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GK 12

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The Great Dyke is a ridge noted for its gold and diamonds that runs across the centre of which country? Zimbabwe
The play Shadowlands is based on Joy Gresham's relationship with which Belfast-born writer? CS Lewis
Which politician wrote "Living History"? Hillary Clinton
In a series of children's books by Lauren Child, who is Charlie's younger sister? Lola
How does Marc Antony die in 'Antony and Cleopatra'? Falls on his sword
In Treasure Island, how many men were "on a dead man's chest"? Fifteen
What is Zimbabwe's highest point? Mount Nyangani
Who wrote the satirical works "Nightmare Abbey" and "Crotchet Castle"? Thomas Love Peacock
A mathematical group must satisfy which 4 criteria to be a group? Closure, associativity, identity and inversability
Thomas Middleton is believed to have collaborated with Shakespeare on which two plays? Timon of Athens, and MacBeth
On its quarto page, "The Two Moble Kinsmen" is attributed to both Shakespeare and which other playwright? John Fletcher
The Al-Sakhir Tower is part of which F1 circuit? Bahrain
A hopper is a pancake chiefly associated with which country? Sri Lanka
The Seikan Tunnel connects which two islands? Honshu, Hokkaido
Which woman first directed the Royal Ballet? Ninette de Valois
What is a limner? Painter of miniatures
Who painted the "Hampton Court Beauties" of the reign of William III? Godfrey Kneller
Who painted "The Windsor Beauties" of the reign of Charles II? Peter Lely
Which Welsh-born actress (5 July 1755 – 8 June 1831) was reknowned for her Lady MacBeth? Sarah Siddons
Samuel Johnson said of which actor that "he made his profession respectable?" Garrick
The replica of Athena Parthenos in Nashville, as well as the original statue itself, depicted Athena holding what or who in her right hand? Nike
Which architect of Ancient Greece designed the Parthenon with Iktinos, and himself designed the Temple of Athena Nike? Kallicrates
Nicknamed the Leonessa d'Italia ("Lioness of Italy"), which Lombard city is the homeland of Italian caviar, is known for being the original production area of the Franciacorta wine and for the Mille Miglia car race that starts and ends in the city? Brescia
Which Italian humanist, historian and statesman, is often recognized as the most important humanist historian of the early Renaissance and wrote "History of the Florentine People, 12 Books", which has been called the first modern history book? Leonardo Bruni
Which title and honorific meaning "lord" in the Northwest Semitic languages spoken in the Levant during antiquity, came to be applied to Gods, and was particularly associated with the storm and fertility god Hadad and his local manifestations? Baal
The ancient kingdom of Phrygia now lies in which modern-day country? Turkey
The first openly declared Muslim outside Muhammad's family, who became the first Muslim Caliph following Muhammad's death? Abu Bakr
The Arch of Hadrian is in which capital city? Athens
In myth, who was the muse of comedy? Thalia
Which Britten opera shares its name with a Henry James novel? The Turn Of The Screw
"Ol Man River" comes from which musical? Show Boat
Which opera by Gioachino Rossini, features a libretto by Giovanni Gherardini based on a work by Jean-Marie-Theodor Badouin d'Aubigny and Louis-Charles Caigniez? The Thieving Magpie
Introduced in 1972, the Sinclair Executive was one of the first examples of what? Pocket Calculator
For which film did Rex Harrison win a Best Actor Oscar? My Fair Lady (1965)
For which film did Jose Ferrer win a Best Actor Oscar? Cyrano De Bergerac (1951)
The St Bernard Pass connects which two countries? Italy, Switzerland
Which medieval Arab scientist wrote the "Book of Optics (Kitāb al-Manāẓir)"? Alhazen
What was the full name of Ptolemy, the Egyptian philosopher who wrote the Tetrabiblos, and held that the Sun revolved around the Earth? Claudius Ptolemy (Claudius Ptolemaeus)
Give a year in the life of the Greco-Egyptian writer, Ptolemy, known as a mathematician, astronomer, geographer, astrologer, and poet of a single epigram in the Greek Anthology. c.100-170CE
The "dorcas" is a species of which animal that lives in Arabia and Africa? Gazelle
To which country does the Hawar Islands archipelago belong? Bahrain
Which twin battles of 14 October 1806 resulted in a decisive for the Prussian Army and subjugated the Kingdom of Prussia to the French Empire until the Sixth Coalition was formed in 1812? Jena-Auerstedt
Who was first President of Germany from 1919 until his death in office in 1925? Friedrich Ebert
Who are called "Anis w Badr" in Arabia, ""Egas e Becas" in Portugal, "Yenik i Vlas" in Russia, and "Hubert i Emil" in Poland? Bert and Ernie
A reconstruction of the Ishtar Gate of Nebuchadnezzar II can be found in which museum in Berlin? Pergamon Museum
Which German socialist and co-founder, with Rosa Luxemburg, of the Spartacist League was killed alongside her on 15th January 1919? Karl Liebknecht
Who wrote novel Mr Norris Changes Trains (1935) and a short novel called Goodbye to Berlin (1939)? Christopher Isherwood
Which conference was held from 17 July to 2 August 1945, saw world leaders gathered to decide how to administer the defeated Nazi Germany, which had agreed to unconditional surrender nine weeks earlier? Potsdam Conference
On which river was the original centre of Berlin built? Spree
What name was given to the secret agreement between the governments of the UK, France and Russia, defining their proposed spheres of influence and control in SW Asia should the Triple Entente succeed in defeating the Ottoman Empire during WW1? Sykes-Picot Agreement
The dispute between King John of England and Pope Innocent III over whose election as Archbishop of Canterbury was a major factor in the crisis which produced Magna Carta in 1215 - he was eventually appointed in 1207? Stephen Langton
Which battle of 27 July 1214, ended the 1202–1214 Anglo-French War, and confirmed the French crown's sovereignty over the Angevin lands of Brittany and Normandy, a major reverse for King John? Battle of Bouvines
Which German tabloid published by Axel Springer AG, was founded in 1952, and takes its name from the German for "picture"? Bild
Evo Morales, appointed 2006, was the first president to come from the indigenous population of which country? Bolivia
The Lame Horse fire that occurred on December 5, 2009, and killed 156 people, occurred in a nightclub in which Russian city? Perm
Which Swede achieved fame as the head of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission from March 2000 to June 2003, who led the futile search for WMD in Iraq? Hans Blix
In which northern English town's miners club is Benedictine famously the drink of choice - it is reportedly the world's biggest single consumer of Bénédictine, after local regiments acquired a taste for it during the First World War? Burnley
Who released albums called "Friday's Child" and "From Now On"? Will Young
What colour robes are worn by Benedictine monks? White
What colour robes are worn by Dominican monks? Black
Inspiring a 1955 painting of the same name, what is the title of the1834 painting by Eugène Delacroix that depicts concubines of a harem with a hookah, used to smoke hashish or opium? Women of Algiers
Which book of the Bible provided Pier Paolo Pasolini with the title of a 1964 film? The Gospel According to St. Matthew
Situated next to the Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen is a museum dedicated to which neoclassicist sculptor (1770-1844) who spent most of his working life in Rome? Bertel Thorvaldsen
Selling 28 million copies, the Spice Girl's 1996 album Spice is the best-selling album of all time worldwide by a girl group. Which 1994 album by TLC - with 23 million sales - is second on that list? CrazySexyCool
These highly specialised plants occur in fresh water & wet soil as species across every continent except Antarctica. What common name - from the shape of the traps they use to capture prey - is given to the genus of carnivorous plants Utricularia? Bladderwort
One of the ten most popular newspapers in Europe by circulation (in the late 1980s it had the seventh largest circulation in the world), which daily tabloid has a near monopoly on newspaper readership in Austria? Kronen Zeitung
Which lake to the west of Stockholm contains UNESCO World Heritage Sites Birka on the island of Björkö, Hovgården on the neighbouring island Adelsö, and Drottningholm Palace on the island of Lovön? Lake Malaren
In which century was the first ancient Olympiad? 8th BC (776BCE)
In prison slang, what is a grote? Informer
What is the English name for the 30 April, celebrations of which are observed across Europe in the Netherlands, Germany, the Czech Republic, Sweden, Lithuania, Latvia, Finland and Estonia? Walpurgis Night
Willem Cornelisz Schouten was the first man to sail which route? Round Cape Horn to the Pacific
How many players are there on a bandy team? Eleven
Who founded IKEA? Ingvar Kamprad
What is the second book in Stieg Larsson's Millenium trilogy? The Girl Who Played With Fire
In which year was the Spanish Armada? 1588
Which Indonesian used to be called Celebes? Sulawesi
Which man's (1620-1706) diary, not published until 1818, was largely contemporaneous with those of his rival diarist, Samuel Pepys? John Evelyn
Hopetoun House near Edinburgh, and Duff House in Banff are among the most famous works of which architect (1689 – 24 June 1748) considered Scotland's "Universal Architect" in the 18th century? William Adam
Who, a friend of Robert Burns, edited the first Encyclopedia Britannica? William Smellie
The Scottish National Covenant was adopted and signed by a large gathering in the kirkyard of Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh, on 28 February in which year? 1638
Which author is best known for her 1912 novel Greyfriars Bobby? Eleanor Atkinson
In which building were both James V of Scotland and Mary Queen of Scots born? Linlithgow Palace
The Eildon Hill, usually pluralised to Hills because of its triple peak, lies just south of which Scottish town? Melrose
Which UK comedy was set in the London offices of the fictional Reynholm Industries? The IT Crowd
Which Scottish explorer of West Africa was the first Westerner known to have travelled to the central portion of the Niger River? Mungo Park
Hawick is at the confluence of the Slitrig Water with which river? River Teviot
Fiat money originated in the 11th century in which country? China
Which river separates Banff and Macduff? Deveron
A bronze statue of which comic character stands in Dundee's City Square? Desperate Dan
Designated on Nov. 16, 2009, what was the UK's first Dark Sky Preserve? Galloway Forest Park
What is the most southernly point in Scotland? Mull of Galloway
In which year did both Fidel Castro and Archbishop Makarios assume power, in Cuba and Cyrpus respectively? 1959
What was the Assyrian capital in the time of Sargon II of Assyria? Dur-Shakurrin/Khorsabad
Which Persian dynasty was in power from 226-651AD? Sassanids
In which country did the Emperor Ashoka reign? India
Which Chinese Dynasty lasted from c1100-256BCE? Zhou
753BCE is the traditional year given for the founding of which city? Rome
Now found in the Museum of Scotland, which casket made of wood and metal with a fusion of Gaelic and Pictish design and Anglo-Saxon metalworking, was said to have contained relics of St. Columba, and may have been carried into battle by Robert the Bruce? Monymusk Reliquary
The Museum of Scotland's "Lewis Chessmen" are made of what specific substance? Walrus Ivory
Numbered BWV 244, which famous work for solo voices, double choir and double orchestra, with libretto by Picander, is widely regarded as one of the masterpieces of classical sacred music, and was written in 1727 by JS Bach? St Matthew Passion
Ronald Reagan Airport serves which city? Washington DC
St Clement's Dane on The Strand serves as which organisation's official church? RAF
