1 Who became leader of the British Conservative Party in July 1965? Edward heath
2 In 1692, on the orders of William III, nearly 80 members of which Scottish clan were massacred at Glen Coe? MacDonald
3 Apart from the pilot and the final show, which two words are at the beginning of the title of each episode of US television show ‘Friends’? The one….’
4 In medicine, a rhinologist is concerned with which part of the human body? Nose
5 In fashion, Chelsea, Desert, Rigger and Ugg are all types of what? Boot
6 In November 2011, a copy of the first issue of Action Comics, featuring the debut of which action hero, sold for 2.6 million dollars? Superman
7 Which famous statue was discovered by a peasant on the Greek island of Melos in 1820? The Venus de Milo (Aphrodite of Melos)
8 What was the name of Napoleon I’s second wife? Marie Louise
9 A cut of silverside beef is from which part of the animal? Hindquarters
10 A megapode is what type of creature? Bird
11 Who was the first British monarch to voluntarily abdicate? Edward VIII
12 Thoma, Shuttlecock, Bulpetts and Stream Corner are all part of which race track? The Cresta Run
13 Pozole is a soup or stew which originated in which country? Mexico
14 In January 1994, US President Bill Clinton and which Russian President signed a series of treaties known as the ‘Kremlin Accords’? Boris Yeltsin
15 If a cavity in the human body is ‘infundibulum’, what shape is it? Funnel-shaped
16 The 2003 documentary drama ‘Touching the Void’ recounts the story of two mountaineers on which mountain range? The Andes
17 What was the title of The Beatles first single for EMI, released in 1962? Love Me Do
18 In 1998, who did Australian Prime Minister describe as ‘The greatest living Australian’? Sir Donald Bradman
19 Brothers Henry and Helal Hassenfield founded which modern-day toy and boardgame company? Hasbro
20 In which country was the 2006 FIFA World Cup held? Germany
21 Aulophobia is the irrational fear of which musical instrument? Flute
22 What colour is Swiss cartoon character ‘Globi’? Blue
23 Who became British Foreign Secretary in May 2010? William Hague
24 In the US, which state lies to the west of New Hampshire? Vermont
25 Which US golfer’s first names are Eldrick Tont? Tiger Woods
26 How many triple-word squares are there on a standard Scrabble board? Eight
27 In which 1966 Alfred Hitchcock film did Julie Andrews star with Paul Newman? Torn Curtain
28 What does each angle of a regular octagon measure in degrees? 135
29 A ‘Sloppy Joe’ is an informal name for which item of clothing? Jumper/sweater
30 Which British Prime minister’s first name was Leonard? James Callaghan