“Delacroix’s historical painting and Ivan Aivazovsky’s marine painting appear in which art period, characterized by a picturesque and melancholic atmosphere and an emphasis on the irrational?”,Romanticism

“The main theme of which 1966 film was composed in part to resemble the howling of a coyote? This melody is also used as the leitmotif of the three main characters, with differences in the way it is performed.”,”The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”

“Chronologically located between the First and the Fourth Republic, the Vargas era, part of which is the Estado Novo, is a dictatorship period in the history of which South American country?”,Brazil


“Used in the making of jewellery, an alloy of 90% gold and 10% manganese, nickel or palladium is known as what kind of gold?”,White gold


“Yogyakarta’s Hamengkubawono X, Perak’s Nazrin Shah, Oman’s Haitham bin Tariq, and Brunei’s Hassanal Bolkiah are the only current rulers with what word in their titles?”,Sultan


“Which social network used to assign its users a white egg on a coloured surface as their initial avatar after creating an account? Despite the ownership change, its logo is still a blue bird named Larry.”,Twitter


“What name is more often used for the animal genus Eunectes, which is translated from Greek as a good swimmer? These are large South American snakes from the boa family that have also gained fame in pop culture works.”,Anaconda


“Which NBA team made a record 25 three-pointers in the second game of the Eastern Conference semi-finals in 2016? J.R. Smith led the team with seven, while Kyrie Irving and LeBron James scored four each.”,Cleveland Cavaliers


“The tubular glassy rock fulgurite is formed by a lightning strike, and in some Slavic countries it is also called the rocks of which god?”,Perun


“Which painter is thought to have suffered from borderline personality disorder? In the space of just a few days, he portrayed his friend and probable lover, the violinist Eva Mudocci, both as “a woman as seen by a man in love!”and as a “bloodthirsty, cannibalistic Salome”. “,Edvard Munch


“Third single from the album Aquarium, which eurodance/bubblegum pop song was the subject of Mattel’s lawsuits against MCA Records?”,Barbie Girl



“The only person to win five César Awards for acting, which actress played the starring roles in Camille Claudel, Queen Margot, and The Story of Adèle H.?”,Isabelle Adjani


“Cyaxares was the penultimate and his son Astyages was the final ruler of which monarchy? Cyrus the Great ended his rule, after the occupation of the capital Ecbatana in 549 BCE.”,Median/ Medes

“Probably best known for its vacuum cleaners, which Swedish company is one of the world’s leading home appliance manufacturers? AEG, Frigidaire and Zanussi are just some of its subsidiaries. “,Electrolux


“Which tarot card of the Major Arcana symbolizes the beginning and the end of a person’s life path, and is the only one that has two numbers: 0 and 22?”,Fool


“While, do while, for, foreach and infinite are some of the determinants of which iteration statement in programming languages, which allows the sequential execution of computer code?”,Loop


The ball of which colour is placed exactly in the middle of the table after setting up a game of snooker?,Blue

“As a part of the instinct, or more precisely the id, what is the term for sexual energy in psychoanalysis, from which the feeling of love is derived, that is, the desire to unite with the beloved object?”,Libido

“What Latin phrase is used in certain arts to describe the phenomenon of avoiding empty spaces by adding content that is not directly related to the basic motif or purpose? Such arrangements include Egyptian hieroglyphs, over-crowded Islamic ornamentation, and drawings in the children’s puzzle book Where’s Wally?”,Horror vacui

“Given that the melody is flooded with powerful arpeggios, several piano etudes by which composer have titles such as Torrent, Ocean, and Waterfall?”,Frederic Chopin

He jokingly used the term Yog-Sothothery for his mythology. Which writer invented cosmicism – a philosophical view based on the fear and insignificance of humanity in the face of the unfathomable?,HP Lovecraft

The poster for the documentary Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse features which director?,Francis Ford Coppola

“What type of delicate, light fabric bears poetic names such as bafta hawa (woven air), shabnam (evening dew), and āb-i-ravān (flowing water)? The latter name refers to the fine material from Dhaka, and the fabric itself is named after another Asian city.”,Muslin

“One of the most isolated and the only one to suffer air raids in WWII, which Australian city is also called “the Australian Gateway to Asia” because of its geographical location?”,Darwin

“The fifth instalment of which computer strategy series featured dwarves for the first time? They actually appeared in the expansion as Fortress and thus expanded the existing factions: Haven, Inferno, Necropolis, Academy, Sylvan and Dungeon.”,Heroes of Might and Magic

“It is not a material surface, but a mathematically determined edge area. What is the term, coined by Wolfgang Rindler, for the boundary space around a black hole where the release rate becomes equal to the speed of light in a vacuum?”,Event horizon

“The FIFA ruled that neither national team had violated the rules. At the 1982 World Cup, which two countries “signed the Non-Aggression Pact of Gijón”, that is, they participated in the “Disgrace of Gijón”?”,West Germany and Austria

“The Aztec dog Xolo, the Egyptian god Anubis, the Greek boatman Charon, and even the Grim Reaper are some of the most famous examples. What term refers to any mythological being whose job it is to take the souls of the dead to the afterlife?”,Psychopomp

“Characterized by the absence of obvious continuity, harmony and symmetry with the aim of achieving the impression of fragmentation, Peter Eisenman, Frank Gehry, Rem Koolhaas and Daniel Libeskind marked which postmodern architecture movement?”,Deconstructivism

“In contrast to the syllabic style in which each syllable is sung to the corresponding note, what is the term for the singing technique in which one syllable is sung through several different tones in a continuous sequence?”,Melisma

“Their style consisted of obscure metaphors, hermetic images and avoidance of objective facts. What is the collective name of Chinese poets such as Bei Dao, Guo Cheng, and Yang Lian, who resisted state restrictions on art during the Cultural Revolution?”,Misty Poets

In which television series does the Macro Data Refinement employee sector use computer terminals without an “escape” key?,Severance


