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GK 14


The Art of Fugue an incomplete work of unspecified instrumentation by which composer? JS Bach
Designed to fit around the body of the musician and supported by the left shoulder, so that it can be readily played while being carried, what is the largest member of the tuba family of instruments? Sousaphone
Amati and Guerneri are both famous makers of which musical instrument? Violins
Which two orchestral woodwind instruments are double-reeded? Oboe and Bassoon
What is the highest pitched orchestral woodwind instrument? Piccolo
Who were the backing band of Smokey Robinson? The Miracles
Who were the backing band of Mitch Ryder? Detroit Wheels
What is the musical term for the notes of a chord played in succession? Arpeggio
How many movements are there in a concerto, normally? Three
What was the seventh labour of Hercules? Capturing the Cretan Bull
The Cannon family and Montoya family appeared in which 1960s US TV series? High Chaparral
Which film director married Ingrid Bergman in 1950? Roberto Rossellini
In 1980s UK TV, which character was played by both David Burke and Edward Hardwicke? Watson (in Sherlock Holmes)
Who played the character Skullion in the series "Porterhouse Blue"? David Jason
Which insurance company did Iggy Pop infamously advertise on UK TV? Swiftcover
Which celebrity coined the phrase "I cried all the way to the bank"? Liberace
Which orchestra and band leader made an appearance in the film "Blazing Saddles"? Count Basie
Which country is the setting for 1987 movie "Babette's Feast"? Denmark
Near which Hollywood cinema are the stars' iconic footprints and handprints? Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Ina Garten hosted which American cooking show that debuted in 2002? Barefoot Contessa
The Brady Act in the USA concerned what? Background checks on handgun purchases
How many colonies of the USA broke from the UK in the War of Independence? 13
What was the real first name of golfer Bobby Locke? Arthur
In which event did Czech Roman Sebrle win 2004 Olympic gold? Decathlon
The Minnesota Twins play which sport? Baseball
Which tennis player was nicknamed 'Boom Boom'? Boris Becker
What name is given to the spot 240 yards from the finishing post in a horse race? The Distance
Mstislav Rostropovich was best known for virtuosity on which instrument? Cello
Ray Quinn finished second to who in the 2006 UK version of The X Factor? Leona Lewis
The pasta tortellini is supposedly modelled on which part of the goddess Venus's body? Navel
Scipio Africanus led the Roman forces that defeated Hannibal at which battle of 202BCE? Zama
Who comprised Ancient Rome's "second triumvirate"? Marc Antony, Octavian, Lepidus
Which Roman Emperor was reigning when Britain was invaded decisively in 43CE/AD? Claudius
Who was the first Roman Emperor? Augustus/Octavian
In which year did both St Peter and St Paul die, and did a great fire occur in Rome? 64AD
The Hejira was Mohammed's flight from Mecca to where? Medina
Who was proclaimed Roman Emperor in York in 306CE? Constantine
Before becoming overlord of England in 829CE, Egbert had been king of where? Wessex
Who was the leader of the tribe who sacked Rome in 410CE? Alaric the Visigoth
What was the decisive confrontation of the Final War of the Roman Republic, on 2nd September 31BC? Battle of Actium
Which place was known as Isca Dumnorium to the Romans? Exeter
What is the street address of the White House? 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
How is the professional head of the United Kingdom's Royal Navy better known? First Sea Lord
In which location in Wales were early attempts at the World Land Speed Record held including by J.G. Parry-Thomas and Malcolm Campbell? Pendine Sands
Who designed a "cathedral that never was" for Liverpool? Lutyens
Who was the first presenter of BBC programme "Tomorrow's World"? Raymond Baxter
In what type of establishment was the 1990s UK comedy "Desmond's" set? Barbershop
In which country was the movie "Babe" filmed? Australia
What is the motto of the BBC? Nation Shall Speak Peace Unto Nation
Who played the villainous Alan Bradley in Coronation Street? Mark Eden
Where have Gillingham FC played since they were founded? Priestfield Stadium
Where do Hartlepool United FC play? Victoria Park
What is the nickname of Huddersfield Town AFC? The Terriers
What is the nickname of Stockport County FC? The Hatters
Since 2007, where have Milton Keynes Dons played home matches? stadium mk
Apart from Swindon Town, which team who have played in the football league in the 21st Century are nicknamed The Robins? Cheltenham Town
How are Charlotte, Elizabeth and Anna are better known how in the name of a Reynolds painting? The Ladies Waldegrave
What work was written by George Stubbs after he had dissected 16 horses? Anatomy Of A Horse
Who painted "Mr & Mrs Andrews"? Thomas Gainsborough
Who painted the famous "An Experiment On A Bird In An Air Pump"? Joseph Wright of Derby
In which year was the Palace of Whitehall destroyed by fire? 1698
Which Anglo-French battle took place on 26 August 1346? Crecy
Who were the two wives of Richard II of England? Anne of Bohemia; Isabella of France
Which uprising occurred when Richard II of England was fourteen years old? Peasants' revolt
Who composed the symphonic poem "With The Wild Geese" in 1910? Hamilton Harty
Who played Norma in the eponymous Bellini opera 89 times? Maria Callas
Which two other musicians died in the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly? Richie Valens, The Big Bopper
Who sang the 1961 hit "The Wanderer"? Dion
Who composed the 1888 symphonic suite "Scheherazade"? Rimsky-Korsakov
Who wrote the 1932 song "Night And Day"? Cole Porter
Which first name is shared by the dancer and choreographer who was Ravi Shankar’s eldest brother and the eldest son of Saddam Hussein? Uday
In 2013, Ravi Shankar’s daughter Norah Jones released Foreverly, an album of duets with which singer better known as the frontman of the band Green Day? Billie Joe Armstrong
Clickhole is a website parodying the clickbait of such sites as Buzzfeed. It was launched in 2014 as a spin-off of which satirical magazine that was founded in Madison, Wisconsin in 1988 and ceased publishing its print edition in 2013? The Onion
“It’s news to us” is the tagline of which British satirical website founded in 2007 by the journalists Paul Stokes (a former political correspondent for the Sunday Times) and Neil Rafferty (former business editor of The Scotsman)? The Daily Mash
Which website launched in 2005 that parodies Wikipedia styles itself as “the content-free encyclopedia”? Uncyclopedia
Which type of astronomical events are classified according to how powerful they are as A, B, C, M or X, with each level starting at ten times as powerful as the previous? Solar Flare
After the dwarf planet Ceres, which asteroid is the second largest object in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter? The space probe Dawn, currently in orbit around Ceres, previously spent 14 months in orbit around it in 2011-2. Vesta
Which Titaness and sea goddess of Greek mythology who was both sister and wife to Oceanus gives her name to a moon of Saturn and the prehistoric sea that formed between the two supercontinents when Pangaea split into Laurasia and Gondwanaland? Tethys
Sto Lat is a fictional town in the works of which author, and the source of the fictional language Latatian, a very loose imitation of Latin? Terry Pratchett
Sto Lat is the title of a popular song in which European language, and because it is often sung on birthdays, has also become a common birthday greeting in that language? Polish
The literal meaning of Sto Lat in Polish, used as Happy Birthday in tat language, is which period of time? A hundred years
Which prominent leftist British Pakistani writer, journalist and activist, who is alleged to have been the inspiration for the Rolling Stones’ song Street Fighting Man? Tariq Ali
Renegades, a covers album was the fourth and final studio album by which rap metal group? Released in 2000, it followed their self-titled 1992 debut album, 1995’s Evil Empire and 1999’s The Battle of Los Angeles. Rage Against The Machine
This character from the Street Fighter series of video games first appeared in Street Fighter II in 1991, and has featured in most of the subsequent games. Depicted as an African American boxer, he has what name derived from Tolkien? Balrog
Name either of the two golfers who have won the US Masters, US Open and Open Championship, but missed out on a career grand slam by never winning the PGA Championship? Tom Watson and Arnold Palmer
Before going on to win a British record 6 Olympic gold medals, Chris Hoy won his one and only silver at his first Olympics in the team sprint at the Sydney games. Which country won the gold? France
In 2004, Roger Federer won 3 of the 4 Grand Slam tournaments, missing out only on the French Open, where he was eliminated in the third round. Who won the tournament, the last champion before the remarkable run of Rafael Nadal began the next year? Gaston Gaudio
Which 2005 novel, and the Oscar-winning 2007 film based on it, took its title from the opening line of W.B.Yeats’ poem Sailing to Byzantium? No Country For Old Men
Yeats’ poem The Second Coming begins “Turning and turning in the widening gyre the falcon cannot hear the falconer.” What are the next three words, which were later taken to become the title of a 1958 novel? Things Fall Apart
Which 1953 collection of stories by Ray Bradbury took its title from the final line of Yeats’ poem Song of the Wandering Aengus, that follows “And pluck till time and times are done, the silver apples of the moon…”? The Golden Apples Of The Sun
Often encountered on sparkling wine bottles, though it can apply to any style of wine, what is the abbreviation NV short for? Non Vintage
Icewine is a type of dessert wine made by harvesting grapes after they have been frozen while still on the vine.. Which country is by far the world’s leading producer of icewines? Canada
Which grape variety, now known to be a cross between Pinot Noir and the ancient variety Gouais, is the main constituent of Beaujolais wines? Gamay
Which multinational business was formed by Herman, Hillel, and Henry Hassenfield in 1923? Hasbro
Which multinational business was formed by Harold Matson and Elliot Handler in 1945? Mattel
Which multinational business was formed by Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman in 1964? Nike
Which former banker who presided over the rapid rise and precipitous fall of the Royal Bank of Scotland had his knighthood annulled in 2012? Fred Goodwin
The richest man born in Ireland, which litigious billionaire businessman was found by The Moriarty Tribunal to have made payments to the Communications Minister responsible for awarding a mobile-phone licence to his company Esat Digifone in the 1990s? Denis O'Brien
Implicated in a fraudulent attempt to manipulate the share price of the Guinness company, which businessman was released from a prison sentence in 1991, apparently suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, from which he later made a miraculous recovery? Ernest Saunders
Which priest, who came third in the first-known chess tournament held at El Escorial, near Madrid, in 1575 gives his name to a popular chess opening, also known as ‘The Spanish Game’? Ruy López de Segura
Despite having earned $60 million over the course of her career, it was reported in 2012 that which former tennis player's parents had "lost" all of her money, and that she was actually in debt to her country's tax authorities? Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
The founder of the Kyoto School, he is widely considered the foremost Japanese philosopher of the 20th century. Which philosopher attempted to unite Eastern and Western philosophical traditions in such works as An Inquiry into the Good (1911)? Kitaro Nishida
What nickname - inspired by his gruesome modus operandi - is given to the American serial killer, Dennis Rader, who murdered 10 people in and around Wichita between 1974 and 1991? BTK killer (Bind, Torture, Kill)
Which subscription-based music streaming service was acquired by Jay-Z in 2015, but has largely been panned as an expensive flop? Tidal
The Life of Pablo, released in 2016, was the seventh studio album by who? Kanye West
The titan arum is a flowering plant famous for having the largest unbranched inflorescence in the world. The plant is endemic to which island? Sumatra
One of the most successful clubs in Algeria having won the Ligue Professionnelle 1 seven times and the Algerian Cup a record eight times, which team also won the CAF Champions League twice, in 1988 and 2014? ES Setif
Although a masterpiece of Italian cinema, which 1943 Luchino Visconti film was banned in the US until 1976 because the story was taken from James M. Cain’s The Postman Always Rings Twice & Cain refused to allow its screening in America while he was alive? Obsessione
The city of Konya is the headquarters of the Mevlevi Order, whose famous Sema ceremony has given its members the nickname of 'Whirling Dervishes'. With a population of just under 1.2 million, Konya is the seventh largest city in which country? Turkey
In taxonomy, prokaryotes are divided into two domains; one is Bacteria, but which is the other? Archaea
Heads Up! is a popular app - along the lines of charades - which has become a best-seller for the iPhone. It was invented for, and first appeared on, which American talkshow? The Ellen Degeneres Show
With around 48 million passengers a year, which is the busiest station on the Paris Métro? Gare Du Nord
Which Ancient Egyptian physician (b. 2,700 BC) - whose image can be seen on a tomb in a necropolis near the step pyramid of Saqqara - is the first woman known by name in the history of medicine (and probably in the history of science as a whole)? Merit-Ptah
How many points (intersections on which stones can be placed) are there on a standard go board? 361
Nirmala Joshi, who died in 2015, was best-known for having succeeded which famous person in 1997? Mother Theresa