In which cultural region, once an independent nation, are the standing stones at Carnac in France found? Brittany
How often does a Preston Guild take place? Every 20 years
Witney, in Oxfordshire, is famed for the production of which item - water from the River Windrush was believed to be the secret? Blankets (woollen blankets)
Paphos is a coastal city in the southwest of which country? Cyprus
On which ship did Captain Scott sail to the Antarctic in 1910? Terra Nova
Reflected in the local football team's nickname, what was Luton once famed for making? Hats
Alexander Thynne, born 6 May 1932, took which title, the 7th man to hold the name? Marquis of Bath
Hebrew and which other are the official languages of Israel? Arabic
Which cricketer made 22 Test centuries, which was an England record until 2013? Colin Cowdrey
Along with Graham Gooch, which former England cricket captain also played in exactly 42 Ashes Tests? Gower
Which cricketer played for Surrey from 1905 to 1934 and for England in 61 Test matches between 1908 and 1930? Jack Hobbs
Which cricketer captained England in the infamous 1932-33 "Bodyline" series? Jardine
Who was the England cricket team's first professional captain? Len Hutton
Which cricketer captained Australia from 1958 to 1963? Richie Benaud
Who captained England's winning 1970-71 Ashes team? Ray Illingworth
In the 1970-71 Ashes series, which English cricketer's bowling hit Terry Jenner on the head and almost caused a riot? John Snow
Which twins, American rowers (who represented Oxford in the 2010 Boat Race) and Internet entrepreneurs, sued Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, claiming he stole their ConnectU idea to create the social networking site, and ultimately received $65 million? Winklevoss Twins
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema was born in which country? Holland
On which island did Frances Nesbit marry Horatio Nelson? Nevis
In which city was former PM Gordon Brown born in 1951? Glasgow
Which former manager of the pop group ABBA founded the Polar Music Prize in 1989? Stig Anderson
The Augusta National Golf Club course in Georgia was designed by Alister MacKenzie and which amateur golfer, who won the Open and US Open tournaments a total of 7 times between 1923 and 1930? Bobby Jones
Although technically a semi-desert, it is the closest thing Europe has to a true desert. Located in the Spanish province of Almería, this is which desert in which the Sergio Leone films A Fistful of Dollars and The Good the Bad and The Ugly were shot? Tabernas Desert
Which hugely popular Japanese manga character was once called "The Mighty Atom"? Astro Boy
In which civilisation did cuneiform writing first appear? Sumerian
Which king captured Jerusalem in 586BCE? Nebuchadnezzar II
Who defeated who in the Battle of Marathon? Athenians (accept Greeks) beat Persians
Who was the father of Alexander the Great? Philip II of Macedon
What is the literal translation of 'smorgasbord'? Table of buttered bread
The Jewish food 'matzo' is traditionally served during which festival? Passover (it is unleavened bread)
Who is the lead singer of Rage Against The Machine? Zach De La Rocha
Who were the backing band of Gene Vincent? The Blue Caps
Queen Anne of England was a patron of which composer, who lived from 1685-1759? Georg Frideric Handel
How many individual strings are there on a harp? 46
Which is the lowest pitched brass instrument? Tuba
Which is one of the few instruments played by both inhaling and exhaling - it first appeared in Vienna around the 1820s? Harmonica
Which is the penultimate book of the Old Testament? Zechariah
Which is the penultimate book of the New Testament? Jude
The Citrus Paradisi tree produces which type of fruit? Grapefruit
Ben & Gus are the hitmen in which Harold Pinter play? The Dumb Waiter
Olaus Rudbeck was a scientist and writer, primarily known for his contributions in two fields: human anatomy and linguistics, from which country? Sweden
Knebworth House is located in which English county? Hertfordshire
The name "Etna", in the name of the volcano, means what in Greek? I Burn
Which city in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany was known as Borbetomagus to the Romans, and lies on the Upper Rhine? Worms
Tim Roth played the central character "Cal Lightman" in which US TV series? Lie To Me
Who won a BAFTA in 2001 for playing John Harrison in "Longitude"? Michael Gambon
Which island was the base for the 2000 TV series "Castaway"? Taransay
Allicin is an organosulphur compound found, and obtained from, which natural product? Garlic
Who preceded Andy Flower as England cricket coach, before being sacked, after a public falling-out with Kevin Pietersen? Peter Moores
Which horse won the 2007 Grand National? Silver Birch
Who won 800m gold for Great Britain at the 1964 Olympics? Ann Packer
Which woman won long jump gold for Great Britain at the 1964 Olympics? Mary Rand
Which horse won the 2013 Grand National, ridden by Ryan Mania? Auroras Encore
Which team defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-10 to win Superbowl 50? Denver Broncos
For which nation did former England cricket coach Andy Flower play Test cricket? Zimbabwe
Until suspension in 2015 for illegal betting, they were the most successful team in the IPL - in which city were the 'Super Kings' based? Chennai
Which woman made history by becoming one of Wisden's "Five Cricketers Of The Year" in 2009? Claire Taylor
Which nation won the World T20 in 2009, their first victory at the tournament? Pakistan
Kid Ory was best known for playing which musical instrument? Trombonist
Joe King Oliver was best known for playing which musical instrument? Cornet
King Oliver is known for being the mentor and teacher of which famous jazz musician, who joined his Creole Jazz Band in 1919 until 1924? Louis Armstrong
Jazz musician Red Nichols was a virtuoso on which instrument? Cornet
What was the name of the last Pinta Island (in the Galapagos) giant tortoise, who died in 2012? Lonesome George
Which is the largest of the Galapagos Islands? Isabela
Ben Pollack was a US bandleader of the swing era who was best known as a player of which instrument? Drums
Jimmy Dorsey, Andy Senella, Fred Cusick and Chester Hazlett all were exponents of which instrument? Saxophonist
Which New York City night club located first in the Harlem neighbourhood on 142nd St & Lenox Ave from 1923 to 1935 and then for a brief period from 1936 to 1940 in the midtown Theater District, and featured many black musicians of the day? Cotton Club
Which English band leader and entertainer, was in his younger years an amateur footballer for Brentford F.C., an accomplished racing driver and the owner of a Gipsy Moth, which he piloted himself? Billy Cotton
Who preceded Xi Jinping as Chinese President? Hu Jintao
Called "The Great Commoner", who was three times the Democratic Party's failed candidate for President, in 1896, 1900 and 1908; he famously later attacked Darwinism at the Scopes Trial? William Jennings Bryan
In which town was the 1925 Scopes trial held, that made it unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school? Dayton, Tennessee
Most specialise in Islamic jurisprudence, what term is defined as the "those recognized as scholars or authorities" in the "religious hierarchy" of the Islamic religious sciences, usually imams of important mosques or teachers? Ulama
Which disease was once called "dementia praecox" - among sufferers were the early jazz cornettist Buddy Bolden? Schizophrenia
Who is known as 'Prince Mastema' in the apocryphal Biblical book of 'Jubilees'? Satan
The Jane's annual publications detail what? Warships and/or fighting aircraft
Under the terms of the UN Charter what is the only reason whereby a country may intervene with the internal workings of another sovereign state? To prevent genocide
Helle Thorning-Schmidt was PM of which country from 2011 to 2015? Denmark
Which British city's name originally derives from words for "blue-green meadow"? Glasgow
Which Jane Austen novel was originally titled "Susan"? Northanger Abbey
In Dickens' novel "The Old Curiosity Shop" what is the surname of Little Nell? Trent
Which moneylending dwarf is a villain in "The Old Curiosity Shop"? Daniel Quilp
Which French poet abandoned writing aged 19 to become a salesman? Rimbaud
Which French author died in 1814 at an insane asylum in Charenton? Marquis De Sade
Which French author died on 6 July 1893 in a Paris asylum? Guy de Maupassant
Which famous English author was employed at age 12 putting labels on bottles? Charles Dickens
Where was Victor Hugo exiled to by Napoleon III? Channel Islands
Who illustrated the first edition of Oscar Wilde's "Salome"? Aubrey Beardsley
Georges Feydeau was chiefly famed for writing what sort of play, such as Une puce à l'oreille (A Flea in Her Ear, 1907)? Farces
Which playwright, who died aged 41 in 1964, was briefly imprisoned for membership of the IRA? Brendan Behan
In Pride & Prejudice, who marries Charles Bingley? Jane Bennett
What is the name of "The Mayor Of Casterbridge"? Michael Henchard
In 2003, who wrapped Rodin's "The Kiss" in string for an exhibition at the Tate? Cornelia Parker
Whose 2009 autobiography was "It's Not What You Think"? Chris Evans
Who was the first cricketer to score a century against all 18 English cricket counties in first-class games? Mark Ramprakash
Martina Navratilova had least success at which Grand Slam event - winning 'only' twice in 1982 and 1984? French Open
"Feed The Birds" comes from which musical? Mary Poppins
"Willkommen" is a song from which musical? Cabaret
Which woodwind instrument, similar to an oboe, has a large bulbous bell at the bottom end? Cor Anglais
Which economic doctrine is most associated with Milton Friedman? Monetarism
Which planet is orbited by the satellite Pandora? Saturn
"Streamline" and "Enorma" are varieties of which vegetable? Runner Bean
Which are the four fundamental forces, in physics? Weak and strong nuclear forces; gravity; electromagnetic
Which airline was founded by Juan Trippe in 1927? Pan Am
Who, anonymously, published "On The Vestiges Of The Natural History Of Creation" (1844)? Robert Chambers
What is an SLR in the military? Self-loading rifle
What nationality was Gregor Mendel? Czech/Bohemian
Who were the two men who famously quarrelled at the famous 1860 Oxford Union debate on William Wilberforce? Huxley; Wilberforce
In which year was the first Superbowl held? 1967
Whose cattle did Hercules have to capture as his tenth labour? Geryon
Which apples did Hercules have to obtain as his eleventh labour? Hesperides
What was the twelfth and final Labour of Hercules? Capture Cerberus
The Pyramid Texts were carved on the walls and sarcophagi of pyramids at which Egyptian site? Saqqara
From the Latin for "wandering bishops" what name is given to bishops consecrated in an irregular way, or consecrated and then excommunicated, but who continue to preach? Episcopi Vagrantes
In Kabbalah, what are the representations of evil or impure spiritual forces in Jewish mysticism, the polar opposites of the holy Sephirot? Qliphoth
Which musical features the number "Bangles, Baubles and Beads"? Kismet
Who were the backing band of Junior Walker? The All Stars
What name is shared by both a mythological Grace and Muse? Thalia
Name a Gorgon other than Medusa. Euryale, Sthena
Which Scottish king was captured at the Battle of Neville's Cross? David II
Which French King was captured at the Battle of Poitiers? Jean II
Who was the only English monarch to be crowned King of France? Henry VI
Give a year in the reign of Edward III. 1327-77
Released as his first single in 1958, and reaching Number 2 on the charts, what was Cliff Richard's first hit? Move It
Which was the first movie Elvis Presley made after leaving the Army? Blue Hawaii
Who released the song "Rock Around The Clock"? Bill Haley and the Comets
The Song "Rock Around The Clock" was used in which 1955 film? Blackboard Jungle
Who was nicknamed both "The Prince of Wails" and "The Million Dollar Teardrop"? Johnnie Ray
Give a year in the reign of Richard II of England 1377-1399.
