Tough Quiz Teasers

If you can answer any of these questions you have a good chance of winning some prizes on 20th November.


  1. Pope John Paul II, Julio Iglesias and Luciano Pavarotti have one athletic secret in common. What is it?
  2. In which famous work of fiction would you expect to find a talking tiger lily?
  3. Which ancient poet said “Whatever it is, I fear the Greeks even when they come bearing gifts”?
  4. Francois Mitterrand was quoted as saying “I respect cultural expressions of a foreign origin, but this is not my cup of tea”. To what was he referring?
  5. Name two land-locked countries surrounded by other land-locked countries.
  6. When asked the question “What do you think about Western Civilisation?” who replied “I think it would be a very good idea”?
  7. On concluding the first General Assembly meeting of the United Nations, what was the name of the Belgian statesman who said “Our agenda is now exhausted. The secretary general is exhausted. All of you are exhausted. I find it comforting that, beginning with our very first day, we find ourselves in such complete unanimity”?
  8. “If she really wants to be alone, she should come to a performance of one of her films in Dublin”. To whom was this Irish critic reffering?
  9. Gamophobia is the fear of what?


  1. They all played as goalkeepers.
  2. “Through the Looking Glass” by Lewis Carroll. The tiger lily claims in the book that all flowers can talk ‘when there’s anyone worth talking to’.
  3. Virgil.
  4. Euro Disney.
  5. Uzbekistan and Liechtenstein.
  6. Mahatma Gandhi.
  7. Paul-Henri Spaak.
  8. Greta Garbo
  9. Marriage.