1 Indian politician Sonia Gandhi was born in which country in 1946? Italy
2 What is the name of the four-sided spinning top with a Hebrew letter on each side, used by Jews in gambling games, especially at Hanukkah? Dreidel (or dreidl)
3 In which year was the Factory Act passed in Britain, to improve conditions for children working in factories? 1833
4 In 1997, what was the first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell? Dolly the sheep
5 In medicine, chromotopsia is the term for abnormally coloured what? Vision
6 What is the highest range of the male singing voice? Countertenor
7 Who was the mother of King James l of England? Mary Queen of Scots
8 Which Irish musician released a 1988 album entitled ‘Watermark’? Enya
9 Wanlockhead is the highest village in which European country? Scotland
10 Which London train station was designed by Lewis Cubitt in 1852? King’s Cross
11 In medicine, what does GIFT stand for? Gamet IntraFallopian Transfer
12 What is the name of the long, loose hooded cloak worn by Arab men? Burnous (or burnoose)
13 What is the name of the spiked metal plate fixed to a boot for climbing on ice or rock? Crampon
14 A pneumonectomy is the removal or part-removal of which part of the human body? Lung
15 Which US President ordered the development of the hydrogen bomb, in response to Russia (USSR) detonating its first atomic bomb? Harry S. Truman
16 Which British designer designed the iPod? Jonathan Ive
17 Saint Apollinia is the patron saint of which medical profession? Dentists
18 In a synagogue, what is the name of the cupboard in which the Torah Scrolls are kept? The Ark
19 The ‘Harvester Judgement’ was a benchmark legal case for ensuring workers in which country were paid a fair basic wage? Australia
20 ‘The past is a foreign country, they do things differently there’, are the opening words to which novel? ‘The Go Between’
21 Which UK children’s tv show, launched in 1968, had a mascot called Murgatroyd? Magpie
22 In banking, what does HSBC stand for? Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Coropration
23 The Antionette Perry Awards for Excellence are better known by what name? Tony Awards
24 What is the name of the two-dimensional surface with only one side/surface? Mobius Strip
25 Which US author said ‘Clothes make the man; naked people have little or no influence’? Mark Twain
26 Which European country hosted the 1956 Winter Olympic Games? Italy
27 ‘Lofsongur’ is the national anthem of which country? Iceland
28 According to the Bible, how many pieces of silver did each of the Philistines offer Delilah to find out where Samson’s strength lay? 1100
29 In which board game do players use a ‘doubling cube’, which has the numbers 2,4,8,16,32,64 on it? Backgammon
30 In which mountain range is the 2000 film ‘Vertical Limit’ set? Himalayas