“Although it is most often associated with wine, it also includes coffee, tobacco, olive oil, tea, chocolate, chilli peppers, etc. Which Galician term denotes a set of climate factors reflected in the characteristics of the grown culture (soil type, local climate, and others)?”,Terroir

“The fish probably got into it by jumping the rapids of the San Juan River, while the Tipitapa River connects it to the second largest in the country. What Central American tectonic lake is home to the freshwater bull shark?”,Lake Nicaragua

“For example, amino acids, proteins, and sugars possess this property, and it plays a major role in the pharmaceutical industry. What asymmetry property of a molecule is characterized by the inability to coincide with its own mirror variant by displacements or rotations?”,Chirality

“By defeating Royler, Renzo, Ryan and Royce, the MMA fighter Kazushi Sakuraba earned the nickname “the ________ Hunter”. Which family fills in the blank, which, along with the Machado family, developed the Brazilian jiu-jitsu?”,Gracie

“From the Greek word that is translated as to lead out, which term in a broader sense denotes the critical interpretation and analysis of grammatical, legal, and historical texts, and not just religious ones?”,Exegesis

“Before venturing into solo waters as Father John Misty, Josh Tillman was the drummer on the Helplessness Blues album of which indie folk band? In addition to the mentioned band, he also performed with the bands Demon Hunter, Saxon Shore, and Jeffertitti’s Nile, while also contributing to the albums of Post Malone, Kid Cudi and Lady Gaga.”,Fleet Foxes

“Which term in epic poetry signifies the pinnacle of heroic skill and power – often a magnificent fight after which the hero succumbs to wounds? Examples include the ______________ of Diomedes, but also the ______________ of Odysseus when he outsmarts Polyphemus.”,Aristia/ Aristeia

“The achievements were related to contemporary themes: tragic love affairs characterized by a pessimistic worldview, and an expression of the crisis of civil society and anxiety on the eve of the WWII. Which French film movement was marked by Renoir’s The Rules of the Game, Carné’s Children of Paradise, and Vigo’s Atalanta?”,Poetic realism

“For Kievan Rus, it was the first meeting with the Mongols, but also the beginning of the end. On the banks of which river did Genghis Khan’s “dogs of war” Subutai and Jebe overwhelmingly defeat the joint Russian-Cuman army in May 1223?”,Kalka

“They survive only in permafrost, and rising temperatures cause their collapse. Canada’s Tuktoyaktuk Peninsula has about 1,350 of which ice-cored hill formations? “,Pingo

“Which two Polish mathematicians worked out the theorem of paradoxical decomposition, such that a sphere in a standard three-dimensional space can be disassembled into a finite number of smaller parts from which two spheres identical to the original one can be reassembled?”,Stefan Banach and Alfred Tarski

“Which Lithuanian long-distance runner holds seven world records in non-Olympic athletics, such as 100 kilometers and 100 miles, and distances covered in 6, 12 and 24 hours? “,Aleksandr Sorokin

“First mentioned in Plato’s Dialogues, what is the term for the state of mind in which a person, due to lack of will, i.e. the lack of self-control, acts in a harmful way to themselves or others despite good judgment?”,Akrasia

“The World’s largest Book fair takes place in what German city? The central business district of this city is called the “”Bankenviertel””.”,FRANKFURT

“In the 1994 song “”All I wanna do””, which singer tells us that “”Billy likes to peel the labels from his bottles of Bud””?”,Sheryl CROW

“Which demonstration, referred to by a 3-word term, led to the appointment of Mussolini as Prime Minister of Italy in 1922? “,MARCH ON ROME

“In The Godfather III Joey Zasa presents Michael Corleone with an Italian of the Year award named after which inventor? This man, who lived between 1808 and 1889, is credited by some sources as inventing the telephone?”,Antonio MEUCCI

Which Roman military leader of great virtue did Boris Johnson like himself to in his resignation speech of 2022?,CINCINATUS

“Max Born won the 1954 Nobel Prize in Physics for his “”fundamental research in quantum mechanics, especially in the statistical interpretation of the wave function””. Born’s daughter Irene emigrated to Australia in 1954, when her own young daughter was only 5. Who was that daughter? She became so famous she was offered a state funeral by the Australian government.”,Olivia NEWTON-JOHN

“After their success together with The Beach, Danny Boyle joined forces with Alex Garland again in 2007 for which science fiction psychological drama? This movie, starring Cillian Murphy, takes place in the year 2057, with the story following a group of astronauts on a dangerous mission. In 1990 the pop singer Zoe would’ve appreciated this movie on a rainy day. “,SUNSHINE

“What 1936 movie is notable for being the last time that Charlie Chaplin portrayed the Tramp character and for being the first time Chaplin’s voice is heard on film? This movie, which co-starred Chaplin’s then wife Paulette Goddard, is a commentary on the desperate employment and financial conditions many people faced during the Great Depression. Two word answer.”,MODERN TIMES

“Randa Haines may well have been annoyed when which 1986 romantic drama was nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting actress and best screenplay, but she was not nominated at all for Best Director? This movie saw the Best Actress gong going to the youngest winner of that trophy to date – and she was also the first deaf winner.”,CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD

“What was the name of the Belarusian sprinter who accused the authorities of forcing her to compete in certain events at the 2020 Olympics? She was taken to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport against her will, where she refused to board a flight back to Belarus. She was eventually given police protection and granted a humanitarian visa by Poland. “,Krystsina TSIMANOUSKAYA

“Despite being former World Cup Quarter finalists and African cup of nation winners, no club from which West African country has ever won the CAF Champions League? This national team are nicknamed the “”Lions of Teranga”” and their 2022 World cup squad was the only squad not to include any players employed by clubs in their home country.”,SENEGAL

