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Wackford Squeers and Dotheboys Hall feature in which book? Nicholas Nickleby
Who wrote plays "Educating Rita" and "Shirley Valentine"? Willy Russell
Who wrote plays "Dealer's Choice" and "Closer"? Patrick Marber
Who wrote the play "The Rise And Fall of Little Voice"? Jim Cartwright
Who sculpted the Eros statue that stands at Piccadilly Circus? Sir Alfred Gilbert
Which Scottish artist painted "The Reverend Walker Skating at Duddingston Loch"? Raeburn
Who painted "Ennui", "The Evening Primrose"and "Bath"? Sickert
Which Victorian artist painted "Pan-Psyche" and "The Beguiling of Merlin"? Burne-Jones
What is the SI unit of illuminance and luminous emittance? Lux
Which 19th century poet was the son of a Rugby headmaster? Matthew Arnold
The HQ of NATO is in which city? Brussels
Who preceded Philip II (reigned 1556-98) as King of Spain? Charles V
Which Flemish municipality of Belgium consists largely of a number of small Belgian exclaves in the Netherlands and is the most complex geopolitical oddity in the world? Baarle-Hertog
Belgian paardevissers, traditional along much of the country's coast, are fishers of which creature? Shrimp
Which airport is known by budget airlines such as Ryanair as "Brussels South"? Charleroi
The Fagne is a hilly region on the border of which two countries? France, Belgium
The KUL, the university attended by Erasmus, Vesalius and Mercator is the Catholic university of which European town? Leuven
Which lake in Ethiopia is the source of the Blue Nile? Lake Tana
Who is the hero and title character of a George Eliot novel of 1866, set during the time of the Reform Act in 1832, and given the epithet 'The Radical'? Felix Holt
What was the first full-length novel by George Eliot, written in 1859 and based in part on a confession to a child-murder her aunt had heard and relayed to her? Adam Bede
Which substance, named for the Latin for 'cheese' makes up about 80% of the proteins in milk? Casein
Winston Churchill said that which sport is "the best passport in the world"? Polo
Which cricketer was Muttiah Muralitharan's record 709th Test wicket? Paul Collingwood
Who were the first European football club side to win all (then) three major UEFA club competitions? Juventus
What nationality is conductor Gustavo Dudamel? Venezuelan
Which poet published "The Destruction of Sennacherrib" in 1815? Byron
KaiKai and Kiki are the emblems of which Japanese artist's production company? Takashi Murakami (the company is called KaiKai Kiki)
Which Greek goddess of myth won "The Judgement of Paris"? Aphrodite
Vermouth derives its name from the German for what herb? Wormwood
Who were Ron Nasty, Dirk McQuickly, Stig O'Hara and Barry Wom? The Rutles
Which UK fashion designer created "bumster" jeans? Alexander McQueen
With which instrument was Canadian musician Glenn Gould most associated? Piano
Who had a 1992 one-hit wonder in the UK with "Tetris"? Dr Spin
Off the shore of which Italian island did the Costa Concordia ground and capsize in 2012? Isla del Giglio
Kathleen ni Houlihan is a female personification of what? Ireland
Best known for playing both Perry Mason and Ironside, who played the suspicious Lars Thorwald in "Rear Window"? Raymond Burr
Who was executed for committing adultery with Francis Dereham and one other man? Catherine Howard (the other was Thomas Culpeper)
Rock Hudson reputedly walked out of the 1968 LA premiere of which film saying "will someone tell me what the hell this is about?"? 2001: A Space Odyssey
Stanley Peach designed which iconic UK sports venue, that opened in 1922? Wimbledon Centre Court
Which French tennis player won 6 Wimbledon titles from 1919 to 1925 but died of leukaemia aged just 38 in 1938? Suzanne Lenglen
How was US detective novelist Evan Hunter better known? Ed McBain
Tea Obreht, the youngest ever winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction aged 25, is an American with family heritage from which European nation? Serbia
Frederick Wentworth is a character in which classic novel, first published in 1817? Persuasion
Which 17th century French artist painted the "Seven Sacraments" series? Poussin
The orphan Lucy Snowe appears in ehich classic novel? Villette
Coketown in 'Hard Times' is possibly based on which northern English town, that Dickens visited in January 1854? Preston
Which German artist, born 1932, married sculptress Isa Genzken? Gerhard Richter
In which literary work is foxhunting called "the unspeakable in pursuit of the inevitable"? Wilde's "A Woman of No Importance"
What type of retailer is Booker of Booker Prize fame? Wholesale food/cash and carry
Name either cricket team to feature in "The Pickwick Papers". Dingley Dell/All Muggleton
In alemaking, what is the mixture that results from mashing the cereal called; water is usually removed from it and hops added? Wort
Which period of prehistoric Japan lasted from around 12,000- 300BC? Jomon period/culture
Which German town, on the River Neckar, has a famous university, founded 1386, making it the country's oldest university town? Heidelberg
What name is given to the practice of eating the flesh of a human being from the same community (tribe, social group or society), usually after they have died? Endocannibalism
Which geological epoch lasted from about 2,588,000 to 11,700 years ago, spanning the world's recent period of repeated glaciations? Pleistocene
Harsiesis is an alternative name for which mythological God? Horus
The Levallois technique is used in what activity? Stone-knapping
Who painted 'A Grotesque Old Woman', displayed in London's National Gallery? Matsys
In Sikhism, how many gurus followed Guru Nanak? Nine (10 in all)
In which Italian city is the Malatestiana Library, the first - in 1452 - that was open to the public? Cesena
What structure carries the Bridgewater Canal over the Manchester Ship Canal? Barton Swing Aqueduct
Which is the second largest of North America's 'great lakes'? Huron
Which is the world's largest lake? Caspian Sea
What is the longest river entirely within Wales? Towy
Which is the world's largest named 'bay'? Hudson
Which gulf lies between Italy's 'heel' and 'toes'? Taranto
Which is the Northern Australian coast's largest gulf? Gulf of Carpentaria
What is Canada's longest river? MacKenzie
Which gulf lies between Sweden and Finland? Bothnia
At which Kent castle, of which he was a resident warden, did the Duke of Wellington die? Walmer Castle
Which English director and actor won an Academy Award for Best Director for Midnight Cowboy, and was nominated for two other films (Darling and Sunday Bloody Sunday)? John Schlesinger
A Kind of Loving, later made into a 1962 film, is a novel by which English novelist? Stan Barstow
A Taste of Honey is the first play by which British dramatist, debuting in 1958? Shelagh Delaney
Billy Liar, later adapted into a play, a film, a musical and a TV series, was a 1959 novel written by who? Keith Waterhouse
Who played "Billy Liar" in the 1963 film of the same name? Tom Courtenay
In 1984, who was the first female vice presidential candidate representing a major American political party? Geraldine Ferraro
Who opened the Preston bypass, Britain's first motorway? Harold MacMillan
Which English poet, performance poet, broadcaster, children's author and playwright has released poetry collections "The Mersey Sound" (with Adrian Henri and Brian Patten), "Noah's Ark" and "As Far As I Know"? Roger McGough
Whose first book of poetry, The North Ship, was published in 1945, followed by two novels, Jill (1946) and A Girl in Winter (1947)? Philip Larkin
Between which years was the Polish–Soviet War fought, over territory corresponding to modern-day Belarus and Ukraine? 1919-21
The Greek hermit, St Giles (650-710CE), was supposedly sustained and kept companion in the forest by an individual of what type of animal, often depicted with him in art? (Red) Deer
In Christian music and ritual what term is used for a responsory by a choir or congregation, to a psalm or other text in a religious service or musical work, the term now being applied to any Christian call and response style of singing? Antiphon/antiphony
The UK fought three wars, 1824-26, 1852-53, and 1885, with which Asian country, the third leading to its total annexation by the British? Burma (Myanmar)
Who was Prime Minister of Burma from 1958 to 1960 and 1962 to 1974 and also head of state from 1962 to 1981, and was instrumental in introducing socialism to the country? Ne Win
Inya Lake is a large lake in which capital city? Yangon/Rangoon
Who is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, arts, wisdom, and learning worshipped throughout Nepal and India? Saraswati
A zedi is another name for which religious architectural structure? Stupa
His reign ending with defeat in the third Anglo-Burmese War, who was the last Burmese sovereign in the country's history? Thibaw Min
A chinthe is an Asian mythological creature which is a mix of which two creatures? Lion, dragon
What elevated platform is used for reading Torah in a synagogue, and takes its name from that of an orator's podium in ancient Athens? Bimah
Which battle occurred in the Roman province of Moesia Inferior (modern Razgrad, Bulgaria) in July, 251, between the Roman Empire and a Scythian tribesmen under the Goth king Cniva, and saw the death of Decius, the first Roman Emperor killed in battle? Battle of Abritus
At which battle of 260CE was the Roman emperor Valerian taken prisoner by King Shapur I of Persia? Battle of Edessa
What three-word term is used for the forged Roman imperial decree by which the 4th century emperor Constantine the Great supposedly transferred authority over Rome and the western part of the Roman Empire to the Pope? Donation of Constantine
In which year was the First Council of Nicaea, the first effort to attain consensus in the Church through an assembly representing all of Christendom? 325CE
Which Christian presbyter and ascetic of Berber origin (250-336) emphasized the Father's divinity over the Son, and his opposition to what would become the dominant Christology, made him a primary topic of the First Council of Nicaea? Arius (Arian heresy)
Convened in AD 381 by the Roman Emperor Theodosius I, what was the second great ecumenical council after the First Council of Nicaea? First Council of Constantinople
Bishop Eusebius of Caesarea baptised which famous historical figure on his 337CE deathbed? Constantine I (the Great)
The Sack of Rome on 6 May 1527 was a military event carried out by the mutinous troops of which Holy Roman Emperor? Charles V
Give a year in the papacy of Pope Gregory the Great? 590-604CE
St. Benedict of Nursia established his first monastery, the source of the Benedictine Order, where around 529 - it was later the site of a 1944 battle? Monte Cassino
Inhabitants of which New Zealand city are said to have descended from settlers from "The Four Ships"? Christchurch
The Italian firm Agusta is a now-defunct manufacturer of which form of transport? Helicopters
Which satirical monthly magazine published from 1986 to 1998 in New York City featured the "Separated at Birth?" lookalike feature and first pointed out Donald Trump's short fingers? Spy magazine
Which American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly, was founded in 1955 by Dan Wolf, Ed Fancher and Norman Mailer, and began as a platform for the creative community of New York City? Village Voice
Which 1997 memoir 'by' Donald Trump was a sequel to his "Art of the Deal"? Trump: The Art of the Comeback
What nationality was the former WWE/WWF wrestler Umaga (born Edward Smith "Eki" Fatu), found dead of a suspected drug overdose in 2006? Samoan (American Samoan)
Who was the wife of OJ Simpson, of whose murder he was controversially acquitted, although he was later found guilty in a civil trial? Nicole Brown Simpson
Which estate and National Historic Landmark in Palm Beach, Florida is owned by Donald Trump and referred to by him as his "southern White House", frequently staying there? Mar-a-Lago
Which short-lived NFL rival was an American football league that played for three seasons, 1983 through 1985, folding when it tried to move to autumn/winter in direct competition with the NFL? USFL (United States Football League)
Nicknamed "Jinx" which heavyweight boxer was knocked out after 91 seconds by Mike Tyson in a June 1988 fight, the only defeat of his professional career? Michael Spinks
Who was the first Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, in office from 1921 until his 1940 death? Sir James Craig
Enniskillen lies on the short stretch of river between the two lakes that together comprise which Lough? Lough Erne
What 'Operation' was the name given by the IRA to their military campaign in Northern Ireland from 1956 to 1962? Operation Harvest
What name, referring to an area of the city, was given to the escalating violence in Derry in August 1969 following the Apprentice Boys' annual march? Battle of Bogside
In which year were 13 citizens shot and killed in Northern Ireland's "Bloody Sunday"? 1972
Which Irish bishop became known for a famous photo where he is waving a blood-stained white handkerchief as he escorts a group carrying a mortally-wounded boy after British troops opened fire on demonstrator on 'Bloody Sunday'? Edward Daly
Which Irish Taoiseach signed the 1985 Anglo-Irish Agreement with Margaret Thatcher, where Ireland recognised Northern Ireland's legitimacy? Garret Fitzgerald
Which ex-US senator was instrumental in producing the Good Friday or Belfast Agreement of 1998, which paved the way for the return of the Northern Irish parliament? George Mitchell
Who was the first Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in March 1972, following the dissolution of the Northern Irish parliament in that year? William Whitelaw
Who became the first First Minister of Northern Ireland on 1st July 1998? David Trimble
Who, a German cartographer, actually named the American continent after Amerigo Vespucci? Martin Waldseemuller
On which date of 1492 did Columbus make landfall in the Americas? October 12th
Which grain is 'Indian Corn' more commonly known as? Maize
Which Lake, now drained, and the site of Mexico City, was also the site of an island where the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan was found? Lake Texcoco
The Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondagos, Cayugos and Senecas were all part of which grouping, also called the Haudenosaunee? Iroquois confederacy
Tekton, from which 'tectonic plates' is Greek for what profession? Carpenter
Which Arc de Triomphe-like monument is located in Vientiane, Laos? Patuxai
Which US city, located on the north side of the confluence of the Licking with the Ohio River, was once dubbed 'Porkopolis'? Cincinnati
In which city is the International Criminal Court based? The Hague
Bismarck is the capital of which US State? North Dakota
Which 19th/20th Century Romantic Finnish painter (1865-1931) painted scenes from the Kalevala? Gallen-Kallela