Politically, what is the ECHR? European Convention on Human Rights
"Devils Apron" and "Thong Weed" are both types of what? Seaweed
In texting, what does 'NALOPKT' stand for? Not a lot of people know that
Which US car manufacturer introduced electric starters in 1911? Cadillac
Which forest-dwelling mammal has 3-toed hind-legs and 4-toed forelegs? Tapir
"Derby Day" and "Durham Early" are both types of which vegetable? Cabbage
What do Americans call the guard's van at a train's rear? A caboose
Which African cat is named for its foul-smelling anal gland fluid? Civet
How is the houseplant 'Monstera' better known? Swiss cheese plant
How is the 'saintpaulia' flower also known? African violet
On 23 March 1729 which artist married Jane Thornhill, daughter of fellow painter artist Sir James Thornhill? William Hogarth
Of which institution was Sir Joshua Reynolds the first president? Royal Academy
In 2010 Annise Parker became the first openly gay mayor of a large US city when she became mayor where? Houston
ZANU-PF is a major political party in which country? Zimbabwe
In which monarch's reign was the Model Parliament? Edward I
Jawad al-Maliki was PM of which country from 2006 to 2014? Iraq
Who was the only child of Queen Anne to survive infancy, although he still died aged 11? William, Duke of Gloucester
Who commanded the French at the Battle of Trafalgar? Admiral Villeneuve
Whose last words were reportedly "last words are for fools who haven't said enough"? Karl Marx
In which year did Martin Luther King win the Nobel Peace Prize? 1964
Which war of 1689-1697 saw British forces and Iroquois Indians attack New France in North America? King William's War
Britain gained Newfoundland from France in which conflict of 1702-13? Queen Anne's War
On 9 July 1755, which Major General was killed when his forces were ambushed at the Monongahela River whilst he was en route to Fort Duquesne? Braddock
What was the North American offshoot of the War of The Austrian Succession? King George's War
Which French General captured and destroyed Fort Oswego and Fort William Henry from the British in 1756, but lost out to Wolfe on the Plains of Abraham in 1759? Montcalm
What alliterative name was given to the company of colonial militia from the colony of New Hampshire, attached to the British Army during the Seven Years' War (called the French and Indian War in the United States), named after their leader? Rogers' Rangers
What name is given to the repetition of vowel sounds to create internal rhyming within phrases or sentences, to some degree the vowel equivalent of alliteration? Assonance
The Battle of the Plains of Abraham, the decisive battle of the French and Indian War, took place outside which city? Quebec
Pontiac, famed as the leader of an American Indian struggle against British military occupation of the Great Lakes region was the leader of which tribe? Ottowan/Odowan
"Machine Head" was an album released in 1972 by which rock band? Deep Purple
Which author, who lived 1628-88, joined Cromwell's Roundhead army before the age of sixteen, and recalled an incident when his replacement on guard duty was almost immediately shot and killed with a musket? John Bunyan
What is the UNODC, first established in 1997 but given that name in 2002? United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
What name is given to a plant that grows - unlike parasites - harmlessly upon another plant (such as a tree) and derives its moisture and nutrients from the air, rain, and sometimes from debris accumulating around it? Epiphyte
Vicunas and llamas belong to which family of animals? Camelidae/camels
How else are 'canicular days' known? Dog days
What specific name is given to a two year-old horse? A juvenile
Founded in 1922, the Caterpillar Club is specifically for those people whose lives were saved by what? Parachutes
In motoring, what safety system is denoted by the initials ESP? Electronic Stability Program
What one-word term, derived from Latin for 'outside the walls', is used for a university's non-registered students? Extramural
If someone is said to be 'in Carey Street', what does that mean? They are in financial trouble
Which TV show, that first aired in 1992, had a theme tune was sung by Adrian Edmondson and Julie Driscoll? Absolutely Fabulous
Which English comedian is probably best known for replacing Mark Lamarr as presenter of "Never Mind The Buzzcocks" and for his sometimes confrontational and insulting approach whilst on the show? Simon Amstell
Which children's show, a spin-off of Dr Who, aired between 2007 and 2011 and starred the late Elizabeth Sladen in the title role? The Sarah Jane Adventures
Which Welshman was instrumental in the 2005 revival of Dr Who, and the show's popularity during his tenure as executive producer saw at least two spin-offs, including Torchwood? Russell T Davies
What is the title of the film that is 'number 2' chronologically in the Star Wars series, following "The Phantom Menace"? Attack Of The Clones
Which member of a critically-acclaimed band wrote the score for the movie "There Will Be Blood"? Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead)
Which musical instrument, one of the first electronic ones, was invented in 1928 and part-named after its founder, and produces eerie wavering notes by varying the frequency of oscillation in vacuum tubes? Ondes Martenot
Which actor's credits include Rupert Giles in "Buffy", Uther Pendragon in "Merlin" and famously part of the Nescafe Gold Blend couple? Anthony Head
Which Holby City and Waterloo Road actor won Strictly Come Dancing in 2008? Tom Chambers
Which 2009 British documentary film aiming to expose the "shams and deceit involved in creating a pernicious celebrity culture", and saw tabloids uncritically accept stories they were given? Starsuckers
What was notable about the players in the 1796 'Montpelier Tea Gardens' cricket match? They were all amputees
Who overtook Boycott as England's top cricket run-scorer in 1992? David Gower
Which newsreader wrote a biography of cricketer Viv Richards? Trevor MacDonald
Which English county side did Viv Richards represent from 1974 to 1986? Somerset
Which Indian cricketer was the second man to reach the milestone of taking 400 Test wickets? Kapil Dev
Which Australian cricketer was the first man to take 300 Test wickets? Dennis Lillee
Which cricketer was the first bowler in history to take 400 test wickets? Richard Hadlee
What is England's most southerly Test cricket ground? Rose Bowl
Melling Road bisects which racecourse? Aintree
What did the WG stand for in the name of WG Grace? William Gilbert
In 1996, Darren Gough became the first English Test bowler to bowl wearing what? Sunglasses
Who won both 5000 and 10000m Olympic Gold in 1972 and 1976? Lasse Viren
Which English rugby league team are known as the 'Bulldogs'? Batley
What is the total of the numbers in a Sudoku line? 45
Which was the only horse to regain the Cheltenham Cup, winning in 2007 and 2009? Kauto Star
Which boxer was nicknamed 'The Manassa Mauler'? Jack Dempsey
In what form of equestranism did Zara Phillips won World Titles? Eventing
Who scored England's only goal in their game of October 1973 against Poland, that saw England fail to qualify for World Cup 1974, when they were famously thwarted by the Polish goalkeeper Jan Tomaszewski? Allan Clarke
Terry Spinks won an Olympic Gold for Great Britain in 1956 at which weight? Flyweight
Who won gold in the 10,000m in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics? Kenenisa Bekele
The national fruit of Bangladesh, what is considered to be the largest tree-borne fruit, reaching as much as 35 kg in weight, 90 cm in length, and 50 cm in diameter? Jackfruit
Which Antarctic sea is named after the Russian admiral whose 1819–20 expedition was the first to sight the Antarctic mainland? Bellinghausen Sea
Mount Erebus and Mount Terror were discovered by, and named for, the two ships of an 1839–1843 expedition led by which British explorer, after whom an Antarctic sea and ice shelf are named? James Clark Ross
Named after the Scottish sailor who first entered it in 1823, which Antarctic sea has the clearest water of any sea, approaching that of distilled water? Weddel Sea
In which film of 1996 does the protagonist record scores of 83, 62, 64 and 78 in the US Open Golf Championship? Tin Cup
The Pontefract firm of Hillaby’s constructed a boot made of liquorice for the filming of which 1925 silent classic? The Gold Rush
Patrons and critics were each charged five cents for admission to the premiere of which 1976 Peter Bogdanovich film? Nickelodeon
Prescott Bush, father of George H. W. Bush, was among a group of Yale students who, in 1918, claimed to have stolen the skull from the grave of which native American leader? Geronimo
Which noted journalist and essayist dug up the bones of radical Thomas Paine from his grave in New Rochelle and brought them back with him to England, where he kept them for over two decades? William Cobbett
Following his death in 1768, which Anglo-Irish novelist’s body was illegally exhumed by body snatchers and sold to anatomists at Cambridge University? Laurence Sterne
Which Ukrainian-born American actress received the third of her four Razzie nominations for playing Joan of Arc in the 1999 Luc Besson directed film Joan of Arc? Milla Jovovich
Which former member of the Go-Gos played Joan of Arc in the film Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure? Jane Wiedlin
Which actress received the 4th of her 7 Oscar nominations for the title role in Victor Fleming’s 1948 film Joan of Arc? Ingrid Bergman
The mother of which painter committed suicide in 1912 by drowning herself in the river Sambre? She had been a milliner before she got married, which may possibly have been an influence for a recurring theme in his work. Rene Magritte
Since the 18th century, the river Pregolya, also known as the Pregel, has probably been best known for which series of crossings over it, only two of which still survive from that time in the same form? Bridges of Konigsberg
The 22-mile long Gran Valira river (a tributary of a larger river system) is the main river flowing through which European capital city? Andorra La Vella
An opera composed by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, with a libretto by his brother Modest Tchaikovsky, and based on a short story of the same name by Alexander Pushkin has as its title which specific playing card? Queen of Spades
What is the stage name of the US instrumentalist with the surname Gorelick, whose releases include the 1997 EP Six of Hearts as well as the multi-million selling albums Duotones, Breathless, Miracles and The Moment? Kenny G
Which title is shared by a Disney animated film and the classic episode of The Young Ones in which Motorhead performed Ace of Spades? Bambi
Which English film director whose credits include Pride and Prejudice (2005), Atonement (2007), Hanna (2011), Anna Karenina (2012) and Pan (2015) is married to the sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar, daughter of Ravi Shankar? Joe Wright
Formerly best-known for her role as Jerry's ex-girlfriend Elaine Benes in Seinfeld, which American actress stars as President (formerly Vice President) Selina Meyer in the political comedy series Veep? Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Kiviak is a traditional winter food of the Greenlandic Inuit. It is made from which birds being left to ferment in the hollowed-out body of a seal? Little Auks
In June 2012, one member of this family became the first person in history to walk over the Niagara Falls on a high wire. What is the name of this German-American daredevil stunt family, best known for performing high wire acts without a safety net? Flying Wallendas
Which Russian ice hockey center - an alternate captain for the Pittsburgh Penguins - won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the best player during the NHL play-offs in 2009? Evgeni Malkin
Which Iranian city on the Caspian Sea coast gives its name to a 1971 international treaty for the conservation and sustainable utilization of wetlands? Ramsar
Portrait of a Man is a well-known work - and possible self-portrait - of which Sicilian painter (c. 1430 - 1479) who Giorgio Vasari credited with bringing oil painting to Italy? Antonello da Messina
This Australian has released 8 albums in English and 2 in French. Which singer is probably best-known in English-speaking countries for her 1994 hit Chains and in Francophone countries for 1999's Aller plus haut and 2005's Aimer jusqu'à l'impossible? Tina Arena
Which brilliant Kiev-born classical pianist is probably best-known for his work with Arturo Toscanini, with whom he recorded Brahms' second piano concerto and Tchaikovsky's first piano concerto with the NBC Symphony? Vladimir Horowitz
The prominent economists Léon Walras and Vilfredo Pareto are both associated with which school of economic thought - named for a European city - most closely associated with the development of general equilibrium theory? Lausanne School
In Voltaire's novel Candide, what is the name of the Manichaean scholar whom the title character meets in Suriname? The exact opposite of Pangloss, he is convinced that the world is full of fools. Martin
Which Russian geneticist (1917-85) is best-known for his long experiment breeding the silver fox, selecting only those individuals that showed the least fear of humans, until he was left with foxes which wagged their tails when approached? Dmitry Konstantinovich Belyaev
Geralt of Rivia is the protagonist of which 2007 action role-playing video game adapted from the book series of the same name by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski? The Witcher
What is the stage-name taken by the fabulously well-endowed nightclub dishwasher Eddie Adams when he enters into a career as a porn star in Paul Thomas Anderson's 1997 film Boogie Nights? Dirk Diggler
What was the surname of the Czech husband and wife who were jointly awarded the 1947 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discovery of how glycogen is broken down and resynthesized in the body, for use as a store and source of energy? Cori
Founded in Glendale, California in 1945, and famous for its '31 flavours' slogan, which is the world's largest chain of ice cream speciality shops? Baskin-Robbins
Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and ________. This UNESCO World Heritage Site consists of the Forbidden City in Beijing and the Mukden Palace in which city of 6 million people - the largest in northeastern China? Shenyang
Although officially called 'followers', the distinctive playing pieces almost universally referred to as 'meeples' are used in which board game? Carcassonne
He had roles in The Last of the Mohicans and Natural Born Killers. Which controversial Oglala Sioux actor - who died in 2012 - is probably better known as the late 20th century's most prominent activist for the rights of Native American people? Russell Means
The 17th century German professor Wilhelm Schickard is best-known for his invention of an early example of which device, the invention of which is often attributed to Blaise Pascal who independently invented such a device some two decades later? Mechanical calculator
The 1908 painting The Football Players is a well-known work of which artist? Henri Rousseau
Which substance was first used as a general anesthetic by the American dentist William T. G. Morton in 1846? Ether
Located in the Gulf of Gabes, off the coast of Tunisia, which is the largest island off the North African coast? Djerba
