July 16, 2012 | QM Click on question to reveal answer 1 What was painter Rubens first name? 2 ‘Blood and Fire’ is the motto of which organisation? 3 How many years make up a vicennial period? 4 What is the name of the pub at Topsham near Exeter to which Queen Elizabeth made her first official pub visit, in 1998? 5 Coleopterology is the study of which insects? 6 Which channel of water separates the two parts of Istanbul? 7 Which alcoholic drink is often referred to in historical literature as ‘The Green Fairy’? 8 On a standard dartboard, which number lies between 4 and 6? 9 Who was the last Catholic monarch to reign over England? 10 British comedian John Bishop was born in which city? 11 Situated in Paris, what was the original name of the ‘Place Charles de Gaulle’? 12 What do the interior angles of a regular pentagon add up to in degrees? 13 Which spirit is traditionally used to make a Daiquiri cocktail? 14 A serotine is what type of creature? 15 Which Victorian author lived at number 14 Great Russell Street, London? 16 Who plays Michael Douglas brother Conrad in the 1997 film ‘The Game’? 17 Dulcinea was the love of which fictional character? 18 What is the duration of a round in men’s professional boxing? 19 What colour is the cross on the national flag of Switzerland? 20 Varsovians are natives of which European city? 21 Rigatoni is what type of foodstuff? 22 What is the name of the lion in the children’s television programme ‘The Herbs’? 23 Which planet lies between Saturn and Neptune? 24 What is the name of the private investigator, played by Humphrey Bogart, in the 1941 film ‘The Maltese Falcon’? 25 YWCA stand for which Worldwide organisation? 26 Dunkery Beacon is the highest point in which English National Park? 27 In the British military, what does SBS stand for? 28 How many bones are in the neck of a giraffe? 29 According to the Bible, which of Jacob’s sons was sold into slavery by his jealous brothers? 30 Roman numerals MCMLXVIII represent which year?