Who wants to BEAT a millionaire? You do?

Who wants to BEAT a millionaire? You do? Then tackle this quiz set by the man who won a million on the hit show earlier this year

For the first time in 14 years, a contestant on ITV’s Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? clinched victory and secured the top prize in September. 

Host Jeremy Clarkson fought back tears as he announced that Donald Fear, from Shropshire, had joined the £1 million club, becoming only the sixth champion in the show’s 22-year history, after a mere 20 minutes of sensational play. 

Now the 58-year-old retired history teacher and father-of-four has compiled a Millionaire-style Christmas quiz especially for Mail readers. 

So, do you have what it takes? 

For the first time in 14 years, a contestant on ITV’s Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? clinched victory and secured the top prize in September. Host Jeremy Clarkson fought back tears as he announced that Donald Fear, from Shropshire, had joined the £1 million club

1 — to win £100: Which well-known duo present Britain’s Got Talent?

a) Morecambe & Wise b) Simon & Garfunkel c) Ant & Dec d) Mel & Sue

2 — £200: In the 1960s British TV marionette show about nine-year-old Joe McClaine who becomes a spy, Joe’s codename is . . ?

a) Joe 70 b) Joe 50 c) Joe 80 d) Joe 90

3 — £300: Whose new autobiography is called A Promised Land?

a) Donald Trump b) Joe Biden c) Mike Pence d) Barack Obama

4 — £500: Which vehicle manufacturer has been based at Palo Alto, California, since it was founded in 2003?

a) Chrysler b) Packard c) Tesla d) SsangYong

5 — £1,000: Which country was third to land on the Moon and collect samples?

a) China b) UK c) Japan d) India

6 — £2,000: What was the name of the ranch where Dallas was set?

a) High Chaparral b) Knots Landing c) Southfork d) El Dorado

7 — £4,000: Which Football League team (currently in League Two) play their home matches in Birkenhead?

a) Everton b) Tranmere Rovers c) Forest Green Rovers d) Queens Park Rangers

8 — £8,000: Which band’s sixth album, issued in 2003, was called Hail To The Thief?

a) Oasis b) Keane c) Arctic Monkeys d) Radiohead

9 — £16,000: How many kings ruled France in the 146 years between 1643 and 1789?

a) Three b) Eight c) Six d) Four?

10 — £32,000: Against which Test Match team did Graham Gooch score 456 runs in a single game (333 and 123) in 1990?

a) West Indies b) India c) Zimbabwe d) Sri Lanka?

11 — £64,000: In the TV series The Crown, who is played by actors Vanessa Kirby and Helena Bonham Carter?

a) Princess Anne b) Princess Margaret c) H.M. The Queen d) Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother

12 — £125,000: Which Dutch artist became court painter to King Charles I of England in 1632?

a) Van Dyck b) Vermeer c) Rembrandt d) Van Eyck

13 — £250,000: In which geological era did dinosaurs go extinct?

a) Cretaceous b) Jurassic c) Triassic d) Permian

14 — £500,000: A glossectomy is the removal of all or part of which part of the body?

a) Trachea b) Larynx c) Tongue d) Nose

15 — £1,000,000: The musical technique ‘falling hail’ is played on which instrument?

a) harp b) flute c) guitar d) snare drum

ANSWERS: 1 c. 2 d. 3 d. 4 c. 5 a. 6 c. 7 b. 8 d. 9 a. 10 b. 11 b. 12 a. 13 a. 14 c. 15 a.

 …Then try the questions he faced to bag a fortune

1. In the UK, the abbreviation NHS stands for National ‘what’ Service?

a) Humanity b) Health c) Honour d) Household

2. Which Disney character famously leaves a glass slipper behind at a royal ball?

a) Pocahontas b) Sleeping Beauty c) Cinderella d) Elsa

3. What name is given to the revolving belt machinery in an airport that delivers checked luggage from plane to baggage reclaim?

a) Hangar b) Terminal c) Concourse d) Carousel

4. Which of these brands was chiefly associated with the manufacture of locks?

a) Philips b) Flymo c) Chubb d) Ronseal

5. The hammer and sickle is one of the most recognisable symbols of which political ideology?

a) Republicanism b) Communism c) Conservatism d) Liberalism

6. Which toys have been marketed with the phrase Robots In Disguise?

a) Bratz Dolls b) Sylvanian Families c) Hatchimals d) Transformers

7. What does the word loquacious mean

a) Angry b) Chatty c) Beautiful d) Shy

8. Obstetrics is a branch of medicine particularly concerned with?

a) Childbirth b) Broken bones c) Heart conditions d) Old age

9. In Doctor Who, what was the signature look of the fourth Doctor as portrayed by Tom Baker?

a) Bow-tie braces & tweed jacket b) Wide-brimmed hat & extra long scarf c) Pinstripe suit and trainers d) Cape, velvet jacket and frilly shirt

10. Which of these religious observances lasts for the shortest period of time during the calendar year?

a) Ramadan b) Diwali c) Lent d) Hanukkah

11. At the closest point, which island group is only 50 miles south-east of the coast of Florida?

a) Bahamas b) U.S. Virgin Islands c) Turks & Caicos Islands d) Bermuda

12. Construction of which of these famous landmarks was completed first?

a) Empire State Building b) Royal Albert Hall c) Eiffel Tower d) Big Ben Clock Tower

13. Which of these cetaceans is classified as a ‘toothed whale’?

a) Gray whale b) Minke whale c) Sperm whale d) Humpback whale

14. Who is the only British politician to have held all four ‘Great Offices of State’ at some point during their career?

a) David Lloyd George b) Harold Wilson c) James Callaghan d) John Major

15. In 1718, which pirate died in battle off the coast of what is now North Carolina?

a) Calico Jack b) Blackbeard c) Bartholomew Roberts d) Captain Kidd

ANSWERS: 1 b. 2 c. 3 d. 4 c. 5 b. 6 d. 7 b. 8 a. 9 b. 10 b. 11 a. 12 d. 13 c. 14 c. 15 b.

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