Living primarily on Honshu, which even-toed ungulate (Capricornis crispus) is widely seen as a national symbol of Japan? Japanese serow
The condemned was locked inside, and a fire lit, heating the metal until the person inside was roasted to death, his screams transformed - by way of pipes - into the sound of the animal which the device was built to resemble. Which execution device? Brazen bull (or bronze bull or Sicilian bull)
The country's third largest city (after Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi), which city is the only major port in North Vietnam? Haiphong
Giving its name to an 'uprising' of 1919, which Marxist revolutionary movement was founded in Germany in 1915 by Karl Liebknecht, Rosa Luxemburg, and Clara Zetkin? Spartacus League or Spartacist League
When, in 2011, the album Joined At The Hip was awarded the Grammy for Best Traditional Blues Album, it made which 97 year old blues pianist the oldest ever winner of a Grammy Award? Pinetop Perkins
Which sauce is used in Eggs Benedict? Hollandaise
Eggs Benedict was invented in which city? New York City
What was the sequel to the TV series "Are You Being Served?" Grace & Favour
The song "I Just Called To Say You Love You" featured in which 1984 comedy film? The Woman In Red
Which star of "Some Like It Hot" died in 2001, aged 76? Jack Lemmon
In which 1980 comedy film did two brothers attempt to collect money for their old orphanage? The Blues Brothers
For which organisation did the puppets "Thunderbirds" work? International Rescue
In which city is the Rastro flea market? Madrid
Which artist painted twelve frescoes that appear in Manchester Town Hall? Ford Madox Brown
What date is St David's Day? 1st March
The Nobel Prize ceremony always takes place on which date, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel's death? December 10th
Which Polish-born Jewish author in Yiddish who wrote "A Crown of Feathers and Other Stories" and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978? Isaac Bashevis Singer
All of Einstein's prize money for his 1921 Nobel Prize went to who? His ex-wife
1969 Medicine Nobel Prize winner Max Delbruck donated all of his prize money to which organisation? Amnesty International
Which Medicine Nobel Prize winner of 1976 was later (in 1996) convicted of child molestation? Daniel Gajdusek
In 1926, a Nobel Prize was announced in medicine for Johannes Fibinger, for what - something that seems rather ironic and wrong 90 years later? A cure for cancer
The Curies shared their 1903 Nobel Physics Prize with which man? Henri Becquerel
Who coined the word "radioactivity"? Marie Curie
Pitchblende and chalcite are ores of which metal? Uranium
1908 Nobel Physics Prize winner Gabriel Lippmann is the only to date to hail from which country? Luxembourg
The 1920s artists the "Group Of Seven" formed in which country? Canada
Complete the number from Tennyson's poem "The Charge of the Light Brigade": "Into the valley of Death/Rode the..."? Six hundred
Hokusai's famous "great wave" was taken from which woodblock series? Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji
"Wilt" and "Porterhouse Blue" were both works by which writer, who died in 2013? Tom Sharpe
Who painted "The Blue Boy" c.1770? Thomas Gainsborough
"The Valpinçon Bather" is a very famous work by which artist (although the name comes from one of the painting's owners, not its subject)? Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
"The Derby Day" is a large oil painting showing a panoramic view of the Epsom Derby, painted over 15 months from 1856 to 1858 by who? William Powell Frith
"The Embarkation for Cythera", submitted in 1717, was by which French artist? Jean-Antoine Watteau
Who was commissioned to illustrate Dickens' unfinished work "The Mystery Of Edwin Drood"; he also drew a famous picture showing Dickens' empty chair in his study after his death that reportedly inspired Vincent van Gogh's painting The Yellow Chair? Luke Fildes
Which novel of 1836's full, correct title begins "The Posthumous Papers Of..."? The Pickwick Papers ("The Posthumous Papers Of The Pickwick Club")
Which 1388 parliament was so-named because many members of Richard II's Court were convicted of treason? Merciless Parliament
Who succeeded Richard II of England to the throne? Henry IV
In which castle did Richard II die? Pontefract Castle
Henry IV was the first English monarch to belong to which house? Lancaster
How was Henry IV of England generally known before his accession, a name that refers to his birthplace in Lincolnshire? Henry Bolingbroke
Who were the two consorts of Henry IV of England? Mary of Bohun; Joan of Navarre
The Order of Brothers of the German House of Saint Mary in Jerusalem was a military order better known by what two-word name? Teutonic Order/Teutonic Knights
What was the name of the man (1364-1403) commonly known as Sir Harry Hotspur? Sir Henry Percy
At which battle of 1403 was 'Harry Hotspur' killed? Shrewsbury
Where was Henry V of England born? Monmouth Castle, Wales
Former Prime Minister U Saw was hanged in 1948 for his role in the assassination of which nationalist and revolutionary? Aung San
Which golfer won the U.S. Open in 1950, just 16 months after a car crash which almost killed him and which left him with with a double-fracture of the pelvis, a fractured collar bone, a left ankle fracture, a chipped rib, and near-fatal blood clots? Ben Hogan
The four major components of human teeth are enamel, dentine, pulp, and which calcified part of the periodontium that attaches the teeth to the alveolar bone by anchoring the periodontal ligament? Cementum
The Dictionnaire Historique et Critique is claimed to have been the most widely read work of scholarship during the 18th century. It was the work of which French Huguenot philosopher (1647-1706)? Pierre Bayle
The capital of Karnataka, which large Indian city is known as the Silicon Valley of India because of its prominent role in the nation's IT industry? Bangalore
Which American conservative website founded by its namesake, who died aged just 43 in 2012, in 2007? Breitbart
The pomace brandy known as Grappa was invented in which small city in Veneto which is also famous for its much admired white asparagus? Bassano (or Bassano del Grappa)
The Strait of Hormuz separates Iran from which exclave of Oman? Musandam
The television shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. were created by which American screenwriter and producer? Joss Whedon
Built in the early 15th century during the reign of the Yongle Emperor and mostly destroyed during the Taiping Rebellion, the Porcelain Tower had been located on the Qinhuai River in which city? Nanjing
Which Brazilian archbishop (1909-1999) is best-remembered for the aphorism "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why they are poor, they call me a communist."? Helder Camara
By what name is the celebrity blogger Mario Armando Lavandeira much better known? Perez Hilton
Which Swedish producer has produced 18 US number 1 hits, including Britney Spears' …Baby One More Time, Kelly Clarkson's My Life Would Suck Without You, P!nk's So What, Taylor Swift's We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, and Katy Perry's Roar? Max Martin
Memorably portrayed by Tommy Lee Jones in the 2012 film Lincoln, which cane-wielding radical successfully secured the articles of impeachment in the House of Representatives against President Johnson? Thaddeus Stevens
Which economic union was established in January 2015 by founding member states Russia, Kazakhstan, and Belarus? Armenia joined shortly thereafter. Eurasian Economic Union
Frédéric Moreau is a young man in love with an older woman at the time of the French Revolution of 1848. Of which novel is he the protagonist? Sentimental Education (Flaubert)
A 1516 triptych by Hieronymus Bosch shares its title with the title of a famous English painting of the 19th century. Which title? The Haywain
The fiercely fought derby between River Plate and Boca Juniors, Argentina's two biggest teams, is known by what one-word name? Superclásico
Mentioned in the first verse of Joni Mitchell's song Woodstock (famously covered by both Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Matthews Southern Comfort), which American dairy farmer owned the farm in Bethel at which the Woodstock Festival took place in 1969? Max Yasgur
The term 'graphic novel' was popularised following the 1978 publication of the book A Contract with God. It was created by which American cartoonist who has given his name to the comics industry's equivalent of the Academy Awards? Will Eisner
In Dickens novel "Oliver Twist", which apprentice of Mr Sowerberry, a cowardly bully, takes a dislike to Oliver? Noah Claypole
Which fictional gang live at Field Lane, Saffron Hill? Fagin's gang (Oliver Twist)
Who wrote "The Gruffalo"? Julie Donaldson
Who wrote the 2008 crime novel "The Private Patient"? PD James
Who, born in 1925, writes the Inspector Montalbano series? Andrea Camilleri
Set in 'Northland', Buck, Spitz and John feature in which book? The Call Of The Wild
The quote "genius is eternal patience" is attributed to which Renaissance figure? Michelangelo
In which two countries is Beowulf set? Sweden, Denmark
Who wrote 2002's "The Autograph Man"? Zadie Smith
In Dickens' "Oliver Twist", what is the nickname of oliver's half-brother Edward Leeford? Monks
Which King founded Kings College, Cambridge? Henry VI of England
Who was the first Yorkist king of England? Edward IV
Who is the only English monarch to be buried in Canterbury Cathedral? Henry IV
Henry VI's son and heir, Edward, was killed at which battle of 4 May 1471, one of the decisive battles of the Wars of the Roses? Battle of Tewkesbury
Queen Cartimandua was a leader of which pre-Roman British tribe? Brigantes
Which 20th Century monarch of Great Britain was an avid stamp collector, and had one of the world's best collections of the time? George V
What was the name of Boudicca's husband, who predeceased her? Prasutagus
Camulodonum was the Roman name for which town or city? Colchester
St Augustine converted which King of Kent (c. 560 – 24 February 616) to Christianity? Æthelberht (Aethelbert)
At which battle was Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, "The Kingmaker" killed, after changing sides? Battle of Barnet
The 1964 100m Olympic champion Bob Hayes went on to win the 1972 Superbowl with which team? Dallas Cowboys
Who was England's leading goalscorer at Italia 90? Gary Lineker
Which horse did Princess Anne ride at the 1976 Olympics? Goodwill
Against which national team did Wayne Rooney make his England debut? Australia
Which English boxer was nicknamed "The Dark Destroyer"? Nigel Benn
What nationality is former England cricket coach Duncan Fletcher? Zimbabwean
Which British boxer was nicknamed "The Clones Cyclone"? Barry McGuigan
In which country was the former British Lions rugby union coach Graham Henry born? New Zealand
Grete Waitz, who died of cancer in 2011, was a former world champion in which sporting event? Marathon
Situated just across the road from Twickenham Stadium, what is the name generally used for rugby union team Harlequins' home ground? The Stoop
Which fruit is rubus fruticosis? Blackberry
Which Persian word describes a sash, usually pleated, worn around the waist? Cummerbund
Which number wind speed on the Beaufort Scale signifies a strong gale? Nine
Which RAF rank is directly below Air Commodore? Group Captain
What is the world's largest web-footed bird? Albatross
How many zeroes are in a 'googol' number? Hundred
What gift is given on the 12th wedding anniversary? Silk
As of 2016, from what age in the UK can one receive a free television licence? 75
Which tree is 'fraxinus excelsior'? Ash
The story of the fiery furnace appears in which Old Testament book? Daniel
Which Egyptian musical channel showcases hip-hop with an Islamic message and has been called the 'MTV of the Middle East'? 4Shbab (for the youth)
Since their inception in 2008, which company has sponsored the World Photography Awards? Sony
Which French music prize was inaugurated in 2002, following the example of the Mercury Music Prize, as an attempt to bring to light artists who have not had major media coverage? Prix Constantin
What is the basis of the French slang 'verlan'? Reversing syllables in words
'Rioplatense' is a slight variant of which language? Spanish (spoken around the River Plate area)
The Gotan Project is a world music band, based in which European city? Paris
Russia and which other country both claim writer Nikolai Gogol as a native, holding rival festivals in his honour? Ukraine
Pieter-Dirk Uys, well-known for his character Evita Bezuidenhout (also known as Tannie Evita) is a version of Dame Edna Everage from which country? South Africa
Shenzhen, Pyongyang and Burma Chronicles are graphic novels inspired by the time which Canadian comic book author spent in Asia? Guy Deslisle
What one word term is an alternative for "8-bit music", which references music made for PSG sound chips (real or emulated) used in vintage computers, consoles, and arcade machines? Chiptune
In which decade was the first Bunsen Burner built at Heidelberg University? 1850s
Which Kubrick film ends with a scene of French infantrymen in a tavern, first whistling, then humming along to a German folk song? Paths of Glory
In which US state is Pimlico racecourse, most famous for hosting the Preakness Stakes? Maryland
Which Kubrick film ends with a scene of American soldiers singing the Mickey Mouse Song? Full Metal Jacket
In which decade did Stephen Perry patent the elastic band? 1840s
In the UK during 2004, following complaints from the public about litter caused by postmen discarding rubber bands, the Royal Mail introduced what colour bands for their workers to use in the hopes they would spot them more easily? Red
Which 2009 book by Eoin Colfer was a sequel to Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy? And Another Thing
To what musical piece do hippos in tutus dance in 'Fantasia'? Ponchielli's Dance of the Hours
What is batrachophobia? Fear of frogs
The novel Summerland by J M Coetzee is a fictionalised account of which author's life and death? JM Coetzee himself
