1 Which US state was considered the first to join the Union? Delaware
2 Who is the narrator at the beginning and end of each episode of the children’s tv programme ‘Roary the Racing Car’? Stirling Moss
3 ‘The Monday Club’ was established in 1961 by Tory MPs in reaction to which British Prime Minister’s ‘Winds of Change’ speech? Harold Macmillan
4 What type of creature is a tanager? Bird
5 Who wrote the books ‘The Good Companions’ and ‘An Inspector Calls’? J.B. Priestly
6 Who played the title role in the 1977 film ‘Annie Hall’? Diane Keaton
7 Navigator Fred Noonan disappeared with who, after taking off in their plane from New Guinea? Amelia Earhart
8 What was the title of the book to first feature serial killer Hannibal Lecter? Red Dragon
9 In the UK, in which year did the Life Peerage Act entitled women to sit in the House of Lords for the first time? 1958
10 Which actor plays a chain-smoking, womanising angel in the 1996 film ‘Michael’? John Travolta
11 The Rimutaka Railway Tunnel is in which country? New Zealand
12 In ‘Follow That Camel’, the fourteenth Carry On film, Sid James was replaced by which US actor? Phil Silvers
13 After their wedding in April 2011, Prince William’s bride placed her bouquet on whose tomb? ‘The Unknown Warrior’ – Westminster Abbey
14 In the UK, who was the Queen’s press secretary from 1978 to 1987? Michael Shea
15 US comedian and actor Nathan Birnbaum, born in 1898, was better known by what name? George Burns
16 On 26th September 1953, the rationing of what ended in the UK? Sugar
17 What type of flower is a cattleya? Orchid
18 Which former England rugby union player was nicknamed ‘Squeaky’? Rob Andrew
19 Used in cooking, Royal, Fondant, Buttercream and Foam are all types of what? Icing
20 A carillon is a set of at least 23 what, often located in a tower, each producing a musical note and usually played from a keyboard? Bells
21 In 1879, the Zulu War ended after which battle? The Battle of Rorke’s Drift
22 What is the name of the two-handled, narrow-necked jar, used by ancient Greeks and Romans for holding oil or wine? Amphora
23 Which British Prime Minister introduced income tax, to help offset a reduction in revenue caused by a decline in trade? William Pitt the Younger
24 The Krimml Falls are in which European country? Austria
25 Borachio is a villain in which Shakespeare play? Much Ado About Nothing
26 A mahout is a person who works, tends and rides which animal? Elephant
27 American Larry Adler was known for playing which musical instrument? Harmonica
28 Which English-born businessman and politician was Rhodesia named after? Cecil Rhodes
29 Pung and Chow are terms used in which game? Mah jong
30 In mythology, which Roman goddess often assumed the form of a cat in order to mate with her brother Lucifer? Diana