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Which Timurid ruler (1394-1449) was a tenacious astronomer and catalogued over 1000 stars? Ulugh Beg
Which red supergiant, one of the largest observable stars, is the second-largest in the constellation of Orion? Betelgeuse
What type of food is a 'Maid of Honour'? Lemon and Almond Tart
In myth, who was the fastest mortal, but lost a foot race after dropping golden apples? Atalanta
Who are the hero and heroine of The Bartered Bride, by Smetana? Marenka and Janik
Who composed "The Girl Of The Golden West"? Puccini
Who composed opera "The Coronation of Poppea"? Monteverdi
Whose 2009 UK No. 1 single was "Sexy Chick"? David Guetta
Who had a 2009 UK Number 1 with "Boys and Girls"? Pixie Lott
Who had a 1996 hit with "What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted"? Robson & Jerome
Who founded the Salvation Army? William and Catherine Booth
What was Elvis Presley's first UK Number 1 single? All Shook Up
What was Elvis Presley's first US Number 1 single? Heartbreak Hotel
Yehudi Menuhin was a virtuoso on which instrument? Violin
Actress Sachi Parker is the daughter of which actress - Sachi wrote a controversial book about her mother, which the latter described as 'virtually all fiction'? Shirley MacLaine
Which Dylan Thomas poem, originally published in the journal Botteghe Oscure in 1951, is an example of the 19-line vilanelle form? "Do not go gentle into that good night"
Which nineteen-line poetic form consists of five tercets followed by a quatrain? Vilanelle
Which US poet was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1954 for his book, The Waking, and won the annual National Book Award for Poetry twice, in 1959 for "Words for the Wind" and posthumously in 1965 for "The Far Field"? Theodore Roethke
Who wrote the semi-autobiographical novel "The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge"? Rainer Maria Rilke
Slabsides and Woodchuck Lodge are both properties in New York State associated with which which US writer and naturalist of the 19th and early 20th centuries? John Burroughs
Which Pacific nation doesn't have a capital? Nauru
Based on issue of charter, what is the UK's oldest city? Ripon
What is the administrative HQ of Yorkshire's East Riding? Beverley
In which store, in 1898, was Britain's first escalator installed? Harrod's
What is the first term after Christmas called at Oxford University? Hilary Term
In which town or city is the main office of the UK Patent Office? Newport
In which county is the source of the River Thames? Gloucestershire
Rhodes scholars are accepted to which English university? Oxford
In which county is Piltdown, where the famous 'man' - a hoax - was allegedly 'discovered'? East Sussex
In which English city would you find Kirkstall Abbey and Temple Newsham? Leeds
In which sea is the Gulf of Genoa? Ligurian
In which English county is Powderham Castle? Devon
In Roman times, which UK town was the 'Spa Of The Goddess Of The Grove'? Buxton
Give a year in the life of Pythagoras. 570-495BC
Who was the Ancient Egyptian Goddess of wisdom, knowledge, and writing, as well as architecture, astronomy, astrology, building, mathematics, and surveying? Seshat
What was the Egyptian concept of 'isfet'? Chaos
Who founded the Stoic school of Hellenistic Philosophy? Zeno of Citium
The concept 'asha' is of central importance to which religion and theology? Zoroastrianism
What is the ancient Egyptian principle of truth, justice and regularity in the universe, depicted as a Goddess? Ma'at
What is the Islamic term for the 'last judgement'? Qiyamah
An acronym of the first Hebrew letter of each of the Masoretic Text's three traditional subdivisions, what is another name for the Hebrew Bible? Tanakh
Meaning "prophets", what is the second main division of the Hebrew Bible? Nevi'im
Meaning "writings" what is the third and final section of the Hebrew Bible? Ketuvim
Meaning 'hand' in Hebrew, what name is given to the pointers used to allow orthodox Jews to read a part of the Torah, or refer to it, without touching the sacred scroll? Yad
How many books are there in the Old Testament? 39
How many books are there in the Hebrew Bible? 24
There are 613 mitzvot in the Judaic Torah - what are mitzvoth? Commandments
In which century was the Jewish exile to Babylon? 6th BC (586-538BCE)
Meaning 'common dialect' which form of Greek was widely spoken and written during Hellenistic and Roman antiquity and the early Byzantine era, or Late Antiquity, and was the lingua franca of much of the Mediterranean at this time? Koine Greek
How many books are there in the New Testament? 27
How are the Biblical books Ephesians, Colossians, Philippians, and Philemon collectively known, from the place they were written? Prison Epistles
How are the New Testament books the First Epistle to Timothy (1 Timothy) the Second Epistle to Timothy (2 Timothy), and the Epistle to Titus collectively known, because of the people to whom they were addressed? Pastoral Epistles
Irenaeus (early 2nd century – died c. AD 202) was an early Christian theologian and bishop of which city? Lyon (then Lugdunum)
Which early church father and bishop's (c. 296–298 – 2 May 373) 39th Festal Letter, written in 367, is widely regarded as a milestone in the evolution of the canon of New Testament books? Athanasius of Alexandria
Which fantastical animal symbol traditionally depicts the gospel writer Mark? Winged lion
Which animal is usually used to depict the gospel writer John? Eagle
A sometimes-winged version of which animal is used in tradition to depict the gospel writer Luke? Ox
Other than his eponymous gospel, Luke is also held to be the author of which New Testament book? Acts
In which decade were the Dead Sea Scrolls discovered? 1940s (1947)
Which is the only book of the Hebrew Bible that was not one of the works in the Dead Sea Scrolls? Esther
The Hall of Two Truths was a fundamental component of which people's beliefs of the afterlife? Ancient Egyptians (it is where souls were judged)
In 1884 which funeral practice became legal in the UK? Cremation
Who (c10-70AD) invented the 'windwheel', and wrote a work called Pneumatica? Hero of Alexandria
What are the five elements of the Chinese concept Wu Xing? Wood, Fire, Water, Earth, Metal
n Ancient Egyptian belief, Anubis weighed an individual's heart against what to determine its purity (or otherwise)? The feather of Ma'at, the goddess of truth
In Egyptian belief, if the heart of a deceased person was judged impure, which goddess - the "Devourer of The Dead" would eat it, and thus extinguish that person's soul? Ammit
Translating as "martial arts", which sport was developed in China after 1949, in an effort to standardize the practice of traditional Chinese martial arts? Wushu
What regular event was first held in 776BC, and continues, in a much-modified form, today? Olympic Games
Which term for an ancient art was first coined by Saul Bloom at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago? Belly dancing
In which religion is individual judgment at death is by the Bridge of Judgment, which each human must cross? Zoroastrianism
Which then-important city in Judah was laid siege and then conquered by Assyrians in 701BC - the event is mentioned by several sources in the Hebrew Bible? Lachish
Which Pope, for whom the Gregorian calendar was named, dictated the need for a change from the Julian calendar? Gregory XIII (13th)
Which calendar - in legend - dates back to 2637BC, but is definitely still used today? Chinese
In 1965, who was the first American to walk in space? Ed White
Robert Whitehead's 'Minenschiff' was an early example of what weapon? Torpedo
What do the P & O stand for in the name of the famous shipping line? Peninsula and Oriental
Which German heavy cruiser accompanied the Bismarck on its final voyage? Prince Eugen
Give a year in the life of Francis Bacon (the philosopher and Lord Chancellor of England). 1561-1626
What type of creature is a wapiti? Elk (cervidae/deer)
What type of particles are WIMPs? Weakly Interacting Massive Particles
Which (1906-64) English author was best known for his sequence of Arthurian novels, The Once and Future King? TH White
Give a year in the life of Robert Burns. 1759-96
Give a year in the life of author Henry Fielding. 1704-54
Which French painter died of a gangrenous leg on 30th April 1883? Édouard Manet
Who wrote the 'Gormenghast' novels? Mervyn Peake
Who wrote "The Princess Casamassima"? Henry James
Which author wrote the work of social commentary "What Is To Be Done?" (sometimes translated as What Then Must We Do?) in 1889? Leo Tolstoy
Which poet called the 1930s a 'low, dishonest decade'? WH Auden
Who set a men's discus world record in 1986, as of 2017, the longest standing record in track and field? Jurgen Schult
Who set the men's world high jump record at 2.45m in 1993? Javier Sotomayor
The 'Luxury', 'Degradation' and 'Inflatables' serieses were all notable works by which artist? Jeff Koons
Which sculptor made the work "Paternoster" for London's Paternoster Square? Elisabeth Frink
Who played Maurice Moss in the TV comedy "The IT Crowd"? Richard Ayoade
Which poet laureate wrote the play "Epsom Wells" (1672)? Thomas Shadwell
Give a year in the life of the first Poet Laureate, John Dryden? 1631-1700
How was the first Marchioness of Pembroke (1504-36) better known? Anne Boleyn
Who was Time magazine's "person of the 20th century"? Einstein
Which bird is coturnix coturnix? Common quail
Who succeeded the assassinated James Garfield as US President? Chester A Arthur
What is Britain's longest river? Severn
In which US state is the Canyonlands National Park? Utah
What name is given to the small humanoid and animal figurines made during the late Jōmon period (14,000–400 BC) of prehistoric Japan? Dogu
'Epipalaeolithic' is sometimes used synonymously with which term, first used in 1866 by Hodder Westrop? Mesolithic
What is the name of the Babylonian creation myth? Enuma Elish
Which Aztec God was the national God of the Aztecs, God of the capital Tenochtitlan, and God of both war and human sacrifice? Huitzilopochtli
Which pre-Socratic philosopher was known as "The Weeping Philosopher"? Heraclitus
Çatalhöyük lies SE of which Turkish city of 1.1 million people? Konya
Lautering is a stage in the production of what? Beer (in brewing it is the separation of the wort and grain)
Which ancient, prehistoric civilisation's name means 'cord marks', taken from the way they made pottery without wheels? Jomon (Japan)
Used in Anatolia around 12,000BC, of what volcanic substance, a naturally occurring volcanic glass formed as an extrusive igneous rock, was what may be the first 'money' made? Obsidian
What name is given to a dome structure where circles interesct to form triangular elements on a lattice, spreading stress across the structure and thus stabilising it? Geodesic Dome
What is the largest city in Moravia? Brno
Which Epipalaeolithic culture of the Levant, existing 13,000 to 9,800 B.C is notable for being sedentary (or semi-sedentary) before the development of true agriculture? Natufian
Which wild ancestor of cattle became extinct in 1627? Aurochs
A symbolic engraving on rock, some examples of which predate formal language, are known by what general name from the Greek 'carved stone'? Petroglyph
What name was given to tree-nymphs in Greek myth, from the Greek for 'oak'? Dryad
Both the oldest known zoomorphic (animal-shaped) sculpture in the world, and the oldest known uncontested example of figurative art yet discovered, the statue '...of Hohlenstein Stadel' is a composite of which 2 animals? Lion and man ('The Lion Man Of Hohlenstein Stadel')
Where do Tungusic peoples live? (Eastern) Siberia
Which period of human history began around 10,000BC and ended - depending on location - between 4500 and 2000BC? Neolithic
Stuttgart stands on which river? Neckar
Described and named by Otto Schoetensack, which extinct human species is believed to very likely have been a direct ancestor of both Homo sapiens and Neanderthals? Homo Heidelbergensis
Which Indian sadhus practices include dwelling in charnel grounds, practicing endocannibalism on bodies from the Ganges, and medidation in haunted houses? Aghori
Which geological epoch preceded the Holocene? Pleistocene
Which extinct human species, dating from 800,000 to 1.2 million years ago, discovered by Eudald Carbonell, Juan Luis Arsuaga and J. M. Bermúdez de Castro, is one of Europe's earliest hominids? Homo antecessor
The Wedjat, an eye symbol, was associated in later Egyptian myth which God? Horus
The Levallois technique, used by proto-humans to produce sharpened flints, is named after a suburb of which city? Paris
Which US philosopher co-founded the Great Books of the Western World programme and strove for a popular audience with his books? Mortimer Adler
In language, what name is given to a word that has the same origin, or that is related in some way, to a word in another language? Cognate
What is called jahez in Arabic, çeyiz in Turkisha and dot in French? Dowry
In myth, who is Achilles' father? Peleus
In The Odyssey, who is the happy ruler of the Phaiacians in the island of Scheria? Alcinous
Which script was used for writing Mycenaean Greek? Linear B
Quentin Matsys helped found which school of painting named for a European city? Antwerp School
Which 1509 essay by Erasmus, published in 1511, became one of the most influential Renaissance texts? In Praise of Folly
What was Erasmus's forename? Desiderius
In which Empire did coffeehouses first appear in world history? Ottoman
After the death of Sikhism's final guru, Guru Gobind Singh, who or what became the only and ultimate guru of Sikhism? The Granth Sahib - the holy book of Sikhism
What does the Punjabi word 'Sikh' mean? Student, disciple or learner
Give a year in the life of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak. 1469-1539
Who wrote the 1486 'Oration On The Dignity Of Man' - sometimes dubbed the "Manifesto of the Renaissance"? Pico della Mirandola
Which is the world's second largest lake? Lake Superior
Which gulf is the largest on the southern Australian coast? Great Australian Bight
Who owned and lived at Sutton Place, Surrey from 1959 to his death in 1976? J. Paul Getty
Which famous art historian and MP built Strawberry Hill House from 1749 onwards? Horace Walpole
Who was the real-life inspiration behind 'Citizen Kane'? William Randolph Hearst
What is Macedonia's currency? Denar
Highgrove and Gatcombe are both in which English county? Gloucestershire
