December 16, 2011 | QM Click on question to reveal answer 1 Which famous British Army officer died after a motorcycle accident in Dorset, England in May 1935? 2 What is the name of the long iron-tipped staff used by mountain climbers and hikers? 3 Which African country is regarded as the spiritual home of the Rastafari religious movement? 4 In economics, which four countries are known as the BRIC countries? 5 A peregrine is what type of bird? 6 James Baskett, who sang the song ‘Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah’, played which character in the 1946 Disney film ‘Song of the South’? 7 Who became the Royal Ballet’s youngest principal dancer in 1989, at the age of 20? 8 The Spratly Islands lie in which body of water? 9 Nadezhda Konstantinovna Krupskaya was married to which Russian politician? 10 Which English chemist and physicist invented the dynamo? 11 In Indian cookery, what is gingili better known as? 12 In humans, the deficiency of which vitamin causes pellagra? 13 Sila and Majella are national parks in which European country? 14 Saffron and Bubbles are characters in which UK tv comedy series? 15 Which play by Arthur Miller opened on Broadway in New York in January 1953? 16 The original Guggenheim Museum is in which city? 17 In which year did South Africa leave the Commonwealth to become a republic? 18 Clidro, Pipeline and Backdoor are terms that are used in which sport? 19 In the Harry Potter series of books, what is the name of Harry’s pet owl? 20 Which US state has borders with Kansas, Illinois, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Iowa, Nebraska and Oklahoma? 21 What is the name of the highly toxic protein obtained from the pressed seeds of the castor oil plant? 22 Which former British Prime Minister played cricket for Middlesex? 23 Which English poet died in 1915 from septicaemia after being bitten by a mosquito? 24 What is the name of the dog in the children’s tv programme ‘The Herbs’? 25 How many lines usually make up a limerick? 26 What is Cockney rhyming slang for stairs? 27 Taxus is the Latin name for which tree? 28 What is the name of the official Scottish residence of the British monarch? 29 How many points are scored for a drop-goal in rugby union? 30 Steve Martin and which other actor hosted the 2010 Academy Awards?