1 Which scientist was appointed as Chemical Assistant at the Royal Institution by Humphrey Davy in March 1813? Michael Faraday
2 In the novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, what is the name of Mr Rochester’s housekeeper? Mrs Fairfax
3 The ‘Tennis Court Oath’ was signed at the beginning of which revolution? French Revolution
4 ‘Duck and dive’ represents which number in the game of Bingo? 25
5 Politician Lev Davidovich Bronshtein was better known by what name? Leon Trotsky
6 In which English cathedral is the tomb of King John? Worcester
7 What is the name of the adult bulldog in the television cartoon ‘Tom and Jerry’? Spike
8 Which country won the FIFA Award for Most Entertaining Team at the 2006 World Cup? Portugal
9 What does the Latin phrase ‘Ad libitum’ translate to in English? At one’s pleasure
10 Doi Inthanon is the highest mountain in which country? Thailand
11 Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Beckett was murdered during the reign of which English monarch? Henry II
12 Which dessert is also known as ‘Omelette Surprise’? Baked Alaska
13 US actress Courtney Cox became famous after appearing in the 1984 video of which US singer/songwriter? Bruce Springstein
14 Who wrote the 1975 book ‘Superwoman’? Shirley Conran
15 What was the name of the London pub in which gangster Ronnie Kray murdered Geroge Cornell in March 1966? The Blind Beggar
16 The ‘Petit Trianon’ is a small chateau located in the grounds of which palace? Palace of Versailles
17 According to the proverb, ‘A stitch in time saves …..’what’? Nine
18 The island of Corsica belongs to which country? France
19 Top hat, iron, dog and ship are all pieces in which board game? Monopoly
20 Keith Lemon and Avid Merion are alter-egos of which British comedian? Leigh Francis
21 Which Scottish photographer took the famous 1969 photo of The Beatles on a zebra crossing on Abbey Road? Iain MacMillan
22 What were the first names of British politician Rab Butler? Richard Austen
23 What is the postcode for BBC’s soap ‘Eastenders’? E20
24 Who wrote the novel ‘The Hunt For Red October’? Tom Clancy
25 Carrageenan is a substance extracted from red and purple what? Seaweed
26 What type of paper changes colour when testing whether a substance is acid or alkali? Litmus paper
27 Lupine relates to which animal? Wolf
28 What is the method of hair removal called in which strands of cotton are used to pluck unwanted hair? Threading
29 Fray Bentos is a port in which South American country? Uruguay
30 What is the title of the theme tune to the BBC radio show ‘The Archers’? Barwick Green