1 Who was the first poet to be buried at Poet’s Corner in London’s Westminster Abbey? Geoffrey Chaucer
2 In humans, cholecystitis is the inflammation of which part of the body? Gall bladder
3 Colomba Pasquale (or Easter Dove) is a traditional Easter cake which originated from which country? Italy
4 The metical is the basic monetary unit of which African country? Mozambique
5 Which Swiss folk hero was said to have walked past the emperor’s hat without bowing to it, and was forced to shoot an apple from his son’s head with a crossbow to avoid execution? William Tell
6 Which perfume was named after Coco Chanel’s birthday? Chanel No. 19
7 Who was the British Prime Minister during the 1956 Suez Crisis? Anthony Eden
8 Which screenwriter and novelist created the Daleks for the tv series Doctor Who? Terry Nation
9 The company Titleist manufacture which sports equipment? Golf
10 What type of fish is included in the ingredients of Worcestershire Sauce? Anchovies
11 What is the title of the final Harry Potter book? Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
12 How many planets make up our solar system? Eight – Pluto is no longer a planet
13 ‘The Night of the Long Knives’ refers to which leader eliminating many of his political enemies? Adolph Hitler
14 What was the first battle in the Wars of the Roses in England in 1455? Battle of St Albans
15 Who won the 2010 BRIT Award for British Male Solo Artist? Dizzee Rascal
16 A polygraph is more commonly known by what name? Lie detector
17 Pomology is the study of what? Fruit production
18 Victor Mature and Hedy Lamarr played the title roles in which 1949 Biblical film? Samson and Delilah
19 The House of Capet were rulers of which European country from 987 to 1328 France
20 A balcony named after which US President is on the second floor of the Whitehouse? Harry Truman
21 Which sprinter lit the Olympic flame at the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Australia? Cathy Freeman
22 The Society Islands are in which body of water? Pacific Ocean
23 Who wrote ‘The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole’? Sue Townsend
24 What type of animal is a kob? Antelope
25 What type of car did Burt Reynolds drive in the 1977 film ‘Smokey and the Bandit’? Pontiac Firebird
26 Hans Holbein the Younger was court painter to which English monarch? Henry VIII
27 What is the title of the 1931 film in which the Marx Brothers are stowaways on an ocean liner? Monkey Business
28 Who said, the day before he was killed in 1968, ‘I’m not worried about anything, I’m not fearing any man’? Martin Luther King Jnr
29 Brothers Richard and Simon Mantell played which sport for England in the 2010 Commonwealth Games? Hockey
30 An ossuary is a container or room in which what are kept? The bones of the dead