1 An older woman who is attracted to, and often has sex with, much younger men is named after which member of the cat family? Cougar
2 Serendip was an old name for which modern Asian country? Sri Lanka
3 A spinone is what type of animal? Dog
4 In Ian Fleming’s novel ‘Moonraker’, Sir Hugo Drax is suspected of cheating at which game in the Mayfair club ‘Blades’? Bridge
5 David Vine, David Coleman and Sue Barker have all hosted which BBC television quiz show? A Question of Sport
6 Which 18th Century composer wrote ‘The Four Seasons’? Antonio Vivaldi
7 Which motorcycle stuntman set a world record in February 1971, by jumping 19 cars? Evel Knievel
8 The US citizenship of which American Civil War General was restored in 1975? General Robert E Lee
9 What is the title of the only ‘Dirty Harry’ film directed by Clint Eastwood? Sudden Impact
10 Which animal is the symbol of the US Republican Political Party? Elephant
11 How deep, in feet, is a fathom? Six feet
12 Who is the only person with five stars, one for each category, on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? Gene Autry
13 The drug MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamin) is more commonly known by what name? Ecstasy
14 How many Triple Letter squares are on a standard Scrabble board? 12
15 What colour ‘Cadillac’ did Bruce Springsteen sing about in 1984? Pink
16 The ‘Shuttlecock Club’ is an exclusive society for anyone who has crashed and survived on which racing track? The Cresta Run
17 Which city is known as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’? Dubrovnik
18 The LED (light-emitting diode) started life in 1962 as a single illumination in which colour? Red
19 American singer Katheryn Hudson is better known by what name? Katy Perry
20 Which lake has the largest surface area of any freshwater lake in the world? Lake Superior
21 How many rows of whiskers, on each side, does a cat usually have? Four
22 What was the name of the chain of women’s clothes shops which Australian singer/actress Olivia Newton-John co-founded in 1984? Koala Blue
23 Who wrote the 1866 novel ‘Crime and Punishment’? Fyodor Dostoyevsky
24 What was the name of the infamous English art forger, born in 1917, who claimed to have faked more than 2,000 paintings by over 100 artists? Tom Keating
25 Who played Bill Sykes in the 1968 film ‘Oliver’? Oliver Reed
26 What does the statue of Eros, in Piccadilly Circus in London, hold in his left hand? A bow
27 A souter is a maker of what? Shoes
28 The Thatcher Ferry Bridge spans which canal? Panama Canal
29 A throw of which number on each of a pair of dice is known as Snake Eyes? One
30 Myology is the scientific study of which part of the human body? Muscles