“The actress who played Bree Timmins in Neighbours has a more famous older brother. That man has appeared in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and X-Men: Apocalypse. His most famous role though was in “”The Power of the Dog””, where he received Oscar and BAFTA nominations. What is the shared surname of this acting brother and sister?”,SMIT-MCPHEE

“At the age of 93, who became the oldest actor to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2022? He played David Lo Pan in 1986’s “”Big Trouble in Little China””. This man’s surname was a word used in 19th century China to refer to factories outside of the city walls of Guangzhou, where foreign traders were hosted.”,James HONG

“What 3-word phrase is an expression that can be used to describe Western musical groups who achieve success in a certain Asian country but not necessarily in other parts of the world? The expression is commonly used ironically to mean successful in a limited, potentially comical, oddly specific, or possibly unverifiable way.”,”“BIG IN JAPAN”””

“Fender released a special Stratocaster model in collaboration with Jeff Beck. They’ve also released a signature model named after which Irish guitarist sometimes dubbed “”the best guitarist you’ve never heard of””? This man formed the band “”Taste”” in the 1960s and died in 1995 following liver transplant complications. “,Rory GALLAGHER

“In Birmingham, Alabama, Martin Luther King came up against a brutal and violent police chief. As a white supremacist, this man enforced legal racial segregation and denied civil rights to black citizens, especially during 1963’s Birmingham campaign, led by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Who was he?”,”BULL CONNOR (acc just “”BULL””)”

“2% of the population of Scotland are descended from Italians, who mostly settled in Scotland in the period between 1890 and World War One. Which Scots-Italian co-created the Alan Partridge character and has went on to write and produce shows like “”The Thick of It”” and “”Veep””, and the movie “”The Death of Stalin””?”,Armando IANNUCCI

“Ulrike Meyfarth was the German sportswoman of the year numerous times in the 1980s. In which Athletics discipline did she excel? At the 1972 Olympics she was the youngest ever Gold medal winner to that time in this event, and at the 1984 Olympics she was the oldest Golden medal winner to that point in this event.”,HIGH JUMP

“Which artist, real name Clifford Price, is mentioned for his graffiti in the book Spraycan Art by Henry Chalfant and James Prigoff, which contains several examples of his art? He is better known as a legend on the UK drum and bass scene and for appearing in the 1999 James Bond movie “”The World is not enough”””,GOLDIE

“Liam Gallagher was married to Patsy Kensit between 1997 and 2000. She had previously been married to Jim Kerr of Simple Minds but who was her first husband? This man, a member of Big Audio Dynamite, was the brother of Daisy, a presenter of The Eleven Clock Show, and Terry, a co-founder of Rockstar Games.”,Dan DONOVAN

“Now a Knight of the realm, which actor was one of Fagin’s pickpocketing gang in the original 1960 west end run of Oliver! the musical? His TV credits include “”The Worst Jobs in History””, “”Walking through History””, the dreadful sitcom “”Big Top”” and narrating the fly-on-the-wall documentary “”Airline””.”,Tony ROBINSON

“After passing the Sirens Odysseus sailed through the Straits of Messina where he faced a dangerous whirlpool and a six-headed monster. Can you name either? The sides of the strait were within an arrow-shot of each other, and sailors attempting to avoid one of them would come in reach of the other.”,SCYLLA or CHARYBDIS

“””Whatever happened to ______ ______, that delicate satin draped frame”” sang Frank N. Furter in the Fanfare/ Don’t dream it section of the floor show in The Rocky Horror Picture Show. What early scream queen, best remembered for a 1933 movie, fills the blanks? Her rhyming first and second name are required.”,FAY WRAY

“Located on the northeast grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C., Number One Observatory Circle is the official residence of the vice president of the United States. Congress approved its use for this purpose in 1974 but who became the first US Vice President to live there a few years later?”,Walter MONDALE

“Former James Bond Star George Lazenby was married to which Tennis player between 2002 and 2011? This American woman and regular doubles partner Martina Navratilova are the only women’s doubles pair to have completed the Grand Slam in a calendar year, winning all four major titles in 1984.”,Pam SHRIVER

“Which TV series of recent times with a one-word title follows a group of young graduates competing for permanent positions at Pierpoint & Co, a prestigious investment bank in London? The Daily Mail website took great pleasure in announcing that the first show of series 2 had 3 sex scenes.”,INDUSTRY

“Pixar’s Monsters Inc grossed well over $500m and led to a pre-quel and a TV series. Which veteran actor voiced “”Waternoose”” in Monsters, Inc? This man’s career probably peaked in the early 60s when he was “”Britt”” in The Magnificent Seven and “”Segwick the Manufacturer”” in The Great Escape. “,James COBURN

“For one year in the 1980s Liz Truss lived in Canada as her father had obtained a job at “”Simon Fraser University””. In which Canadian city will you find Simon Fraser uni? This city has the largest Chinatown in Canada. Almost 30 percent of the city’s inhabitants are of Chinese heritage.”,VANCOUVER

“The Titanic was the first ship to include what sort of sporting area? This sport was extremely fashionable amongst bright young things at the time, and the Titanic had a professional on hand to play and coach. Perhaps if she had been around then Heather McKay would have had a game.”,SQUASH court

“Which French businessman was the President of Marseille Football Club between 1986 and 1994, a period in which they won the Champion’s League? It was later revealed that he had been fixing matches. The club were stripped of a league title but not the Champion’s League crown. “,Bernard TAPIE

The 4th Jack the Ripper murder victim was Catherine Eddowes. Hers was the only Ripper murder which didn’t occur in Whitechapel. Her murder occurred in the City of London at what street? The name of this location derives from the fact that it was once the site of a monastery.,MITRE SQUARE

“Neil Gaiman received negative publicity when he travelled from New Zealand to Scotland during the Covid lockdown. This journey followed a breakdown of the relationship with his wife, but they later reconciled. Who is his American singer wife, a member of the Dresden Dolls?”,Amanda PALMER

