1 How many imperial gallons of oil are in a barrel? 35
2 Rocinante is the name of which fictional character’s horse? Don Quixote
3 Which British actress played Valerie in the 1997 film ‘Nil By Mouth’? Kathy Burke
4 In humans, enteritis is the inflammation of which part of the body? Small intestine
5 Who became Archbishop of Canterbury in February 2003? Rowan Williams
6 In literature, the Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded for what? Illustration – in children’s books
7 In the Bible, what was the name of Jacob’s only daughter? Dinah
8 Felsic, Mafic and Intermediate are all types of which natural substance? Lava
9 What was the name of the Brazilian player who won the Women’s Singles Finals at Wimbledon in 1959, 1960 and 1964? Maria Bueno
10 What is the name of the scarlet and gold banner of St Denis, which was given to early French kings on setting out for war? Oriflamme
11 In which year was the death penalty for treason formally abolished on the mainland UK? 1998
12 In 1776, the United States Declaration of Independence decreed that how many American colonies, which were at war with Britain, were no longer part of the British Empire? Thirteen
13 Which nation’s football team won the FIFA World Cup in 2006? Italy
14 What type of food item is an andouille? Spicy pork sausage
15 In 1938, which racehorse beat War Admiral by four lengths in their famous match race at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland, USA? Seabiscuit
16 What is the flattened circular organ in the uterus of pregnant women which nourishes the foetus through the umbilical cord? Placenta
17 What type of plant is an opuntia? Cactus
18 What was the final battle of the Napoleonic Wars? Waterloo
19 The Colossus of Rhodes was a statue of which Greek god? Helios – God of the Sun
20 What is the rank of officer in the US Army above Colonel and below Major General? Brigadier General
21 Which British singer had a lily named after her in 2010, which is officially registered as ‘Popstar’? Lily Allen
22 The Cuillin Hills are on which Scottish island? Skye
23 What is the name of the soft fatty tissue in which blood cells are produced, found in the cavities of bones? Marrow
24 Apart from English, what is the official language of Canada? French
25 What is the name of the steam locomotive which set the world speed record in July 1938 by reaching 126 mph on the East Coast Mainline in England? Mallard
26 In which English county is Dunster Castle? Somerset
27 Singer and musician Bono called which venue ‘Rock and roll’s great cathedral’? Madison Square Garden
28 Which English Labour politician was Chancellor of the Exchequer 1974 – 79? Denis Healey
29 Which prime number is between 11 and 17? 13
30 Frederico Fellini was famous for his work in which of the arts? Film making