1 A rinkhals is what type of creature? Snake
2 During which year was Washington DC declared the capital of the USA? 1790
3 Which British singer released a 2009 album entitled ‘Echo’? Leona Lewis
4 Cynomania is the intense enthusiasm or obsession for which type of animal? Dog
5 ‘Acer’ is the Latin name for which tree? Maple
6 Which English world championship darts player walks onto the stage to the tune of ‘Rock and Roll’ by Led Zeppelin? John Lowe
7 The planet Venus lies between which two planets in our solar system? Earth and Mercury
8 What was the first novel by Scottish author Irvin Welsh, published in 1993? Trainspotting
9 A savarin is what type of foodstuff? Cake
10 ‘A Study In Scarlet’ by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring Sherlock Holmes, was the first work of fiction to incorporate which item as an investigative tool? Magnifying glass
11 Mapo doufu, Goutie, Shahe fen and You tiao are dishes originating in which country? China
12 In which US state the the first Walmart store open, in July 1962? Arkansas
13 ‘Tages-Anzeiger’ is a daily newspaper published in which European country? Switzerland
14 The past-time ‘Omphalopsychism’ is better known by what name? Naval-gazing
15 In Greek mythology, who is the muse of history? Clio
16 In which Oscar-winning 1964 film did actress Julie Andrews make her feature film debut? Mary Poppins
17 In January 1994, which member of the British royal family was the first senior royal to publicly convert to Catholicism, the first for more than 300 years? Katharine, Duchess of Kent
18 In the nursery rhyme, who ‘called for his fiddlers three’? Old King Cole
19 Which British film, starring Ralph Fiennes, won nine Oscars in 1997? The English Patient
20 Which former actor was elected Governor of California in 1966? Ronald Reagan
21 What is the official language of Tunisia? Arabic
22 In which English city is Meadowhall Railway Station? Sheffield
23 How long is the football pitch at Wembley Stadium in yards? 115 yards
24 Which US author said ‘All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn……….’? Ernest Hemingway
25 Which team did Tottenham Hotspur beat to win the 1973 League Cup? Norwich City
26 How many US Presidents have been assassinated in office? Four
27 What was the name of the boutique opened by fashion designer Jeff banks in London in 1964? Clobber
28 Who played boxer Jim Braddock in the 2005 film ‘Cinderella man’? Russell Crowe
29 Which Prime Minister first introduced Income Tax in Britain? William Pitt the Younger
30 Used by Eskimos, what is a Komatik? Dog sled