1 The Rum Rebellion of 1808 was the only successful armed takeover of government in the history of which country? Australia
2 Robert Timothy French created which type of condiment, which debuted at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904? Mustard
3 In religion, who is said to be the maternal grandmother of Jesus? Saint Anne
4 Who wrote the 1930’s novel ‘Tender is the Night’? F. Scott Fitzgerald
5 Which two of English monarch Henry VIII’s wives were executed for adultery? Anne Boleyn, Catherine Howard
6 Which annual motor event did former Armani model Maximillion Cooper found in 1999? The Gumbal 3000 Car Rally
7 Edeomania is an abnormal interest in which part of the body? Genitals
8 In Greek mythology, musician and poet Arion was kidnapped by pirates and saved by which creatures? Dolphins
9 Which US actor’s film company founded the Sundance Film Festival? Robert Redford
10 Who became the youngest World Heavyweight Boxing Champion in 1956? Floyd Patterson
11 In humans, dipsosis is an excessive what? Thirst
12 ‘Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter’, is from which work by John Keats? Ode to a Grecian Urn
13 What is the title of the 1984 film in which Bob Hoskins plays the owner of a club where Richard Gere plays the cornet? The Cotton Club
14 Who was the first unseeded tennis player to win the Wimbledon Men’s Finals? Boris Becker
15 Maria Fitzherbert was ‘married’ to which British monarch? George IV
16 Which British comedian was known as ‘The Cheeky Chappie’? Max Miller
17 Portugal shares a land border with which country? Spain
18 In which year was live television coverage of the Olympic Games available internationally for the first time? 1956
19 Which US organisation has the motto ‘Fidelity, Bravery and Integrity’? FBI
20 In Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ who does Beatrice agree to marry in the end? Benedick
21 What is the head of a jellyfish called? The bell
22 Which element is added to steel to make it stainless? Chromium
23 Which is the smallest instrument in the flute family? Piccolo
24 In religion, who traditionally sits on the Sedia Gestatoria? The Pope
25 In June 1940, who was officially recognised by Britain as the ‘Leader of all free Frenchmen, wherever they may be’? General Charles de Gaulle
26 What is composer Offenbach’s ‘Galop Infernal’ better known as? The Can Can
27 What is the eighth sign of the Zodiac? Scorpio
28 Which spirit is traditionally used to make the cocktail Mint Julep? Bourbon whiskey
29 Which explosive is named after a suburb of Pardubice in the Czech Republic, where it was first manufactured in 1964? Semtex (SEMTin and EXplosive)
30 Who was the last English monarch to enter the House of Commons? Charles I