The Welland Canal allows ships to bypass which impassable natural feature? Niagara Falls
Who assumed command of the world's first circumnavigation voyage when Magellan was killed in the Philippines? Elcano
The Lena flows into which marginal sea on the Arctic Ocean? Laptev
Which two lakes are connected by the Welland Canal? Erie and Ontario
Who discovered Newfoundland and Nova Scotia for Europe? John Cabot
Which three ships did Columbus use in his famous voyage of 1492? Santa Maria, Nina, Pinta
Which trade union was formed in 1982 with the merger of the Amalgamated Society of Boilermakers, Shipwrights, Blacksmiths and Structural Workers and the General and Municipal Workers' Union? GMB
Which female American rapper, dancer, and record producer had a top 10 hit in 2002 with the song “Work It”? Missy Elliott
Which group had a 1970 UK number 2 hit with the song “Let’s Work Together”? Canned Heat
In the Periodic table which group comprises the fifteen metallic chemical elements with atomic numbers 57 through 71? Lanthanides
What name is given to a group of six chemical elements in column 2 of the Periodic table including Beryllium, Magnesium, Calcium, Strontium, Barium, and Radium? Alkaline Earth Metals
Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Terminator-X and Professor Griff were all founder members of which hip-hop group formed in Long Island, New York in 1986? Public Enemy
Which Dutch artist painted “James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch” in 1675, “William III Landing at Brixham, Torbay, 5 November 1688” and “The Battle of the Boyne”? Jan Wyck
What was Estonia's currency prior to adopting the Euro? Kroon
Crete, Corinth and Sparta were populated in ancient times by which of the four Ancient Greek ethnic groups? Dorians
Which Egyptian goddess had the head of a cat? Bastet
What is the nickname of the drug 'cocktail' that is thought to have killed River Phoenix? Speedball
In the neurological system, a gap between two neurons has what name? Synapse
What class of compound are serotonin, noradrenaline and acetylcholine, defined as compounds and functional groups that contain a basic nitrogen atom with a lone pair? Amines
Which Class A drug, ,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, has been found to be useful in treating PTSD? Ecstasy
In 'Pride & Prejudice', what is Mr Darcy's first name? Fitzwilliam
In 'Pride & Prejudice', what is Mr Darcy's residence called? Pemberley
n which US state is Emory University? Georgia
Launched in 1964, what was the name of Britain's first space rocket? Blue Streak
Which gulf lies between South China and Vietnam? Tongking Gulf
Which gulf lies between Saudi Arabia and the Sinai? Gulf of Arabia
Carrantuohill, Ireland's highest point, lies in which county? Kerry
What state or territory is Canada's highest mountain, Mount Logan, in? Yukon
On which river is Evesham? Avon
In both 1529 and 1673 the Ottomans, ultimately unsuccessfully, besieged which city Vienna
Which Turko-Mongol ruler, reigning 1370-1405, ruled a large area of West, South and Central Asia, and was the great-great-great grandfather of the founder of the Mughal Dynasty, Babur? Timur (Tamerlane, historically)
At which 1260 battle, near Nazareth, did Mamluk Muslims defeat Mongols? Battle of Ain Jalut
How is the Sea Eagle, found in the UK, more correctly known? White-tailed Eagle
What does the 'U' stand for in UPVC? Unplasticised
Which bird has the thickest skull in relation to its size? Woodpecker
What is stored in a humidor? Cigars
Which company made the famous 'Cross Your Heart' bra? Playtex
Who makes US transport plane the C5 Galaxy? Lockheed
Which former car company made armoured vehicles for the army until 2004, although their last car was made in the 1960s? Alvis
Which famous Brit, born 7th March 1944 in Windsor, has the middle names 'Twistleton Wykeham'? Ranulph Fiennes
What name was given to a 17th century chair with shafts that was borne by two servants? Sedan Chair
In the 1930s which company made a car model called the Ruby? Austin
A cental is a unit of weight equivalent to how many lb? One hundred
The Monserrate and Guadulupe mountains dominate the eastern border of which city? Bogota
Reigning twice, in 1808, and then 1813-33, under which monarch did Spain lose most of its American possessions? Ferdinand VII
Which figurative artist and sculptor, born Medellin in 1932, is famed for depicting people and figures in large, exaggerated volume, which can represent political criticism or humor, depending on the piece? Fernando Botero
As of 2017, who are the only two US vice-presidents to have served under two different Presidents? George Clinton (Jefferson, Madison); John C. Calhoun (Quincy Adams, Jackson)
Nadezhda von Meck supported which composer financially for 13 years, allowing him to go professional? Tchaikovsky
Which French politician was the founder of mutualist philosophy and the first person to declare himself an anarchist - the title of a book of his entitled "War and Peace" was later borrowed by Tolstoy, who had met him? Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
Which author married Sophia Behrs in 1862? Leo Tolstoy
From which country did Panama win its independence in 1903? Colombia
Which opera of 1884 by Tchaikovasky is a blood-thirsty tale of crazy love, abduction, political persecution, execution, and vengeful murder with action that takes place in Ukraine at the beginning of the 18th century? Mazeppa
The Belgian soprano Désirée Artôt was briefly engaged to which composer, the "only woman he ever loved"? Tchaikovsky
What is Louisiana's capital? Baton Rouge
What is Iowa's capital? Des Moines
What is Illinois' capital? Springfield
What is both Portugal, and Europe's, most south-westerly mainland point? Cape St Vincent
What name is given to Greenland's southern tip? Cape Farewell
n which Canadian province is the Bay of Fundy? Nova Scotia
The Gulf of Lions is off the SW coast of which country? France
What is Australia's longest river? Murray-Darling
What is Canada's highest mountain? Mount Logan
In which mountain range is Mount Elbrus? Caucasus
Which 1071 battle saw the Seljuk Turks decisively defeat the Byzantine army, leading to the 'Turkification' of Anatolia? Battle of Manzikert
What nickname is given to the giant American transport plane, the C5, in operation since 1969? Galaxy
Which eagle is Britain's largest native bird of prey? White-tailed eagle (sea eagle)
Which British aircraft company made cars, buses and trucks after WW2 - it also won class victories at Le Mans in 1954 and the ill-fated 1955 race? Bristol
Which gas is produced when water is mixed with calcium chloride? Acetylene
In which city did a bombing take place at a labour demonstration on Tuesday May 4, 1886, at Haymarket Square? Chicago
In which month is Labor Day in the USA? September
Nitro-hydrochloric acid has what more traditional or old-fashioned name? Aqua Regia
What is sometimes called 'St Francis's Distemper'? A lack of money
What type of creature is a smew? A bird in the duck family
Which famous chemist was executed in the French Revolution, on 8th May 1794? Antoine Lavoisier
What is brontophobia the morbid fear of? Thunder
What name is given to one who studies caves? Speleologist
The Stirling Prize is awarded in which field? Architecture
To which family of plants does the burdock belong? Thistle (Asteraceae)
Which gulf lies between Newfoundland and Canada? Gulf of St Lawrence
The yellowhammer belongs to which bird family? Bunting (Emberizidae)
Why was the colour of the Penny Black stamp eventually changed to red? To make it easier to distinguish cancellation marks
In economics, what term describes a situation where there is one buyer but many suppliers? Monopsony
Which animal disease, caused by a virus in the orthopoxvirus family, helped develop the smallpox vaccination? Cowpox
As of 2017, what is the minimum legal depth on a car tyre's tread in the UK? 1.6mm
Which man's picture was on the last English £1 note? Sir Isaac Newton
'Stretcher bond' & 'English Bond' are used in which profession? Bricklaying
On a QWERTY keyboard, on what number is the '%' sign? Five
The word 'farrow' usually described which animal giving birth to a litter? Pig
What was the name of the former British minesweeper converted into a research vessel for Jacques Cousteau in 1951? Calypos
What function is served by thole pins on a boat? Hold oars in position
What is a plant's male reproductive organ called? Stamen
Betty Jackson (b 1949) is a famous name in which field? Fashion design
What is the correct scientific name for small liquid particles suspended in a gas? Aerosol
In chemistry, what name is given to the process where a substance collects on another's surface without being absorbed by it? Adsorption
Which type of chemical process involves no gain or loss of heat? Adiabatic
hat do an acid and a base combine to form? A salt
To the nearest whole number, what is absolute zero in Fahrenheit? -460F (-459.67F)
How is the plant 'Impatiens Sultanii' better known? Busy Lizzie
How is the plant 'Ilex' better known? Holly
How is 'Helianthus' better known? Sunflower
What birthsign is someone born on Midsummer's Day? Cancer
What does WAP, a technical standard for accessing information over a mobile wireless network, stand for? Wireless Application Protocol
Who invented the first approved marine chronometer? Harrison
Which shrub is commonly called the 'Butterfly Bush'? Buddleia
What does SIM, as in SIM card, stand for? Subscriber Identity Module
How were the company 'Green Flag' known prior to 1995? National Breakdown
What name is given to the study of the effects of radiation on living things? Actinobiology
How is the plant Malva arborea better known? Tree Mallow
How is E300, L-Ascorbic Acid, better known? Vitamin C
Prosecco wines are traditionally made from which grapes? Glera
Although also a violinist and trumpeter, Ornette Coleman is most associated with which instrument? (Alto) Saxophone
What type of wine is sometimes called Crémant ("creamy" in French)? Sparkling
In Arthurian legend, who is the daughter of King Leodegrance of Cameliard? Guinevere
In Arthurian legend, King Ban of Benwick was the father of which Knight of the Round Table? Lancelot
Which Himalayan fruit is also called the wolfberry? Goji Berry
Which band, formed in 1967, were named after a house in Muswell Hill? Fairport Convention
Whose symphony number five is called the 'Reformation' symphony? Felix Mendelssohn
Who wrote the words to 'Amazing Grace'? John Newton
Who is Rufus Wainwright's singer father? Loudon Wainwright (III)
The story of Samson appears in which Biblical book? Judges
Which book of the Bible tells of the parting of the Red Sea? Exodus
What name is given to a bundle of herbs tied together and used in cooking? Bouquet Garni
Which Mozart opera premiered just 10 weeks before his death? The Magic Flute
Which Russian composer died on the same day as Stalin in 1953? Prokofiev
What is the British name for what the French call 'Boudin Noir'? Black Pudding
Which commentaries, consisting of 63 tractates, and edited in the 5th/6th centuries, are central to Jewish teaching? Talmud
Which entertainer's real name is Barry Alan Pinkus? Barry Manilow
In the Old Testament, three friends comforted Job - name any two. Eliphaz, Bildad, Zophar
In Greek myth, who, at Zeus' request, created Pandora, the first woman on Earth? Hephaestus
In myth, which creatures interrupted a wedding feast to abduct Greek women, an event memorably depicted on the Parthenon frieze? Centaurs
King David committed adultery with whose wife in the Bible? Uriah the Hittite
In Greek myth, who was the Muses' father? Zeus
Which Jewish author (1135-1202) wrote 'Mishneh Torah' and 'A Guide For The Perplexed'? Moses Maimonides
Which 1975 Willie Nelson song, written by Fred Rose, was the last known song that Elvis Presley sang (at the piano in the rest area of his Racquetball Court located to the rear of Graceland)? Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
In Norse myth, what is the abode of the gods? Asgard
Who was the mother of Rufus Wainwright? Kate McGarrigle
Who had a 1970s UK hit with "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep"? Middle of the Road
Which Italian porridge of boiled cornmeal, takes its name from the Latin for "fine flour"? Polenta
The Maipo Valley is a wine-producing area in which country? Chile
In the Bible, who was thrown out of a window and eaten by dogs? Jezebel
Who was the 'M' in the "A&M" music label? Jerry Moss
Who was the 'A' in the "A&M" music label? Herb Alpert
Susanna and Dr Bartolo are characters in which opera? The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart)
At what age may a cardinal no longer vote for a Pope? 80
Give a year in the life of the cook, Mrs Beeton. 1837-65
Who sung the theme tune to Bond film "Quantum of Solace"? Alicia Keys and Jack White
"If I Loved You" is a song from which musical? Carousel
Give a year in the life of Schubert. 1797-1828
What was the mysterious nickname of Von Walsegg, the man who commissioned Mozart's Requiem Mass? The Stranger in Grey
Who became conductor and music director of the Hallé Orchestra in 1999, a post he still held in 2017? Mark Elder
Which pupil of Mozart's completed his Requiem Mass? Sussmayr
Also called 'countertenor', what is the highest male singing voice? Alto
In music, what is equivalent to two quavers? A crotchet
Which position is held by the spiritual leader of the Orthodox church? Patriarch of Constantinople
Which 6th Century Byzantine Emperor re-conquered Italy, briefly reuniting the East and West 'Roman' Empires? Justinian I
Which explorer died alongside Mallory trying to climb Everest in 1924? Andrew Irvine
Occurring on June 17, 1775, which battle of the US War of Independence saw the Britsih take the Charlestown peninsula, despite sustaining such heavy losses that it was almost a Pyrrhic victory? Battle of Bunker Hill
Which were the first battles in the US War of Independence, occurring on April 19, 1775? Battles of Lexington and Concord
Which political party ruled Spain under Franco? Falangists
Who commanded the British troops from 1900 onwards during the Second Boer War? Herbert Kitchener
The drinking of what was briefly banned in the USA in 1775? Tea
Which US general famously replied 'Nuts!' to a German request to surrender? Anthony McAuliffe (at Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge)
Which British general famously recited Gray's elegy before a 1759 battle? Wolfe (before the Battle of the Plains of Abraham)
