1 Which heavyweight boxing champion knocked out Max Schmeling in the first round of their re-match at Yankee Stadium in New York City in June 1938? Joe Loius
2 Who played lawyer Andrew Beckett in the 1993 film ‘Philadelphia’? Tom Hanks
3 A saluki is which type of animal? Dog
4 Chionophobia is an irrational fear of which type of weather condition? Snow
5 What was the name of the first US steam locomotive, built in 1830, to be operated on a common-carrier railroad? Tom Thumb
6 What disease was Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland, said to have died of in 1329? Leprosy
7 Bukit Timah is the highest point in which Republic of Southeast Asia? Singapore
8 Which country defeated England 1-0 on 29th June in the 1950 FIFA World Cup ? USA
9 ‘Marianne’ is a national emblem of which European country? France
10 In the novel ‘The Lord of the Rings’, Barliman Butterbur is the proprietor of which inn? The Prancing Pony
11 In May 1940, who became British Prime Minister after the resignation of Neville Chamberlain? Winston Churchill
12 The Sanremo Music Festival, held in Italy, was the inspiration for which song contest? Eurovision Song Contest?
13 ‘Divine Wind’ is the English translation of which Japanese word? Kamikaze
14 Which US poet wrote the 1864 poem ‘Christmas Day’, after he had received news that his son had been seriously injured fighting in the American Civil War? Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
15 What type of foodstuff is halloumi? Cheese
16 Lord Gnome is purported to be the proprietor of which fortnightly British publication? Private Eye
17 Which Flemish Baroque painter’s Antwerp home is now a museum? Peter Paul Rubens
18 In medicine, epiphora affects which part of the human body? Eye
19 What nationality was 19th Century author Hans Christian Anderson? Danish
20 A bibliophile is a collector and lover of what? Books
21 Yorick’s skull appears in which play by William Shakespeare? Hamlet
22 In February 1906, which type of British battleship was launched for the first time? Dreadnought
23 Which 20th Century English playwright wrote ‘Entertaining Mr Sloane’? Joe Orton
24 What was the name of the daughter of the Native American chief of the Powhatan Confederacy who married English settler John Rolfe in 1613? Pocahontas
25 What is the name of the private yacht that golfer Tiger Woods gave as a wedding gift to his ex-wife Elin? Privacy
26 Inauguration Day in the US is held during which month of the year? January
27 Museology us the science or practice of organising and managing what type of establishment? Museum
28 What was the first name of the leader of the Zulus during the Anglo-Zulu war of 1879? Cetewayo (or Cetshwayo)
29 In Australia, on which side of the road do motorists drive? Left
30 Who played barmaid Michelle Connor in the UK tv soap ‘Coronation Street’? Kym Marsh