1 Bullfighting is central to which Ernest Hemingway non-fiction book? Death in the Afternoon
2 Pierogi, dumplings of unleavened bread, originated in which European country? Poland
3 The line ‘Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink’ comes from which poem? The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
4 The Peroni Brewery is based in which European country? Italy
5 Not including Sundays, how many days are there in Lent? 40
6 Bluewater Shopping Centre is located in which English county? Kent
7 Who became the mother-in-law of England rugby player Mike Tindall in 2011? Princess Anne (Princess Royal)
8 Which breed of dog is the cartoon dog Marmaduke? Great Dane
9 Which US President famously said ‘I’m not a crook’? Richard Nixon
10 Magere Brug, or Skinny Bridge is located in which European city? Amsterdam
11 The English Civil War took place in which century? 17th Century
12 In Douglas Adams ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’, what number is the answer to the ultimate question? 42
13 What is the full length of a tennis court in feet? 78 feet
14 Which musical instrument does fictional detective Sherlock Holmes play? Violin
15 When You’re Strange is a tribute band to which band? The Doors
16 Dorchester Heights is a historic district of which US city? Boston
17 ‘Das Auto’ is the slogan for which car manufacturer? Volkswagon
18 Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss founded which American record label in 1962? A & M Records
19 In a standard game of chess, how many rooks does each player start with? Two
20 Magnum Force, The Enforcer and The Dead Pool are all film featuring which fictional police inspector? Harry Callaghan (Dirty Harry)
21 What is the name of the presenter/food eater in the US television series ‘Man v. Food’? Adam Richman
22 Which French painter lived and worked in Tahiti? Paul Gauguin
23 What is the first name of James bond villain Dr No? Julius
24 In nature, Buttress, Tap and Strangler are all types of what? Root
25 Which English fruit merchant and amateur sailor returned to Portsmouth, England, on 4th July 1968, after sailing round the world in 354 days? Alec Rose
26 Singer Elly Jackson is one half of which pop duo? La Roux
27 What is the name of the spaceship in the 1979 film ‘Alien’? Nostromo
28 What is the art of hand-making cricket bats called? Podshaving
29 What is the name of the rich fruit cake, with a layer of marzipan on top, and sometimes inside, eaten at Easter? Simnel Cake
30 The phrase ‘Listen very carefully, I will say this only once’ comes from which UK television comedy series? ‘Allo ‘Allo