What nationality is Mary Donaldson, who married into the Danish royal family in 2004? Australian
Margaret Beaufort was the mother of which English monarch? Henry VII
In which year did George Washington become the first US President? 1789
At which 1801 battle did Nelson famously ignore Hyde Parker's command to retire? Copenhagen
Now a name used for mainly religious buildings, what name was given to Roman public halls? Basilicas
Who was the first woman to be elected as a President in Europe? Finnbogadottir
Who was the first female President to take office in the world? Eva Peron
Which US general commanded the troops that won the Battle of the Bulge? Patton
The Continuous Service Act of 1853 ended which notorious practice? Press gangs
The Treaty of Aix-La-Chapelle ended which conflict? War of The Austrian Succession
On the death of Theodosius the Great in 395, the Roman Empire was divided (and never reformed) into western and eastern portions. Which son of Theodosius was made Emperor in the East? Arcadius
Under the reign of which Western Roman Emperor (393-423), a son of Theodosius I, was Rome was sacked for the first time in 800 years? Honorius
Who was Pope of the Catholic Church from October 366 to his death in 384, and commissioned the Vulgate Bible? Damasus I
The Pope from December 384 to his death in 399, according to some sources, who was the first man to style himself as 'Pope'? Siricius
What was the capital city of the Western Roman Empire from 402 until that empire collapsed in 476, and then served as the capital of the Kingdom of the Ostrogoths until it was re-conquered in 540 by the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire? Ravenna
At which battle of June/July 552, did forces of the Byzantine Empire under Narses break the power of the Ostrogoths in Italy, paving the way for a temporary Byzantine reconquest of the Italian Peninsula? Ostrogothic King Totila was mortally wounded here. Battle of Taginae
What name was given, collectively to the writings that Emperor Justinian I anathematized in 544, in hope of encouraging the Orthodox to accept the decisions of the Council of Chalcedon, and bring religious harmony to the Byzantine Empire? The Three Chapters
In 1434, the first university in Sicily was founded in this city, the seventh largest metropolitan area in Italy. Which city, on Sicily's east coast? Catania
The football team Santiago Wanderers compete in which Chilean city? Valparaiso
Pope from 29 March 537 to his death in 555 and considered the first pope of the Byzantine Papacy, who lost a battle for authority with Justinian over The Three Chapters controversy? Vigilius
Who was Edward II's queen, and her lover, who helped overthrow Edward? Isabella and Roger Mortimer
What relation was John of Gaunt to Richard II of England? Uncle
What was Harold MacMillan's actual first given name? Maurice
Which two men signed the Nazi-Soviet non-aggression pact? Molotov and Von Ribbentrop
Among other achievements, who was Britain's first female mayor and magistrate? Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
The River Bug forms part of which two national borders? Poland-Ukraine, Poland-Belarus
Which military operation saw the USSR liberate both Belarus and Lithuania from Nazi rule? Operation Bagration
What did the Ancient Greeks call a city-state? Polis
Who won the Lelantine war in the early Archaic period, between c. 710 and 650 BC? Chalcis
Which veteran was anchor of the CBS Evening News for 24 years, from March 9, 1981, to March 9, 2005? Dan Rather
Who had a 1950 UK number 1 with "Don't let The Stars Get In Your Eyes"? Perry Como
Who sang "Only Sixteen" in 1959 and got a UK number 1? Craig Douglas
Which Emmerdale spin-off band had a UK hit with "Hillbilly Rock Hillbilly Roll"? The Woolpackers
What was the papal name of the Pope between 2005 and 2013? Benedict XVI
Blackfriars come from which monastic order? Dominicans
John Thomas founded which religious group in 1848? Christadelphians
Which composer married Alma Schindler in 1902? Gustav Mahler
Which island was home to Odysseus in Greek myth? Ithaca
In Norse myth, Yggdrasil was what type/species of tree? Ash
Verdi's Requiem (Messa de Requiem) of 1874 was in honour of which novelist? Manzoni
Egyptian Goddess Sekhmet has the head of which animal? Lion(ess)
Which musical instrument is also called a 'woodpile'? Xylophone
What is the Salvation Army's magazine called? War Cry
Fernando and Gugliemo feature in which opera? Cosi Fan Tutte
Who was Cain's firstborn son in the Bible? Enoch
Which 1960s chef was nicknamed 'The Galloping Gourmet'? Robert Kerr
Leander swam the Hellespont nightly to visit which lover in Greek myth? Hero
How many fluid ounces are there in one pint? Twenty
The Ardeidae family comprises which birds? Herons
What is UN Organisation acronym ICAO short for? International Civil Aviation Organisation
What destroyed the Queen Elizabeth ship ('QE1')? Arson attack in Hong Kong harbour/fire
Who became Governor-General of Australia in March 2014? Peter Cosgrove
On which island is Hong Kong International Airport? Chep Lap Kok
To which vegetable family does the chervil belong? Carrot (Apiaceae)
What does PAL stand for in TV systems? Phase Alteration Line
What Italian name is given to a class of siliceous materials which, in themselves, possess little or no cementitious value but which will, in the presence of water, react chemically with calcium hydroxide to form compounds with cementitious properties? Pozzolans
St Andrew is the patron saint of several countries - which is the largest in area? Russia
What is the name of Bilbo Baggins home in The Hobbit? Bag End
Which is the lowest of Earth's atmospheric layers? Troposphere
Which atmospheric layer lies directly above the thermosphere? Exosphere
Whose 1563 painting "Wedding at Cana" is the largest painting in the Louvre? Paolo Veronese
Zeus transformed the nymph Io into which creature in myth? White heifer
How does 'Bhagavad Gita' translate from Sanskrit? Song of the Lord
The burning of Edinburgh in 1544 was the first major act in which historical process, named because England wanted a marriage alliance with Mary, Queen of Scots? The Rough Wooing
Edward VI's first protector, Edward Seymour, was Duke of where? Somerset
In which year was Oxfam founded? 1942
Which historical radicals were led by John Liburne? Levellers
Which architect designed Apsley House (Number One, London)? Robert Adam
Which king of Persia was defeated by Alexander The Great, before being killed by the strap Bessus? Darius III
Where did James IV of Scotland die? Flodden
Which motorway connects London and Oxford? M40
What is the name given to the point on the horizon above which a celestial body lies? Azimuth
Which king built the great fortress at Masada, later scene of mass Jewish suicide? Herod the Great
Which architect of Djoser in Ancient Egypt was later deified? Imhotep
Which butterfly (Aglais Urticae) has blue dots on its lead edge? Small Tortoiseshell
The FDA approved which type of medical therapy for the first time in 1990? Gene therapy
How is the bulb of a crocus more correctly known? Corm
The Sussex and Clamber are both examples of what larger type of domestic dog? Spaniels
In which year was Concorde's first scheduled flight? 1975
In which organ of the body is the Canal of Schlemm? Eye
Bramblings belong to which bird family? Fringillidae/finches
What colour dye is obtained from madder plant roots? Red
Quokkas and bilbies belong to which infraclass of mammals? Marsupials
'Genial' is an adjective that applies to which part of the body? Chin
Paktong is an alloy of which two main metals? Copper and nickel
Which aid to farming is Lucien B Smith commonly called the inventor of, as he established a patent in 1874? Barbed wire
How many are, accurately, in a 'myriad'? 10,000
Which Hungarian-American pioneered game theory by publishing a paper on it in 1928? Von Neumann
What is May's birthstone? Emerald
Which 1979 song begins with the lyric "Sup Up Your Beer And Collect Your Fags"? Eton Rifles
The 'Okie Noodling' Tournament, held in Oklahoma, is perhaps the best known 'noodling' contest - an attempt to catch which animal with the bare hands, an activity largely confined to the Southern USA? Catfish
Cooper's Hill, the traditional British home of cheese rolling, is in which county? Gloucestershire
The Kambala races held annually in Karnataka, India, involve racing which animals? Buffalo
Manuel dos Reis Machado, commonly called Mestre Bimba (1899-1974) is perhaps the most famous practitioner of all time of which sport or game? Capoeira
Which combination sport or game originated as a concept in Enki Bilal'sgraphic novel "Froid Equateur"? Chess Boxing
Which method for calculating the relative skill levels of players in competitor-versus-competitor games such as chess is named after a Hungarian-born American physics professor who devised it? Elo Rating System (from Arpad Elo)
Which very exclusive sport was first played at the Tiger Tops Resort in Chitwan, Nepal, although animal rights protests have recently led to the cancellation of many games? Elephant Polo
What name is given to the lowland region in southern Nepal and north-western India that lies south of the outer foothills of the Himalayas, the Siwalik Hills, and north of the Indo-Gangetic Plain? Terai
The martial art of Eskrima is native to which country? Philippines
The third largest town or city in Fiji, what is the location of the nation's international airport? Nadi
Now Constitution Hill, in which Johannesburg prison were both Gandhi and Nelson Mandela once held? Old Fort
The South African football team the Kaizer Chiefs were founded by Kaizer Motaung, a former player for which all-black wearing team, with which they have their strongest rivalry? Orlando Pirates
Human Rights Day In South Africa, 21st March, commemorates the anniversary of which event of 1960? Sharpeville Massacre
Which city is named after the leader of the Boers (1798-1853)who was instrumental in the creation of the South African Republic? Pretoria (Andries Pretorius)
Which treaty was signed at Melrose House, Pretoria, on 31st May 1902? Treaty of Vereeniging
Which South African politician (1862-1919) was the first Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa—the forerunner of the modern South African state? Louis Botha
With two species, the common and giant, which antelopes belong to the genus Taurotragus? Eland
Which species is Oryx Gazella, native to the arid regions of Southern Africa, such as the Kalahari Desert, and depicted on the flag of Namibia? Gemsbok
Which complex in Pretoria form the official seat of the South African government and also house the offices of the president of South Africa? Union Buildings
Which mountain range and skifield in Otago in the South Island of New Zealand is located on the southeastern shore of Lake Wakatipu? Remarkables
What was the first name of the character Miss Jones, played by Frances de la Tour, in "Rising Damp"? Ruth
US author Tad Williams wrote an internationally best-selling fantasy trilogy from 1988-93. The trilogy as a whole is called "Memory, Sorrow and Thorn". In the novels, what are Memory, Sorrow and Thorn? Swords
Name the year; "Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev dies, first visit to Britain by a Pope in 450 years and a mother claims a dingo killed her baby"? 1982
Which element, at number 74 in the Periodic Table, takes its name from the Swedish for heavy stone? Tungsten
Published in 2017, twenty years after her debut "The God of Small Things", what was Arundhati Roy's second novel? The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
What name is given to a South Indian transgender person, assigned male at birth? They were recognised as a third gender by the Supreme Court in 2014. Hijra
Directed by Werner Herzog and starring Klaus Kinski as a 16th century conquistador, which 1972 film concludes with hundreds of monkeys on a raft? Aguirre, the Wrath of God
In the 2012 Ang Lee adaptation of "The Life of Pi", which Indian actor played Pi Patel for most of the film, his first major role aged 19? Suraj Sharma
On which racecourse is the Kentucky Derby run? Churchill Downs
Linda Thorson played the character Tara King in which TV show from 1968-9? The Avengers
Which Korean director's most widely known feature is "Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring" (2003), though he won the Un Certain Regard prize at 2011 Cannes Film Festival for "Arirang"? Kim Ki-Duk
Born in Chinatown, LA in 1905, she was the first actress of Chinese descent to achieve international fame. Who starred in "The Toll of The Sea"(1922), "The Thief of Baghdad" (1924) and "Shanghai Express" (1932)? Anna May Wong
Set in WW2 Italy, in which 2000 film masterpiece by Giuseppe Tornatore does the 12 year old boy Renato fall in love with a grown-up character played by Monica Bellucci? Malèna
Named in honour of a pioneering writer and artist, which awards, first held in 1988 after the discontinuation of the Kirby Awards, celebrate creative achievement in US comic books? Eisner Awards
In the 2008 film remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still, Klaatu was played by Keanu Reeves. Who played him in the original 1951 film? Michael Rennie
What does a cartophilist collect? Cigarette cards
Who wrote the words to the "Star Spangled Banner"? Francis Scott Key
In which British comic, published from 1956-93 would you have seen "Pop, Dick and Harry”, “The Numbskulls” and “Little Mo" The Beezer
What is the common name for the flower Dianthus caryophylus? Carnation
Who starred as Marlon Brando's mobster brother Charlie in On the Waterfront (1954), the title character Sol Nazerman in The Pawnbroker (1964) and Napoleon Bonaparte in Waterloo (1970)? Rod Steiger
Which man, the son of the 'father of Afghanistan', Ahmad Shah Durrani, moved his country's capital to Kabul in 1776? Timur Shah
Which city was the capital of Afghanistan prior to Kabul? Kandahar
Who was the third Mughal emperor, who reigned from 1556 to 1605 succeeding his father, Humayun, under a regent, Bairam Khan, who helped the young emperor expand and consolidate Mughal domains in India? Akbar
Who was the founder of the Barakzai dynasty and one of the prominent rulers of Afghanistan during the First Anglo-Afghan War - with the decline of the Durrani dynasty, he became Emir of Afghanistan from 1826 to 1839 and then from 1843 to 1863? Dost Mohammed Khan
Captain Sir Alexander Burnes, FRS (16 May 1805 – 2 November 1841), a British explorer and diplomat associated with The Great Game, was nicknamed after which city that he made contact with and explored? Bukhara/Bokhara (in Uzbekistan these days)