Who were the first three cricketers to have won BBC's British Sports Personality Of The Year? Steele, Botham, Flintoff
In Hamlet, who referees the duel between Hamlet and Laertes? Osric
In 'The Merchant Of Venice' which casket contains the fool's head? Silver
Who wrote 1927 novel 'The Bridge Of San Luis Rey'? Thornton Wilder
Which British newspaper once ran a 'Justice with Jacobs' column? Daily Mirror
Which fictional character is the hero of Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Kidnapped'? David Balfour
In which classic novel do the Tulliver children, Maggie and Tom, appear? The Mill On The Floss
Which Saint, often depicted for reasons unknown, with a crocodile, preceded St Mark as patron of Venice? St Theodore
In 217AD, Emperor Alexander Severus rebuilt the Colosseum using a tax on what? Prostitutes/prostitution
The ancient cities of Mari and Babylon stood on which river? Euphrates
Who were the first ruling dynasty of Poland, from 960 to 1370? Piast dynasty
Which Assyrian king built the famous 'Palace Without Rival' in ancient Nineveh? Sennacherib
Biblically, Ahab had four encounters with which prophet, who opposed Ahab and Jezebel's promotion of the worship of Baal? Elijah
Who was King of Persia from 522-486BC, known as the 'Great', although his forces did lose the Battle of Marathon? Darius I
The Parsees, many of whom live in India, are a sect of which larger religion? Zoroastrianism
What was the capital of Egypt's New Kingdom? Thebes
In Homeric myth, which Greek god or goddess helped Odysseus throughout his travels? Athena
In 600BC, which people inhabited the city of Caere? Etruscans
Which Spartan king led the defence of Thermopylae? Leonidas
In which year was Socrates brought to trial? 399BCE
Which singer was born Virginia Patterson Hensley? Patsy Cline
The Peloponnesian War began when which island rebelled against Corinth and turned to Athens for help? Corcyra (Corfu)
Who let the Romans to victory at the Battle of Zama? Scipio
How many Punic Wars were there? Three
Who were the 'Four Emperors' of Rome in 68-69AD? Galba, Otho, Vitellius, Vespasian
"Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" is a song from which Disney film of 1946? Song of the South
Of where was Agamemnon king, in Homeric epic? Mycenae
What would the garnish on food described as 'Crecy' be? Carrots
In mineralogy, what name is given to the tendency of crystalline materials to split along definite crystallographic structural planes? Cleavage
Which Mixed Martial Artist was married to Katie Price (Jordan) from 2010 to 2011 and later had a child with Chantelle Houghton? Alex Reid
Which sport is sometimes called "Russian Hockey"? Bandy
Which MMA tournament, with a name meaning 'warrior' was founded in 2008 by Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney? Bellator
A ten-minute penalty is indicated through the use of what colour card in the game of bandy? Blue
Which form of Scandinavian, but now mainly Icelandic, wrestling was a demonstration sport at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics? Glima
Robert Easley in Seattle, Washington invented a 'sport' in 2007 that now has an international following, a governing body called the CTFL, and sees players duel with which items? Cardboard Tubes
Considered an antecessor of MMA, which unarmed, full-contact combat sport with relatively few rules that became popular in Brazil during the 20th century literally means "anything goes"? Vale tudo
Which game, associated with US colleges and 'jocks' sees competitors throwing table tennis balls at cups of beer set up in a triangle formation? Beer Pong
Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor, gold medallists three times at the Olympics, are among the greatest ever exponents of which sport? Beach volleyball
Which is the only permissible stroke that can be used in bog snorkelling? Doggy Paddle
Which Gilbert and Sullivan opera has the subtitle "The Statutory Duel"? The Grand Duke
Who played the title role in the 2005 London police series "Jericho"? Robert Lindsay
In which Parisian square is the Arc de Triomphe? Place Charles de Gaulle
Which car manufacturer made models called 'Ensign' and 'Vanguard'? Standard
Of which football team was Kevin Keegan the manager immediately before taking the England job? Fulham
Which Gilbert and Sullivan opera has the subtitle 'Flowers of Progress'? Utopia Limited
Which artist was bom in 1746, died in 1828, and produced a series of satirical paintings entitled The Disasters of War? Goya
Which Oscar-winning actor was the voice of Scar in the film "The Lion King"? Jeremy Irons
In cricket, which year was the competition for the Ashes instituted? 1882
In which German city is there a suburb called Wedding? Berlin
Orlando Pirates and Moroka Swallows are football teams based in which city? Johannesburg (originally Soweto)
Mamelodi Sundowns F.C., league winners seven times, are based in which South African city? Pretoria
Killed at the age of 12 when the police opened fire on protesting students, a photo of the dying Hector Pietersen taken by Sam Nzima became an iconic image of which event? Soweto Uprising
Dubbed the "Princess of Africa" internationally recognised and highly respected South African singer(b.1965) sang "I'm Burning Up", "Thank You Mister DJ", "I Cry for Freedom","Makoti", "Motherland" and the ever-popular "Umqombothi" ("African Beer")? Yvonne Chaka Chaka
What is the one-word name of the bottle gould? Calabash
What common name is given to the paleoanthropological site about 50 kilometres northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa in the Gauteng province that was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999? Cradle of Humankind
In January 2012, which movie star co-founded The Honest Company, a consumer goods company that sells non-toxic household products, and owns 15 to 20 percent of the company? Jessica Alba
Which town or city in Gauteng, South Africa, gave its name to a 1902 treaty? Vereeniging
Which of South Africa's three capitals serves as the seat of the executive branch of government? Pretoria
Named after the suburb of Johannesburg where leaders had been arrested, what name is given to the trial that took place in South Africa between 9 October 1963 and 12 June 1964 led to the imprisonment of Nelson Mandela? Rivonia Trial
The floor and vault being also competitive events for women, which four artistic disciplines are exclusive to men's events? Pommel Horse, Still Rings, Parallel Bars, Horizontal Bars
What has been the home stadium of Exeter Chiefs rugby union team since 2006? Sandy Park
The International Rugby Board (IRB), the world governing body for the sport of rugby union, was renamed what in 2014? World Rugby
The WM Leonard Trophy and the Taylor Trophy are awarded at the world championships of which sport? Outdoor Bowls
Italy's rugby union team won their first ever match in the Six Nations Championship in 2000 with a surprising 34–20 win over who? Scotland
In which year did France join the Home Nations rugby union tournament to make it the Five Nations tournament? 1910
US athlete James Brendan Connolly was the first modern Olympic champion when, in 1896, he won which event? Triple Jump
Carl Schuhmann (12 May 1869 – 24 March 1946) was a German athlete who won four Olympic titles in gymnastics and which other sport at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens, becoming the most successful athlete at the inaugural Olympics of the modern era? Wrestling
Where were the 1900 Olympic Games held? Paris
Spyridon Louis, after whom the 2004 Olympic Stadium was named, won which event at the inaugural modern Olympics in 1896? Marathon
Released September 25, 2007 which singer's nineteenth and reputedly last album was called "Shine"? Joni Mitchell
Nicola Benedetti, born 1987, and the 2004 winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year is a virtuoso on which musical instrument? Violin
Singer Tony Christie is most associated with which northern English city, where he lived for many years, and where his wife Sue was born? Sheffield
What was the name of the Bond song that Jack White and Alicia Keys recorded for the film "Quantum of Solace"? Another Way to Die
Which rugby league club has been coached by Ces Mountford (1951-61), Alex Murphy (1971-78), Brian Johnson (1988-1996) and Tony Smith (appointed 2009)? Warrington Wolves
Which composer's Piano Concerto was famously conducted by Andre Previn on the 1971 Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show, where Morecambe played "all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order" ? Edvard Grieg
n which film did Benedict Cumberbatch play Alan Turing? The Imitation Game
Which instrument did Thomas Beecham state sounded like "two skeletons copulating on a corrugated tin roof"? Harpsichord
The English version of which musical instrument was invented in 1829 by Sir Charles Wheatstone, more famous for the Wheatstone Bridge? Concertina
.za is the internet code for which country? South Africa
Which English jazz musician and broadcaster who hosted the comedy panel game I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue on Radio 4 played his last show at the Lowry's Lyric Theatre on 6th April 2008? Humphrey Lyttleton
In 2010 the carpet trader and restaurateur Zablon Simintov achieved short-lived fame as he was believed to be the last remaining Jew living as a citizen in which country? Afghanistan
Rita O'Grady is the leading character in which 2010 British film directed by Nigel Cole, made into a musical that opened in London in 2014 starring Gemma Arterton? Made in Dagenham
The 1999 Ben Elton novel "Inconceivable" provided the loose plot for which 2000 British film starring Hugh Laurie and Joely Richardson? Maybe Baby
In Islam, which term can refer to the seclusion of women from men in the public sphere or the veil traditionally worn by Muslim women in the presence of adult males outside of their immediate family, which usually covers the head and chest? Hijab
Which lute-like musical instrument originating from central Afghanistan which is most famous in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan derives its name from the Arab term for "played with a bow"? Rubab
Which decade of the nineteenth century saw the birth of artists Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall and Marcel Duchamp? 1880s
Which American musician (1927-2007) was best known for his 1963 saxophone hit "Yakety Sax" (which became Benny Hill's signature tune)? Boots Randolph
Which US state lies immediately to the south of South Dakota? Nebraska
By what one-word name is the Lockheed SR-71 aircraft known? Blackbird
Which NBA team were founded as an expansion team in 1968 and won their first (and as of 2017, only) NBA title in 1971 - they are based in Milwaukee? Milwaukee Bucks
Which star sign would you be if you were born between October 23rd to November 22nd? Scorpio
Who was the pilot of the second American suborbital flight, in the Liberty Bell 7 on 21st July 1961? Gus Grissom
Which amphibians make up the order caudata? Salamanders
How many Enigma Variations did Edward Elgar compose? Fourteen
By what first name was the actor brother of Vanessa and Lynn Redgrave known? He was a far-left political activist who starred in Enigma and Four Weddings and a Funeral but was most famous for Shakespearean stage work. Corin (Redgrave)
The Allied forces at the 1704 Battle of Blenheim were led by the Duke of Marlborough and Prince Eugene of where? Savoy
Who was born Josephine Esther Mentzer on July 1st 1908 in New York City? Estée Lauder
Wyndham Lewis was a major figure in which short-lived British avant-garde Art movement which had its only exhibition in 1915? Vorticism
Which US state lies immediately to the north of North Carolina? Virginia
In which English seaside resort is Devonshire Park? Eastbourne
HM Prison Foston Hall is a women's closed category prison and Young Offenders Institution, located in which English county? Derbyshire
What is the currency of Iran? Rial
London City Airport and the London Stadium, venue for the 2012 Olympics, are both in which London borough? Newham
What name is given to a salt formed by the combination of acetic acid with an alkaline, earthy, or metallic base? Acetate
The Body in Question, a British-based, internationally co-produced medical television series first aired in the UK in November 1978 was written, created and presented by who? Jonathan Miller
Which was the last quark flavour to be discovered, in 1995? Top
About 200 times stronger than the strongest steel, which allotrope of carbon in the form of a two-dimensional, atomic-scale, hexagonal lattice is one atom thick? Graphene
The Poincaré conjecture was solved by which Russian mathematician in 2006? Grigori Perelman
Which British applied mathematician, theoretical chemist and religious author's books include Waves, Electricity, Valence and Science and Christian belief coined the phrase "God of the gaps"? Charles Coulson
Which of Newton's laws reads: " In an inertial reference frame, an object either remains at rest or continues to move at a constant velocity, unless acted upon by a force"? First
Which of Newton's laws reads: "When one body exerts a force on a second body, the second body simultaneously exerts a force equal in magnitude and opposite in direction on the first body"? Third
Who was the last Bernadotte king of Norway? He set up a contest, on the occasion of his 60th birthday, for any scientist who was able to answer the question of the 3-body problem, specifically applied to the stability of the Solar System. Oscar II (of Sweden and Norway)
On which racecourse is the Melbourne Cup run? Flemington Racecourse
Which artist has a "theatre museum" dedicated to him in Figueres, Spain? Salvador Dali
Phare du Monde ("Lighthouse of the world") was a 2300ft (700m) observation tower planned for the 1937 World Fair in which city? A spiralling road on the outside of the tower shaft was to be built for driving access to a height of 1,640 feet. Paris
Which poet wrote these words “What passing bells for those who die as cattle"? Wilfred Owen (Anthem for Doomed Youth)
In which country does State Religious Affairs Bureau Order No. 5 require Buddhists to make an official application of they intend to be reincarnated? China
Which Jewish Polish American film producer, born Szmuel Gelbfisz in 1879 said "a verbal contract is not worth the paper it's written on"? Sam Goldwyn
In the 2010 film remake of “The Clash of the Titans", Perseus was played by Sam Worthington, Who played him in the 1981 version? Harry Hamlin
The Revolutionary United Front (RUF) was a rebel army that fought a failed eleven-year war in which country, starting in 1991 and ending in 2002? Sierra Leone
The US Secret Service codenamed which person "Kittyhawk"? Queen Elizabeth II
In 1982 the Vatican banker Roberto Calvi was found dead, hanging under which London bridge, although murder theories persist to this day? Blackfriars
The trial of John Scopes for teaching evolution took place in the city of Dayton in which state in 1925? Tennessee
