1 What was painter Rubens first name? Peter
2 ‘Blood and Fire’ is the motto of which organisation? Salvation Army
3 How many years make up a vicennial period? 20
4 What is the name of the pub at Topsham near Exeter to which Queen Elizabeth made her first official pub visit, in 1998? The Bridge Inn
5 Coleopterology is the study of which insects? Beetles
6 Which channel of water separates the two parts of Istanbul? The Bosphorus
7 Which alcoholic drink is often referred to in historical literature as ‘The Green Fairy’? Absinthe
8 On a standard dartboard, which number lies between 4 and 6? 13
9 Who was the last Catholic monarch to reign over England? James II
10 British comedian John Bishop was born in which city? Liverpool
11 Situated in Paris, what was the original name of the ‘Place Charles de Gaulle’? Place de l’Etoile
12 What do the interior angles of a regular pentagon add up to in degrees? 540
13 Which spirit is traditionally used to make a Daiquiri cocktail? White rum
14 A serotine is what type of creature? Bat
15 Which Victorian author lived at number 14 Great Russell Street, London? Charles Dickens
16 Who plays Michael Douglas brother Conrad in the 1997 film ‘The Game’? Sean Penn
17 Dulcinea was the love of which fictional character? Don Quixote
18 What is the duration of a round in men’s professional boxing? Three minutes
19 What colour is the cross on the national flag of Switzerland? White
20 Varsovians are natives of which European city? Warsaw
21 Rigatoni is what type of foodstuff? Pasta
22 What is the name of the lion in the children’s television programme ‘The Herbs’? Parsley
23 Which planet lies between Saturn and Neptune? Uranus
24 What is the name of the private investigator, played by Humphrey Bogart, in the 1941 film ‘The Maltese Falcon’? Sam Spade
25 YWCA stand for which Worldwide organisation? Young Women’s Christian Association
26 Dunkery Beacon is the highest point in which English National Park? Exmoor
27 In the British military, what does SBS stand for? Special Boat Service
28 How many bones are in the neck of a giraffe? Seven
29 According to the Bible, which of Jacob’s sons was sold into slavery by his jealous brothers? Joseph
30 Roman numerals MCMLXVIII represent which year? 1968