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Pub Quiz 18 - Questions - Written by Jim Ackroyd

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Round 1. General Knowledge

  1. Who preceded Harold Wilson as leader of the labour party?

  2. Which English city has the most canals?

  3. How many pounds are there in a hundredweight?

  4. What speed, in miles per hour, is 44 feet per second?

  5. How high in feet is Mt.Kilimanjaro (to the nearest 100 ft)?

  6. In which Southern Ireland county would you find Killarney?

  7. Name the resort, famous for it's boardwalk, in New Jersey USA?

  8. Scotland's Aviemore, is at the heart of which National Park?

  9. What was the name of the fire station and the colour of the watch in TV's London's Burning?

  10. What famous horse race is run at Louisville?

  11. Who won the Oscar for  Best Actress in the 1988 film, The Accused?

  12. What is the capital of Canada's Nova Scotia?

  13. According to Al Capone's business card, what was his trade?

  14. Who became the 1st Tsar of Russia in 1547 ?

  15. Who was appointed 1st Postmaster General in America?

  16. Who became the first black USA Secretary of State?

  17. Who was the 1st black woman to win an Oscar for Best Actress?

  18. Who became 1st woman to serve as US national security adviser?

  19. Who was the 1st female "space tourist," on September 18, 2006, and paid $20 million to ride on the Russian Soyuz TMA-9 capsule?

  20. In which sport did Charlotte Cooper become the 1st woman to win an Olympic Gold Medal?

  21. Annie Taylor, in 1901, aged 64 years at the time, was the 1st woman to do what?

  22. Who was the 1st American, in 1923, to swim across the English Channel?

  23. Who played the lead role in the 1st talking motion picture, "The Jazz Singer"?

  24. Who was the 1st man to fly solo across the Atlantic?

  25. What did Amelia Earhart achieve in 1932?

  26. Is 'Birds Nest Soup' actually made from birds nests?

  27. The Greater rhea is a large South American flightless bird reaching 55 inches in height. Up to 30 eggs are found in a rheas nest. True or False?

  28. The stars you see when you rub your eyes are called what?

  29. A Goldfish kept in a dark room will eventually turn white, True or False?

  30. How many years did it take to build Salisbury Cathedral?


Round 2 - BOXING

  1. By what name was John Sholto-Douglas better known in the boxing world?

  2. What professional sport did American bank robber John Dillinger play?

  3. What degenerative condition does Muhammad Ali suffer from?

  4. Which boxer fought in both ‘The Thriller in Manila’ and ‘The Rumble in The Jungle’?

  5. Which former world heavyweight champion played Sonny Liston in the 2002 film ‘Ali’?

  6. Which German was the first-ever boxer to win the world heavyweight title on a foul?

  7. Which heavyweight boxer launched his ‘Lean Mean Grilling Machine’ in 1995?

  8. Who in 1988 became the first boxer to win world titles at 5 officially recognised weights?

  9. Which weight category comes in between Flyweight and Featherweight?

  10. Which ex-boxer completed the 2003 London Marathon in 6 days, 2 hours and 27 minutes?


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