Which poet laureate (1843-50) wrote no official verses during his tenure? William Wordsworth
Which poet was banished for allegedly killing the priest, Philippe Chermoye (or Sermoise or Sermaise)? François Villon
Which island lies about 4 miles North West of John O’ Groats -its population fell from 375 people in 1901 to just 12 by 1961, with the last native islanders left at the end of the following year? Stroma
Zola wrote his famous "j'accuse" letter in defence of who? Dreyfus
Which author fatally shot his wife while allegedly trying to re-enact William Tell in 1951, in Mexico City? William Burroughs
Which novel was described as semi-autobiographical and his favourite by Charles Dickens? David Copperfield
In which country did Samuel Beckett spend most of his life? France
Who wrote the book "A Many-Splendoured Thing"? Han Suyin
What weather condition is indicated by number 10 on the Beaufort Scale? Storm
Ma Double Vie (1907) is the autobiography of who? Sarah Bernhardt
Which English football team moved into a new ground in 2010, having previously played at Saltergate? Chesterfield
What is the nickname of Crewe Alexandra FC? The Railwaymen
Since 1956, Dagenham FC, later Dagenham and Redbridge FC, have played at which ground, more recently known by a variety of sponsors' names? Victoria Road
What is the nickname of Darlington 1883 FC - one that was carried over from the original Darlington FC? The Quakers
What was the name of Darlington FC's old ground, before their ill-fated move to the Darlington Arena? Feethams
Opening in 1899, what is the home ground of GrimsbyTown? Blundell Park
Who, born 4 September 1454, turned against Richard III, with a namesake rebellion of October 1483, but was captured at Salisbury and executed on 2nd November the same year? (Henry Stafford, 2nd duke of) Buckingham [Buckingham's Rebellion]
After Richard III's death, according to folklore, his crown was found under what sort of bush? Hawthorn
At which church was Richard III buried - the site, now a car park, was where his remains were found in 2012? Greyfriars Church
During the reign of which king were two skeletons found in the Tower of London, possibly the Princes in the Tower - said king has them reburied in Westminister Abbey? Charles II
At which battle were Japanese kamikaze aircraft first used? Battle of Leyte Gulf
Which war of 1611-13 pitted Denmark and Norway against Sweden? Kalmar War
Wallace and Gromit live at the fictional 6 West Wallaby Street in which real city? Wigan
What mushroom is amanita phalloides? Death cap mushroom
Lowenbrau, Hofbrauhaus, Augustineebrau, Paulaner, Hacker-Pschorr and Spaten are the 'Big Six' breweries in which city? Munich
Who was Henry VIII's wife at the time of his death? Catherine Parr
Born January 1, 1967, which American photographer best known for organizing large-scale nude shoots? Spencer Tunick
Which Indian lost his world chess title to Magnus Carlsen in November 2013? Viswanathan Anand
The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna is the highest ranking Indian award given out in which field? Sports
The 2018 Winter Olympics were awarded to which country? South Korea
Who composed the opera "The Merry Widow"? Franz Lehar
Where did Maria Callas make her final appearance as a soprano, in 1965? Covent Garden
In which role did Maria Callas make her final appearance as a soprano, in 1965? Tosca
Which spirit is used in bananas foster? Rum
In musical notation, which signs alter the pitch of a note? Accidentals
Sammy Hagar was lead singer of which band from 1985 to 1996? Van Halen
Who had a hit in the 1980s with "Favourite Shirts - Boy Meets Girl"? Haircut 100
How was Harold Lloyd Jenkins, born September 1, 1933, better known? Conway Twitty
"Gawain" and "The Second Mrs Conn" are both operas by who? Harrison Birtwistle
Carre D'Agneau is which meat on a French menu? Lamb
Released in 1984, what was George Michael's first solo single? Careless Whisper
How is the nut variety from the tree Carya illinoinensis best known? Pecan
Constantia is a dessert wine that originated in which country, where there is a region by that name? South Africa
The Greek 'egg-lemon' soup avgolemono is traditionally made using a broth of which meat? Chicken
Nantua sauce is traditionally made using which seafood? Crayfish
How many incisor teeth do adult humans possess? Eight
How many legs does a lobster have? Ten
What is the English name for the constellation Circinus? Compasses
An early prototype for what was designed and built by Dutchman Cornelius Drebbel in the early 17th century? Submarine
Which American robotic spacecraft landed a base station with a roving probe on Mars in 1997? Pathfinder
Linseed oil comes from which part of the flax plant? Seed
What is collected by a grabatologist? Ties
Also called a sea anchor, what name is given to a device external to a boat, attached to the stern and used to slow the boat down in a storm and to keep the hull perpendicular to the waves? Drogue
Which term describes an anchor when it is hanging on the rope and is not resting on the bottom? Aweigh
What name is given to the two points on a traditional anchor that dig into the seabed? Flukes
What is a 'wandering sailor'? A flowering plant (Cymbalaria muralis)
In 1797, André-Jacques Garnerin became the first man to use what, albeit whilst in a basket? A Parachute
What colour is the ribbon on the decoration awarded to a Knight of the Garter? Blue
Which animal is the heaviest extant artiodactyl? Hippopotamus
The first passenger jetliner flight saw the Comet travel from London to which city, in 1952, although its ultimate destination was Johannesburg? Rome
Basseterre is the capital of which nation? St Kitts and Nevis
The Navajo Nation, the largest Native American reservation in the US, is in which state? Arizona
In 2008 Fernando Lugo was elected President of which nation, ending 61 years of rule by the Colorado Party? Paraguay
Uniqlo Co, Ltd is a fashion retailer based in which country? Japan
Lululemon Athletica Inc is a clothing retailer based in which country? Canada
Which Viennese woman wrote about her abduction and long captivity in 2010 Autobiography "3,096 Days"? Natascha Kampusch
Which comic strip created by Scott Adams features the "Pointy-Haired Boss"? Dilbert
Which two men contested all three Wimbledon men's singles finals between 1988 and 1990? Edberg and Becker
Raoul Silva was the villain in which Bond film? Skyfall (played by Javier Bardem)
Who directed the 1970 film "Ryan's Daughter"? David Lean
Which house in Kent, one of the biggest stately homes in the UK, is the home of the Sackville-Wests? Knole House
Which motorway links the M6 with Telford? M54
On which plain is Stonehenge situated? Salisbury Plain
What was Bedloe's Island re-named in 1956? Liberty Island (NYC)
Which Roman Road ran approximately from the Antonine Wall to York? Dere Street
Which three French regions share a border with France? Liguria, Valle D'Aosta, Piedmont
What is the second largest town on the Isle of Man? Ramsey
Porthmeor Beach, and a Tate Gallery can be found in which British location? St Ives
What is the largest lake by area in South America? Maracaibo
What is the Bodensee also called? Lake Constance
Who was assassinated by Thenmozhi Rajaratnam? Rajiv Gandhi
Which spoof movie featured the characters Pizza the Hutt, Dark Helmet, Lone Starr and Yogurt? Spaceballs
How is the movie character Frances Houseman better known, from a nickname used in a famous quote? Baby (Dirty Dancing)
MPs first received an income - £400 a year - in which year? 1991
Charles H. Townes shared the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics for his creation of which device that produces coherent electromagnetic waves through amplification by stimulated emission? Maser
Brought into the national side to replace Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif, who were caught up in spot fixing allegations, which 7’1” Pakistani fast bowler became the tallest man ever to play first-class cricket? Mohammad Irfan
Which female American adventurer became - on her 63rd birthday in 1901 - the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel? Annie Edson Taylor
What is the Frecce Tricolori? Italian Air Force Air Display team
What was opened at St James Gate in Dublin in 1759 on a 9000-year lease of £45 per annum? Guinness Brewery
Kerri Lee Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor won Olympic gold in which event for the USA in 2004, 2008 and 2012? Beach volleyball
Which gothic comic strip character, created by Norwegian cartoonist Lise Myrhe, first appeared in 1997? Nemi
Which veteran British actor, who died in April 2014, played Krushchev, Beria, Noriega, Pope John XXIII. Mussolini, J Edgar Hoover and Churchill in the course of his career? Bob Hoskins
"I don't want a place to stay/Get your booty on the floor tonight,make my day" are lyrics from which Eurodance hit of 1989-90? "Pump Up The Jam" by Technotronic
Bryan Mills is a lead character in which 2008 film? Taken (he is played by Liam Neeson)
Which 1532 battle saw 168 Spanish troops defeat over 8,000 largely unarmed Incas? Battle of Cajamarca
Which plant has the Latin name napata cataria? Catnip
Which former league football team played at Edgar Street? Hereford United
What is the nickname of Macclesfield Town FC? The Silkmen
Which football team moved out of their old home, Christie Park, in 2010, and started playing at the 'Globe Arena'? Morecambe
What is the nickname of Morecambe FC? The Shrimps
Of whom is there a famous unfinished portrait by Elizabeth Shoumatoff, as he was sitting for it when he died on April 12th 1945? Franklin D Roosevelt
Which post-war conference took place between 17 July to 2 August 1945, and was notable for Clement Attlee replacing Winston Churchill part way through due to the former being elected PM in a general election? Potsdam
On what date in 1945 was the Hiroshima bomb dropped? 6 August 1945
How many days separated the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Three (6th and 9th August)
Where did Churchill make his famous speech where he declared that "from Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an Iron Curtain has descended across the continent"? Fulton, Missouri
Named after a US President, what two-word term is most-often applied to the statement from him that "it must be the policy of the United States to support free peoples who are resisting armed subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressure"? Truman Doctrine
Who was the 50th US Secretary of State, from January 21, 1947 to January 20, 1949, most famous for an eponymous programme of US foreign policy? George C Marshall (the Marshall Plan)
Who was UK Foreign Secretary in the post-war Labour Government, 1945–51? Ernest Bevin
Founded in 1947, what was the common name for what was officially referred to as the Information Bureau of the Communist and Workers' Parties,the first official forum of the international communist movement since the dissolution of the Comintern? Cominform
A coup d'état in February 1948, where President Edvard Beneš was ousted, led to Communist rule in which nation? Czechoslovakia
In which modern-day country was Jascha Heifetz, considered by some the greatest violinist ever, born? Lithuania (he was born in Vilnius)
Who released the eccentric album "The Transformed Man" in 1968? William Shatner
Who wrote the opera "Hugh The Drover"? Ralph Vaughan Williams
Who wrote the famous song standard "Love And Marriage"? Sammy Cain
Haydn's symphonies 82 and 87. Mozart's symphony number 31, and Delius's work "The Song Of A Great City" are all named after, or dedicated to, which city? Paris
Which fruit is the basis of Melba Sauce? Raspberry
What shape did Zeus assume to carry off Europa in Greek myth? Bull
What name was given to Rhino Records' series of humorous compilations of critically lambasted cover versions of songs, performed mostly either by non-musician celebrities, or musicians not known for the genre of the song they were covering? Golden Throats
In which Wagner opera does the eponymous hero arrive in a swanboat? Lohengrin
Which composer's music was featured prominently in the movies "Shine" and "Brief Encounter"? Rachmaninov
Which faction of Russian communists were the "minority" to the Bolsheviks "majority"? Mensheviks
The first of two revolutions in Russia in 1917 - immediate result of which was the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II, the end of the Romanov dynasty, and the end of the Russian Empire - was named after which month? February
The "Grundrisse" was a name given to an early draft of which work? Marx's Capital
Which German philosopher and anthropologist is best known for his book "The Essence of Christianity", which provided a critique of Christianity which strongly influenced generations of later thinkers, including both Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels? Ludwig Feuerbach
Who proposed the religious emancipation of Jews in an 1843 essay "On The Jewish Question"? Karl Marx
Who wrote 1845's "On The Condition Of The English Working Class"? Engels
Which 1846 collaboration between Marx and Engels wasn't published until the 20th Century? The German Ideology
Which communist political movement and organization in Laos, formed in the mid-20th century were ultimately successful in assuming political power in 1975, after the Laotian Civil War? Pathet Lao
In which country is the Sierra Maestra mountain range? Cuba
Which unpopular but US-backed leader did Fidel Castro topple on New Year's Day 1959? Fulgencio Batista
What name, from the Hokkien for 'three planks', is given to a flat-bottomed Asian wooden houseboat? Sampan
What is the middle name of former PM John Major? Roy
In business, for what is 'freeter' short? Free Arbeiter
What term is used for withdrawal from society, and instead living in isolation at home, in Japan? Hikikomori
Which bluish-grey birthmark is so called because it is most frequently seen on Asian-origin new-born babies? Mongolian Spot
Who invented the electric iron in 1882? Henry W Seely
