The Quiz (the hard one)

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Bern’s Christmas quiz

Good luck

1 Which countries men use the most deodorant?   Japan

2 Who played Billy the Kid in The Left Handed Gun?    Paul Newman

3 What was the first credit card?    Diners Club

4 What links Humphry Davie, Michael Faraday, Madam Curie?    Poisoned by chemicals at work

5 Hippophagic society members support what Eating?    horsemeat

6 What did Britain swap Havana for with Spain in 1763?    Florida

7 What is the crime of embracery?     Jury Bribing

8 Which country made the worlds first feature film in  1906?  Australia Story of

Kelly gang

9 Who wrote Gentlemen Prefer Blonds?   Anita Loos

10 What was Norman Bates hobby in Psycho?   Stuffing birds

11 What was Casanovas day job?   Librarian

12 Where is the worlds largest gold depository?   Federal reserve bank


13 Why did the state of Indiana ban Robin Hood in 1953?   Communist – rob rich

14 Angelo Scicilano better known as who?  Charles Atlas

15 How did George II die?  Fell off toilet

16 What did Marlon Brando and George C Scott refuse? Oscars

17 Why was convict 2599 unusual in Pen State prison 1924?  Dog doing life for

killing cat

18 What is 6 inches bigger in Summer? Eiffel tower

19 What two ingredients make the dish angels on horseback? Oysters – wrapped in


20 What was Charles Dickens last (unfinished) novel? Mystery of Edwin


21 Which sea on Earth has no beaches? Sargasso sea

22 Reuben Tice died trying to invent a machine to do what? Dewrinkle prunes

23 De Witt Wallace founded what? Readers Digest

24 Who is the Patron Saint of thieves? St Nicholas

25 According to his business card what job did Al Capone do? Sell second hand


26 Humans are 10,000 times more sexually active that what animal? Rabbits

27 Shirley Schrift became famous as which actress? Shelly Winters

28 In Kansas what can a waiter not do in a teacup (legally)? Serve wine

29 Which country has the smallest birth rate? Vatican

30 Which 1956 film caused riots in cinemas? Rock around the clock

31 Who did the USA buy the Virgin islands from? Denmark

32 Who played the scarecrow in the Wiz (all black wiz of oz)? Michael Jackson

33 What was or is a Waltzing Mathilda? Swagman’s Knapsack

34 Which country was the first to introduce old age pensions?  Germany

35 Which hats became popular with children in 1956?  Davy Crocket

36 Malden Serkiovitch famous as which actor? Karl Malden

37 What is it illegal to pawn in New York? American flag

38 What hospital did Dr Kildare work at?   Blaire General

39 Collective nouns – a smuck of what? Jellyfish

40 Who was Cleopatra’s first husband? Ptolemy Dionysus –

her brother

41 Who was John Dawkins better known as? Artful Dodger

42 Which film star has his statue in Leicester Square? Charlie Chaplin

43 Virginia McMath became famous as which actress? Ginger Rodgers

44 What is the name of Captain Ahab’s ship? Peaquod

45 Roosevelt won the 1932 election – who lost it? Herbert Hoover

46 Who wrote The History of Mr Polly? H G Wells

47 What is the first day of Lent? Ash Wednesday

48 Mr Chips said goodbye – from which fictional school? Brookfield

49 Who buried the treasure on Treasure Island? Captain Flint

50 Which TV series was narrated by Walter Winchell? The Untouchables