Later famous, who became the US Navy's youngest aviator on June 9, 1943, just three days before his 19th birthday? George H.W. Bush (George Bush Sr)
Which performer was born Jean François Gravelet on 28 February 1824 ? Charles Blondin
Who assassinated Leon Trotsky in 1940? Ramón Mercader
The Weimar German jurist, and later Nazi academic, Carl Schmitt coined which term, later taken up by Mussolini and Italian fascists in his influential work on the legal basis of an all-powerful state, The Concept of the Political (1927)? Totalitarianism
What is the common name for the plant Hamamelis? Witch-hazel
Who is the Patron Saint of Scientists? St Albert the Great (Albert Magnus) (also accept St Dominic de Guzman)
What was the forename of artist Annibale Caracci's brother, chiefly famed for his engravings? He lived 16 August 1557 – 22 March 1602. Agostino
The famous Caracci academy in late 16th century/early 17th century Bologna, founded in 1582, went by which name? Italian or English answer accepted. Accademia degli Incamminati (Academy of the progressing/journeying)
Widely considered to be Caravaggio's masterpiece as well as "one of the most important works in Western painting", which piece was painted in Malta in 1608? It is the only work by Caravaggio to bear the artist's signature, which he depicted in red blood. The Beheading of St John the Baptist
Which 1592-1652 painter, the first female to be admitted to a major art academy, was a follower of Caravaggio? Artimesia Gentileschi
Which film producer was so famous for his paradoxical sayings, such as "I don't think anybody should write his autobiography until after he's dead"and "Include me out" that the type of saying was named after him? Samuel Goldwyn
Which of London's boroughs, inner and outer, comes first alphabetically? Barking
Which of London's boroughs, inner and outer, comes last alphabetically? Westminster
The BMA building, St Pancras station, the British library and Great Ormond Street Hospital are all part of which London borough? Camden
Which other poet made changes to Wilfred Owen's "Anthem for Doomed Youth" while both were convalescing at Craiglockhart? Sassoon
With a seating capacity of approximately 3,800, in which city is the largest repertory opera house in the world? New York City (Metropolitan Opera House)
Who drove the ThrustSSC car when it set a land speed record in 1997? Andy Green
What did the SSC stand for in the name of the 1997 world land speed record setting car, the Thrust SSC? Supersonic car
For how many hours does a 'dog watch' last on board a ship? Two
Who was the first man to walk in space, doing so in 1965? Alexei Leonev
What is the collective name for a group of moles? A labour
In UK motoring, what does SORN stand for? Statutory Off Road Notification
How is benzoic sulfimide better known? Saccharin
What does the 'A' stand for in motoring body DVLA? Agency
In 1661, what became the first European country to issue banknotes? Sweden
In electronics, what does 'IC' stand for? Integrated circuit
Who designed the Menin Gate in Ypres that opened in 1927? Reginald Blomfield
Which member of the Manson family attempted to assassinate Gerald Ford on 5th Septmber 1975? Lynette Fromme
The ancient Greek oracle at Delphi was dedicated to the service of which God? Apollo
Which Czech priest and reformer's burning at the stake in 1415 sparked a war which lasted 15 years? Jan Hus
In July 1562, Friar Diego Le Landa held an "auto de fe" inquisitional ceremony in Mani, burning the sacred books and idols of which civilisation? Mayan
Starting in the 16th century, what term means a style of tendentious, subjective historical writing or propaganda that demonizes Spain, its people and its culture in an intentional attempt to damage its reputation? The Black Legend
Which former PM of Italy was kidnapped on 16th March 1978 and killed after 55 days in captivity? Aldo Moro
Succeeding Domitian and reigning from 18 September 96 to 27 January 98, who was the first of the Five Good Emperors? Nerva
Which British admiral defeated a Dutch fleet at the Battle of Camperdown in 1797? Adam Duncan, 1st Viscount Duncan
Signed 1814, which peace treaty ended the War of 1812 between the United States of America and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland? Treaty of Ghent
Known as "the Peace Day Riots", the town hall of which Bedfordshire town was burnt down on 19 July 1919 by unhappy ex-servicemen singing "Keep the Home Fires Burning"? Luton
Which philosopher was the successor to Aristotle in the Peripatetic school has surviving works including "Enquiry Into Plants", "On Moral Characters" and "On Sensation"? Theophrastus
Which 1494 treaty divided the newly discovered lands outside Europe between Portugal and the Crown of Castile (Spain), along a meridian 370 leagues west of the Cape Verde islands, off the west coast of Africa? Treaty of Tordesillas
In Luxor, there is a famous tourist attraction that is the mortuary temple of which Egyptian queen/pharaoh who reigned 1479-1458BCE? Hatshepshut
At which monument to a German victory of 1914 was Paul von Hindenburg in 1934? It was razed to the ground by Polish authorities in the 1950s. Tannenberg
Son of Babur and father of Akbar, who was the second Mughal Emperor? Humayun
Fought in April 1864, during the Second Schleswig War which was the first battle monitored by delegates of the Red Cross? Battle of Dybbøl
Which 1959 Disney film does Sean Connery sing "A Pretty Irish Girl"? Darby O'Gill & the Little People
What is the common name for the genus of flowering plants Iberis? Candytuft
Who was Al Gore's running mate in their bid for the 2000 US Presidency? Joe Liebermann
Which Scottish town and former royal burgh sits at the mouth of the South Esk River? Montrose
What is the administrative capital of Wiltshire? Trowbridge
Dumfries in Scotland stands on which river? River Nith
Mousehold Heath overlooks the centre of which English city - it is now a designated Local Nature Reserve? Norwich
Which real man (1676 – 13 December 1721) is believed to have been the inspiration for Robinson Crusoe? Alexander Selkirk
Starting the Bermuda Triangle legend, what was the flight designation of a group of five Grumman TBM Avenger torpedo bombers that disappeared over the Bermuda Triangle on December 5, 1945? Flight 19
Which battle of August 1964 between the Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot forces at Kokkina area, in the Eastern Mediterranean reduced the size of the Kokkina exclave? Battle of Tillyria
On what date is Martinmas? 11th November
Which country contains the wine-producing Colchagua Valley? Chile
Which capital city was established as the settlement of Moshaweng in 1880? Gaborone
Which Hungarian physician of ethnic-German ancestry, was an early pioneer of antiseptic procedures and the practice of washing hands, and now has a Budapest museum named for him? Ignaz Semmelweis
Which merchant ship was sunk in 1941 whilst carrying a cargo of silver ingots destined for the Royal Mint? The wreck was recovered in 2011 and in 2014 the Royal Mint issued 20,000 commemorative 50p coins using some of the recovered silver. Gairsoppa
What name was given to a sailor or militiaman from South or Southeast Asia, the Arab world, and other territories located to the east of the Cape of Good Hope, who were employed on European ships from the 16th century until the middle of the 20th century? Lascar
Played by Hardy Kruger in the film "The One Who Got Away", who is generally regarded as the only Axis prisoner to succeed in escaping from a WW2 POW camp and return to Germany? Franz von Werra
In some versions of Greek mythology, who ruled Olympus and the world with his queen Eurynome before the two of them were cast down by Cronus and Rhea? Ophion
Which Byzantine general who became Emperor in 963 was known as the "White Death of the Saracens" after his string of victories over the Abbasids? Nikephoros II Phokas
Kassaman or "the oath" is the national anthem of which nation? Algeria
Derived from the Greek for "work" or "task" what non-SI unit of energy and work is equal to 10−7 joules? Erg
What name has been given to a strategic mass demonstration in November 1975, coordinated by the Moroccan government, to force Spain to hand over the disputed province of Spanish Sahara, where 350,000 Moroccans advanced several km into Western Sahara? Green March
From the Arabic for "dune field" what name is given to a broad, flat area of desert covered with wind-swept sand? It is formally defined as a desert area that contains more than 125 km2 of wind-blown sand, where sand covers more than 20% of the surface. Erg
In which country is the Tarim Basin located? China (Xinjiang)
Which Afghan city was once named Alexandria-of-the-Arians? Herat
Who (reign: 321–298 BCE) was the founder of the Maurya Empire in ancient India? Chandragupta Maurya
Which empire was founded in 224CE by Ardashir I, after the fall of the Parthian Empire and the defeat of the last Arsacid king, Artabanus V? Sassanid
The Hotak dynasty or the Hotaki dynasty of 1709-1731 was based in which country? Afghanistan
What name is given to the primary collection of religious texts of Zoroastrianism, collected during the Sassanid Period? Avesta
Who was the thirty-eighth and last king of the Sasanian Empire of Iran from 632 to 651, the last non-Islamic ruler of Persia/Iran? Yazdegerd III
Himni I Flamurit (The Flag Hymn), composed in 1880, is which country's national anthem? Albania
The capital of the Bahamas, Nassau, lies on which island? New Providence
Which medicinal plant has the Latin name hypericum perforatum? St John's Wort
Which numbered piano sonata by Beethoven is known as the 'Moonlight'? Fourteen
Count Basie (1904-84) was best known for playing which musical instrument? Piano
Kseniya (or Xenia), and the 'False Dmitri' The Pretender under the name Grigoriy, are characters in which opera, first performed in 1874? Boris Gudunov (Mussorgsky)
Which opera premiered in Cairo in 1871 to mark the opening of the Suez Canal? Aida
Martin Fry sand lead vocals for which 1980s pop group? ABC
Which musical with music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus of the pop group ABBA, and with lyrics by Tim Rice premiered in 1986, although the album had been released in 1984? Chess
Benni Andersson of ABBA was married at one time to which fellow band member? Anni-Frid Lyngstad
What was the surname of Agnetha from ABBA? Fältskog
Which band released the 1966 album "Aftermath"? The Rolling Stones
Which two prisons did Johnny Cash record 'live' albums in? Folsom and San Quentin
The Overlook Hotel is central to which 1980 film? The Shining
Who played John Dillinger in the 2009 film "Public Enemies"? Johnny Depp
Who directed the 2009 film "Public Enemies" and 2015's "Blackhat"? Michael Mann
Which actress (1893-1980) said "marriage is a fine institution, but I'm too young to be in an institution"? Mae West
Because of the manner of her death in a road accident, what name is sometimes given to the underride bars on lorries, as her car went under an unprotected lorry in 1967? Mansfield bar (Jayne Mansfield)
Jason Robards won consecutive Best Supporting Actor Academy Awards in 1977 and 1978 for which two films? All The President's Men, Julia
Which American comedian, actor, juggler and writer (1880-1946), whose comic persona was a misanthropic and hard-drinking egotist said "prohibition was so bad, I once survived for days on food and water"? WC Fields
Peter Ustinov won Best Supporting Actor Academy Awards for which two films? Spartacus, Topkapi
What is the real name of British comedian Jasper Carrott? Robert Norman Davis
Which British actress played the role of Etta Candy in the 2017 film "Wonder Woman"? Lucy Davis
Which American drama film produced, directed and co-written by Paul Haggis that features racial and social tensions in Los Angeles was inspired by the director's real-life carjacking in 1991? Crash
Who directed the cult films "Sideways", "Nebraska" and "About Schmidt"? Alexander Payne
What is the name of the character who is the villain in the Friday the 13th movies? Jason Vorhees
Who created the character of detective Jack Frost, portrayed by David Jason in "A Touch of Frost"? RD Wingfield
Who directed the films "Knocked Up", "The 40 Year Old Virgin" and "Forgetting Sarah Marshall"? Judd Apatow
Which veteran film director was responsible for "Looking for Eric" featuring Eric Cantona? Ken Loach
What was the real first name of comic Groucho Marx? Julius
Who played the character of Bob Falfa in 1973's "American Graffiti", his breakthrough role? Harrison Ford
Which character was played by Trevor Bannister in the UK sitcom "Are You Being Served?" Mr Lucas
What is the subtitle of the second "Pirates of The Caribbean" film? Dead Man's Chest
A double blue stripe with white between represents which line on the London tube map? Docklands Light Railway
Which UK supermarket was investigated by the Serious Fraud office in 2014 for a £263m profit overstatement? Tesco
Which coastal resort in Norfolk was the scene of a disaster in 1845 when 79 people died after a bridge collapsed? Great Yarmouth
Queen's Cross Church, Glasgow is the only church designed by which architect to have been built? Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Who was the first chair of the UN Commission on Human Rights and oversaw the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights? Eleanor Roosevelt
Great Yarmouth stands on the mouth of which river? Yare
Which Berkshire born agriculturalist perfected a horse-drawn seed drill in 1700 that economically sowed the seeds in neat rows? Jethro Tull
Which Brunel-designed oak-hulled paddle-wheel steamship was launched in 1837, the 1st steamship purpose-built for crossing the Atlantic, completing 45 crossings in 8 years? After serving as a troop ship in Crimea, she was broken up on the Thames in 1856. SS Great Western
So called because he was as enigmatic as a Swedish film star, what was the British codename of WW2 double agent Juan Pujol Garcia? He both an Iron Cross from Germany and an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) from Britain. Garbo
Which British spa town was known as Aquae Arnemetiae by the Romans? Buxton
What does a rabologist collect? Walking sticks
Of what is eisoptrophobia the morbid fear? Mirrors
What is the usual number of bones in the adult human body? 206
Which sport is covered in the UK by the GBGB? Greyhound racing
Who popularised the phrase "Turn on, tune in, drop out"? Timothy Leary
Which famous poet took boxing lessons from the celebrated pugilist John Jackson, better known as Gentleman Jackson? Lord Byron
Who was the commander of the Viking force that was defeated by Alfred the Great at the Battle of Edington? Guthrum
What was the name of the English King upon which Shakespeare based his play 'Cymbeline'? Cunobelinus
What was the name of the brother of Edward the Confessor who was murdered by followers of Harold Harefoot in 1036? Alfred
Found in South Africa, which is the world's second highest waterfall? Tugela
