February 22, 2012 | QM Click on question to reveal answer 1 Who played the role of dance instructor, Mrs Wilkinson, in the 2000 film Billy Elliot? 2 Louis Reard created which two-piece item of clothing in 1946? 3 Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf was Africa’s first ever elected female head of state when she was made President of which country in 2005? 4 Which famous London building was destroyed by fire in 1834? 5 What colour are the flowers of a hawkbit plant? 6 Which English snooker player is nicknamed ‘The Rocket’? 7 Which American actress appeared in controversial 1980 Calvin Klein jeans advertisements at the age of 15? 8 Which word represents the letter ‘E’ in the NATO Phonetic Alphabet? 9 Who played the role of Mrs Lovett in the 2007 film ‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’? 10 Which island was previously named Van Dieman’s Land? 11 What are the first names of ‘The Amazons’ in the children’s novel ‘Swallows and Amazons’? 12 Late opera singer Luciano Pavarotti was born in which Italian city? 13 Billund Airport is in which European country? 14 Which country signed a treaty known as New START in January 2011 with the US, in a nuclear arms reduction pact? 15 Which popular board game was originally called ‘Criss Cross Words’? 16 In which year did Britain get its first Labour government? 17 Which Asian city was previously known as Edo? 18 Who was the Greek goddess of victory? 19 A misanthrope dislikes what? 20 Which English singer/musician was reputed to have said in 2008 ‘I haven’t got the Internet in my house, it’s the Devil’s window? 21 In medicine, dystocia is difficulty in doing what? 22 The island of Lampedusa belongs to which European country? 23 In which British city is the Jewry Wall Museum? 24 What was the name of Jim Carrey’s pet Jack Russell Terrier in the 1994 film ‘The Mask’? 25 Castanea Sativa is the Latin name for which tree? 26 What is the name of the Tropic which lies approximately 23.5 degrees south of the Equator and runs through Australia, Chile, Brazil and South Africa? 27 Who was the original presenter of the UK tv show ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’? 28 Apart from the moon, which planet in our solar system is the brightest natural object in the night sky? 29 Daisy, Rose and Violet are fictional sisters in which UK tv comedy series? 30 Aquae Sulis was the Roman name for which English city?