2005's Nobel Peace Prize went to Egyptian Mohamed El Baradei, and which body, of which he was Director-General? International Atomic Energy Agency
For what is the Hales Trophy awarded? Fastest Atlantic crossing by a passenger ship
Which traditional toast is made by the Royal Navy on a Saturday? To sweethearts and wives (may they never meet)
James Bradley held which official post from 1742-62? Astronomer Royal
The Dulux dog in the TV adverts in the UK is what breed of dog? Old English Sheepdog
Who played "Mr Chips" in the 1939 version of "Goodbye, Mr Chips"? Robert Donat
Deckard is the lead character in which cult film of the 1980s? Blade Runner
Played by Raymond Massey, what was the name of the most senior doctor in the TV series "Dr Kildare"? Dr Gillespie
George Peppard as Jonas Cord, a character based loosely on Howard Hughes, and Alan Ladd in his last role as Nevada Smith appeared in which 1964 film? The Carpetbaggers
What was the name of the hospital that featured in the TV series "Dr Kildare"? Blair Hospital
Which 1934 musical film featured the song "I Get A Kick Out Of You"? Anything Goes
Who directed the 1971 film "Bananas" and the 1973 film "Sleeper"? Woody Allen
The 1980s TV series "Death Of A Princess" caused a diplomatic row between which two countries? UK and Saudi Arabia
Star of 1960's film "Never On Sunday", Melina Mercouri later became a government minister in which nation - the country that had made the film? Greece
Fiumicino Airport serves which city? Rome
What line on a map joins two places of equal ocean depth? Isobath
The name of the country Sierra Leone derives from the Portuguese for what? Lion Mountain
What term was given to nonindigenous black people in Sierra Leone - the descendants of freed African American, West Indian and Liberated African slaves who settled in the Western Area of Sierra Leone between 1787 and about 1885? Krios
The largest lake in South America, Lake Maracaibo, is connected to which body of water by the Tablazo Strait? Gulf of Venezuela
Lake Onega is in which country? Russia
Lake Onega is the second-largest lake in Europe after which one? Lake Ladoga
How is Lake Kinneret, or Lake Tiberias, better known? Sea of Galilee
Which body of water, 50 kilometres (31 mi) long and 15 kilometres (9 mi) wide at its widest point, is approximately 9.6 times saltier than seawater? Dead Sea
Which coast of Mexico is Acapulco located on? Pacific/West
In 1834, Richard Wagner became a conductor in which city, the capital of Saxony-Anhalt? Magdeburg
Albeit not its capital, what is the largest city in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt? Halle
Performed in Dresden in 1842, what was Richard Wagner's first opera? Rienzi
How many nights are required for a complete performance of Wagner's "The Ring Of The Nibelung"? Four
Wagner's "The Ring Of The Nibelung" was first perfomed in full in which decade? 1870s (1876)
Richard Wagner died in which city? Venice
A co-founder of the World Zionist Organization together with Theodor Herzl, whose most famous work was 1892's "Degeneration", in which he attacks what he believed to be degenerate art? Max Nordau
What are the four parts of the Ring Cycle by Wagner, in order? The Rhinegold, The Valkyrie, Siegfried, The Twilight of the Gods
Who married Casimir Dudevant aged just 18 in 1822? George Sand
Thomas Carlyle's work "Sartor Resartus" was finally first published in the USA, having not found a publisher in Britain, through the efforts of which man (1803-1882), a champion of individualism? Ralph Waldo Emerson
Which work by Nietzsche is subtitled "Or, How One Philosophises With A Hammer"? The Twilight Of The Idols
What is the German term for Nietzsche's ideal "superman"? Ubermensch
Chicksands Priory was the only priory in Britain for which monastic order, formed by an eponymous man who lived c. 1083-1189? Gilbertine
In which county is Chicksands Priory? Bedfordshire
RAF Twinwood Farm hosts a museum to which man, who disappeared after his aircraft took of from the base in 1944? Glenn Miller
What is the currency of Afghanistan? Afghani
What is the ancestral home of the dukes of Bedford? Woburn Abbey
What are the two official languages of Afghanistan? Pashto, Dari
Cranfield University's main campus lies in which English county? Bedfordshire
What is the abbreviation for Swedish internet domains, where the UK is .uk, for example? .se
The Indian king Ashoka of the 3rd century BCE belonged to which empire? Mauryan
In which country was Rama IX, king of Thailand since 1946, born? USA
Which 19th century UK Prime Minister delivered the Tamworth Manifesto? Robert Peel
Gaiseric (or Genseric) led which tribe, that sacked Rome in June 455AD? Vandals
Which Pope persuaded Attila the Hun not to sack Rome in 452AD? Leo I
In which decade of the 20th century did Biafra attempt to secede from independent Nigeria? 1960s
In which year were both Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King assassinated? 1968
What was Queen Victoria's actual foremost given name? Alexandrina
Which half-brother of Walter Raleigh, adventurer, explorer, member of parliament, and soldier, drowned in 1583 following the sinking of the 'Squirrel'? Humphrey Gilbert
In which year did the 'SS Andrea Doria' sink? 1956
"The moment of truth" is a phrase derived from which activity? Bullfighting
What nickname or alternate name is sometimes given to the Le Mans motor racing circuit, after the name of a river? Sarthe
At what age did Maureen Connolly win Wimbledon, on her debut in 1952? Seventeen
What nationality was tennis player Maureen Connolly, who retired aged 20, and died at 34? American
In rugby union, what is a 'garryowen'? An up and under
What type of kick in rugby league and union results in the ball moving erratically along the ground, the point being to make the ball roll and tumble, making it hard for the defending team to pick it up without causing a knock-on? A grubber kick
Which horse set a record time of eight minutes and 47.8 seconds in winning the 1990 Grand National? Mr Frisk
Committing suicide on 10th November 2009, who was widely considered at the time of his death to be a leading contender for the German number one goalkeeper spot at the 2010 World Cup? Robert Enke
Which football team were the first to retain the FA Cup in 21 years when they did so in 2003? Arsenal
The 1997 Ryder Cup was the first to be held in which country? Spain
Which European city was rescued on September 12th 1683 from siege by the Ottomans; the city giving its name to the battle that occurred on that day? Vienna
The artistic group the Nabis derived their name from the word "prophet" - in which language? Hebrew
Which Austro-Hungarian journalist, playwright, political activist, and writer (1860-1904) was one of the fathers of modern political Zionism, forming the World Zionist Organization and promoting Jewish migration to Palestine? Theodor Herzl
Who wrote the play, based on small vignettes, and now rarely performed due to its great length, "The Last Days of Mankind" in 1918? Karl Kraus
"The Royal Game", "Amok", "Letter from an Unknown Woman" and "Confusion" are among the best known works of which writer, in the 1920s and 1930s one of the most popular in the world, although he died in exile in Rio in 1942? Stefan Zweig
1901's "Lieutenant Gustl" - an early work featuring stream-of-consciousness - was by which author and qualified doctor? Arthur Schnitzler
Which two-letter classical Chinese word is commonly used in Chinese philosophy, particularly within Confucianism and has come to mean ceremony, ritual, decorum, rules of propriety, good form, good custom, etc., and has even been equated with Natural Law? Li
Which two particles can be ejected from a nucleus beta-radiation? Electron or positron (nearly always an electron in practice)
Who won the 1908 Nobel Prize for Chemistry (perhaps surprisingly given he is chiefly remembered as a physicist) for his investigations into the disintegration of the elements, and the chemistry of radioactive substances? Ernest Rutherford
Which King of Poland commanded the victorious forces at the 1683 Battle of Vienna? John III Sobieski
Which philosopher wrote volume one of "Logical Investigations" in 1900, with volume two being published in 1901? Edmund Husserl
Which Austrian philosopher (1859-1932) is known as one of the founders of Gestalt psychology? Christian von Ehrenfels
Viewed as virulently misogynistic and antisemitic today] but held to be a great genius by Wittgenstein and August Strindberg which Austrian wrote Geschlecht und Charakter (Sex and Character) in 1903, and killed himself aged 23? Otto Weininger
Three "International Art Exhibitions" in1910 and 1911 in Düsseldorf and 1912 in Cologne which showcased the art of van Gogh, Cézanne, Gauguin, Picasso, Henri-Edmond Cross and Signac are known by what German name, meaning "special union"? Sonderbund
"Republican Automatons" is a famous work by which painter? George Grosz
The poets Paul Eluard and Louis Aragon were among the first to develop which movement, later much better known as an art movement? Surrealism
Who painted the colourfully titled "The Inquisitor: At 7:07 Justice Shall Be Made"? Max Ernst
"The Threepenny Opera" by Bertold Brecht was based on music by which composer? Kurt Weill
Which 1931 work by Herbert Butterfield had a huge influence on the practice of historical enquiry? The Whig Interpretation Of History
Best known for his pioneering theory that the universe was expanding, governed by a set of equations he developed now known as the Friedmann equations, what nationality was Alexander Friedmann? Russian
In Homeric myth, who is the child of Hector and Andromache, whose fate is bewailed by the latter after the former's death in battle? Astynax
What is the name of the woman mentioned in the Book of Judges in the Bible, as the heroine who killed Sisera to deliver Israel from the troops of King Jabin? Jael
What was the name of the controversial 2008 anti-Islam film released by Dutch politician Geert Wilders? Fitna
Which Swede released 1944's "An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy", highlighting racism in US Society? Gunnar Myrdal
Often identified as one of the richest people and one of the richest Americans ever, although he gave away almost 90% of his fortune, in which industry did Andrew Carnegie make his money? Steel
Which landmark U.S. Supreme Court case of 1954, that overturned Plessy vs. Ferguson, declared racial segregation in public schools to be unconstitutional? Brown v Board of Education of Topeka
The famous Bretton Woods conference took place in which US state? New Hampshire
Which two major international bodies were created by the Bretton Woods Conference? IMF and World Bank
Which mountain range covers about a quarter of the state of New Hampshire and a small portion of western Maine in the United States, and are part of the northern Appalachian Mountains? White Mountains
Which cave system in Beijing, China has yielded many archaeological discoveries, including one of the first specimens of Homo erectus, dubbed Peking Man, and a fine assemblage of bones of the gigantic hyena Pachycrocuta brevirostris? Zhoukoudian
Whose work was the 1886 "Psychopathia Sexualis" that heavily influenced Freud, and coined the term 'masochism'? Richard von Krafft-Ebing
Who was the first president of the Vienna Secession, formed in 1897 by a group of Austrian artists who had resigned from the Association of Austrian Artists? Gustav Klimt
Ernst Mach, more famous for his discoveries about supersonic speeds, also discovered - with Josef Breuer - the importance of which bodily structure in maintaining balance? Semicircular Canals (in inner ear)
Which Russian Marxist revolutionary, art critic an dprolific writer (1875-1933) was the first Soviet People's Commissar of Education responsible for culture and education? Anatoly Lunacharsky
Richard Strauss employed who as librettist for his operas Elektra (1909) and Der Rosenkavalier (1911)? Hugo von Hofmannstahl
The name of which American state translates from a Native American word meaning 'red people'? Oklahoma
In which year was Sir Francis Drake said to have 'singed the King of Spain's beard' by setting fire to Spanish ships in Cadiz? 1586
In Greek mythology, who was the faithful hound of Icarius who, upon finding his master's grave, leapt off a cliff to his death, later to be placed, by Dionysus, in the sky as the dog star? Maera
What was the name of the Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs who was assassinated by a knifeman in a Stockholm department store in 2003? Anna Lindh
Who wrote the explicit 19th century novel "Venus im Pelz"? Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
"Pierrot Lunaire" was a 1912 work by which composer? Schoenberg
Signed in 1373, and still current today, with which country did England sign the world's longest continuous treaty of friendship? Portugal
Which Swiss semiotician, whose best known work is 'Course on General Linguistics', is regarded as the 'father of structural linguistics'? Ferdinand de Saussure
In which city was Wassily Kandinsky born, in 1866? Moscow
Franz Marc, Aleksey Jawlensky and Wassily Kandinsky formed which "phalanx", a precursor artistic group to Der Blaue Reiter? The Munich Phalanx
Which Russian occultist, spirit medium, and author co-founded the Theosophical Society in 1875? Madame Blavatsky
Which Austrian philosopher, social reformer, architect, esotericist and Rosicrucian gained initial recognition at the end of the nineteenth century as a literary critic and published philosophical works including "The Philosophy of Freedom"? Rudolf Steiner
What was the name of the taxi company in the American TV series 'Taxi'? Sunshine Cab Company
"461 Ocean Boulevard" of 1974, was an album by who? Eric Clapton
"Time and Free Will" (1889) and "Matter and Memory" (1896) were works by which philosopher? Henri Bergson
Reaching number 1 in the UK charts in 1957, which was the only one of Elvis Presley's number 1 hits for which he was given a writing credit? All Shook Up
In which century is it believed that the last auroch died? Seventeenth (1621)
The players of which American baseball team were banned for life in 1921 after being accused of accepting bribes to throw the 1919 World Series? Chicago White Sox
