1 Which novel has the opening line: ‘1801 – I have just returned from a visit to my landlord, the solitary neighbour that I shall be troubled with’? Wuthering Heights
2 Who invented the electric battery in 1800? Alessandro Volta
3 In which mountain range is the Scottish mountain Ben Nevis? Grampians
4 Formula One racing driver Jody Scheckter was born in the city of East London in which country? South Africa
5 Which was the first country to issue postage stamps? United Kingdom
6 In 1936, Joseph Bowers was the first inmate to attempt an escape from which prison? Alcatraz
7 In which year did Queen Elizabeth II first visit Australia as a reigning monarch? 1954
8 Galatasaray are a football team based in which European country? Turkey
9 Yellow-pine, Uinta and Lodgepole are all types of which animal? Chipmunk
10 In which religion is there one god called Ahura Mazda? Zoroastrianism
11 The port of Watchet is in which English county? Somerset
12 Which US President was given the nickname ‘The Trust Buster’? Theodore Roosevelt
13 The Eora and Cammeraygal peoples are indigenous to which country? Australia
14 What is the 18th letter of the Greek alphabet? Sigma
15 Who plays Daphne in the 2002 film ‘Scooby-Doo’? Sarah Michelle Gellar
16 Afar. Harari and Tigray are regions in which African country? Ethiopa
17 An opah is what type of creature? Fish
18 Which band released a 1997 album entitled ‘White on Blonde’? Texas
19 British singer and actor Terence Nelhams-Wright was better known by what name? Adam Faith
20 In the 18th Century, the British Royal Navy ordered limes and lemons to be carried on board ships as a remedy for which disease? Scurvy
21 The Euro is divided into how many cents? 100
22 Halliwell’s Guide is a reference book relating to what? Films
23 Founded by Robert Baden Powell, what is the motto of the Boy Scouts? Be Prepared
24 The Asteroid Belt lies between the orbits of which two planets in our solar system? Mars and Jupiter
25 In the NATO phonetic alphabet which word represents the letter ‘C’? Charlie
26 What is the name of the strap which passes under the tail of a horse to stop the saddle from slipping? Crupper (or Crouper)
27 How many red stripes are there on the national flag of Puerto Rico? Three
28 What is the title of the first collection of books in the Father Brown series by G.K.Chesterton? The Innocence of Father Brown?
29 Who became President of France in May 1995? Jacques Chirac
30 In which 1993 film does Holly Hunter play non-speaking Ada McGrath? The Piano