1 The 1999 film ‘Topsy Turvy’ by Mike Leigh is about which playwright and composer duo? Gilbert and Sullivan
2 Which British organisation has the motto ‘For Ever, For Everyone’? National Trust
3 In the human body, what is a hallux valgus more commonly known as? Bunion
4 The volcano Hekla is on which island? Iceland
5 Malacology is the branch of zoology concerned with which type of creatures? Molluscs
6 Creme Anglaise is the French version of which English dessert item? Custard
7 Which band had a 1959 hit with the song ‘I Only Have Eyes For You’? The Flamingos
8 Which Polynesian island was originally called Rapa Nui before it was discovered by Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeeven in 1722? Easter Island
9 ‘Down the Rabbit Hole’ is the opening chapter of which children’s novel? Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
10 What is the term in the game of croquet for sending another player’s ball through a hoop? Peel
11 By area, what is the smallest of the United Arab Emirates? Ajman
12 In Greek mythology, which sea nymph kept Odysseus on the island of Ogygia for many years, offering to make him immortal if he remained? Calypso
13 In March 1935 which cartoon character made his debut in Looney Tunes ‘I Haven’t Got a Hat’? Porky Pig
14 Who was known as the ‘Waltz King’ of Vienna? Johann Strauss II
15 Joan Fussey, Miss Haggard and Josh Fiddler are all characters in which ‘Carry On’ film? Carry On Camping
16 What was the name of the prison from which anti-apartheid campaigner Nelson Mandela was released in February 1990? Victor Verster
17 In the nursery rhyme ‘Sing a Song of Sixpence’ how many blackbirds were baked in a pie? 24
18 The vitelus is which part of an egg? Yolk
19 What is the title of Samuel Beckett’s play which consists of about 25 seconds of screams and heavy breathing? Breath
20 ‘Teardrop’ by Massive Attack is the theme tune to which US television medical drama starring Hugh Laurie? House
21 How many ‘Books’ make up the Old Testament of the Bible? 39
22 Erotology is the study of what? Sex
23 Chartwell was the family home of which British Prime Minister? Winston Churchill
24 ‘The King of Barataria’ is the subtitle of which Gilbert and Sullivan operetta? The Gondoliers
25 Dhaka is the capital of which Asian country? Bangladesh
26 The Royal Albert Hall is in which London road? Kensington Gore
27 During which year were the first Youth Olympics held? 2010
28 Which English pop artist created The Beatles ‘Sgt Pepper’ album cover? Peter Blake
29 In South Africa, a Sangoma is more commonly known as what type of person? Witch doctor/healer
30 What is the name of the game that is similar to boules, which originated in Provence, France? Petanque