In Ancient Rome, a tepidarium was a room in what kind of building?
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In 1960, who married Antony Armstrong-Jones?
How many sons does the Queen have?
Which politician often has his name prefixed with 'scarecrow-haired, Liverpool-upsetting'?
How did outlaw and bank robber Ned Kelly die?
In legend, werewolves can only be killed by bullets made of what metal?
In March 2009, daredevil Brazilian Pedro Olivia set a record by plunging 35m over the Salto Belo falls in what?
Kayak Click to see the answer
Chatsworth House in Derbyshire is the stately home of which duke?
In 2010, Nigel Farage was re-elected as leader of which political party?
Diana, Princess of Wales, was born in what year?
How did the Boulting brothers find fame in the 20th century?
Apparatchik', meaning loyal political party member, is from what language?
An 1864 Act made it illegal for who to climb chimneys?
In 1902 Mary Anderson invented which motoring item?
David Bryant won the first world championship in which sport?
Catherine of Valois was the wife of which King of England?
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Which real-life person was the subject of T.S.Eliot's play 'Murder in the Cathedral'?
In 2009, who announced he was quitting his Radio 2 Breakfast slot?
Old Rowley' was a nickname for which king?
In 1809, Cabinet members George Canning and Lord Castlereagh did what?
Fought a duel
An 'escalade' was an attack on a castle using what?
In Greek mythology, which Trojan hero killed Achilles?
Who was the official Labour candidate in the 2000 London mayoral election?
Double, double, toil and trouble'' is a line from which Shakespeare play?'
David I became king of which country in 1124?
How old was Eva Peron when she died in 1952?
Which Roman god was married to the goddess Juno?
How did the Nazi's 'Doctor Death', Josef Mengele, die?
Swimming accident Click to see the answer
Eunice Shriver, who died in 2009, was a member of which famous family?
With which organization is Yasser Arafat associated?
Make good use of bad rubbish'' is the motto of which fictional characters?'
In 2012, which prince presented the weather while touring BBC Scotland?
Which Royal House was represented by a red rose?
In British history, when women were first given the vote in 1918, what age did they have to be to be eligible?
In 1979, Saddam Hussein came to power in Iraq. Who came to power in the UK?
Cry 'Havoc!' and let slip the dogs of war'' is a line in which play?'
In 2009, who succeeded Michael Martin as Speaker of the House of Commons?
How did TE Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) die?
Which politician was once a merchant seaman with Cunard?
A 'Loiner' is an inhabitant of which city?
How did the young diarist Anne Frank die?
Complete the line from the film 'Jerry Maguire', 'You had me at...'' what?'
Hindu pilgrims visit such holy cities as Varanasi and Allahabad along what river's banks?
Ganges Click to see the answer
Which political party does MP Caroline Lucas represent?
A 1782 U.S. resolution defined the meaning of some patriotic colors. Which was not defined in that resolution?
Mauve, for fabulousness
How many Royal Parks are there in London?
How old was Elizabeth I when she became Queen?
Defoe's Robinson Crusoe was based upon the real-life adventures of which person?
How did Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin die?
In a plane crash
Bonnie Prince Charlie was also known by what nickname?
Which Roman emperor died at York in 211 AD?
During the US election build up in 2008, which one of the potential candidates was the spouse of a former president?
In the 1970s and 80s, in what capacity was Ron Saunders famous?
In 1981, Ronald Reagan was shot by John Hinckley jr, who was also stalking which actress?
Charles II's mistress, Nell Gwyn, was famous for selling what?
In spring 2009, British woman Sara Campbell set a new world record by diving to what depth with no breathing apparatus?
Chuck Berry, Art Garfunkel and Robert Redford all once had which job?
In 1893, which country became the first to grant women full voting rights?
In Greek myth, who was the messenger of the Gods?
According to the saying, 'A nod's as good as a wink to a...' what?
Dom Perpignan, a name now synonymous with champagne, lived in the 17th century as a what?
Monk Click to see the answer
In a test, 14% of Americans could not identify which country on a map?
In Greek mythology, who was the first woman, who came across a box that she really shouldn't have opened?
How many US states have a name beginning with the letter 'I'?
Which political party was created in 1900?
How was Johanna Leigh better known?
In his Westminster expenses, Douglas Hogg claimed £2,000 for what?
In 1890, the Battle of Wounded Knee took place in which US state?
