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#1. Which detective first appeared in Agatha Christie’s first novel The Mysterious Affair at Styles in 1920?

#2. Despite the often told rags to riches story of unlikely success, both J. K. Rowlings mother and father had published works of fiction and encouraged her writing. True or False?

#3. My father, a former music hall performer, was 64 when I was born. I worked at the London Electricity Board before becoming a banker and spending some time in Nigeria.

#4. I am a British born American writer who wrote the pamphlet Common Sense in 1776 arguing for American independence from Britain. In England, I published the influential The Rights of Man.

#5. I am a British explorer who visited the South Pole in the early 1900s.

#6. How did Lawrence of Arabia die in 1935?

#7. Who was Sydneysider Hugh Jackman’s character assigned to kill in the movie Van Helsing?

#8. Audiences across the globe know Sydneysider Ryan Kwanten as Jason Stackhouse in the TV series?

#9. Chelsea defender John Terry was first named as the Captain of the England soccer team in which year?

#10. How many Premier League titles have Frank Lampard won whilst at Chelsea?

#11. Boxer David Haye won the WBA Heavyweight Championship in 2009 beating who?

#12. How many test match wickets for England did Derek Underwood have in his career?

#13. In 2004, cricketer Rob Key scored 221 for England in a test match at Lord’s against which team?

#14. In which year did Theo Walcott score a hat-trick for England in a 4-1 win against Croatia?

#15. Cyclist Bradley Wiggins finished in what position on the General Classification at the 2009 Tour de France?

#16. With which team did Bradley Wiggins ride for in the 2009 Tour de France?

#17. What year was famous UK author Jane Austen born?

#18. Mary Shelley, born in London, is famous for writing what best-selling novel?

#19. Clara Butt was well-known for which talent?

#20. What is the name of the award that was established in Princess Diana’s honour after her death in 1997?

#21. In which major war did Edith Cavell participate in as a British nurse?

#22. In what year did famous nurse, writer and statistician Florence Nightingale die?

#23. Margaret Thatcher, former UK Prime Minister, was the leader of which party?

#24. Julie Andrews character in The Sound of Music was in training to be a nun, formally called a postulant, before joining the Von Trapp family as a nanny.

#25. Author J.K. Rowling came up with the idea behind the Harry Potter series while taking a train trip. The train journey was from?

#26. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Agatha Christie is the best-selling novelist of all time. How many copies of her novels have sold worldwide?

#27. The Bronte Sisters are famous UK writers. Which of these names is NOT the first name of any of the Bronte Sisters?

#28. Twiggy, the famous UK supermodel known for her thin build, short hair and large eyes, was British Woman of the Year in the late 60s.

#29. Which of these causes was Emmeline Pankhurst involved in during the late 1800s?

#30. Elizabeth Barrett Browning, a famous poet, had many of her last poems published shortly after her death. Who saw to it these works were published?

#31. Clara Barton founded which important organization in 1881?

#32. What is the name of what is considered American author Zora Neale Hurston’s greatest novel?

#33. What is the name of the founder of the League of Women Voters, an organization dedicated to women’s suffrage?

#34. What is the name of the first African American woman to receive a pilot’s license?

#35. In what year did the Ohio College of Dental Surgery award Lucy Hobbs the first dental school degree awarded to a woman?

#36. What did artist Georgia O’Keeffe often use as an inspiration for her work?

#37. What is the name of the woman who wrote the famous novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin?

#38. In what state was Helen Keller born?

#39. In what year did Little House on the Prairie author Laura Ingalls Wilder die?

#40. The first woman presidential candidate in the United States was nominated in 1872.

#41. Famous American actress Ava Gardner was nominated for an Academy Award for her film Mogambo but lost to Audrey Hepburn, who starred in Roman Holiday. What year did this take place?

#42. What is the name of the famous Aboriginal woman who fought for Aboriginal social rights?

#43. What year did famous Australian tennis player Margaret Court retire?

#44. At age 46 Dame Enid Lyons was?

#45. The first Australian woman to be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole was?

#46. Which of these female celebrities is NOT from Australia?

#47. In 1934, a clock tower was erected in King’s Park in Perth, Australia for which famous female politician and political activist?

#48. In what year did Australia’s Supreme Court elect its first female judge?

#49. The first women from Australia to compete in the Olympics participated in 1890.

#50. Nellie Melba, an internationally renowned opera singer, died in what year?

#51. What is the name of the first Aboriginal Australian to win an Olympic gold medal?

#52. In 2009 an Australian woman won a Nobel Prize in?

#53. Louisa Lawson, a famous Australian suffragist, published a collection of 53 poems after her retirement in 1905. The title of the book is?

#54. With six appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, which Australian supermodel has been nicknamed The Body?

#55. Emily Kame Kngwarreye is well known in the for her?

#56. The tragic love story of Tristan and Isolde takes place during medieval times during the reign of King?

#57. Robin Givens married heavyweight boxing champion, Mike Tyson in 1988. However, their relationship did not last. They divorced in?

#58. Nancy Davis was an actress in Hollywood in the 1940s and 1950s, starring in films such as Donovan’s Brain, Night into Morning, and Hellcats of the Navy. In 1952 she married a man who went on to be?

#59. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett are happy Hollywood couple. They started seeing each other in 1995 and married in?

#60. Diana divorced Charles in?

#61. Famous former College sweethearts, William and Hillary, went through a lot together including multiple affairs and?

#62. Footballer David Beckham signed with which Major League Soccer club in the US in 2007?

#63. Ludwig van Beethoven was born in 1770 in what is now what locale?

#64. What famous English captain circumnavigated both Australia and Tasmania and wrote “A Voyage To Terra Australis” in 1814?

#65. What was the first British newspaper acquired by Rupert Murdoch, in 1969?

#66. Sam Neill stars in which 2012 TV drama produced by JJ Abrams?

#67. What artist said about a friend and rival Henri Matisse that “No one has looked at Matisse’s paintings more carefully than I and no one has looked at mine more carefully than him”?

#68. Film director Ron Howard was a child actor who co-starred in the 1962 film “The Music Man” and on which 1960-68 TV series?

#69. Who is known for writing “He that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing” and “Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise” in the 1750s?

#70. Ronald Reagan was both the president of the US and the president of which organization from 1947-52 and 1959-60?

#71. Golfing great Greg Norman was divorced from whom in December 2009 after a relatively short marriage?

#72. What was the nickname of Panamanian boxer Roberto Duran, holder of four world titles at four different weights?

#73. Which film production company was formed in 1919 by Charlie Chaplin, DW Griffith and married couple Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks?

#74. The Egyptian queen Cleopatra was married to Julius Caesar.

#75. Painter Georgia O’Keeffe’s husband Alfred Stieglitz was an important figure in which art form?

#76. Legend says that the wife of King Louis XVI of France, Marie Antoinette, said that when she heard that the poor had no bread to eat?

#77. Which of these is NOT a film that starred married couple Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton?

#78. Henri Becquerel won which 1903 Nobel Prize along with married couple Marie and Pierre Curie?

#79. What singer’s chart successes include his 1974 #1 hit “Annie’s Song” about his wife?

#80. In 1958, singer Jerry Lee Lewis married his 13-year-old cousin Myra.

#81. Which of these women was NOT one of the six wives of King Henry VIII?

#82. Oscar-winning actress Dame Helen Mirren married which director in 1997?

#83. Prior to his marriage to fellow tennis legend Steffi Graf, Andre Agassi was married to actress Jodie Foster.

#84. Where did married couple Bill and Hillary Clinton originally meet in the early-1970s?

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