1 The word ‘mesmerise’ derives from the name of which German physician, born in 1734? Franz Mesmer
2 The Hawaiian word ‘Anela’ translates to what in English? Angel
3 Julian Casablancas is the lead singer in which US rock band? The Strokes
4 Actress Ellen Ternan had a relationship with which British author? Charles Dickens
5 Which British golf course is known as ‘The Home of Golf’? St Andrews
6 In music, what is the name of a whole note which has the time value of two minims or four crotchets? Semibreve
7 A Ryokan is a traditional inn in which country? Japan
8 What is the name of the character played by actor Nicholas Lyndhurst in the British television series ‘Goodnight Sweetheart’? Gary Sparrow
9 Gephyrophobia is the irrational fear of crossing what? Bridges
10 How many letters are in the Hebrew alphabet? 22
11 In humans, adductor tendonitis is the term for which complaint? Ahtlete’s groin
12 ‘What You See is What You Get’ is the autobiography of which British businessman? Alan Sugar
13 In medicine, Rhotacism is the difficulty in pronouncing which letter of the English alphabet? R
14 Which late British actor narrated the children’s television cartoon series ‘Mr Men’? Author Lowe
15 What is the capital of Indonesia? Jakarta
16 British athlete Dai Green competes in which track event? Hurdles
17 An eighth month ban on which Dire Straits song was lifted by Canadian radio in September 2011? Money For Nothing
18 Who became British Prime Minister in March 1974? Harold Wilson
19 Which Mediterranean island was once known as Alashiya? Cyprus
20 What colour badges are awarded for having been winners or runners-up of television’s Blue Peter competitions? Orange