1 Which US disc jockey is credited with coining the phrase ‘Rock and Roll’ during the 1950’s? Alan Freed
2 The Java Trench is part of which ocean? Indian Ocean
3 Who became the youngest man, at age 35, to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964? Martin Luther King
4 Which planet in our solar system is known is ‘The Morning Star’ when it appears in the eastern sky before sunrise? Venus
5 Bicerin is a traditional hot drink native to which Italian city? Turin – a mix of cappuccino and hot chocolate
6 In British politics, who succeeded Jeremy Thorpe as acting leader of the Liberal Party in 1976? Jo Grimond
7 The 1950’s Mau Mau uprising was against the British occupation of which country? Kenya
8 On which part of the body would a ghillie normally be worn? Foot
9 In science, a pascal is a measure of what? Pressure
10 Who played Father Noel Furlong in the British tv series ‘Father Ted’? Graham Norton
11 Which Biblical figure destroyed the Temple of the Philistines? Samson
12 Domingo Liotta MD, of Argentina, designed and developed the first artificial what, which was successfully implanted in a human in 1969? Heart
13 In which 2000 film starring Jude Law does former boxer Ricky Grover make a cameo appearance? Love, Honour and Obey
14 On the human body, a sanguineous crust is better known by what name? A scab
15 ‘The First Lord of the Treasury’ is inscribed on the letterbox of which address in London? 10, Downing Street
16 In which year did the Euro become the official currency in Ireland? 2002 – 1st January
17 Architect Inigo Jones was born in which European city in 1573? London
18 How many goals were scored in the 2006 FIFA World Cup? 147
19 In which European country is the Briksdal Glacier? Norway
20 In the children’s ‘Mr Men’ books, what shape is Mr Rush? Triangular
21 A painting by which artist was damaged in January 2010 when a student fell into it at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York? Picasso – ‘The Actor’
22 What is the title of the 1983 film in which teenager Tom Cruise turns his parents home into a brothel? Risky Business
23 What was the name of the ship in which Captain Robert Scott set sail for the Antarctic in 1901? The Discovery
24 In which year was the Battle of Bannockburn, between Scotland and England? 1314
25 Which Canadian island lies to the east of the Gulf of St Lawrence? Newfoundland
26 What is the capital of Switzerland? Bern or Berne
27 Mycroft is the older brother of which fictional detective? Sherlock Holmes
28 What is the name of the short red cape, or piece of cloth, suspended from a hollow staff and brandished by a matador during a bullfight? Muleta
29 What is a positively charged ion called? Cation
30 In which year were women allowed to compete in athletics events for the first time in the Olympic Games? 1928