Week 1 - Questions

These questions should be attempted without the use of reference material or search engines i.e. no cheating and looking up answers. If you do look up an answer because you are curious either leave out the answer or indicate that you did so.

My answer is final in all quizzes, however of you spot a problem in any question please mail me.

  1. What license cost 37 pence when it was abolished in 1988?
  2. Which letters in Scrabble have a value of 2? (marks will be taken off for extra letters)
  3. What are the young of eels called?
  4. In which Olympics did Steve Redgrave win his first Olympic gold medal?
  5. What was Commonwealth day called before 1958?
  6. What word meaning a low pressure belt of surface winds at the equator, can mean a bout of emotional depression?
  7. Who lives at 1313 Mockingbird Heights?
  8. On TV, where would you find Chief Wiggum?
  9. The Who had an entry in the Guinness Book of Records. What for?
  10. Whats the next number in this series and why? 1, 2, 4, 6, 10
  11. What are Mizaru, Mikazaru, and Mazaru?
  12. Which song does the following lyric come from? "Looking for something to help me burn out bright"
  13. Which TV series run first run between 1983-1987 had actors George peppard and Dirk Benedict in it?
  14. What is the last word in the New Testament (English, Gideons version)?
  15. Which element has the highest melting point?