1 Larry Lurex was the original stage name of which late singer? Freddie Mercury
2 The, now extinct, dodo was native to which island in the Indian Ocean? Mauritius
3 How many gold rings, altogether, did ‘My True Love give to me’ over the Twelve Days of Christmas? 40
4 On which day of the week are General Elections traditionally held in Britain? Thursday
5 1960’s British singer Allan Smethurst was better known as ‘The Singing _ ‘what’? Postman
6 Sable is the heraldic term for which colour? Black
7 The Kodiak bear is native to which US state? Alaska
8 The theme song to children’s television series ‘Fireball XL5’ was sung on karaoke by which actor in the 2000 London gangster film ‘Love, Honour and Obey’? Sean Pertwee
9 Which sport in Britain is regulated by the GBGB? Greyhound racing
10 Who became the manager of (Glasgow) Rangers Football Club in May 2011? Ally McCoist
11 Which fictional villain has the real name Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot? The Penguin
12 How high, in inches, are the hurdles in a men’s 110 metre Olympic hurdle race? 42 inches
13 Formerly called ‘Scrabulous’, what is the name of the online word game based on Scrabble? Lexulous
14 Professor Caractacus Pott appears in which children’s novel by Ian Fleming? Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
15 In which year was the Bank of France (Banque de France) established? 1800
16 In computing, what does BASIC stand for? Beginners All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code
17 What is the title of the 2004 film which stars Imelda Staunton as a back-street abortionist? Vera Drake
18 Plutophobia is the irrational fear of what? Wealth
19 Who was said to have ridden naked through the streets of Coventry in the 11th Century? Lady Godiva
20 Which country’s football team won the 1986 FIFA World Cup? Argentina