1 Which motorcycle company introduced the Jet Ski in 1972? Kawasaki
2 How many feathers, traditionally, form the cone of a badminton shuttlecock? 16
3 In the British Army, what does NCO stand for? Non-Commissioned Officer
4 What are the two main political parties in the USA? Democrat and Republican
5 Which English composer conducted the London Symphony Orchestra at the 1931 opening of the Abbey Road Studios in London? Edward Elgar
6 Who became US President Barack Obama’s Vice President in 2008? Joe Biden
7 The song ‘Send in the Clowns’ is from which musical? A Little Night Music
8 If the temperature is 15 degrees in Centigrade, what is it in Farenheit? 59 degrees
9 Lake Havasu City is in which US state? Arizona
10 Which British television chef created snail porridge? Heston Blumenthal
11 What is the title of the work by artist Damien Hirst in which a sheep is suspended in a tank of formaldahyde? Away From the Flock
12 Who played Bodie and Doyle’s boss, George Cowley, in the UK television series ‘The Professionals’? Gordon Jackson
13 The Olmec and Mayan are two of the earliest recorded civilisations of which modern-day country? Mexico
14 Which tennis player, born in 1946, was nicknamed ‘Nasty’? Ilie Nastase
15 Who wrote the 1973 novel ‘The Dressmaker’? Beryl Bainbridge
16 Who plays Debbie Aldridge in the BBC 4 radio series ‘The Archers’? Tamsin Greig
17 Which chemical element has the symbol ‘As’? Arsenic
18 Which US television fashion programme is co-hosted by model Heidi Klum? Project Runway
19 What was US gangster Al Capone’s nickname? Scarface
20 In education/training what does NVQ stand for? National Vocational Qualification
21 What was the first name of English singer/musician Elton John’s ex-wife? Renate
22 The French resort of Biarritz lies on which body of water? Atlantic Ocean
23 Mid-off, Cover Point and Square Leg are all terms used in which sport? Cricket
24 Which horse won the 2001 English Grand National? Red Marauder
25 Who was the last Kaiser of Germany? Wilhelm II
26 What is a castrated male chicken called? Capon
27 Which US President was the first to occupy The White House? John Adams
28 Drax Power Station is in which English county? Yorkshire
29 In the game of chess, which term is used to describe the position where a King cannot escape from an attack? Checkmate
30 What is the name of the gallery from which members of the public can watch proceedings in the British House of Commons? Strangers Gallery