Which battle of 27 July 1880 was one of the principal battles of the Second Anglo-Afghan War, where the Afghans defeated a much smaller force consisting of two brigades of British and Indian troops under Brigadier-General George Burrows? Battle of Maiwand
What was the nickname of Abdur Rahman Khan, Emir of Afghanistan from 1880 to 1901, because his government was a military despotism resting upon officials subservient to an inflexible will and for his crushing of a number of rebellions by various tribes? The Iron Emir
Which area of Afghanistan, with a name meaning 'land of illumination' was formerly known as Kafiristan ("land of the infidels") until the inhabitants were converted from a form of ancient Hinduism to Islam in 1895? Nuristan
Which assistant surgeon in the British East India Company Army during the First Anglo-Afghan War was famous for reportedly being the only member of an army of 4,500 men & 12,000 accompanying civilians, to reach safety at the end of the retreat from Kabul? William Brydon
The Roll Call (purchased by Queen Victoria), The Defence of Rorke's Drift, and Scotland Forever!, showing the Scots Greys at the Battle of Waterloo are among the better known works of which female history painter (1846-1933)? Elizabeth Thompson
The Red River Rebellion is the name given to the events surrounding the actions of a provisional government established by Métis leader Louis Riel in 1869 at the Red River Settlement that led to the creation of which Canadian province? Manitoba
The Japanese steam liner, Komagatu Maru, that sailed from Hong Kong in 1914, carrying 376 passengers from the Punjab, was not allowed to land in which country and was forced to return to India? Canada
The only known nesting site of whooping cranes, which national park, located in northeastern Alberta and southern Northwest Territories, is the largest national park in Canada at 44,807 km²? Wood Buffalo National Park
What was the name of the Canadian First World War flying ace, officially credited with 72 victories, the highest number for a British Empire pilot? Billy Bishop
What was the name of the French munitions ship that exploded off the coast of Nova Scotia in December 1917, after colliding with the Belgian relief ship Imo, destroying most of the city of Halifax? Mont-Blanc
Located where the foothills of the Rocky Mountains begin to rise from the prairie near Fort McLeod in Alberta, which UNESCO World Heritage Site and museum of Native culture has, perhaps, the most unusual name of all World Heritage Sites? Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo-Jump
What name is given to the formal and ceremonial uniform of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police? Red Serge
What is the English name for the comedy festival Juste Pour Rire held each July in Montreal, the largest festival of its kind in the world? Just For Laughs
Which previously independent Dominion joined the Canadian Confederation in 1948 after a bitterly fought referendum that often descended into a slanging match between Protestants and Catholics? Newfoundland
Sharing its name with a Greek goddess, which body of water separates the Queen Charlotte Islands from the mainland of British Columbia in Canada? Hecate Strait
Which of the Five Pillars of Islam requires a Muslim to give alms? Zakat
Of what is tokophobia the fear? Childbirth
Of what is lalophobia the fear? Speaking
Helsinki is the largest city in Finland. What is the second largest? Espoo
Bratislava is the largest city in Slovakia. What is the second largest? Kosice
Tirana is the largest city in Albania. What is the second largest? Durres
What species of bird appears on the flag of Uganda? Red Crested Crane
Which mammal appears on the flag of Wyoming? American Bison (Buffalo)
For his role in which 1995 film did Nicholas Cage win an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Ben Sanderson? Leaving Las Vegas
For his role in which 1985 film did William Hurt win an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Luis Molina? Kiss of the Spider Woman
The full title of Henry Raeburn’s painting that is better known by the truncated title ‘The Skating Minister’ includes the name of the loch upon which The Reverend Robert Walker is shown to be skating. Which loch? Duddingston Loch
In painting, a remarque is the addition of a small personalized drawing or symbol near the signature of the artist and was first used by Whistler. What was Whistler’s remarque? A Butterfly
The crushing foot used by Terry Gilliam in the animated opening of ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’ was taken from a detail of the 1545 painting ‘Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time’ by which Florentine artist? Agnolo Bronzino
Théodore Géricault’s ‘Raft of the Medusa’ depicts the survivors of the French frigate Medusa, after it had been wrecked on the Bank of Arguin off the coast of which African country in 1816? Senegal
Which animal muses over the sleeping body of a woman below a moonlit night sky in Henri Rousseau’s ‘The Sleeping Gypsy’? A Lion
When released in 2004, which horror film, directed by Edgar Wright, described itself as a 'rom zom com' - standing for 'romantic zombie comedy'? Shaun of the Dead
Which short story, originally published in 1839, was adapted into two horror films of 1928? One of the films was directed by James Sibley Watson and Melville Webber and starred Webber, Herbert Stern and Hildegarde Watson Fall of The House of Usher
What was the surname of the title character in Roman Polanski’s 1968 film 'Rosemary’s Baby'? Woodhouse
What was the name of Captain Quint’s boat, upon which Quint, Martin Brody and Matt Hooper battle with the great white shark in the 1975 film 'Jaws'? Orca
Released in 2004, and starring Jennifer Tilly, what name was given to the fifth entry in the 'Child’s Play' series of films that follows on from the events of 'Bride of Chucky'? Seed of Chucky
In 1093 the Norman knight Robert Fitzhamon built a castle that laid the foundations for the growth of which city in the UK? Cardiff
Which Welsh artist (1876-1939) who worked in France for most of her career, painted mainly portraits of anonymous female sitters such as Young Woman in a Spotted Blue Dress, Girl Holding a Cat, and The Convalescent? Gwen John
Which influential Welsh landscape painter (1714-82), who worked in Britain and Italy, and was a founder member of the Royal Academy painted "The Garden of the Villa Madama, Rome" , and shares his name with a Scottish actor? Richard Wilson
Which Impressionist artist was married at Cardiff and painted "The Cliff at Penarth"? Alfred Sisley
Which architect designed the Senedd in Cardiff? Sir Richard Rogers
Which God of ancient Mesopotamia was patron deity of the city of Babylon? Marduk
The ancient site of Mari is located in which modern-day country? Syria
Pharaohs of the Old Kingdom in Egypt were associated with which God, the son of Osiris, prior to being superseded by the idea of the pharaoh as son of Ra after the 5th Dynasty? Horus
Djoser's famous Step pyramid, considered the earliest Egyptian pyramid, is located at which necropolis, the ancient burial ground for Memphis? Saqqara
Which society, established in 1870 and headquartered in Tampa, Florida, is an appendant body to Freemasonry, and is noted for its Orientalist, Middle Eastern themes? Shriners
Which French high-wire artist gained fame for his high-wire walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, on the morning of August 7, 1974? Philippe Petit
What is the more common name of "scrivener's palsy"? Writer's cramp
Which chemical element has the symbol 'Sr'? Strontium
Referenced in a rating system for fertilisers, what are the three most common elements used in fertilisers? Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium (NPK system)
What was the last steam locomotive to be built by British Railways, in 1960? Evening Star
Which coal-fired steam locomotive built in Darlington, England was completed in 2008 and was the first built in the UK since 1960? Tornado
Gamboge is a pigment of which colour? Yellow/orange or mustard yellow
What was the first British jet fighter and the Allies' only jet aircraft to achieve combat operations during the Second World War? Gloster Meteor
Which aircraft were used for the Dambusters raids? Avro Lancasters
Called the "father of rocket propulsion", which American (1882-1945) is credited with creating and building the world's first liquid-fuelled rocket? Robert H Goddard
The name of which nation is often used as a prefix to "canoe" to distinguish an open canoe from a kayak? Canada (Canadian canoe)
What name is given to the procedure by which a ship moves on a zig-zag course to make progress directly into the wind (upwind)? Beating
At which city, from which the Greeks took their word for 'book' is the alphabet in use today believed to have been developed? Byblos
Who wrote 1880 novel "The Irrational Knot"? George Bernard Shaw
Who wrote both the 1995 novel "Too Damn Famous" and the autobiographies "Past Imperfect: An Autobiography" (1978) and "Second Act"(1996)? Joan Collins
In which British town was the author EW Hornung born in 1866? Middlesbrough
In 1803, Edward Despard was the last man in England to receive which judicial sentence? Hanging, drawing and quartering
Which American writer of popular expositions of scientific topics' books include Longitude, about English clockmaker John Harrison, and Galileo's Daughter, about Galileo's daughter Maria Celeste? Dava Sobel
The Charge of the Light Brigade took place during which battle of the Crimean War? Balaclava
Who wrote the lines "East is east and west is west, and never the twain shall meet"? Rudyard Kipling
Who played snooty antiques dealer Simon Peel opposite Windsor Davies in "Never the Twain"? Donald Sinden
Which actress wrote the 1966 novel "Valley of the Dolls"? Jacqueline Susann
What name was given to Harold Wilson's 1976 Resignation Honours list allegedly due to the colour of the paper the list was written on? Lavender
Larissa, Proteus and Galatea are all moons of which planet? Neptune
Named after an 1811 battle, which name is used to describe the 'curse' associated with the regular death in office of Presidents of the United States elected or re-elected in years evenly divisible by twenty? Curse of Tippecanoe
"The Entrance to the Grand Canal, Venice" (1730) and "Venice: A Regatta on the Grand Canal" (1735, in the National Gallery) were both painted by which artist? Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal)
In art, which Italian word means an architectural fantasy, placing together buildings, archaeological ruins and other architectural elements in fictional and often fantastical combinations, and may include staffage (figures)? Capriccio
Who did Tobias Smollett call "the Great Cham of literature"? Samuel Johnson
What was the original title, using a different number, of Joseph Heller's novel "Catch-22"? Catch-18
Which Spanish city was founded as Gadir by the Phoenicians and was known as Gades to the Romans? Cadiz
In the USA, if a Bill is vetoed by the President, it can still be passed if what proportion of both houses then pass it? Two thirds
In the UK parliament, which two 'stages' come between a Bill's second and third readings? Committee Stage, Report Stage
In which city was the US Constitution signed in 1787? Philadelphia
At 81, who was the oldest man to sign the US Constitution in 1787? Franklin
At 26, who was the youngest person to sign the United States Constitution in 1787? Jonathan Dayton
In power 909-1171 what was the fourth and last of the great Islamic caliphates, after the Rashidun, Ummayad and Abbasids? Fatimid Caliphate
Between which years was Prohibition in force in the USA? 1920-33
Portchester Castle is a medieval castle built within a former Roman fort in which English county? Hampshire
Boliche and balero are variants of which worldwide game? Cup-and-ball
Which author was, for one night only, engaged to Harris Bigg-Wether until she changed her mind? Jane Austen
Born 1698 in Rome, which Italian poet and librettist is generally considered the most important writer of opera seria libretti? Pietro Metastasio
In an operetta, what replaces the recitative part of the work that would be found in an opera? Spoken dialogue
In classical music, what name is given to a type of solo vocal piece, usually occurring in an opera or oratorio, falling somewhere between recitative and aria in style? Arioso
What name, meaning 'dry' is given to a type of recitative (a style of singing where the singer adopts the rhythms of everyday speech) is usually accompanied only by continuo? Secco
In which type of German opera is characterized by spoken dialogue, which is alternated with ensembles, songs, ballads, and arias which were often strophic, or folk-like? Singspiel
Particularly associated with Wagner which German term translated as "total work of art"? Gesamtkunstwerk
premiering in 1821, whose opera was Der Freischütz? Carl Maria von Weber
One of the last, most powerful and significant Sardinian judges, as well as the island's most renowned heroine, which woman (1347-1404) is considered to be Sardinia's "Joan of Arc"? Eleonara of Arborea
Tragédie en musique (Musical tragedy), also known as tragédie lyrique (French lyric tragedy), is a genre of French opera introduced by who? Jean-Baptiste Lully
In which 1902 opera by Debussy are there no real arias? Pelléas et Mélisande
Which English former ice dancer is a four-time (1966–1969) World and European champion with skating partner Bernard Ford? Diane Towler
Which football team from England are nicknamed 'The Grecians'? Exeter City FC
Des Lynam supports which football team - he declined an offer to join the board of directors in the 1990s? Brighton and Hove Albion FC
How many dice are used in the game of Yahtzee? Five
In which Olympic event is it necessary for competitors to wear a top hat? Dressage
Which Vedic deity in Hinduism, a guardian deity in Buddhism, and the king of first heaven called Saudharmakalpa in Jainism has mythologies and powers are similar to those of the Indo-European deities such as Zeus, Jupiter, Perun, Thor, and Odin? Indra
One of the four varna (social orders) of the Hindu society, which order constituted the ruling and military elite - their role was to protect society by fighting in wartime and governing in peacetime? Kshatriya