Who (1912-97) won a record 31 Grammies in his career? Georg Solti
Prior to the publication of 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone', which 1939 novel had been the world's best-selling fictional work of the 20th Century? And Then There Were None (Agatha Christie)
As a child Alfred the Great was sent on a mission to Rome to meet with which Pope? Leo IV
Who was the first person to win two Academy Awards for Best Actress? Luise Rainer
After Harvard, in which state is the USA's next oldest university, the College of William and Mary? Virginia
The world's tallest extant Ferris wheel from 1920 until 1985, which Vienna tourist attraction appears in the film "The Third Man"? Riesenrad
Which American paranormal researcher and author (1920-2009), born in Vienna, wrote more than 120 books on supernatural and occult subjects but is perhaps best known for investigating Amityville and presenting Ghost Hunters? Hans Holzer
How was singer Johann Hölzel (1957-2008) better known? Falco
In which country was singer Lisa Left-Eye Lopes killed in a road accident? Honduras
Which European city was called Vindobonda by the Romans? Vienna
Who released the coffee table photobook "Selfish" in 2015, consisting entirely of selfies of the author? Kim Kardashian
Which German philosopher and sociologist who was famous for his work in critical theory as a member of the 'Frankfurt School' of social research wrote The Eclipse of Reason (1947) and "Between Philosophy and Social Science" (1930–1938)? Max Horkheimer
Which author was born Theodor Ludwig Wiesengrund on September 11, 1903? Theodor Adorno
The web portal and service provider AOL derived its current, abbreviated name from what original one? America Online
Akin to a hybrid of sites Facebook and Twitter, what is one of the most popular sites in China, in use by well over 30% of Internet users, with a market penetration similar to the United States' Twitter? Sina Weibo
Which capital city was founded on June 24, 1571, by Spanish conquistador Miguel López de Legazpi? Manila
Which Filipino national hero, executed by firing squad in 1896, was the author of the novel Noli Me Tángere, learned 22 languages, founded La Liga Filipina, was an ophthalmologist and an acclaimed artist? José Rizal
Which American architect and urban designer (1846-1912) took a leading role in the creation of master plans for the development of a number of cities, including Chicago, Manila and downtown Washington, D.C, and designed Union Station in Washington D.C.? Daniel Burnham
Which capital city is situated at the confluence of the Tonle Sap, Bassac and Mekong? Phnom Penh
What type of clothing item were byzylyk, used by ancient Illyrians? Bracelets
At which East Sussex racecourse did Tony McCoy ride his 3000th winner in 2009? Plumpton
Which Irish jockey won the Derby three times - Commander in Chief (1993), Galileo (2001) and Sea the Stars (2009)? Michael Kinane
In the DH Lawrence novel what was the first name of Lady Chatterley? Constance
In the DH Lawrence novel what is the name of "Lady Chatterley's Lover"? Oliver Mellors
Who wrote the novel "Children of the New Forest"? Captain Marryat
In the book "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy", what is the "Heart of Gold"? Spaceship
Which conflict is the book "Children of the New Forest" set in? English Civil War
Lavatch is a clown in which play by Shakespeare? All's Well That Ends Well
Sir Hugh Evans is a character in which play by Shakespeare? The Merry Wives of Windsor
In Cockney rhyming slang, what is a 'frog'? A road
Which actor wrote the autobiography "Parcel Arrived Safely: Tied with String"? Michael Crawford
Who wrote the Billy Bunter books, and was one of the world's most prolific authors? Frank Richards
What is the name of Hagrid's half-brother in the Harry Potter novels? Grawp
Which English ceramic artist active from 1922 to 1963 produced 'Bizarre' pottery? Clarice Cliff
What name is given to liquid clay in pottery? Slip
In Mexico, what name is given to a container often made of papier-mâché, pottery, or cloth; it is decorated, and filled with small toys or candy, or both, and then broken as part of a ceremony or celebration? Piñata
"I will arise now, and go to Innisfree" is the first line of a poem by who? WB Yeats
Whose poem contains the line "Stands the church clock at ten to three/And is there honey still for tea"? Rupert Brooke
What type of manoeuvre are Rudolfs, Randolphs, Adolfs and Thomases? Somersault
Which sheer, lightweight, dull-finished crêpe fabric is named after an early 20th century French dressmaker with the surname de la Plante? Georgette
Who was Great Britain's first female Foreign Secretary? Margaret Beckett
In which year was VAT introduced in the UK? 1973
Who became MP for Birkenhead in 1979 and served for over three decades? Frank Field
Who was the father of English king Edmund II 'Ironside'? Æthelred II (the Unready)
Who was the consort of Charles I of England? Henrietta Maria
Who was the queen of Charles II, king of England, Scotland and Ireland? Catherine of Braganza
King Charles I of England raised the Royal Standard in which city on 22 August 1642 at the start of the English Civil War? Nottingham
In which city was Charles I's parliament-in-exile, called the 'mongrel parliament' held from 1644-45? Oxford
Angela Merkel took over the leadership of which political party in 2000? Christian Democratic Union
What was the nickname of General Franco's successor, Luis Carrero Blanco, he was assassinated by ETA in 1973? The Ogre
Which US President was diagnosed with Addison's Disease in 1947? John F Kennedy
Who replaced Ferdinand Marcos as Philippines President? Corazon Aquino
In which year was the MOT introduced in the UK? 1960
What is involved in the Afghan sport of 'gudiparan bazi'? Kite fighting
Which singer, songwriter, and composer from Afghanistan, who was called 'Afghan Elvis' died in an accident in 1979? Ahmad Zahir
What nationality was the playwright and author Max Frisch? Swiss
Which American philosopher is well known for his critique of material reductionist accounts of the mind, in his essay "What Is it Like to Be a Bat?" (1974), and for contributions to liberal moral and political theory in The Possibility of Altruism (1970)? Thomas Nagel
Which American philosopher and scholar of US law'S (1931-2013) theory of law in his book titled Law's Empire, in which judges interpret the law in terms of consistent moral principles, is among the most influential theories about the nature of law? Ronald Dworkin
Which American author, philosopher, and neuroscientist wrote The End of Faith (2004), a critique of organized religion and The Moral Landscape (2010), in which he argues that science can help answer moral problems and aid human well-being? Sam Harris
Which poet wrote the lines "Grieve not, rather find/Strength in what remains"? Wordsworth
Who was the first non-Soviet or non-American in space, in 1978? Vladimir Remek (Czech)
In 1982, who was the first Frenchman and the first western European in space? Jean-Loup Chretien
Which two oil companies merged in November 1999, the biggest companies merger of the 20th century? Exxon and Mobil
Which meteor shower is caused by the object 3200 Phaethon, which is thought to be a Palladian asteroid, and peak around Dec 13-14th? Geminids
Which dating system is used in Masonic ceremonial or commemorative proceedings, and is equivalent to the Gregorian year plus 4000? Anno Lucis (AL)
Johann Lambert created one in 1755 - what name is given to an instrument used for measuring the water vapour in the atmosphere? Hygrometer
What is the more well-known name of the medical condition Sydenham's chorea? St Vitus's Dance
Also named after Kamchatka and Alaska, and widely caught, what specific type of creature is Paralithodes camtschaticus? (Red) King Crab
How many noble gases occur naturally? Six
Which type of birds include a genus called 'halcyons'? Kingfishers
The adjective 'malar' applies to which part of the human body? Cheeks
Which chemical element has the symbol Hs and the atomic number 108? Hassium
Atomic number 118, which element synthesised in 2002 is named after a Russian physicist? Oganesson
Discovered in 2010, and with atomic number 2017, which chemical element is named after a US state? Tennessine
The synthetic superheavy element with symbol Lv and atomic number 116 is named after which town or city? Livermore (California)
Which fashion designer died while on holiday in Montecatini, Italy on 24 October 1957, aged 52? According to one of his friends, it was during a strenuous sexual encounter. Christian Dior
In which (modern-day) country was Yves St Laurent born in 1936? Algeria (Oran)
Which British aircraft manufacturer, based in Woolston, made the Spitfire? Supermarine
What was Boeing's first jet airliner, a mid-sized, long-range, narrow-body, four-engine jet aircraft built from 1958 to 1979? Boeing 707
Who commanded the fourth flight of Project Mercury, the spacecraft named Aurora 7, that made three Earth orbits in 1962 and was the second US orbital space flight? He was thus the second American after John Glenn, to orbit Earth. Scott Carpenter
Which informal-turned-formal term refers to any Jew born on Israeli territory? Sabra
Vesta was the Roman equivalent of which Greek goddess? Hestia
"The Winker's Song (Misprint)" reached number 22 in 1978 for Robert 'Doc' Cox, under which name? Ivor Biggun
An oboe represents which character in 'Peter and the Wolf'? Duck
Glenn Tilbrook was the lead singer and guitarist of which band? Squeeze
Who had hits with "Can the Can" and "Devil Gate Drive"? Suzi Quatro
Which English singer and actress is best known for recording the original version of "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina", a 1977 number 1? Julie Covington
Who was the lead vocalist of Manfred Mann from 1962 until 1966 when he went solo? Paul Jones
Give a year in the life of Mikhail Glinka. 1804-57
What was the only UK number 1 single by the band 2 Unlimited? No Limit
Who was the Greek god of the theatre? Dionysus
Which drink is very similar to a Buck's Fizz, but contains Champagne and orange juice in equal measures rather than two parts champagne to one part orange juice? Mimosa
Who wrote the opera for children "The Little Sweep"? Benjamin Britten
Literally meaning 'raving ones', in Ancient Greece, what name was given to the female followers of Dionysus and the most significant members of the Thiasus, the god's retinue? Maenads
The Engadin or Engadine is a long valley in which country? Switzerland
Which prolific German architect, urban planner and author active during the Weimar period created the 1925 Hufeisensiedlung ("Horseshoe Estate"), and lived for a period in Japan? Bruno Taut
Which Italian condottiero, nobleman, politician, and cardinal, an illegitimate son of Pope AlexanderVI, whose fight for power was a major inspiration for The Prince by Machiavelli died in 1501 aged just 31? Cesare Borgia
Whose third symphony, inspired by Nietzsche, was originally entitled "The Gay Science"? Gustav Mahler
First published 1867, who wrote the lyric poem "Dover Beach"? Matthew Arnold
Which philosopher said "There are no facts, only interpretations"? Nietzsche
What is the name of the boar of Norse mythology that was created by Eitri and Brokkr as a gift to Freyr? Gullinbursti
Which English river was once known as the river Abus? Humber
'Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter', 'The Prime of Life', 'Force of Circumstance' and 'All Said and Done' are the four volumes of the autobiography of which French author? Simone de Beauvoir
In reference to seven Alexandrian poets and tragedians of the 3rd century B.C., what collective name was given to a group of 16th-century French Renaissance poets whose principal members were Pierre de Ronsard, Joachim du Bellay and Jean-Antoine de Baïf? La Pleiade
Which city in Jiangsu Province in China, known for its gardens and silk industry, is nicknamed 'the Venice of the East'? Suzhou
In the Bible, upon which mountain did Aaron die? Mount Hor
They were discovered in 1743 and called Cyrpiniformes. Shortly afterwards, another discovery led to them being given the name by which we know them today. What name? Electric Eels
What name is given to any of a group of biennial Old World thistles in the genus Arctium, family Asteraceae, that is used in Japanese cuisine and said to have medicinal qualities? Burdock
Which poet, born in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1910, served as the rector of the Black Mountain College from 1951 until 1956 and left 'The Maximus Poems' unfinished at his death in 1970? Charles Olson
Aishwarya Rai starred alongside Colin Firth and Sir Ben Kingsley in which 2007 film based on a novel by Valerio Massimo Manfredi? The Last Legion
Who was the Dutch scientist who, in 1676, became the first person to observe bacteria? Antonie Van Leuweehoek
What was the name of the father of Rameses II who, for a time, ruled jointly with his son? Seti I
By what name was British Airways known when it was founded in 1924? Imperial Airways
In which year were both Napoleon Bonaparte and the Duke of Wellington born? 1769
What was the name of the Queen of the Netherlands who abdicated in 1948 due to ill health? Wilhelmina
KT Tunstall was born in which Scottish town on 23 June 1975? St Andrews
In Graham Greene's novel 'Brighton Rock', what is Pinkie's surname? Brown
Which former President was enrolled as the first Medicare beneficiary and presented with the first Medicare card? Harry Truman
What is the name of the founder of the Peruvian rebel group Shining Path? Abimael Guzman
What name was given to the rigidly organized military regiments commanded by Shaka Zulu? Impi
How much did James Whistler receive after successfully suing the art critic John Ruskin for libel? One Farthing
Which alternative rock group recorded the song ‘California’ that is used as the theme to ‘The O.C.’? Phantom Planet
In April 2003, which American news website accidentally published premature draft obituaries of several public figures, using the Queen Mother and Ronald Reagan as draft templates? Dick Cheney was described as the 'UK's favorite grandmother'. CNN
In which country is the style of music known as zaffa traditionally used at wedding ceremonies? Egypt
Which small, uninhabited island in the Caribbean Sea, an unorganized unincorporated territory of the United States, which administers it through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is also claimed by Haiti? Navassa Island
Washington DC is located on land donated by which American state? Maryland
Bryce Canyon, a giant natural amphitheater created by erosion along the eastern side of the Paunsaugunt Plateau, is to be found in which US State? Utah
Deriving from the French for ‘towards Arkansas’, what name is given to the highland region of the central United States, covering much of the south half of Missouri and an extensive portion of northern Arkansas as well as parts of Oklahoma and Kansas? Ozarks
