1 What is the capital of Sicily? Palermo
2 Which Shakespearian character said ‘But soft, what light through yonder window breaks’? Romeo
3 The Stinking Rose is another name for which herb? Garlic
4 How many holes are on a classic cribbage board? 121
5 Peter Rasmussen, Ji Xinpeng and Lars Paaske are all associated with which sport? Badminton
6 Sago is extracted from which plant? Palm
7 What colour light indicates the starboard side of a ship? Green
8 What is the name of the galaxy that contains the Earth? Milky Way
9 The Boxer Rebellion took place during 1900 in which country? China
10 In the human body, the hormone cortisol (or hydrocortisone) is produced by which gland? Adrenal gland
11 Which English football team play their home games at Vicarage Road? Watford
12 What is the name of the theme tune to the Uk television series ‘Monty Python’? The Liberty Bell (March)
13 Prince Philip, the consort of Queen Elizabeth II, was born on which Mediterranean island? Corfu
14 In which English city is Preston Park railway station? Brighton
15 What does the letter L stand for in S.W.A.L.K when written on the back of an envelope? Loving
16 In Roman mythology, Aestas is the goddess of which season? Summer
17 Which US President is depicted on a $5 bill? Abraham Lincoln
18 Seal Point and Blue Point are types of which cat? Siamese
19 How many gills are in an Imperial pint? Four
20 The Estadio de Maracana football stadium is in which country? Brazil
21 Chinese Restaurant Syndrome, a collection of symptoms caused in some people after eating Chinese food, is said to be caused by which food additive? Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
22 ‘A Spaniard in the Works’ is a book written by which member of The Beatles? John Lennon
23 What is the national flower of Australia? Golden Wattle
24 How many balls are on a snooker table at the beginning of a game? 22
25 In car batteries, what does SLI stand for? Starting, Lighting, Ignition
26 What is the first name of comic-book hero Captain Marvel’s twin sister? Mary
27 Which actor replaced Charlie Sheen in the US television series ‘Two and a Half Men’? Ashton Kutcher
28 In boxing, what is thrown into the ring to stop a fight? Towel
29 In which building is London’s Whispering Gallery? St Paul’s Cathedral
30 In mathematics, what is 3.14159 better known as? Pi