As of 2016, the tallest building in New England is which skyscraper in Boston, designed by Henry N. Cobb of the firm I. M. Pei & Partners and completed in 1976? John Hancock Tower
What is the name of the unleavened bread traditionally eaten by Jewish people during Pesach, when eating food made with leavened grain is forbidden according to Jewish religious law? Matzo/matza
Praised as the "Prince of Castilian Letters", Rubén Dario is widely considered which country's greatest ever writer? Nicaragua
The 15th century composers Guillaume Dufay, Gilles Binchois, Antoine Busnois, and John Dunstaple were central figures within which 'school' centred on the courts of the namesake duchy? Burgundian Duchy
Although the second series is set in California, the first series - broadcast on HBO since January 2014 - of the American crime drama series True Detective was set in which state? Louisiana
First studied by Étienne Pascal, father of Blaise, what name, derived from the Latin for ‘snail’, is given to a roulette formed when a circle rolls around the outside of a circle of equal radius? Limaçon
Made with ground pork, paprika, and salt and spices, sobrassada is a raw, cured sausage originating in which island group? Balearics
The most famous game of the historic form of 'calcio' (as distinct from modern football, for which calcio is also the word) is played each June in the Piazza Santa Croce in which Italian city? Florence
Who is credited with inventing the barometer in 1643? Torricelli
Who invented the capillary feed fountain pen in 1884? Lewis Waterman
Which symbol appears alongside the 5 on the 5 key of a computer keyboard? %
To what type of animal does the word murine refer? Mouse
In aviation, what is AWACS? Airborne Warning And Control System
The car manufacturer Facel Vega were from which country? France
Hyundai originated in which country? South Korea
Which one-word term refers to animals that give birth to love young? Viviparous
Which phylum do roundworms belong to? Nematoda
A sheep, a cock and a duck did what in 1783 - a first? Flew in a balloon
The Irish art director and production designer Cedric Gibbons won how many Oscars in total? Eleven
Who played the title role in 1953 film "Calamity Jane"? Doris Day
Kim Basinger won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for which film? LA Confidential
For what does SPECTRE stand in the James Bond books and films? Special Executive For Counter-Espionage, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion
Who played "Mrs Robinson" in "The Graduate"? Anne Bancroft
Who played Archie Rice in the 1960 film version of "The Entertainer"? Laurence Olivier
What skin complaint was suffered by the character Marlow in Dennis Potter's series "The Singing Detective"? Psoriasis
Who married Amy Winehouse in 2007, and was widely blamed for her spiral into drug addiction? Blake Fielder-Civil
For which film did Martin Scorsese win a Best Director Oscar in 2007? The Departed
Which character lives in Little Whinging, Surrey? Harry Potter
The oldest regiment in the Regular Army in continuous active service, which one wears the Star of the Order of the Garter? Coldstream Guards
Which country's traditional calendar follows the years of the Emperor's reign? Japan
The BSI, which awards kitemarks, stands for what? British Standards Institute
Much Marple & Ross-On-Wye are in which English county? Herefordshire
Ledbury, in Herefordshire, is known for what type of festival? Poetry
Apsley House, "No.1 London", stands near which park? Hyde Park
Which explorer (1800-1862) claimed the West Coast of Australia for the UK? Charles Fremantle
Where are King George Bay, Queen Charlotte Bay and Pebble Island? Falkland Islands
Which English choirmaster and broadcaster is best known for his television appearances in programmes such as The Choir and The Choir: Military Wives? Gareth Malone
What is the short nickname of the elevated railway in several cities, including Chicago and Philadelphia? El
What is the nickname of Yeovil Town FC? The Glovers
Czechoslovakia were runners-up in the World Cup Final twice - once in 1934, and in which other year? 1962
Which eponymously-named cricket stroke was pioneered by Sri Lankan right-handed batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan during the ICC World Twenty20 held during June 2009 in England? Dilscoop
Which captain of the England national cricket team in One Day Internationals and Twenty 20 Internationals once represented Ireland? Eoin Morgan
Who were the first team to win the European Rugby Champions Cup, in 2014-5, after it was rebranded from the Heineken Cup? Toulon
Who were the first winners of the Heineken Cup, in 1995–96? Toulouse
Which tennis player admitted in his autobiography that he used and tested positive for methamphetamine in 1997? Andre Agassi
For which NFL team has Tom Brady played from 2000 to at least 2016? New England Patriots
Who was British boxer to reach the final of the World Amateur Boxing Championships, first British boxer to become a unified cruiserweight world champion, and then became WBA Heavyweight champion in 2009? David Haye
Which nation have achieved a Four/Five/Six Nations Grand Slam only twice as of 2016 - in 1948 and in 2009? Ireland
Whose less famous works include Convivio ("The Banquet"), a collection of his longest poems with an (unfinished) allegorical commentary; De vulgari eloquentia ("On the Eloquence of Vernacular"), and La Vita Nuova ("The New Life")? Dante
Exhibited in 1865, he started it in 1852 - who painted "Work", generally considered one of his more important works? Ford Madox Brown
Combining medieval history with criticism of 19th-century British society, who wrote 1843's "Past And Present"? Thomas Carlyle
Which group announced themselves after a meeting at 13 Gower Street, London, in 1848? Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
Which woman was the model for Millais' painting "Ophelia" - she later married Dante Gabriel Rossetti? Elizabeth Siddal
Which Pre-Raphaelite painted "The Awakening Conscience"? William Holman Hunt
Who wrote the short story collection "The Day We Got Drunk On Cake", published in 1967? William Trevor
Who wrote the 1978 work "Young Adolf"? Beryl Bainbridge
Leontes is a character in which of Shakespeare's plays? The Winter's Tale
Which architect designed the rebuilt Coventry Cathedral after WW2? Basil Spence
What does 'swastika' mean in Sanskrit? Lucky, or auspicious
The KLF infamously burned £1 million pounds on which island? Jura
The Turner Prize was won by which sculptor in 1993, who was also awarded "Worst Artist Of The Year" by the KLF? Rachel Whiteread
What two word term related to the beneficial effects of shopping was coined by the Chicago Tribune on Christmas Day 1986? Retail Therapy
Pedro Carmona replaced which elected president for 47 hours in a 2001 constitutional crisis? Hugo Chavez (Venezuela)
Which American Quaker poet (1807-92) is remembered particularly for his anti-slavery writings as well as his book Snow-Bound? John Greenleaf Whittier
Which is released into the bloodstream as a hormone in response to stretching of the cervix and uterus during labour and with stimulation of the nipples from breastfeeding, and is used as a medicine to induce labour? Oxytocin
According to the Torah, how many specific commandments should Jews obey? 613
How does the Israeli political party Yisraeli Beiteinu's name translate? Israel Is Our Home
How is Simon and Garfunkel track "The 59th Bridge Street Song" better known? Feelin' Groovy
In quantum statistics, one of two possible ways in which a collection of non-interacting indistinguishable particles may occupy a set of available discrete energy states, at thermodynamic equilibrium is named after which two 20th century physicists? Bose-Einstein statistics
Whose famous equation, derived in 1928, implied the existence of a new form of matter, antimatter, previously unsuspected and unobserved? Dirac
Which naturalist (1823-1913) is best known for independently conceiving the theory of evolution through natural selection; his paper on the subject was jointly published with some of Charles Darwin's writings in 1858? Alfred Russel Wallace
Which American electrical engineer patented the telephone two hours after Alexander Graham Bell? Elisha Gray
In 1999, who was declared Man Of The Century by TIME magazine? Albert Einstein
Name either man to win a Nobel Prize in the same category twice. Frederick Sanger (Chemistry) John Bardeen (Physics)
What eponymous name is given in physics to coordinate transformations between two coordinate frames that move at constant velocity relative to each other? Lorentz Transformations
Which reactions, named after a French chemist and Nobel Prize winner, and important in forming carbon-carbon bonds, occur when alkyl, vinyl, or aryl-magnesium halides add to a carbonyl group in an aldehyde or ketone? Grignard Reaction
In the law of wills, what name is given to any individual or organization bequeathed any portion of a testator's estate? Legatee
In which year of the 20th Century did Norway achieve independence from Sweden? 1905
The smallest territory of India is which group of islands off the country’s southwestern coast with its capital at Kavaratti? Lakshadweep islands
Bardo Thodol describes the experiences that one can expect to have between death and rebirth. It is commonly known as the '_______ Book of the Dead' with the blank indicating the ethnic group to whom the book is near-sacred. Which ethnic group? Tibetan
The acclaimed restaurant Le Chantecler is to be found within the equally famous Hotel Negresco which overlooks the Mediterranean in which city? Nice
The best-known female painter of the Dutch Golden Age, which artist is renowned for her depictions of flowers such as Still-Life with Bouquet of Flowers and Plums (1704)? Rachel Ruysch
Which 1927 Laurel and Hardy film shares its title with a Marx Brothers film? Duck Soup
The Malay paste belacan, Indonesian paste terasi, the Filipino paste bagoong alamang, the Thai paste kapi, the Burmese paste ngapi yay, the Chinese paste hom ha, the Goan paste galmbo, and the Bangladeshi paste sidol all share which central ingredient? Shrimps
Which Milanese newspaper was founded in 1896 so it could cover the first modern Olympics in Athens? La Gazetta dello Sport
A companion piece to his 2002 album Sea Change, which 2014 album by Beck was awarded a 2015 Grammy Award for Album of the Year? Morning Phase
During the Hajj, Muslims must travel backwards and forwards between Al-Safa and Al-Marwah seven times. What are Al-Safa and Al-Marwah? Hills
The first installment in the successful Civilization video game series was given the title ___ ____'s Civilization. The name of which Canadian-American programmer - who created the game - fills in the blanks? Sid Meier
Give a year in the reign of Gustav III of Sweden, the king infamously assassinated at a Masked Ball, prompting the much later Verdi opera. 1772-92
Whose work on quantum theory in 1900 won him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918? Max Planck
Which Nobel Prize is traditionally announced last? Peace
Which Nobel Prize is traditionally announced first of the six, often on 10 October? Physiology or Medicine
What nationality was the novelist Naguib Mahfouz? Egyptian
In which Swiss governmental office was Einstein working when he formulated his theories of relativity? Patent Office
What was Albert Einstein's legal citizenship, listed as his nationality when he was awarded a Nobel Prize? Swiss
He left his native country aged nine in 1843 - who invented the motto for himself "my home is my work and my work is everywhere"? Alfred Nobel
Created by the French sculptor Étienne Maurice Falconet, and with a name taken from an 1833 poem, in which city is the "Bronze Horseman" statue? St Petersburg
Which Scottish American sailor (1747-92), the United States' first well-known naval fighter in the American Revolutionary War later served in the Imperial Russian Navy, subsequently obtaining the rank of rear admiral? John Paul Jones
Which philosopher (1806-73) wrote "On The Subjection Of Women"? John Stuart Mill
What was the unusual first name of Mr Senior (26 September 1790 – 4 June 1864), an English lawyer known as an economist and government adviser over several decades in the areas of economic and social policy, which he shares with a capital city? Nassau
In Christianity, what name is given to one who takes the principle of salvation by faith and divine grace to the point of asserting that the saved are not bound to follow the Law of Moses? Antinomian
Also known as the Free Grace Controversy, which religious and political conflict in the Massachusetts Bay Colony from 1636 to 1638 pitted most of the colony's ministers against some adherents of the theology of Puritan minister John Cotton? Antinomian Controversy
In which US city, the fifth-largest in the state of Georgia, did Methodism founder John Wesley spend two years as an unsuccessful missionary from 1735-37? Savannah
"The Confession Of The Savoyard Vicar" was a then-controversial passage in which philosophical text? Emile by Rousseau
Originating from, and named after, the posthumously published work of a Dutch theologian, who died in 1638, which 17th century Catholic theological movement, emphasized original sin, human depravity, the necessity of divine grace, and predestination? Jansenism
Immanuel Kant said that reading which philosopher's work - which he set out to disprove - "wakened me from my dogmatic slumbers"? David Hume
Which three word German term did Kant use to describe a "thing in itself"? Ding an sich
The founding figure of the philosophical movement (1762-1814) known as German idealism, who was also the originator of thesis–antithesis–synthesis (Thesis–Antithesis–Synthesis), an idea that is often erroneously attributed to Hegel? Johann Gottlieb Fichte
What is the name of the Muppet rock house band of The Muppet Show? Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem
Part of the Sierra Nevada range in the Cordillera Penibética, and named for a Muslim ruler of Granada, what is the highest mountain in continental Spain and in the Iberian Peninsula? Mulhacen
Which mountain in Colombia ranks fifth in the 'prominence' charts (i.e how much a mountain rises above its surroundings) with a prominence of 18074ft, and is the highest thus-ranked mountain not to be one of the Seven Summits? Cristobal Colon
Which river flows through Florence, and hence under the Ponte Vecchio in the city? Arno
Es Cavallet and Ses Salines are two famous tourist beaches on which island? Ibiza
Which is the oldest and largest railway station in Bristol, UK? Temple Meads Station
In which town is the Menin Gate located? Ypres
The majority lying within The Border Forest Park, what is the largest man-made woodland in England? Kielder Forest
Which conifer has the Latin name Pseudotsuga menziesii? Douglas Fir
At exactly 36 degrees latitude, what is the southernmost point of Continental Europe, situated south of both African capital cities of Tunis and Algiers? Cape Tarifa
The largest island off the coast of ireland, Achill Island, lies off the coast of which county? Mayo
What is the official residence of the Vice President of the United States? Number One, Observatory Circle, Washington DC
The 42nd Vice President of the United States (1977–81) under President Jimmy Carter, who lost in a landslide to President Reagan in the 1984 Presidential election? Walter Mondale
