1 Cointreau, lemon juice and which spirit make a Sidecar cocktail? Brandy/Cognac
2 Which cigarette brand was launched in 1924 with the slogan ‘Mild As May’? Marlboro
3 Which US artist died in a car crash in August 1956, aged 44? Jackson Pollock
4 In humans, the condition erythema affects which part of the body? Skin
5 The Aviva Premiership is a professional English league competition in which sport? Rugby Union
6 Who wrote the novel ‘The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie’? Muriel Spark
7 ‘On Stranger Tides’ and ‘Dead Man’s Chest’ are subtitles of which series of films? Pirates of the Caribbean
8 In the game of darts, what is the name of the line behind which the players stand to throw their darts? Oche
9 What is the word for ‘Friend’ in Swahili? Rafiki
10 What type of acid is secreted by red ants and stinging nettles? Formic acid
11 What is the extreme sport called in which a person hurls themselves down a hill inside a large hollow ball? Zorbing
12 How many pins are on a SCART connector, used to connect video equipment? 21
13 In November 2011, which rock star was made an ‘Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters’ in Paris, one of France’s highest cultural awards? Lenny Kravitz
14 A Sergeant Baker is what type of creature? Fish
15 Pomiculture is the cultivation of what? Fruit
16 In September 2011, who became the oldest living artist to have a number one album, with Duets II, in the US charts? Tony Bennett
17 In cookery, calabaza is also called West Indian ‘what’? Pumpkin
18 Tom, Barbara, Jerry and Margo are all characters in which 1970’s UK television sitcom? The Good Life
19 Sindh is a province of which Asian country? Pakistan
20 Russian dessert ‘Pashka’ is traditionally eaten during which religious holiday? Easter
21 What is the name of the jockey who won the 2011 English Grand National on Ballabriggs? Jason Maguire
22 In the UK television series ‘Sharpe’, starring Sean Bean, what is Sharpe’s first name? Richard
23 The diameter of a standard CD measures how many centimetres? 12
24 Olympus is the highest peak on which Mediterranean island? Cyprus
25 Madame de Pompadour and Madame du Barry were mistresses of which French King? Louis XV
26 In the nursery rhyme, who met a Pieman going to the fair? Simple Simon
27 Odontology is the scientific study of what? Teeth
28 The wine ‘Bull’s Blood’ of Eger is produced in which country? Hungary
29 Who became US Secretary of State in 2009? Hillary Clinton
30 In Britain, ‘The Habeas Corpus Act’ of 1679 was passed during the reign of which monarch? King Charles II