smith is the main character in the novel 1984?
Which person called Smith has appeared in the films Death on the Nile, Room with a View and Gosford Park?
Which person called Smith was briefly heavyweight boxing champion of the world in the 1980s?
Which person called Smith is a footballer who started his career with Leeds Utd in 1998?
Which person called Smith is an American singer who has covered songs by Van Morrison and Bruce Springsteen?

General Knowledge

What does a numismatist collect?
Who wrote the nursery rhyme The Owl and the Pussycat
What is the last line of the rhyme that begins One Two, Buckle my Shoe
Which other sport, apart from Tennis, was Fred Perry a world Champion in?
What does the second amendment to the US constitution allow US citizens to do?
How many players are there at the start of The Weakest Link?
Who’s tallest out of Nicholas Lindhurst, Nicholas Cage, and Nikolas Anelka?
In degrees C, what is the normal temperature of the human body?
What is the name for the mythical process of turning other metals into Gold?
How many prime numbers are there between ten and twenty?

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