Which London square houses both the BMA building, and a statue of Gandhi, sculpted by Fredda Brilliant? Tavistock Square
Which British publishing was house founded in 1917 by Leonard Woolf and Virginia Woolf - it was named after their house in Richmond, in which they began hand-printing books? Hogarth Press
In which province of China do the majority of Uighur people live? Xinjiang
Which port city, located at the mouth of the Swan River, serves as the port for Perth, Western Australia? Fremantle
Queen Maud Land is on which continent? Antarctica
If a glen is a narrow valley, what prefix is used for a wide Scottish valley? Strath
The rivers Tavy, Torridge and Tone are in which English county? Devon
In chess, the Smith–Morra Gambit (or simply Morra Gambit) is an opening gambit against which opening? The Sicilian Defence
Which chess opening, with a reputation for solidity and conservatism, is characterised by the moves: 1. e4 e6? French Defence
Which phase is the latter phase of the menstrual cycle (in humans and a few other animals) or the earlier phase of the estrous cycle (in other placental mammals)? Luteal phase
Which Brazilian man was killed on the London tube by police on 22nd July 2005 when counter-terror police mistook him for a terrorist in London? Jean Charles de Menezes
What was Charles Dickens' second published novel, after The Pickwick Papers? Oliver Twist
Who wrote the novel "Lustrum"? Robert Harris
Who wrote "Half Of A Yellow Sun"? Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Which is the last of Agatha Christie's "Miss Marple" novels? Sleeping Murder
Who kills Nancy in "Oliver Twist"? Bill Sykes
Starbucks coffee houses take their name from which book? Moby Dick
What is the name of Willy Loman's wife in "Death Of A Salesman"? Linda
What date is St George's Day celebrated on? 23rd April
The Isle of Purbeck, not a true island but a peninsula, is in which English county? Dorset
With a population of around 9600, which is the largest town on the Isle of Purbeck? Swansea
Orange County's main airport, just 14 miles from Disneyland, and with the IATA code SNA for Santa Ana, is named after which man? John Wayne
What is the county town of County Donegal? Lifford
What is the genuine (not official) birthday of Queen Elizabeth II? April 21st
In which English county is the Isle of Sheppey? Kent
Opened in 1984, where is the UK's National Motorcycle Museum? Solihull (accept Birmingham)
Frobisher Bay is located off the coast of which island? Baffin Island
What are the forenames of the two controversial artists "The Chapman Brothers"? Jake and Dinos
Which long-running high-circulation daily broadsheet newspaper in Russia was a newspaper of record in the Soviet Union from 1917 until the dissolution of the USSR in 1991, and began as News of the Petrograd Soviet of Workers Deputies on 13 March1917 ? Izvestia
Aston takes in the homeless man Davies in which famous play? The Caretaker (Pinter)
Laura Knight, Stanhope Forbes and Frank Bramley are all painters associated with which Cornish village, that forms a conurbation with Penzance? Newlyn
Barbara Hepworth and Bernard Leach both lived and worked in which Cornish town on the coast of the Celtic Sea? St Ives
What single letter name was taken by the Cornish author of "Dead Man's Rock"? Q
What is the name of the lady called "The Woman" by Dr Watson in the Sherlock Holmes stories? Irene Adler
Who was the Inspector in several of the Sherlock Holmes stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Doyle took his name from a friend in his days at the University of Edinburgh, a Saint Lucian medical student? Lestrade
Which book was written, according to its author in Part I "To Justify The Ways of God To Man"? Paradise Lost
Who wrote 2006's "The Road", a post-apocalyptic tale of a journey of a father and his young son over a period of several months, across a landscape blasted by an unspecified cataclysm that has destroyed most of civilization and almost all life on Earth? Cormac McCarthy
"All About My Mother" (1999), which received the award for Best Foreign Language Film and "Talk to Her" (2002) which earned an award for Best Original Screenplay were films by which Spanish film director? Pedro Almodóvar
From which city did Felipe II move the Spanish capital to Madrid in 1561? Valladolid
Who was the elder brother of Napoleon Bonaparte, who made him King of Naples and Sicily (1806–1808), and later King of Spain (1808–1813)? Joseph Bonaparte
Which river flows through Madrid? Manzanares
The Estachion de Atocha is which city's main train station? Madrid
Highly rated Pétrus wine is made entirely from which grape? Merlot
A croque-en-bouche is eaten as which course of food? Dessert
What is a croque-en-bouche? Choux pastry balls piled into a cone and bound with threads of caramel
Pinhead, rough, medium and fine are grades of which processed grain? Oats
Who was the Greek God of storms and winds? Aeolus
Who had a 2008 Number 1 with a remix of "Singin In The Rain"; they also joined Terrorvision for 1999's "Tequila"? Terrorvision
"Love Bites" was a power ballad by who, that was their only US Billboard Number 1 when released as a single in 1988? Def Leppard
Which Wagner opera, based largely on a romance by Gottfried von Strassburg, was first performed in 1865 by conductor Hans Von Bulow Tristan Und Isolde
The Duke of Mantua sings "Questa O Quella" in which opera? Rigoletto
In myth, which son of Zeus and Electra founded the Royal House of Troy? Dardanus
Verbunkos is a type of music that originated in which country, and that was once used to attract recruits to its army? Hungary
Which king of Kernow (Cornwall) in the early 6th century is most famous for his appearance in Arthurian legend as the uncle of Tristan and husband of Iseult, who engage in a secret affair? Mark
How is a Cardinal correctly addressed? Your Eminence
Which herb has the Latin name salvia officinalis? Sage
On which German guild did Wagner base an 1860 opera? The Meistersingers
Complete the saying: "The fool wanders, the wise man..."? Travels
What colour is something that is described as 'viridescent'? Green
What adjective means "fox-like"? Vulpine
In what structure are fox cubs born and weaned? An Earth
How is the insect superfamily Pentatomoidea better known? Shield bugs, stink bugs, chust bugs
Fringilla montifringilla is the name of which finch, a winter visitor to Britain? Brambling
'Jack' and 'common' are two British species of which bird? Snipe
Which tree has the Latin name "Fagus sylvatica"? Beech
Members of the family Sparassidae have what two-word common name because of their speed and carnivorous nature? Huntsman spiders
A sea lemon is actually a type of what? Sea slug
When the Turks invaded, the capital of the Hungarian Empire was moved from Budapest to which city in 1536, returning in 1686? Bratislava
In August 1944, a non-Scottish SNP staged a failed uprising against Nazi rule in which European country? Slovakia
How many countries joined the EU in May 2004, the largest enlargement in EU history? Ten
Bratislava lies on which river? Danube
The Venus of Moravany is a small prehistoric female figurine discovered in Slovakia in the 1920s, dated to 22800BCE, and made of what substance that would be very difficult to obtain today? Mammoth ivory
The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin overlooks which square, named for another European capital? Pariser Platz
What two word colloquial name, referencing another event in the same nations in 1989, was given to the 1993 separation of the Czech Republic and Slovakia? Velvet Divorce
Peter Eisenman, Michael Graves, Charles Gwathmey, John Hejduk and Richard Meier are all architects who have together been given what nickname, referencing a city where their photographed work was the subject of a meeting in 1969? New York Five
Which architect was behind the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, opened in 2004 in Berlin? Peter Eisenman
Which capital city was recaptured from Muslims by Crusaders under Dom Afonso Henriques in 1147 and has remained mainly Christian ever since? Lisbon
Which country in the world contains the most trans-boundary rivers (defined as a river that crosses a national border)? Bangladesh
The Hindu festival of Kumbh Mela takes place how often? Every 3 years
By some measures it is the most polluted river on Earth, in which country is the Citarum River located? Indonesia
What is the name given to the only area of Antarctica free of territorial claims from any nation, lying between 158°W and 103°24'W? Marie Byrd Land
The Albert Medal, first awarded in 1864, is given out annually by which London-based organisation - past winners include Michael Faraday and Tim Berners-Lee? Royal Society of Arts (RSA)
Which charity and international solidarity movement was founded in Paris in 1949 by the Catholic priest and Capuchin friar Abbé Pierre to combat poverty and homelessness? Emmaus International
How is the musician Roger Allen François Jouret better known? Plastic Bertrand
Which Austronesian official language is spoken as a first language by only a quarter of the population of the Philippines but as a second language by the majority of the people of that country? Tagalog
What is the largest city of Iran's Caspian Sea coast? Rasht
Which dynasty ruled Persia from 1501 to 1736? Safavid
What name is given to a newborn alligator? Hatchling
Ezra Warner patented which common household object? Can opener
How many seats were there per row across the cabin of Concorde? Four
Which airline, principal and largest international air carrier in the United States from 1927 until its collapse on December 4, 1991, was the first one to place orders for Boeing 747s? Pan Am
What is the name given to a baby turkey? Poult
What is the only phase of the moon that can produce a solar eclipse? New Moon
What was the real first name of astronaut Buzz Aldrin? Edwin
John Wesley Hyatt combined camphor and cellulose to first create which substance? Celluloid
What is kept in a ship's binnacle? Compass
What type of wool comes from a rabbit? Angora wool
What was first patented in the UK in 1750, with a recipe made from fish and fishbones? Glue
What was the first successful NASA mission to land a space probe on Mars? Viking 1
How many feet above ground level is tree girth measured? Four
Which high profile designer was sacked by Dior in 2011 following an anti-Jewish tirade in a Paris bar? John Galliano
Aylesbury is a species of which farmed animal? Duck
The residual pulp of what is called bargasse? Sugar cane
What is the nautical term for the practice of biting rope ends? Whipping
The name of which famous 19th-century maker of small pocket pistols, slightly misspelled, became an alternative generic term for any pocket pistol, along with the generic phrase palm pistol? Deringer (the pistols are derringers)
What type of creature is an ortolan? Bird
What is by far the most industrially important mineral for the production of metallic chromium? Chromite
Which British politician was the second husband of musician Marion Stein? Jeremy Thorpe
Which actress played - all in Hollywood films - a Pole in 1982, a Dane in 1985 and an Australian in 1988? Meryl Streep
Who gave Bill Wyman a walking frame as a present when he married Mandy Smith? Spike Milligan
Who provided Maggie Simpson's voice when she said her first word on the show? Liz Taylor
Who said of Clark Gable "if his manhood was one inch shorter, they'd call him the Queen of Hollywood"? His wife Carole Lombard
What is the name of the theme tune of Top Gear? Jessica
How was Accrington born Margaret Ann Lake better known in the 1990s and 2000s? Mystic Meg
Which film character is thought to have been based on Philip Marsden, a boy born into a North England mining family? Billy Elliott
Who married former Miss Finland, Heini Wathen, in 1985? Mohammed Al-Fayed
Who wrote the 2009 autobiography "Look Back In Hunger"? Jo Brand
Which order of monks was founded by St Bruno in the tenth century? Carthusians
Which professional would have "rights of audience"? Barrister
What name is given to both the rudimentary shoot or stem of an embryo plant and a type of down feather? Plumule
The November Revolution, or Cadet Uprising of 1830, was an uprising by people of which nationality? Polish
Ruthenia is an ancient name for an area in Europe centred on which mountain range? Carpathians
Which battle of 16 to 19 November 1813 was also called "The Battle of Nations"? Battle of Leipzig
Which short-sleeved shirt is named after an equestrian sport? Polo shirt
How many people comprise a Scottish jury in a criminal trial? Fifteen
Which German dramatist and writer who also worked as a consul in Russia and Germany, born 1761, was murdered in 1819 by Karl Ludwig Sand? August von Kotzebue
Which Italian politician, journalist and activist for the unification of Italy (1805-72) spearheaded the Italian revolutionary movement and helped bring about independent and unified Italy in place of several separate states? Giuseppe Mazzini
In Ireland, the Wednesday before Easter Sunday has what name? Spy Wednesday
What is 'Illustrated' in the title of a novel by Ray Bradbury, and 'History' in one by Malcolm Bradbury? Man
In what year was the video game Pac-Man released? 1980
Who claimed "style is a simple way of saying complicated things"? Jean Cocteau
In which form of football can players run with the ball if they bounce it on the ground every 15 metres? Australian Rules
Which company was founded in Tokyo in 1946 by engineer Mazaru Ibuka and physicist Akio Morita? Sony
How many players are there on an Australian Rules football team? Eighteen
Which country are Samsung from? South Korea
In Velazquez's "The Rokeby Venus" which god holds up a mirror to the titular goddess? Cupid
What name was shared by Frankish kings, regnal numbers I, II and III, who lived 603-39, 650-79, and 699–715? Dagobert
Who was the first British woman to win Olympic gold at 800m? Ann Packer
Which female Dutch athlete won four gold medals at the 1948 Olympics? Fanny Blankers-Koen
In which English football season were three points for a win first awarded? 1981-82
What result is nicknamed a "dog licence" in matchplay golf? 7 & 6
In which sport does the equipment feature a nock point? Archery
Which sport has fast, slow and modified pitch varieties? Softball
Which horse won both the 2000 Guineas and Irish 2000 Guineas in 2002? Rock of Gibraltar
Which jockey rode winners at both the 2002 Grand National and 2002 Cheltenham Gold cup - he won the latter three times on Best Mate? Jim Culloty
Which left-handed Lancashire bowler made his Test cricket debut for England in August 1965? Ken Higgs
Which English athlete, once a 10,000m world record holder, sued the "118 118" phone company for stealing his image in 2003? David Bedford
Which exotically-named basketball player, who died in 2015, was a Harlem Globetrotter from 1955 to 1980? Meadowlark Lemon
On April 13, 2016, which NBA team set the record for most wins in a single season, beating Memphis, and finishing 73-9? Golden State Warriors
Winning in both 2014-5 and 2015-6, who was the 11th basketball player to win back-to-back MVP honors and in 2016 became the first player in NBA history to win the MVP award by unanimous vote, winning all 131 first-place votes? Stephen Curry
Which male former England football captain once held a scholarship to the Central School of Ballet? Rio Ferdinand
Who was the first woman to win five track and field medals at one Olympics? Marion Jones (2000)
Which man created Scrabble in 1938? Alfred Butts