“Who was Roman empress from 27 BC to AD 14 as the wife of Emperor Augustus Caesar? She was rumored to have been responsible for the deaths of a number of Augustus’ relatives, including his grandson Agrippa Postumus. Augustus eventually adopted her son Tiberius as his heir.”,LIVIA

“The New York Times said that Pixar’s Ratatouille was an almost flawless piece of popular art. Which veteran American actor voiced Django in that movie? In Rambo: First Blood, this man’s character was told by Colonel Trautman that he would need a good supply of body bags.”,Brian DENNEHY

During the Get Back documentary John and Paul have to go to George Harrison’s house in order to talk him into rejoining the band. Can you name either the house Harrison lived at between 1964 and 1970 or the Henley-on-Thames mansion he lived at between 1970 and his death?,KINFAUNS or FRIAR PARK

“One of Brian De Palma’s biggest commercial successes was undoubtedly “”The Untouchables”” (1987). Which Italian was nominated but did not win the Oscar for the best original score on that movie? He would win that prize right at the end of his career for The Hateful Eight.”,Ennio MORRICONE

“What Dean Martin hit contains the lyrics “”Let me tell ya ’bout the stars in the sky, And a girl and a guy, And the way they could kiss, on a night like this””? The title of this song could also pertain to a chat between a parent and a teenager.”,BIRDS AND THE BEES

“What man directed The Lost Boys? He rose to prominence after directing St. Elmo’s Fire, The Lost Boys, and The Client and was selected to replace Tim Burton as director of the Batman franchise. He shares his surname with a man who drives for the Haas F1 team in 2022.”,Joel SCHUMACHER

What was the name of the Irish born hair-dresser who was Freddie Mercury’s partner for the last 7 years of the singer’s life? After Freddie’s death this man relocated to a bungalow in Ireland which they had built for themselves.,Jim HUTTON

“What “”R”” is the rite-of-passage undertaken by adolescents in the Amish community? It usually begins around the age of 16 and lasts until the youth is either baptised or leaves the Amish. The word loosely translates from “”jumping around”” in some German dialects.”,RUMSPRINGA

“In which movie of 1997 did Neil Patrick Harris star alongside Denise Richards, Jake Busey and Clancy Brown? In this movie humans in a fascist, militaristic future wage war with giant alien bugs. Sarah Brightman might have fallen in love with him in this movie.”,STARSHIP TROOPERS

“Jeff Beck was great friends with Stevie Wonder and worked with Wonder on which of his early 1970s US number ones which also won two Grammys? The chorus of this song contains the lines “”When you believe in things That you don’t understand, Then you suffer””.”,SUPERSTITION

“Farah Fawcett left her art collection to the University of Texas in her will. On receiving it they found that an Andy Warhol painting was missing. After a legal battle, courts decided the painting belonged to what man, the father of Fawcett’s only child?”,Ryan O’NEAL

The former Northern Ireland secretary Conor Burns gave Boris Johnson a firm defence during partygate. What 3-word term did he use to describe the way parting had been forced upon poor Boris during the lockdown? The phrase was widely riducled in the media.,”””AMBUSHED BY CAKE”””

“Which South Korean automaker, who specialises in SUVs and Pick Up trucks, currently has models including the Torres and the Tivoli? This company’s current logo is a stylized image of two wings, forming an open ring, symbolizing the dragon? “,SSANGYONG

“Which lively and somewhat risqué show tune, reminiscent of music hall tunes, opens Act 2 of Oliver!? Sung by Nancy and the crowd at the “”Three Cripples”” tavern, it contains the line “”There’s a little ditty, they’re singing in the city””.”,OOM PAH PAH

A Hungarian parliament was meeting in the city of Pressburg when news reached them of the 1848 French revolution. How is the city of Pressburg known today? This is the only capital city in the world which borders two sovereign states.,BRATISLAVA

“The British Science fiction TV series “”Blakes 7″” was created and written by what man? The same man created the Daleks and Davros for Dr Who.”,Terry NATION

Aaron Sorkin wrote and directed which 2021 biographical drama which was nominated for 3 Oscars? The movie looked at a period in the life of a woman who at another time was instrumental in the early success of Star Trek.,BEING THE RICARDOS

Wallace (Wally) was the brother of Theodore Cleaver in which black and white US sitcom of the 50s and 60s? Repeats have meant this show has remained popular in the USA ever since. This 4-word answer includes the name of an animal.,LEAVE IT TO BEAVER

“At the 2021 Grammy Awards, which Phoebe Bridgers song was nominated for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song? This song shares its name with a Japanese city which was chosen in 794 as the seat of Japan’s imperial court by Emperor Kanmu.”,KYOTO

“In 2002, which musician won 3 Grammys (Song of the Year, Best R&B Song, and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance) for her debut single that was part of the album Songs in A Minor? Her movie debut came 4 years later as part of an ensemble cast in the 2006 film Smokin’ Aces. “,Alicia Keys

“Which peak is the highest in Canada and the second-highest in North America? Named after the founder of the Geological Survey of Canada, it is considered to have the largest base circumference of any non-volcanic mountain on Earth.”,Mt. Logan

“The national flag of which country features a black trident head, with the lower part severed to indicate the break of this republic’s status as a colony of the United Kingdom in 1966? While its two ultramarine stripes represent the sea and the sky, the gold stripe represents its sand and beaches.”,Barbados

“Which 2022 TV series produced by Marvel Studios is about Steven Grant, who works at the souvenir shop of an ancient history museum in London? He has Dissociative Identity Disorder and is introduced to his mercenary alter ego Marc Spector.”,Moon Knight

“Which Mesoamerican civilisation depicted their various shaman-kings in jaguar skins and headdress and left behind several figurines that closely resemble the Marvel character Black Panther? It flourished for over a thousand years until 400 BCE in the modern-day Mexican states of Veracruz and Tabasco and its major sites include San Lorenzo, La Venta, and Tres Zapotes. “,Olmec

