1 A third wedding anniversary is traditionally represented by which material? Leather
2 To feign unconsciousness or death is said to ‘play’ which animal? Possum
3 Kurt Waldheim, U Thant, Trygvie Lie and Boutros Boutros Ghali have all held which post? Secretary General of the United Nations
4 What type of animal is a Lhasa Apso? Dog
5 Which British pier features in the title of a novel by George Orwell? Wigan Pier (The Road to Wigan Pier)
6 Which country has the internet domain .cn? China
7 In which year was Alaska admitted as the 49th US state? 1959
8 In humans, the atlas and axis bones are found in which part of the body? Neck
9 In cookery, what are ‘albondigas’? Meatballs
10 School Master Thomas Gradgrind is a character in which Charles Dickens novel? Hard Times
11 Which playing card is known as ‘Hector’? Jack of Diamonds
12 Ilex is the Latin name for which plant? Holly
13 Campolina, Gidran and Monchino are breeds of which animal? Horse
14 Mary and Jim were the names of the parents of which member of The Beatles? Paul McCartney
15 What is the name of the US writer and lecturer who wrote ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’? Dale Carnegie
16 In the Bible, what sign did God give Noah that the earth would not be flooded again? A rainbow
17 The ‘Palace of the Peak’ is the nickname of which English stately home? Chatsworth House
18 In which US state is the port of Galveston? Texas
19 Which 1945 film was adapted from Noel Coward’s play ‘Still Life’? Brief Encounter
20 Grace Anna Goodhue was the wife of which US President? Calvin Coolidge
21 The ‘Order of the Sun’ is the highest award bestowed by which South American country for notable civil and military merit? Peru
22 Which mobile phone company has the motto ‘Connecting People’? Nokia
23 In Greek mythology, who was the first wife of Aegeus? Meta
24 Which breed of dog is Marley in the 2008 film ‘Marley and Me’? Labrador Retriever
25 ‘Giovedi’ is the Italian word for which day of the week? Thursday
26 Which fictional character has a 12-cylinder 1927 Daimler which he calls ‘Mrs Merdle’? Lord Peter Wimsey
27 In which year did play first take place on the middle Sunday at Wimbledon? 1991
28 BG is the international car registration for which country? Bulgaria
29 ‘Hi Ho Silver’ by Jim Diamond is the theme tune to which UK tv detective series? Boon
30 How many stars are on the national flag of New Zealand? Four