1 Isaan is the northeast region of which Asian country? Thailand
2 Which scientist wrote a letter in 1704 in which he predicted the end of the world in 2060 after studying Biblical texts? Sir Isaac Newton
3 Which actress played Sid James’ wife in the UK television series ‘Bless This House’? Diana Coupland
4 The medical condition ‘epicondylitis’ is better known by what name? Tennis elbow
5 What was the name of the river by which Julius Caesar stood when he reputedly said ‘The die has been cast’? The Rubicon River
6 Which bird is the symbol of the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds)? Avocet
7 In the UK television series ‘Hollyoaks’, which musical instrument does Rhys Ashworth play? Drums
8 What is the currency of Egypt? Egyptian Pound (EGP)
9 Retinol is a form of which vitamin? Vitamin A
10 A ‘Ruby-tailed’ is what type of creature? Wasp
11 The town of Ilkley in Yorkshire lies on which river? River Wharfe
12 In which year was the first Olympic Commemorative Coin minted? 1951
13 What is the name of the traditional Japanese hand-concealed weapon, often in the form of a star with projecting blades or points? Shuriken
14 In 1407, Dick Whittington was simultaneously Lord Mayor of London and Mayor of which French town? Calais
15 A craniotomy is the surgical removal of a portion of which part of the human body? Skull
16 Which English poet wrote ‘The Prisoner of Chillon’? Lord Byron
17 What does the Latin phrase ‘Margaritas ante porco’ translate to in English? Pearls before swine
18 Which US actress was banned from radio in December 1937 after making a risque guest appearance on the NBC ‘Chase and Sanborn Hour’? Mae West
19 Who was Prime Minister of Australia at the outbreak of World War I? Andrew Fisher
20 Which Essex town was granted city status for the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II? Chelmsford
21 In the William Wordsworth poem ‘I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud’, how many daffodils are mentioned? Ten thousand
22 Which two states border the US state of Florida? Alabama and Georgia
23 Which English football team is nicknamed ‘The Cobblers’? Northampton Town FC
24 If someone suffers from ‘Stendhal Syndrome’ they suffer giddiness and confusion when exposed to what? Art
25 Which US state is known as the ‘Treasure State’? Montana
26 Ehud Olmert became Prime Minister of which country in 2006? Israel
27 Which English airport features in a television advert for ‘Specsavers’? Luton Airport
28 Which country hosted the 2014 FIFA World Cup? Brazil
29 Villain Hugo Drax appears in which 1979 James Bond film? Moonraker
30 The volcano Hekla is on which island? Iceland