1 ‘The curfew tolls the knell of parting day’ is the first line of which poem? Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
2 Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was Member of Parliament for which London borough? Finchley
3 A seismograph is an instrument which measures and records details of what? Earthquakes
4 Who played Sir James bond in the 1967 comedy spy film ‘Casino Royale’? David Niven
5 What is Madame Bovary’s first name in the 1856 novel by Gustave Flaubert? Emma
6 On a QWERTY keyboard, which two letters have raised marks to assist with touch typing? F and J
7 The first cast iron bridge built in England crossed which river? River Severn
8 Who is the Roman goddess of the dawn? Aurora
9 What is the name of the first three Michelin Star restaurant in England? La Gavroche
10 A Silver Jubilee is the anniversary of how many years of a significant event? 25
11 What is the young of a giraffe called? Calf
12 The Blisworth Canal Tunnel is in which English county? Northamptonshire
13 What was the maiden name of Prince Charles’ second wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall? Shand
14 Atonement, Enduring Love and Solar are all novels by which Author? Ian McEwan
15 Which composer wrote the ‘Bridal Chorus’, popularly known as ‘Here Comes the Bride’? Richard Wagner
16 How many bottles of champagne in a Jeroboam? Four
17 Salix Babylonica is the Latin name for which tree? Weeping willow
18 In which country is Lake Onega? Russia
19 The mythical creature ‘Niseag’ is better known by what name? Loch Ness Monster (Nessie)
20 Which planet has 687 Earth days to one year? Mars