Pub quiz questions

  1. Which of Sir Ernest Shackleton's ships failed to live up to its name when it was crushed by Antarctic ice in 1915?
    History(6) 1910s(6)

  2. Which English city was known to the Romans as Aquae Sulis?

  3. What was the nickname of spy Harold Philby?
    Harold Adrian Russell "Kim" Philby (1 January 1912 – 11 May 1988)

  4. Which Indian Prime Minister was assassinated by two of her Sikh bodyguards?
    Indira Ghandi
    31 October 1984

  5. What period saw the first dinosaurs?

  6. Who was King of Britain from 25 October 1760 – 29 January 1820?
    George III

  7. What was suspended in Britain in 1965 and finally banned in 1969?
    Capital Punishment

  8. Who was on the throne of England at the time of the Battle of Waterloo?
    George III

  9. What disaster swept London the year before the Great Fire?
    The Great Plague/Black Death

  10. What historic tragedy was the Baker's Guild finally granted formal forgiveness for in 1996?
    The Great Fire of London