1 How many times has jockey Richard Dunwoody won the English Grand National? Twice
2 What is the name of the spirit who serves Prospero in Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’? Ariel
3 Who is considered to be the founder of the modern method of freezing food? Clarence Birdseye
4 Who succeeded Zachary Taylor as president of the United States in 1850? Millard Fillmore
5 What was the name of the airship that burst into flames at Lakenhurst Naval Station, New Jersey in 1937? Hindenburg
6 Which US fictional private eye calls his gun ‘Betsy’? Mike Hammer
7 In Greek mythology, what was Arachne turned into after beating Athena in a weaving contest? Spider
8 The process of ‘remuage’ is used in the production of what? Champagne/sparkling wine
9 The legend of ‘Lohengrin’ comes from which European country? Germany
10 Which British poet had a relationship with Fanny Brawne? John Keats
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? Chlorine
12 Who wrote the novel ‘Tess of the D’Urbervilles’? Thomas Hardy
13 Butt, Barrel and Butterfly are all types of what? Hinge
14 Who was British Poet Laureate from 1968 until his death in 1972? Cecil Day-Lewis
15 The perfume L’Interdit by Givenchy was created in 1957 for which actress? Audrey Hepburn
16 What is the largest lake, by surface area, in Europe? Lake Ladoga ? Russia
17 ‘Viernes’ is Spanish for which day of the week? Friday
18 Who starred as mathematician John Nash in the 2001 film ‘A Beautiful Mind’? Russell Crowe
19 What is the first day of Lent called? Ash Wednesday
20 Which is the second largest state in the US? Texas
21 The ‘Brabazon Course’ is the main tournament course of which British golf resort? The Belfry
22 The Clee hills are in which English county? Shropshire
23 What does ‘Habeas corpus’ translate to in English? You have the body
24 Invar is an alloy of which two metals? Nickel and iron
25 Which men’s sport was transferred permanently from the Summer Olympics to the Winter Olympic Games from 1924? Ice hockey
26 Which two European countries are connected by the Brenner Pass? Italy and Austria
27 Which fruit is the main ingredient of the liqueur Midori? Melon
28 In 1930, Australian cricketer Don Bradman scored a world record how many runs in 415 minutes at Sydney Cricket Ground? 452
29 The dairy product ‘Skyr’ originated in which country? Iceland
30 What is the name of comic hero Desperate Dan’s pet dog? Dawg