“Goethe presented his views on the nature of colours in Zur Farbenlehre (Theory of Colour), a critique of Newton’s 1704 work Opticks. Which English painter was greatly influenced by this work towards the end of his career? In 1843, this ‘master of light’ exhibited a painting titled Light and Colour (Goethe’s Theory) – The Morning After the Deluge – Moses Writing the Book of Genesis.”,J. M. W. Turner

“When Street Food: Latin America visited Colombia, one of the featured dishes was one consisting of a stuffed dough of nixtamalised corn, steamed in a corn husk or banana leaf. Which dish deriving its name from a Nahuatl word meaning “”wrapped””? “,Tamale

“Which 1983 novel starts with a cat named Church dying, and then being resurrected in a place that is misspelt by the children of the town? The author wrote this book in an attempted re-telling of The Monkey’s Paw (1902), a short story by W. W. Jacobs about Oriental mysticism and the consequences of wishes.”,Pet Sematary by Stephen King

“The 2023 Grammy Awards will be the first to feature a category for Best Video Game Soundtrack. One of the nominees is the Vanguard edition of a popular game series, ditching modern warfare and featuring tracks like Operation Tonga, Hunt in Stalingrad and Light of Al Alamein. Which game series published by Activision is this?”,Call of Duty

“Which country served as Hergé’s primary inspiration for the ‘Kingdom of the Black Pelican’ – Syldavia in the Tintin comics? The nickname is fitting considering Lake Skadar, at the border of this country and Albania, is the largest resort of pelicans in Europe. Fans of the series have also found illustrations in King Ottokar’s Sceptre to resemble towns in the Bay of Kotor.”,Montenegro

“From Mao to Mozart: _____ _____ (5,5) in China is a documentary film about the entry of Western culture into China. It portrays the 1979 tour of China of _____ _____ (5,5), the first American musician in a long while to collaborate with Chinese ensembles. Which violinist is the serious subject of this film, which won the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 1980? “,Isaac Stern

“Name the current President of Chile who assumed office in March 2022 at the age of 36. An active leader in student-led resistance movements, he is the youngest president in the country’s history and the second youngest state leader in the world.”,Gabriel Boric

“In Buddhism, which redemptive figure is predicted to rise to teach enlightenment in the next age? Buddha predicted his teaching will be lost after 5000 years of his preaching and this Bodhisattva is believed to be his successor. “,Maitreya

Identify this TV show based on a paperback thriller series written by an author who chose his pseudonym so that his books would end up stacked between Chandler and Christie. The first season follows the titular drifter and his attempts to solve his brother’s murder. (Fig),Reacher

“Which bird (8,7) found in the Subantarctic region is depicted on the coat of arms of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands? The ________ _______ (8,7) got its name due to its crest’s resemblance to feathered hats donned by men who were part of a highly excessive fashion subculture of the 18th century. “,Macaroni penguin

“Known to the French as Le Papillon Belle-Dame, Vanessa cardui is the most widespread of all butterfly species. Each year, it spreads northwards from the desert fringes of North Africa, the Middle East, and central Asia, recolonising mainland Europe and reaching Britain and Ireland. Name this butterfly species. “,Painted Lady

“The crowdsourced logo of Iran Air features a legendary Persian bird that was always in flight and never rested. The airline operates a ____ (4) Aviation Training Center, has owned the ____ (4) Hotel Group, and is domestically known by the bird’s name. Fill in the blank. “,Huma/ Homa

“The World Athlete of the Year is an annual award presented to the best performer across disciplines. In 2022, it was awarded to which athlete who set four world records in the calendar year while becoming the first woman to break the 51 second barrier in the 400 metres hurdles? She is the current Olympic gold medal holder in the event. “,Sydney McLaughlin

“The main villain in season 4 of Stranger Things is dubbed ‘Vecna’, whose name is a tribute to the author Jack Vance. His collection of stories The Dying Earth is said to have inspired a creation first published by the Hasbro subsidiary Tactical Studies Rules in 1974. What creation, that has in turn been a major influence on Stranger Things?”,Dungeons & Dragons

“In her 2019 series titled Leaking Lines, Reena Kallat depicts tense borders and fortifications to appear like charred fissures on the surface of the paper. Identify this 2900 km demarcation line, which was drawn by an ill-informed British lawyer over a period of 5 weeks. It led to a violent partition of 450,000 sq. km of territory with 88 million people between two countries. “,Radcliffe Line

“Which song by Joy Division, released as a non-album single in 1980, has been reimagined as this pulp book cover? Its lyrics are inspired by Ian Curtis’s struggles with epilepsy and was only released a month after his death. “,Love Will Tear Us Apart

“The demons Madhu and Kaitabha once stole the Vedas from Brahma. Following this, Vishnu took the form of which horse-headed divine being to retrieve the Vedas from the bottom of the ocean? This form of Vishnu is worshipped as the god of knowledge and wisdom.”,Hayagriva

“On the wall of the childhood home of Princess Carolyn, BoJack’s agent and ex, is a work by a 20th century American painter known as the “”painter of light””. Which painter of popular realistic, pastoral, and idyllic subjects and notable for the mass marketing of his work as printed reproductions? “,Thomas Kinkade

This 1999 trance instrumental is used in a trolling practice where various songs are often falsely identified as this instrumental within comment sections on Twitch and YouTube. The number continues to remain relevant as pump-up music at sporting events. Which single by a Finnish DJ? ,Sandstorm by Darude

“Identify this natural beauty oil extracted from the kernels of certain trees prevalent in Rwanda and Uganda. Its antioxidant-rich oil is used to treat dry skin and the tree gets its name from the Tamil word for ‘twisted pod’. All parts of this tree are useful, including its leaves which are freeze-dried and marketed in powder or capsule form as a ‘superfood’. “,Moringa Oil (Accept: Drumstick tree or Horseradish tree or Benzolive tree)

