Pub quiz questions

  1. What shortage killed one million Irish people in the 1840s?
    History(1) Food(1)

  2. Which explorer's final words were: "I am just going outside and may be some time?"
    Captain Lawrence Oates'
    17 March 1912

  3. What was writer and war hero T.E. Lawrence popularly known as?
    Lawrence of Arabia
    The T.E. stands for Thomas Edward

  4. Which Indian Prime Minister was awarded the 1983/4 Lenin Peace Prize?
    Indira Gandhi

  5. Which British secretary of State for war resigned in 1963?
    (John) Profumo
    Forced by his affair with Christine Keeler, the reputed mistress of an alleged Russian spy, followed by lying in the House of Commons when he was questioned about it.

  6. What large glass structure was the centrepiece of the 1851 Great Exhibition?
    The Crystal Palace

  7. Which of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World stood at Olympus?
    The Statue of Jupiter/Zeus

  8. Who became the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe?
    Sir Francis Drake

  9. Which modern country includes the ancient region of Mesopotamia?

  10. Which of the Queen Mother's gay third-cousins was knighted as Master of the Queen's Pictures before it was realized he'd been a spy?
    Anthony Blunt