1 What is the name of the Jewish spring festival which celebrates the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt? Passover
2 Cherophobia is the irrational fear of what? Gaiety or merriment
3 Which English comedian’s real name is Royston Vasey? Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown
4 Composer Jean Sibelius was born in which country? Finland
5 Martin Luther King Jr. Day is celebrated in the US during which month of the year? January – 3rd Monday
6 Scientist Humphrey Davy discovered the inhalation of which gas could relieve a conscious person from pain? Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas)
7 In which year was the Battle of Britain? 1940
8 Jerry Cruncher appears in which Charles Dickens novel? A Tale of Two Cities
9 Which country’s national football team was knocked out of the 1998 FIFA World Cup despite scoring six goals in their last match? Spain
10 Epping Forest is in which English county? Essex
11 In medicine, exsanguination is commonly known as what? Bleeding to death
12 How many states are there in Mexico? 31 – and one federal district
13 What is Beauty’s name in the Disney film ‘Beauty and the Beast’? Belle
14 Moorfield’s Hospital in London specialises in the treatment of which part of the body? Eyes
15 Which English singer entertained the crowds on Centre Court at Wimbledon in 1996 when rain stopped play ? Cliff Richard
16 In medicine, a nullipara is a woman who has never done what? Given birth to a child
17 What number shirt did footballer Bobby Moore wear when he played for West Ham? 6
18 What was the name of the President of Granada who was executed during the 1983 coup? Maurice Bishop
19 The Ebro River is in which country? Spain
20 Sadler’s Wells Ballet and the Vic-Wells Ballet were the previous names of which British ballet company? The Royal Ballet
21 In which English city is the Cartwright Hall Art Gallery? Bradford
22 A luce is the name for which fully grown fish? Pike
23 Dakahlia, Ghabia and Helwan are governorates of which country? Egypt
24 Former French President Charles de Gaulle said ‘How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of ‘what’? Cheese
25 What is the 19th letter of the Greek alphabet? Tau
26 Pattie Boyd, George Harrison’s first wife, was cast as a schoolgirl fan in which Beatles film? ‘A Hard Day’s Night’
27 July 1938 saw the first ascent of the North Face of which Alpine mountain? The Eiger
28 The famous ‘Seven Ages of Man’ speech is delivered in which Shakespeare play? As You Like It
29 Pascua is Spanish for which holiday? Easter – Holy Week
30 What was known as the ‘National Razor’ during the French Revolution? The Guillotine