How old was 'Blues Brother' John Belushi when he died?
In 1982, who broke into the Queen's bedroom?
In 2012 who was elected as the first female President of Costa Rica?
Workers of the world unite; you have nothing to lose but your...'' what?'
Andrew Lloyd Webber, Elton John and Sarah Jessica Parker were all born under which star sign?
Naughty ... but nice'' was a slogan used to advertise what product?'
In American politics, the two main parties are the Democrats and who?
In the 20th century, Edward Heath was leader of which party?
In the 1930s, who famously married Wallis Simpson?
Duke of Windsor
How old was actress Jane Seymour when she gave birth to twins in 1995?
Which reality TV show judge ran the London Marathon in 2008 in a time of 4 hours and 13 minutes?
Ian Fleming named James Bond after an author of what subject matter?
Which politician called for the Human Rights Act to be scrapped in summer 2007?
Henri Charrier is better known by which nickname?
Butterfly Click to see the answer
If a person has the letters F.R.C.V.S. after his name, what is his profession?
Which politician did Alastair Campbell famously describe as 'psychologically flawed'?
The Hay Wain' was painted by which British artist?
I carried a watermelon'' is a line from what 1980s film?'
Who first developed the ideology of fascism?
A 1918 Act of Parliament gave many women over what age the vote?
Carlos Marighela was a 20th century communist revolutionary in which country?
1881's Gunfight at the O.K. Corral was between the Earp brothers and who?
In 1995 Liz Hurley was the face of which cosmetics brand?
How many US states are named after a President?
From which physical impediment did Moses suffer?
Which workers did Arthur Scargill lead in the mid-80s?
At university, David Cameron and George Osborne were members of what club?
In 1964, whose husband was shot by a friend during an argument leaving him permanently paralyzed?
In 2011, which of these couples were the proud parents of three boys and a girl?
Posh and Becks
In 1857 Joseph Gayetty invented which household item?
Disraeli once said that he had 'climbed to the top of the...' what?
In Greek myth, who was the brother of Electra?
Who wrote 'The Communist Manifesto' in 1848?
Which political party does Margaret Becket represent?
In October 1999 the world population reached how many?
Whose chat show returned to our screens in January 2009 after a 3 month absence?
In the 20th century, Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky were arch rivals at what?
Which Tory MP, after having claimed £5K for gardening costs, found activists had dug a 3ft 'ú' sign in his lawn?
Alan Duncan Click to see the answer
In 2012, Ed Miliband admitted that he looked like which character?
In Parliament, who summons the MPs to hear the Queen's Speech?
In 1969, who jointly won an Oscar as Best Actress in a Leading Role with Katharine Hepburn?
Controversial for his meek response to the Holocaust, who was pope through World War II and until 1958?
That's all folks!'' is the self-penned epitaph on whose gravestone?'
Who in 1865 was the first woman to qualify as a doctor in Britain?
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
Dressing him as her maid, Flora MacDonald helped who to escape?
Bonnie Prince Charlie
In the 1960s, what kind of product did Proctor & Gamble name for a suburban street called Pringle Avenue?
In 1620, the 'Mayflower' initially set sail for America from which port?
In British history, in what field are the Pankhurst family and Emily Davison particularly remembered?
Becoming famous in the 60s, which three letters are associated with Crick and Watson?
In British history, which of these monarchs came first?
How old was Lawrence Bragg when he became the youngest person ever to receive a Nobel Prize in 1915?
How old was Florence Nightingale when she died?
90% of Americans consider themselves what?
In 1914 Archduke Franz Ferdinand was heir to the throne of what empire?
Who fronted the band T.Rex?
How old was Jodie Foster when she caused a sensation in the film 'Taxi Driver'?
George Clooney, Grace Jones and Janet Jackson were all born under which star sign?
In February 2012, which Prince qualified as an Apache helicopter pilot?
Which politician quit in 1986 following allegations regarding a prostitute?
Denver is the capital of which U.S. state?
In 1896, who discovered radioactivity in uranium?
Which politician gave his name to an adjective meaning scheming and cunning?
In 1987, German Mathias Rust did what in Moscow's Red Square?
Landed a plane
How many stars appear on the flag of New Zealand?
In history, with what was the name Nicholas Culpeper particularly associated?
Gabriella Calthorpe and Dorith Mous are which of the following?