In classical mythology, what was the name of the fluid, corresponding to blood, that flowed through the veins of the gods? Ichor
The 1907 encyclical "Pascendi Dominici Gregis" and 1910's "Editae" that challenged evolution and modern philosophical thought, confirming the church's conservatism, were released by which Pope? Pius X
The Boxer Rebellion in China took place between which years? 1899-1901
Which Egyptian pharaoh, daughter of Thutmose I, ruled in the 15th Century BC and is the world's earliest known female head of state? Hatshepshut
What is the name of the traditional black robe worn by Iranian women? Chador
Which of the Seven Wonders of the World stood at Halicarnassus? The Mausoleum (of Mausollos)
Which Chinese province, current capital Jinan, and containing the birthplace of Confucius, was the origin of the Boxer uprising? Shandong
Which man designed the AK-47 assault rifle? Kalashnikov
Derived from the Greek for snake rock, ophiolite was the name once given to igneous rocks composed of which group of minerals, sometimes called green marble? Serpentine
Ophioglossum, or adder's tongue, characterised by a sterile green leaf blade and a fertile spore-producing spike, is the genus of which plant group, thought to have over 9,000 species? Fern
What four-letter Greek prefix may be added to the name of a subject or discipline to denote another that raises questions about it? Meta
After a 19th century Austrian physicist, what name is given to the shift in the frequency of a wave due to relative motion of an observer and the source of the wave? Doppler Effect
Which is the only American state to have a flag that shows different designs on the front and back? Oregon
What was the pen-name of the 13th Century Italian mathematician Leonardo of Pisa? Fibonacci
What was the name of the horse that was reputedly made a consul by the Roman Emperor Caligula? Incitatus
Which book of the Old Testament tells the story of the destruction of the Wall of Jericho? Joshua
What name was given to the Republican political activists who supported the Democratic candidate Grover Cleveland in the US Presidential election of 1884 because they rejected the financial corruption associated with Republican candidate James Blaine? Mugwumps
After an American engineer born 1911, what name is given to the device that uses the Doppler Effect caused by a rotating speaker to create characteristic vibrato or tremolo sounds? Leslie Speaker
Discovered in 2003, and named after the Greek goddess of strife and discord, which is the most massive dwarf planet in our solar system, though Pluto is larger by volume? Eris
To what end of the visible spectrum is the light from receding stars Doppler shifted? Red
Who was the American female athlete who despite also breaking the world record could only finish second to Britain's Sally Gunnell in the final of the 400m hurdles at the 1992 Olympic Games? Sandra Farmer-Patrick
'In Praise of Lemmings' was the original name of which 80s pop group? Culture Club
A major influence on medical science in the Middle Ages, which Persian physician's works include accounts of small pox and measles, a textbook called Almansor and an encyclopaedia known in the western world as Liber Continens? Rhazes (Abū Bakr Muhammad ibn Zakariyyā al-Rāz )
In a speech of July 1984, Margaret Thatcher described the Argentinean junta who invaded the Falkland Islands as "the enemy without". Who specifically, according to her, were the enemy within - more difficult to fight and more dangerous to liberty"? NUM (National Union of Mineworkers)
In 1927, 'The Jazz Singer' became the first full length movie to include talking. Which actor and singer was the first person to talk in the film, thereby becoming the first person to speak in a full-length talkie? Al Jolson
Which British MP became the world's first person to be killed by a train when he was hit by Stephenson's 'Rocket' in 1830? William Huskisson
What name for a demon, later sometimes applied to the devil himself, was from a German legend about a scholar who gives his soul to the devil for unlimited knowledge? Mephistopheles
Which Greek letter is usually used to denote the Golden Ratio? Phi
The value of the golden ratio is what, to the nearest three decimal places? 1.618
What is the name given to Japanese ritual suicide? Seppuku (accept hara-kiri)
Which mostly medieval medical condition, but still seen today, involves the patient starves themselves, sometimes to the point of death, in the name of God? Anorexia mirabilis
Famous due to a West African epidemic, which culture-specific delusional disorder sees an individual hold an overpowering belief that their genitalia are retracting and will disappear, despite the lack of any true longstanding changes to the genitals? Koro
The culture specific disorder jiko-shisen-kyofu, in East Asia, sees sufferers convinced that doing activity what will displease or offend others? Glancing/looking at them
The East Asian culture specific disorder sekiman-kyofu, gives the suffererer a morbid fear of what - the same condition is called erythrophobia in the West? Blushing
In which year was Monty Python's Flying Circus first shown in the UK? 1969
Who replaced Eric Clapton in the Yardbirds until being sacked in 1966? Jeff Beck
Which three countries have both an Atlantic and Mediterranean coastline? France, Spain, Morocco
Now a museum and World Heritage Site, which palace in Lhasa was the home of the Dalai Lama until 1959? Potala Palace
The Barkhor, a popular tourist site, is an area of narrow streets and a public square located around Jokhang Temple in which city? Lhasa
The Biblical Ruth was originally from which area, now located in modern-day Jordan? Moab
Which country has the longest coastline? Canada
Who the first wife of Persian King Ahasuerus in the Book of Esther - she is banished for her refusal to appear at the king's banquet to show her beauty as the king wished, and Esther is chosen to succeed her as queen? Queen Vashti
Who (1871-1951) was a member of both the Ashcan School, and 'The Eight'; his works include McSorley's Bar, (1912), Sixth Avenue Elevated at Third Street, (1928), Wake of the Ferry, (1907), and Hairdresser's Window, (1907)? John Sloan
Which Ashcan school artist painted the picture of a Negro prize-fighting a white man "Both Members Of This Club" - he died aged 42 after failing to attend to a ruptured appendix in time? George Bellows
Whose breakthrough leading role in the movies was in 1909's "The Violin-Maker of Cremona", she later won the second-ever Best Actress Oscar? Mary Pickford
What was the name of the famous nightclub founded by the artist Hugo Ball in Zurich in 1916 that proved pivotal in the founding of the anarchic art movement known as Dada? Cabaret Voltaire
By what name is the marsupial "Sarcophilus Harrisi" better known? Tasmanian Devil
Which Roman Emperor, the last pagan Emperor of Rome who rose to power in 361 AD, rejected Christianity and converted to Theurgy? Julian the Apostate
What is the stable end element at the end of the radioactive decay process the Thorium Process? Lead
An alpha particle is identical to the nucleus of which chemical element? Helium
What is the lowest possible 5-card hand in traditional poker? 2-3-4-5-7, not of the same suit
Which performance traditionally finishes with a "Vixen Break" and usually contains a "Helix" and a "Corkscrew"? RAF Red Arrows display
Who sung the title music for the Bond film "Thunderball"? Tom Jones
Who sung the title music for the Bond film "The Man With The Golden Gun"? Lulu
Who shot Billy the Kid? Sherriff Pat Garrett
In which journal did Einstein publish three revolutionary papers in 1905, including one detailing the famous E = mc[squared] equation? Annalen der physik
A 1905 paper by Einstein on Brownian motion verified the existence of which entities, which take their name from a latin diminutive for mass? Molecules
What is the title of the poem by Mrs Felicia Hemans, named after a French commander during the Battle of the Nile, that begins with the line, 'The boy stood on the burning deck'? Casabianca
Which edible wild plant found in coastal Britain is sometimes referred to as 'poor man's asparagus' or 'sea asparagus'? Samphire
The Arbroath Declaration of Scottish independence was signed in which year? 1320
What was Bifrost in Norse myth? A rainbow bridge
Which Japanese author committed seppuku after failing in an attempted coup in 1970? Yukio Mishima
Loosely analogous to chivalry, which Japanese phrase for the the samurai way of life translates as 'way of the warrior'? Bushido
The Saone and Rhone rivers converge at which French city? Lyons
Who was Absalom's father, against whom, according to the Bible, he rebelled? David
In the Bible, who kills Absalom, after the latter's luxuriant hair gets caught in a branch? Joab
At which battle, according to the Old Testament, was the army of Absalom routed by the forces of his father? Battle of Ephraim Wood
Paro is which country's sole international airport? Bhutan
How many years are there in a coral anniversary? 35
Which was the first of the United States of America to give women the vote? Wyoming
Pi day is celebrated on which date? March 14th (3.14)
The Rolling Stones took their name from a song, recorded in 1950, by which American blues musician? Muddy Waters
Which US crooner, born 1917, died on Christmas Day 1995? Dean Martin
Which composer wrote the string quartet piece "Death And The Maiden"? Schubert
Mark Knopfler was the lead singer of which band? Dire Straits
Which chocolate bar, sold in a colour that was originally a tribute Queen Victoria, is often the best selling chocolate bar in the UK, and was in the year 2014? Cadbury Dairy Milk
Which was Elvis Presley's first record label? Sun Records
Who is the patron saint of shoemakers? St Crispin
Which Pope died on June 30th 1963? John XXIII
What name is given to boxed Japanese meals, which can be elaborately arranged in a style called "kyaraben"? Bento
Singer and flautist Ian Anderson led which group? Jethro Tull
In which month is Plough Sunday celebrated in country churches? January
Which is the only armadillo species that can roll into a ball? Three-banded
Meles meles is the Latin name of which animal, native to the UK? Badger
Which type of animal accounts for nearly 20% of all the species of mammals? Bats
What is the meaning of the name of the mammal order "chiroptera" in Ancient Greek? Hand wing
What name is given to a male bear? Boar
What name is given to a female bear? Sow
What unit is equal to eight gallons? A bushel
What one-word term refers to state of decreased physiological activity in an animal, usually by a reduced body temperature and metabolic rate, for example the period of time a hibernator spends at low body temperature? Torpor
What colour is the skin of a polar bear? Black
Who played Lear in the 1971 UK film "King Lear"? Paul Scofield
In the genus castor, which animal has two species - the Eurasian and North American? Beaver
On TV, who were Brain, Fancy-Fancy, Spook and Choo-Choo? Top Cat's gang
Jason King was introduced in which TV series, that aired 28 episodes 1969-70? Department S
Played by John Alderton, who was arguably the lead character in TV series "Please Sir!"? Mr (Bernard) Hedges
Who provided the voice of Top Cat when it started up in 1961? Arnold Stang
In Greek myth, who was also known as Adrasteia, meaning "the inescapable"? Nemesis
For which film did Cate Blanchett win an Oscar for playing Jeanette Francis? Blue Jasmine
For which film did Jennifer Lawrence win an Oscar for playing Tiffany Maxwell? Silver Linings Playbook
Faith No More's song "I'm Easy" was a cover version of which band's track "Easy"? The Commodores
Who wrote and directed 1950 film "All About Eve" - he twice won the Academy Award for both Best Director and Best Writing, Screenplay for that film and also "A Letter to Three Wives" (1949)? Joseph L. Mankiewicz
The Glums first appeared on which radio show, broadcast 1948 to 1960? Take It From Here
What was the short-lived radio sequel to "Dad's Army"? It Sticks Out Half A Mile
Johnny Stompanato, a former United States Marine who became a bodyguard and enforcer, was stabbed to death by the daughter of which star with whom he was in a relationship (his murderer alleged he had been abusive to her mother)? Lana Turner
Which BBC journalist was detained in Gaza for 4 months between March and July 2007? Alan Johnston
In 1996, who became the first actor to star in 5 consecutive $100 million dollar grossing films? Tom Cruise
In the Bible, what relation was Naomi to Ruth? Mother-in-law
The Persian king Ahasueras, mentioned in the Biblical book of Esther, is traditionally identified with which historical figure, who ruled from 486 BC until his assassination in 465 BC at the hands of Artabanus, the commander of the royal bodyguard? Xerxes I
In the Bible, which woman has a husband called Elimelech? Naomi
Which famous town or city has a name that means "house of bread" in Hebrew? Bethlehem
Which beast was mentioned in Job 40:15–24 - its name has come to be used for any extremely large or powerful entity? Behemoth
Which Biblically sea monster is described extensively in Book of Job 41 and mentioned in Job 3:8, Amos 9:3, Psalm 74:13–23, Psalm 104:26 and Isaiah 27:1.? Leviathan
Which exclamatory figure of speech occurs when a speaker breaks off from addressing the audience (e.g. in a play) and directs speech to a third party such as an opposing litigant or some other individual, sometimes absent from the scene? Apostrophe
What technical name is given to a rhetorical device in which a speaker or writer communicates to the audience by speaking as another person or object? Prosopopeia
American professional baseball catcher, manager, and coach (1925-2015) once simultaneously denied and confirmed his reputation for unintentionally nonsensical or paradoxical statements by saying "I really didn't say everything I said"? Yogi Berra
Which is the last book of the Torah? Deuteronomy
The National SEA LIFE Centre, designed by Norman Foster, is in which UK city? Birmingham (of course!)
