March 26, 2012 | QM Click on question to reveal answer 1 In 1818, British obstetrician James Blundell performed the first successful human what? 2 Which British explorer arrived in Tahiti in 1769? 3 Who played the title role in the 1975 film ‘Barry Lyndon’? 4 In 1907, which ill-fated liner of the Cunard Line made its maiden voyage? 5 Who was the last British Prime minister to die in office? 6 Aravind Adiga’s novel ‘The White Tiger’ won which prestigious award in 2008? 7 NaCl is the chemical compound of which common substance? 8 Which actress played the role of identical twins, Susan and Sharon, in the 1961 film ‘The Parent Trap’? 9 In cooking, 190 degrees Celsius is the equivalent to which Gas Mark? 10 What do the interior angles of a hexagon add up to in degrees? 11 The Big Muddy River in Southern Illinois joins which other river? 12 Marie Antoinette was married to which French King? 13 The drug ‘Reyataz’ is used for treating which medical condition? 14 Who was replaced by Sid Vicious as bassist in the punk rock band The Sex Pistols? 15 The roe of lumpfish is used as a substitute for which delicacy? 16 In banking, what does ATM stand for? 17 Which singer released the single ‘Lonely’ in 2005? 18 In Greek mythology, what is the name of the nymph who was pursued by Apollo and transformed by the gods into a laurel bush? 19 In botany, what is the decay-resistant outer coating of a pollen grain or spore called? 20 In Vermont, USA, there is an old law stating that it is illegal for women to wear what without their husbands written consent? 21 Actor Nicholas Cage plays gun-runner Yuri Orlov in which 2005 film? 22 The first Stock-Exchange in America was founded in which city? 23 What is the eighth sign of the Zodiac? 24 To the nearest month, what is the gestation period of a horse? 25 Which 18th Century scientist and politician invented a glass harmonica (or ‘armonica) in 1761? 26 British tv ‘Dragon’ Theo Paphitis was the chairman of which London football club for eight years until 2006? 27 Which two mainland European countries compete in the Six Nations Rugby Tournament? 28 In medicine, algology is the study of what? 29 Who invented the Mercury Thermometer in 1714? 30 Sir Walter Raleigh was executed during the reign of which English monarch?