1 The day after Shrove Tuesday is known as ‘What’….Wednesday’? Ash Wednesday
2 Major Metcalf, Detective-Sergeant Trotter and Mollie Ralston all feature in which play by Agatha Christie? The Mousetrap
3 How many chains are in a furlong? 10
4 What is the title of the fourth ‘Dirty Harry’ film starring Clint Eastwood? Sudden Impact
5 What was the name of the New York City club which launched ‘The Twist’ in the early 1960’s and and where Go-Go dancing originated? The Peppermint Lounge
6 What is the name of Captain Jack Aubrey’s ship in the 2003 film ‘Master and Commander: the Far Side of the World’? HMS Surprise
7 The Rapa Nui are the native Polynesian inhabitants of which island? Easter Island (Rapa Nui)
8 Who wrote the 1951 novel ‘From here to Eternity’? James Jones
9 Who was President at the start of the American Civil War? Abraham Lincoln
10 Which Olympic athlete is nicknamed ‘The Lightning Bolt’? Usain Bolt
11 Which two alcoholic drinks are in the ingredients of a ‘Sidecar’ cocktail? Brandy and Cointreau
12 The Cuatro Torres Business Area is in which European city? Madrid
13 What is the name of the main character featured in the books ‘Chances’, ‘Lady Boss’ and ‘Dangerous Kiss’ by Jackie Collins? Lucky Santangelo
14 In medicine, polydipsia is a non-medical symptom in which a patient displays an excessive what? Thirst
15 Who plays Judge Turpin in the 2007 film ‘Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street’? Alan Rickman
16 What number does the scrum half in a rugby union team wear on their shirt? 9
17 Who was elected President of The Philippines in 1965? Ferdinand Marcos
18 In Greek mythology, what is the region beneath the Underworld, where the wicked were sent as punishment for their sins? Tartarus
19 Sion Airport is in which European country? Switzerland
20 Which ancient city was conquered using a wooden horse? Troy
21 Which British fashion designer married Lars von Bennigsen in 2002? Alice Temperley
22 What was the name of the band, featuring members of Thin Lizzy and the Sex Pistols, which recorded a 1979 song called ‘A Merry Jingle’? The Greedies (originally The Greedy Bastards)
23 A scaup is what type of bird? Duck
24 What is the leader of a boy cub scout pack called? Akela
25 Which English racehorse and Irish Grand National Winner was known as ‘Dessie’? Desert Orchid
26 Which 1965 pop song by The Toys is based on ‘Minuet in G Major’ by J S Bach? A Lover’s Concerto
27 What is the nickname of the great bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London? Big Ben
28 During which year did BBC2 start broadcasting in the UK? 1964
29 On a mobile phone keypad, the letters ‘abc’ are on which number button? 2
30 What is the English title of the classical piece of music ‘An Der Schonen Blauen Donau’? The Blue Danube