One of the four varnas of the Hindu social order in Nepal and India, which order had traditional roles in agriculture and cattle-rearing but over time they came to be landowners, traders and money-lenders? Vaishya
What is the name of the 'unclean' of four the social categories in Hindu mythology - ranked as the lowest of the four varnas? Shudra
The second most populous and the third largest city after Bangalore and Hubli-Dharwad in the state of Karnataka, India, which city was the capital of an eponymous state for nearly six centuries, from 1399 until 1956? Mysore
Which art is the Japanese 'bunraku'? Puppet Theatre
Which art is the Japanese 'Ukiyo-e'? Woodblock art
The Hermann Melville novel "Redburn" was part-based on Melville's experiences in which city, which he visited in 1839? Liverpool
In British pre-decimal currency which coin was informally called a 'bob'? Shilling
In British pre-decimal currency, how many pennies were in a guinea? 252
Give a year in the reign of Scottish king, MacBeth. 1040-57
Who was the first man to sign the US Declaration of Independence, giving his name to all signatures? John Hancock
Who was first elected as an MP, for Belfast West, in 1983? Gerry Adams
Who was the second President of the USA? John Adams
Which treaty settled the 1812 Anglo-US War? Treaty
What is the currency of Myanmar? Kyat
Which 20th century leader survived the most assassination attempts, 31 by some sources? Charles de Gaulle
Successful at 1760's Battles of Warburg and Emsdorf, and 1761's Villinghausen and 1762's Battle of Wilhelmstadt, under what name did general John Manners give his name to several British pubs? Marquis of Granby
Which Transport Minister first introduced a driving test in the UK? Leslie Hore-Belisha
On which island was King Charles II of Great Britain first proclaimed king? Jersey
Budolfi Cathedral is to be found in which Scandinavian city? Aalborg
Exclusively fed by precipitation and from mineral salts introduced from the air, what type of bogs are Germany's Wildseemoor and Denmark's Lille Vildmose? Raised Bog
Which Danish painter, sculptor, ceramic artist, and author was a founding member of the avant-garde movement COBRA and the Situationist International, and has a museum in Silkeborg dedicated to him, that displays his major work 'Stalingrad'? Asger Jorn
Who was the first historically recognized ruler of Denmark, reigning from c.  936 to his death c.  958? Gorm The Old
In which Danish town can the remains of the prehistoric 'Tollund Man' be found? Silkeborg
Caroline of Ansbach was married to which British monarch? George II
Which American physician and surgeon co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous with Bill Wilson, more commonly known as Bill W? Bob Smith (Robert Holbrook Smith)
What name was given to the Vietnam War mass killing of between 347 and 504 unarmed civilians in South Vietnam on March 16, 1968? My Lai Massacre
Who said "If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe"? Carl Sagan
"Thanatopsis" is the most famous poem of which American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post (1794-1878)? William Cullen Bryant
Which two words complete the quote from the Book of Common Prayer: "Almighty and most merciful Father, we have erred, and strayed from thy ways like...."? Lost Sheep
Holy Roman Emperor from 1209 until he was forced to abdicate in 1215 who was the only German king of the Welf dynasty? He incurred the wrath of Pope Innocent III and was excommunicated in 1210. Otto IV
In which palace was Charles I of England born in 1600? Dunfermline Palace
Ireland's first 'Bloody Sunday' was a day of violence in Dublin on 21 November of which year? 1920
In Shakespeare's "A Winter's Tale" who famously exits, pursued by a bear? Antigonus
Which belief that original sin did not taint human nature and that mortal will is still capable of choosing good or evil without special divine aid was named after a British monk of 354-420? Pelagianism (Pelagius)
Which bishop of Milan (c. 340 – 4 April 397), a staunch opponent of Arianism and one of the four doctors of the church, supposedly refused Theodosius I communion for his part in a massacre at Thessalonica? St Ambrose
Which tribe of people crossed the Pyrenees into Spain in 409CE? They may have given their name to Andalucia. Vandals
The Visigothic Kingdom that occupied what is now southwestern France and the Iberian Peninsula from the 5th to the 8th centuries is sometimes named after which city, its capital? Toulouse (Kingdom of Toulouse)
At which 378CE battle was the Eastern Roman Emperor Valens killed? Adrianople
Despite founding Constantinople, Constantine the Great's court actually remained at which city in modern-day Turkey, near which he died in 337CE? Nicomedia
Born in 298CE in Alexandria which Christian theologian and Church Father was the chief defender of Trinitarianism against Arianism, wrote the first letter to list all the books of the New Testament? Athanasius
Named after a Berber Christian bishop which group who argued that Christian clergy must be faultless for their ministrations to be effective, and for the prayers and sacraments they conduct to be valid, caused a 4th century schism in the N African church? Donatists
Which Roman Emperor disbanded the Praetorian Guard in 313CE? Constantine the Great
Which Roman Emperor from 305 to 311, the successor of Diocletian, ended the Diocletianic Persecution when he issued an edict of toleration in the last year of his reign? Galerius
How many white stars appear on the flag of the Comoros? Four
Which archipelago is claimed by the Comoros but is administered by France, and is the poorest Département in France - it rejected joining the Comoros in a 1974 referendum? Mayotte
What colour is the star on the flag of the Central African Republic? Yellow
How many yellow stars in total feature on the flag of China? Five
The flag of Burkina Faso consists of a yellow star against two horizontally-divided halves of what two colours? Red and green
Appearing on the national flag, which country's crest consists of a crescent facing upwards, joined with a parasol, with hands on the sides? Brunei
The motto "L'Union Fait La Force" appears on the coat of arms that is in the centre of which nation's flag? Haiti
What colour is the star at the centre of the flag of Ghana? Black
Which nation's flag consists of three horizontal bands of, from top to bottom, green, yellow and blue? Gabon
The colours of which nation's flag were taken from the coat of arms of the Duchy of Brabant? Belgium
In Islam, which cave is held to be the location where Muslims believe Muhammad received his first revelations and where Quran was first revealed? Cave of Hira
On which mountain near Mecca in Saudi Arabia's Hejaz region is the cave where the Prophet Muhammad received his first revelations? Jebel al-Nour
In the Quran, which Biblical character is known as Ḥawwāh? Eve
The first Powell and Pressburger film produced under the Archers banner took its title from which jingoistic military character in a comic strip by the Evening Standard’s David Low? (the Life and Death of) Colonel Blimp
What is the name of the Cyclops in The Odyssey who has a wooden stake driven into his single eye by Odysseus? Polyphemus
The Geiger-Marsden experiment shot alpha particles at a very thin sheet of which metal? Gold
In the Geiger-Marsden experiments of 1908-13, deflected alpha particles were detected through which process, where a flash of light is produced in a transparent material by the passage of ionising radiation? Scintillation
What was the original name of the city of Medina, where the Prophet Muhammad lived the final ten years of his life? Yathrib
Deriving from the Arabic for "helpers" what name was given to citizens from Medina who helped Mohammed? Ansar
How many surahs comprise the Quran? 114
Both of Canada’s official national sports are contact team sports played with a long-handled stick. Ice hockey is the winter game, but what is Canada’s summer national sport? Lacrosse
Which martial art, combining elements of dance, acrobatics and music, is the national sport of Brazil? Capoeira
Tejo, also known as Turmeque [tour-MEK-ay], a game involving throwing a metal disc at a target in a clay-filled box, is the national sport of which country? Colombia
Whose law states that the number of transistors in a given integrated circuit doubles every 18 to 24 months? Moore's Law
Arabic for "the emigrants" what name is given to the first converts to Islam and the Islamic Prophet Muhammad's advisors and relatives? Muhajirun
Living 579-656CE, what was the name of the companion of the Islamic prophet Muhammad who was the third of the Rashidun, or "Rightly Guided Caliphs"? Uthman
Haitz’s Law states that every decade, the cost of which technology will decrease by a factor of 10, whilst its output per unit will increase by a factor of 20? The technology won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2014 for three of its leading developers. LED
What is the full name of the painting commonly known as Whistler’s Mother? Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1
What is the full name given by Edvard Munch to the iconic picture that he first created in 1893? The Scream of Nature or Der Schrei der Natur
Frans Banninck Cocq, a 17th-century burgemeester (mayor) of Amsterdam, is named in the full title of the painting commonly known as what? The Night Watch (Rembrandt)
On which British motorway did a Boeing 737 crash on 8th January 1989, killing 47 of those on board? M1
For what do the letters NAAFI stand in the canteens of military personnel in the UK? Navy, Army and Armed Forces Institute
Which horse breed from Argentina, created by Patrick Newtall in the 19th century and named after his son-in-law, is one of the smallest in the world? Falabella
Which man published "All The World's Fighting Ships" in 1898? Fred T Jane
In which year did the Ryder Cup change from UK and Ireland vs USA and was first played instead as Europe v USA? 1979
Which name was shared by both a character in Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" and a pen name of Michael Foot? Cassius
Named after the man who fatally shot Robert Peel's secretary, Edward Drummond, what "rule" is any variant of the 1840s jury instruction in a criminal case when there is a defense of insanity? M'Naghten Rule
The only city with a population over 1 million except Dhaka, what is the second most populous city in Bangladesh? Chittagong
The 'Yorkshire Ripper', Peter Sutcliffe, was eventually convicted for how many murders? Thirteen
Who played Special Agent Dale Cooper in the original TV series "Twin Peaks"? Kyle MacLachlan
The Chamorro or Chamoru people are the indigenous people of which archipelago? Mariana Islands
Who was the French political philosopher and anarchist who coined the phrase 'Property is theft'? Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
In which American state are the Green Mountains located? Vermont
The Kush were an ancient African civilisation located in which modern day country? Sudan
According to the Gospel of Matthew, which Biblical character ate “locusts and wild honey”? John the Baptist
What rank did Idi Amin achieve in the British Army? Sergeant-Major
Which American golfer is best remembered for having won 11 consecutive tournaments during 1945? Byron Nelson
Sharing its name with an Israeli internet news portal, what name is given to the sound effect used in American radio, film, and television to imitate the indistinct murmur of a crowd in the background? Wallah
Who was the English biologist, known as 'Darwin's Bulldog' for his defence of the theory of evolution, who coined the term 'agnosticism'? Thomas Huxley
In which country were Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid said to have died in a gunfight in 1908? Bolivia
In 1903, which English architect won the competition to design the Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool? Giles Gilbert Scott
Which European capital city is served by Nikola Tesla airport? Belgrade
A statue of which Roman general, who was governor of Britain in the first Century, stands in the city of Bath? (Gnaeus Julius) Agricola
Who was the Greek god of wealth who is said to have been blinded by Zeus so that he might dispense his wealth blindly without regard to merit? Plutus
Which American President, whose administration ran from 1857-1861, is the only President to have been a bachelor? James Buchanan
In Homer's 'Odyssey', what was the name of Odysseus' faithful dog who awaited his return from Ithaca? Argus
In June 2007, which Jamaican-born American become the then youngest person, as well as the first black person, to fly solo around the world? Barrington Irving
The O le Ao o le Malo is the title given to the head of state in which country? Samoa
What name is given to the shanty towns of Brazil, the first of which was created in in November 1897 when 20,000 veteran soldiers were brought to Rio de Janeiro and left with no place to live? Favelas
In 1842, who became the last politician to be denied appointment to the office of Crown Steward and Bailiff of the Chiltern Hundreds Viscount Chelsea (Earl Cadogan)
Considered one of the key sites in world prehistory and home to some of the earliest handcrafted gold treasure, in which country could you find the Varna Necropolis? Bulgaria
What was the name of the mysterious and magical island featured in the musical 'South Pacific'? Bali Ha'i
By what name is Gustav Mahler's 'Eighth Symphony' better known? Symphony of A Thousand
The Aland Islands in the Baltic Sea are an autonomous region of which country? Finland
Which physician and philosopher, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952, founded the Lambaréné Hospital in Gabon? Albert Schweitzer
Which Greek philosopher founded the Eleatic School of Philosophy in the 5th Century BC? Parmenides
In which castle did King John die in 1216? Newark
In 1934, the Russian adventurer Boris Skossyreff unsuccessfully declared himself Boris I of which European country? Andorra
Which Dutch-born painter, who taught at Yale University, published the influential book 'The Interaction of Color' in 1963? Josef Albers
Which city is the administrative centre of the French region of Lorraine? Nancy
In Norse mythology, who was the messenger to the gods? Hermod
Who was the Conservative peer who died in 1986, who was best known for his homosexual relationship with the gangster Ronnie Kray? Lord (Robert) Boothby
What was the pen-name of the 16th Century alchemist and physician Phillip von Hohenheim? Paracelsus