“In 1848, which French physicist based on Wheatstone’s method used, not a rotating mirror, but a toothed wheel apparatus and estimated the speed of light in air to be 313,300 kilometres per second? He was the first to describe the use of a capacitor or condensor and was involved in the (independent) discovery of the Doppler effect.”,Hippolyte Fizeau

“Which Javanese Hindu-Buddhist empire that existed from 1293 to 1527 is considered to have set the precedent for Indonesia’s modern boundaries? One of the last major Hindu empires of the region, it reached its zenith under Hayam Wuruk, who reigned from modern-day Trowulan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. “,Majapahit/ Wilwatikta

“Called “”the British Mayakovsky”” by Kenneth Tynan, which anti-war poet – the foremost exponent of the so-called anti-Bomb movement – had his poem “”Human Beings”” voted as the one people would most like to see launched into space?”,Adrian MITCHELL

“Its name meaning “”black sand””, what is the name of the desert which forms roughly 70% of the area of Turkmenistan?”,KARAKUM

“The phrase “”jumping the shark””, referring to the point at which something passes its peak and no longer warrants the attention it receives, originates from an episode of which US sitcom in which a main character jumps over a shark while on waterskis?”,HAPPY DAYS

Which 2010 film is based on Ben Mezrich’s book The Accidental Billionaires?,The SOCIAL NETWORK

Which marginal sea of the north-western Atlantic Ocean separates the mainland of north-eastern Canada from Greenland? ,LABRADOR Sea

“In June 1992, which US TV show presenter and actor said “”It’s nice to see a Democrat blow something besides the election”” after Bill Clinton played saxophone on his show?”,Arsenio HALL

“Loosely based on the 1895 novel Halma by Benito Pérez Galdós, which 1961 Luis Buñuel film features a scene in which a group of drunken beggars re-enact Leonardo’s The Last Supper?”,VIRIDIANA

Notable models of which Italian luxury watchmaker include the Luminor and Radiomir,PANERAI

“Fought in Gascony in July 1453, which battle – a decisive French victory – is considered to have marked the end of the Hundred Years’ War?”,CASTILLON

“First identified by robotics professor Masahiro Mori in 1970, what term in aesthetics refers to the hypothesised relationship between the degree of an object’s resemblance to a human being and the emotional response to such an object, with examples including robots and life-like dolls?”,UNCANNY VALLEY

“Which “”Fragonard of the shoe”” is credited with inventing the stiletto heel and designed Elizabeth II’s coronation shoes?”,Roger VIVIER

“Gennaro Lombardi, an Italian immigrant, opened the first type of what outlet in the USA in Manhattan in 1905, where the original store remains open to this day?”,PIZZERIA

“In 2012, which became the first automobile manufacturer to manufacture more than ten million vehicles a year?”,TOYOTA

Biyelgee is a unique form of dance practised by people of which ethnic group?,MONGOLS

“André Lange, Kevin Kuske, and Eugenio Monti are all successful Olympic competitors of what winter sport?”,BOBSLEIGH

“Farleys House near Chiddingly in East Sussex was once the residence of photographer Lee Miller and her husband, an artist associated with the surrealists. What was his name?”,Roland PENROSE

Volumnia is the mother of which Shakespearean title character?,CORIOLANUS

“Between 1947 and 1957, Joseph McCarthy was a senator for which US state?”,WISCONSIN

What colour dot appears on the fastest ball used in squash?,BLUE

“Which psychiatrist introduced and popularised some of the best-known concepts in the discipline, such as the collective unconscious, archetypal phenomena, and introversion and extroversion?”,Carl JUNG

“The hoiho, or tarakaka, is a creature native to New Zealand – it is perhaps more commonly known as the yellow-eyed what?”,PENGUIN

Which walnut-shaped moon of Saturn is the largest body in the Solar System known not to be in hydrostatic equilibrium?,IAPETUS

“The narrator, Florent-Claude Labrouste, is a depressed agricultural scientist who lives in a Parisian apartment block, the Tour Totem – what is the title of Michel Houellebecq’s 2019 novel?”,SEROTONIN

“Created by the baseball manufacturer Rawlings in 1957, which award is given annually to the Major League Baseball players judged to have exhibited superb defensive qualities?”,GOLD GLOVE

The Aïr Mountains are located in which African country?,NIGER

“In 1934, which became the first African country to qualify for the World Cup finals tournament?”,EGYPT

“Which 1964 painting by René Magritte depicts a man wearing a bowler hat, with his face obstructed by an apple which is seemingly floating in mid-air? “,The Son of Man

“What is the name of the yoghurt-based dip, made with cucumbers, garlic, and olive oil, that is used in Greek cuisine?”,Tzatziki

“The capital of the Canadian province of British Columbia, Victoria, lies on which island that shares its name with a nearby major city?”,Vancouver Island

“The Psycho Killers, This Must Be the Band, and HeartByrne are a few of the tribute bands who cover the songs of what American post-punk band?”,Talking Heads

“One of the greatest attacking trios the Bundesliga has seen in recent times was that of Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben and which Polish striker at Bayern Munich? He was controversially beaten to the Ballon D’Or in 2021 despite incredible back-to-back seasons with Bayern.”,Robert Lewandowski

“Which now-infamous man, one of the most influential figures in the government of Nazi Germany, was head of the Schutzstaffel, or SS, from 1929 until 1945?”,Heinrich Himmler

“What Mexican poet, who prominently supported leftist causes, was known for the poetry collection Luna silvestre and the epic poem Piedra de Sol (The Sun Stone)?”,Octavio Paz

“They Might Be Giant’s ‘Boss of Me’ was the theme to which sitcom, which ran from 2000-2006 on Fox?”,Malcolm in the Middle

Which geological era of the Palaeozoic takes its name from a county in southwest England? It is often known as the “age of fishes.”,Devonian

Which ferryman is responsible for transporting newly deceased souls across the River Styx in Classical Greek mythology?,Charon

