1 Which US city was previously called New Amsterdam? New York
2 In 1972, who became the first American to win the World Chess Championship? Bobby Fischer
3 Who wrote the screenplay for the 1994 film ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’? Richard Curtis
4 In the US, where would a busboy work? Restaurant
5 Canada has how many territories? Three
6 Professional surfer Jordy Smith was born in which country? South Africa
7 Carnophobia is the irrational fear of which foodstuff? Meat
8 Which body of water is known in the Bible as The Great Sea? Mediterranean Sea
9 Who is the voice of the bride in Tim Burton’s 2005 film ‘Corpse bride’? Helena Bonham Carter
10 What type of plant is a nardoo? Fern
11 Which novel by Margaret Mitchell was first published in 1936? Gone With the Wind
12 Which actor made his screen debut as Boo Radley in the 1962 film ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’? Robert Duvall
13 Laguna de Bay is the largest lake in which Asian country? Philippines
14 Which French novelist’s first names were Sidonie Gabrielle? Colette
15 In which US state is Edwards Air Force Base? California
16 Which British snooker player was known by the nickname ‘Hurricane’? Alex Higgins
17 Where, in the human body, is the humerus bone? Upper arm
18 In the television series ‘Thunderbirds’, what is Lady Penelope’s surname? Creighton-Ward
19 Who wrote the novel ‘The Fourth Protocol’? Frederick Forsyth
20 What type of creature was a quagga? Zebra
21 In Greek mythology, what is the name of the mortal woman who challenged the goddess Athena to a weaving contest and was turned into a spider by Athena? Arachne
22 Aladar, Yar, Zini and Baylene are all characters in which 2000 Disney film? Dinosaur
23 Which English king died following complications after a fall from his horse named Sorrel? William III
24 The children’s toy Silly Putty was taken on board by the crew of which Apollo mission? Apollo 8
25 Fiji Day is celebrated in Fiji during which month of the year? October
26 Which British title did Frederick and William Temple hold on separate occasions? Archbishop of Canterbury
27 Who played Grandad in the UK television series ‘Only Fools and Horses’? Lennard Pearce
28 In 1784, who designed the first power loom? Edmund Cartwright
29 In the US ‘The Great Fire of ….’where’ occured 8th to 10th October 1871? Chicago
30 Felidae is the scientific name for which animals? Cats