How many years did Nelson Mandela spend in prison?
How did Gerry Conlon, Paul Hill, Patrick Armstrong and Carole Richardson become known?
The Guildford Four
During the Pope's 2010 UK visit he beatified which 19th century Briton?
Whose catchphrase is 'Eat my shorts'?
In 1965, Mary Quant said 'A woman is as young as her...'
How many seats did the Lib Dems win at the 2010 General Election?
In the 1600s, Pendle in Lancashire became infamous as a home of what?
How did polar explorer Roald Amundsen die?
How old was Margaret Thatcher in 2000?
How old was Einstein when he proposed his Special Theory of Relativity?
Which religious figure's best known teaching is 'The Sermon on the Mount'?
In which field did William Gladstone become famous?
Politics Click to see the answer
In the late 20th century, Steve Wozniak was a key figure in the development of what?
In which decade was the double act Laurel and Hardy formed?
In which Spanish town is there a famous annual bull run?
In the world of music, how is Artist Leon Ivey Jr better known?
In which field did Buzz Aldrin become famous in the 20th century?
In which US state is Miami?
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In what city was Abraham Lincoln assassinated?
In which country is the port of Gdansk?
In which city was Salmon Rushdie born?
In which African country is the city of Timbuktu?
In the 80s, which 'bug' caused Edwina Currie's political career to be put on hold?
In the 70s, who was known as 'Stewpot'?
In which US city was Martin Luther King assassinated?
In which decade was boxer Muhammad Ali born?
In which decade was the Who frontman Roger Daltrey born?
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In what year did the Eiffel Tower open?
In which country was Dr.Barnardo, founder of the children's homes, born?
In which French city was Joan of Arc burned at the stake?
In which Scottish region is the village of Gretna Green?
Dumfries & Galloway
In what year was Hong Kong given back to China?
In what year did Margaret Thatcher become leader of the Conservative Party?
In which country is Rimini?
In what year was the Berlin Wall built?
In the USA what is the equivalent of the Bank of England?
In the row over MPs expenses, who had claimed over £6000 to pay for his brother's cleaner?
In which country was actress Kate Winslet born?
In which decade did oil tycoon and playboy Howard Hughes die?
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In UK political history, what was Ramsey MacDonald the first example of a Labour what?
In what capacity was Gary Gilmore famous in the 1970s?
In what year did Elizabeth I ascend to the throne?
In which country was actor Patrick McGoohan born?
In which country was former Man From UNCLE star David McCallum born?
In the 60s, what were Simon and Garfunkel?
In which English cathedral is King John buried?
In which decade did Tiger Woods win his first golf major?
In which year did Adolf Hitler become Chancellor of Germany?
In the Simpsons, what sort of dog is Santa's Little Helper?
In what year was Prince William born?
In which field was Christian Barnard a famous 20th century figure?
In the same week that the ban was introduced, which politician was 'spoken to' by police for smoking on a train?
In the American War of Independence, British soldiers were known as what?
In which of these years was the philosopher Confucius alive and kicking?
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In which country was actress Gwyneth Paltrow born?
In the years before the First World War, a Dreadnought was a type of what?
In which capacity did Jenny Pitman achieve fame?
Race horse trainer
In which field was David Bedford a household name in the 70s?
In what war did British, French and Ottoman Turkish forces fight Russia?
In the Vatican, what color smoke signals the election of a new pope?
In the song 'American Pie', who does 'Jack Flash' refer to?
In which London park is the famous Speakers' Corner?
In the row over MPs expenses, who was found to have claimed for mock Tudor beams to be fitted to his house?
In which ocean is Easter Island?
In the 70s, who led the human rights group Charter 77?
In which African country is the Serengeti National Park?
In what year was the voting age reduced to 18 in the UK?
In which mountain range is the Roncevaux Pass?
In which concentration camp did the young diarist Anne Frank die?
In what year did the Cuban Missile Crisis occur?
In which field is Harriet Harman a leading figure?
In the American Civil War, General Thomas Jackson had what nickname?
Stonewall Click to see the answer
In which capacity did John Gotti and Charles Luciano become famous?
In which century were British women first allowed the right to vote?
In which decade was NATO formed?
In what decade was the Queen's 'Annus Horribilis''?'
In which country was Ursula Andress born?
In which country was the actor Anthony Quinn born?
