February 29, 2012 | QM Click on question to reveal answer 1 How many times has jockey Richard Dunwoody won the English Grand National? 2 What is the name of the spirit who serves Prospero in Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’? 3 Who is considered to be the founder of the modern method of freezing food? 4 Who succeeded Zachary Taylor as president of the United States in 1850? 5 What was the name of the airship that burst into flames at Lakenhurst Naval Station, New Jersey in 1937? 6 Which US fictional private eye calls his gun ‘Betsy’? 7 In Greek mythology, what was Arachne turned into after beating Athena in a weaving contest? 8 The process of ‘remuage’ is used in the production of what? 9 The legend of ‘Lohengrin’ comes from which European country? 10 Which British poet had a relationship with Fanny Brawne? 11 What type of gas was used by the Germans against the French for the first time, at the Second Battle of Ypres in 1915? 12 Who wrote the novel ‘Tess of the D’Urbervilles’? 13 Butt, Barrel and Butterfly are all types of what? 14 Who was British Poet Laureate from 1968 until his death in 1972? 15 The perfume L’Interdit by Givenchy was created in 1957 for which actress? 16 What is the largest lake, by surface area, in Europe? 17 ‘Viernes’ is Spanish for which day of the week? 18 Who starred as mathematician John Nash in the 2001 film ‘A Beautiful Mind’? 19 What is the first day of Lent called? 20 Which is the second largest state in the US? 21 The ‘Brabazon Course’ is the main tournament course of which British golf resort? 22 The Clee hills are in which English county? 23 What does ‘Habeas corpus’ translate to in English? 24 Invar is an alloy of which two metals? 25 Which men’s sport was transferred permanently from the Summer Olympics to the Winter Olympic Games from 1924? 26 Which two European countries are connected by the Brenner Pass? 27 Which fruit is the main ingredient of the liqueur Midori? 28 In 1930, Australian cricketer Don Bradman scored a world record how many runs in 415 minutes at Sydney Cricket Ground? 29 The dairy product ‘Skyr’ originated in which country? 30 What is the name of comic hero Desperate Dan’s pet dog?