1. What used to be the currency of Italy?
  2. What is the main component in glass?
  3. Which Japanse car brand did exist from 1932 until 1983?
  4. Which company was establised in the year 1962 by Sam Walton and is one of the biggest employers in the world?
  5. What is the defoliant called that was used in Vietnam?
  6. Australia has the largest reserves of this metal.
  7. What is the population of Australia?
  8. Which goalkeeper was named the Czech Footballer of the Year for six consecutive years between 2008 and 2013?
  9. Jack Dorsey founded which social network in March 2006?
  10. What material do you write with when you write with a pencil?
  11. In 1986 the prime minister of which European country was assassinated on his way home from the cinema with his wife?
  12. What is the book Robinson Crusoe about?
  13. The first day of which battle was the worst day in the history of the British Army, which suffered 60,000 casualties?
  14. Which is the oldest University in the USA?
  15. Which country was first to operate an old age pension scheme?
  16. What was the name of Charles Lindbergh’s plane in which he completed the first non-stop solo trans-Atlantic flight?
  17. Who was the ruler of the USSR from 1917-22?
  18. Which killer was also known as ‘The Whitechapel Murderer’?
  19. Algeria gained its independence from what country in 1962?
  20. Which popular entertainer was inducted into the US army in 1958?
  21. In 1936, Jesse Owens won 4 Gold medals at the Summer Olympics in what city?
  22. Which popular fast food chain restaurant was first opened in 1955?
  23. The first World Cup for Soccer (Football) was held in which country in 1930?
  24. Which famous cyclist admitted to doping in an interview with Oprah?
  25. Who is Julian Assange?
  26. In 2013 Jason Collins became the first active player in a major sport to come out as gay when he discussed his sexuality in a 2013 Sports Illustrated article, what sport does he play?
  27. Which word defined as a self-portrait photograph most notably taken on an electronic device and uploaded onto social media was the Oxford Dictionary’s 2013 Word of the Year?
  28. What type of unmanned aircraft gained much attention in 2013 due to news reports of its use by the United States in places like Pakistan and Afghanistan, despite some form of the technology being used since World War I?
  29. What legendary US festival that hosted over 350,000 fans took place in 1969?
  30. What style of music that emerged in the 1970s featured themes of heavier and louder music and anti-establishment lyrics?
  1. In what year did The Beatles announce that they were disbanding?
  2. Which popular musician bought ATV Music and every Beatles song for $47 million in 1985?
  3. In what year did France perform its last execution by guillotine?
  4. After being taken hostage at the American Embassy in Tehran, Iran in 1979, how long were the hostages held during the Iranian Hostage Crisis?
  5. What did scientists name the nearly complete 3 million year old hominid skeleton that was found in Ethiopia in 1974?

  6. What group began bombing parts of Britain including the Tower of London and the Houses of Parliament in 1974?
  7. In 1990, the most complete skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex was found in South Dakota, what was it named?
  8. In 1998, US President Bill Clinton denied having “sexual relations” with which White House intern?
  9. The first sheep was successfully cloned in 1996, what was the sheep’s name?
  10. An IBM Super Computer beat the Chess Champion Gary Kasparov for the first time in 1996, what was the computer’s name?
  11. In 2004, CBS uncovered the systematic torture of Iraqi prisoners by US troops at what prison?
  12. Which former President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia began his trial for war crimes at the Hague in 2002?
  13. What is a skeleton key?
  14. What is meant by ‘a ship with a skeleton crew’? Also a fort can have a skeleton force to defend it.
  15. Where does the Slovak word ‘flamovat’ come from?
  16. What can you find in the Altamira cave in Spain?
  17. True or false: A city in Spain has the best preserved city wall in the world.
  18. How many cities still have their complete Roman wall?
  19. Is there a desert in Europe?
  20. What do the companies Otis, Kone, Mitsubishi and Schindler all produce?