1 Which piece of post-modern furniture, a design icon of the 1980’s, by Ettore Sottsass, was said to be inspired by Bod Dylan’s song ‘Memphis Blues’? A bookcase
2 What name is given to atoms with the same atomic number but different numbers of neutrons in their nuclei? Isotopes
3 Seppuku, part of the code of Samurai warriors, is better known by what name? Hari-Kari
4 Henrietta Maria was the wife of which British monarch? King Charles I
5 What is the name of Willy Loman’s son in the play ‘Death of a Salesman’ by Arthur Miller? Biff
6 The radio adaptation of which H G Wells novel, narrated by Orson Welles caused panic in parts of the USA in October 1938? The War of the Worlds
7 What was the native language of Jesus Christ? Aramaic
8 What type of creature is a bufflehead? Duck
9 Which British actress appeared as a teenager in a 1950’s Gas Board commercial? Joan Collins
10 Which US President’s name can be found on the Apollo 11 moon plaque? Richard Nixon
11 What is the name of Captain Hook’s boat in the children’s novel ‘Peter Pan’? Jolly Roger
12 In humans, nephrosis is the degeneration of which organ? Kidney
13 In a 2009 article in The Economist, which late artist was described as the ‘bellwether of the art market’, referring to a painting of his which was sold in 1963 for $100 million? Andy Warhol
14 Spraint, or scat, is the dung of which creature? Otter
15 Achille Maramotti founded which Italian fashion house in 1951? Max Mara
16 Amsterdam, Kingston and Adelaide are all varieties of which vegetable? Carrot
17 Who is the only driver in Formula One history to win the championship in a car which he built himself? Jack Brabham
18 In which British city is the University of Strathclyde? Glasgow
19 Which comedian played Kevin Turvey in the British tv sketch series ‘A Kick Up the Eighties? Rik Mayall
20 US communists Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were convicted and executed for conspiracy to commit espionage for passing information about what? The atomic bomb
21 What is the name of the tool used by astronauts that combines pliers and wrench? Plench
22 What is the name of the small light ball of woven flax swung rhythmically at the end of a string in Maori songs and dances? Poi
23 Titania, Miranda and Bianca are all moons of which planet in our solar system? Uranus
24 The resort of Costa Smeralda is on which Mediterranean island? Sardinia
25 In 1999, Squadron Leader Lynda Johnson became the first woman equerry to which member of the British royal family? Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh
26 What is the fold of loose skin called hanging from the throat or neck of an animal or bird? Dewlap
27 Which Greek goddess is the muse of erotic poetry? Erato
28 A lucky clover is supposed to have how many leaves? Four
29 The Copihue is the national flower of which South American country? Chile
30 Armed Forces Day is celebrated in Burma (Myanmar) during which month of the year? March – 27th