In which English county is Fotheringhay, the site of the former castle - now totally dismantled - where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned and executed? Northamptonshire
Which London park was once called Marylebone Park? Regents Park
What is the French President's official residence? Élysée Palace
Which was the second London bridge to be built over the Thames - the original was designed by the Swiss architect Charles Labelye and was built between 1739–1750 though the current bridge was designed by Thomas Page and opened on 24 May 1862? Westminister Bridge
Which is the oldest national flag among those of the European nations - and has a good claim to being the oldest national flag in the world? Denmark
Franz Josef Strauss Airport serves which city? Munich (nowadays it is usually called just Munich airport, however)
Which river does Sydney lie on? Parramatta
Which building now stands on the former site of Bedlam hospital, London? Imperial War Museum
The toy store Hamley's is on which London thoroughfare? Regent Street
Arsenic was a traditionally cure for which disease caused by treponema pallidum? Syphilis
Patrick Demarchelier is a famous name in which field? (Fashion) photography
After a famous golfer who helped instigate it, what name is given to a biennial golf tournament between teams of professional male golfers; one team representing Great Britain and Ireland, the other team representing Continental Europe? Seve Trophy
The Khyber Pass links which two countries? Afghanistan, Pakistan
Barophobia is the supposed fear of what - though it probably only exists in quizzes? Gravity
Chionophobia is the morbid fear of what? Snow
The ships Queen Mary, Titanic and Queen Elizabeth among others had the letters RMS before their names. What do these letter signify? Royal Mail Ship (or steamer or steamship)
Who was the ancient muse of history? Clio
Whose first published collection of poems was "A Boy's Will" in 1913? Robert Frost
Which spirochaete bacterium causes syphilis? Treponema pallidum
How is the flower 'heartsease' also known? Wild pansy
Which product was advertised as 'cleans a big, big carpet for less than a crown'? 1001
Which species of fish is sometimes called the 'doctor fish'? Tench (tinca tinca)
In which part of the body are the Haversian canals? Bones
Which real person's silhouette still appears on FBI shooting targets? John Dillinger
Which animals were called 'turtle rabbits' by the Aztecs? Armadillos
Which tree has the scientific name "alnus glutinosa"? Alder
Which mammal's nose contains the most scent receptors, with nine olfactory bulbs, therefore suggesting it has the best sense of smell? Aardvark
Plumbago is another name for which mineral? Graphite
What are cuspids? Teeth (with a single point eg canines)
At which battle of 1526 did Babur use gunpowder to great effect, frightening his opponents' elephants, and taking control of Delhi? (First Battle of) Panipat
Which Muslim Empire of India built Delhi's Red Fort in the 17th century? Mughal
Who created Garfield the cat? Jim Davis
In the cartoons, what is the name of Garfield's owner? Jon Arbuckle
Which popular online cat, born 2012, has the real name Tardar Sauce? Grumpy Cat
What is the name of the animated cartoon and book series by the British animator Simon Tofield featuring a hungry house cat who uses increasingly heavy-handed tactics to get his owner to feed him? Simon's Cat
Granted first-class status in 1882, as of 2016 which team from SW England has never won cricket's county championship? Somerset
James Logan scored a hat-trick in the 1894 FA Cup Final for which English football league club, that as of 2016, hasn't won a domestic cup since? Notts County
Which MLB team won the World Series in 1907 and 1908, but as of 2016, hadn't won since, with some blaming the "curse of the billy goat"? Chicago Cubs
Which capital of the Chinese Tang dynasty from 618-684 and 705-910CE was laid out on a grid system? Chang'an (accept Xi'an, its current name)
Italian liqueur Tuaca is based on which alcoholic drink? Brandy
Which dark red Italian bitter aperitif is obtained from the infusion of herbs and fruit (including chinotto and cascarilla) in alcohol and water? Campari
What is the main flavouring of the Italian liqueur Aurum - its name is derived from the Latin for the answer? Orange
Jesus Christ's body was laid out in which person's tomb after the crucifixion? Joseph of Arimathea
In which country of the UK was skiffle star Lonnie Donegan born? Scotland
What were Rowntrees' "Chocolate Beans" re-named in 1937? Smarties
How many bottles of champagne or burgundy comprise a salmanazar? Twelve
Who was born Ellen Naomi Cohen in 1941? Mama Cass
Irving Berlin wrote the music for which 1946 musical that had long runs in both New York (1,147 performances) and London, spawning revivals, a 1950 film version and television versions? Annie Get Your Gun
Which pop band were originally called 'The Frantic Elevators'? Simply Red
In 'The Prisoner' Patrick McGoohan insisted he was a free man and not which number? Six
Who was the test pilot in the Gerry Anderson TV show "Supercar"? Mike Mercury
Who played 'Kenny Larkin' in Neighbours in 1987, before going on to somewhat bigger things? Russell Crowe
Who was voted second, after Churchill, in a TV poll of 2002 looking for the "100 Greatest Britons"? Brunel
Which was the only film western - released in 1939 - to star both Jimmy Cagney and Humphrey Bogart? The Oklahoma Kid
In which year was 'Bambi' released? 1942
Who played Clarice Starling in the 2001 film "Hannibal"? Julianne Moore
In which TV crime series did the lead character hold the job of Chief of Internal Medicine at Community General Hospital? Diagnosis: Murder
Alfonso Cuaran, Mike Newell and David Yates have all directed films in which popular series? Harry Potter
Songs "Only Forever" and "All's Well" appeared in which 1939 cartoon film? Gulliver's Travels
In which US state is the - historically black - Tuskegee Institute? Alabama
Which early champion of African-American rights grew up in Barrington, Massachussetts? WEB Du Bois
Which black civil rights organization founded in 1905 by a group led by W. E. B. Du Bois and William Monroe Trotter was named after the location of its first meeting? Niagara Movement
Who was US President from 1909-13? William (Howard) Taft
To what did the National Negro Conference change its name in 1909? NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)
Held in 1904, where was the biggest fair ever held? St Louis, Missouri
Which African-American composer wrote both "Maple Leaf Rag" and "The Entertainer"? Scott Joplin
Vladimir Tatlin is famed particularly for what never-built type of structure, a model of which was shown at the 1920 Eighth Congress of the Soviets in Moscow? A (slanting) tower
Which playwright was born in Girgenti (modern day Agrigento) in Sicily in 1867, in the midst of a cholera epidemic? Luigi Pirandello
What foodstuff was invented by Ernest Hamwi, a Syrian concessionaire at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St Louis, by rolling a waffle? Ice cream cone
In which Irish county are the Mourne Mountains? Down
Where is the RAF training HQ, home to the RAF College? Cranwell
Which mountain range in Central and East Asia, is located where Russia, China, Mongolia, and Kazakhstan come together? Altai Mountains
Which mountain of limestone in central Greece that towers above Delphi, in Greece, was sacred to Apollo and the Dionysian mysteries? Parnassus
From base to top, and including parts that are undersea, what is the world's highest mountain? Mauna Kea
A group of hills spread across parts of Powys and Monmouthshire in southeast Wales, and extending across the England–Wales border into Herefordshire, which are the easternmost of the four ranges in the Brecon Beacons National Park? Black Mountains
The Tamir Mountains lie mostly in the Gorno-Badakhshan province of which nation? Tajikistan
In which country are the Drakensberg Mountains? South Africa
What is the second highest mountain in Great Britain? Ben MacDui
In which country are the Taurus Mountains? Turkey
Which is the highest mountain in the Taurus range? Mt Demirkazik
Wills Nest in Somerset is the highest point of which range of hills? Quantocks
What is the highest mountain in Greece? Mt Olympus
The Zagros mountains follow which country's western border for much of its length? Iran
Which exclave of Oman is separated from the rest of the country by the UAE? Musandam
Which strait separates the Gulf of Oman from the Persian Gulf? Strait of Hormuz
Adam's Peak is a tall conical mountain in the centre of which country? Sri Lanka
What is Switzerland's highest mountain? Monte Rosa
After Everest and K2, which is the world's third highest mountain entirely above sea level? Kanchenjunga
Who first climbed Annapurna, the first peak over 8000m to be scaled? Maurice Herzog
What are competitive watersking's three main disciplines? Jumping, slalom, tricks
Who, in 2013, was the first Australian batsman in the history of ODI cricket to score a century on debut, a feat which he achieved against Sri Lanka in Melbourne? (the late) Phillip Hughes
Sphairistikè is an old-fashioned, quasi-original name for which sport? Lawn tennis
What is the minimum distance of an equine steeplechase in the UK? Two miles
What is the minimum distance over which a National Hunt flat race may be run? Five furlongs
Based at Cowes, and for many years known as the unofficial world championship of offshore racing, which yacht race was last held in 2003? Admiral's Cup
Who won the women's 100m at both the 1992 Barcelona and 1996 Atlanta Olympics? Gail Devers
Mamo Wolde, who won the marathon at the 1968 Olympics, represented which country, where he was later jailed? Ethiopia
Which sport, run by the FAI, takes place in a cube measuring 1000m x1000m x1000m? Aerobatics
Who are the United States Navy's flight demonstration squadron, with aviators from the Navy and Marines, equivalent to the UK's Red Arrows? Blue Angels
First published in 1969, and taken from a work by Thomas Hughes, who is the most famous character of author George MacDonald Fraser? Flashman (who originally appeared in Tom Brown's Schooldays)
Mary Tourtel created which character for the Daily Express in 1920? Rupert Bear
Name either of the authors of "1066 And All That"? W. C. Sellar and R. J. Yeatman
Who created the Dilbert cartoons? Scott Adams
Who created the "Where's Wally" character Wally in 1987? Martin Handford
What is Wally of "Where's Wally" called in France? Charlie
What is Wally of "Where's Wally" called in the USA? Waldo
Which poet drowned when the Don Juan sank in 1822? Percy Bysshe Shelley
Mr Fezziweg appears in which literary work? A Christmas Carol
What is the UK name of the first in the "His Dark Materials" trilogy? Northern Lights
In which capital city was Karl Popper born? Vienna
In the Luigi Pirandello play title, how many characters are "In Search Of An Author"? Six
Which Russian Soviet poet, playwright, artist, and actor, a prominent Futurist, wrote poems A Cloud in Trousers (1915) and Backbone Flute (1916), and and the plays The Bedbug (1929) and The Bathhouse (1929) before committing suicide in 1930? Vladimir Mayakovsky
Kurt Schwitters, a German Dadaist, used which made-up word for his own art, part derived from seeing the German word for 'commerce'? Merz (commerz)
Which is the southernmost canton of Switzerland and the only one where Italian is the official language? Ticino
"Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2" is an influential 1912 painting by who? Marcel Duchamp
Which Spanish conquistador led an expedition that conquered the Inca Empire, during which he captured and killed Incan emperor Atahualpa and claimed the lands for Spain? Francisco Pizzarro
Which disease features in "La Boheme", "Death In Venice" and "The Magic Mountain"? Consumption/TB
Willard Van Orman Quine was one of America's most influential 20th century voices in which field? Philosophy
Whose first book was called "Almayer's Folly", published in 1894? Joseph Conrad
James Ussher, the archbishop who famously calculated the Biblical age of the Earth in 1650, was archbishop of where? Armagh
James Ussher, the archbishop who famously calculated the Biblical age of the Earth in 1650, believed the world had begun in which year? 4004BCE
What was the real name of the famous scientist Lord Kelvin (1824-1907)? William Thomson
James Ussher, the archbishop who famously calculated the Biblical age of the Earth in 1650, decided which date was the Earth's first 'day' - a date ironically celebrated as "Earth's birthday" at some modern universities? 26th October
Which avant-garde US artist (September 26, 1862 – October 24, 1928) was the principal organiser of the 1913 Armory Show? Arthur Davies
What was the functional name of Marcel Duchamp's first 'readymade', of 1913? Bicycle Wheel
Which major French symbolist poet (1842-98), whose anticipated and inspired several revolutionary artistic schools of the early 20th century, such as Cubism, Futurism, Dadaism, and Surrealism, wrote "Un Coup de Dés"? Stéphane Mallarmé
Which important art critic and poet wrote the 1913 books "Les Peintres Cubistes" and "Alcools"? Guillaume Apollinaire
The infamous premiere of Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" took place at which Paris venue? Theatre de Champs-Elysees