In which decade was Sir Anthony Eden prime minister?
In which capacity did Stanley Matthews make his name in the 20th century?
In which field did Marcus Garvey achieve recognition in the 20th century?
In the political abbreviation MEP, what does the 'E' stand for?
In what century was the House of Tudor established in England?
In which country was actress Hedy Lamarr born?
In which field is Frenchman Rene La Salle remembered?
In which decade did Shakin' Stevens have his three number 1 hits?
In which country was fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent born?
In the Muslim world, what does the muezzin do?
Calls the faithful to prayer
In what year was Marie Antoinette guillotined?
In what year did the Queen make her first televised Christmas speech?
In what year was Princess Margaret born?
In which sport is Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo an international star?
In which country did the great Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl die?
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In the late 1940s, Crawfie's memoirs were published with much fanfare. Who was 'Crawfie'?
In which field did Sergei Eisenstein make his name in the early 20th century?
In the 20th century, the Manhattan Project developed the first what?
In which field did Barbara Hulanicki make her name in the 1960s?
In which Indian city is the Taj Mahal?
In what year did George VI die?
In which decade was Terry Waite taken hostage in Lebanon whilst seeking to free others?
In the 20th century, who came between Lady Bird and Betty?
In which field did Rodgers and Hammerstein become household names in the 40s and 50s?
In which news story did Sarah Palin feature most heavily in 2008?
In which district of London would you find Harrods department store?
In the famous saying, 'even a stopped clock is right...'' how often?'
Twice a day
In what year did the Falklands War take place?
In the north of England, what features are known as 'fells'?
In which country was Uri Geller born?
In which field did Blossom Dearie, who died in 2009, make her mark?
In what capacity did Barry Davies and John Motson become household names?
In what year did Tony Blair become Labour Party leader?
In which capacity did Glenn Miller make his name in the 20th century?
Big band leader
In the 80s, how many months were there between the London Stock Exchange's 'Big Bang' and 'Black Monday'?
In what seaside resort was the first Butlins Holiday Camp opened?
In which century were the present Houses of Parliament built?
In what capacity did Italian Tito Gobi achieve fame in the 20th century?
In which field did Fred Trueman become famous in the 20th century?
In the words of a popular expression, what is said to 'justify the means'?
In which county did the Great Train Robbery of 1963 take place?
In which century did Chaucer write the Canterbury Tales?
In which field did Elizabeth Frink make her name in the 20th century?
In what line of work did Spiro Agnew make his name?
In what line of work did Charles Rennie Mackintosh make his name?
In which country are the ruins of the ancient city of Babylon?
In which field did the Kray twins make their name in the 1960s?
In which county would you find Scotney Castle?
In which country is Lake Lucerne?
In which decade was Nelson Mandela finally released from prison?
In which London building are the Crown Jewels kept?
Tower of London
In which field is Spaniard Hernando de Soto remembered?
In which country was actress Vivien Leigh born?
In which ocean can the Seychelles be found?
In which country was the revolutionary Che Guevara born?
In which country was Oscar winning actress Olivia De Havilland born?
In UK political history, what was John Burns the first example of?
Labour Cabinet Minister
In which city is the International Court of Justice?
In which field is German Georg Philipp Telemann remembered?
In which field was Sir Fred Hoyle a prominent figure in the 20th century?
In which US state is Princeton University?
In which country is the most northerly point of mainland Europe?
Lord Lucan disappeared in what decade?
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Lewis Ernest Watts became famous under which name?
Karl Lagerfeld is a big name in which field?
Joanne Woodward married which fellow actor?
Listen carefully. What was permitted by the Supreme Court in Olmstead v. United States?
In which year were both hostages John McCarthy and Terry Waite released?
In which year did/does comedian Billy Connolly turn 60?
2002 Click to see the answer
Knickerbockers were named after a pseudonym of which American writer?
Mark Lester, the child star of the musical film 'Oliver!' is godfather to the children of which of these stars?
Oranjestad is the capital of which Caribbean island?
Jonathan Ross hit the headlines amidst much controversy in 2008. Which of these did he begin presenting in 1997?
The Film Programme
Los Angeles stands on the edge of what desert?
Kinder Scout is the highest point in which National Park?
Madonna and Guy Ritchie got married in which castle?
In which year did Einstein propose his Special Theory of Relativity?
