1 In September 1935 who set an airspeed record of 352 mph flying his H-1 Racer? Howard Hughes
2 ‘The Dream of Gerontius’ is the 1900 work of which English composer? Edward Elgar
3 Who played Davy Crockett in the 1960 film ‘The Alamo’? John Wayne
4 Which 18th Century author wrote ‘Clarissa’ (or ‘The History of a Young Lady), said to be the longest novel in the English language? Samuel Richardson
5 In 1951, Jean Lee was the last woman to be executed in which country? Australia
6 Vitricophobia is the irrational fear of which member of the family? Step father
7 The Khorat Plateau forms part of which Asian country? Thailand
8 Which country singer was known as ‘The Man in Black’? Johnny Cash
9 In May 1952, which UK airline was the first to introduce the passenger jet? BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation)
10 The Rimac River is in which South American country? Peru
11 Which British Prime Minister declared ‘Peace in our time’ in September 1938? Neville Chamberlain
12 Which fictional TV family had pets called Spot, Igor and Kitty? The Munsters
13 Which part of the body does a cariogenic affect? Teeth
14 Novelist Jane Austen wrote about which poet, stating ‘..has no business to write novels, especially good ones. It is not fair. He has fame and profit enough as a poet..’? Sir Walter Scott
15 What is the capital of Jamaica? Kingston
16 Which BBC Radio 2 host includes ‘The Tracks of My Years’ in his weekday programme? Ken Bruce
17 In Sikhism, what is the practice of allowing one’s hair to grow naturally, as a symbol of respect for the perfection of God’s creation? Kesh
18 In humans, glossitis is the inflammation of which part of the body? Tongue
19 The Coco Cola prototype recipe was formulated in a drugstore in which US state? Georgia
20 Tuber melanosporum is a variety of which luxury food? Truffle
21 In which year were traffic wardens first introduced to the streets of Britain? 1960
22 In the 2005 Julian Barnes novel ‘Arthur and George’, who is Arthur? Arthur Conan Doyle
23 Which female swimmer won six Olympic Gold Medals for East Germany in 1988? Kristin Otto
24 In which Scottish city is the Robert Gordon University? Aberdeen
25 The Davis Cup is a challenge trophy contested by men in which sport? Tennis
26 How many stars are on the national flag of Turkey? One
27 Which artist said ‘Everything you can imagine is real’? Pablo Picasso
28 In D.I.Y, which company licenced and produced the portable workbench ‘The Workmate’ in the 1970’s? Black & Decker
29 Which animal is known as the ‘Earth Pig’? Aardvark
30 The ‘Pastry War’ of 1838 was an invasion of which country by France, after a French pastrycook accused local officers of looting his shop? Mexico