1 Composer Giacomo Puccini died leaving which opera unfinished? Turandot
2 What type of bird is a Green Leek? Parrot
3 Flamenco music originated in which European country? Spain
4 Postbellum relates to the period following a what? War ? especially American Civil War
5 King Louie, Akela and Ziggy are all characters in which Disney film? The Jungle Book
6 Exobiology is the study of what? Life in outer space or on other planets
7 Which national football team won a gold medal at the 1972 Summer Olympic Games? Poland
8 In humans, what is the name of the fibrous protein found in the outer layer of the skin and is a major constituent of hair and nails? Keratin
9 What is the capital of Hungary? Budapest
10 The Jack Adams Award is a prize given to a team coach in which sport? Ice Hockey
11 Which US author said ‘ Habit is not to be thrown out of the window, but it is to be coaxed down the stairs one step at a time’? Mark Twain
12 The UK’s first mobile phone call, in 1985, was across which network? Vodaphone
13 What is usually kept in an alabastrum? Perfume/oils or ointments
14 Which two countries joined the European Union on 1st January 2007? Romania and Bulgaria
15 Who was actress Britt Ekland’s first husband? Peter Sellers
16 On which side of the road do motorists drive in Japan? Left
17 Boo, Randall Boggs and Celia Mae are all characters in which 2001 animated film? Monsters Inc.
18 Who wrote the 1855 epic poem ‘The Song of Hiawatha’? Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
19 Who played King Louis XIV of France and his twin brother Philippe in the 1977 film ‘The Man in the Iron Mask’? Richard Chamberlain
20 ‘Impossible is nothing’ is the motto of which sportswear company? Adidas
21 Who was the first British reigning monarch to visit Australia? Queen Elizabeth II
22 In cookery, what is the mixture of fat (usually butter) and flour called, used in making sauces? Roux
23 Who was the captain of Brazil’s national football team when they won the 1970 FIFA World Cup? Carlos Alberto
24 Lake Geneva (or Lake Leman) lies in which two countries? France and Switzerland
25 Decompression Sickness in SCUBA divers is more commonly known by what name? The bends
26 In the US, Black Friday occurs during which month of the year? November
27 Who wrote the play ‘The Iceman Cometh’? Eugene O’Neill
28 How many numbered boxes are there at the beginning of a game of UK tv’s ‘Deal or No Deal’? 22
29 In humans, silicosis affects which part of the body? Lungs
30 A cottage pie is traditionally made with with meat? Minced beef