Which river, perhaps named for the tannic acid it contains, separates the Adirondack Mountains from the Tug Hill Plateau in New York state before emptying into Lake Ontario? Black River
With a maximum depth of 594 metres, which lake in Oregon is the deepest lake in the USA? Crater Lake
Which spirit is included in the cocktail 'Gibson'? Gin
Which spirit is included in the cocktail "Between the Sheets"? Brandy
Which male tennis player won 109 singles titles on the ATP Tour between 1972 and 1989? Jimmy Connors
Which male tennis player won 94 singles titles on the ATP Tour between 1980 and 1993? Ivan Lendl
What colour is the mineral cinnabar? Red
Theodore Roosevelt National Park consists of 110 square miles of badlands in which American state? North Dakota
What is the name given to the 1 square mile tract of land along the border between Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania, the ownership of which was disputed from the 17th Century until Delaware’s ownership was confirmed by Pennsylvania in 1921? The Wedge
In 1791, which became the 14th American state and the first admitted to the Union since the original 13 colonies declared independence from Britain? Vermont
Signed in San Lorenzo de El Escorial on October 27, 1795, establishing intentions of friendship between the US and Spain - the name by which it is remembered today is that of the American statesman who negotiated the treaty. What name? Pinckney's Treaty
Taking place from 1795 to 1803, the Yazoo Land Scandal is the name given to the massive fraud perpetrated by several governors of which state by selling large tracts of land to insiders at ridiculously low prices? Georgia
Which pop group released the 2000 album "Painting It Red" and "Gaze", released in 2003? The Beautiful South
In the theatre which colour should male actors avoid wearing as it is considered unlucky? Yellow
In table tennis the ball is only permitted to be one of two colours - white and which other? Yellow
What was the first colour film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture? Gone With The Wind
Which pop group of the 60s and 70s had the line up: Graeme Edge, Mike Pinder, John Lodge, Ray Thomas and Justin Hayward? The Moody Blues
Guadelupe Hidalgo, also the name of the 1848 treaty that ended the Mexican-US War is a suburb of which city? Mexico City
The land bought by the USA from Mexico in 1853 for $10 million in what is known as the Gadsden Purchase is now located in which two states? Arizona, New Mexico
Guam, Puerto Rico and American Samoa are three of the better known unincorporated territories of the Unites States. Which atoll in the Northern Pacific Ocean is the USA’s only incorporated territory? Palmyra Atoll
What was the name of the chief of the Wampanoag Indians who led his people in the bloody war against the English colonists that would become known as King Philip’s War (1675-76)? Metacomet
Which American jurist, statesman, and revolutionary leader from Connecticut served as a delegate to the Continental Congress where he signed the Declaration of Independence and later as the first President of the United States in Congress Assembled? Samuel Huntingdon
What colour are the balls numbered 30 to 39 in the National Lottery? Green
In the 1997 film "Austin Powers", the name of which character was a parody of that of Oddjob from Goldfinger? Random Task
Which artist did Charlton Heston portray in the 1965 film "The Agony and the Ecstasy"? Michelangelo
Which actor played the part of Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce in the 1970 film "M*A*S*H"? Donald Sutherland
Two actors have played the character Shaft in feature films - Samuel L Jackson and who else? Richard Roundtree
In 1979 who starred in two of the biggest grossing films of the year - Superman and The Amityville Horror? Margot Kidder
Although his very existence has never been proven, Tom the Tinker was the name given to the leader of which insurrection in Pennsylvania in 1794 caused by the introduction of a hated tax three years earlier? Whiskey Rebellion
In which city was George Washington inaugurated as the first US President in April 1789? New York
In 1959, Alaska and Hawaii were admitted as the 49th and 50th states. Admitted in 1912, which was the 48th state? Arizona
Shay’s Rebellion, led by small farmers angered by crushing debt and taxes in the immediate aftermath of the War of American Independence, was an armed uprising that occurred in which state from 1786-87? Massachusetts
Which American doctrine proclaimed, in December 1823, that European powers should no longer colonize or interfere with the affairs of the newly independent nations of the Americas. Monroe Doctrine
The Louisiana Purchase occurred under which American President? Thomas Jefferson
Containing approximately 80 islands, which lake between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New York is drained northward by the Richelieu River into the St. Lawrence River near Montreal? Lake Champlain
Named after a disparaging phrase used by John Adams to describe agents of Foreign Minister Talleyrand, what name is given to the diplomatic episode of 1797 that worsened relations between France and the USA and led to the undeclared Quasi-War of 1798? XYZ Affair
What was the name given to the two wars fought by the United States of America against the independent Sultanate of Morocco, and the three Regencies of Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli from 1801 to 1815? Barbary Wars
In 1969, which president said "This is the greatest week in the history of the world since Creation"? Richard Nixon
After Colonel Bowie fell sick, which 26 year old found himself de facto commander of the entire force defending the Alamo in March 1836? William B Travis
Associated with Diego Rivera, which technique involves water-colour paints being laid on wet, freshly-laid plaster walls? Fresco
What two-word nickname was given to Irish miners in the Pennsylvania coal industry who secretly organised themselves in the 1860s and 1870s to fight industrial disputes? Molly Maguires
Which inconclusive 1862 battle of the US Civil War was called Sharpsburg by the South? Antietam
What is the capital of the Spanish autonomous community of Aragon? Zaragoza
What is the capital of the Spanish autonomous community of Navarre? Pamplona
What is the capital of the Spanish autonomous community of Asturias? Oviedo
Who was nominated for successive Academy Awards for Best Actress for her roles in An Unmarried Woman (1978) and Starting Over (1979)? Jill Clayburg
Who was nominated for successive Academy Awards for Best Actress for her roles in Heaven Knows, Mr Allison (1957) and Separate Tables (1958)? Deborah Kerr
Which country's flag consists of two equal horizontal bands of red (top) and green with a vertical white band of the same width on the hoist side? Madagascar
Who was the female filmmaker in history to receive the Palme d'Or, which she received for directing the acclaimed film The Piano (1993)? Jane Campion
Created and written by Jane Campion and Gerard Lee, which TV series of 2013 and 2017 follows Detective Robin Griffin (Elisabeth Moss)? Top Of The Lake
Which Canadian heroine of the War of 1812, after becoming aware of plans for a surprise attack at Beaver Dams, is said to have walked, perhaps barefoot, approximately 32 km from present day Queenston to Fitzgibbon's headquarters to warn him of the attack? Laura Secord
Which easily recognizable twin peaked mountain with two flat-topped cylindrical rock towers, separated by a saddle, in Auyuittuq National Park in Nunavut appeared in the opening sequence of the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me? Mount Asgard
Fort Lamy is a former name of which African capital city? N'Djamena
In June 2010, aged 15, Lexi Thompson became a professional player of which sport? Golf
In Holst's 'Planets Suite' which planet is the 'bringer of peace'? Venus
Which title character of a Biblical book married Boaz? Ruth
Which Austrian tennis player reached the semi-final stage of the French Open in both 2016 and 2017? Dominic Thiem
In Norse myth, which God has a spear called Gungnir? Odin
In which Sky Atlantic TV drama does Julia Stiles play an art curator named Georgina Clios? Riviera
How was the character John Preston known in the TV show "Sex And The City"? Mr Big
In musical notation, how many crotchets are in a semibreve? Four
Which actress, born Hedwig Kiesler in Vienna in 1914, appeared nude in the German-language movie 'Ecstasy'? Hedi Lamarr
Chester Bennington, who committed suicide in 2017, was lead singer of which band? Linkin Park
The Storting is the parliament in which northern European country? Norway
From the Latin for 'strength' or 'capacity' which term relating to an element is a measure of its combining power with other atoms when it forms chemical compounds or molecules? Valency
Which city is the capital of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh? Lucknow
What is the more familiar name of the animal known as 'Sibbald's Rorqual'? Blue Whale
The stratum basale and stratum spinosum are parts of which organ of the human body? Skin
Which NBA player was selected first overall in the 2012 NBA draft by New Orleans Pelicans, won a 2012 Olympic Gold Medal, and top scored in the 2017 All-Star Game? Anthony Davis
Trevor Noah replaced Jon Stewart as host of which satirical US show in 2015? The Daily Show
Who did James Corden replace as host of The Late Late Show in 2015? Craig Ferguson
In Greek myth, which goddess of the arts and wisdom was the first wife taken by Zeus? Metis
Which British band had number 1s in Italy in the 2000s with "Dream On" and "Precious"? Depeche Mode
Which capital city was once known as Bytown? Ottawa
Panama disease is a plant disease of the roots of which crop plant? Banana
Reigning 1682-1721, which Russian Tsar introduced a beard tax in 1698? Peter I (the Great)
Egyptians Nour El Sherbini and Raneem El Welily are both famous female players of which sport? Squash
How is the island group Archipiélago de Colón better known? Galapagos Islands
Cecilia Gallerani is thought to have been the subject of which 1480s painting by Leonardo da Vinci? Lady with an Ermine
Which superheavy artificial chemical element with atomic number 114 was named after the Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russia, where it was discovered in 1998? Flerovium
Which US actress and singer has previously been married to Ojani Noa, Cris Judd and Marc Anthony? Jennifer Lopez
Which is the longest river to have its source in the European Union? Danube
Which French socialist politician was assassinated on 31st July 1914 by a nationalist called Raoul Villain? Jean Jaurès
He played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, and New York Yankees, and had a record 25 career Grand Slams - which controversial baseball player, active from 1994-2016? Alex Rodriguez
Symphony Number 38 by which composer is called the 'Prague' Symphony? Mozart
British aviators John Alcock and Arthur Brown made the first non-stop transatlantic flight in June 1919 from St John's Newfoundland to which coastal town in County Galway, Ireland? Clifden
Regarded as the "Father of the Japanese short story", with Japan's premier literary award named after him, which author, born 1892, committed suicide at the age of 35 through an overdose of barbital? Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
In 2009, which Italian swimmer became the first woman to break the four-minute barrier in the 400m freestyle? Federica Pellegrini
From the Sanskrit for 'religious exertion' which six-letter term is given, especially in Indian religions, to a religious retreat or hermitage? Ashram
Which comedian and actor played 'Dev' in the American comedy-drama web television series 'Master of None', released on Netflix in 2015? Aziz Ansari
Which politician, the first woman appointed Prime Minister of Ukraine, serving from 24 January to 8 September 2005, and again from 18 December 2007 to 4 March 2010, is nicknamed 'The Gas Princess'? Yulia Tymoshenko
By which one word stage name is the Dutch-born DJ Tijs Michiel Verwest better known? Tiësto
Suri and huacaya are sub-species of which member of the camelid family? Alpaca
Which Islamic festival takes place on the first day of Shawwal? Eid al-Fitr
Which fashion-designing duo have the surnames Horsting and Snoeren? Viktor and Rolf
Which musical features the song "Everyone's A Little Bit Racist"? Avenue Q
Who wrote the 1920s operettas "The Student Prince" and "The Desert Song"? Sigmund Romberg
Which dormant volcano in the USA has a name derived from the Hawaiian meaning "white mountain"? Mauna Kea
Which currently active shield volcano in the Hawaiian Islands is the most active of the five volcanoes that together form the island of Hawaiʻi, having been erupting since 1983? Kīlauea
Which surname is shared by the celebrity family with the forenames Caitlyn, Kris, Kendall and Kylie? Jenner
Which epic poem by Ludovico Ariosto is often cited as a source of inspiration for Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing"? Orlando Furioso
In which Shakespeare play does Viola disguise herself as a man, Cesario? Twelfth Night
Active 2003–2015 which New Zealand fly-half scored 1598 points in international rugby union? Dan Carter
Which Kiwi rugby player supplanted Rodney So'oialo as the All Blacks' first-choice number 8 in 2009 and became captain in 2016, replacing Richie McCaw? Kieran Read
Richie McCaw replaced who as the most capped rugby union player of all time in 2015? Brian O'Driscoll
Which Dutch artist, whose paintings often depicted the decadence of the Roman Empire, painted "Catullus at Lesbia's" and "The Women of Amphissa"? Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Which actor played Tadzio in the 1971 Visconti movie "Death in Venice"? Björn Andrésen
In Celtic legend, which warrior-bard is the son of Finn McCool? Oisín
Ice hockey team the Montreal Canadiens have a mascot Youppi!, who was previously the mascot of which professional baseball team? He was the first mascot to ever switch between any two major sports leagues in North America. Montreal Expos
The Famous Chicken, the KGB Chicken or just The Chicken, is a sports mascot played by Ted Giannoulas that is associated with which US city? San Diego
Which HBO comedy starred Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin and Seinfeld co-creator Larry David as a version of himself? Curb Your Enthusiasm
Name all four states that meet at the USA's 'Four Corners Monument'. Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah
Which composer (1908-92), influenced by sources as diverse as Bryce Canyon and Francis of Assisi, used a system he called modes of limited transposition, which he abstracted from systems of material generated by his early compositions and improvisations? Olivier Messiaen
Dying on August 8, 1991 who was the first of the 12 men to have walked on the moon to die? James Irwin
Who, during the Apollo 12 mission, became the third man to walk on the Moon? Pete Conrad