Which Russian ballet dancer and choreographer of Polish descent, was cited as the greatest male dancer of the early 20th century and choreographed Stravinksy's "Rite of Spring"? Vaslav Nijinsky
Who chaired the enquiry into the 1981 Brixton riots? Lord Scarman
Who (1788-1855) commanded troops at the Crimean Battle of Alma, but lost an arm at Waterloo? 1st Baron Raglan, (Fitzroy Somerset)
Which leader initiated the "Great Leap Forward" in 1958? Mao Tse-Tung
Which political party, and the largest faction of the confederated multi-party Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), was founded by Yasser Arafat? Fatah
What was the birth name of the Lord Hailsham who died in 2001, a British politician known for the length of his career, the vigour with which he campaigned for the Conservative Party, and the influence of his political writing? Quentin Hogg
Today home to New Zealand's Scott Base, huts built by Scott's and Shackleton's expeditions are still standing on which Antarctic island, both being preserved as historical sites? Ross Island
What is the forename of Gerry Adams' brother, sentenced to 16 years in prison in 2013 for child abuse? Liam
Around 10-15 million of which Turkic ethnic group today live primarily in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region in China, and are mainly practitioners of Islam? Uyghurs
Why was Chesley B Sullenberger a worldwide hero in January 2009? Successfully landed a plane on the River Hudson
Veronica Lario divorced which man in 2009? Silvio Berlusconi
The Jellicle Ball is a feature of which musical? Cats
What was the real name of Mario Lanza? Alfredo Cocozza
Of which bodhisattva who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas is the Dalai Lama said to be a reincarnation? Avalokiteshvara/Chenrezig
In which city did Mozart die? Vienna
In which year did Mozart die? 1791
Who is the patron saint of carpenters? St Joseph
Who duetted with Cliff Richard on 1983 song "She Means Nothing To Me"? Phil Everly
How does the Jewish toast "L'Chaim" translate? To Life
In what mode of transport did the Old Testament prophet Elijah ascend to heaven? Fiery chariot
The song 'Perfect Year' featured in which 1950 musical? Sunset Boulevard
Which tree has the Latin name "betula pendula"? Silver birch
In train transport, who were the LNER company? London and North Eastern Railway
In the NATO phonetic alphabet which word represents 'N'? November
What does Dr mean on in an invoice? Debtor to
What is made or sold by a chandler? Candles
From 1968 until late 2010 which RAF station, whose runways are part in Cambridgeshire and part in Northamptonshire was known as the "Home of the Harrier"? RAF Wittering
What type of animal is a Chuckwalla? Lizard
Projects SIGN, Grudge and Blue Book were US-led searches for what? UFOs
What is detected by a Gravindex test? Pregnancy
What kind of farm animal is a wether? Castrated male goat or sheep
Clark Gable shaved off his moustache to play which role in a 1935 film directed by Frank Lloyd? Fletcher Christian (in Mutiny on the Bounty)
Hamilton Burger was the fictional Los Angeles County District Attorney (D.A.) in which TV series? Perry Mason
9 at the time of his death, which daughter of Steve Irwin became an actress, television personality and conservationist? Bindi
Kirk Alyn was the first actor to portray which character in a film, in 1948? Superman
In the 1950 film "Father Of The Bride", who played the bride? Elizabeth Taylor
Which film gave Humphrey Bogart his only Academy Award? The African Queen
What is the name of David and Victoria Beckham's third son? Cruz
Who said "never trust a man with short legs - his brains are too near his bottom"? Noel Coward
Which character was played by Sam Worthington in the film "Avatar"? Sulley
Sully is a character in which Pixar film? Monsters Inc. (accept Monsters University)
With nine medals it is the only country to have won medals at the Winter, but not Summer, Olympic Games - which country? Liechtenstein
The British sit-com 'Drop the Dead Donkey' was set in the offices of which news organisation? Globelink News
Which Danish philosopher is regarded as the ‘Father of Existentialism’ and wrote the influential book 'Either/Or', in which he explored the phases of existence? Kierkegaard
Which plant, used as a vegetable or ground in a condiment, is alternatively known as 'Red Cole'? Horseradish
England's shortest county boundary stretches just 19 metres between Lincolnshire and which county? Northamptonshire
Who was murdered by William Walworth, the Lord Mayor of London, on 15th July 1381? Wat Tyler
Deriving ultimately from the Arabic for 'easterners', which word was used by the Romans to describe a nomadic Arab tribe from the Sinai Desert, and later, to describe any Muslim? Saracen
What is the name of the autonomous police force of the Basque Country? Erzaintza
Which group of the 1960s was the first group to have its first three singles all reach number one in the UK charts? Gerry & the Pacemakers
Which enfant terrible of American art directed the 2000 film 'Before Night Falls', starring Javier Bardem and Johnny Depp? Julian Schnabel
In the poems of Edward Lear, which creature wore a hat that was 102ft wide? Quangle Wangle
Which fruit, native to South America, is sometimes called the tree tomato because of its superficial resemblance to the tomato? Tamarillo
Which country became landlocked after losing its corridor to the sea after the War of the Pacific in 1884? Bolivia
Which European capital city was known to the Romans as Aquincum? Budapest
What is the name of the vessel in which Holy Communion bread is carried? Pyx
Which Central American country adopted the US dollar as its official unit of currency in 2001? El Salvador
Which famous singer featured, although uncredited, with Meat Loaf in the hit duet 'Dead Ringer For Love' in 1981? Cher
The giant bird Dinornis robustus, found on New Zealand, was unique in the bird kingdom in having no wings. It stood at up to 10ft tall but was hunted to extinction around 1500 by early Polynesian settlers. By what name is this bird commonly known? Moa
The governing body of which sport is called the Federation Internationale d'Escrime? Fencing
Stephen Fry's 2003 film 'Bright Young Things' was a screen adaptation of which of Evelyn Waugh's novels? Vile Bodies
Mount Marcy is the highest point of which mountain range? Adirondacks
In the UK what name is given to courts exercising jurisdiction over all maritime contracts, torts, injuries, and offenses? Admiralty courts
Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988, in which Malian town is the Great Mosque, one of the biggest 'raw earth' buildings on the planet? Djenne
Which Turkish town was once called Adrianople? Edirne
Which nation has just 12 miles of coastline, on the Adriatic? Bosnia-Hercegovina
What is the currency used in French Guiana? Euro
In 2000, which South American country adopted the US dollar as currency, changing from the Sucre? Ecuador
Which British author and historian was sentenced to three years in prison in Austria in February 2006 for denying the Holocaust? David Irving
To what did the pop group The B52s change their name when they released their 1994 top 5 hit 'Meet the Flintstones' taken from the film 'The Flinstones' starring John Goodman? BC-52s
Which city is the capital of the South African province of Guateng? Johannesburg
Which boxer was nicknamed "The Brown Bomber"? Joe Louis
Which boxer was nicknamed "Gentleman Jim"? Jim Corbett
Which boxer was nicknamed "The Brockton Blockbuster"? Rocky Marciano
What is St Louis' baseball team called? Cardinals
How many teams competed at the 1930 World Cup? Thirteen
Who was Champion Jockey seven times, between 1976 and 1985? John Francome
What is the maximum length of a rugby union pitch? 100m
Which is given annually to the best pitchers in Major League Baseball (MLB), one each for the American League (AL) and National League (NL), and is named for a pitcher who died in 1955? Cy Young Award
Which person resides at Aras An Uachtran? President of the Republic of Ireland
Derived from the Latin for ‘white’, what name is given to the proportion of light or radiation reflected by the surface of a planet or moon? Albedo
For what did the PD stand in the name of author PD James? Phyllis Dorothy
What did the F stand for in the name of F Scott Fitzgerald? Francis
In which year was "The Catcher In The Rye" first published? 1951
"Brave New World" was first published in which decade? 1930s (1932)
Inspector Bucket appears in which Charles Dickens novel? Bleak House
Which Martin Cruz Smith novel was turned into a 1983 film starring Lee Marvin? Gorky Park
Which portmanteau word refers to the division of financial assets and real property on the termination of a personal live-in relationship wherein the parties are not legally married? Palimony
Who wrote "Sophie's Choice"? William Styron
Who wrote "Of Human Bondage", published 1915? W Somerset Maugham
Which word derives from a practice among the ancient Greeks of excluding someone by writing their name on a pottery shard, so that they could be considered for banishment from Athens? Ostracism
Which Daily Mail columnist wrote wrote a controversial article criticising aspects of the life and death of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately in the context of same-sex civil partnerships, and attempting to link his death to his sexuality? Jan Moir
Between which years did the French Third Republic exist? 1870-1940
Which massive rebellion or civil war in China that lasted from 1850 to 1864, was fought between the established Manchu-led Qing dynasty and the Christian millenarian movement of the Heavenly Kingdom of Peace? Taiping Rebellion
For what was the 'SS' short in the name of the Nazi paramilitary organisation? Schutzstaffel
Which Spanish Dominican friar was the first Grand Inquisitor in Spain's movement to homogenize popular religious practice with Catholic Church in the late 15th century, otherwise known as "The Spanish Inquisition"? Tomas de Torquemada
Which 'incident' of December 1936 saw the arrest of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, the leader of the Kuomintang? Xi'an Incident
Where, in 1985, was the first meeting, or summit, between Reagan and Gorbachev held? Geneva
Which German military officer and founding member of the Nazi Party was killed on the Night Of The Long Knives? Ernst Röhm
Which 1951 collective security agreement binds Australia and New Zealand and, separately, Australia and the United States, to co-operate on military matters in the Pacific Ocean region, although today the treaty is taken to relate to conflicts worldwide? ANZUS pact
Which major event of WW1 occurred on 6th April 1917? USA entered war
Elected by Congress in 1781 as President of the Continental Congress, who was the first person to use the title President of the United States? John Hanson
How many copies of a single need to be sold in the UK to be awarded a gold disc? 500,000
Named after a French novelist, which syndrome is a psychosomatic illness that causes its sufferer to become dizzy and confused when exposed to works of art? Stendhal Sydrome
Which 19th Century English flat race jockey was Champion Jockey for 13 consecutive years before his suicide in 1886 at the age of 29? Fred Archer
In the 1941 film 'Citizen Kane', what is the name of the huge Floridian estate of Charles Foster Kane? Xanadu
Carl Andre's famous sculpture entitled 'Equivalent VIII' is made from which material? (Fire) Bricks
Which tropical fruit, native to the Malay Archipelago and related to the lychee, has a name meaning 'hairy' in Malay? Rambutan
Which island off the south-west coast of Iceland, the name of which means 'Fire Island' in Icelandic, is home to the world's largest gannet colony and was the last home of the great auk before it was hunted to extinction in 1844? Eldey
Who was the Provost of Paris who built the Bastille in the 14th Century and promptly became the first person to be confined there after he was placed on trial for heresy? Hugues Aubriot
By which English name is the Jewish festival of Shavuot commonly known? Festival of Weeks
Jazz musician Stan Kenton was best known for playing which musical instrument? Piano
Which UK number 1 single featured the lyrics: "Strung up in heaven's high, Hitting an all time low"? Ashes To Ashes
Manca Capac was a legendary God-king of which people? Incas
A 'pissenlit' salad has what main ingredient? Dandelion
Which musical term means "sliding between two notes"? Glissando
Who wrote operas "Queen of Sheba" (1862) and "Romeo and Juliet" (1867)? Charles Gounod
Which New Testament gospel writer is said to have been the scribe of St Peter? Mark
Which foodstuff has scientific name "allium capas"? Onions
A 'bonze' is an archaic term for which specific religious figures? Buddhist monks
Who played an uncredited lead guitar part on The Beatles' track "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"? Eric Clapton
Which Italian idealist philosopher and historian (1866-1952) wrote 2Theory and history of Historiography", ""Manifesto of the Anti-Fascist Intellectuals" and "Historical Materialism and the Economics of Karl Marx"? Benedetto Croce
