1 The Mount in Shrewsbury, Shropshire was the birthplace of which 19th Century naturalist? Charles Darwin
2 What is the US state capital of Missouri? Jefferson City
3 ‘The Beehive’ is the common name of the Executive Wing of the parliamentary building in which country? New Zealand
4 Which modern-day country was known as the Khmer Republic between 1970 and 1975? Cambodia
5 The wine Retsina is native to which European country? Greece
6 Who became British Prime Minister in June 2007? Gordon Brown
7 The Naga Viper is what type of foodstuff? Chilli pepper
8 Who hosted the ‘$64,000 Question’ on British television? Bob Monkhouse
9 Eid al-Fitr is a Muslim holiday which marks the end of what? Ramadan
10 In the novel ‘The Lord of the Rings’, who is the King of Rohan? Theoden
11 Rodney Pattison won Olympic gold medals for Britain in 1968 and 1972 in which sport? Sailing
12 Which historic figure was reputed to have said ‘The die is cast’ as they stood at the edge of the Rubicon River? Julius Caeser
13 Uncas is a principle character in which 1826 novel by James Fenimore Cooper? The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757
14 Gephyrophobia is the abnormal fear of which type of structures? Bridges
15 A sheepshead is what type of creature? Fish
16 SD is the abbreviation for which US state? South Dakota
17 In Greek mythology, who was the King of Corinth, condemned to eternal punishment for deceitfulness to push a heavy rock up a steep hill which would always roll down again? Sisyphus
18 What is the capital of Belarus? Minsk
19 The tune to which pop song is used in the UK television advert ‘Confused.com’? YMCA
20 What does the Latin phrase ‘Ubi fumis ibi ignis’ translate to in English? Where there’s smoke, there’s fire