Which event was won in 1994, 1995 and 1996 by Dionicio Cerón Pizarro of Mexico, the first man to win it three consecutive times? London Marathon
Coleridge's "Rime of The Ancient Mariner" first appeared in which book of poems? Lyrical Ballads
Mark Wright, a presenter of "Take Me Out: The Gossip" and "Party Wright Round The World" first came to prominence on which show? TOWIE (The Only Way is Essex)
The Alton Towers estate was a former seat of which Earl? Earl of Shrewsbury
In 183 BC, Hannibal committed suicide in which modern-day country? Turkey
What is a shorthand term for the repertoire and performers associated with George Clinton and the Parliament-Funkadelic collective and the distinctive style of funk music they performed, a term which may reference Plainfield, New Jersey? P-Funk
Which Russian born geographer, meteorologist, climatologist and botanist of German descent gives his name to the system of climate characterisation and helped develop one of the world's first cloud atlases? Wladimir Köppen
The actinopterygii comprise an amazing 95% of all fish and are therefore the most common class of vertebrates in the world. What does actinopterygii literally mean? Ray-finned
What word means a hardened deposit of calcium carbonate cementing together other materials, including gravel, sand, clay, and silt, found in the High Plains of the west USA, and in Sonoran Desert. The term is Spanish and but comes from Latin forlime? Caliche
Marlon Brando was nominated for 8 acting Oscars during his lifetime – for which film did he receive his first nomination in 1952? A Streetcar Named Desire
Double Falsehood the early eighteenth century play by Lewis Theobald is believed to be a re-writing of which lost play by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher? Cardenio
The 1920 Treaty of Trianon formally ended WW1. It was signed by the Allied powers on the one hand and representatives of which (now EU member) country on the other'? Hungary
The former Royal complex, the Golistan Palace ("Palace of Flowers"), is now a museum. It is to be found within which city's Arg (citadel)? Tehran
Marvel was the first comic company to give a black superhero his own comic book - which character made his first appearance in 1972? Luke Cage
This theoretical contract grants special residence status to non-Muslim subjects in return for taxes. Derived from the Arabic for "people of the contract", which Islamic term describes non-Muslim subjects in states governed under Sharia law? Dhimmi
In the summer of 2010, which was the first Latin American country to legalise same-sex marriages nationwide? Argentina
In the troubled times of the 15th century, Yolande D'Aragon used her position to secure the French monarchy by marriage, diplomacy and force. She was the mother-in-law of which French king? Charles VII
Which word derives from an ancient Persian one meaning a closing-off from the outside world (to keep out wild animals) to make a protected, horticultural space? Paradise
Which word - from the Greek meaning "woman servant" - is a name give to a female "supporter" who assists a women through childbirth and charges for her services, these can include antenatal and postnatal visits and being on call? Doula
Name either of the European countries that joined NATO on 1 April 2009. Albania and Croatia
What is the name of the high school choir that is central to the US TV show 'Glee’? New Directions
Similar in origin and meaning to 'Baksheesh', which term derives from a word once uttered by beggars in the dialect of Xiamen (a port in South East China) and now also refers to something obtained unofficially, whether deviously or by ingenuity? Cumshaw
Which German footballer's last gasp equaliser took the 1966 World Cup Final into extra time? Wolfgang Weber
Claimed by some to be a homegrown US language, others say it is slang. Which term appeared in the mid 1970s to describe a version of English, incorporating the grammar of African languages, which also includes many words invented on the streets? Ebonics
Which formerly all-female Cambridge college was founded in 1869, and was granted full college status by the university in 1948, marking the official admittance of women to the university? Girton
In which English county is Naseby? Northamptonshire
In which US national park is the 'General Sherman' tree? Sequoia National Park
Pegwell Bay and St Margaret's Bay are in which English county? Kent
What, geographically speaking, are the Western and Eastern ghats in India? Mountains
New Hawarden Castle in Flintshire is famous as a former residence of which British PM? Gladstone
In which English county is Wycombe Abbey? Buckinghamshire
The 'Canadian' long-distance train connects which two cities? Vancouver, Toronto
OO is the civil aircraft registration for which country? Belgium
Which minor planet, or asteroid, is the second-most-massive and second-largest body in the asteroid belt? (4) Vesta
What is the largest object in the asteroid belt that lies between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter? (1) Ceres
Discovered in 2005, what is the name of the dwarf planet that is perhaps the largest Kuiper belt object (KBO) in the classical population, with a diameter approximately two thirds that of Pluto? Makemake
What name is given to minor planets with a semi-major axis between those of the outer planets? They have unstable orbits that cross or have crossed the orbits of one or more of the giant planets, and have dynamic lifetimes of a few million years. Centuars
Ormers are shellfish harvested and specifically found in which part of the British Isles? Channel Islands
Before the opening of Ashford International what was the only non-London UK station served by Eurostar? Ebbsfleet
SX is the civil aircraft registration code for which country? Greece
What type of number is the sum of all its factors? Perfect number
What name is given to the square root of a negative number? Imaginary
What is an aoudad? (another name for a) Barbary Sheep
What gift is given on the ninth wedding anniversary? Pottery (US), Copper (UK)
In Genesis, who was Isaac's wife? Rebekah
According to the Bible, in which cave were both Abraham and Sarah buried? Machpelah
In the Bible, what were the names of Rebekah and Isaac's twin sons? Jacob and Esau
In Genesis, who was the father of Abraham? Terah
Who named both dishes Peach Melba and Tournedos Rossini? Escoffier
Which Italian dessert dish consists of egg yolks with marsala wine? Zabaglione
Which fruit is used to make tzatziki? Cucumber
What name is given to eggs that are, in fact, buried for just a few months? 1000 Year Old Eggs
What name is given to French pancakes with orange syrup and liqueur? Crepe Suzette
Which singer's guitar had the words "this machine kills fascists" on it? Woody Guthrie
He's backed every major 'funk' figure, from George Clinton to Prince. What is the surname of the saxophonist introduced by James Brown on the 1974 track 'Soul Of A Black Man' with the words: "Maceo! Come here quick, and bring that funky licking stick!"? (Maceo) Parker
He was killed on 13 January 1963 in what is regarded as Africa's first post-colonial military coup; Sylvanus Olympio (b1902) served as Prime Minster (1958-1961) and then as the first ever President (1961-1963) of which African nation? Togo
Which capital city, perhaps inhabited since 10000 BC but certainly in continuous habitation for 6,000 years, became an important settlement after the Aramaeans arrived and established a network of canals that still form the basis of its water networks? Damascus
Under the Gonzaga family it became one of the main cultural hubs of Northern Italy. Which city is surrounded on three sides by artificial lakes created during the 12th century- a fourth lake, Lake Pajolo, dried up at the end of the 18th century? Mantua
FC Unirea Urziceni is a football team playing in which UEFA country, having won Liga 1 in season 2008/09? Romania
He has two elder sisters whose ex-husbands were Ricky Nelson and John DeLorean. He has been married to Pam Dawber since 1987. Who is this former UCLA star quarterback (his father was also a Heisman Trophy winner) and leading star of US TV? Mark Harmon
Inhabited since 3650BC and with links to the Akkadians and Hittites, this city in southern Turkey is the country's sixth largest. Its sights include the Ravanda citadel, restored by the Byzantines in the 6th century. Which city? Gaziantep or Antep
After declaring independence from Ottoman rule, Albania was recognised in 1913. Independence had been asserted by an assembly convened in the place which is now the country's second largest port, and which was Albania's capital until 1914. Which city? Vlore
Born Jozef De Veuster he is better known as Father Damian. In 2009 the Pope declared him a Saint for his charitable work with the lepers on which Hawaiian island, where he lived and eventually died himself of leprosy in 1889? Molokai
Whose body was exhumed on the orders of Colombian president Hugo Chavez in July 2010 to facilitate investigation of suspicions of foul play having been involved in his death? Simon Bolivar
Which country shares its name with the band of Savannah that stretches across Africa from Mali in the west to the Ethiopian Highlands in the East? The Sudan
Joseph Bologne (1739-99) was among the most important figures in the Paris musical scene of his day. He was also famed as a swordsman and equestrian. Known as the "Black Mozart", he was the Chevalier de... what? Saint-Georges
Her work depicted the everyday life of urban African Americans. In 1985 she became Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. Who was the first African American poet to win a Pulitzer Prize, for her 1949 collection ‘Annie Allen’? Gwendolyn Brooks
hich two-word term that first gained currency in the 1950s commonly refers to a person with a non-speaking or supernumerary role in an opera or stage play? Spear Carrier
Combining traditional folk music with Eastern European and Asian influences and driving beats, Chalga, or pop folk, is a phenomenon in which EU country? Bulgaria
In 2009, scare stories held that criminal gangs were killing peasant farmers and the fat from their bodies was being sold to European cosmetics manufacturers at £10,000/litre. In which country were these subsequently discredited wild stories circulating? Peru
Almost 300 years after their foundation, who or what did Constantine the Great replace in 310AD with the Scholae? Praetorian Guard
hat was the real first name of the character Corporal 'Radar' O'Reilly in ‘M*A*S*H'? Walter
During World War I, what was notable about the make-up of the US 369th Infantry Regiment to whom the French government awarded the Croix de Guerre for being the first to reach the Rhine? It was an all-black/African-American regiment
A Swedish soprano, with perfect singing and vivid acting, she made her debut in 1947, aged just 20, and was still performing in the 1990s. In 1997 a Eurostar train was named in her honour. Which much loved singer died aged 82 in November 2009? Elisabeth SÖDERSTRÖM
A mercenary leader known as 'Mad Mike', in July 1982, who was found guilty of hijacking a plane to escape from a failed coup in the Seychelles? Colonel Mike Hoare
In 2009, who became the first woman to referee snooker's World Championship final? Michaela Tabb
It is so popular in Canada that versions of it are sold in the country's Burger King, KFC and McDonald's outlets; the classic version of which dish consists of French fries topped with fresh cheese curd, and covered with brown gravy? Poutine
Similar to the use of thread count for cotton fabrics, what unit of weight is traditionally used to measure the density of fabric made of silk? Momme
Who was the jockey who won the Grand National in 1967 on Foinavon? John Buckingham
He won the English singles bowls title in 1960 and won every Commonwealth Games singles bowls gold medal from 1962 to 1978, and was three times world singles champion. Who is this pipe smoking bowler who was still winning world championships in 1992? David Bryant
The Marathon de Sables is a 6 day / 151 mile endurance race across the Sahara Desert normally taking place at the end of March / beginning of April. In which country does it take place? Morocco
Billie Jean King won 12 Grand Slam singles titles, 16 Grand Slam women's doubles titles, and 11 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles. What was her maiden surname? Moffitt
Since 1960 who has the unfortunate record of losing in the Wimbledon tennis women’s singles final the most times (a total of seven)? Chris Evert
This lady was born in Liege in 1982. She has won 7 Grand Slam singles titles, being 4 French Open titles (3 in a row), 1 Australian Open title, 2 US Open titles & 2004 Olympic Gold. In 2008 she announced her retirement only to return in 2010. Who is she? Justine Henin
The Hopman cup is a mixed tennis tournament for international teams which is held every year in which city? Perth, WA
Tennis player Jelena Dokic played for Serbia and which other, adopted country? Australia
The first left-handed player to win the World Championship (Ronnie O’Sullivan is ambidexturous) which he did in 2000 and 2003, he is known as the The Welsh Potting Machine. Who is he? Mark Williams
ho is this former Finnish rally driver. Driving for Peugeot, he won the World Rally Championship in 2000 and 2002. After leaving Peugeot in 2005 he drove for Ford in 2006 and 2007 before retiring. Who is he? Marcus Gronholm
Born in 1979 and with a Spanish grandfather, who is the England rugby union player and Sale Wing/Full back who is best remembered for his disallowed try in the 2007 World Cup final against South Africa? Mark Cueto
What name is shared by an Englishman and Australian sportsmen? The former, a footballer, was named after a battleship on which his father served. The Australian, a wicketkeeper, once set a world record of 355 wicketkeeping dismissals. Rodney Marsh
In a set of 28 dominoes how many have a total of exactly 6 dots? Four
Why were the times achieved by runners unusually slow at the Olympic 3000 metre steeplechase in 1932? They accidentally ran one lap too many
Which unit of measure for the linear mass density of fibers, yarns and thread and is defined as the mass in grams per 1000 meters? Tex
Between 1992 and 2015, the National Hunt Champion Jockey of the UK always hailed from which country in the UK? Northern Ireland
In Gustav Holst's work "The Planets Suite" which planet is termed "The Mystic"? Neptune
Tavel, Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Hermitage wines are produced in which French wine growing area? Rhone Valley
Which British Prime Minister maintained a secret correspondence with Venetia Stanley, seeking her advice on how to deal with his political colleagues and even on questions of military strategy? Asquith
Which Dutch Renaissance artist painted "The Hunters in the Snow", in 1565? Peter Brueghel The Elder
How many contestants are there in an episode of Channel 4's TV game show, "Deal or No Deal"? 22
Named after a capital city, which interpretration of the meaning of quantum mechanics was largely devised in the years 1925 to 1927 by Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg? Copenhagen Interpretation
As of 2001 onwards, car registrations beginning with the letter H, come from which area of the UK? Hampshire (and Dorset)
In a railway carriage near which city in Northern France did the allies and the Germans sign the Armistice which ended WWI, the Armistice sometimes being named after this town (and its adjacent forest of the same name)? Compiègne
