1 What does the Latin phrase ‘Inter alia’ translate to in English? Among other things
2 What is the the first name of the Hungarian inventor of the Rubik’s Cube? Erno
3 Usually affecting children, the medical condition pertussis is better known by what name? Whooping cough
4 What type of camel has two humps? Bactrian
5 Who wrote the 1958 novel ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’? Truman Capote
6 Babcock, Elberta and Rubidoux are all varieties of which fruit? Peach
7 Who won the Golden Shoe (Boot) Award for most goals scored in the 1966 FIFA World Cup? Eusebio
8 In Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’ who is the leader of the Company of Dwarves? Thorin Oakenshield
9 Fictional character Inspector Adam Dalgleish was created by which author? P D James
10 In America, a run-down part of a town, frequented by vagrants and alcoholics, is known informally as ‘Skid…what’? Row
11 What is the art of preparing, stuffing and mounting the skins of animals for display called? Taxidermy
12 The Sundance Film Festival takes place annually in which US state? Utah
13 On a London Underground train map which colour depicts the Circle Line? Yellow
14 Who wrote the ‘Discworld’ Series of books? Terry Pratchett
15 In the game of Bingo, which number is known as ‘Fat Lady With a Crutch’? 87
16 Persil is the French name for which herb? Parsley
17 Dancer and actress Virginia McMath was better known by what name? Ginger Rogers
18 Who was former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s chief press secretary while she was in office? Sir Bernard Ingham
19 Ommatophobia is the irrational fear of which part of the body? Eyes
20 Inspector Bucket is a character in which novel by Charles Dickens? Bleak House
21 The city of Buffalo lies on which North American Great Lake? Lake Erie
22 Which British celebrity had a pet called Fanny the Wonderdog? Julian Clary
23 Who played Mr Darcy in the 1995 television series ‘Pride and Prejudice’? Colin Firth
24 The Roman goddess Ceres is the protector of what? Crops
25 Which English author wrote The Kate Hannigan series, The Mallen novels and The Tilly Trotter trilogy? Catherine Cookson
26 Malmsey is a type of which alcoholic drink? Wine
27 Who played factory boss Danny Baldwin in the British television soap ‘Coronation Street’? Bradley Walsh
28 In which century was the Royal Greenwich Observatory opened in London? 17th Century
29 Which James Bond film was named after Ian Fleming’s home in Jamaica? Goldeneye
30 Who wrote the 1961 play ‘The Night of the Iguana’? Tennessee Williams