Sharing his name with a three-time World Snooker champion, who played Leo McGarry in TV drama "The West Wing"? John Spencer
What was the name of the fictional President played by Martin Sheen in "The West Wing"? Josiah Bartlett
Which French artist and woman of letters is primarily known for being the first woman to have written a futurist manifesto, Manifesto of Futurist Woman, but also created La Métachorie, which she called "a total fusion of the arts"? Valentine de Saint-Point
Which American dancer who performed to acclaim throughout Europe is probably best known for dying in 1927 when her scarf became entangled in the axle of a car she was in? Isadora Duncan
Which method of teaching music, that introduces a musical concept through movement before the students learn about its visual representation, was developed in the early 20th century by Swiss musician and educator Émile Jaques-Dalcroze? Eurhythmics
Which Hungarian composer, ethnomusicologist, pedagogue, linguist, and philosopher (1886-1967) created an eponymous method of teaching music? Zoltán Kodaly (Kodaly Method)
Born in Bratislava in 1879, which man is notable as one of the pioneers of modern dance in Europe, founded a dance school in Ascona in 1912, and fled to England in 1937, where he died in 1958? Rudolf Laban
Losing in 2002, which Argentinian reached the Wimbledon Men’s Singles Final? David Nalbandian
Losing in 1985, as of 2017, who was the last South African to reach the Wimbledon Men’s Singles Final? Kevin Curren
Although he was frustrated by its misinterpretation, Almayer’s Folly (1895) was the first novel written by which author? Joseph Conrad
Although he virtually disowned the book in later life, Watch and Ward (1871) was the first novel written by which author? Henry James
Who was assassinated by Mijailo Mijailović in September 2003? Anna Lindh
Released in 1985, ‘Johnny Come Home’ was which group’s first top 10 hit? Fine Young Cannibals
Released in 1996, ‘Sandstorm’ was which group’s first top 10 hit? Cast
Which of the Five Pillars of Islam requires a Muslim to testify that there is no god but Allah? Shahadah
Which of the Five Pillars of Islam requires a Muslim to fast? Sawm
Of what is paraskavedekatriaphobia the fear? Friday the Thirteenth
For his role in which 1997 film did Jack Nicholson win an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Melvin Udall? As Good As It Gets
What is the morbid fear of clowns called? Coulrophobia
Budapest is the largest city in Hungary. What is the second largest? Debrecen
Two examples of which mammal appear on the flag of Belize? Human
Its name coined by Ezra Pound, the painters Wyndham Lewis, David Bomberg and Lawrence Atkinson are associated with which artistic movement? Vorticism
Its name coined by Guillaume Apollinaire, the painters Robert Delaunay, Sonia Terk and Frantisek Kupka are associated with which artistic movement? Orphism
Its name coined by Naum Gabo, the painters Alexander Rodchenko, Liubov Popova and Varvara Stepanova are associated with which artistic movement? Constructivism
What is the missing brand name in this famous advertising slogan? “… guards against night starvation”. Horlicks
Which of the transition metals takes its name from the Persian for ‘gold-like’? Zirconium
Which of the poor metals takes its name from the German for ‘white mass’? Bismuth
Isabel Archer, a beautiful young American in Europe, is the protagonist of which 1881 novel? The Portrait of a Lady
Who was British Prime Minister at the time of the Easter Rising? Herbert Asquith
In Greek mythology, who was the primordial god of the heavens? Uranus
In Greek mythology, who was the primordial god of the upper air? Aether
From which European language did we take the words ‘coach’ and ‘sabre’? Hungarian
From which European language did we take the words ‘galore’ and ‘bard’? Irish
In ‘The Simpsons’, what is the name of the reverend of the First Church of Springfield? Rev Tim Lovejoy
In ‘The Simpsons’, what is the name of the school bus driver? Otto Mann
What name is given to the young of a platypus? Puggle
What name is given to the young of a hedgehog? Hoglet
Wilmington is the largest city in the Blue Hen state. Which state? Delaware
Manchester is the largest city in the Granite state. Which state? New Hampshire
What is the title of Henri Mattise’s painting that was left hanging upside down for 46 days at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1961 before anyone noticed? Le Bateau
The value of which of Van Gogh’s paintings is said to have rocketed after the 1956 film ‘Lust For Life’ (erroneously) portrayed it as the painting Van Gogh was working on at the time of his suicide? Wheat Field with Crows
With what is Christ grappling in Leonardo da Vinci’s famous oil painting ‘The Virgin and Child with St Anne’? A Lamb
Played by Bill Moseley in the 1986 big-budget sequel 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2', what is the name of Leatherface’s older brother? Chop Top
The 1978 film 'Halloween' is set in the fictional town of Haddonfield in which American state? Illinois
Featuring prominently in the plot of a movie of 1984, what is the Cantonese word for 'evil spirit'? Mogwai
The American film score composer Jerry Goldsmith was nominated for 18 Academy Awards. His only win, however, came for his score for which 1976 film? The Omen
Sharing its name with a coastal town in the north-west of England, in which city in North Carolina was the 1997 film 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' both shot and set? Southport
Which British city possibly takes its name from the Latin for "Didius's Fort"? Cardiff
When the new capital of Wales was being determined in 1955, which town or city came second in the vote with 11 votes? Caernarfon
When the new capital of Wales was being determined in 1955, which town or city came third in the vote with 4 votes? Aberystwyth
Which architect was the son-in-law of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown and designed the now-demolished Carlton House and the original Marine Pavilion at Brighton? Henry Holland
Where has the Speedway Grand Prix of Great Britain been held since 2001? Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Which group of animals are also called banxrings? Treeshrews
In which country is the important paleoanthropological site, Olduvai Gorge? Tanzania
Elephant shrews are native to which continent? Africa
By postulating the use of wood by man, then bronze or copper, then iron, which Roman author has been credited with originating the concept of the three-age system which was formalised from 1834 by C. J. Thomsen? Lucretius
Which sea lies west of the Pacific Ocean between Australia and Indonesian New Guinea, bordered by Torres Strait and through that the Coral Sea to the E, the Gulf of Carpentaria to the S, the Timor Sea to the W and the Banda and Ceram seas to the NW? Arafura Sea
Which church's logo depicts a red chalice with the Cross of St Andrew? Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
The Marschallin, Princess Marie Thérèse von Werdenberg, and Sophie von Faninal are characters in which 1911 opera? Der Rosenkavalier (Richard Strauss)
"Car Wheels on a Gravel Road" was whose 1998 album, their best-selling one to date? Lucinda Williams
Which singer-songwriter released the 2009 opera "Prima Donna", that premiered in Manchester? Rufus Wainwright
Which Russian composer and pianist, considered by some to be the main Russian Symbolist composer, wrote "Prometheus: The Poem of Fire, Op. 60" and "The Poem of Ecstasy, Op. 54"? Alexander Scriabin
In Arthurian legend, who is the son of Parzival (Percival), and a knight of the Holy Grail who is sent in a boat pulled by swans to rescue a maiden who can never ask his identity? Lohengrin
In Arthurian legend, what name is given to a vacant seat at the Round Table reserved by Merlin for the knight who would one day be successful in the quest for the Holy Grail? Siege Perilous
What is the direct translation of the word "Shinto"? Way of the Gods
Which composer married Clara Wieck in 1840? Robert Schumann
What is the main ingredient of an 'Eskimo Pie'? (Vanilla) Ice Cream
What was the first Beatles single to be released on the Apple label? Hey Jude/(Revolution)
What is represented by kettle drums in the Prokofiev piece "Peter and the Wolf"? The Hunters' Guns
The real-life widow of Henry I the Bearded, and sharing her name with a Harry Potter character, who is the patron saint of Silesia? Hedwig
Who was King of Norway from 1015 to 1028, posthumously given the title Rex Perpetuus Norvegiae (English: Eternal/Perpetual King of Norway) and canonised in 1031? He is patron saint of Norway. Olaf II
Which TV chef, born in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1951, wrote the autobiography "Raw"? Antony Worrall Thompson
In the Bible, who was the second husband of Ruth? Boaz
In the Bible, who was the first husband of Ruth, a son of Elimelech of the tribe of Judah and his wife Naomi? Mahlon
Which composer died on 3 April 1897, a year after his close friend and collaborator Clara Schumann? Johannes Brahms
The Aldeburgh Festival traditionally takes place in which month? June
Which composer died on 6th November 1893, 6 days after his 6th symphony was first performed? Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
In heraldry, what name is given to a beast that walks toward dexter (the viewer's left) with the right forepaw raised and all others on the ground? Passant
Winners of the Fields Medal must be under what age? Forty
Who declined a Millennium Prize and a Fields Medal for solving the Poincaré conjecture? Grigori Perelman
Which man founded Littlewoods in 1923? John Moores
The English Electric Canberra aircraft set a world record for what in 1957? Highest Altitude
The bobwhite, Californian, Himalayan and Montezuma are all species of which bird? Quail
A beast that sits on his haunches, with both forepaws on the ground, is known by what heraldic term? Sejant
In heraldry, what single word term indicates an animal with a body positioned sideways but with its head turned to face the viewer? Guardant
Of what is dipsophobia the fear? Drinking
Of what is ergophobia the morbid fear? Working
Which TV series ended with the episode "An American Girl In Paris"? Sex and the City
In 1959 which future Rolling Stones member was expelled from Dartford Tech for truancy? Keith Richards
In which US state is Punxsutawney, famous for the 1993 movie Groundhog Day? Pennsylvania
Who starred as Chicago psychologist Dr. Robert Hartley in an eponymous 70s US TV show? Bob Newhart (The Bob Newhart Show)
Which 1970-77 sitcom featured American television's first never-married, independent career woman as the central character? The Mary Tyler Moore Show
In the TV series "Being Human", what type of creature was 'Annie'? A ghost
Who played the role of a werewolf, George Sands in the BBC's supernatural drama Being Human, and Henry Knight on BBC TV series Sherlock? Russell Tovey
Who presented the BBC cookery series Saturday Kitchen from 2006 until 2016, before leaving the BBC? James Martin
Who played an aristocrat and prisoner in A Man Called Horse (1970), a gunfighter in Clint Eastwood's Western film Unforgiven (1992), Emperor Marcus Aurelius in Gladiator (2000), and the title character in 'Cromwell'(1970)? Richard Harris
Who played Charlie Fairhead on Casualty for over 30 years? Derek Thompson
Who played Claire Bennet in 'Heroes'? Hayden Panettiere
Which dating show has been hosted by Paddy McGuinness since 2010? Take Me Out
In the TV shows 'Heroes' Hiro Nakamura was played by which Japanese-American actor? Masi Oka
Detective Mac Taylor is a fictional character and the co-protagonist of which US TV series? CSI: NY
Which British designer hosted TV series Grand Designs from 1999 onwards? Kevin McCloud
Who played the title role in the 2005 film "The Pacifier"? Vin Diesel
The British films Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World's End have been given which joking trilogy name, because the titular foodstuff is mentioned in all three films? Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy
In which year was James Garfield briefly US President, for about 6 months? 1881
His Vice-President, who succeeded James Garfield as US President? Chester Arthur
Which UK TV series, that ran for 12 series, followed the work of the fictional Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad (UCOS) of the Metropolitan Police Service? New Tricks
Which divisive Australian cricket umpire was stood down by the ICC in 2011, after criticism in the previous few years from both the India and England test teams? Daryl Harper
Which trophy is awarded to the team that wins a cricket Test series between England and South Africa? Basil D'Oliveira Trophy
At which Olympic Games did East Germany debut after finally receiving IOC recognition? 1968 Mexico
In 1923, which Bolton Wanderers footballer scored the first Wembley FA Cup Final goal - he was also the first five-digit signing in world football? David Jack
How many eyes appear in a standard deck of playing cards? 42
In Greek myth, who was the mother of the Minotaur? Pasiphae
The site was discovered in 1878 by Minos Kalokairinos - where was the palace that was undoubtedly the ceremonial and political centre of the Minoan civilization and culture? Knossos
What name is given to the fine-grained massive type of gypsum, used throughout human history for carving? Alabaster
What is the Hellenized form of the Middle Eastern goddess Ishtar, particularly associated with her worship in the ancient Levant among the Canaanites and Phoenicians? Astarte
Which member of the England 1966 football World Cup winning squad (and team, an ever-present) played for Everton at the time? Ray Wilson
Which city was the capital of the Almoravid Dynasty? Marrakesh
Who was the last Khedive of Egypt, deposed by the British in 1914? Abbas II
Which Islamic caliphate descended from an uncle of Muhammad, who lived 566–653 CE? Abbasid
What is the stage name of British musician Jordan Cardy? Rat Boy
Who was the last Ottoman sultan to possess absolute power, he was nicknamed "The Red Sultan" and reigned 1876-1909? Abdul Hamid II
The Hamidian massacres of the 1890s were a genocide against which people? Armenians (by Turks)
Which Turkish nationalist party in the early 20th century that favoured the replacement of the Ottoman Empire's absolute monarchy with a constitutional government led a 1908 rebellion or revolution? Young Turks
Which Ottoman military officer became the main leader of the Ottoman Empire in both the Balkan Wars (1912–13) and in World War I (1914–18) - he was shot dead aged 40 in 1922? Enver Pasha
Which short-lived republic in northern Morocco that existed between 1921 and 1926 was created in September 1921 when its people declared independence from both Spain and the Moroccan sultan Yusef? Rif Republic
What was the first numbered amendment to the US Constitution to be repealed? 18th (introduced Prohibition)
What was the first musical written by Rodgers and Hammerstein? Oklahoma!