The Danakil Desert is in part in three African countries - name any two. Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti
Who was the Prime Minister of France at the outbreak of WWII? Edouard Daladier
Which scientist's autobiography was called 'What Do You Care What Other People Think?' Richard Feynman
Which former college of the University of London became independent in July 2007? Imperial College
Colonel Nicholson, played by Alec Guinness, is one of the main characters in which famous 1957 war film? Bridge On The River Kwai
What was the middle name of Senator Edward M Kennedy, who died in August 2009? Moore
Which composer, born in Grenoble in 1803 wrote "Benvenuto Cellini", the first of his three operas? Hector Berlioz
In which month of the year is Walpurgis Night celebrated in Europe and Scandinavia? April
Which well known 1987 film, featured a character named Private Pyle, played by Vincent D'Onofrio? Full Metal Jacket
In which town is the Devonshire Royal Hospital, now the Devonshire campus of the University of Derby? Buxton
In the Michael Bond books, with which antique dealer did Paddington Bear have his elevenses each day? Mr Gruber
Which British stamp issued in 1870 was the country's smallest ever and shares its name with a farmyard animal? Bantam
Who was Romania's Deputy PM from March 1980 – 22 December 1989? Elena Ceaușescu
Which US President approved the cover-up of the Gary Powers incident? Eisenhower
The Vietnam war really started in 1964, when the US claimed that its destroyers anchored in which body of water off North Vietnam had been fired upon? Gulf of Tonkin
Which US President opted to have dangerous surgery for cancer of the jaw performed on board his yacht at sea because he wanted to cover up how ill he was? Grover Cleveland
Which US vice-president, to Woodrow Wilson, and the only VP to be subject to an assassination attempt, was called 'a small-calibre man' by Wilson and therefore it was Wilson's wife who took over many presidential duties after Wilson suffered a stroke? Thomas Marshall
Who claimed to have discovered Piltdown Man? Charles Dawson
Many of the September 11 terrorists, Timothy McVeigh, Hitler and Henry Ford all studied which (fake) document that claimed to be a 'confession' that Jews wanted to run the world? Protocol of the Elders of Zion
What was the name of the 'lost' Shakespeare play that William Ireland claimed to have found in the c18- in fact he had written it and it was rubbish? Vortigern and Rowena
Which forged document, which was used by the Popes in the Dark Ages to buttress and justify their authority, was proven as a fake by Lorenzo Valla in 1440? The Donation of Constantine
Who plays Dexter in TV series 'Dexter'? Michael C Hall
Built during the 1930s, what stretched 390 miles between the German border with the Netherlands and the Swiss border? Siegfried Line
Which author founded and ran the periodical A Review of the Affairs of France, published three times a week chronicling the War of the Spanish Succession? Daniel Defoe
Which author left both 'The Ivory Tower' and 'The Sense of the Past' unfinished on his death in 1916? Henry James
Which Pope, who reigned from 1073 to 1085, claimed infallibility was ceded to the Catholic Church by God and that it had never erred, 'nor can it err until the end of time'? Gregory VII
Torre del Lago on the Tuscan Riviera is the home of an annual festival devoted to which composer's music? Puccini
During the Albigensian Crusades, Papal commander Arnaud Amalric uttered the famous words 'Kill them all- God will recognise his own' during an attack on Cathars in which French city? Beziers
Which Pope (in office 1227-1241) launched the Inquisition with the words 'It is the duty of every Catholic to persecute heretics'? Gregory IX
What motto appeared on the belt buckles of Kaiser Wilhelm's troops in WW1? Gott Mit Uns
The notorious verse Leviticus 20:13 is taken as justification for an anti-homosexual stance by some Christians. In that case, if they also follow Leviticus 11:12, they should not do what? Eat shellfish
The Prussian Karl Wilhelm Naundorff was the most successful and tenacious of the men claiming to be who? Louis XVII
Which book of the Bible contains the longest verse? Esther
The Story of My Life, a UK number one hit for Michael Holliday, was penned by which American songwriting team? Hal David and Burt Bacharach
From which London terminus did Phileas Fogg depart at the beginning of his journey Around the World in 80 Days? Charing Cross
Events made famous by James Fenimore Cooper in his novel The Last of the Mohicans, who was the British commander who surrendered Fort William Henry to the Marquis de Montcalm in 1757? Lt Col George Monro
Atomic number 51, which chemical element, once used as a laxative, takes its symbol from its Latin name meaning "a mark"? Antimony (SB - Stibium)
In which film did Arnold Schwarzenegger play the character Julius Benedict? Twins
Who is the eponymous hero of a quartet of humorous books, published between 1963 and 1984, by Anthony Burgess? Mr Enderby
Who lost in both the 2009 and 2012 cricket Twenty20 World Championships finals (to Pakistan and the West Indies respectively) before finally winning for the first time in 2014? Sri Lanka
In which constituency did Shirley Williams win a parliamentary by-election for the Liberal-SDP Alliance in November 1981? Crosby
Red Bordeaux wine, made from grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, is known as what in England? Claret
Early models of the Vauxhall Vectra (manufactured by Opel) were known by what name in the UK until 1995? Cavalier
Which opera contains the aria Casta Diva, made famous by Maria Callas? Norma by Bellini
Which U.S. state has a flag depicting a yellow torch and eighteen yellow stars on a blue background? Indiana
I’m Into Something Good, a UK number one hit for Herman’s Hermits, was penned by which American song-writing team? Gerry Goffin and Carole King
From which London terminus did Michael Palin depart at the beginning of his journey Around the World in 80 Days? Victoria
As of 2016, four countries have reached the final of the FIFA World Cup but have never won the trophy – Czechoslovakia, Holland, Hungary and which other? Sweden
Of what is hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia the fear? Long words
With what digit do the numbers of all Mastercard credit cards begin? Five
The Puy de Sancy is the highest point of which mountain range? Massif Central
Which 2009 book by David Benedictus is a sequel to AA Milne's Winnie the Pooh stories? Return to 100 Acre Wood
Complete this saying by American sociologist Daniel Bell- 'Capitalism is a system where man exploits man- and communism is.....'? Vice versa
What surname links Count Helmuth, Prussian Army Chief of Staff in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71 and his nephew, German Chief of Staff at the outbreak of WW1? Von Moltke
Which farce by Foot and Marriott about a newly married bank manager inadvertantly flooded by pornography ran for nearly 7000 performances in the West End? No Sex Please, We're British
In business jargon, what term refers to a provision made by a company to deter takeover bids, by planning that a successful bid will trigger events that reduces the value of the company? Poison Pill
Which Greek author of the 1st and 2nd centuries AD (46-120)wrote paired biographies of famous Greeks and Romans, the source of much material for Shakespeare? Plutarch
What is the name of the lower house of the French parliament, the equivalent of the House of Commons? Assemblée nationale
Boccherini's Quintet in E Major, Opus 11, Number 5 is played repeatedly in which film, though becoming a quartet, then a trio? The Ladykillers
Which British runner's 1937 world record for the mile stood for five years? Sydney Wooderson
What is the highest point of Antarctica? Vinson Massif/Mount Vinson
The black-cap titmouse, an American bird, has what more common alternative name? Chickadee
In which city was the 2009 Champions League final between Manchester United and Barcelona held? Rome
The 1715 Riot Act, from which the phrase 'reading the Riot Act', specified how many people as the minimum for a riot? Twelve
What is the name of Lawrence Sterne's former house in Coxwold, North Yorks? Shandy Hall
What word describes the way two objects appear displaced relative to one another when the observer changes his or her viewpoint? Parallax
In the popular computer game, what is the proper name of a tetris block? Tetronimo
In which 1998 film does Ewan McGregor co-star as the fictional rock star Curt Wild? Velvet Goldmine
At which Olympic Games did Daley Thompson win his first gold medal in the decathlon? 1980 Moscow
In what year was Albert Einstein born? 1879
Which rock band's debut album was entitled The Aerosol Grey Machine? Van de Graaf Generator
Which actor played the male lead in the Alfred Hitchcock film Marnie? Sean Connery
Which novel's last line is "unquiet slumbers for those sleepers in that quiet earth"? Wuthering Heights
Who played Elsie Tanner in the TV soap Coronation Street from 1960 - 1984? Pat Phoenix
Who was the mayor of New York City from 1978 to 1989, and appeared in "The Muppets Take Manhattan"? Ed Koch
Which politician in 1981 urged his party assembly to "go back to your constituencies and prepare for government"? David Steel
Who was president of Zimbabwe from 1980-1987? Canaan Banana
Immediately before Phil Collins, who was the drummer in the rock band Genesis? John Mayhew
Who wrote the series of children's books featuring The Wombles? Elisabeth Beresford
With high mountains, green meadows, and clear lakes, which valley and administrative district, with a capital at Saidu Sharif, used to be known as "the Switzerland of Pakistan"? Swat
Jimmy Boyd had a UK number 3 hit single in 1953 with what Christmas song? I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Which Spanish artist painted Massacre in Korea in 1951 as a protest against United States intervention in Korea? Pablo Picasso
A three-time Champion Jockey, he rode 1699 UK winners in his career. In 2008 it was reported that he had reached the South Pole following a 48 day charity trek. His won the King George VI Chase on the legendary grey Desert Orchid 1989 and 1990? Who? Richard Dunwoody
Terry Marsh and Sven Ottke both retired as undefeated world champion boxers. Who was the third European to do so? Joe Calzaghe
Born 1966 which cricketer. a slow left-arm orthodox spin bowler. played 42 Test matches and 20 ODIs for England between 1990 and 2001, and 316 first-class matches, mainly for Middlesex ? Phil Tufnell
Which former rugby union player was nicknamed "The Leicester Lip"? Austin Healey
Which French Rugby Union club did Jonny Wilkinson sign for in May 2009, and who he played for until he retired in 2014? Toulon
Who, in 1913, became the first man to fly across the Mediterranean sea? Roland Garros
Whose record did Thierry Henry surpass in 2007 to become the leading French goal-scorer of all time? Michel Platini
Which football club did George Graham leave to manage Arsenal in 1986? Millwall
A top woman skier she was 7th in the 1972 Olympic Giant Slalom. This Briton also tried to race in F1 but failed to qualify in her three attempts - who? Davina Galica
In the biopic "Pride of the Yankees", who starred as Lou Gehrig? Gary Cooper
Which two national teams contest Rugby Union's Giuseppe Garibaldi Trophy? France and Italy
Which author published books on Romance as Winston Cardew, Westerns as Ralph Redway and Greyfriars School as Frank Richards? Charles Hamilton
In which African region, approximately the size of France, are the Marrah Mountains and sandy soils, known as goz? Darfur
With a 0.074 percent frequency, which letter occurs the least often in written English? z
Which U.S. state has nicknames including The Blue Hen State, The Diamond State and The First State? Delaware
In the context of knitting, what is frogging? Unravelling of yarn
In knitting, the starting process of adding new stitches that do not depend on earlier stitches is known as what? Casting On
In 1950 and for Ruth Tucker, which organ of the body was the first to be successfully transplanted? Kidney
Which author published "A Grief Observed" as N.W. Clerk and "Spirits in Bondage" as Clive Hamilton? C.S. Lewis
In 1960, Michael Woodruff performed the first successful kidney transplant operation in the United Kingdom. In what Scottish city? Edinburgh
Which French artist, printmaker, illustrator and sculptor (1832-83) illustrated new editions of Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Milton's Paradise Lost, Tennyson's Idylls of the King, The Works of Thomas Hood, and The Divine Comedy? Gustave Doré
Originally marketed as a way to remove cold cream or makeup , which genericised trademark has been owned and used by the Kimberly-Clark Corporation since June 12, 1924? Kleenex
What Iberian city was the Cutty Sark's home port from 1895 to 1923? Lisbon
Who was Richard III of England's wife? Anne Neville
Which current English Premier League football team first won the Division 1 title in 1900-01? Liverpool
Which US writer was imprisoned on March 25, 1898 at the Ohio Penitentiary in Columbus, Ohio, for embezzlement/ O. Henry (William Sydney Porter)
Who killed Christopher Marlowe on 30 May 1593 ? Ingram Frizer
Which playwright killed Gabriel Spenser in a duel on 22 September 1598 in Hogsden Fields and was branded on his thumb? Ben Jonson
Who was awarded the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature but refused it? Jean-Paul Sartre
What is the subtitle of Aphra Behn's "Oroonoko"? Or, A Royal Slave
Born in Sydney in 1956 on the first day of the Melbourne games, she created Olympic history by being the first woman to win three individual gold swimming medals in world record times. In 1972 she held every swimming record from 100m to 1500m.- who? Shane Gould
Which is the 6th book of the New Testament? Romans
Who, in 1971-72, were the first winners of the newly-named UEFA Cup? Tottenham Hotspur
What letter or letters are above F on the Plimsoll line? TF (Tropical Fresh)
Which 15th century battle was fought in a snowstorm on Palm Sunday, 2 miles south of Tadcaster in North Yorkshire? Battle of Towton
Which American President, termed 'the accidental President' served a 4 year term during which Texas was annexed to the USA? John Tyler
Whom did Idi Amin overthrow in the Ugandan coup of 1971? Milton Obote
In meteorology an isocheim is a line joining places of equal what? Winter temperature
Which American President fought in the War of Independence, and served an 8-year term during which the USA acquired Florida? James Monroe
Which British novelist wrote: "Lords of the North", "Vagabond", and the "Winter King"? Bernard Cornwell
What is the collective name for a group of hawks? Cast
Which British explorer led an expedition that discovered the magnetic North Pole in 1831? James Ross
Which horse won the Derby, the Eclipse Stakes, the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the Prix De L'Arc De Triomphe in 1971? Mill Reef
What is the second highest possible check out in darts? 167
In the nursery rhyme, how was the maiden who milked the cow with the crumpled horn described? All forlorn
Which famous novelist, when returning from France in 1865, was involved in the Staplehurst rail crash? Charles Dickens
What stone was, according to legend, removed from Egypt by Goidel, the grandson of the Pharaoh Cingris? The Stone of Scone
