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Quiz 60 - Questions: A complete Pub Quiz

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Round 1 General Knowledge

1.What organisation did Robert Baden-Powell found in 1908?
2.What code name was given to Nazi Germany's plan to invade Britian during the Second World War?
3.Who said: 'If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman'?
4.The Intu Metrocentre is a shopping centre in which town?
5.What occupational task is carried out by a sawyer?
6.Who owned the Daily Mirror newspaper between 1984 and 1991?
7.In the popular children's nursery rhyme what is Wednesday's child full of?
8.Which country only switched to the modern Gregorian Calendar on January 1, 1927?
9.What is the SI unit of luminous intensity?
10.Genuphobia is the fear of what part of the body?
11.Used to measure the height of horses, how many inches are there in one hand?
12.Who made headlines after cheating in the general knowledge quiz show 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?' in 2001?
13.What letter is represented by a single dot in Morse code?
14.The song 'Send in the Clowns' was written for what musical?
15.Clarence Pier is an amusement pier in which English coastal city?
16.What is the English meaning of the Russian word 'glasnost'?
17.The medical term cutis anserina is better known as what common condition?
18.Who painted 'The Potato Eaters'?
19.Which musical instrument does Bill Clinton play to a very high standard?
20.Apiphobia is the fear of what creatures?

Round 2 Literature

1 - Which twentieth century Welsh poet wrote 'A Child's Christmas in Wales'?
2 - What was Scrooge's first name? Ebenezer

3 Who wrote the Adrian Mole diaries?

4 - Which controversial novel's main characters are Gibreel Farishta and Saladin Chamcha?

5 - Which famous children's book character was created by Michael Bond?

6 - Which famous book title translated means "no place" or "place that does not exist"?

7 - William of Baskerville is the main character of which famous novel, later filmed?

8 - In which novel, first published in 1912, are the main characters called John Clayton and Jane Porter who, eventually, have a son called Jack?

9 - Who wrote Pinocchio?

10 - Miguel de Cervantes died on the 23rd of April 1616 and William Shakespeare died on the 23rd of April 1616. However, they did not die on the same day. Why not?

11 - "Lyrical Ballads" is a collection of poems which first appeared in the year 1798. It was a joint effort by two of England's most famous poets. Which two?

12 - In the poem "The Song of Hiawatha", what is the name of the river?

13 - Which novelist wrote "Miau", "Fortunata y Jacinta", "Torquemada en el purgatorio", and "El amigo manso"?

14 - In "The Taming of the Shrew", what was the name of the girl known as the shrew?

15 - "In truth I know not why I am so sad; it wearies me; you say it wearies you." The opening lines of which Shakespeare play?

16 - Where was Casanova from?

17 - Which author's first names were John Ronald Reuel?

18 - At what age do Adrian Mole's diaries start?

19 - In which novel does the character Major Major Major Major appear?

20 - Which book, published in 1816, was subtitled 'The Modern Prometheus'?

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