Amblyopia is the medical name for which visual disorder? Lazy Eye
Who became King of Wessex in 802AD, King of Kent in 825AD and King of Mercia in 829AD and is often referred to as the first King of England? Egbert
Established in 1864, and holding - as of 2017 - a joint-record 16 title wins, which Australian Football team has the moniker "the Blues"? Carlton
Two 1909 short comedies entitled "Stealing a Roasted Duck" and "Right a Wrong with Earthenware Dish" are generally held to be the first made in which city, now a major maker of films? Hong Kong
Which European city's airport is located in the suburb of Surčin? Belgrade
What was pen-name used by the Russian novelist Aleksei Peshkov? Maxim Gorky
Before it achieved independence in 1828 which country was known as Banda Oriental? Uruguay
To the nearest billion years, how old is the universe? 14 billion years (nearly every source agrees that it is around 13.8 billion years old)
Defined in September 2014, when a group of astronomers published a new way of defining superclusters according to the relative velocities of galaxies, which supercluster, meaning 'immense heaven' in Hawaiian, contains the Milky Way? Laniakea
After Andromeda and the Milky Way, which galaxy, Messier 33, is the third largest galaxy in the Local Group? Triangulum
Which musical features the track "When I Marry Mister Snow"? Carousel
Who wrote the opera "Salome", famous for its "Dance of the Seven Veils"? Richard Strauss
What was the only grand opera written by Arthur Sullivan, premiered in 1891? Ivanhoe
Alban Berg became a pupil of which other composer in 1904? Arnold Schoenberg
Anglican bishops traditionally meet at which conference every ten years? Lambeth Conference
Augustus Toplady famously wrote which hymn in 1763 whilst sheltering in Cheddar Gorge? Rock of Ages
What were Simon and Garfunkel originally called, sharing their name with a cartoon? Tom and Jerry
In which 1895 battle in the Cuban War of Independence was national hero José Martí killed? Battle of Dos Rios
A guayabera is a form of what item of clothing? Shirt
Prevalent in Havana and Matanzas, which secret society, fraternity and quasi-religious group has been described as "an Afro-Cuban version of Freemasonry"? Abakuá
The oldest ceremonial burial in Europe is known as the "Red Lady of...." where in Wales? Paviland
What is the highest rank of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire ? GBE (Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire)
Who voiced Queen Elsa in Walt Disney Animation Studios' hit 2013 computer-animated musical film Frozen and thus sung "Let It Go"? Idina Menzel
Which ancient Greek philosopher was nicknamed "The Gadfly"? Socrates
In which capital city was Marlene Dietrich born? Berlin
"Solitaire" was a 1973 UK hit for which crooner? Andy Williams
"The Vampire Lestat" is a sequel to which Anne Rice novel? Interview With The Vampire
Which English scientist received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1904 for his successful isolation of the inert atmospheric gas argon? John William Rayleigh
Major General Vang Pao was arrested in the United States in June 2007 for plotting to overthrow the government of which country? Laos
Previously known as Mesembria, what is the name of the ancient city and UNESCO World Heritage Site on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast? Nesebar
Winning 5 NBA Championships (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2014), what is the name of San Antonio's professional basketball team? San Antonio Spurs
Which English county's flag features three golden sheaves of wheat and a golden blade on a blue background? Cheshire
One of several men called a "father of geology", who created the first nationwide geological map of the UK? William Smith
What name is given to an area in South East England situated between the parallel chalk escarpments of the North and the South Downs that crosses the counties of Sussex, Hampshire, Kent and Surrey? Weald
William Conybeare (1787-1857) is probably best known for naming some of the first examples of what to be found? Dinosaurs
Which city of around 63,000 people in Tuscany, on the Carrione River, is renowned for its marble? Carrara
Which French naturalist (1769-1832) is sometimes referred to as the "father of paleontology"? Georges Cuvier
Which seminal 1955 film took its title from a book by Dr Robert M. Lindner, subtitled "The Hypnoanalysis Of A Criminal Psychopath"? Rebel Without A Cause
Which is the largest of the Channel Islands off the coast of California? Santa Cruz
In 1968, what name was given to 7 defendants—Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, David Dellinger, Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, John Froines, and Lee Weiner—charged with conspiracy, inciting to riot, and other charges related to anti-Vietnam War protests? Chicago Seven
Which German filmmaker has received three nominations for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature: for Buena Vista Social Club (1999), Pina (2011), and The Salt of the Earth (2014)? He also directed 1987's "Wings of Desire"? Wim Wenders
Which American evangelical Christian evangelist is believed to have preached the Bible to more people in person than anyone in the history of Christianity, and has provided spiritual counsel to Presidents from Truman to Obama? Billy Graham
Properly called Medicago sativa, and also called Lucerne, which perennial flowering plant is used for grazing, hay, and silage, as well as a green manure and cover crop? Alfalfa
The assassination of the Nazi Reinhardt Heydrich led to a revenge massacre in which village in 1942? Lidice
What was the code name for the assassination of Schutzstaffel (SS)-Obergruppenführer and General der Polizei Reinhard Heydrich in 1942? Operation Anthropoid
Which actress was born Ruby Catherine Stevens on July 16, 1907? Barbara Stanwyck
Which actor born was Roy Harold Scherer Jr. on November 17, 1925? Rock Hudson
Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Louisville (Kentucky) all stand on which river? Ohio
Who played preacher Harry Powell in "The Night Of The Hunter"? Robert Mitchum
Which classical Japanese dance-drama has a name made up of the kanji for "sing, dance, skill"? Kabuki
Which American actress of the screen and stage, called "The First Lady of American Cinema" starred in films as diverse as 1915's silent "Birth Of A Nation", 1955's "The Night of the Hunter", and her final film, 1987's "The Whales of August"? Lillian Gish
Which actress starred in "The Man With The Golden Arm" and "Pal Joey" but is perhaps best known today for her performance as Madeline Elster/Judy Barton in Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller Vertigo (1958)? Kim Novak
Orson Welles, Prince Aly Khan and Dick Haymes were three of the five husbands of which actress? Rita Hayworth
Harry Cohn was the infamous co-founder, president, and production director of which movie-making company? Columbia Pictures
Who played "Pal" Joey Evans in the 1957 film "Pal Joey", opposite Rita Yaworth? Frank Sinatra
"Yes, I Can" was the 1965 autobiography of which entertainer? Sammy Davis Jr.
Humphrey Bogart received three Best Actor Oscar nominations, but only won once - for which film? The African Queen
Which alkane has the chemical formula C3H8? Propane
How are the white blood cells called neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils and mast cells collectively known, in reference to a characteristic of their cell cytoplasm? Granulocytes
Which membrane-bound organelles found in nearly all animal cells are spherical vesicles which contain hydrolytic enzymes that can break down many kinds of biomolecules? Lysosomes
Most of the proteins that comprise the complement system are synthesised in which organ of the human body? Liver
From the Greek for "prepare to eat", what name is given to any molecule that enhances phagocytosis by marking an antigen for an immune response or marking dead cells for recycling? Opsonin
Sharing it with a famous poet's surname, what was actor James Dean's middle name? Byron
Which Hollywood sex symbol was famed for her expression "come up and see me sometime"? Mae West
Which US playwright, an Oscar winner, killed himself by gassing himself in his Mercedes on June 10th 1973, after several critical failures? William Inge
Which actor, who won a Best Director Oscar for "Reds" in 1981, made his film debut in 1961's "Splendor In The Grass"? Warren Beatty
Which 1955 film that depicted 24 hours in the life of a small Kansas town in the mid-20th century, saw Kim Novak get her big break in Hollywood? Picnic
Which fashion designer made his mark with his "Highland Rape" collection and low-cut "bumster" pants? Alexander McQueen
Which American athlete, actress, and fashion model, who was born with a condition that resulted in the amputation of both her lower legs, married the actor Rupert Friend in 2016? Aimee Mullins
Which German-born American inventor is best known for inventing the flat disc phonograph record (called a gramophone record in British English)? Emile Berliner
The Mexican Revolution took place in which full decade of the 20th century? 1910s
From 2000 to 2007, which fashion designer held the position of creative director for Dior Homme, before moving to become the creative director for Yves Saint Laurent from 2012 to 2016? Hedi Slimane
Which Japanese contemporary artist coined the term "superflat", which describes both the aesthetic characteristics of the Japanese artistic tradition and the nature of post-war Japanese culture and society, as well as his own artistic style? Takashi Murakami
Who was the first elected female head of state in Africa, when she became President of Liberia in 2006? Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
What nationality is the fashion designer Marc Jacobs? American
What was the pseudonym of the English novelist, Cecil William Mercer, whose novels and short stories, some humorous (the Berry books), some thrillers (the Chandos books), were best-sellers in the 21-year interwar period? Dornford Yates
Which Baltic German writer of the Sturm und Drang movement (1752-91) wrote Der Hofmeister, oder Vorteile der Privaterziehung ("The Tutor, or, The Advantages of Private Education")? (Jakob Michael Reinhold) Lenz
75 cars, 5 caravans, 6 buildings and several boats were washed into the sea, and approximately 100 homes and businesses were destroyed costing £15million, in a flash flood in 2004 that hit which Cornish village? Boscastle
Which chairman of Guinness was sacked in 1987 due to a share-dealing racket? He was sentenced to five years' imprisonment, but released after 10 months as he was believed to be suffering from Alzheimer's disease, but made a miraculous recovery. Ernest Saunders
Who was the first President of Turkey? Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
Which 23 year old Foreign Office clerk passed secret documents to the Guardian newspaper in 1984, and later spent four months in jail as a result? Sarah Tisdall
What was the last ruling dynasty of China, established in 1636 and ruling the country from 1644 to 1912? Qing (accept Manchu)
Dr. Fu Manchu is a fictional character introduced in a series of novels by which British author in the early 20th century? Sax Rohmer
Who was the General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in the United Kingdom from 1984 to 1993, succeeding Len Murray? Norman Willis
Who was the Pope during the First World War, and until 1922? Benedict XV
At which 1471 battle was Richard Neville, styled the "Kingmaker", killed? Barnet
How is the naval mutiny that took place in the Cromarty Firth in 1931 more generally known? Invergordon Mutiny
Which was the first formerly communist state to adopt the Euro as its currency? Slovenia
Which man was born in Arpinum in 106BC, and decapitated as an enemy of the state in 43BC? Cicero
Which former UK secretary of state claimed to have once have had her apartment broken into by Ted Bundy? Mo Mowlam
Which Communist union leader, who wrote the autobiography "Good Morning Brothers!", published in 1969, led the London dock strikes of the 1960s? Jack Dash
In 1941, which city was the target of the Nazi 'Operation Typhoon'? Moscow
Which man was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls, New York, after drowning on July 24th 1883 - he had previously done a far more successful swim? Matthew Webb
Henry Bolinbroke usurped which British monarch's throne in 1399? Richard II
Which PM of the UK founded the Royal United Services Institute, now the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI), a defence think tank, in 1831? The Duke of Wellington, Sir Arthur Wellesley
Which US President had a son called Kermit? Theodore Roosevelt
On whose death in 1820, of 'dropsy', did the government of Argentina proclaim that the next new town to be built must be named after him? Manuel Belgrano
Who was the second man to win a calendar Grand Slam in men's tennis, doing so in 1962 and 1969? As of 2017, he is still the only man to do so twice. Rod Laver
Who achieved a calendar Grand Slam in women's tennis in 1988? Steffi Graf
Who was the first female tennis player to achieve a calendar year Grand Slam by winning all four tournaments in 1953? Maureen Connolly
Which tennis player won a record 24 Grand Slam events between 1960 and 1973? Margaret Court
Which tennis player won the US Open every year from 2004 to 2008 inclusive? Roger Federer
Which tennis player won 18 Grand Slam events from 1975 to 1990? Martina Navratilova
What nationality was the tennis player Roy Emerson, who won 12 Grand Slam events, all in the 1960s? Australian
Which prestigious World Sports Awards were first given out in 2000, with a keynote speech by Nelson Mandela at the first ceremony? Laureus World Sports Awards
A Russian athlete who has never failed a drugs test, which pole vaulter won Olympic Gold in 2004 and 2008, before retiring in 2016 when her national team were banned from the Olympics? Yelena Isinbayeva
How high is a tennis net? Three feet
The TPAJAX Project or "Operation Ajax" were the codenames for the CIA-backed, 1953 overthrow of which country's elected government? Iran
Russia's largest foreign intelligence agency, which acronym is generally used for the foreign military intelligence agency of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation? GRU
What three-letter abbreviation is usually used for the Federal Intelligence Service, Germany's foreign intelligence service? BND
