1 Which two colours make up the national flag of Greenland? White and red
2 In which US state were the 1692 Witch Trials held? Massachusetts
3 Which English author’s five years experience in the Indian Imperial Police was behind his 1934 novel ‘Burmese Days’? George Orwell
4 In the Harry Potter series of books, what is the name of Hermoine Granger’s cat? Crookshanks
5 The ‘Up-Helly-Aa’ festival is held in the Scottish town of Lerwick during which month of the year? January
6 In Greek mythology, who murdered Glauce, the bride of Jason, on their wedding day? Medea
7 Which English Premier League football club has the motto ‘Nil Satis Nisi Optimum’ (Nothing but the best is good enough)? Everton F.C.
8 Which UK comedy series featured the characters Eccles, Bloodnok and Bluebottle? The Goon Show
9 Bacon, Hazzard, Ganter and Topa Topa are all varieties of which fruit? Avocado
10 What is the cube root of 729? 9
11 The railway in Africa which runs from Mombasa to lake Victoria, which was hit by a series of disasters, is known as The ‘what’ Line? Lunatic Line
12 Which national team beat Hungary 4-2 to win the 1938 FIFA World Cup? Italy
13 Carried in front of English sovereigns at their coronation to represent mercy, what is a curtana? Sword (unpointed)
14 A hexagon is a plane figure with how many sides and angles? Six
15 Chopin Airport is in which European city? Warsaw
16 What is the main ingredient of a matelote dish? Fish
17 Who played Hannah in the 1986 film ‘Hannah and Her Sisters’? Mia Farrow
18 ‘The Divine Miss M’ was the debut album of which US singer? Bette Midler
19 Cobweb and Toolroom are Secret Service codenames for whose US office? The Vice President
20 Who hosted the first televised UK National Lottery show in 1994? Noel Edmonds
21 Which Rodgers and Hammerstein musical was written for actress Gertrude Lawrence, who died a year later halfway through the show’s run? The King and I
22 Curtly Ambrose played for which national cricket team? West Indies
23 Which was the 48th US state to be admitted to the Union, in February 1912? Arizona
24 Irish businessman Sean Quinn became the owner of which British golf course in 2005? The Belfry
25 Donald Pleasance, Telly Savalas and Charles Gray have all played the role of which James Bond villain? Ernst Stavro Blofeld
26 In Greek cookery, what is the name of the selection of small hot and cold dishes served as an appetizer? Meze (or mezze)
27 Pen y Fan is the highest peak in which British national park? Brecon Beacons
28 What was the name of the US poet, famous for writing confessional poems, who committed suicide in 1972 aged 57? John Berryman
29 What is the US state capital of North Dakota? Bismarck
30 Which singer released a 1989 album entitled ‘Foreign Affair’? Tina Turner