The prehistoric megaliths known as nuraghe are indigenous to which island? Sardinia
Elmas Airport serves which European city? Cagliari
First performed in 1814, whose opera is "Il Turco In Italia"? Rossini
Evan Parker (b.1944) is best known for playing which musical instrument? Saxophone
In the Old Testament, who is said to have created the Golden Calf? Aaron
Who was the first footballer to score 10 own goals in the English premier league? Michael Dunne
In the Bible, who was the wife of Uriah the Hittite? Bathsheba
Which musical instrument is occasionally informally called a 'pretzel' - it is a 'corno' in Italian? French Horn
Which two British PMs are name-checked in The Beatles' song "Taxman"? Wilson and Heath
In which film did Kirk Douglas play Doc Holliday, and Burt Lancaster Wyatt Earp? Gunfight at the OK Corral (1957)
Who played Wyatt Earp in the 1993 film "Tombstone"? Kurt Russell
Who played Doc Holliday in the 1993 film "Tombstone"? Val Kilmer
The Phoenician-founded city of Nora is on which island in the Mediterranean? Sardinia
The Dahlak Archipelago, famous for pearl fishing, belongs to which country? Eritrea
Paragon Interchange is a railway station in which English city? Hull
What is the hallmark symbol of Birmingham? Anchor
What is the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London? Mansion House
When first introduced in the UK, which letter represented the highest council tax band? H
Which Scottish village lies at the northern end of the Pennine Way? Kirk Yetholm
Found almost exclusively in the Western Hemisphere, Plethodontid salamanders are unique amongst salamanders because of their lack of which bodily organs? Lungs
Sharing its name with a Marvel Comics supervillain, which snake, native to sub-Saharan African, is the only extant species in the genus Dispholidus and has a name meaning ‘tree snake’ in both Dutch and Afrikaans? Boomslang
There are only two species of alligator. Each is native to just one country and each takes its common name from that of the country in which in lives. What are the common names of these two species? American Alligator and Chinese Alligator
Hayle is a town in which English county? Cornwall
By what name did the Romans know the city of Gloucester? Glevum
Which London bridge is located between Southwark Bridge and Blackfriars Railway Bridge? Millennium Bridge
Corley services is a motorway service station on which British motorway? M6
Which city's main airport is located in Fuhlsbüttel? Hamburg
Name the Italian writer who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1926 "for her idealistically inspired writings which with plastic clarity picture the life on her native island [Sardinia]". Grazia Deledda
The Orosei Gulf is located on the coast of which island? Sardinia
Which Iranian people ended the neo-Assyrian Empire by sacking Nineveh in 612BCE? Medes
In which museum is the Ishtar Gate of ancient Babylon located? Pergamon Museum in Berlin
Which king conquered Babylon in 539BCE, thus ending the Babylonian Exile? Cyrus the Great
The earliest known dock was to be found at which city in the Indus Valley Civilisation? Lothal
What is the capital of the Sind province of Pakistan? Karachi
What is the capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab? Lahore
What is the capital of the Indian state of Punjab? Chandigarh
What is the new city that is the capital of the Indian state of Gujarat? Gandhinagar
Meaning fire in Sanskrit, who is the Vedic fire god of Hinduism? Agni
Which Vedic deity associated first with sky, later with waters, is god of the oceans in the Hindu Puranas, though his streak of demonic violent tendencies, according to Hindu mythology, led to his demotion and Indra taking away most of his powers? Varuna
In which discipline did General George S. Patton compete in the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm? Modern Pentathlon
In which sport did Dr Benjamin Spock compete in the 1924 Olympics in Paris, winning a gold medal? Rowing
Which retired darts player used the nickname "The Ton Machine" and was noted for his all-black outfits? Alan Glazier
Which playing card is also known as "The Black Lady"? The Queen of Spades
How many points is the letter 'K' worth in Scrabble? Five
How many points is the letter 'J' worth in Scrabble? Eight
Which European country's Scrabble set doesn't have a 'J', K', 'W', 'X' or 'Y'? Italy
Who was the first gymnast to score a perfect 10 at the Olympic Games? Nadia Comăneci
Ivan Mauger won a record six World Championships in which sport? Speedway
What are the two predominant colours of the Queen's racecourses? Purple and scarlet
What nationality is architect Frank Gehry? Canadian
Anthony Gormley's iron sculptures "Another Place" are found on which Merseyside beach? Crosby
In nursery rhymes, what was found by Kitty Fisher? Lucy Locket's pocket
"Changes", "Life On Mars?" and "Oh! You Pretty Things" are all songs on which Bowie album? Hunky Dory
The Roud Index is a catalogue of which British items? Folk Songs
Who wrote the 1977 book "The Plague Dogs", later an animated film? Richard Adams
In which Shakespeare play is the song "Who Is Silvia?" The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Which postmodern thinker coined the phrase "The Medium is the Message"? Marshall McLuhan
What represents 'W' in the NATO phonetic alphabet? Whisky
Who wrote the 1849 novel "Redburn: His First Voyage"? Hermann Melville
What is the second largest city by population in Denmark? Aarhus
Who was the very first US Ambassador to the UK, in 1785? John Adams
How many US Presidents were there prior to John Quincy Adams? Five (he was the 6th)
Who was the Prime Minister of the UK from 1801-1804? Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth
Who was the wife and consort of the first Danish king Gorm the Old? Thyra
Konrad Adenauer was the first leader of which German political party? CDU (Christian Democratic Union)
In which year was Britain's last state execution? 1964
Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor, was nicknamed what by the Italian states he attempted to rule? Barbarossa
Which American woman gained infamy after being tried and acquitted for the 1892 axe murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts? Lizzie Borden
Which Danish artist who specialized in abstract paintings was one of two female members of the CoBrA movement and was married to Carl-Henning Pedersen? Else Alfelt
In which musical would you hear the song "Bless Your Beautiful Hide"? Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
What name is given to ornamental needlework in which pieces of fabric in different shapes and patterns are sewn or stuck onto a larger piece to form a picture or pattern? Appliqué
Which Country's Parliament is the Folketing? Denmark
To which order of monks did Tomas De Torquemada belong? Dominicans
In which US state are the cities of Nogales, Surprise and Yuma ? Arizona
What name was given to a medieval English tax levied on holders of a knight's fee under the feudal land tenure of knight-service? Under this system, knights were allowed to "buy out" of the military service by paying it. Scutage
What makes a Welsh Rarebit a Buck Rarebit? A poached egg
Who succeeded Peter Maxwell Davies as Master of the Queen's Music in 2014? Judith Weir
What name is given to the scientific discipline that deals with the measurement and representation of the Earth (or any planet), including its gravitational field, in a three-dimensional time-varying space? Geodesy
In geological ages, which period was the first of the Mesozoic Era? Triassic
Which Indian city served as the seat of power, political and cultural centre of Indian subcontinent during both the Maurya and Gupta Empires? Patna
Which man founded India's Mauryan Empire, reigning 321-298BCE? Chandragupta
The Haryanka, the Shishunaga and the Nanda Dynasties, spanning the period c.600BCE -321BCE were centred on which historic region in the Indian states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, West Bengal and the nations of Bangladesh and Nepal? Magadha
Who was the first Pope to have been a monk before claiming the papacy? Gregory the Great (Gregory I)
How does an eremitical person live? As a hermit/in seclusion
Where did St Benedict of Nursia set up his first monastery, the source of the Benedictine Order, in 529CE? Monte Cassino
Which leader and patricius of the Western Roman Empire married the sister of Clovis I, King of the Franks, Autofleda? Theodoric the Great (454-526CE)
Which Gallo-Roman historian's most notable work was his Decem Libri Historiarum (Ten Books of Histories), better known as the Historia Francorum (History of the Franks), a title that later chroniclers gave to it? Gregory of Tours
With main cities at Paris and Soissons, what was the western part of the Kingdom of the Franks that was created in 511 upon the division of the Merovingian kingdom of Clovis I to his four sons following his death? Neustria
Its capital at Metz for most of its history, what was the confusing-sounding name of the territory which formed the north-eastern section of the Merovingian Kingdom of the Franks during the 6th to 8th centuries? Austrasia
Who was the tenth President of Pakistan from 2001 until tendering resignation, to avoid impeachment, in 2008? Pervez Musharraf
Supposedly produced by softly-spoken Youtube videos, which four letter abbreviation is used to describe a static-like or tingling sensation on the skin that typically begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine? ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response)
Which number parallel divides North from South Korea? 38th
In which US state did Winston Churchill make his famous 1946 speech about an 'iron curtain' descending on Europe? Missouri (Fulton)
What was 'Year 1' of the Islamic calendar in Western, Gregorian terms? 622AD (though because Islamic years are shorter, you cannot work out the current year by subtracting 622 from the western year)
Founded in 1969, which supranational organisation is abbreviated as the OIC? Organisation of Islamic Co-operation
Which Palestinian-American wrote the influential 1978 book "Orientalism"? Edward W Said
In which month of the year does the US President give the annual State of the Union address? January
Which Islamist militant group, with a name meaning "party of God" was founded in southern Lebanon in 1985? Hezbollah
In which 1997 comedy film does the USA invade Albania as a cover for sexual indiscretions by the President? Wag The Dog
Which country's national flag features a half gear wheel crossed by a machete? Angola
What colour is the star on the flag of Cameroon? Yellow
How many red stars appear on the flag of Burundi? Three
Which three colours feature on the flag of Burundi? Green, Red, White
Which country changed its flag in 2010 to one of three horizontal stripes of yellow, green and red, with a white star in the middle? Myanmar/Burma
How many yellow stars are there on the flag of Cape Verde? Ten
Which nation's flag was designed by nationally acclaimed artist and sculptor Sir Reginald Samuel, and features a rising sun, symbolising the dawning of a new era? Antigua and Barbuda
What colour are the crescent and star on the Algerian national flag? Red
As of 2017, three national flags of UN countries feature a building. Cambodia is one - what are the other two? Afghanistan and Spain
A pattern on the hoist side of which nation's flag is similar to that of the traditional 'rushnyk' , a woven cloth used for ceremonial events like religious services, funerals, and other more mundane social functions? Belarus
Which lager was advertised in the UK in the 1980s by Hägar the Horrible? Skol
Which herb or spice is sometimes called 'cilandro' by Americans? Coriander
Which religion was adopted by the Emperor Ashoka after the Kalinga War? Buddhism
In 1964, who was the first solo female singer to have a UK hit with a Beatles cover, reaching number 34 with her version of "Can't Buy Me Love"? Ella Fitzgerald
What was the first Comic Relief charity single, released in 1986? Livin' Doll
Hovis bread is an abbreviation of which Latin phrase, meaning "man's strength"? Hominis vis
Which day falls 50 days after Easter Sunday? Whitsunday/Pentecost
What did the HJ stand for in the name of the food manufacturer HJ Heinz? Henry John
"Easter Oratorio" and "The Magnificat" are pieces by which composer? JS Bach
In Greek myth, which deity give King Midas the ears of an ass? Apollo
In 2016, who became the first man since Joe Frazier to win a world heavyweight title while still reigning as Olympic champion in the highest weight category? Anthony Joshua
In 1957, who became the only man to fight for a world heavyweight title in his first professional fight? Floyd Patterson
Which boxer won gold at both the Beijing and London Olympics, and in 2014 became WBO featherweight champion in his third professional fight? Vasyl Lomachenko
Abbeydale is a segment following the River Sheaf in which British city? Sheffield
Who had a UK number 1 hit in 1967 with "Let The Heartaches Begin"? Long John Baldry
Which blind, Edo period masseur who is secretly a master swordsman was played by Shintaro Katsu in 26 films and 100 episodes of a namesake TV series? Zatoichi
Who had a number 2 in the UK in 1962, and US number 1, with "The Locomotion"? Little Eva
In "Rogue One", which actor plays the blind warrior monk Chirrut Îmwe who joins Jyn and Cassian in their mission to steal the plans to the Death Star? Donnie Yen
In Greek myth, into which creature did Zeus turn Io? Heifer
By far the largest river bifurcation in the world, the Casiquiare canal is a natural distributary of the Orinoco that flows into this river. Which river is the largest left-tributary of the Amazon, which it joins at Manaus? Rio Negro
Which three cathedral choirs take part in the UK's "Three Choirs" Festival? Hereford, Gloucester, Worcester
Which composer wrote "On Hearing The First Cuckoo In Spring"? Frederick Delius
Which feast day is celebrated, in the western liturgical calendar, on the 25th March? Feast of the Annunciation/Lady Day
How are the Australian mythological characters Yagjadbula and Jabaringi better known? Lightning Brothers
This largest tributary of the Orinoco is the world’s second largest blackwater river after the Rio Negro. Which river is the site of the world’s third largest hydroelectric power station, with one of its tributaries featuring Angel Falls? Caroní
What was the name of the massive structures built in ancient Mesopotamia and the western Iranian plateau that had the form of a terraced compound of successively receding stories or levels? Ziggurats
Which deity was the patron deity of the city of Babylon in the last half of the of the second millennium BC? Marduk