“Influential in the history of dance music, which 1987 track became the only hit for MARRS, the recording collective comprised of the groups AR Kane and Colourbox?”,Pump Up the Volume

“Which Australian racecourse hosts the Melbourne Cup and the Victoria Derby? Opened in 1840, the track is shaped “”not unlike a pear”” and has a 1200m straight known as the ‘Straight Six’. “,Flemington Racecourse

“What gentian root-flavored soda perhaps most popular in Maine has given its name to a complimentary noun with the same rough meaning as “”spunk””?”,Moxie

“Nietzsche would reuse his “God is dead” statement in a four-part work written from 1883 to 1885, in which the title person is an Iranian prophet who is traditionally said to have lived millennia ago and who founded a religion that still exists. Which prophet?”,Zarathustra or Zoroaster

“Which phase of the menstrual cycle, lasting from days 14-28, is characterised by (among other things) changes to the endometrium to promote the implantation of an egg? “,Luteal

“Which coastal city of Western Australia gives its name to the so-called Doctor, a cooling afternoon sea breeze that occurs during the summer months?”,Fremantle

What Brazilian critical pedagogy advocate once led a program that taught sugarcane harvesters to read and write in under two months? His best-known work is “Pedagogy of the Oppressed”.,Paulo Freire

“Which of the major Impressionists was born in Paris in 1839 to British parents and retained British citizenship despite spending most of his life in the country of his birth? Sometimes nicknamed ‘the English Impressionist’, he is best-known for his depictions of the river Thames, particularly in the area around Hampton Court.”,Alfred Sisley

“Shinya Tsukamoto rose to international fame for his work directing what 1989 body horror? The film begins with an ordinary Japanese man hitting and killing another man with his car, only to find his body gradually transforming into scrap metal.”,Tetsuo: The Iron Man

Wolfgang Beltracchi is the most financially successful forger. In 2006 he tried to sell the painting Nature Morte which he claimed was painted by which French artist of The City? This man’s personal form of Cubism was nicknamed ‘Tubism’. ,Fernand Léger

“The soundtrack for the Marvel film ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ was released as ‘Awesome Mix Vol 1’ – the first track on the album was a cover of the BJ Thomas track ‘Hooked On A Feeling’, released by which rock band? It topped the Billboard chart in 1974.”,Blue Swede

“Which former national capital located on the Ébrié Lagoon was connected to the sea in 1951 by the Vridi Canal, enabling it to become an important sea port? It lost its status as national capital in 1983 during the rule of President Félix Houphouët-Boigny but has been officially designated its country’s “economic capital”.”,Abidjan

“In the mid-14th century, Jewish communities were falsely blamed for outbreaks of Black Death in Europe leading to a series of pogroms. Among the most infamous of these massacres occurred on Valentine’s Day, 1349 when hundreds of Jewish people were publicly burnt to death in which free imperial city in Alsace?”,Strasbourg

“In 1743, the new Bourbon King Charles of Spain and his wife, Queen Maria Amalia of Saxony, founded which porcelain factory near Naples known for its production of elegant figurines and vases with intricate floral designs? The factory was intended to emulate the success of the Meissen factory that had been founded by the Queen’s grandfather.”,Capodimonte

“What type of WWE match, with a four-word name, takes place inside a six-metre-high steel cage structure? A 1998 edition of this match featured one of the most famous moments in the company’s history, when Undertaker threw Mankind from the roof of the structure onto a ringside table. “,Hell in a Cell

Which Argentine pianist made the first recording of Beethoven’s first piano concerto on period instruments? She recorded several Beethoven sonatas in her earlier career but has rarely performed them live because she gave up solo performances in 1981 due to feeling lonely on stage.,Martha Argerich

“Which franchise of 2-D fighting games debuted in 2008 as a spiritual successor to Guilty Gear? Jin Kisaragi, Noel Vermillion, and Rachel Alucard are the only characters to appear in all seven games in this series. “,BlazBlue

Which five-syllable Japanese word is used in traditional Japanese literature for longer narratives similar to epic novels? This is the word translated into English as “Tale” in the titles of works such as The Tale of Genji or The Tale of the Heike.,Monogatari

“Hyperbolic geometry is often called [BLANK] geometry or Bolyai-[BLANK] geometry after which Russian “Copernicus of geometry” who, in 1829, became the first person to publish details of a fully developed non-Euclidean geometry?”,Nikolay Lobachevsky

The name of which country is derived from the fact that the native stilt-houses built on Lake Maracaibo there reminded explorers of buildings in a similarly wet European city-state?,Venezuela

FINA is the highest governing body for all aquatic sports. What single word do the letters ‘NA’ stand for in this acronym?,Natation

“Which Disney+ show had a different theme song for each episode, with each one of them being a clever pastiche of iconic 20th century TV theme tunes?”,Wandavision

“Beethoven’s 3rd Symphony in E-flat major is considered a landmark in the transition between the Classical and the Romantic era. It was initially dedicated to Napoleon Bonaparte, but this was undone by Beethoven when Napolean declared himself emperor. By what popular name is this symphony called, a name which has valorous connotations owing to the triumphal feeling that the E-flat major key evokes?”,Eroica

Which prominent Apache leader and medicine man died after being thrown from his horse and laying in the cold until he contracted pneumonia? He is immortalised in an expression for exhilaration through World War II cries by American paratroopers.,Geronimo

Kealakekua Bay on Hawaii is a conservation site dedicated to corals and dolphins. A small plot of land on this bay is owned by the United Kingdom after the then-independent nation of Hawaii deeded it outright to the British government in 1877. This is due to the presence of a memorial dedicated to which well-traveled Brit who died here in 1779?,Captain James Cook

“Often categorized among the greatest Indian novels of all time, which Booker-prize winning 2008 work is written in the form of letters from an Indian villager over seven consecutive nights to the Chinese premier, Wen Jiabao?”,The White Tiger