Who was head of the Nazi Party Chancellery from 1941 to 1945 and Hitler's Private Secretary? It is believed that he committed suicide on a bridge near Lehrter station on 2nd May 1945 to avoid capture by the Soviets. Martin Bormann
Which French humanitarian who lived in Cambodia and worked in many countries around the world, and to whom John Le Carre dedicated a book, founded Refugees International, but died in a 1999 car crash in Albania? Yvette Pierpaoli
Formerly the Palestinian National Liberation Movement, which Palestinian nationalist political party was founded by Yasser Arafat and closely linked to him until his death in 2004? Fatah
How is the body of water also called Kinneret, Lake of Gennesaret, or Lake Tiberias better known? Sea of Galilee
Which 1956 film, a "thinly disguised à clef account of the Primo Carnera boxing scandal" was the last one to feature Humphrey Bogart? The Harder They Fall
In 1955, after a long party in Las Vegas, which actress surveyed the wreckage and said "You look like a goddamn rat pack", thus creating the name for the famous group of Sinatra et al? Lauren Bacall
Which actor (1899-1957) got his characteristic facial scar after he was hit in the face by a handcuffed prisoner while serving in the Navy? Humphrey Bogart
Which Arab folk dance native to the Levant combines circle dance and line dancing and is widely performed at weddings and other joyous occasions? Dabke
Invented by Ernest Hemingway, the cocktail "Death in the Afternoon" comprises which two ingredients? Absinthe, champagne
What is the unit of measurement for amount of substance in the International System of Units (SI)? Mole
How are the ports Port of Felixstowe, Port of Ipswich, Harwich International, Harwich Navyard and Mistley sometimes collectively known? Haven ports
King George Island (called May 25 island by Argentina, or Vaterloo by Russia) and Livingston Island (called Smolensk by Russia) are the largest two islands in which group? South Shetland Islands
What name is given to the circular path on the celestial sphere that the Sun appears to follow over the course of a year? Ecliptic
The star Polaris lies in which constellation? Ursa Minor
Which constellation in the northern sky, named after a vain queen, is easily recognizable due to its distinctive 'W' shape, formed by five bright stars? Cassiopeia
What is defined as the total sum of all the ecosystems on Earth, or the zone of life on Earth, a closed system (apart from solar and cosmic radiation and heat from the interior of the Earth), and largely self-regulating? Biosphere
What name is given to a unicellular organism that lacks a membrane-bound nucleus, mitochondria, or any other membrane-bound organelle? Prokaryote
Which was the first sub-atomic particle to be discovered? Electron
The law of mass conservation was discovered in chemical reactions independently by which Russian polymath (1711-1765), before being rediscovered by Antoine Lavoisier? Mikhail Lomonosov
In economics, what name is given to a state where economic forces such as supply and demand are balanced and in the absence of external influences the values of economic variables will not change? Equilibrium
Which taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms comes above species and below family? Genus
What name is given to organic molecules that serve as the monomer units for forming the nucleic acid polymers deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and ribonucleic acid (RNA)? Nucleotides
What is the highest taxonomic rank of organisms, divided into three different ones? Domain
In chemistry, what does the letter 'L' stand for? Avogadro's Constant
Which French chemist (1754-1826) was best known for his discovery of the law of constant composition in 1794? Joseph Proust
What is the brightest star in the constellation Leo? Regulus
What name is given to a non-monetary economy which relies on natural resources to provide for basic needs, through hunting, gathering, and agriculture, where economic surplus is minimal and only used to trade for basic goods? Subsistence Economy
Who wrote the 1940 novel "Darkness at Noon"? Arthur Koestler
How is Septimus Harding known in the title of an 1855 book? The Warden (by Trollope)
Which character is David Copperfield's great-aunt? She becomes his guardian after he runs away from Grinby and Murdstone's warehouse in Blackfriars. Betsy Trotwood
The full title of 'David Copperfield' by Charles Dickens is "The Personal History, Adventures, Experience and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger of...." where? Blunderstone Rookery
In the Dickens novel, which two women does David Copperfield marry? Dora Spenlow and Agnes Wickfield
Pavel Ivanovich Chichikov is the central character in which 1842 novel? Dead Souls (by Gogol)
What sport or pastime is the central theme of Hemingway's "Death in the Afternoon"? Bullfighting
Who wrote "The Day of the Jackal" in 1971? Frederick Forsyth
Which author wrote "The Day of the Triffids"? John Wyndham
Which character is the one who dies in Thomas Mann's "Death in Venice"? Gustav von Aschenbach
Which Flemish artist was raised by Philip IV of Spain to the nobility in 1624 and knighted by Charles I of England in 1630? Peter Paul Rubens
Which French artist was jailed in 1871 for his involvement with the Paris commune and inciting the destruction of a column in the Place Vendome? Gustave Courbet
Which French artist was imprisoned for six months in 1832 for his caricature of the king as Gargantua? Honoré Daumier
Court records of 1476, when he was aged twenty-four, show that which famous artist and three other young men were charged with sodomy in an incident involving a well-known male prostitute? The charges were dismissed for lack of evidence. Leonardo da Vinci
Born Tommaso di Ser Giovanni di Simone, which artist had more famous a name that meant "messy Tom"? Masaccio
Which Italian painter and monk (c. 1406 – 8 October 1469) had a scandalous sexual relationship with Lucrezia Buti, producing a son - despite his ordination? Filippo Lippi
Which genre of Japanese art which flourished from the 17th through 19th centuries, of which Hokusai is the most famous practitioner, translates from Japanese as "pictures of the floating world"? Ukiyo-e
The Devils of Loudun is a 1952 non-fiction novel by who? Aldous Huxley
Who wrote the 1928 novel "Decline and Fall"? Evelyn Waugh
Which US author wrote "The Dharma Bums"? Jack Kerouac
Which French painter (1748-1825) had a facial deformity due to a fencing accident, with the scar later developing into an unsightly tumour, such as a neuroma? Jacques-Louis David
Snow White first appears in whose work of 1812? The Brothers Grimm
In Harry Potter, what derogatory name is given to wizards who are born to ordinary, "muggle" parents? Mudbloods
Who wrote the thriller "The Hunt For Red October"? Tom Clancy
Who wrote the book upon which the film "The Exorcist" was based? Peter Blatty
Which designer (1834-96) famously owned 'The Red House' in Kent? William Morris
Who wrote the 1976 book upon which the film "The Boys from Brazil" was based? Ira Levin
1918's "The Bathers", 1887's "The Large Bathers" and "La Parisienne" (often called The Blue Lady) of 1874 are all works by which artist? Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Give a year in the life of influential architect Andrea Palladio. 1508-80
Which architect designed Paddington Station's original layout in 1854? Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Of Huguenot descent, which British journalist and broadcaster was the main anchor of News at Ten for ITN from 1967 to 1979? Reginald Bosanquet
Which Czech-born British filmmaker who was active in post–World War II Britain, and one of the pioneers of the new realist strain in British cinema during the 1950s and 1960s, directed Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)? Karel Reisz
Which English actress of stage, screen and television is a six-time Oscar nominee, winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the title role in the film Julia (1977)? Vanessa Redgrave
Which French cinema actress, often hailed as one of France's greatest film stars, became the first French person to win an Academy Award, for her role in Room at the Top (1959)? Simone Signoret
In which 1968 Lindsay Anderson film is there a depiction of a savage insurrection at a fictitious boys' boarding school? if...
His first success was 1965's Loves of a Blonde (Czech: Lásky jedné plavovlásky). Whose 1967 film The Fireman's Ball was seen as a biting satire on Eastern European Communism; he later directed The People vs Larry Flynt? Miloš Forman.
Which English poet, novelist, and essayist who concentrated on themes of social injustice and the class struggle in his work, was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the United States Library of Congress in 1965? Stephen Spender
What was the name of the German military intelligence service for the Reichswehr and Wehrmacht from 1920 to 1945? Abwehr
Which US screenwriter and producer received four Academy Award nominations as producer of the following nominees for Best Picture: Mildred Pierce, Johnny Belinda, Peyton Place and Sons and Lovers? Jerry Wald
Premiering in 1944, which five-character memory play by Tennessee Williams catapulted Williams from obscurity to fame? The Glass Menagerie
In which US state is Saratoga Springs? New York
It began publication September 3, 1833, as a morning newspaper edited by Benjamin Day - which defunct New York newspaper was once the most widely read in the world? (New York) Sun
Which French painter and lithographer (31 May 1836 – 23 September 1932) became a master of Belle Époque poster art and thus has been called the father of the modern poster? Jules Chéret
Which early motion picture device, invented by W.K.L. Dickson and Herman Casler and later patented by Herman Casler on November 21, 1894 once dominated the coin-in-the-slot peep-show business? Mutoscope
Named after a Biblical character, what name is given to a long literary work, usually in prose, sometimes in verse, in which the author bitterly laments the state of society & morals in a serious tone of sustained invective? Jeremiad
In Judaism, what name is given to a formula of blessing or thanksgiving, recited in public or private, usually before the performance of a commandment, or the enjoyment of food or fragrance, and in praise on various occasions? Berakhah
Pascha Nostrum is a hymn used by Christians mainly at what time of year? Easter
Which US brand of pancake mix, syrup, and other breakfast foods owned by the Quaker Oats Company of Chicago was named, originally, after a black character from a minstrel show? Aunt Jemima
Which term for a fraudulent product derives from a patent medicine marketed by the American Clark Stanley in the later 19th century? Snake oil
Abbreviated PPACA, what is the correct name of the Act that was popularly nicknamed "Obamacare"? Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Set in and around Dodge City, Kansas, in the post-Civil War era and centring on United States Marshal Matt Dillon (James Arness) what is the longest running TV western series, shown on CBS in the USA from 1955 to 1975? Gunsmoke
Who wrote the feminist classic "The Feminine Mystique"? Betty Friedan
The Zenith Electronics "Flash-Matic" of 1955, designed by Eugene Polley, was the first commercially available example of which device? Remote Control
Charles Van Doren, portrayed on film by Ralph Fiennes in 1994's "Quiz Show", became infamous for taking part in a fix in which 1950s quiz show on US TV? Twenty One
Where did the Colts American Football NFL franchise play before their controversial 1984 move to Indianapolis? Baltimore
Who was the first host of the US talk show "The Tonight Show", presenting it from 1954 to 1957? Steve Allen
Who presented the "Tonight Show" for thirty years, from 1962 to 1992? Johnny Carson
Which US automobile company was the low-priced division of Chrysler, in existence from 1928 to 2001? Plymouth
Which cigarette was advertised to women in the 1920s with the slogan "Mild as May"? Marlboro
Which TV show had a likely never-to-be-bettered 82.6% audience share in the USA on Sunday September 9th 1956, when Elvis Presley was a guest? The Ed Sullivan Show
Which German-American architect (1886-1969) was a pioneer of modernist architecture and is often associated with his quotation of the aphorisms, "less is more" and "God is in the details"? Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
The father of two other composers, Dominico and Pietro Filippo, who is considered the founder of the Neapolitan school of opera? Alessandro Scarlatti
The I ♥ N Y ad campaign and logo was the brainchild of which advertising company, active from 1966-1998, and named for three of its founders? Wells Rich Greene
In which 1971-79 US TV sitcom did Carroll O'Connor first star as Archie Bunker? All In The Family
Which American sitcom starring Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor as a couple who move from New York City to a country farm ran from 1965 to 1971? Green Acres
"The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" is a poem and song by which American soul and jazz poet and musician? Gil Scott-Heron
Which American half-hour children's television series that was created and hosted by namesake Fred Rogers ran from 2963 to 2001? Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
What was the original name of Pepsi Cola, used from 1893 to 1898? Brad's Drink
Which philosopher and cultural theorist coined the term "The Great Refusal" in the 1950s to describe "the protest against unnecessary repression"? Herbert Marcuse
Who popularised the phrase "Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out", although he states that Marshall McLuhan actually coined the phrase over lunch with him? Timothy Leary
In which month was President John F Kennedy assassinated? November (22nd 1963)
Which number President (eg 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc) was John F Kennedy? 35th
Taking its name from its chairman, how is 1964's "The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy" better known? Warren Commission
Marina Prusakova, born July 17th 1941 in Molotovsk, is best known for marrying which man in 1961? Lee Harvey Oswald
Which American poet who fought and died in World War I during the Battle of the Somme was a classmate of T.S. Eliot at Harvard and is best known for the poem, "I Have a Rendezvous with Death"? Alan Seeger