Which TV show, itself a spinoff of Love, American Style spawned 7 spinoffs of its own including Mork & Mindy and Laverne & Shirley? Happy Days
First appearing as a recurring character in Beavis and Butt-Head, which TV show featuring a smart, acerbic and somewhat misanthropic teenage girl is set in the fictional suburban town of Lawndale? Daria
Which two animals are combined to form the mythological griffin? Lion, Eagle
A cornichon is another name for which foodstuff? Gherkin
There were 3 shows centred on characters who first appeared in The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Lou Grant and Rhoda were 2 of them, but what was the third starring Cloris Leachman? Phyllis
It's the 13th or the 20th of June 1923 in London, and Septimus is committing suicide while Clarissa hosts a party in which novel by Virginia Woolf? Mrs Dalloway
It's the 2nd of November 1938 in Mexico, the Day of the Dead, and Geoffrey Firmin the consul is drunk again in which novel by Malcolm Lowry? Under the Volcano
Which British computer scientist and cryptographer gives his name to an abstract machine that manipulates symbols on a strip of tape according to a table of rules? Alan Turing
A "palmiped" animal possesses what feature? Webbed feet
What name is given to fast flowing, narrow, meandering air currents found in the atmosphere of some planets, including Earth, where they are mainly located near the altitude of the tropopause and are westerly? Jet Streams
What was the name of the first space shuttle to go into Earth orbit? Columbia
A widely accepted but as yet unproven theory states that a Turing machine can calculate anything that modern digital computers can. This theory is named after Turing and which American mathematician, best known for formulating lambda calculus? Alonzo Church
On clothes, which symbol means "do not dry clean"? A circle crossed through
What name is given to the primary collection of religious texts of Zoroastrianism? Avesta
Randy, a brash successful comedian, is a character created by which American comedian, who enjoyed success with his Netflix series, Master of None? Aziz Ansari
In which mobile game by Imangi Studios does the player control a character by tilting the device to collect coins and avoid obstacles while escaping from the title structure? Temple Run
Developed from Ehud Shabtai’s “FreeMap Israel” project, which navigation app makes use of user-submitted travel information to improve turn-by-turn navigation? Waze
Pavarotti’s breakthrough came in 1972 when he received 17 curtain calls at the Met following his performance in Donizetti’s La fille du régiment. Particularly memorable was his effortless 9 high Cs in which aria nicknamed the ‘Mount Everest for tenors’? Ah! mes amis, quel jour de fête! / Pour mon âme
Pavarotti appeared on the cover of Time magazine in 1979, in the same year that he gave an outstanding performance as Manrico in which Verdi opera that contains the tenor arias Deserto sulla terra, Ah, sì ben mio, and Di quella pira? Il Trovatore
Who became the Republic of Ireland’s first openly gay Taoiseach in 2017? Leo Varadkar
Who was Serbia's first openly gay PM, elected in 2017? Ana Brnabić
Anthony van Dyck, known for his portraits of Charles I, was a pupil of which other Flemish painter, who painted a portrait of van Dyck in 1627-28? Peter Paul Rubens
What is the name for the visible outer shell of the sun (or any other star), from which light is radiated? Photosphere
What name has been given to the August 1961 crime where Michael Gregson and Valerie Storey were shot in their car, Gregsten being killed and Storey paralysed from the waist down? A6 Murder
Harris Tweed, Extra Special Investigator, and PC49 were characters in which UK comic of the 20th century? Eagle
Whose 1884 "Manifesto" was one of the earliest publications of the Fabian Society? George Bernard Shaw
Which term, deriving from the first two words of an ancient Latin writ, is used to ensure that nobody is detained without the due process of law? Habeas Corpus
For what does ICA stand in the name of an artistic and cultural centre on The Mall in London, just off Trafalgar Square? Institute of Contemporary Arts
The Jabberwocky appears in which 1871 novel? Alice Through The Looking-Glass
Which radio programme broadcast on BBC Radio 4, that has been broadcast since 1998, is described by the BBC as a "live magazine programme on the world of arts, literature, film, media and music"? Front Row
In which year was the UK Labour Party founded, as the Labour Representation Committee? 1900
In which election, in which it won 142 seats, did the Labour Party first become the official opposition? 1922
Who was the leader of Britain's Labour Party from 1955 to 1963? Hugh Gaitskell
What was the name of Robert Peel's secretary, shot and killed by Daniel M'Naghten, whose acquittal on the grounds of insanity in a famous 1843 murder trial set an important precedent in UK law? Edward Drummond
The brother in-law of Marcus Junius Brutus, which man was a conspirator in the assassination of Julius Caesar, but committed suicide after losing the Battle of Philippi? (Gaius) Cassius (Longinus)
Which capital city is located on the east bank of the Buriganga River? Dhaka
The Surin and Similian islands belong to which country, off of whose West Coast they are located? Thailand
What is the male equivalent of "nymphomania", an excessive sexual desire? Satyriasis
The FBI Academy, a huge Marine Corps based and the Drug Enforcement Agency's training school are all based in which West Virginia town, that also gave its name to an ABC television series? Quantico
What was the name of the predecessor of the CIA, existing 1942-45? Office of Strategic Services (OSS)
What was the name of the military leader, judge and prophet whose calling and victory over the Midianites are recounted in chapters 6 to 8 of the Book of Judges in the Hebrew Bible? Gideon
Which early pioneer of forensic science (1877-1966) is famed for the maxim "every contact leaves a trace"? Edmond Locard
What was the name of the character played by Jodie Foster in the film "The Silence of the Lambs"? Clarice Starling
Instrumental in founding the institution, who served as the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States? J Edgar Hoover
The Byzantine Emperor Nicephoros died on a dunghill during which battle against the Bulgarians fought on 26 July, 811? Battle of Pliska
Author of the 1554 work 'Cruydeboeck', who became court physician to the Austrian Emperor Rudolph II in 1575 and professor of medicine at the University of Leiden in 1582? Rembert Dodoens
The first European mountain railway built with a standard-gauge track, in which European country was the Semmering Railway constructed between 1848 and 1854? Austria
What was the pseudonym of Pierre Culliford, best known for his creation of 'The Smurfs' comic strip? Peyo
Which city in Belgium is famous for its carnival, held every February, which traditionally ends with 'The Burning of the Doll'? Aalst
At which Australian port does the Hunter River reach the Pacific Ocean? Newcastle
Founded in 1793, which resort on the Baltic Sea in the Bade Doberan district is the oldest seaside spa in Germany? Heiligendamm
To which country does the island of Masirah belong? Oman
In June 2007, what was the name of the horse that became the first filly to win the Belmont Stakes in over 100 years? Rags To Riches
"Billy Don't Be a Hero" was a 1974 hit for which band? Paper Lace
Which monster is referred to in the Book of Isaiah as "the crooked serpent"? Leviathan
With whom did Elton John duet on "Live Like Horses"? Luciano Pavarotti
How are The Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance better known? Trappist monks
Which feast, a Christian holiday celebrating the revelation of God the Son as a human being in Jesus Christ, is celebrated annually on January 6th? Epiphany
Who joined Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras on the 1993 album "Christmas in Vienna"? Diana Ross
"A-Tisket, A-Tasket" was which jazz singer's 1938 breakthrough song? Ella Fitzgerald
Mentioned in the Senegalese national anthem, what name is given to a 21-string lute-bridge-harp used extensively in West Africa? Kora
The shawm is generally considered to be a precursor of which musical instrument? Oboe
Who wrote the soundtrack to the 1973 film "Jonathan Livingston Seagull"? Neil Diamond
In 1994, who became the then-youngest chef to be awarded three Michelin stars? Marco Pierre White
An omelette 'Arnold Bennett' is made using which fish? (Smoked) haddock
What is the source of the creation of the universe in Vedic philosophy, often translated as 'golden egg' or 'golden womb'? Hiranyagharba
On which Greek island is the Eupalinian aqueduct, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site? Samos
The argument that the darkness of the night sky conflicts with the assumption of an infinite & eternal static universe because an infinite universe would show bright light from stars in every direction, is called which paradox, after a German astronomer? Olbers' Paradox
Which Russian-US physicist discovered a theoretical explanation of alpha decay via quantum tunneling, and wrote popular books on science, including One Two Three... Infinity and the Mr Tompkins ... series of books (1939–1967)? George Gamow
Which female singer provided vocals for all of the songs "Somebody to Love", "White Rabbit", "We Built This City" and "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now"? Grace Slick
Not large enough to sustain a fusion reaction, and thus sometimes called "nearly-stars", what name is given to substellar objects that occupy the mass range between the heaviest gas giant planets and the lightest stars? Brown Dwarf
Which two men were the co-discoverers of the Cosmic Background Radiation, winning 1978 Nobel Prizes in Physics for their feat? Robert Wilson, Arno Penzias
Which British astronomer, who died in 2001, coined the term "Big Bang" on BBC Radio, although he himself did not believe in the theory? Fred Hoyle
Pico Turquino, in the Sierra Maestra mountains, is the highest point in which country? Cuba
Havana's international airport is named after which national hero of Cuba, killed in the May 1895 Battle of Dos Rios? José Martí
In which English county is the prehistoric hill fort at Hambledon Hill? Dorset
Colonsay is an island in which group in the British Isles? Inner Hebrides
Which French Catholic priest and member of the Society of Jesus, alive 1877 until 1961, was noted for his studies of cave art in the Somme and Dordogne valleys? Henri Breuil (Abbé Breuil)
Cheddar Gorge lies in which range of hills? Mendips
Which English theologian and early palaeontologist (1784-1856) was involved in the discovery of the famous "Red Lady of Paviland"? William Buckland
Crocuta crocuta spelaean was the Latin name of which now extinct Ice Age predator? Cave hyena
What was the name of the area now beneath the southern North Sea that connected Great Britain to continental Europe during and after the last glacial period? Doggerland
Who was known as the "first citizen of the USA"? Benjamin Franklin
What was the first genus of dinosaur to be discovered and named? Megalosaurus
Killing 118 people throughout the film, the character John Preston has killed more people in one film than anyone else in cinema history; in which film of 2002 did he achieve this feat? Equilibrium
After a topping off ceremony in June 2007, the Comcast Centre officially became the tallest building in which American city? Philadelphia
Signed in 1581, the Oath of Abjuration was the formal declaration of independence of the northern Low Countries from which other country? Spain
Which Roman author wrote the novel 'The Satyricon'? Petronius
Lying in Croatia, Slovenia and Italy, between the Gulf of Trieste and the Bay of Kvarner, what is the name of the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea? Istria
If a carnivore is an animal that eats meat and a herbivore is an animal that eats plants then what name is given to a creature that eats only grass? Graminivore
Which large flightless bird, of the genus Pinguinus, was hunted to extinction in 1844? Great Auk
The Moche was an ancient civilisation that existed in which modern-day country? Peru
Mir Castle and Niasviž Castle are both UNESCO World Heritage Sites in which European country? Belarus
In the New Testament, who was chosen as the twelfth apostle after the death of Judas Iscariot? Matthias
In which castle was Edward II killed? Berkeley Castle
In terms of area, which is the smallest of the former Soviet Republics? Armenia
Which land mammal has the most teeth? Opossum
On New Years Eve in 2003, the actress and singer Natalie Imbruglia married Daniel Johns, the lead singer of which Australian rock group whose albums include 'Frogstomp' and 'Neon Ballroom'? Silverchair
During which war was an aeroplane first used to drop bombs? First Balkan War
Who was the Conservative MP for Eastbourne who was assassinated by the IRA in 1990? Ian Gow
Adrian Lyne's 2002 film 'Unfaithful' was a remake of which French film of 1968 directed by Claude Chabrol? La Femme Infidele
Who was the Egyptian Pharaoh at the time the Sphinx at Giza was erected? Khafre
'The Great Charlemagne, My Father' is the title of the national anthem of which country? Andorra
Which German weekly news magazine was founded in 1947 by John Seymour Chaloner, a British army officer, and Rudolf Augstein, a former Wehrmacht radio operator? Der Spiegel
In which year was the Six-Day War between Israel and three Arab countries? 1967
What is the name of the narrow sea passages between the Sinai and Arabian peninsulas which separate the Gulf of Aqaba from the Red Sea proper? Straits of Tiran
Which man headed the first government in German Austria and the First Austrian Republic in 1918/19, and then was the first President of the Second Republic post WW2? Karl Renner
Who was President of France from 1995 to 2007? Jacques Chirac
Famously eaten at his 'last meal' by Francois Mitterand, which European passerine bird (Emberiza hortulana) now protected under French law, having once been considered a delicacy? Ortolan Bunting
What is the surname of the Polish twins Jarosław and Lech, once President and Prime Minister of the country - Lech was killed in a plane crash in 2010? Kaczyński
Who directed and co-wrote the 1950 film "Sunset Boulevard"? Billy Wilder
Which actress, born 1933, starred in such popular successes as The Man with the Golden Arm (1955), Pal Joey (1957) and Vertigo (1958)? Kim Novak
Which gangster was stabbed to death by Lana Turner's daughter, Cheryl Crane after an abusive relationship with Turner? Johnny Stompanato
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