“A traditional Japanese tea ceremony or chadō, one of Japan’s classical arts of refinement, typically involves the preparation of finely ground powder of which specially grown and processed green tea? Today, one can even get ice-creams and cakes of this flavour! “,Matcha

“Despite advice to keep one’s blaster holstered, which tavern located on Tatooine in the Star Wars universe sees much violence, such as Han Solo and Greedo’s standoff? Obi-Wan Kenobi considered it the best place to find pilots.”,Chalmun’s Spaceport Cantina/ Mos Eisley Cantina

“The 2022 Booker Prize-winning novel The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida is an ‘afterlife noir’ about a war photographer who, after his death, tries to solve the mystery of his death in a ‘celestial visa office’ and unveils photos with deep implications for war-torn Sri Lanka. Who is the author?”,Shehan Karunatilaka

“In the 31 October 2022 week, Taylor Swift became the first artist to bag all 10 spots of the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 charts for which tenth album featuring songs like “”Snow on the Beach””, “”Lavender Haze”” and “Anti-Hero””?”,Midnights

“In his book ‘A History of the World in 12 Maps’, Professor Jerry Brotton uses 12 maps to tell the history of the world. He begins with this map created by Agathodaemon in 150 CE based on Geography, the second treatise by which scholar regarded as the father of map-making? “,Ptolemy

“This Iranian female mathematician was the first woman to be award the Field’s Medal in 2014. Her genius was evident from a young age and she became the first Iranian woman to win a medal at the International Mathematics Olympiad in 1994. Her research topics included Teichmüller theory, hyperbolic geometry, ergodic theory, and symplectic geometry. Name this extraordinary mathematician, who passed away in 2017 due to cancer.”,Maryam Mirzakhani

“In film-making, what term is given to the type of shots used to cause uneasiness in a viewer, by tilting the camera angle such that horizon line of the shot is not parallel with the bottom of the camera frame? Also colloquially called oblique/ tilt angle, the term used for this has nothing to do with the nation but more to do the overall usage of the term as a pejorative post certain 17th century wars.”,Dutch angle/ shot

“Probably the most terrifying of all AI villains is SHODAN, the central antagonist in which 1994 video game and its sequel? Set in a cyberpunk themed space station in 2072, SHODAN is showcased as a megalomaniacal villain with a god complex who won’t shy away from taking pot shots at the players whose goal is to hinder SHODAN’s plans.”,System Shock

“The term ‘Big Four’ is used to refer to the four snake species that are responsible for most venomous snake bites in Indian subcontinent. If Russell’s Viper, Indian Cobra, and Saw-scaled Vipers complete three of them, which endemic snake of the genus Bungarus is the fourth? Apart from common variety, Malayan, Burmese, North Andaman, Red River varieties also exist. “,Krait

“Which Australian female cricketer is currently ranked No.1 in the official rankings for batters? She was both the Man of the Match in the finals as well as Man of the Series in the 2022 Women’s World Cup with her blistering 170, the highest in a World Cup decider – male or female.”,Alyssa Healy

“This uncooked sauce is used both as an ingredient in cooking and as a dip for grilled meat in Argentinian and Uruguayan cuisines. Typically made of finely chopped parsley, minced garlic, olive oil, oregano and red wine vinegar – it comes either red or green in colour. Which sauce, that probably derives its name from the Basque word for ‘hodgepodge’?”,Chimichurri

“While this country has decided to move its capital by 2024 owing to climate change, traffic and overconcentration of economic development, environmentalists oppose the to-be capital since it is to be on a landmass known for its rainforest. Only time will tell if this shift to the *outer islands* is a *victorious deed*. What is the new capital’s name?”,Nusantara

“The projectile used to get to the moon in Verne’s *The Earth to the Moon*, is launched using a giant version of a real-life cannon used by the US army for coastal defense. The cannon shares its name with which American epic poem written by Joel Barlow? The poem’s title is a combination of the poetic name for America and the title of an epic Greek poem.”,The Columbiad

“Which fantasy horror drama on Netflix, which first premiered in 2020, is based on a comic book of the same name by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez? The comic book has many story arcs, all of which involve a haunted house where “”many doors are there to be opened””.”,Locke & Key

“South Korea’s FIFA World Cup 2022 Away Kit by Nike displays a colourful fireworks design on black. The three colours are representative of the tri-colored version of what Korean symbol? Traditionally this Confucian symbol is meant to represent the balance between Heaven (blue) and Earth (red), with the addition of yellow which represents Humanity. “,Taegeuk

“Another cameo in Childish Gambino’s ‘Feels Like Summer’ features one of the first true viral rappers giving a talk to the new generation. Who is this artist, whose viral hit from 2008 came with a dance fad that is described by WSJ as follows: “”dancers bounce back on their heels, ripple their hands, [BLANK] their wrists like motorcyclists, then lunge into a Superman pose””? The blank is not in the name, but would be a big clue.”,Soulja Boy

“Billed as Japan’s Stieg Larsson, Keigo Higashino is a mystery writer whose novels have been adapted into over 20 movies and TV series. His 1989 book ‘Burutasu No Shinzou’ has been adapted into which recent Hindi movie on Netflix starring Huma Qureshi, Rajkummar Rao, and Radhika Apte?”,”Monica, O My Darling”

“Sclerocarya birrea is a deciduous tree indigenous to woodlands of Africa. Since elephants enjoy eating the fruit of this tree, the animal has become the symbol of WHAT LIQUEUR that is derived from this tree? Named directly for the tree itself, the cream liqueur is primarily produced in South Africa.”,Amarula

“What is the good word that the Swedes use to describe the concept of minimalism and being content with what you have? Deriving from a local word meaning “”according to custom””, this concept has now come to refer to the lifestyle adopted by Swedes which also includes the concept of ‘fika’, i.e, stopping at a cafe to have coffee and conversations everyday.”,Lagom