1 Which writer invented the fictional detective C. Auguste Dupin? Edgar Allan Poe
2 What is the name of the short-sleeved midriff-baring bodice worn under a sari? Choli
3 What is the name of Earl’s band in the US tv series ‘My Name Is Earl’? Van Hickey
4 Which actress married Prince Ranier III of Monaco in 1956? Grace Kelly
5 What is the emblem of Canada? Maple Leaf
6 Which historical figure called the English ‘A nation of shopkeepers’? Napoleon I
7 Which professional golfer is known as ‘The Big Easy’? Ernie Els
8 What does a copoclephillist collect? Key rings
9 Which poet wrote ‘The Lake Isle of Innisfree’? William Butler Yeats
10 In which two US states does Monument Valley lie? Arizona and Utah
11 Which is the largest planet in our solar system? Jupiter
12 What type of creature is a nilgai? Antelope
13 Who directed the 2002 film ‘Minority Report’, which is set primarily in the year 2054? Steven Spielberg
14 In September 2006 the government of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra was overthrown in which Asian country? Thailand
15 What is the first bird mentioned in the Bible? Raven
16 Lake Tuz is in which European country? Turkey
17 The Corbillon Cup is played for by women in which sport? Table tennis
18 In the UK, ‘The Trial of the …’what’, is the procedure for ensuring that newly minted coins conform to required standards? Pyx
19 Peladophobia is the morbid fear of what in people? Baldness/bald people
20 English monarch King John, who died in 1216, was the youngest son of which king? Henry II
21 John Patrick ‘Jack’ Ryan is a fictional character who appears in many novels by which author? Tom Clancy
22 Who wrote the opera ‘The Barber of Seville’? Gioachino Rossini
23 Which late actress played Elsie Tanner in the UK tv soap ‘Coronation Street’? Patricia Phoenix
24 Digambara and Svetambara are the two major sects in which religion? Jainism
25 Illusionist Ehrich Weiss was better known by what name? Harry Houdini
26 In which country was the ancient city of Ecbatana? Iran
27 What type of creature is a crappie? Fish
28 What was the name of the British submarine which collided with a Swedish oil tanker in the Thames estuary in 1950, killing over 60 people? HMS Truculent
29 Columbus Day is celebrated in Chile during which month of the year? October
30 What is the name of the headquarters of the US Department of Defense, located in Arlington County, Virginia? The Pentagon