1 Balestra, Derobement and Florentine are terms used in which sport? Fencing
2 In Greek mythology, Hector, leader of the Trojan troops, was slain by who? Achilles
3 Who wrote the short story ‘The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner’? Alan Sillitoe
4 Which playing card is known as ‘Big Casino’? Ten of Diamonds
5 Who was TV puppet Lenny the Lion’s human partner? Terry Hall
6 Which baseball player was nicknamed ‘The Georgia Peach’? Tyrus ‘Ty’ Cobb
7 Ricin is a highly toxic protein obtained from the pressed beans of which plant? Castor Oil Plant
8 What is the main ingredient of borscht soup? Beetroot
9 What is the name of the prospector in the 1999 animated film ‘Toy Story 2’? Stinky Pete
10 How many points is a ‘Try’ worth in a game of rugby union? Five
11 In Mary Shelley’s novel ‘Frankenstein’, what is Frankenstein’s first name? Victor
12 In which London palace were Queen Victoria and Prince Albert married? St James’s Palace
13 Purbeck Marble originates from which English county? Dorset
14 On January 1st of which year did Spain stop using the peseta as its national currency? 2000
15 Which band released the 2011 single ‘Moves Like Jagger’, featuring Christina Aguilera? Maroon Five
16 which 18th Century scientist said ‘Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain, and most fools do’? Benjamin Franklin
17 In commerce, what does GATT stand for? General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
18 Green, Oolong, Black and Jasmine are all varieties of what? Tea
19 South Africa is divided into how many provinces? Nine
20 What type of creature is a wobbegong? Shark
21 Which country won the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations? Egypt
22 Which author created the character Tracy Beaker? Jacqueline Wilson
23 Thanatology is the scientific study of what? Death
24 Which British playwright won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2005? Harold Pinter
25 In the game of darts, what score is known as ‘Not old’? 37
26 Which author wrote ‘I came form Des Moines. Somebody had to.’ in their book ‘The Lost Continent’? Bill Bryson
27 What is the first name of Rene’s wife in the UK tv series ‘Allo ‘Allo!? Edith
28 In June 1938, Dr Douglas Hyde was elected the first President of which European country? Ireland
29 Which country has the international vehicle registration ZA? South Africa
30 Which BBC sports commentator famously said ‘For those of you watching in black and white, Spurs are in the all-yellow strip’? John Motson