What was the name of the street in Dallas on which President Kennedy's motorcade was travelling when he was fatally shot in 1963? Elm Street
Which 19th century scientist said that the "great tragedy of science" was "the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact"? Thomas Huxley
For which forgery did Konrad Kujau become infamous? Hitler Diaries
The oldest undisputed example of human figurative art, the Venus of Hohle Fels, comes from which archaeological period that preceded the Gravettian? Aurignacian
Which German city gives its name to a Late Upper Paleolithic culture of reindeer hunters in northwestern Europe during the last part of the Weichsel Glaciation beginning during the Bölling Interstatial (13500-11000BCE)? Hamburg
In which country is the prehistoric, Neolithic site of Göbekli Tepe? Turkey
Which ancient Egyptian script derived from northern forms of hieratic used in the Nile Delta was the third language, besides Greek and hieroglyphs, found on the Rosetta Stone? Demotic
Washukanni was the capital of which Hurrian-speaking state in northern Syria and southeast Anatolia from c. 1500–1300 BC that came to be a regional power after the Hittite destruction of Amorite Babylon? Mitanni
Who was the king of Assyria from 705 BCE to 681 BCE, principally remembered for his military campaigns against Babylon and Judah, and for his building programs – most notably at the Akkadian capital of Nineveh? Sennacherib
Against whom did Sparta fight three wars, the First from 743-724BCE, the Second from 685 to 668 BCE and the Third in 464BCE? Messenia
A populist who ruled three times between 561 and 527BCE, which ruler of Athens instituted the Panathenaic Festival, historically assigned the date of 566 B.C., and thus the consequent first attempt at producing a definitive version of the Homeric epics? Peisistratus
Which Athenian general assumed command of the Greek allied navy at the battles of Artemisium and Salamis in 480 BC? Themistocles
Fought in 479BCE on the same day as the naval battle of Mycale, what was the final land battle during the second Persian invasion of Greece? Battle of Plataea
Which battle was the last major battle of the Peloponnesian War, where a Spartan fleet under Lysander destroyed the Athenian navy in 405BCE? Battle of Aegospotami
Who commanded the Cisalpine Gauls that sacked Rome in 387BCE, the only time in 800 years the city was occupied by a non-Roman army before the fall of the city to the Goths in 410 AD? Brennus
What name is given to any eukaryotic organism that is not an animal, plant or fungus? Protists
The Beautiful Feast of Opet was an Ancient Egyptian festival celebrated annually in which city? Thebes
Which man, born in Hostinné, Austria-Hungary in January 1890 became best known as "the man who sold the Eiffel Tower twice"? Victor Lustig
What name is given to the diagrams that show the bonding between atoms of a molecule and the lone pairs of electrons that may exist in the molecule, named after the man who devised them in 1916? Lewis Dot Structures
Which chamber of the heart receives deoxygenated blood from the body? Right atrium
What name is given to a method of reasoning in which the premises are viewed as supplying strong evidence for the truth of the conclusion? Another way of saying it is you can generalise from a large number of specific observations. Inductive reasoning
In biology, which is the only taxonomic subdivision larger than a kingdom - there are only three (Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukarya)? Domain
All worker ants are which gender? Female
Which type of acid takes its name from the Latin for 'ant'? Formic ant
A trace element in the human body, which chemical element has the symbol Mo? Molybdenum
The Fasti (Latin: Fastorum Libri Sex, "Six Books of the Calendar"), sometimes translated as The Book of Days or On the Roman Calendar, is a six-book Latin poem written by which Roman poet? Ovid
What nickname is used for the athletics teams of the University of California, Los Angeles, including their football team? Bruins
In the NFL, how many points are a field goal worth? Three
Saransk is the capital of which Russian federal republic? Mordovia
Which element has the atomic number 10? Neon
How many naturally occurring chemical elements are there? 92
Which term, in chemistry, refers to a measure of an element's combining power with other atoms when it forms chemical compounds or molecules? Valence
The advance-fee scam, or 'Nigerian' scam, usually done via e-mail, also has a name using three numerical digits - which digits? 419 (scam)
Which dynasty of Egyptian history was the first Hyksos dynasty? Fifteenth
Michelozzo di Bartolomeo Michelozzi was an Italian sculptor renowned for his collaboration with which more famous artist (1386-1466)? Donatello
Who was Tutankhamun's successor as pharaoh, before in turn being succeeded by Horemheb? Ay
Which pharaoh was the founder of the Eighteenth dynasty, whose reign laid the foundations for the New Kingdom? Ahmose I
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is headquartered in which city? London
Which standard unit of mass that quantifies mass on an atomic or molecular scale is approximately equal to the mass of a nucleon? Dalton
Pangloss is a fictional character in which 1759 novel? Candide
Vladimir Putin is an enthusiast of, and co-authored a 2004 book on, which sport? Judo
The 2nd Minister-Chairman of the Russian Provisional Government, who was refused burial by Russian Orthodox churches in New York in 1970 because they blamed him for letting Russia fall to the Bolsheviks - he was buried at Putney Vale Cemetery, London? Alexander Kerensky
Which Greek lyric poet from Ceos was on the canonical list of nine lyric poets, along with Bacchylides (his nephew) and Pindar (reputedly a bitter rival)? Simonides
Which submarine sank in the Barents Sea in 2000, killing all 118 personnel on board? Kursk
In American Football, what nickname is used for a fifth defensive back? Nickel back
Who had UK hits in the 1960s with "Princess in Rags", "Nobody Needs Your Love" and "Backstage"? Gene Pitney
Which single musical symbol is equal to four crotchets? Semi-breve
Roquefort cheese is made from which animal's milk? Sheep/ewe
What is the main vegetable ingredient of moussaka? Aubergines
What are the forenames of the characters who essentially represent 'Romeo' and 'Juliet' in "West Side Story"? Tony & Maria
Who were the first ever act to have a Grammy rescinded? Milli Vanilli
What is the real name of Shakin' Stevens? Michael Barratt
Who reached number 1 in the UK in 1965 with "Concrete and Clay"? Unit Four Plus Two
Who reached number 2 in the UK in 1964 with "Have I The Right"? The Honeycombs
Which London retailer was the first to sell Heinz products in the UK? Fortnum and Mason
What is the largest city in the Canadian province of New Brunswick? Moncton
The 90th largest island in the world, which Canadian island is larger than Prince Edward Island, which is almost due south? Its largest settlement is Port-Menier. Anticosti Island
The province of New Brunswick in Canada borders which US state? Maine
Which three states or provinces are considered to be Canada's "Maritime provinces"? Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick
Existing from 1604 to 1713, what name was given to a colony of New France in northeastern North America that included parts of eastern Quebec, the Maritime provinces, and modern-day Maine to the Kennebec River? Acadia
Which Canadian artist painted "The West Wind" and "The Jack Pine"? Tom Thomson
Which Canadian artist and writer (1871-1945), inspired by the Indigenous peoples of the Pacific, painted "The Indian Church" and "The Crazy Stair (The Crooked Staircase)"? Emily Carr
Which Dutch-Canadian painter (1815-72) was most famous for his paintings of Canadian landscapes and Canadian life outdoors, particularly his winter scenes? Cornelius Krieghoff
The world's largest manufacturer of frozen potato products, which Canadian multi-national privately owned company was established in 1957 in Florenceville, New Brunswick? McCain Foods
Which cat species's range, from the Canadian Yukon to the southern Andes of South America, is the most widespread of any large wild terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere? Cougar
The opposite of 'de facto' which describes situations that exist in reality, even if not legally recognised, which Latin term refers to practices that are legally recognised, whether or not the practices exist in reality? De jure
On 1st January 2018, who became the first Estonian footballer to score in the Premier League? Ragnar Klavan
In which modern-day country is the ancient province of Ionia? Turkey
Which region of Greece includes cities of Athens, Piraeus, Eleusis, Megara, Laurium, and Marathon, as well as a small part of the Peloponnese peninsula and the islands of Salamis, Aegina, Angistri, Poros, Hydra, Spetses, Kythira, and Antikythera? Attica
Which Athenian legislator and ruler was one of the Seven Sages of Ancient Greece? Solon
Which poet and tyrant of Rhodes was one of the Seven Sages of Ancient Greece? Cleobulus of Lindos
Which Spartan politician from the 6th century BC, to whom the militarization of Spartan society was attributed was one of the Seven Sages of Ancient Greece? Chilon of Sparta
Which 1963-66 BBC1 British television sitcom starred Richard Briers and Prunella Scales? Marriage Lines
Who voiced the lead character in BBC children's TV show "Fifi and the Flowertots"? Jane Horrocks
Who played Siegfried Farnon in the TV series "All Creatures Great and Small"? Robert Hardy
The agriculture show The Great Yorkshire Show has been held in which town since 1952? Harrogate
In which English county is Bisley, home of The National Shooting Centre, the headquarters of the National Rifle Association of the United Kingdom? Surrey
In which US state is Yale University? Connecticut
Which island country has Bridgetown as its capital? Barbados
Kotoka International Airport serves which capital city? Accra, Ghana
In which English county is the coastal town of Minehead? Somerset
In which Irish county is the Blarney Stone located? County Cork
The Burren is an area in which Irish county? County Clare
Which Lancashire town has a coat of arms featuring three bees? Blackburn
Which US state has been nicknamed the "Sooner State"? Oklahoma
Which UK serial killer has written an unpublished autobiography called "The History of a Drowning Boy"? Dennis Nilsen
The White House appears on the reverse of which US dollar note? $20
The Lincoln Memorial appears on the reverse of which US dollar note? $5
Which building features on the reverse of a US $10 note? Treasury Building
Which man features on the obverse of a US $10 note? Alexander Hamilton
Which President features on the obverse of a US $50 note? Ulysses S Grant
What were UK drinkers forbidden from doing from July 1916 until June 1919? Buying a round
Which military body was formed in 1645 by the Parliamentarians in the English Civil War, and was disbanded in 1660 after the Restoration? New Model Army
Who was on the English throne just 40 years prior to the start of the country's civil war? Elizabeth I
Which country lost the highest percentage of its citizens in WW2? Poland
In which decade was the Open University founded? 1960s (1969)
Which institution specialising in evening higher education was established in 1823 as the London Mechanics' Institute? Birkbeck, University of London
What is the flag carrier airline of Spain? Iberia
What name did Anglo-Saxons give to a coalition of Norse warriors, primarily originating from Denmark but with some from Sweden and Norway, who came together under a unified command to invade the 4 Anglo-Saxon kingdoms that constituted England in AD 865? Great Heathen Army
Which stately home in the English county of Leicestershire is the seat of the Dukes of Rutland? Belvoir Castle (pronounced Beevor)
Gus Poyet became the manager of which French football team, nicknamed Les Girondins, in January 2018? Bordeaux
According to Shakespeare, whose horse was called "White Surrey"? Richard III
Which is the second largest of the Greek islands? Euboea
What is the name of the city in Virginia which, for one week, served as the last capital of the Confederate States of America? Danville
Hohhot is the capital of which Chinese Autonomous Region? Inner Mongolia
The Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats, signed in 1979, is named for which capital city, that also gives its name to a copyright convention? Bern
The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals was signed on 1st November 1983 in which city, for which it is sometimes named? Bonn
The Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic or OSPAR Convention is named for which two cities? Oslo, Paris
The Gwyligi of Wales, Padfoot of Wakefield and Skriker (or Trash) of Lancashire are examples of legendary animals of what type? Dog
Which 1740 epistolatory novel is subtitled "Virtue Rewarded"? Pamela (Samuel Richardson)
Who wrote the 1815 poem "Sebastian, or, Virtue Rewarded"? Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Which is the heaviest chemical element to be represented by a single letter in its symbol? Uranium
Acari (or Acarina) are a taxon of arachnids that contains which two types of creature? Ticks and mites
Mountain tick fever or American tick fever, a viral infection (Coltivirus) transmitted from the bite of an infected wood tick Dermacentor andersoni is sometimes named after which US state? Colorado (Colorado tick fever)
What name is given to a kind of swelling growth on the external tissues of plants or animals that can be caused by various parasites? The study of them is called cecidology. Galls
In which English county is Felixstowe? Suffolk
Who wrote "The Feast of the Goat" in 2000? Mario Vargas Llosa
Which gland secretes calcitonin in the human body? Thyroid
.km is the internet domain code for which country? Comoros
Which country's internet domain code resembles the symbol for 'milligram'? Madagascar (.mg)
Which 1831 novel by Amantine Aurore Dupin was the first work she published under her pseudonym George Sand? Indiana
In which Cumbria town was Stan Laurel born? Ulverston
Used in the ZIP file format, which class of data compression algorithms allows the original data to be perfectly reconstructed from the compressed data? Lossless compression
Which princess of Bactria was the wife of Alexander the Great? Roxana
Which poem by Hesiod describes the origins and genealogies of the Greek gods? Theogony
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