Jason and the Argonauts set out to get the Golden Fleece from which land?
Colchis Click to see the answer
Paddy Ashdown was once a member of which elite military unit?
Special Boat Service
It is claimed that eating mince pies on Christmas Day was banned by who?
Jerry Springer was once the Mayor of which city?
Terry Waite was whose special envoy in the 1980s?
Archbishop of Canterbury
In which year did Sid Vicious, John Wayne and Richard Beckinsale all die?
Jonny Lee Miller was the first husband of which actress?
Margarita Carmen Casino became famous as who?
In which year did Chad Varah found The Samaritans?
John O'Groats is named after the man who obtained the license to run a ferry to Orkney. What nationality was he?
London Zoo is in which park?
La Gomera is in which island group?
Lucus Dominitus Ahenobarbus was better known as who?
Nero Click to see the answer
In which year did J. Edgar Hoover become director of the FBI?
Macbeth was King of Scotland during which century?
mommification in Ancient Egypt included removing the brain through what?
Joe Yule jr is the real name of which actor?
Jennifer Aniston, Oprah Winfrey and John Travolta were all born under which star sign?
Paul Newman died in 2008. In what capacity is he best remembered?
Jerome Silberman is the real name of which comic actor?
Louise Brown will always hold which famous first?
First test tube baby
Kong-Zi is better known as who?
Like Hitchcock, which writer appeared in televised episodes of their stories?
In which year was the actor Sean Connery born?
Margaret Thatcher said 'I am extraordinarily patient, provided...' what?
I get my own way
St Peter Port is the capital of which island?
Marie Tussaud was born in which country?
Ladywood and Edgbaston are constituencies in which city?
Birmingham Click to see the answer
Laura Ashley died in 1985. In what capacity did she achieve fame?
Jonathan Sacks is the head of which faith in the UK?
Other than being an athlete, what was Roger Bannister's profession?
Krishna was killed by hunter who thought he was a deer. Just like Achilles, what was Krishna's weak spot?
Marcus Garvey is considered a prophet by which religious group?
John Hinckley tried to assassinate which US president?
On which sport would you hear Jonathan Agnew commentating?
In which year did Richard Nixon die?
John Wayne was born Marion Robert...?
John Wayne called which film 'The most un-American thing ever.'?
In which year did Thor Heyerdahl sail across the Pacific on a balsa wood raft?
Much in the news in 2008, who became one of Stevenage's most famous sons?
In which year did Queen frontman Freddie Mercury die?
John Profumo held which Cabinet post at the time of the 1963 scandal?
Jennifer Lopez, Madonna and Robert De Niro were all born under which star sign?
In which year did physicist Marie Curie die?
John Grey Gort was prime minister of which country from 1968 to 1971?
On which subject is writer and presenter Barry Norman and expert?
Film Click to see the answer
Jennie Jerome was the mother of which 20th century British Prime Minister?
Jordan and Peter Andre announced they were splitting in May 2009. In which year did they marry?
Italian nun Sister Nobili was in the papers in 2009 talking of her former life as a what?
In which year was Florence Nightingale born?
King Zog abdicated in 1946 as the last king of which country?
Lloret de Mar is the largest resort on which Spanish Costa?
Kate Moss, David Bowie and Tiger Woods were all born under which star sign?
Somerset Maugham described where as 'a sunny place for shady people''?'
That was a great game of golf, fellas' are reputed to be the last words of which great entertainer?
On which river is Paris situated?
Prince William started at which Scottish university in September 2001?
Lake Biwa is the largest freshwater lake in which country?
Prince William graduated from which university in 2005?
Leopold I became the first king of which country in 1831?
Paul Keating and John Howard are former Prime Minsters of which country?
In which year was Richard Nixon elected for a second term?
Linus Pauling and John Cockcroft were famous 20th century figures in which field?
On which island are the holiday resorts of Sliema and Mellieha Bay?
Paul Burrell was formerly butler to which member of the Royal family?
J.G.Ballard, author of the novels 'Empire of the Sun' and 'Crash', died in 2009. What did the J.G. stand for?
Joe Haines wrote whose official biography?
Prince William and Prince Harry attended which public school?
Someone with a grievance is said to have what 'on their shoulder'?
In which year was Lech Walesa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize?
Texas pharmacist Charles Alderton created what soft drink in Waco, Texas, in 1885?