In Jainism, what name is given to an omniscient Teaching God who preaches the dharma (righteous path) - Mahavira was the 24th and most recent? Tirthankara
For what is the drug mifepristone? Medical abortion
What is the geomorphological term for the process of mechanical erosion of the earth's surface caused when materials are transported across it by running water, waves, glaciers, wind or gravitational movement downslope? Corrasion
What name is given to the y-coordinate of a point on a graph? Ordinate
Carborundum and jeweller's rouge are both used primarily for what purpose? Abrasives/polishing
What name is given to the x-coordinate of a point on a graph? Abscissa
What is the value of absolute zero, to the nearest degree Fahrenheit? -460 (-459.67F)
Which law of thermodynamics suggests that absolute zero can never be reached? Third
From the Greek for 'open sea', any water in a sea or lake that is neither close to the bottom nor near the shore can be said to be in which 'zone'? Pelagic zone
Which typeface has replaced Times New Roman as the default typeface in Microsoft Word and replaced Arial as the default in PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and WordPad? Calibri
In 2009, Perry Chen, Yancey Strickler and Charles Adler founded which online crowdfunding platform? Kickstarter
Which animal has the scientific name "castor fiber"? Beaver
The War of Canudos was the deadliest civil war of which country? Brazil
Which village in Nova Scotia gives its name to an international organisation founded by Joseph Rotblat and Bertrand Russell in 1957 that brings together scholars and politicians to work toward reducing armed conflict? Pugwash
Giving its name to the union that created the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, which is Poland's most populous city east of the Vistula? Lublin
In which country could you take a cheap ride in a 'cocotaxi', an auto rickshaw-type taxi vehicle with an eggshaped fibreglass body? Cuba
Mount Rushmore is in which small mountain range? Black Hills
Which Scottish coastal town takes its name from the Gaelic for 'fat nose'? Stranraer
The Museum of Broken Relationships, set up in 2003 by a couple who had broken up, is in which European capital city? Zagreb
In the title of the radio show "It's That Man Again", who was "that man"? Hitler
What was the name of the whale, later released into the wild, who was the star of "Free Willy"? Keiko
Her breakthrough came with the role of Cindy Campbell in Scary Movie (2000), and she later starred in the lead role in "The House Bunny" (2008) - which US actress and comedy performer? Anna Faris
Who provided the voice of John Smith in the Disney film "Pocahontas"? Mel Gibson
Who played Stacey in the UK TV series "Gavin and Stacey"? Joanna Page
Who played Gavin in the UK TV series "Gavin and Stacey"? Matthew Horne
What was the forename of the character played by Ruth Jones in "Gavin and Stacey"? Nessa (Jenkins)
Who was married to Nigella Lawson from 2003 to 2013? Charles Saatchi
Gracie Fields lived on which Mediterranean island for most of her life after WW2? Capri
David Neilson has played which Coronation Street character since 1995? Roy Cropper
In computing, for what does GIF stand for? Graphics Interchange Format
Which mechanical device can be undershot, overshot or breast shot? Waterwheel
In the home, what is a riser? Vertical part of a stair
Used commonly in Eastern United States and Canada in the 19th century, what was a conestoga? Large covered wagon
Which car company made the Copen car model? Daihatsu
In which year was the first passenger jet service? 1952
Heinrich Dreser worked for which pharmaceutical company who developed aspirin, heroin and codeine? Bayer
With a HQ at 41 Botolph Lane, London, who are the RTPI? Royal Town Planning Institute
The bay leaf comes from which tree? Laurel
What product was developed by Wallace Carothers in 1935? Nylon
In which country is Spiru Haret, by some measures, the European university has the most students? Romania
VIASA was which country's flag carrier between 1960 and 1997? Venezuela
Which country's flag is red with a five-pointed yellow star at the centre? Vietnam
Which castle is the home of Duke of Argyll? Inverary Castle
Which British university has the most students? Open University
Norris Castle and Bembridge Windmill are in which part of the UK? Isle of Wight
What is the capital city of the North-West Province of South Africa? Mafeking/Mahikeng
In which country is Mount Egmont? New Zealand
Who was the first man to climb Mount Everest alone, and the first man to climb without oxygen? Reinhold Messner
Which Japanese woman was the first woman to climb Mount Everest? Junko Tabei
Which MLS team play in the suburb of Frisco? FC Dallas
In his autobiography, which tennis player admitted that he used and tested positive for methamphetamine in 1997? Andre Agassi
What is the name of the San Diego NFL team? Chargers
Which jockey scored his 4000th win at the 1997 St Leger? Pat Eddery
At which Olympic games did the women's hammer debut? Sydney 2000
Who, as of October 2016, is the youngest ever F1 race winner? Max Verstappen
Who won a record seventh African Cup of Nations in 2010, their third in a row? Egypt
Which sport features in the 1997 film "Twenty Four Seven"? Boxing
What is the highest-capacity sports venue in the world? Indianapolis Motor Speedway
He won a total of seven Indy car races, and in 1996, he set the all-time Indianapolis 500 qualifying lap record at 237.498 mph, although he did not start on the pole because he qualified on the second day of time trials - which former race driver? Arie Luyendyk
'Scrambled Eggs' was the working title of which of The Beatles' number 1 singles? Yesterday
This Hellenized Egyptian of the 2nd-Century AD is noted for the astronomical treatises 'Almagest' and 'Geography', a thorough discussion of the geographic knowledge of the Greco-Roman world. What is his name? Ptolemy
Which sport was invented in 1887 by George Hancock, a reporter for the Chicago Board of Trade? Softball
Who was the American serial killer, necrophiliac and cannibal whose spate of murders in the 1940s and 50s inspired the films 'Psycho', 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' and 'The Silence of the Lambs'? Ed Gein
Which word, deriving from the Latin for 'swaddling clothes', is used to describe books printed prior to 1501? Incunabula
The dish rijsttafel, that takes its name from the Dutch for 'rice table', originated in which country? Indonesia
It formerly belonged to Denmark and the Duchy of Schleswig but was seized by the British during the Napoleonic Wars. In 1890 GB gave the island to Germany. It was a naval base during WW1 and is now known as a holiday resort & tax haven. What is its name? Heligoland
Which castle near Edenbridge, Kent was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn and is said to be haunted by her ghost? Hever Castle
According to Islamic tradition, what was the name of the winged horse upon which the Prophet Mohammed flew to Jerusalem? Al-Borak
Which novelist and journalist stood for the Dog Lovers' Party against the Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe at the 1979 General Election? Auberon Waugh
Which plant's leaves adorn a Corinthian column? Acanthus
In which town or city was Samuel Johnson born? Lichfield
Who wrote the thriller "The Day Of The Jackal"? Frederick Forsyth
Who wrote the play "The Ruling Class", made into a 1972 Peter O'Toole film? Peter Barnes
In which city is Shakespeare's "Measure For Measure" set? Vienna
Which 18th-century English poet (1688-1744) stood only 4"6 tall? Alexander Pope
Madonna of the Pinks is an early devotional work usually attributed to which artist? Raphael
Which German photographer won the 2000 Turner Prize? Wolfgang Tillmans
Which UK newspaper, founded in 1903, was originally pitched as a paper for women? Daily Mirror
Which Mexican poet won the 1990 Nobel Prize for Literature? Octavio Paz
Which profession was shared by Casanova and Philip Larkin? Librarian
In which novel are Colonel Brandon and Mr Willoughby suitors for Mary-Ann? Sense and Sensibility
What was the only novel penned by Winston Churchill? Sabrona
In antiques, what name is given to a lockable wooden frame, often with silver-plated mounts, fitted with spirit decanters? Tantalus
Who produce reference works about "Fighting Ships" and "All the World's Aircraft"? Jane's
What is the proper name of Velazquez's "Rokeby Venus"? The Toilet of Venus
Who painted both "The Death of Marat" and "The Coronation of Napoleon"? David
Which German artist painted Erasmus in 1543? Hans Holbein
Who won 2007's Turner Prize with the video installation "Sleeper" - he also created a fourth plinth sculpture in Trafalgar Square, Ecce Homo (1999), and State Britain (2007), a recreation at Tate Britain of Brian Haw's protest display outside parliament.? Mark Wallinger
Ptolemy's "Tetrabiblios" is a work on which subject? Astrology
In 1987 Jeffrey Archer won a libel case against which newspaper, in which he perjured himself? Daily Star
The Watts Riots, that resulted in 34 deaths, were in which year of the 20th century? 1965
Which English historical figure was nicknamed "Tumbledown Dick"? Richard Cromwell
Which criminal was executed at Pentonville on July 15th 1953? John Christie
Who was Gerald Ford's vice-president? Nelson Rockefeller
Who was Jimmy Carter's vice-president? Walter Mondale
Camp David was named for which President's grandson? Eisenhower
What was the infamous address of Fred and Rose West, called the 'house of horrors'? 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester
The Bank of England was established in which monarch's reign? William III
In which country was Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, or 'Carlos the Jackal' arrested? Sudan
In which decade did Matthew Webb become the first man to swim the English Channel unaided? 1870s (1875)
Supposedly the inspiration for a famous hotel, what was the nickname of BugsySiegel's girlfriend Virginia Hill? The Flamingo
Who succeeded Nicolae Ceaucescu as Romania's President? Ion Iliescu
How does the name 'Sinn Fein', the political party, translate? Ourselves Alone
What is the US equivalent of a 'marginal seat' politically? Swing district
In which year was PAYE introduced into the UK? 1944
Which world leader said "political power grows out of the barrel of a gun"? Mao Tse-Tung
Who was US Treasury Secretary under Harding, Coolidge and Hoover? Andrew Mellon
In which capital city did Bush and Gorbachev discuss Iraq's invasion of Kuwait on September 9th 1990? Helsinki
The explorer Mungo Park studied what subject at Edinburgh University? Medicine/Surgery
Reaching number 10 in 1974, what was Queen's first hit single? Seven Seas of Rhye
In myth, who was the mother of Perseus? Danae
Which 1969 Number 1 single tells of a real-life marriage that took place in Gibraltar on March 20th of that year? The Ballad of John and Yoko
In the Bible, who did David succeed as King of Jordan? Saul
In Greek myth, what was the criterion that Atalanta wanted for a potential husband? He had to be able to beat her in a footrace
Who had a 1976 US Number 1 and UK number 4 hit single with "Torn Between Two Lovers"? Mary MacGregor
Mocha coffee originally comes from, and is named after a place in, which country? Yemen
Who wrote the opera Lakmé, first performed in 1883? Léo Delibes
Who gave Motown its first Billboard US No. 1 with "Please Mr Postman" in 1961? The Marvelettes
The Specials, of "Ghost Town" fame, were a band that hailed from which British city? Coventry
Which duo had hits with "A World Without Love" (1964) and "True Love Ways" (1965)? Peter and Gordon
How was the musician born McKinley Morganfield better known? Muddy Waters
In legend, who was the father of Sir Galahad? Lancelot
Who composed "Earth Dances" for orchestra, the opera "Punch and Judy" and "Down By The Greenwood Side"? Harrison Birtwistle
What was the real first name of Bing Crosby? Harry
Which Irish singer (1924-2012), affectionately known as "The Girl from Donegal", was widely regarded as "Ireland's first international pop star"? Bridie Gallagher
Who had a UK No 16 in 1962 with "Lover Please" and released "Do The Bird" in 1963? The Vernons Girls
Which New York City music club opened in 1973 by Hilly Kristal has become an iconic part of music history, for hosting bands such as The Ramones and Blondie? CBGB
Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and who else comprised Queen's original line-up? John Deacon
Who founded the Ballet Russes in 1909? Sergei Diaghilev
What is the other common name of acetic acid? Ethanoic acid
Which enzyme destroys the human neurotransmitter acetylcholine? Cholinesterase
What is an achene? A type of simple dry fruit produced by many species of flowering plants
Achernar, the sky's ninth brightest star, is in which constellation in the southern hemisphere, represented by a river? Eridanus
As of 2016, what is the current time limit on medical abortions? 24 weeks
"Salix alba" is the Latin name for which tree? White willow
Which animal, also called an ant bear, is 'orycteropus afer'? Aardvark
What is the systematic name for acetone? (2-)Propanone
Ions of which element are produced when an acid enters an ionising solvent? Hydrogen (H+)
What is the main pollutant in 'acid rain'? Sulphur Dioxide
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