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I’m a genius – can you beat me in a quiz, asks The Chase star The Beast

DO you have what it takes to beat The Beast?

Mark Labbett, 57, is one of the most fearsome quizzers on ITV hit show The Chase.

The Beast is a quiz champion - can you beat him?

The Beast is a quiz champion – can you beat him?Credit: Tom Dymond/Shutterstock
The Beast is one of the most fearsome quizzers on ITV's The Chase

The Beast is one of the most fearsome quizzers on ITV’s The ChaseCredit: ITV
His book full of questions on general knowledge and other topics is out now

His book full of questions on general knowledge and other topics is out now

His book, Can You Beat The Beast?, is full of questions on general knowledge plus others on music, politics, art and literature.

He has even thrown in some tips and tricks about quizzing.

Mark says: “When I walk out on that set to face a trembling contestant, I’m there to win.

“Yes, I’m arrogant and egotistical. But I can back it up.

“You see, I am officially a genius. But only just.

“In 2019, while filming spin-off show The Chasers Road Trip for ITV, my IQ was measured at 151.”

So do YOU reckon you can beat him? Try our exclusive quiz to find out. Mark scored 38 out of 40. Answers below.

  • Can You Beat The Beast? by Mark Labbett, published by Octopus, is out now £12.42

TEST YOUR WITS   AGAINST THE CHASE’S TOP QUIZZER

1. The 2018 UK Christmas No1 by LadBaby mentioned which food?

2. Which cocktail in its most basic form contains vodka, Galliano and orange juice?

3. What name is given to a triangle with three internal angles that are all the same?

4. According to the prison-based Netflix TV show, what colour is the new black?

5. Which is the second largest of the Channel Islands?

How much do you remember about Draco Malfoy's family?

How much do you remember about Draco Malfoy’s family?Credit: Alamy
And just how familiar are you with gin?

And just how familiar are you with gin?Credit: Getty

6. In the Harry Potter books, what is the first name of Draco Malfoy’s father?

7. Gin is made from the berries of which plant?

8. Which band topped the charts with Sex On Fire?

9. What name is given to a mythical creature with the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle?

Ever heard of Santorini?

Ever heard of Santorini?Credit: Getty
And which Renaissance man painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?

And which Renaissance man painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?Credit: Alamy

10. The island of Santorini is part of which country?

11. In America it’s called tic-tac-toe. What do we call it in the UK?

12. Which six-letter term is used to refer to the lower part of the back? It can precede “puncture”.

13. Between 1508 and 1512, who painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?

14.What is the official language of Mexico?

15. What type of food is Monterey Jack?

16. What nickname is given to the number 88 when playing bingo?

17. What do you fear if you are algophobic?

18. Which was the first Mr Men book, published in 1971?

Who was the very first of the Mr Men?

Who was the very first of the Mr Men?
And which Dallas actress posed in this poster?

And which Dallas actress posed in this poster?Credit: Alamy

19. The leg on the poster for the film The Graduate belongs to which actress, more famous for her role in Dallas?

20. Which footwear is also the name of a venomous snake?

21. Which is the world’s largest species of lizard?

22. Which bird lays the largest eggs relative to its body size?

23. Named after a hero of the Trojan War, what name is given to the tendon that connects the calf muscles to the heel bone?

Do you know what liquid surrounds a foetus in the womb?

Do you know what liquid surrounds a foetus in the womb?Credit: Alamy

24. What name is given to the protective liquid surrounding a developing foetus in the womb? This fluid has historically been sampled in order to obtain genetic information about the foetus.

25. In which part of the human body would one find the metatarsal bones?

26. Mentioned in the title of a Nirvana song, which alkali metal is used in the treatment of bipolar disorder and, occasionally, in refractory cluster headaches?

27. Which game involves manoeuvring a growing line that becomes a primary obstacle to itself? A variant was included on Nokia phones, causing a boom in this game’s popularity.

28. Who is the only actor to appear in all five films in the Die Hard film franchise?

And which fruit is used in a tarte citron?

And which fruit is used in a tarte citron?Credit: Alamy

29. Which fruit is used in a tarte citron?

30. What is the capital of Mexico?

31. How many stars are there on the Australian flag?

32. What is the national dish of Hungary?

33. Designed to alleviate the housing shortages following World War Two, which Hertfordshire town became the UK’s first new town in 1946?

Courageous Richard I was known by what nickname?

Courageous Richard I was known by what nickname?Credit: Alamy
And which Roman god shares his name with the largest planet in the solar system?

And which Roman god shares his name with the largest planet in the solar system?Credit: Alamy

34. King Richard I of England was known by what nickname, due to his great courage and prowess in battle?

35. What is the name of the king of the gods in Roman mythology, after whom the largest planet in the solar system is named?

36. Who replaced Harold Wilson as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom when he resigned in April 1976?

37. In which decade was the first edition of Smash Hits published?

38. The phrase “hook, line and sinker”, meaning to be taken in by something, originates in which hugely popular participation sport?

Who won the World Cup in 1998 and 2018?

Who won the World Cup in 1998 and 2018?Credit: Getty
And how familiar are you with the Beeb's sci-fi staple?

And how familiar are you with the Beeb’s sci-fi staple?Credit: BBC

39. Which country’s two victories in the Fifa Men’s World Cup came in 1998 and 2018?

40. In Doctor Who, the Doctor’s Tardis is permanently stuck in the form of a police phone box due to which circuit being broken?

Answers

  1. Sausage Rolls
  2. Harvey Wallbanger
  3. Equilateral
  4. Orange
  5. Guernsey
  6. Lucius
  7. Juniper
  8. Kings of Leon
  9. Griffin
  10. Greece
  11. Noughts and crosses
  12. Lumbar
  13. Michelangelo
  14. Spanish
  15. Cheese
  16. Two fat ladies
  17. Pain
  18. Mr Tickle
  19. Linda Gray (Sue Ellen)
  20. Moccasin
  21. Komodo dragon
  22. Kiwi
  23. Achilles tendon
  24. Amniotic fluid
  25. Foot
  26. Lithium
  27. Snake
  28. Bruce Willis
  29. Lemon
  30. Mexico City
  31. Six
  32. Goulash
  33. Stevenage;
  34. The Lionheart
  35. Jupiter
  36. James Callaghan
  37. 1970s
  38. Fishing or angling
  39. France
  40. Chameleon circuit.
  • Mark got them all correct apart from questions 31 and 40.