1 C.C. Beck created which comic-book hero in 1939? Captain Marvel
2 In British schools, what did CSE stand for? Certificate of Secondary Education
3 Donwell Abbey is the home of George Knightly in which novel by Jane Austen? Emma
4 Adolphe Thiers became Prime Minister of which European country in 1836? France
5 The ‘Wisden Almanack’ relates to which sport? Cricket
6 In Greek mythology, who fired the arrow that hit Achilles in the heel? Paris
7 What is the name of the sorcerer in Disney’s ‘Fantasia’? Yen Sid (Disney spelled backwards)
8 ‘I’ll Be There For You’ by The Rembrandts is the theme tune to which US tv comedy series? Friends
9 Which British politician wrote the 1880 novel ‘Endymion’? Benjamin Disraeli
10 Which company’s name is short for Durability, Reliability and Excellence? Durex
11 Which writer had a pet cat called Caterina, that was the inspiration for his story ‘The Black Cat’? Edgar Allen Poe
12 In the US tv series ‘Seinfeld’, there is supposedly a reference to which comic-book hero in every episode? Superman
13 Which US singer/guitarist was on the ‘Winter Dance Tour’ when he was killed in a plane crash along with Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper? Buddy Holly
14 At which English racecourse was the Derby run during World War II? Newmarket
15 What is the name of the land where ‘Puff the Magic Dragon’ lived? Honalee
16 Shami Chakrabati became the director of which British pressure group in 2003? Liberty
17 The Cenotaph is situated in which London street? Whitehall
18 What was the name of the Chief Flour Grader in the Homepride advert? Fred
19 Murder on the Calais Coach’ was the US title of which novel? Murder on the Orient Express
20 Square, Irish and Line all are types of which activity? Dancing
21 In ‘Text-Speak’ what does IMO stand for? In my opinion
22 A ‘Flying Mare’ is a term used in which sport? Wrestling
23 What is the square root of 196? 14
24 In the tv series Doctor Who, what does the ‘D’ stand for in TARDIS? Dimensions
25 Sania Ramel Airport is in which North African country? Morocco
26 ‘The Dong With a Luminous Nose’ was written by which poet? Edward Lear
27 Which mobile phone company has the motto ‘Connecting people’? Nokia
28 On which river is the German town of Meissen, famous for its porcelain? River Elbe
29 Which English football team play their home games at Old Trafford? Manchester United
30 Rashin-Coatie is the Scottish version of which fairy tale? Cinderella