Which cricket team lost 21 test matches in a row from February 2001 to April 2003? Bangladesh
Stephen C. Rockefeller is sometimes known as the ‘father’ of what two-word concept, the subject of the 2002 World Summit in Johannesburg? Sustainable Development
According to law 1 of the laws of Association Football, what is the distance in metres between the penalty spot and the midpoint between the goalposts? 11m
In optics and photography, the portion of a scene that appears sharp in an image is known as the DOF. What does the D stand for in this context? Depth (of field)
Apart from Massachusetts, name one of the three other United States states with the title of “commonwealth”. Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Virginia
What two words complete the Ronald Reagan quote: “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, …”? Subsidise it
Ed White, Roger B. Chaffee, and which other astronaut died during the Apollo 1 training accident? Virgil Ivan "Gus" Grissom
Robert Guérin was the first president of which sports organisation from 1904 to 1906? FIFA
Sam Raimi directed some of which superhero film trilogy in the 2000s? Spiderman
What partly Numerical name is given to the annual weekend hike, organised and run by the British Army on Dartmoor in early May each year for 2,400 young people? The Ten Tors Challenge
A person’s last name, what does the T stand for in the name of the television channel TCM? Turner (Turner Classic Movies)
Which actor plays the predominant guise of the T-1000 in the film Terminator 2: Judgement Day? Robert Patrick
On a Rubik’s Magic mechanical puzzle, the objective is to link how many rings? Three
Airing from 1978 to 1982, what series starred Judd Hirsch, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner and Tony Danza? Taxi
Which tennis player won the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open in 2002, followed by the Australian Open in 2003 to complete her own special slam? Serena Williams (Serena Slam)
Name one of the two cities that is home to the Federal Court of Justice of Germany? Karlsruhe or Leipzig
Which 1950 Henry King western film starred Gregory Peck in the title role of ageing gunfighter Jimmy Ringo? The Gunfighter
Who played 'Jesse James' in the 1939 Henry King film of the same title? Tyrone Power
Which style of painting, characterised by distortions and elongations of the human figure, succeeded High Renaissance and was practiced by Giorgio Vasari, Tintoretto and El Greco? Mannerism
In navigation, what name is given to a line crossing all meridians of longitude at the same angle and that appears as a straight line on a Mercator map? Rhumb Line
Trojan War - upon his return home, Agamemnon was murdered by his wife, Clytemnestra, and her lover. Name him. Aegisthus
In 1816, in Venice, Byron wrote an English-_________ dictionary, having become fascinated by the language and culture of this Eurasian nation. Which one? Armenian
So named as it is a cross between Pinot and Hermitage, Pinotage is a grape from which country? South Africa
In what city would you find the tourist attraction, the Catacomb of Priscilla? Rome
Which beautiful Italian actress was married to Dino de Laurentiis and had a mother called Ivy Webb from Croydon? Silvana Mangano
The Monday Club was founded in response to which famous speech? MacMillan's "Winds of Change"
Which Russian arts movement was founded by Vladimir Tatlin in the early years of the Bolshevik Revolution and included Joaquín Torres García, Manuel Rendón, Antoine Pevsner and Naum Gabo? Constructivism
Several people are EGOTS, including Richard Rodgers, Whoopi Goldberg, Mel Brooks and Audrey Hepburn. Robert Lopez became the twelfth in 2014. What is an EGOT? Someone who has won an Emmy, Oscar, Grammy and Tony
In Eastern European cookery, 'kasha' is a kind of porridge usually made from what grain? Buckwheat
An alternative to a rhumb line, which name is given to a line in navigation that can save aviation fuel and flying time at high latitudes? Great Circle Line
Which Midwestern US city is nicknamed the City of Fountains? Kansas City
Played at the World Games, and with the 2015 World Championships in Cordoba, Argentina won by Germany, which sport is of European origin and is similar to volleyball in that player tries to hit a ball over a net? Fistball
Competed for at the World Games, what kid of swimming uses 'monofins'? Finswimming
Where will the 2017 World Games be held? Wroclaw, Poland
Where were the 2013 World Games held? Cali, Colombia
On 24 July 2010, in which city did a crowd disaster at the 2010 Love Parade electronic dance music festival cause the death of 21 people from suffocation, with at least 500 more injured? Duisburg
Played at the World Games, what is the French equivalent of Bocce? Boule Lyonnaise
What kind of water-based polo is played at the World Games? Canoe Polo
Which strength sport resembles the sport of Olympic weightlifting, as both disciplines involve lifting weights in three attempts? Powerlifting
In Family Guy, what is Quagmire's forename? Glenn
Which of the Queen's sons will inherit the title Duke of Edinburgh? Prince Edward
An Evening Standard headline in 1982 claimed that who was the 'first man into Stanley' at the end of the Falklands War? Max Hastings
When a boat is `reaching`, is the wind blowing from ahead, behind or the side? The side
Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower at 468m, is a tourist attraction in which Asian city? Shanghai
What sports ceremony takes place in Butler Cabin? The green jacket exchange at the US Masters
Who won the US Masters golf tournament in 1958, 1960, 1962 and 1964? Arnold Palmer
Which golfer was deprived of a Masters playoff in 1967 due to a wrongly marked scorecard? Roberto di Vicenzo
What achievement at the golf US Masters means the player is rewarded with a pair of crystal goblets? An eagle
Born November 9, 1942, which former golfer was nicknamed "The Towering Inferno"? Tom Wieskopf
In myth, Odysseus and Diomedes entered Troy to steal what statue, known as 'The luck of Troy', on which the safety of the city depended? The Palladium
What centaur tutored Achilles, in myth? Chiron
According to Ovid, who did Perseus change into a mountain by showing him Medusa's head? Atlas
In Greek myth, who moulded Pandora from earth or clay? Hephaestus
In Greek myth, which king sent Jason to get the Golden Fleece? Pelleas
In Greek myth, what region was 'below the underworld' and was where the enemies of the Gods were punished? Tartarus
What were the Roman equivalent of the Moirae, the Greek personifications of destiny, also known as the Fates? Parcae
In myth, The Scylla had six heads but how many legs? Twelve
In Greek myth, it was predicted that Perseus would kill who, his own grandfather (i.e the father of Danae)? King Acrisius
Which biscuit, chewy on the inside, is made with almond and egg white, in a similar way to Italian Amaretti biscuits? Macaroon
Irving Kristol and Norman Poderetz were early proponents of what economic doctrine? Neo-conservatism
The Golden Rose Award for film is now awarded where (not Montreux)? Lucerne
Who was the last British jersey winner in the Tour de France before Mark Cavendish, in 1984? Robert Miller
George D Watt was baptised in the River Ribble by missionaries in 1837- he was the first British convert to what sect? Mormonism
Which anti-crime scheme was founded in Britain after a group of police officers visited Chicago in 1982? Neighbourhood Watch
Who collaborated on his plays with John Fletcher but was the sole author of the "Knight of the Burning Pestle"? Francis Beaumont
Which British film-maker made "Senna"? Asif Kapadia
The title song of which famous musical is performed by Ruby Keeler on the roof of a New York cab? 42nd Street
In August 1914, at the start of the First World War, Admiral Charles Fitzgerald founded an order, with support from the author Mrs Humphrey Ward, that aimed to shame men into enlisting in the British Army by persuading women to do what? White feathers
What does Mortgage literally mean? Death pledge
What acronym describes a high-mobility multi-purpose vehicle developed for the US army in 1981? Humvee
What cheesecake is served in Russia at Easter? Pashka
What is the first in the Sean O'Casey trilogy of plays about Irish independence, often called the "Dublin trilogy"? The Shadow Of A Gunman
In a car, what kind of gear - introduced by Cadillac in 1928 - avoids the need for double-declutching when changing gear? Syncromesh
Cassis is a speciality of which French city, capital of the Côte-d'Or département and of the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region? Dijon
Whose first wife was Vivienne Haigh-Wood? TS Eliot
Which country is divided into the Oberland and the Unterland? Liechtenstein
What word for an apparent contradiction comes from the Greek for 'sharp' and 'foolish'? Oxymoron
What's the one-word name of the fanfare from Also Sprach Zarathustra used in 2001: A Space Odyssey? Sunrise
African, Signet and French are popular varieties of what bedding plant? Marigold
What name is given to the Wedgewood design of pale blue stoneware with applied white relief decoration that was first produced in about 1774? Jasper
Who did Harold Wilson call at the opening of the Post Office Tower? Lord Mayor of Birmingham
What name is given to a hypothetical gas that obeys Boyle's Law and Charles's law at all pressures and temperatures? Ideal gas
Which jockey became the first woman to ride 100 UK Flat race winners during a calendar year, when winning on 'Mullitovermaurice' at Wolverhampton on 30 December 2008? Hayley Turner
Known as the Garbo of the Skies, which New Zealand aviation pioneer made the first solo flight from England to New Zealand? Jean Batten
The Jonglei canal is a giant unfinished irrigation project, complete with rusting excavator abandoned in the desert in 1983. In what country? Sudan
The hymn Te Deum is the theme song of Eurovision. Which Frenchman wrote it in 1690? Charpentier
What science fiction TV series starred Edward Olmos in the role of Captain Adama? Battlestar Galactica
'low-rent' Marx brothers were famous in Hollywood in the 1930s and 1940s? Their most famous film was 'One in A Million', with Sonja Henje in the lead role. Ritz brothers
Who invented the record, which he called 'gramophone' in 1887? The invention quickly became more famous than the wax-based cylinder phonograph of Thomas Edison. Berliner
Which orchestra was especially created for Arturo Toscanini, who conducted it from 1937 to 1954? NBC Symphony Orchestra
For which title role was Italian ballerina Carlotta Grisi most famous? The ballet premiered in Paris in 1841. Giselle (music by Adolphe Adam)
What does an ebéniste make? Cabinets
Prime Minister Harold Wilson famously supported which football team? Huddersfield Town
What colour is the Whitechapel square in Monopoly? Brown
Kevin Keegan and David Beckham share which middle name? Joseph
Party Politics won the Grand National in which year, that of a General Election? 1992
How many triple word score squares are there on a standard Scrabble board? Eight
How many dice are used in a game of Yahtzee? Five
What are the seven judo belts in order, from lowest to highest? White, yellow, orange, green, blue, brown, black
Which sport has its world headquarters at Hurlingham? Polo
Which country hosted the 1998 Commonwealth Games? Malaysia
Which city hosted the 2014 Commonwealth Games? Glasgow
Which city was selected to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games? Gold Coast, Australia
What is an estoque? A bullfighting sword
Karen Smithies played for England at which sport? Cricket
In which city was the FA Cup stolen in 1895? Birmingham
How far must a tug-of-war team travel to win the contest? 4 metres or 13 feet
Playing for England Women in tests from 1996 to 2015, which cricketer scored 1676 Test runs in her international career? Charlotte Edwards
In 2009, who was the first woman to be named a Wisden Cricketer of the Year? Claire Taylor
How many points are awarded for a cannon in the game of billiards? Two
In the US, which sport awards the 'Little Brwon Jug'? Harness Racing
Which English football league team, as of 2015-16, comes first alphabetically? Accrington Stanley
What is the name of the ground where Aldershot Town play - they started there in 1927, and again in 1992 when the club was refounded? Recreation Park
In a famous advert, Brooke Bond Red Mountain took "...." what out of ground coffee? The grind
Who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in "A Fish Called Wanda"? Kevin Kline
Who played the female lead in the film version of "Captain Corelli's Mandolin"? Penelope Cruz
In the sitcom "Miranda" what type of shop does Miranda run? Joke shop
Who is best known for hosting the River Cottage series on the UK television channel Channel 4, in which audiences observe his efforts to become a self-reliant, downshifted farmer in rural England? Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Which 1985 Western starred Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Danny Glover, Kevin Costner, Brian Dennehy, Rosanna Arquette, John Cleese and Jeff Goldblum? Silverado
In which 2009 film did Michael Caine play an OAP vigilante? Harry Brown
Who played Rita Fairclough in Coronation Street? Barbara Knox
Which character is played by Bruce Willis in the Die Hard series of films? John McClane
What is the subtitle of Star Wars: Episode III? Revenge of the Sith
In the Bible, how old was Methuselah when he died? 969
What relation was Methuselah to Noah, Biblically? Grandfather
Neko Atsume is a popular game for Android and Apple that sees the player 'collecting' what? Cats
In the Bible, who were Noah's three sons? Ham, Shem, Japheth
Where was Cain banished to, in the Bible, for murdering Abel? Land of Nod
'Ladies Who Lunch' is a song from which Sondheim musical? Company
Who starred in 'hip hopera' "Trapped In The Closet"? R Kelly
How many pairs of birds of each species were taken onto Noah's Ark, according to the Bible? Seven
What musical instrument is also called a "German Faggott"? Bassoon
In which year of the 20th Century were there three Popes? 1978
According to information in the Bible, how many storeys high was Noah's Ark? Three
In the Bible, what symbolised God's promise not to cause another flood? Rainbow
What does the Biblical name 'tetragrammaton' refer to? God
Who said "music can only be commented on when bad, when good one should listen - and be grateful", and wrote librettos for several operas? WH Auden
Asti Spumanti is made from which grape? Muscat
According to the Bible, how old was Noah when he got into the Ark? 600
Who co-wrote the musical "My Fair Lady"? Lerner & Loewe
Which group took their name from Charles Manson's getaway driver? Kasabian
In which Stravinsky opera does Tom marry a bearded lady? A Rake's Progress
Named in Genesis, who was Noah's father? Lanech
Linseed oil comes from the seed of which plant? Flax
What does a grabatologist collect? Ties
Where on a ship would you find 'flukes'? Anchors
What is a 'wandering sailor'? Plant
In 1797, Jacques Garnerin was the first man to use what? Parachute
What is the ribbon on a Knights of the Garter decoration? Blue
What does 'krypton' mean in Greek? Hidden
The first passenger jetliner flew from London to where? Rome
In medieval bestiaries, what were believed born from dead oxen? Bees
What nationality was naturalist Henry Beston? Naturalist
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