1 What type of animal is Baloo in the novel ‘The Jungle Book’ by Rudyard Kipling? Bear
2 Who did Venus Williams defeat in the 2000 Ladies Singles Finals at Wimbledon? Lindsay Davenport
3 Which two actors play the fire-fighting McCaffrey brothers in the 1991 film ‘Backdraft’? Kurt Russell and William Baldwin
4 Omar Suleiman was the Vice President of which African country? Egypt
5 Ergasiomania is the obsessive need to do what? Work
6 In Greek mythology, who was the beautiful youth loved by Aphrodite? Adonis
7 Which Briton set the Women’s Freediving World Record in April 2009? Sara Campbell
8 Which of Shakespeare’s plays is set in Elsinore? Hamlet
9 Who became the first female muslim cabinet minister in the British government? Baroness Sayeeda Warsi
10 The Cerrado is a tropical savanna ecoregion in which South American country? Brazil
11 The Yom Kippur War, or October War, took place during which year? 1973
12 An antipyretic drug reduces what in humans? Fever
13 Which perfume featured in the first advert on UK tv’s Channel 5? Chanel No. 5
14 A pupitre is a rack used in the production of what? Champagne/sparking wine
15 In the novel ‘Jane Eyre’ by Charlotte Bronte, what is the name of Mr Rochester’s home? Thornfield Hall
16 On a mobile phone keypad, the letters ‘MNO’ are on which number button? 6
17 ‘The Backgammon Players’ is a 17th Century painting by which Dutch artist? Dirck Hals
18 How much, in British pounds sterling, did the Sinclair C5 electric vehicle sell for in the UK when it was launched in 1985? 399 + 29 delivery
19 The Bank of England was established during the reign of which British monarch? William III
20 Which fraternal organisation has a square and compasses, with or without a letter ‘G’, as its logo? Freemasons
21 How many hoops are in a game of association croquet? Six
22 In retail, what does BOGOF stand for? Buy One, Get One Free
23 The 17th Century ‘Meal Tub Plot’ was against which future king of England? James II
24 The ram represents which sign of the Zodiac? Aries
25 What does a cordwainer make? Shoes
26 In British politics, who was described as ‘The Chingford Skinhead’? Norman Tebbit
27 ‘Mehefin’ is Welsh for which month of the year? June
28 What type of creature is a quelea? Bird
29 The island of Feurteventura lies in which body of water? Atlantic Ocean
30 Douglas, Fraser and Noble are all which type of tree? Fir